Before any musical acts took the Gorge Amphitheatre main stage at KUBE 93’s Summer Jam on Saturday, it was announced that Rick Ross, one of the headliners, would not be performing as scheduled. Though artists not being able to make the trek out to George, Wash. is a fairly regular occurrence and Miami’s Ross has suffered health complications on long flights in recent years, his absence took a great deal of star power away from the lineup, and the crowd’s audible disappointment hinted the thing was doomed to fail before it even began.More
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KUBE 93’s annual Summer Jam is back at The Gorge again this weekend, but this year adds an extra day of high-powered rap acts to become a two-day festival well worth the trip out to George, Washington.
Saturday’s main lineup reads like a typical radio-rap festival in 2014More
Rap star Kendrick Lamar — the guy Macklemore said should have bested him for the Best Rap Album Grammy this year, for “good kid m.A.A.d. city” — and Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot have been added to the second day of the KUBE 93 Summer Jam 2014, which takes place June 6-7 at the Gorge Amphitheatre.More
Last night Kanye West kicked off his Yeezus tour with a two-hour rap-opera of a performance that was grandiose yet minimal, unsettling yet inspirational — and often tiptoed the line between theatrical corniness and artistic genius.More
Polarizing producer/rapper/fashion icon and self-described “Number-One rock star on the planet” Kanye West has had a hell of a year both musically and in the public eye — from releasing “Yeezus,” the most ambitious album of his career, to having a baby with professional celebrity Kim Kardashian. This Saturday he kicks off his Yeezus Tour at KeyArena — the same venue where he started his last solo “Glow in the Dark” Tour in 2008 (though he did make a stop at the Tacoma Dome in 2011 with Jay-Z on their Watch the Throne tour).More
Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar will play KeyArena on Oct. 19. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13 and will cost $33.50-$120. Lamar, who just rocked a Bumbershoot crowd at KeyArena, pairs up with Kanye–one of Hip Hop’s biggest superstars in what should be a spectacular…More