State Theatre Portland
Lil Jon

Hot 104.7 presents

Lil Jon

King Combs, Caye

Sat, September 1, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$34.99 Advance / $39.99 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. State Theatre box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Lil Jon
Lil Jon
For the last decade, the words “Yeah,” “Ok,” and “What” have been synonymous with Grammy award winning artist Lil Jon. He has been one of the most prominent figures in music and pop culture alike, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans with Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Sydney Samson at Ultra Music Festival. The last few years have proven that he’s a mainstay in music as he went back to his DJing roots - with a residency at The Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas - bringing his “Let’s F**** Lose It” tour all across the country and over-seas. The success of his Vegas residency is evident, even being named the Las Vegas Resident DJ of The Year (Surrender, Tryst, XS).

Lil Jon continues to be a master at marketing and business with an Oakley endorsement deal (since 2005), becoming a Don Julio tequila brand ambassador, partnering with SOL headphones - helping to launch SOL Deck by starring in the Radio Shack commercial in Fall 2013 - and launching his own clothing line 2Vicious. His marketing chops came in helpful when casted on NBC’s primetime show Celebrity Apprentice (Spring 2011) quickly becoming a fan-favorite nationwide. Lil Jon was back on primetime television in the Spring of 2013 on the cast of Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars where he came in 3rd and raised almost $200,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

Known best for his role in creating and popularizing the southern movement and lifestyle known as Crunk, Lil Jon delivered a string of regional hits (in the 90’s) with the East Side Boyz eventually becoming a national force in 2001 thanks to the tracks “Bia Bia” and “Put Yo Hood Up.” Crunk became so popular that Jon became a fixture on Chappelle’s Show and artists not directly connected to him (such as Mary J. Blige) began using the word Crunk, in their own music. Jon helped usher the word ‘Crunk’ not only a national scale, but worldwide. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary added the word into their book in 2007.

Widely known for his platinum-selling productions, Lil Jon has crafted groundbreaking hits for a diverse array of artists such as Usher, Ciara, The Ying Yang Twins, E-40, Ice Cube and more. He’s also worked with, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Bret Michaels, Travis Barker, Jennifer Lopez, Machine Gun Kelly and many more. As an artist, he has sold millions of records as the frontman of Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, whose smash hits “Get Low” and “What U Goin’ Do” have been among some of the biggest crossover hip-hop records. His songs have been featured in huge blockbuster movies including The Hangover, The Proposal and the Step Up franchise.

His consistent hitmaking has earned him legions of fans from Los Angeles to New York to the Midwest and of course his native region, the South. This is no more evident as Lil Jon won BMI’s Songwriter of the Year award as well as scored eight Billboard Awards (for the two hit Usher tracks “Yeah!” and “Lovers and Friends”), a Grammy, a Radio Music Award, a BET award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an American Music Award.
King Combs
Christian Casey Combs, 20 years old, is proving to soon become a multi-facet young tycoon in today’s digital age. Combs is attracting fans and media around the globe with his music as an up-and-coming Hip-Hop artist, and rapper under the stage name “King Combs.” He has also hit the runway for fashion houses such as Dolce & Gabbana, who recently named him the face of their Spring/Summer2018 advertising campaign in January 2018. Recently, the Tommy Hilfiger brand has named Combs one of the faces for their “Tommy Jeans” Spring 2018 collection.

His music represents the new sound and generation of New York rappers. Recently, he released his latest single “Love You Better” featuring Chris Brown, a sampled single that delivers an infused R&B and Hip-hop ballad, bringing back the timeless sound of the 80s and 90s.

On April 11th, 2018, King Combs debuted his mixtape, "90’s Baby,” which is dedicated to the Hip-Hop and R&B era that has heavily influenced, and inspired his sound as an artist. This project is his first collection of songs to be released. The mixtape captures his East Coast upbringing, while blending it with his current West Coast lifestyle. King Combs presents the 90’s
sound from both coasts with his personal touch through his delivery.

In 2016, Combs signed to the music industry’s iconic independent label, Bad Boy Records, owned by his father, Sean Combs. Previously, he was signed to Epic Records by LA Reid. King Combs has already performed at Complex Con in 2017 with DJ Khaled, Spotify’s Dipset Reunion, the 2017 REVOLT Music conference, and Rolling Loud’s 2017 music festival in California. He is set to release his first official album this year.
Sometimes, an album doubles as a one-way ticket to an exotic destination. Boston-born and Los Angeles-based singer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist Caye unlocks such a place on his 2018 full-length debut, Pink Tree Paradise [PinkTree Entertainment/Big Picnic Records]. A beachside dream where palm trees sway and crystal blue water glistens, his soundtrack to escape comprises hip-hop rhymes, calypso rhythms, and pop revelations fueled by lush guitars and organic hand percussion. Since he emerged in 2015, this signature style has already earned acclaim from Billboard, Indie Shuffle, Respect Mag, and more, while he regularly averages over 174K monthly listeners on Spotify.

The first official single “Easy” [feat. Wiz Khalifa] fuses breezy 808s with a Kalimba before a sunny and soulful hook. Wiz blesses the track with a hypnotic verse as Caye locks into a focused flow of his own, making for the ultimate smoked-out summer jam.

“I wrote ‘Easy’ when I was flying out to Toronto to see a girl I was in love with,” he continues. “Every time I was with her, I felt a feeling I’d never felt before. Even though the relationship was hard, she made life easy. We’re both from Boston, but I’m in L.A. and she’s in Toronto. We had to split up because of that. The song reflects on the whole situation.”
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101