Higher Grounds Music Festival – Tickets – Pozo Saloon – Pozo, CA – April 22nd, 2017

Higher Grounds Music Festival

LBP & 805 Present:

Higher Grounds Music Festival

Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Berner, Warren G, King Lil G, Snow tha Product, Kottonmouth Kings, Azizi Gibson, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, New Kingston, Rogue Status, SLO, Kellz Rae

Sat, April 22, 2017

12:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

Pozo Saloon

Pozo, CA

Cancelled

This event is all ages

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne is a Grammy Award-winning rapper known for his hit albums, mixtapes and singles, including "A Milli" and "Lollipop."
Synopsis

Born on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lil Wayne worked with hip-hop group the Hot Boys before forging a solo career with albums Tha Carter and its hit follow ups II, III and IV. He won four Grammy Awards in 2009 for singles like "A Milli" and "Lollipop," and has worked with artists ranging from Robin Thicke to Nicki Minaj. He was jailed in 2010 for weapon's possession.

Early Life

Rapper Lil Wayne was born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lil Wayne has been creating music since he was a child, and is considered among today's most talented rappers. He grew up in Hollygrove, one of New Orleans' poorest neighborhoods.
Lil Wayne started rapping at the age of 8. He later met brothers Bryan and Slim Williams, the founders of Cash Money Records, who were impressed enough with his skills to give him one of their business cards. Ambitious, Wayne continued to call them until they took him under their wing and let him hang around the label's offices.

Lil Wayne's first recording for Cash Money Records was True Stories (1993), performing with another skilled rapper, B.G., under the name the BGs. Away from the studios, he was living dangerously. He sold crack for a time, and accidentally shot himself in the chest, according to an article in Rolling Stone. "It was my mom's gun," Wayne told the magazine in 2008. "It was like a chopper hit me. But the bullet went straight through, and I bounced back in two weeks."

As part of the Hot Boys, Lil Wayne got his first taste of success. The group was made up of several of Cash Money's rising stars—B.G., Juvenile, Turk and Wayne. Their debut album, Get It How U Live (1997), sold more than 400,000 copies. Their next effort, Guerilla Warfare (1999), did even better, eventually selling more than 1 million copies. At the age of 16, Lil Wayne was on his way to music stardom.

That same year, Lil Wayne launched his solo career with Tha Block Is Hot (1999). The title track was a big hit, and the album reached the top of the hip-hop charts. Featuring appearances by members of the Hot Boys as well as the Big Tymers (Brian Williams and Mannie Fresh), the recording went double platinum. Fresh also served as Wayne's producer on the recording.

The rapper's next two albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), sold modestly compared to his debut. Then, in a career-changing move, Lil Wayne took a break from creating a traditional style album and released his first collection from his underground mixtapes: Da Drought (2003). His mixtape tracks usually feature beats borrowed from other artists with new lyrics that he creates.
2 Chainz
2 Chainz
After supporting Drake's "Club Paradise" tour and Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" tour this summer, 2 Chainz will be embarking on his first headline national tour this fall entitled "Based on a T.R.U. Story Tour." This tour will follow the highly anticipated solo debut album "Based on T.R.U. Story" is set to release on August 14th on Island Def Jam Records. The tour will kick off August 30th in Norfolk, Virginia with stops including Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, and many more cities to be announced.
The road to more riches has only begun for 2 Chainz. After the release of the critically acclaimed mixtape, T.R.U. REALigion, which dropped in November 2011, 2 Chainz's star began to rise at an astronomical rate.
With the release of: "Spend It" and "Riot", 2 Chainz immediately became the name and sound on everyone's mixtape and radio station. With numerous features since 2011, it was then clear that he was going to be a force to be reckoned with. With the top charting single "No Lie" feat. Drake and recently released single "Birthday Song" feat. Kanye West this show will be sure to electrify.
Warren G
Warren G
G-Funk. Long Beach, CA
King Lil G
On the surface, King Lil G is a rebel. He's been involved in gangs, he's been arrested and served time, he fathered a child before adulthood, he dropped out of school and, to match his record, his body is covered in tattoos. But beyond his troubled past and rough exterior, G is a true artist with a message of HOPE.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California by his single Mexican mother, King Lil G turned to the streets shortly after his parents divorced when he was 12. Soon enough, gang activity would catch up with him, landing him in Juvenile Hall and then house arrest. But G didn't let the imprisonment discourage him, instead, he used the time to reflect, finding solace in writing rhymes.

