Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater | Virginia Beach
Get ready for an epic hip-hop extravaganza this summer as the highly-anticipated Shaggfest inaugurates its tenth year! That’s right! The prolific hip-hop spectacle is turning ten, and it’s bringing in a number of groundbreaking performers to celebrate! On Saturday, 17th June 2023, the iconic music festival will conquer Virginia Beach with plenty of hard-hitting rap hits and countless hip-hop staples! This 2023, Shaggfest X brings in the legendary duo Method Man and Redman! These two hip-hop veterans have a mighty-packed schedule this year, headlining festivals across North America. Lucky for fans in Virginia, they are set to light up the stage at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater! Shaggfest will also be featuring a number of hot performers, such as Toosii, BIA, and plenty more! If you’re keen on attending the most exhilarating hip-hop festival, then quickly score your tickets by clicking the Get Tickets link before it’s too late!
The celebrated hip-hop duo Method Man & Redman is a long-standing collaboration between prolific rapper Method Man from Wu-Tang Clan and Redman from Def Squad. Their partnership began as early as 1994. In 1995, the duo dropped their first collab single, “How High.“ The song entered the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13. The song was featured in the soundtrack album of Brian Robbin’s feature film The Show.
Together, Method Man & Redman dropped two highly-acclaimed studio albums. In 1999, they released their commercially successful debut album, Blackout! The effort debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and dominated the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Released via Def Jam, Blackout! spawned several iconic hits, such as Tear It Off,” “The Rock Wilder,” and “Y.O.U.” The album’s success resulted in over 500,000 copies sold in the U.S., earning Method Man & Redman their first platinum certification as a duo.
While these two rappers have phenomenal solo careers. It took them a decade before coming out with a follow-up album. In 2009, Method Man & Redman dropped their sophomore collaboration album, Blackout 2! The effort was a highly-anticipated spectacle, with fans scrambling to get copies. Blackout 2 debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts.
The Tiktok viral hip-hop star Toosii will join the incredible line-up for Shaggfest 10. Toosii rose to prominence just earlier this year after releasing his single, “Favorite Song,” featured in his upcoming effort Naujour. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and landed at numbers 3 and 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs. Naujour, set for release this summer, is a follow-up to Toosii’s debut effort, Poetic Pan, which was dropped in 2020.
Last year, the sensational BIA received a nomination for Best New Hip-Hop Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Although she didn’t win, she’s still regarded as one of the fastest-rising female rappers in the scene. BIA made her breakthrough in 2021 upon releasing “Whole Lotta Money.” The song peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Last year, she released another hit, “London,” featuring J. Cole. This year, BIA came out with another two bangers, “Sixteen” and “I’m That Bitch.”
Catch these fantastic rappers on stage at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater by scoring tickets now!