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AUCKLAND
Western Springs
15 February 2014

RAP HAS A NEW NAME: RAPTURE

Get ready for Rapture, a game-changing hip hop event curated by EMINEM, and presented by Dainty Entertainment, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap’s future.

EMINEM has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of Rapture.

Rapture 2014 also stars Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Action Bronson and David Dallas.

Rapture New Zealand 2014 stars

Eminem

In a headline spot hot off the release of the Marshall Mathers LP 2, due on November 5, and billed as one of the most anticipated albums of the year. The Guardian said of his recent shows in Britain: "His stage presence is as potent as ever."

Eminem sold out every seat of his triumphant stadium tour in Australia two years ago.

A 13-time Grammy and Oscar winner, Eminem has sold 80 million albums, scanned 120 million singles and had 2.5 billion views online.

In Australia, Eminem's multi-platinum albums Recovery, Encore and The Eminem Show, and hit singles Without Me, Lose Yourself and Love The Way You Lie, are ranked on a biggest-ever sellers list in annual charts compiled by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

ARIA has certified The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) for sales of 4 x platinum, The Eminem Show (2002) 8 x platinum, Encore (2004) 4 x platinum, and Recovery (2010) 3 x platinum.

ODD FUTURE

The trail-blazing hip-hop act from Los Angeles - ODD FUTURE - also known as Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All or OFWGKTA. Their Auckland show will feature founding member Tyler, The Creator, who will be joined by fellow rappers Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Left Brain, Mike G and Taco Bennett. Fans can expect an exceptional performance of sparse beats and electric rhymes delivered with the passionate energy and youthful exuberance that ODD FUTURE is renowned for.

J. Cole

Chart-topping rapper who got the tick of approval from Jay-Z with his clever rhymes and intriguing lyrical content, then followed through to deliver street savvy work including two No.1 albums, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and his latest Born Sinner.

Action Bronson

Boom-bap that's big, bearded and blowing up. A former chef, this Queens MC and former XXL Cover Freshman is known for his gritty style and slick rhymes. His latest EP Saab Stories debuted Top 10 in the US and solidified his position as one of the hottest rappers today.

David Dallas

David Dallas began his rapping career as a part of duo Frontline, a producer and MC group along with producer Nick Maclaren. Frontline released their official debut album 'Borrowed Time', in October 2005. The album won the award for 'Best Urban Album' at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards.

Lose yourself New Zealand, and get caught up in the Rapture in 2014


Please note: Rapture 2014 is a licensed all ages show. GA zones are recommended for patrons aged 15 years and over.