E-40 On One tour, Going Back to Cali
When I think of the lyrics, “Going back to Cali…,” I often think of the original artist that said those words, LL Cool J. I use to sit by the radio as a youngster just waiting for that song to come on. Man, seems like ages ago. And who better to bring back those lyrics again than legendary rapper, Notorious B.I.G.? And did you see the video? Not bad. I believe it was the first music video, or at least hip hop music video, to spend a million dollars to have it made
So where am I going with all this? Good question. Tha Native will be “going back to Cali” in the very near future. What does this mean to all of you? Well, it means if you are so blessed as to be living in Southern California, you can see E-40 and Tha Native live on stage in one of three locations: San Diego, Anaheim, and San Luis Obispo. But first Tha Native will be doing a couple shows in AZ with E-40; as usual. May 13th will be at the Marquee Theater in Phoenix then the Rialto Theater in Tucson the day after. Two days later on the 16th he’ll be at the Music Box in San Diego.
San Diego is one my most favorite cities I’ve ever been to and I highly recommend going to the show if you live within a few hours drive or train ride. There are a ton of hotels and good public transportation in the form of buses and trolleys so you don’t need a car once you arrive. Not to mention Uber and Lyft. The show will be on the edge of Little Italy and just a short way from the party crazy neighborhood called the Gaslamp Quarter. Both these neighborhoods are filled with restaurants and bars. And the place they’ll be playing at is known to be a great music venue, which being in San Diego means they should not only have craft cocktails, but also craft beers; and lots of them I would imagine. So, if you like Hip Hop, good food, good drinks and amazing weather, you should go see Tha Native with E-40 at this very special venue in a really amazing city.
After San Diego Tha Native will be heading north to Anaheim where he’ll play at the very famous music venue, House of Blues, on May 17th. So, all you I.E., OC and L.A. peeps who don’t want to drive down to San Diego, you can go watch an amazing show in a world famous venue. After Anaheim will be the final show of the tour, which will be at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo. I’ve never been to San Luis Obispo before, but I understand it’s a pretty awesome city right along the California coast. Can’t get much better than that. If you’re in the area, come out and support Tha Native and see an awesome Hip Hop show.
I’ve heard the tour thus far has been really great. Nothing but very positive feedback from new and old fans alike. Tha Native’s DJ, MARK19, told me that some fans have approached him saying that their set, their performance on stage, was one of the very best they’ve ever seen. As I’ve said before in a past blog, few people go out on stage and give 100 percent in their performance no matter how big the venue is and no matter the size of the crowd. I believe it’s his constant desire to not only go out and keep performing because of his pleasure to entertain people, but also his simple desire to do it well. I mean, some people tour because they know they must do it in order to make money. Tha Native does it because he wants to put on an amazing performance for everyone to see. He’s an entertainer.
In the last blog I included some photos from the tour, but I said there would be more in the blogs to follow. With that said, here ya go…
These first photos are of the awesome merch table setup, which apparently shows some brand new stuff I hadn’t seen until I received these photos from MARK19. I’m pretty upset I can’t get my hands on some of those hats right now. Also included are a couple fans buying some merch from said merch table.
Here are a few random photos of Tha Native doing stuff like hanging out with Hip Hop fans and deciding on breakfast
Here are some photos that I will assume are on his way to the Pacific Northwest or in the Pacific Northwest like the ones at the famous Voodoo Doughnut shop in Portland Oregon.
Lastly, here are some photos of some of the venues from different perspectives and from both before and during performances.
That’s it for now. There are more photos to share, but once again, you’ll need to check back again soon.
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