Inspired by his own struggles, trials and tribulations that had shaped him, G looked no further than his own life for material. With no formal training or music background, he began to self-teach and, as a result, master the art of storytelling in its most raw, honest and simplest form of wordsmithing. Additionally, he was influenced by the G-funk flavor of 90s West Coast rap about women, weed and palm trees, especially that of California hip-hop staples Snoop Dogg, Too $hort and Dr. Dre, among others, as well as Mexican folk ballads called corridos music and the passion and emotion of one of his all-time favorites, Tupac.

"I wanted to rap about the struggle - real street stuff that I was going through," says King Lil G of his gangster hip-hop sound. "I also started reading, including a book called Quotationary (Leonard Roy Frank)… [which] inspired me to write a lot of the songs I write now. It taught me a lot about friends, women and family."
And, in the bigger scheme of things, G hoped to inspire others to stray away from committing some of the same mistakes he made and instead strive to achieve their goals and dreams, just as he was attempting to do then. His mentality was, and continues to be, if he can make it so can anyone. Furthermore, if he can use his platform, however small or big it may be, to help others, then that's exactly what he plans to do.

"There are so many things I want to do, but to begin with I want to do a lot of things for kids… not just the kids that aren't healthy, but how about kids that have no hope?" G explains. "The ones that can get help but don't have money and parents don't know a way to help them out. I want to be that person."

With this goal in mind, Lil G compiled a slew of his best music and released it via the mixtape Blue Devil 2 in 2011CK, followed by his second release, King Enemy, in 2012CK, and before he knew it, he had gained a sizable viral buzz and hardcore, loyal fan base (currently he has over 22k followers on Twitter, over 161k likes on Facebook, 72k subscribers to his YouTube channel and 80k followers on Instagram).

He began performing locally while quietly building an army of fans across the country. Today, he's selling out performances around the country. His fans came in a myriad of colors and shapes, from Mexicans to Whites to Blacks and others, and his word began to make its round and stick with even the unlikeliest of listener. He made the hopeless feel hopeful and the grittiest of gang banger feel like today was a better day, maybe even good enough to put the gun down and seek a different path, a more positive one, much like G did.

It was this very appeal that made Lil G a hot commodity to labels and, as a result, in 2012 he was scouted by and signed a joint venture deal with MIH Entertainment, LLC. With a bigger machine to help him spread his message of optimism and promise, and motivated by his vastly growing popularity, King Lil G created the Sucio (Spanish for "dirty") Movement, which, in his own words, is "a positive movement that has to do with freedom and not being afraid to accomplish and do things… it's empowerment for those that don't think they can make it and come from nothing."

Similarly, his latest project, AK47Boyz, hopes to motivate and inspire. Unlike what might initially come to mind when reading the title, the reference to an AK 47 riffle represents "power and knowledge," says G. "It means do whatever you want. When you figure out that person out there is not smarter than you yet that person is doing great things, you will see that you can, too. This is what I want to open people's eyes to."

Released last March, AK47Boyz is his most well-received album to date; it's been downloaded over 50,000 times on Datpiff.com, with 140k views to date. Songs like Hopeless Boy, a true-to-life depiction of his bout with drug dealing and going through financial hardships, finds King Lil G rapping, "Motherfucker, I had guns in my mother's closet, the day she caught me, tear drops started falling / then she slapped me in the face, looking broken-hearted, how the fuck do I explain that my hood is stronger?" over a looping snare and static drums by NutKase. An accompanying video was shot and will be released soon.

El Alpachino, with a church-like chorus topped by double-speed drums helmed by Five Oh Trez, compares G's own life to that of the character of Al Pacino from the movie Scarface. "He came from nothing and made his story happen by linking with people," explains G. "Like when he was working at the sandwich shop and then built his way up – that's my life and a lot of people can relate to that."

