Lloyd, Lil Scrappy, Rich Boy, and T-Pain
Four of urban music's brightest young stars of the moment -- Lil Scrappy, T-Pain, Lloyd, and Rich Boy -- could easily tour arenas and ampitheaters together and bring down the house. For now, though, they will converge on DUB Magazine's Custom Auto Show and Concert for an exciting and high-value lineup. The aggressive yet somehow cuddly Atlanta-born prot'g' of Lil Jon's, Lil Scrappy is soon to release his proper sophomore album through Warner Bros. He is barely in his twenties, yet he is actively staking a claim as one of the most energetic live rappers in the South. Also hailing from the ATL, Lloyd has toppled Chris Brown and Ne-Yo for pure guilty-pleasure R&B by interpolating Eighties hits from Spandau Ballet and Technotronic into irresistibly sweet tunes. Originally from Tallahassee, the "rappa ternt sanga" T-Pain melds sex-soaked and vocoded R&B and hip-hop as effortlessly as label mate R. Kelly (who is nearly twice his age), yet with more maturity and class, as revealed on his new album, Epiphany. Meanwhile Rich Boy recently became the first breakout rap star from Alabama (Mobile, to be precise) with "Throw Some Ds," an unapologetic ode to Cadillacs and Dayton rims that might just end up the day's anthem.
Because this event is principally a car show, expect some rather pretty automobiles -- including a brand-new million-dollar Mercedes RLS and fresh models from Dodge and Chrysler -- as well as a whole bunch of sports and music players showing off their flossiness. But these four musical performers carry a considerable amount of magnetic wattage among them, which poises them to steal the show from the fly rides. -- Tamara Palmer
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