By YRS Jerzy
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Las Vegas is steeped in fame for a huge number of reasons, it is renowned for its impressive gambling scene and wild nightlife, however, there have also been an array of high-profile music acts who have performed in the city.
Luckily, for your convenience, there is a comprehensive guide that includes details on the best music shows in Las Vegas. From the epic, world-famous residencies to tour stops by the world’s finest, the rest of 2017 and 2018 is shaping up to maintain Vegas’ reputation for a good time.
It isn’t just pop and classics on the bill either, with plenty of the world’s best hip-hop, rap and R&B artists taking to the stage all across sin city over the next few months. We’ve put together a list of some of the best known, up-and-coming and old school acts booked over the next few months, as well as five of the best hip-hop nightclubs to catch some great local DJs.
Dizzy Wright performing on The Come Up Show.
The original Brooklyn Bowl in New York City is one of the best hip-hop destinations on earth, so it’s no surprise that the Las Vegas event space has some great rap and urban artists lined up over the next few months. Nephew of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony members Layzie Bone and Flesh-N-Bone and a native of Las Vegas, Dizzy Wright is an established name in rap music and is making an appearance on the 29.
One of the hottest rappers of the early 2000s and a prominent act on the Murder Inc. record label, Ja Rule is making a New Year’s Eve appearance at the Brooklyn Bowl alongside frequent collaborator Ashanti, so a performance of the Grammy-nominated #1 hit single “Always on Time” is nailed on. As well as this, fans can expect hits from his eight studio albums, including new material from this year’s Coup de Grace.
Never far from controversy, Chris Brown
The controversial rapper, hip-hop and R&B superstar is will be seeing in the new year at Drai’s beach and nightclub, one of Vegas’ most popular nightlife hotspots. With six pools and a gigantic sun deck with private areas and bars, you don’t need to worry about getting wrapped up and braving the cold with average temperatures still close to 20 degrees throughout December.
If you’re a fan of horrorcore or are just looking for something new, then the $uicideboy$ show at the House of Blues will certainly change the tempo completely. With some pretty dark themes and a reputation for energetic, loud performances with minimal beats and backing, expect this one to get pretty weird very quickly!
2 Chainz joins Chris Brown in performing on New Years Eve
New Year’s Eve will certainly throw up some tough choices, with 2 Chainz performing songs from his new album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, as well Grammy award winning hit No Problem. Appearing at 1 Oak, which is inside the world famous Mirage, fans can enjoy some world-class gambling before and after the show, or maybe even a night in the fantastic 5-star Mirage hotel.
Travis Scott will perform in the impressive Omnia Nightclub
Appearing at the incredible Omnia Nightclub inside the Caesar’s Palace resort, Travis Scott will be lighting up the crowd with no hold barred rap, trap and hip-hop, including hits from his latest album Astroworld. Omnia itself is an incredible $107 million venue, so make sure you book tickets for the after party, as well as spending some time upstairs in the casino.
The 3 best Vegas hip-hop nightclubs
Light Nightclub, Mandalay Bay
Mixing opulence with incredible club special effects, Light is a music experience like no other. Dark, loud and exciting, it’s the perfect location for a night of heavy music.
Drai’s Beach Club
Mentioned earlier, this is the pool party destination for rap and hip-hop in Las Vegas. With tons of acts throughout the year and a really exclusive feel, you can live the high life in the sun with a soundtrack to match.
TAO Nightclub, the Venetian
The best part of the massive entertainment complex in the Venetian is the Opium room. Aimed solely at rap and hip-hop fans, the sound system will blow you away, so make sure you’re ready.
With so many of the hottest hip-hop acts in the world lined up for Vegas over the next few months, you’ll definitely hear some amazing music no matter when you arrive. Make sure to keep track of all new show listings, with Las Vegas Soul providing the latest news, and book your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment on the night.
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