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Just added to the Park City Live calendar during the Sundance Film festival: 2 Chainz and Cedric Gervais will perform on Monday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m., with tickets $50 at http://parkcitylive.net/show.cfm?id=90839&cart
Here is a bio provided by the web site:
With a reputation for one-upping the competition by arriving via helicopter at rooftop listening parties for his own T.R.U. (The Real University) imprint, and the kind of grandiose ambition that a rapper from southside Atlanta needs to chase down the American Dream, 2Chainz officially launches his solo career as the newest signing to Def Jam Recordings. 2Chainz was brought to the label through Sha Money XL, Senior Vice President of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group. "We are proud to welcome 2 Chainz to the Def Jam tradition and family of artists," said Island Def Jam President & COO Steve Bartels. "We have a tremendous amount of respect for the incredible buzz 2 Chainz has built, and it's our job to nurture and protect that. 2 Chainz has a credibility and flavor that is uniquely suited to the Def Jam lifestyle and brand. We look forward to great success together." The signing was celebrated with a performance at downtown New York hotspot S.O.B.'s, billed as 2Chainz' first N.Y. concert. "2Chainz is a veteran who chooses being catchy over being cool," raved the New York Times the next morning. "He's an inadvertent humorist, and awe and wonderment often sneak into his verses, as if he's still surprised by every blessing his new success affords him. You hear it on his recent work with Rick Ross ('Party Heart') and Young Jeezy ('SupaFreak'), among others."
Park City Live is the former Harry O's at 427 Main Street in Park City, and Wynn Las Vegas will be "running" the venue from Jan. 17 to Jan. 21.