Rap Royalty are Heading to Aotearoa
Get ready to witness New Zealand make hip-hop history, as three of the most recognisable figures in rap history—Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, and The Game—join forces for an epic tour, with two mammoth shows planned to take Aotearoa by storm in 2023. These hip-hop legends have left a lasting impression on the music industry with a combined legacy spanning over three decades. Their performances are shore to give all hip-hop and rap fans an electrifying, and heavy-hitting experience of lyrical nostalgia.
Keep reading to uncover the top artist among these three in New Zealand. Their varying levels of popularity will surprise you!😉
What Makes Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, and The Game Legendary Hip-Hop Icons?
As a founding member of the influential L.A rap group N.W.A., Ice Cube has already cemented his place as a “rap trailblazer”, and he has only added to that by building a successful solo career that has produced countless hits and albums. West Coast group Cypress Hill is well-known for fusing gritty hip-hop with Latin-influenced sounds, which has made them pioneers in their own right, It is no wonder they have a dedicated global following. Then there is The Game, a product of Compton, L.A., who ascended with a meteoric rise in the mid-2000s and has since cemented his status as a rap legend with albums like “The Documentary” and “Doctors Advocate”.
So who is the most popular of the three acts in New Zealand?
Twisted Thread has conducted research to find out who the most popular artist is from the touring trio of Ice cube, Cypress Hill and The Game amongst Kiwi's based on searches conducted on Google for each artist.
#3 Cypress Hill with 1,600 monthly searches
#2 The Game with 2,900 monthly searches
#1 Ice Cube with 6,600 monthly searches
Wow! Talk about a popularity contest blow-out! Looks like Ice Cube takes it here in Aotearoa, and it seems the feeling is mutual, as Ice cube recently said "I love performing in New Zealand. It’s been 8 long years since my last visit and I can’t wait to return for a couple history making shows in 2023”
Who are the supporting acts?
Major flavours will be the supporting NZ act, hosted by DJ Sirvere and featuring the following local talent:
- Ché Fu
- Sid Diamond
The Auckland Concert:
- Saturday 1st April 2023 - 2pm to 10pm
- The Trusts Arena, Henderson
- Tickets start at $136.50 from Ticketek
The Christchurch Concert:
- Friday 31st March 2023 - 4:30pm start
- Hagley Park North
- Tickets start at $129 from Trademark Live
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