Nas + Flying Lotus playing Feed the Rocks
|Thursday, June 19, 2014
From its inception, Feed The Rocks has always had the same idea: a grassroots by-the-people, for-the-people event, shaped in helping the community grow in Denver, Colorado. Naming the event “Feed The Rocks” wasn’t just picked arbitrarily. It was purposely picked to “Feed” the rocks. More specifically, “Feed” means to support. It was created for everyone to benefit. For the fans to have an incredible experience and wish to return to future events; for the Amphitheatre to see more travelers and new faces; for the artists to play at beautiful Red Rocks and if we’re given that opportunity to give back to the community, then everyone wins.
But while we all love Red Rocks so much, do we all know the ways in which to help keep it well preserved?
With most shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre selling out, or coming close to, that’s roughly 9,000 fans per show, several times a week, all summer long (with new events beginning to happen almost year round). Preserve the Rocks, a fund of the City and County of Denver, dedicated to education, restoration, and preservation in and around Red Rocks, has devoted their time and energy to keep Red Rocks beautiful. With the help of Preserve the Rocks, the backstage dressing rooms are well kept, the catering service areas are maintained, the parking lots that every fan loves to tailgate in are kept in superb condition, and the exhibit space in the visitor center has been expanded. People Helping People couldn’t be more excited to donate to Preserve the Rocks, and continue to make Red Rocks one of the most exhilarating, exciting and rewarding places to ever visit.
General Admission – $50.00
VIP – $70.00 – Exclusive roped-off seats in the front of the event, backstage access, as well as access to private party room and bathrooms! Also will be entered for a chance to win an exclusive Feed the Rocks package!!!
Born in Queens, New York, on September 14, 1973, rapper Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, was the son of a jazz musician Olu Hara and postal service worker Fannie Ann Jones.
As a teenager, Nas went by the nickname “Kid Wave” before adopting a more common alias, “Nasty Nas”, but he eventually dropped the word “Nasty”. He performed and produced songs as a street artist, but his luck came in 1992, with the help of MC Serch of 3rd Bass, with his song “Half Time”. This song appeared on a movie soundtrack, bringing him the attention of Columbia Records, which resulted in a contract deal.
Since 1994, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide. MTV ranked him at number 5 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time. In 2012, The Source ranked him No. 2 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.
Steven Ellison (born October 7, 1983), better known by his stage name as “Flying Lotus”, is an experimental, multi-genre music producer and rapper from Los Angeles, California. Ellison is the grandnephew of the late jazz pianist Alice Coltrane and her husband saxophonist John Coltrane. Additionally, He is also the cousin of musician Ravi Coltrane.
Ellison began his career by sending listeners through a journey of experimental fused electronic music with his first release 1983 (the year of his birth) in October 2006. After this release, he revealed that he would be signing with the label Warp Records, an independent British record label based out of Sheffield, England. In 2007, Ellison released a six-track EP Reset, which earned him a spot as one of Warp’s most prominent artists.
Since then, Ellison released several albums, including Los Angeles in 2008, Cosmogramma in 2010, Until the Quiet Comes in 2012, and is set to release another album in 2014. In January 2011, Cosmogramma won in the Dance/Electronica Album category in the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. Flying Lotus continues to impress audiences around the world, collaborating with such artists as Erykah Badu, Earl Sweatshirt and Mac Miller. Additionally, FlyLo (his most used nickname by fans) has made music that’s played on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, created an entire “radio station” for Grand Theft Auto V and announced in July 2013 that his song “Tiny Tortures” was nominated for a VMA.
Quincey Matthew Hanley (born October 26, 1986), better known by his stage name, Schoolboy Q (often stylized ScHoolboy Q), is an American hip-hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California. As of 2014, Schoolboy Q has released three studio albums, two mixtapes, 10 singles (including five as a featured artist) and 25 music videos.
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