93.7 the Beat Presents H-Town Beatdown Featuring Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole,…

93.7 the Beat Presents H-Town Beatdown Featuring Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Trey Songz, Future, & special guests at BBVA Compass Stadium

Apr 11, 2014

93.7 The BEAT - H-Town’s REAL Hip-Hop and R&B station presents H-Town BEAT Down featuring Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Trey Songz and Future in the inaugural concert event at BBVA Compass Stadium, an AEG Facility,  on Friday, June 20th.  Tickets start at $38 and are available beginning Friday, April 18th at 10 a.m.  

Listeners of  93.7 The BEAT will have their first opportunity to win tickets immediately following the announcement on Friday, April 11th shortly after 5 p.m. with afternoon host Rudy Rush.

“We promised our listeners, advertisers and the community, that The BEAT would be a world class hip-hop and R&B station, showcasing high profile on-air personalities and providing listeners access to big name artists experiences with events like The H-Town BEAT Down,” said Eddie Martiny, President and Market Manager for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment.   “We’re excited to partner with BBVA Compass Stadium and AEG for their inaugural concert and feel certain that this will be the first of many.”

“We are thrilled to partner with 93.7 The BEAT to bring the inaugural concert event to BBVA Compass Stadium,” said general manager Doug Hall.  “Concerts and live entertainment events are key to the long-term success of our facility.  We look forward to working with ambitious partners like Clear Channel to create great live music programming and offering our sports and entertainment fans the opportunity to experience these kinds of events in our unique, downtown setting.” 

The Line Up

Kendrick Lamar is a rising star in the hip-hop universe.  Raised on the streets of Compton, he brought his version of West Coast hip-hop to the mainstream gaining national attention in 2010 with the release of Overly Dedicated, which received critical acclaim across the industry, and landed Lamar at the helm of an online revolution with attention from Dr. Dre, Talib Kewli, Busta Rhymes, Warren G and Lil Wayne.  His major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, shot to widespread acclaim and went platinum with Top 40 singles “Swimming Pools (Drank),” and “Poetic Justice.”  Lamar went on to earn seven Grammy nominations and had one of the most talked about live sets of the show featuring alt-rockers Imagine Dragons. 

J. Cole’s sideline days are over.  Jermaine Cole got his start rapping and producing as a teen in North Carolina. In 2009 he signed with JAY Z’s Roc Nation and dropped 2009’s The Warm Up and 2010’s Friday Night Lights mixtapes, which paved the way for his major label debut. He now stands as one of music’s most respected and sought after rap lyricists. With his first album Cole World: The Sideline Story, Cole solidified his position as a rap star touring the world with hit records and earning a Grammy nomination. Not only has Cole crafted underground favorites with Wale, Reflection Eternal and French Montana, he has been called on by music’s biggest stars including JAY Z, Beyoncé and Kanye West.  With his sophomore LP, Born Sinner, scheduled for release this June, the once humble kid stands tall as a confident man on a musical mission.

Trey Songz debut on to the hip-hop scene in 2005 with his first album I Gotta Make It and while it didn’t take off immediately, it did lay the foundation to work with influential members of the hip-hop/urban world.  He continued to write and record gaining a following releasing mixtapes and paying his dues on the club scene.  In 2009, Songz teamed up with Drank for the song “Successful,” which led to on-going collaborations between the MCs.  Songz earned an opening slot on JAY-Z’s tour, Grammy nominations and his own episode of MTV’s Unplugged.  He continues to make a name for himself working with artists like Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, 50 cent and Mariah Carey.

Future is ready to dominate the charts. The 25 year-old Atlanta native’s classic mixtapes have put the streets and clubs in his clutches with his first single “Tony Montana.”  Future’s career started to take shape when he connected with his cousin, Rico Wade, the trailblazing producer and founder of the pioneering collective of hip-hop legends, The Dungeon Family. Wade produced seminal acts including OutKast, TLC and Goodie Mob. Wade cultivated Future’s skills and within a year’s time had a recording contract. In April 2012, he released Pluto to positive reviews and five hit singles.  The highly-anticipated sophomore album, Pluto3D, will be released on April 22, 2014.

Tickets for 93.7 The BEAT’s H-Town BEAT Down start at $38 and will be available starting Friday, April 18th  at 10 a.m. online at www.bbvacompassstadium.com, www.axs.com or by calling 888-929-7849.  Tickets will also be available at the Ticket Office, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston

Clear Channel Houston owns and operates KBME-AM, KQBT-FM, KODA-FM, KPRC-AM, KTBZ-FM, KTRH-AM and is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.  With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems.  iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.  More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.

About BBVA Compass Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium, managed by AEG Facilities and part of its global network of the most elite venues worldwide, is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district.  With its downtown location, the new stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.

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