New York's Trend-Setting Music Showcase 'Organic Soul' Moves to B.B. King's Club at Universal CityWalk With Performances by Afroman, Warren G and Ms. Toi
Universal CityWalk Teams With Universal Records For
Popularly Priced Live Music Series Featuring Hip Hop and R&B Artists
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum recording artist Warren G, rap diva Ms. Toi and celebrated newcomer Afroman join the roster for Universal CityWalk's "Organic Soul," a new popularly priced monthly concert series featuring live performances by both established and emerging R&B and rap talent beginning September 20 at B.B. King's. Now a bi-coastal showcase, Universal Records' Organic Soul series expands from its mid-town New York location to Universal CityWalk's B.B. King's, allowing music fans access to some of the industry's most anticipated artists in an intimate concert setting for only $10.00. Warren G and Ms. Toi will kick off Organic Soul's expansion to the West Coast with a launch party on Thursday, Sept 20 from 8 - 10 p.m. The series continues the first Thursday of every month with Afroman taking the stage on October 4 from 8 - 10 p.m., weeks after the release of his highly anticipated debut album "Good Times." Originally a loft series created by Universal Records, the Organic Soul series was launched in 1998 in New York to bring the label's new and developing R&B and rap artists to the attention of the music audience. After three years of trend-setting performances, the series has now grown into a coast-to-coast display of Universal synergy. A Grammy-nominated artist, Warren G rose from the hot-bed of the Long Beach rap scene in 1994 with the release of his multi-platinum debut album "Regulate" and its chart-topping title track. His upcoming October Universal release "The Return of the Regulator," is a return to the melodic, West Coast production style that he influenced and coined "G-funk" and features a bevy of talent including legendary funkster George Clinton, Warren's half-brother Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy, Daz and Kurupt. Warren G's discography includes three successful albums 1994's 4X platinum "Regulate," 1997's 2x Platinum "Take A Look Over Your Shoulder," and 1999's Gold "I Want It All." Ms. Toi, who will be performing hits from her soon to be released debut album "That Girl," is best known for her riveting performance last summer as the only female rapper on Dr. Dre's "Up in Smoke" tour. A native of Chicago and now an Inglewood, CA, resident, the talented lyricist emerged from Southern California's underground rap circuit. "Because I Got High", the no. 1 requested song in the country, is the brainchild of Afroman -- born Joseph Forman of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A featured track on Afroman's August debut album "Good Times," as well as Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" soundtrack, the summer anthem was sung at house parties and bars before a Mississippi rock station discovered it, resulting in the launch of Afroman's budding musical career. B.B. King's can be reached at 818/622-5464. The recently expanded Universal CityWalk is a unique dining and shopping promenade adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood featuring 65 entertainment- themed restaurants, clubs, shops and movie theaters. Universal Records is the recording label for some of today's most popular and successful Hip-Hop artists, including Nelly, Cash Money Records among others. Universal Records is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries around the world. Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company. Universal CityWalk is a unit of Universal Studios, a part of CANAL+, the TV and Film division of Vivendi Universal, a new global leader in media and communications. For further information please contact Meghan Gamber of Universal CityWalk, +1-818-622-5985; or Wendy Washington of Universal Records, +1-212-373-0702. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X42851153
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