Ginuwine, Juvenile, Chingy Backin’ It Up Into East Moline’s Rust Belt Saturday
Daiquiri Factory and The Rust Belt presents the Back That Up tour, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2020 at The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave., East Moline, IL. The tour features Ginuwine, Juvenile, and Chingy. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Ginuwine released several multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists. Juvenile is recognized as hip-hop royalty, and is one of the pioneers of hip-hop music in the South. He is known for his distinguished voice, and his unique delivery of hip-hop lyrics. The tour is sure not to disappoint long-time hip hop fans.
“Daiquiri Factory and The Rust Belt continue to bring a variety of genres to the Quad Cities. We have featured everything from rock to country. Now, we are proud to present hip hop royalty acts in the Back That Up tour,” said Kyle Peters, owner of Daiquiri Factory.
“The Rust Belt is an incredible venue and I’m proud to work with them to expand entertainment options for our community that large cities would be envious of. Having The Rust Belt as a partner venue allows Daiquiri Factory to bring a range of genres to the area year-round!” said Kyle Peters.
Back That Up is sponsored by Daiquiri Factory, The Rust Belt, The Buzz Entertainment Group, Rexroat Sound, and Michelob Ultra.
Daiquiri Factory will continue presenting live music acts at it’s location in downtown Rock Island but plans to continue its growing partnership with The Rust Belt during colder months or inclement weather.
Elgin B. Lumpkin better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is a Grammy-nominated legendary American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and philanthropist. Ginuwine’s career began as a member of Swing Mob, an R&B/hip-hop collective consisting of artists and record labels based in Rochester New York. The record label and music compound were founded by Donald Degrate better known as “DeVante Swing”, a member of popular 90’s R&B group Jodeci. With a multifaceted talent foundation, Ginuwine signed to Epic Records as a solo artist in the mid-1990s.
Ginuwine released several multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists. His commercial success came from his first 4 albums: 2X Platinum, Ginuwine…The Bachelor and 100% Ginuwine with featured hit singles “Same Ol’ G, “So Anxious” and “None of Ur Friends Business”, Platinum album, The Life, and Gold album, The Senior. Known for the edgy and alluring dance sound, the diversified palette next served a smooth and romantic single that soared. Peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100, the single “Differences” is still one of his top selling songs.
The explosive success in the 1990s appeared from collaborations with rapper Melissa “Missy” Elliott, singer-songwriter Stephen “Static Major” Garrett and producer Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley. Ginuwine and Timbaland became a hit-making duo when they displayed a combination of smooth vocals and an innovative production style that disrupted the music scene with the hit single “Pony“. Immediate success peaked “Pony” at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 with smooth upbeat tempos. The crave for “Pony” led to samples in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, a feature in a striptease dance performed by Channing Tatum in the film Magic Mike, a cover performance by Mike Patton and Rahzel in concert, and with relevance still today as a feature on the new FOX hit television show STAR.
With success on everything he touches, up next was a trio collaboration with R&B artists Tyrese (Tyrese Gibson), and Tank (Durrell Babbs). In 2012 the R&B supergroup called TGT was introduced and signed to Atlantic Records. This collaboration of three-game changers took the R&B world by storm. Their Grammy-nominated debut album Three Kings was released in 2013, an album that still has the fans yearning for more. Acknowledging his multifaceted talent, Ginuwine entered the acting arena. He was cast as R&B singer “Romeo” in the film Juwanna Mann, appeared in several episodes of Moesha as Khalib, and appeared on Half & Half as R.J. Jackson. Off-screen, Ginuwine co-starred in the Gospel Music Channel’s debut of John Ruffin’s stage play The Ideal Husband which also stars Darrin Dewitt Henson, Jackée Harry, Clifton Powell, Shirley Murdock, Shanti Lowry, and Erica Hubbard. He also appeared as himself in the NBC series Parks and Recreation.
In 2018 Ginuwine entered the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother 21. As a crooner and legendary artist in the industry for over 20 years, he still sell-out shows and carries a spotlight in sold-out tours; 2018 90’s Block Party Tour and the RnB Friday’s Live Tour Australia both with legendary lineups. Also carrying a large international audience, Ginuwine is selling out shows worldwide, countries as Africa, Australia, and Canada to name a few. His passion does not stop there, with new projects of music and more in the works, Ginuwine is the “Same Ol G”. His passion for his craft remains unwavering and he gearing to bring more.
New Orleans-based gangsta rapper Juvenile was born Teruis Gray. Juvenile is recognized as hip-hop royalty, and is one of the pioneers of hip-hop music in the South. He is known for his distinguished voice, and his unique delivery of hip-hop lyrics.
He began his performing career while in his teens, and in 1995 he released a regional smash single entitled “Bounce For The Juvenile”. He eventually crossed paths with Cash Money label owners Ronald and Brian Williams, who issued his 1996′s album Solja Rags. The album became a major underground hit, and set the stage for the Universal Records release of the 1998’s 400 Degreez album which sold over 4 million records. In 1999 the 400 Degreez album sparked two mega hits “Ha” and “Back That Azz Up”.
With Juvenile’s popularity growing, in 2000 the Solja Rags album was reissued nationally. He ended the year with the release of a new studio effort, Tha G-Code which sold over 2 million records. Project English then followed in 2001 and went on to platinum sales.
In 2002 he left Cash Money and formed his own collective, the UTP Playas (Uptown Project Playas), with whom he recorded an album, The Compilation. A year later in 2003 he returned to Cash Money and released the platinum selling album Juve the Great, which featured the chart-topping Billboard #1 hit single “Slow Motion.”
Juvenile was ready once again to shop for a new label after the success of the album Juve The Great, and in 2005 he released “Nolia Clap” a single from the UTP Playas that became another big radio hit. As he was signing a new contract with Atlantic Records, his Slidell, Louisiana home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane and its grim aftermath were hot topics on his 2006 Billboard #1 chart-topping album Reality Check.
He went on to release the albums — Cocky & Confident in 2009, and Beast Mode in 2010. And in 2011 he released Rejuvenation, an album primarily produced by DJ Mannie Fresh. In 2014 Juvenile worked again with Cash Money Records, as a part of the “Rich Gang”.
Juvenile still remains at the top of the music scene, after touching and inspiring generations of fans. He is a brand that has demonstrated longevity as he goes down in history as one of the world’s premiere recording artist.