Juicy J

CTTouring & AAB Present

Juicy J

Belly, Project Pat

Sun, January 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Revolution Concert House and Event Center

Garden City, ID

$25.00 - $115.00

This event is all ages

Juicy J
Juicy J
The year 2006 was owned by Three 6 Mafia, when the Memphis, TN group reinvented the rap wheel by winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song ("Hard Out Here For a Pimp" from Hustle & Flow). The trio already had a healthy collection of hits under their belts, as tracks like "Sippin On Some Syrup," "Stay Fly," "Poppin' My Collar," and "Slob On My Nob" were carefully crafted proverbial club bangers. 2000's When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 and 2005's Most Known Unknown were Certified Platinum, adding yet another notch in Three 6 Mafia's successful belt. But what happens after that? Sure, the mainstream radar is piqued, but how do you keep the world's attention? For front man producer/rapper Juicy J, it was taking things back to square one. J spent the years that followed creating a street team, shooting videos, and releasing mixtapes (along with the album Last 2 Walk) all in the name of the collective Three 6 buzz. What he found though was a burgeoning solo career that transformed him from one part of a colossal whole to a standalone superstar. As Juicy J readies his second solo album [Stay Trippy], he takes his knowledge of the game and of music to next level trippiness.

"I'm a producer, I never considered myself a rapper," admits Juicy J née Jordan Lonski Houston. "So I always kept my ear to the street and always tried to find out what was the next big thing, what was hot." When the North Memphis native released his debut solo project, 2009's Chronicles Of the Juice Man, he kept the talent localized, with features including former Three 6 Mafia member Crunchy Black and J's older brother Project Pat. The album was Certified Gold, but that wasn't enough for the Juice Man. He continued to release mixtapes year after year, dropping a whopping three mixtapes in 2011 (including the critically acclaimed Blue Dream & Lean). Consistently checking for new talent, J would meet newer Rap acts on Twitter and forge relationships. It was there that Juicy J met Wiz Khalifa and the result of that friendship was a coveted spot in Wiz's Taylor Gang. While Wiz built a solid foundation out of his Taylor Gang army, Juicy J is building one of his own. Welcome to the "Trippy Movement."

The Trippy Movement originated out of Juicy J's decision to keep his music real to himself. "Everything changed once we got the Academy Award. A lot of money kicked in," J recalls. "[Three 6 Mafia] went through a transition where the label was trying to tell us how to make the music, and they wanted the music to go in this kind of a way, in a Pop way and all this extra stuff. You go through those transitions when you've been in the game a long time. You just grow." For Juicy J, though, the choice was to swim the mainstream to the tune of the music he wanted to make. As for the origin of the word trippy? "A lot of people connect the Trippy Movement with drugs, but it can be however you feel," he says. "I mean, I always say being trippy, you do what you want when you want. So it's whatever you feel, what makes you happy. Kind of like being rebellious. It's being like, 'Fuck everything else, I'm going to just do me!'" His self-funded movement proved to be fruitful in more ways than one. From selling "We Trippy Mane" t-shirts on his website (thejuicyj.com) to cups and other merchandise, Juicy J found an extra entrepreneurial income he never planned on making.

As he maintains that Stay Trippy mantra, Juicy J embarks on his next solo project. The album will arrive in 2013 via Dr. Luke's Kemosabe Records in conjunction with Sony/Columbia. "It's going to be pretty much like my last mixtape, Blue Dream & Lean. Me being ratchet," he promises. The project is more focused, as Juicy J is in total control, and being given what he likes to consider the freedom to do whatever he wants creatively. His forward thinking production-cap remains on as J crafts a project that still appeals to Three 6 Mafia members, but speaks to Hip-Hop's next generation as well.

Collaborations include The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Yelawolf, Bei Maejor, Trey Songz, along with Taylor Gang affiliates Lola Monroe, Chevy Woods, and of course Wiz Khalifa. The flagship single "Bandz A Maker Her Dance" has already made its rounds, originating on Juicy J's Twitter page. "I put 'Bandz A Make Her Dance' out myself on Twitter and it popped on the Billboard charts and it was climbing the radio charts," he explains. "I'm doing everything that I want to do. This is me. This is Juicy J individually as a person. This is me, all me. So that's what I'm giving. I'm giving the fans me, this is me personally." The next step is the 2050 Tour with Wiz Khalifa, tackling 50 cities in North America. "I mean if I got something on the charts, I need to be out here shaking hands and kissing babies," Juicy J jokes. After that it's back on track to complete his album.

Juicy J's two-decade run in Hip-Hop has brought him to this very moment. While bridging the gap between old and new fans under one trippy umbrella, Juicy J has cracked a code most veteran rappers struggle to decipher. Making uncompromised music that anyone can relate to is this producer/rapper/businessman's forte. It might be hard out here for a pimp, but Juicy J makes it look easy. Running Sony Music is part of his five-year plan. With ambition like his, it's bound to happen. "Why not stack millions on top of millions?" Juicy J says of his foolproof formula. "That's when you get the billions."
After three successful mixtapes, a number one gold selling album in Canada and countless top ten singles, Juno award-winning artist Belly, is back and diligently preparing his highly anticipated sophomore album "Champagne Dreams Marijuana Thought"

Working for almost a decade as a hip-hop producer and songwriter, Belly's first album "THE REVOLUTION" premiered at #1 on Soundscan Canada (Rap and R&B charts) in June of 2007. Earlier that year, Belly was announced as the opening act for Snoop Dogg's 16 date Blue Carpet Treatment Tour. The tour also featured legendary icons Ice Cube, as well as the DoggPound (Kurupt, and Daz Dillinger). This helped Belly gain recognition from coast to coast, and sparked a fire that continues to burn strong today. He went on to receive 4 nominations at the MuchMusic Video awards (MMVA, equivalent to VMA) and took home Best Rap Video for his first single "Pressure" featuring platinum selling recording artist Ginuwine. He also performed alongside Ginuwine in what the Toronto Sun quoted as "the standout live performance of the night."

