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Music

Last Damn Show offers high-powered hip-hop

By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published October 19, 2006


Although the big bold letters on WiLD 98.7's Web site warn "Lineup subject to change," you've got to love the talent list for the radio station's annual Last Damn Show, Saturday at Tropicana Field.

It's nothing less than a who's-who of hip-hop studs, led by the madcap king of the Dirty South, Ludacris, pictured below. The rapper-actor born Chris Bridges is touring behind new album Release Therapy and its stadium-quaking first single Money Maker.

The rest of the lineup isn't too shabby, either. Other celebs on the bill include Miami MC Rick Ross, Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It crew Dem Franchize Boyz, Senegal-raised rapper Akon and Atlanta's Yung Joc, whose club cut It's Goin' Down was one of the best bangers of the summer. And just in case the testosterone flows too strongly under the dome, the lovely ladies in Danity Kane, Diddy's MTV-born band, are scheduled to be there to cool things down with their R&B jams.

Last Damn Show 8, scheduled to feature Ludacris, Pit Bull, Danity Kane, Yung Joc, Rick Ross, Cool and Dre, Akon and many more, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tropicana Field, downtown St. Petersburg. $20-$37. (727) 579-1925.

[Last modified October 18, 2006, 10:47:22]


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