Wisconsin is just not a Hip-Hop friendly state as of late. Hip-Hop fans in the city of La Crosse(WI), were promised a show featuring major Hip-Hop vets: Naughty By Nature, Cypress Hill, and Warren G. Local promoters were working with what they thought was a credible booking agent to get the rappers to an event called the Hip-Hop 2011 Monsters of Hip-Hop Show. The show was supposed to take place on the Southside Oktoberfest Grounds on August 20, 2011. Fans went so far as to drop about $100 per ticket to see their legendary Hip-Hop favorites. However, it has now come to pass that the show is a fake. Cypress Hill’s website spread the official word that the show is a fraud. Then reps for Naughty By Nature also confirmed that the event wasn’t real, as the fellas will be in Japan on the show’s scheduled date. And the final evidence is the fact that Warren G will be out of the country as well. He will be touring in Europe on the date in question.
The organizers for the event were eventually able to reach legitimate reps for Cypress Hill but were unable to book the group for a later time. As a result the show has been canceled. It is said that people not only lost a potentially great concert but thousands of dollars as well. There has been no word on whether or not people will receive some type of refund. Or on what will happen to the con artists who set this whole scam in motion. Should anything more of interest develop, there will be an update.
Just because they won’t be visiting the state, doesn’t mean fans can’t keep up with the big name Hip-Hop acts. Check out the artists via their respective websites: Naughty By Nature, Cypress Hill, and Warren G.
And for more Hip-Hop articles, check out this previous story on the Hip-Hop related controversy taking place here in Milwaukee.