2014-08-20 07:17:25 - The Black Hippy Members Will Take the Stage for an Unforgettable Night Showcasing the Music Industry’s Biggest Names
The world famous Conga Room, has teamed up with entertainment’s top radio host and entertainment impresario, Big Boy for the hottest party of the summer. Following the celebrated “Made in America” music festival in DTLA, the Conga Room and Big Boy will host music powerhouse, Top Dawg Entertainment’s star-studded after party. The night will feature appearances by Top Dawg Entertainment’s hottest artists including Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. This exclusive VIP event will take place on Saturday, August 30th at Conga Room at LA Live.
The iconic Conga Room is taking over the DTLA social scene, combing the club’s award winning architecture and hip club ambiance with Big Boy’s global superstar rolodex, to give LA the
nightlife it’s been craving. The Top Dawg party will be the first epic night of an ongoing, must-see, event series partnership with Big Boy and Conga Room. Produced by Conga Boy Productions, a partnership between the Conga Room and Big Boy, the entertainment duo plan to round out the year with a myriad of lifestyle nights, hosting Hollywood’s hottest celebrity guests, the world’s most sought after DJ’s and a few surprises for Los Angeles’ nightlife. Events will focus on spenders and ballers to include Laker and Clipper after parties, the ESPY’s, BET, and other signature opportunities in the Conga Room at LA Live.
ABOUT CONGA ROOM
With beginnings on Wilshire Blvd. in 1998, the Conga Room opened during a pivotal moment for the popularity of Latin music in the U.S. With legends such as Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Buena Vista Social Club gracing the stage, there was no place like it. Original founding partners include Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Smits, Sheila E., and comedian Paul Rodriguez. With the partnership of A-list celebrities such as Will.i.am, basketball players Barron Davis and Trevor Ariza, and rat packer Amaury Nolasco, the Conga Room relaunched at LA Live in 2008, and has since hosted thousands of events and concerts. The Conga Room has become a destination not only for the Latin community, but for general market nightlife and signature events. Artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Avici, Prince, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar and Stevie Wonder have graced the stage to name a few. In the Latin genre, the list represents the whose who including Ricardo Arjano, Alejandro Fernandez, Alejandra Guzman, Gypsy Kings, and of course a steady diet of Salsa superstars including Gran Combo, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Oscar de Leon. The Conga Room has hosted after parties for the Espys, AMA’s, People’s Choice, Emmys, VMA, and an annual GRAMMY Social Media Summit.
ABOUT BIG BOY
Big Boy started his career and still is the host of Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Power 106 FM Los Angeles. His talent and skill led him to dominate the ratings in all of the timeslots he’s occupied. His radio show has continued to grow and is now airing in nationwide syndication on the Big Boy Radio Network. Big Boy has been named Personality of the Year four times from the Radio Music Awards and the same honor eight times from Radio and Records magazine. The National Association of Broadcasters has also recognized Big Boy’s exceptional talent with the Marconi Award three times.
Big Boy’s movie accolades include Adam Sandler’s The Longest Yard, Charlie’s Angels 2, and Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo. In addition, Big Boy has been featured on many television shows – a recurring role on CBS’s The Talk, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kevin Hart’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, and HBO’s Entourage. Most recently, the radio personality debuted his own radio station in the wildly successful Grand Theft Auto 5 video game, as well as his YouTube channel, Big Boy TV. Big’s personal biography, “An XL Life: Staying Big at half the size” is available nationwide and speaks to the difficulties associated with his dramatic weight loss surgery.
ABOUT TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT
Top Dawg Entertainment is an American independent record label founded in 2004, by chief executive officer (CEO) Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. There are currently seven artists signed to the label, including the flagship artists, Black Hippy members Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. The label also houses a production division that includes Digi+Phonics, THC and King Blue.
Anthony Tiffith began Top Dawg Entertainment in a home studio in 1997, working with producers, including Demetirus Shipp, who had done some work with Death Row Records. The producers began attracting rappers and his business model came to fruition in 2005, when he signed a local rapper named Jay Rock and landed him a deal at Warner Bros. Records. Tiffith then found TDE’s second signee, a then-16 year old Kendrick Lamar, a Compton native, who at the time went by K-Dot and had just released his first mixtape, which gained recognition and earned the young rapper a buzz in his local area. Tiffith saw so much potential in Lamar, he signed him off the strength of his first mixtape.
In 2007, Carson-based rapper Ab-Soul, was added to the Top Dawg roster. In 2009, Los Angeles-based rapper Schoolboy Q signed with TDE after being affiliated with the label since 2006. In 2009, once they were all signed to the label, Schoolboy Q suggested that he, Lamar, Rock and Ab-Soul form a rap group, all four artists formed the hip hop group Black Hippy.
Most recently in 2013, Top Dawg rounded out their roster, signing the final two artists, with the first being Tennessee native, Isaiah Rashad and an up-and-coming female singer named SZA, to the label.
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