American rapper and head of the Maybach Music Group (MMG), Rick Ross, will be the headline act for the Heineken Best of Summer concert to be held at the UDC car park on Friday June 22. The rapper known for a plethora of hits including 'Stay scheming', 'Hustling' and 'Aston Martin Music' and his many collaborations with artistes like Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne, Usher, Jay Z and Drake, will be making his debut performance at the Heineken event.
Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley and Magazeen from his Maybach Music Group (MMG) will also accompany the rap star to the island and could possibly make their appearance on stage at the Heineken Best of Summer concert.
Jamaican born Magazeen, the newest addition to the group is the only dancehall act signed to the Miami based label "I'm happy to be coming home to Jamaica," reveals Magazeen. "I love my people and it's great to be back to experience the vibes as I'm working on taking our music to the international level and to all corners of the globe."
While in Jamaica Rick Ross and Magazeen will be shooting not one but three music videos, "I'm here to show Jamaica the new Maybach Music star Magazeen and what he can do," states Ross. "And we're going to take advantage of being here to get the real Jamaican flavour for our videos."
Ross promises a great show and says he will be bringing pure excitement and thrill. It has been over two years since Rick Ross's last solo album 'Teflon Don' hit stores. Since then, his stature in the game has grown exponentially. In February of this year Rick Ross was named 2012 MTV hottest MC in the game, beating rivals such as Drake, Nicky Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West.
Heineken's Brand Manager Nasha Douglas is also optimistic, she believes it will be a tremendous success, attracting supporters from all over.
"This is going to be a Heineken experience and we all know that Heineken is only known for extraordinary so consumers can prepare for a mega show. Heineken will be bringing this international superstar here to Jamaica for the first time to add to the premium brand’s list of many firsts. Its an opportunity not to be missed," Douglas said.
The concert will kick off on Friday at 10pm, gates will be opened at 8pm. The Rap sensation will be sharing the stage with some of Jamaica's top artistes namely Tifa, Aidonia, I-Octane, Masicka and Potential Kidd while ZJ Liquid and ZJ Chrome will be juggling the turntables. Kubanz Entertainment, the promoters of the event and the group responsible for parties such as Summer in Paradise, Heatwave and Midnight Eclipse, is confident that the event will be major hit.