NEW ORLEANS (December 6, 2017) - The Swisher Sweets Artist Project announced that GRAMMY® nominated rap/hip hop artist Cardi B and avant-garde rapper Machine Gun Kelly will perform at the NOLA Takeover on December 29 at the Joy Theater. They will be joined by New Orleans' own DJ Mannie Fresh and more. Four previous Pack Night performers will be chosen by the fans to return as opening acts for the NOLA Takeover. Vote for your favorite at artistprojectevents.com. Earlybird tickets are $20 for a limited time and available here.
The Swisher Sweets Artist Project will be giving away a trip for two to New Orleans, including transportation, lodging and VIP tickets to the NOLA Takeover. To enter and read full contest rules, visit signup.artistprojectevents.com/nola.
Now in its third year, the Swisher Sweets Artist Project has generated a substantial platform for emerging artists, while giving back to the artist community in each city they visit. This year, the Swisher Sweets Artist Project has awarded $10,000 in grants for emerging artists and hosted Pack Nights in Los Angeles, Detroit and Atlanta. Last month, the Swisher Sweets Artist Project hosted a special benefit show in Houston, where they presented a $25,000 donation to MusiCares® for Hurricane Harvey relief. For more information, visit ap.swishersweets.com.
About Cardi B:
Cardi B’s rambunctious spirit and brave tongue garnered instant online popularity, rapidly increasing her fan base. She has evolved into an entertainer and actress and a renowned rapper in just a short time. Cardi has also risen to rap success and fame, releasing her mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1 in 2016 and Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2 in January 2017. Cardi B is currently at the top of her game with her latest hit single “Bodak Yellow.” The track has continued to break records and climb the charts since its release, currently holding the #3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first song by a female without a feature artist to reach the Top 3 in 2017. “Bodak Yellow” is also #1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, making it her first #1 on a Billboard chart. She recently made an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show to perform the hit, as well as at the MoMA PS1 Warm Up music series. Cardi was recently featured on the cover of The Fader’s 2017 Summer Music Issue as well as in a major feature in the New York Times Style section. She is also heralded as a fashion icon highlighted by ELLE, Vogue, and MAC.
About Machine Gun Kelly:
Closing out 2017 with a certified BANG! Machine Gun Kelly has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with! His current album bloom is currently gold and has sold over 6 million worldwide and ushered in a #1 hit on pop radio with the album single “Bad Things.” A collaboration with singer Camila Cabello and produced by The Futuristics (Chris Brown/Bruno Mars), “Bad Things” also owned the Billboard Hot 100 list by staying strong for 16+ weeks. The song has amassed more than 245m+ streams globally with a radio audience of 145m and is now RIAA certified platinum.
About Swisher Sweets Artist Project:
The Swisher Sweets Artist Project is an ongoing initiative to provide unique opportunities for artists to create, share and pursue their passion. For fans, it’s a way to be at the forefront of what’s new and emerging in the world of music, arts and entertainment. The Swisher Sweets Artist Project presents a live event series in multiple cities across the U.S., all while awarding more than $25,000 in grants throughout the year. Swisher Sweets Artist Project’s Class of 2016 acts include Kelechi, DJ Poizon Ivy, Laura Reed, FrescoKane, Saint Oeaux, Alexander King and Ponce De’Leioun. For more information, visit ap.swishersweets.com.