Artist Lineup | Tacos and Tequila Festival | Milwaukee
June 22, 2024
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Ludacris

The career of the multitalented CHRIS “LUDACRIS” BRIDGES can best be described as remarkable. As a recording artist, he has sold more than 24 million albums worldwide, thanks to the blockbuster success of such singles as “Stand Up,” “Get Back,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker” and “My Chick Bad.”

All of these records were accompanied by ingenious videos that demonstrated Bridges’ far-reaching imagination, and his willingness to stretch the boundaries of what rap videos should look and feel like.

With an unrivaled match of lyrical acumen, wit, and imagery, Ludacris has solidified himself as one of music’s premier entertainers. His versatility and artistic complexity also enabled him to make a seamless transition to acting, including the fan favorite role of “Tej” in Universal Pictures’ box office phenomenon Fast & Furious franchise. His other notable feature film credits include Garry Marshall’s ensemble comedy New Year’s Eve, Ivan Reitman’s romantic comedy, No Strings Attached, Paul Higgin’s Crash which received an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006 and Hustle & Flow which earned Bridges a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

T.I.

Aside from his contributions in entertainment including, 10 hit albums, multiple Grammy’s,
Billboard BET and American Music Awards, countless blockbuster movies and top-­rated
television shows including, ATL, VH-­1’s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, American Gangster and
Marvel’s Antman, to name a few, Tip “T.I.” Harris has made an indelible mark on the world of
business. He is an artist, entrepreneur and activist who has amassed a business empire to
include a record label, a 10-­year old clothing line (Akoo, which stands for “A King of Oneself”), a real estate holdings company, production company, non-­profit organization (Harris Community Works), co-­owner of the global streaming service, TIDAL, arts and museum curator, investor
and much more. Some of his biggest hits include Live Your Life, Whatever You Like, Dead & Gone and Bring Em’ Out.

Chamillionaire

Dubbed “the Mixtape Messiah,” Houston’s Chamillionaire arrived late as a major-label artist during his city’s 2005 takeover of mainstream rap — the Top Ten Sound of Revenge, released during November that year, followed albums from , , and former Color Changin’ Click partner  — but he had already built a loyal following outside the South and received significant print coverage. Through a prolific succession of mixtapes, Chamillionaire (born Hakeem Sediki) became known for his deep, versatile voice (he sings his own hooks very effectively) and lyrical ability. Originally part of Swishahouse, he switched to Paid in Full, where he and  collaborated on 2002’s Get Ya Mind Correct — an album that sold 100,000 copies. Prior to inking his deal with Universal, he founded the Chamilitary label and began grooming the careers of brother  and . “Ridin’,” off The Sound of Revenge, reached the top of the Billboard singles chart and was later nominated for a pair of Grammy Awards. The follow-up to Revenge, titled Ultimate Victory, was released in September 2007.

David Banner

A Banner Vision (ABV) CEO, David Banner is an internationally recognized Grammy Award-winning music producer, recording artist, philanthropist, activist, and actor with over 26 films under his belt. The Mississippi native is an entrepreneur dedicated to preserving culture, economic empowerment and freedom of expression.

Clients including Pepsi, Gatorade, Paramount Pictures, Marvel, Capcom and Mercedes- Benz have trusted ABV to produce captivating, culturally relevant, insightful content that engages audiences and builds brands. With a team of creative intellectuals and music producers that regularly work with today’s top music superstars, A Banner Vision brings this same level of expertise to its brand clients.
Banner’s outspoken point-of-view inspires, informs, and galvanizes audiences as is demonstrated in his numerous CNN appearances, social engagement and the over
10,000 subscribers to The David Banner Podcast, which is currently in production.

Banner’s commitment to community, love for humanity and
passion for justice are embodied in his foundation, Heal the Hood Inc., which provides clothing and other necessities to families during the holidays. Having earned a Business Degree from Southern University (Baton Rouge) prior to embarking on his career in entertainment, Banner encourages under-served youth and creative minds to pursue professions “behind the scenes”.

