Hip-hop artists Ja Rule and Ashanti will headline U92's "Hip Hop Legends Tour" in Utah in 2020 -- in unique leap-year fashion.
The concert will happen on "Leap Day," Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Ashanti and Ja Rule will be joined by:
- Fat Joe
- DJ Quik
The concert was announced by rhythmic Top 40 radio station U92, which stated in a news release:
The Hip Hop Legends Tour is the extension of 2019s 'Throwback Jam' which celebrated the 20th anniversary of U92 signing on the air in Salt Lake City.
You can get tickets here.
Ja Rule recently made headlines after his Fyre Festival turned out to be a massive fraudulent failure. It was made even more famous in a Netflix documentary called "FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened."
The following information about the artists was provided by U92:
"Ashanti is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. Discovered as a teenager and signed to Murder Inc. in 2002, Ashanti has been featured on Ja Rule’s “Always on Time” and Fat Joe’s “What’s Luv?” singles, both of which became two of the biggest hit songs in 2002. Ashanti became the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when her hit single, “Foolish”, and “What’s Luv?” were at numbers one and two, respectively. Ashanti has earned several awards for her music including eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Contemporary R&B Album. In addition, Ashanti made her feature film debut in Coach Carter alongside Samuel L. Jackson, as well as starring in the films John Tucker Must Die (2006) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)."
"Ja Rule is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Queens, New York and debuted in 1999 with his hit single “Holla Holla” off his debut album Venni Vetti Vecci. Ja Rule had multiple hits that made the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1999 – 2005, including “Between Me and You” with Christina Milian, “I’m Real (Murder Remix) and “Ain’t it Funny” with Jennifer Lopez. Both singles with Jennifer Lopez topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Ja Rule has earned four Grammy nominations and has had six top-ten albums, two of which, Rule 3:36 (2000) and Pain Is Love (2001), topped the U.S. Billboard 200."
"U92 is a Rhythmic Top 40 radio station which is locally owned in Salt Lake City, Utah. The station celebrated its 20th anniversary on air in February 2019. U92 is known for breaking music in the Rhythmic Top 40 format having been the first station in the U.S. to play several hit records from Rihanna, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Ice Cube, The Black Eyed Peas, and more. U92 was named the Rhythmic Station of the Year in 2010 by industry trade publication, FMQB. The radio station continues to be a leader in the Rhythmic Top 40 format across the country."