Prepare to immerse yourself in the rhythmic world of hip-hop as If You Know You Know (IYKYK) Music Festival descends upon the Phoenix Raceway this coming September 9th. Headlining this sensational event are none other than Lil Uzi Vert, Metro Boomin, and Denzel Curry. Kicking off the evening’s musical journey at 5:00 PM will be Rico Nasty and JELEEL!. As the sun sets over the Sonoran Desert, these trailblazers of contemporary music will illuminate the stage with their innovative sounds.
Lil Uzi Vert (real name Symere Bysil Woods) crafts a mesmerizing fusion of melodic rap and trap influences. His hallmark sound frequently showcases emotionally charged lyrics delivered with a distinctive vocal cadence. Woods’ genre-transcending approach has resonated deeply with a diverse audience, propelling him to a prominent position within the music scene. His capacity to seamlessly shift from introspective tracks to high-energy bangers underscores his versatility and enduring impact on the genre.
Metro Boomin (real name Leland Tyler Wayne) emerges as both a heavyweight producer and artist, etching an indelible imprint on the genre’s landscape. Renowned for his infusion of trap-laden beats, he stands as a pivotal architect of the contemporary sonic sphere. His production style encapsulates a shadowy and atmospheric ambiance, often complementing the raw and contemplative lyrics of his collaborating artists. Wayne’s contributions consistently push the frontiers of production innovation.
Denzel Curry (real name Denzel Rae Don Curry) commands attention with music that emanates raw intensity and thought-provoking lyricism. With roots deeply intertwined with Florida’s underground scene, Curry’s style effortlessly intertwines elements of hip-hop, punk, and experimental sounds. He navigates social concerns and personal challenges, striking a chord with listeners in search of substance and authenticity within their musical encounters.
Rico Nasty (real name Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly) concocts an exhilarating blend of punk rock and rap, challenging the confines of conventional genre norms. Kelly’s unapologetic lyrics and dynamic delivery have positioned her as a true pioneer within the industry.
JELEEL! (real name Abdul Jeleel Yussuf) breathes new life into the scene with a musical style that seamlessly melds elements of R&B and soulful melodies.
The Remarkable Venue
The expansive outdoor canvas of the venue, synonymous with high-octane racing, morphs into a captivating stage for an IYKYK lineup of unparalleled musical talents. It’s set against the stunning backdrop of Arizona’s landscape, so attendees will relish in an unforgettable fusion of live music and the adrenaline of the Phoenix Raceway.
Secure Your Tickets
To ensure your place in the midst of this talent-infused IYKYK extravaganza, tickets are available for purchase through TIXR at various levels: General Admission, General Admission+, VIP, and Table pricing. Secure your spot today and become part of this exceptional musical experience.