Murphy Lee
Murphy Lee

Don’t call it a comeback because Grammy Award-winning artist Murphy Lee has been rocking audiences worldwide for years but prepare to witness the next phase as he reemerges with his latest album, “2nd Time Around.” Also known as Murphderrty, Mr. Wintertime, and Granpa Gametight, no matter what you call him, his rep for delivering phenomenal flows and manipulative metaphors is the same. St. Lunatic fans can expect nothing less from the lyrical professor but be advised Da SkoolBoy has graduated and is dropping knowledge through music, film, and philanthropy these days. 

As the youngest member of the multi-platinum selling group, The St. Lunatics (Nelly, Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, City Spud, Slo’Down), Tohri Harper, best known as Murphy Lee, exploded on the scene while still in high school. He held his own with music industry heavyweights like Jermaine Dupri in the “Welcome to Atlanta” remix, featuring Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy. His standout performance proved St. Louis breeds major talent. He partnered again with P. Diddy and Nelly on his first single, “Shake a Tailfeather,” which featured on the Bad Boys II soundtrack. The song soared to the top of the charts to become a #1 hit, selling over 2 million copies and winning a Grammy. Murphy Lee continued to top the charts with hits like “Wat the Hook Gon Be” and “Luv Me Baby,” produced by Dupri and Jazze Pha, respectively – both landing on the Top 40 charts from his first platinum solo album, “Murphy’s Law.”

J. Holiday
J. Holiday

Nahum Grymes, better known by his stage name J. Holiday, was born and raised in Washington D.C. After losing his father at a young age, he was raised by his mother, who emphasized education and church attendance. It was in high school that J. Holiday discovered his singing talent, heavily influenced by artists like Boyz II Men, Tupac Shakur, and Jodeci. Despite his passion for music, his mother encouraged him to complete his education before fully pursuing his musical career.

J. Holiday’s debut album, Back of My Lac’ (2007), was a significant success, reaching #5 on the Billboard 200 and featuring the hit single “Bed,” which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. His follow-up album, Round 2 (2009), debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, with the single “It’s Yours” reaching #25 on the US R&B chart. These early successes established J. Holiday as a prominent figure in the contemporary R&B scene.

After a brief hiatus and changes in record labels, J. Holiday released his third album, Guilty Conscience, in 2014. He continued to engage with his audience, releasing the mixtape Beacation in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. His latest album, Time (2022), features singles such as “Ride,” “Zero to Sixty,” and “Feel Like,” demonstrating his enduring talent and connection with fans. J. Holiday remains a respected and influential artist in the R&B genre

Bubba Sparxxx

Warren Anderson Mathis (born March 6, 1977), better known by his stage name Bubba Sparxxx, is an American rapper. His singles include “Deliverance”, “Ugly” (both featuring Timbaland), and “Ms. New Booty” (featuring Ying Yang Twins and Mr. Collipark), the latter of which peaked at number 7 on the U.S. BillboardHot 100.

Sparxxx’s first commercial release, Dark Days, Bright Nights, released in 2001. The debut album saw some success in Georgia and caught the attention of Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records. Sparxxx signed to Interscope and began working with record producers Timbaland, Organized Noize as well as continuing to work with Shannon Houchins. The major-label reissue of Dark Days, Bright Nights, released via Timbaland’s Beat Club Records imprint and which now included five collaborations with Timbaland and two with Organized Noise, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200.

In 2002, he had a minor hit being featured on Archie Eversole’s “We Ready”, which became popular for being played at sporting events, such as American Football and basketball games.

DJ Ashton Martin 

Ashton Martin differs from your average DJ in his ability to turn each performance into an epic party. Having grown up in the industry and begun his music education at a young age, Ashton Martin captures crowds with an immense music repertoire and high voltage performances. Quick-mixing effortlessly between musical genres has become a trademark quality, a rare skillset that guarantees crowd excitement.

…AND MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!