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Hip-hop group Nappy Roots performing at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe

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What: Nappy Roots

When: 10 p.m., Friday, July 26

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (50 U.S. 50, Stateline, Nev.)

Tickets: $20 presale; $25 on day of (does not include taxes and fees)

Info: www.ticketmaster.com

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is bringing one of the great hip-hop groups of the early 2000s to Tahoe.

Nappy Roots will take the stage Friday night in the Vinyl Showroom.

The group from Kentucky landed on the hip-hop scene in the late ’90s.

Their commercial debut in 2002, “Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits,” contained some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Awnaw” and “Po’ Folks” — both singles off the album, which sold more than 3 million copies

Despite the success of that first commercial release, Nappy Roots managed to stay humble over the years, according to the bio on their Facebook page.

“After the international success of Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall. It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last 10 years. Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers.”

The Nappy Roots lineup consists of Skinny Deville, Fish Scales, B. Stille and Ron Clutch.

Dreda Dre is among the opening acts getting the party started Friday night. Some South Shore residents might know Dre as Andre Tyson, who was born and raised in the area.

Doors for the show open at 9:30 p.m., with performances starting at 10. General admission tickets are $20 if purchased in advance and $25 on the day of the show (cost does not include taxes and fees).

To learn more about Nappy Roots, visit nappyroots.com.




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