2 Chainz coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa
He's 2012's breakout rapper, and the Ritz Ybor is 2012's breakout local hip-hop venue. So why wouldn't 2 Chainz come back for an encore performance at the Ritz?
The bi-necklaced rapper, who less than two weeks ago played the Tampa Bay Times Forum as part of this year's Last Damn Show, is returning to the Ritz on Nov. 24, just two days after Thanksgiving. According to his website and Ticketmaster, tickets are $25 and will go onsale Friday.
The rapper's debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in August, and his last show at the Ritz, in June, was a very hot seller. Since then, he has performed with Lil Wayne at the MTV Video Music Awards and on a "Gucci-inspired set" at the BET Hip Hop Awards, where he won the People's Champ and Rookie of the Year awards.
Maybe Kevin Hart was right: This guy's getting so big, it might be time for him to get a third chain.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Luis Santana, tbt*