Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see Spragga Benz with DJ Bounty and Supa Sound at Negril Restaurant and Lounge. For $15, you get one ticket to the concert on Friday, March 8, at 11 p.m. (a $30 value).
From the moment his debut album, Jack It Up, dropped in 1994, Spragga Benz, who played "Wayne" in the movie Shotta, has been the face of authentic Jamaican dancehall. An incomparably nimble rapper who’s as deft at spitting lascivious rhymes as he is at offering deep, danceable pontifications, Spragga brings a style that emerges directly from a life journey marked by deep tragedy and profound triumph. In 2008, dark times put Spragga to the test when his 17-year-old son was shot dead by the Jamaican police. Such a loss, coupled with a recent conversion to Rastafarianism, compelled the artist to scribe some of his most poignant lyrics, which ring out on his newest album, Shotta Culture—a work that Vibe magazine referred to as “long-awaited, much-anticipated, and well worth the wait.”
Warning: contains cautionary violence