As the hype builds up for Appleton Temptation Isle (ATI), the promoters have announced that hip hop artistes MIMS and Kid Capri will be part of the Stages event, set to take place in Negril on August 8.
CEO of Absolute Entertainment, Alex Chin, said he wanted to present something different.
“We just thought it fit to bring some diversity to the event since we are known to have the same DJs each year,” said Chin.
He continued, “Adding a great performer as MIMS, and Kid Capri, who wears the title of World’s Greatest DJ, will broaden the list of musical talents that Jamaicans have seen, thus introducing them to a whole new world of hip hop music.”
concept of Stages
The concept of Stages comes to life as both MIMS and Kid Capri will stage mind-blowing performances over the microphone and on the turntables.
Kid Capri hails from the Bronx, New York, where he is a DJ. He has toured extensively with multi-platinum artistes such as Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, L.L. Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, Nas, Lil Kim, Jay-Z, Usher, R-Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Dru Hill, and Aaliyah. He has also produced music for artistes like Snoop Doggy Dogg, 50 Cent, Heavy D, Camron, Big Pun and Jermaine Dupri.
MIMS, who is of Jamaican descent, became very popular with the single This Is Why I’m Hot, after he was discovered in 2001.
The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the US Billboard Pop 100.
His debut album, Music Is My Saviour, made the Billboardcharts, peaking at number four on the US Billboard 200. Other popular songs by MIMS include Like This and Move.
The ATI party weekend kicks off on August 5 with Chances. Other events include Hip Hop Jouvert, Tempted Glow, Pretty in Pink, Rhythm & Booze, ATI Toga Party, Stages, Jokers Wild Colours, Appleton Temptation Live, Wildsides and Fusion, closing the weekend on Sunday, August 9.