In October 2007, Belly became the first independent Canadian hip-hop artist to go Gold this decade. His debut album "THE REVOLUTION" was critically acclaimed and equally controversial. The album earned Belly a cult following and made him a household name in Canada.

In April of 2008 his third video "Ridin" featuring Mario Winans got nominated for 4 MuchMusic video awards and his video "I'm the Man" ft. Kurupt got nominated for 1 making him the only artist that year to get nominated in 5 categories. He won Best Rap Video for the second year in a row. In 2008 Belly not only took home Best Rap Video of the Year but also a Juno Award (equivalent to a Grammy in Canada) for Best Hip-Hop Album of the Year. It was a feat that few expected, but many respected. Belly became a Canadian superstar headlining his own sold out tours across Canada.

On October 27th, Belly released his fourth mixtape to date "Back For the First time" partnering up with DJ Smallz [Southern Smoke] and his Fear Factor brand. The mixtape was featured on major online media outlets such as Thisis50.com [2 day takeover], Allhiphop.com, HipHopCanada.com, WorldstarHipHop, 2DopeBoys,Smokingsection and more. The tape presents collaborations with an array of different artists including Snoop Dogg, Drake, Kurupt, the late Stack Bundles, Bynoe, P-Reign, and Belly's younger brother Truth.

The first single "Hot Girl" ft. Snoop Dogg was released to an online audience in July 2009 "It's been a long time coming," Belly explains. "This is a dream come true for the average person, but it's defying the odds coming where I'm from. The first rap album I ever owned was Doggystyle, so this is a defining moment in my life." The video for "Hot Girl" was directed by award-winning RT! and was added on MuchMusic's "BIG ONE" and is currently on rotation.

Belly is also working on his album with notable producers from the South including the Grammy award winning Jim Jonsin (Lollipop-Lil Wayne, Whatever You Like – T.I., Kiss Me Thru The Phone – Soulja Boy), Hugo Diaz (Diaz Brothers), Blackout Movement(This is Why I'm Hot – Mims), Infamous (Mr. Carter – Lil Wayne, Prom Queen – Lil Wayne), Da Heala, Whosane?? and various other reputable producers who have shown excitement towards his project.

"I'm taking my time, and doing things right this time. With everything I accomplished, its sad to say I feel like I've accomplished nothing… I'll let you know how I feel after I win a couple Grammy's," he says with a smile.


· Belly's first album "THE REVOLUTION" featured Fabolous, the legendary Scarface, Kurupt, Nina Sky, Ginuwine, Mario Winans and Massari.

· Two videos from Belly's debut album reached #1; "Pressure" ft. Ginuwine and "Ridin" feat. Mario Winans. Both videos were directed by RT!

· Belly's video "History of Violence" was banned by the AVN. Although graphic, it was not only a cry for peace, but also Belly's take on the turmoil taking place in the Middle East. The video was both praised and criticized by international media for its graphic images and anti-war messages. The controversy landed Belly interviews with CNN International, the Associated Press, Reuters TV, and even made Belly the first Canadian rapper to be interviewed by Geraldo at Large for Fox News.

· In 2007 Belly was invited to go on tour with Russell Simmons and his "Hip-Hop Summit" across the USA in 7 cities alongside entertainers such as Letoya Luckett, Ne-Yo, Mike Jones, Ciara, Gabrielle Union, Young Joc, Jim Jones, Free from 106 & Park and many others as well as Russell Simmons himself. The tour was highly successful and introduced Belly to a new wave of fans in cities like Miami, Houston, Atlanta, LA, Detroit, and more. While on the tour he was interviewed by USA Today and embraced well by media all over the U.S.A.

· During NHL Playoff season 2007, Belly teamed up with Ottawa Senators goalie and friend Ray Emery and set the city ablaze when he released the Senators anthem "Go Sens Go"during Sens Fever which he performed in front of 15 000 people including the mayor of Ottawa. Profits from the songs downloads were donated to the "Sens Foundation for Kids."

· Belly co-founded CP Records with his mentor Tony Sal. He is now the co-owner, Vice President, and Head of A&R.

· He wrote and co-produced for Canadian Pop/R'n'B international superstars Massari and Danny Fernandes on their debut albums. Massari's 2005 self-titled release reached gold in 6 months with 4 top 10 singles on TV and Radio and Danny Fernandes' debut album "INTRO" was released in October of 2008 with 2 Top 10 singles to date ("Private Dancer" and "Fantasy") both of which reached gold on iTunes sales. This achievement has solidified Belly as a bonified 'Hit Maker' and he has since moved on to produce & write tracks with some of Canada's best artists.

For more on Belly visit his official online channels

Web – http://www.bellyisdead.com

Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/rebellyus

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/rebellyus
Project Pat
Patrick Houston, better known as Project Pat is an American rapper originating from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the older brother of Juicy J, the co-founder & former leader of the Three 6 Mafia.
Venue Information:
Revolution Concert House and Event Center
4983 Glenwood St. Unit 4
Garden City, ID, 83714