Meanwhile, there's Love Kills, a sexy number about unfaithfulness and relationship woes, atop a galactic production by AAP Jermz Jedi Keyz and featuring Krypto, and Joey and Jasmine, "a song that teaches the difference between a hoe and a good woman," says G bluntly. Other producers include Drummer Boy and Lewis Parker and guest appearances from David Ortiz and LA Gun Smoke, among others.

"I want to make music with a purpose," closes King Lil G. "I want to inspire others. It'd be beautiful. How much of a difference would it make if a hardcore gang member would be like, 'let's not kill today, let's change our lives'? As my career goes on, I want to keep pushing this positive vibe… and if I start helping others, that will make me successful."

Music saved King Lil G. Now, the reality rapper is ready to pay it forward.
Snow tha Product
Snow tha Product
Snow Tha Product, is a lyricist and emcee with hip-pop and R&B sensibilities. She was born in the Bay area to former undocumented Mexican immigrants and remains outspoken in the battle for political reform around the topic. Snow started performing at a young age before putting out multiple mixtapes and dropping songs on Youtube which gained the attention of fans and respected emcees alike. 
Today, Snow Tha Product currently has 32 million views on Youtube, 1.2 million fans on Facebook and a legion of fans awaiting her new releases. Snow claims her musical influences stem from Mexican legend Alejandra Guzman to international rap star, Drake. She has been recognized and respected through out the hip hop industry by personalities including: Sway Calloway, The Breakfast Club's Charlemagne the God and indie legend, Tech N9ne. Her reputation as a spit fire performer finds her memorable shows selling out from the West coast to the Midwest.
Her first of two EP's, ''Halfway There…Pt.1'' is released on June 17th under the label Atlantic Records to which she signed in 2013.Snow will be on tour from June 8th to June 25th throughout the US.
Kottonmouth Kings
Kottonmouth Kings
After 18 years the Kings are finally Legal!! The Kottonmouth Kings have become a underground institution and Phenomenom. The Kings have sold over 4 million records and created a subculture and lifestyle around the groups music and Fashion.

Not one to sit on the sidelines,The kings got back in the Studio and are creating the Musical Landscape for the Future with The Full Length "Krown Power". The Kings plan on a late summer 2014 release. 4/20/14 marked the Dawning of a New Era when the Kings hosted The Buddah Fest and released a free 5 song EP "The Buddha Shack". The reaction has been so powerful,The fan base crashed the Kings Servers hundreds of times with over 70,000+ downloads.

Known Power will set the stage for the Kings new Label founded by Xavier,The United Family Music group. The Label Has a incredibly expansive and eclectic group of Artists That Have a entire years worth of releases Ready to go..It's truly a musical revolution based on progressive technology that provides real time analytics and total transparency for the Artists and Label.

The kings have a busy 2014 &15 launching the new label, music, wrapping up season one of the Kings stoney cartoon "Stonetown" and filming their first full length feature stoner comedy movie.

The Kings crossed the 1M+ on Facebook and have an rapidly expanding network with over 29,000 newsletter subscribers. We have a seasonal merchandise line with new styles and accessories rolling out constantly. It has been empowering taking back one by one all of our income streams that were kept away from us..We have been through hell but the Kings are back to tell the world about their incredible Journey,That will be released on the Free the Kings documentary With Krown Power.

The Kings have so much great music and content to release to the World. D-loc has a solo full length "Bong Tokes & Love Notes", Videos; "Chirp Chirp" and "Represent Peace".

Dirtball Has a Red hot full length "Fire Strike" dropping with special guests Dizzie Wright, Snow Tha Product, Blaze Ya Dead Homey and others! The Dirtball has very intense indie film "Broken Eye" that accompanies "Fire Strike". "Fire Strike" is The Dirtball's 5th solo effort and cements him as one of the most potent lyricist in The Game!
Azizi Gibson
Azizi Gibson, Young Crazy, Reckless, Hazel eyes. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Raised in Bangkok Thailand.
Mixing styles and genres together to form something that hasn't been seen in hip hop..
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Hermosa Beach, California is where Tomorrows Bad Seeds found fertile ground in which to grow. Originally planted in 2004 where the beach meets the streets, Tomorrows Bad Seeds is a fundamental development in the reproduction of conscious music worldwide! Meet the Seeds: Moises Juarez (lead vocals), Sean Chapman (vocals/guitar), Mathew McEwan (vocals/guitar), Pat Salmon (drums), and Andre Davis (bass) make up the multi-cultural musical phenomenon that is Tomorrows Bad Seeds.

