Nicki Minaj joins the lineup for Last Damn Show 12 at the St. Pete Times Forum August 28
Also Announced - Artists Mystikal, J. Cole, and Miguel
TAMPA, FL - Last Damn Show 12, presented by Wild 94.1, will return to the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. Joining the headliner Gucci Mane will be Nicki Minaj, Mystikal, J. Cole, and Miguel. Last Damn Show features a collection of today's hottest hip-hop and R&B artists, more of whom will be announced at a later date.
Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad and moved to Queens, New York at the age of five. She lived a difficult childhood where music was her outlet. She was discovered on MySpace by Dirty Money CEO Fendi, who signed her to the label in 2004. After appearing on “The Carter Edition” of Young Money’s The Come Up DVD series, Minaj was contacted by Lil Wayne, which led to her being dropped by Dirty Money. The two collaborated on a number of mixtape tracks and in August 2009, Minaj signed to Young Money Entertainment with distribution from Universal Motown. Her debut album is currently due to be released on November 23, 2010. Hits like “Your Love” and features on “My Chick Bad – Ludacris,” “Lil Freak – Usher,” “Bedrock – Young Money” and “Roger That – Young Money,” give her the credibility she deserves. With her cartoonish voice and lyrical skills, Ms. Minaj, is like no other of this time.
New Orleans native Mystikal signed to Jive Records and released Mind of Mystikal in 1995. He signed to Master P's No Limit Records for Unpredictable in 1997, which also sold well and garnered Mystikal critical praise. In 1998, Mystikal made his first major guest appearance on Busta Rhymes' Extinction Level Event on the track “Iz They Wildin Wit Us & Gettin' Rowdy Wit Us?” His real breakthrough was in 1998 with the album Ghetto Fabulous. Hit Records include Shake Ya A**, Danger and I Smell Smoke.
J. Cole is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay Z's label Roc Nation. Cole released his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in late 2007 after graduating college. This mixtape included the song “Lights Please,” which caught the ear of Jay-Z. Cole appeared on Jay Z's album The Blueprint 3, on the track “A Star Is Born.” His lyrical mastermind is what makes him such a unique artist in this day.
Besides writing songs on the latest Usher Raymond vs. Raymond album, Miguel spends his time perfecting his work. Known for the single “All I want is You” featuring J. Cole, this singer/songwriter is bringing back the soul, funk and hip hop that the game has been missing. Proving his strength and talent, he claimed a spot on the Jive Records roster. Miguel’s song “Sure Thing” pulled 4.5 million hits on MySpace.
Tickets: Tickets for this event are on sale now at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $25.00, $42.00, $60.00 and $150.00 (VIP). VIP Tickets include access to the venue an hour before the show in the Metro PCS Last Damn Show Lounge. WiLD will be interviewing artists, giving away tickets to the afterparty and official show merchandise. VIP Tickets also include appetizers and a cash bar.Prices do not include facility fees or service charges. For reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call . For more information please call or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Box Office.