Eminem’s “Rapture” event is slated to take place February 19, 2014, according to showbiz.com.au.
The event is also slated to include Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper and 360. These acts were reportedly selected by Eminem.
“Eminem has handpicked the now and the next for the debut dose of ‘Rapture,'” showbiz.com.au says.
Kendrick Lamar is slated to appear on Eminem’s upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The two are slated to collaborate on a selection titled “Love Game.”
In August, Lamar spoke regarding Eminem’s advice.
“Everybody knows Eminem’s penmanship is insane, so I think, for the most part, he focused on that as much as possible,” Lamar said to Los Angeles radio station Power 106. “That was the game that he was giving me and my crew. Always stay focused on the craft and not indulge in all the other crazy stuff that comes around.”
J. Cole opened for Eminem and Jay Z when the two emcees performed in New York’s Yankees Stadium in 2010.
Chance the Rapper is set to embark on his own Social Experiment tour through October, November and December. The tour is slated to begin in Champaign, Illinois on October 25. The Social Experiment tour is scheduled to conclude in Miami, Florida on December 7.
Action Bronson recently announced a collaborative project he’s working on with RiFF RaFF. The collection is reportedly titled Galaxy Gladiators.
There are several rappers named 360, but this line-up likely includes Australian emcee 360.
In June, 360 spoke with billboard.com about breaking into the Hip Hop scene in North America as an Australian rapper.
“When Eminem came out, it was a fresh thing to America, a White rapper who was big,” 360 said. “But at first glance it looked like a gimmick. When people dug deeper, you realized the dude was as talented as fuck. I think it’ll be a similar situation where an Aussie rapper will come out. It’ll (initially) be a gimmick because it’s an Aussie rapper, but then they’ll realize the guy can actually make music. That’s a goal.”
360 has also participated in North American Battle Rap events for Grind Time Now and King of the Dot.