Blazing through the states germinating the masses, Tomorrows Bad Seeds is spreading like wildfire across the nation and quickly establishing themselves as one of Southern California's most viable and relative bands of today. Tomorrows Bad Seeds' live show provides a high- energy mix of rock, soul, pop, punk, reggae and hip hop guaranteed to rock, move and inspire your soul.

Since the band's inception, they have shared the stage with the likes of UB40, Slightly Stoopid, Pennywise, Pepper, The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Half Pint, The Expendables, Hed(pe), Eek-A- Mouse, Pato Banton, John Brown's Body, The Aggrolites and Fishbone, just to name a few. Tomorrows Bad Seeds continue to tour extensively, amassing a large and loyal grassroots following, which is rapidly gaining momentum.

In this increasingly uncertain economical and political world we live in, Tomorrows Bad Seeds prove not to just be extremely talented musicians, vocalists and entertainers as a whole, but entrepreneurs as well. Creating UrbanTone Records as a vehicle to spread their seed, the band released their debut album Early Prayers in June 2007, featuring the singles Rhyme & Reason, Vices, Warrior Poet and Love Street. With nothing more than some blogs, newsletters, bulletin posts and the wind, Tomorrows Bad Seeds have managed to sell more than 50,000 downloads and this number continues to grow!

Following an UNPLUGGED tour in the first quarter of 2010, Tomorrows Bad Seeds will release their much anticipated sophomore album entitled Sacred For Sale this Spring.

CONSCIOUS MUSIC FOR YOUR MIND

SPREAD THE SEED!
New Kingston
New Kingston
NEW KINGSTON formed in 2006 in the basement of their Brooklyn home, when brothers Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums) & Stephen (guitar) began covering music by the likes of Bob Marley, Earth Wind & Fire, Dennis Brown, Michael Jackson, The Whispers and many more. The three brothers, under the watchful eye of their father (and bassist) Courtney Panton Sr., called themselves New Kingston to appropriately reflect a combination of their Jamaican heritage and their present lives in progressive New York City. The musical styles of both places informed their sound and songwriting.

"We used to come home from school and we'd be marched right down to the music room by our dad," said Stephen.

They began performing in other basements and small backyard parties around town, all the while developing their skills and beginning to write their own original music. Talent rises to the top, and soon enough New Kingston started a heavy touring cycle supporting reggae stars such as Rebelution, The Green, SOJA, Matisyahu, Beres Hammond and Collie Buddz, while also securing spots on notable festivals such as the California Roots Festival, Reggae On The River, Summer Jam (Germany), and Uppsala Reggae Festival (Sweden), to name a few. For a while, they joined Collie Buddz to tour as his backing band, which exposed them to international audiences, while continuing their education on what it takes to make a great live show. It also helped them realize they had tons of their own original material and they quickly moved from that role to being a headliner on their own.

The band's background and upbringing are reflected in their approach to the industry, as well: they are truly a U.S. reggae band, part of the movement that has revitalized and evolved the genre domestically, with a focus on digital marketing, heavy national touring, and never sticking to a stale formula for what reggae should sound like. As second generation Jamaican-Americans, they are able to just as easily hold their own with the traditional reggae scene.

New Kingston self-released two full-length albums: In The Streets (2010) and Kingston University (2013). The band recently announced the signing to New York-based reggae label Easy Star Records and will release their third studio album Kingston City on January 27, 2015. The record features collaborations with Tribal Seeds, Kimie Miner, France's Dub Inc., Sister Carol, The Wailing Souls, and the late, great father of dancehall, Sugar Minott. If that guest list doesn't give you a snapshot of the combination of the old world and new horizons that New Kingston is all about, nothing will.
Venue Information:
Pozo Saloon
90 W. Pozo Rd.
Pozo, CA
http://www.pozosaloon.com/