For the First Time Ever, Rick Ross Will Perform Live with ‘1500 Or Nothin’ Band

Exclusive Concert Event to Air August 14th LIVE on AXS TV from Club Nokia in Los Angeles

New York, NY (July 29th, 2013) Grammy nominated artist & Maybach Music Group founder Rick Ross has announced that he will perform a first ever concert event on August 14th from Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE. Gearing up for the much anticipated release of his sixth studio album “Mastermind”, Ross has teamed up with the famed “1500 or Nothin” Band and prepared a brand new show with a look and sound unlike anything anybody has seen from him before. “The Fifteen Hundreds,” as they are often referred to, are an 8 piece band and have toured the world with many multi-platinum artists including Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, T.I., The Game and Faith Evans. This one night only event at Club Nokia will maintain the vision that has taken Rick Ross to the top of the game, but will bring it to the next level with the addition of “The Fifteen Hundreds.”

“It’s never been done like this… we’ll be performing everything from Tears of Joy to Aston Martin Music, all with a live band,” says Ross “it’s time to remind everyone what Maybach Music is all about.”

The concert event will be nationally broadcast LIVE, one night only, on AXS TV, beginning at 9 p.m. PT, 12 a.m. ET on August 14th. With a library of chart hits and critically acclaimed studio albums of his own and the luxury of having the Maybach Music Group roster to call on, Ross & “The Fifteen Hundreds” will have no shortage of material. The hottest MC in the game is only looking to further solidify his dominance in the music industry. Tickets are available now at axs.com.

ABOUT RICK ROSS
Rick Ross began the climb to world-wide super stardom with 2006’s Port Of Miami, his #1 Pop/#1 R&B/#1 Rap major label debut album. The street anthem “Hustlin'” became the first master tone ever certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million copies before the associated album had even been released. Port Of Miami’s second single, “Push It,” whose movie soundtrack excerpts (circa 1990) from Giorgio Moroder’s “Scarface (Push It To The Limit),” evoked the gritty soul of a city that Ross embodies. 2008’s Trilla, whose second single release, “The Boss,” featuring T-Pain, rose to #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap chart, #5 R&B, and Top 20 on the Hot 100 further solidified Ross’s dominance in the game. The next single released, “Here I Am” featuring Nelly and Avery Storm, also hit inside the Top 10 on the Rap and R&B charts.

A year later, the Bawse delivered again with 2009’s Deeper Than Rap, which was named the #4 top-selling hardcore hip-hop album of 2009 by Interference.com, in the company of releases by Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil’ Wayne. Deeper Than Rap got a big jump out the gate with its first single, “Magnificent” featuring John Legend, produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks chart and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Continuing to reign supreme, Ross’s 4th album, 2010’s Teflon Don debuted at #2 on the Billboard Charts. It spawned a slew of hits including the #1 single “Aston Martin Music” featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele as well as Top 10 singles “BMF (Blowing Money Fast)” and “Super High” featuring Ne-Yo.

After launching Maybach Music Group and signing artists like Meek Mill and Wale, the hottest MC in the game released the most anticipated album of 2012, God Forgives I Don’t which was released on July 31, 2012 and sold 220,000 copies in its first week, becoming his 4th #1 Soundscan debut and his biggest first week sales to date. The project included top hits such as “Touch’N You” feat Usher, “So Sophisticated” feat. Meek Mill, and the fan favorite “Diced Pineapples ” featuring Drake & Wale. In 2013 Rick Ross continues to supply the streets with heat. He has been featured on some of Hip Hops hottest albums including Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail and Wale’s The Gifted, building anticipation for his 5th studio album ‘Mastermind’ slated to be released later this year.

ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 under the vision and stewardship of entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is the premier destination for live events, and as-they-are-happening trends in the worlds of pop culture, music and entertainment. AXS TV Concerts is the premier source on television for 100% live music. From multi-day festivals to stadium tours to club acts, AXS TV delivers an unparalleled shared experience for fans of all genres. Leveraging the network’s vast capacity, artists expand their reach to live behind-the-scenes moments, live fan Q&As, social media engagement and more unique opportunities specifically for the AXS TV audience. The network partners include Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. For more information, go to www.axs.tv.

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