R. City presented by Young Hawaii & Power 104.3
Hosted by Micah Banks & Romeo Valentine
Among tracks for Usher, R. Kelly, Juicy J, Chris Brown, Ciara, Justin Bieber, and Future, R City blessed the world with multiplatinum, char-dominating hits like Rihanna’s “Pour It Up,” Nicki Minaj’s “The Night Is Still Young,” and Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop,” to name just a few. However, that’s only one side of the St. Thomas-born brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas. They’ve got something to say their new single, “Locked Away” Featuring Adam Levine – A taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming album to be released on Kemosabe/RCA Records. Both singing and rapping, the boys have always wanted to put out their own music- “it’s the only thing I’ve wanted since I was nine-years-old,” affirms Theron. They had developed an incredible following in St. Thomas, becoming the Virgin Islands most popular and prominent group with countless sold out shows and multiple independent releases.
Instead of attempting to assimilate with the flavor-of-the-month, they dove headfirst into fashioning a singular style of their own. Now, R. City embraces cinematic hip-hop storytelling, Caribbean flavor, and pop palatability, yielding something uplifting and undeniable in the process. “It’s our own genre,” asserts Theron. “We call it Caribbean hip-hop. There are elements of rap and the islands. This is the first time most people will really hear us, so we wanted to come out with something big.” The new single, “Locked Away” [Feat. Adam Levine of Maroon 5], couldn’t get any bigger. After resounding piano keys, the track bobs and weaves between vibrant verses punctuated by reggae-inspired percussion and a massive hook from Levine.
Now, R. City is delivering their message loud and clear. “I want everybody to know we stand for something,” Theron leaves off. “We’ve heard every negative thing you can hear. It doesn’t matter, we always just kept going. When you listen to our music, you can hear the passion and realness. We did it. If you’re trying to do something, do not let anybody stop you. Our music is a testament to that.”“This is our statement,” says Timothy. “This is what we’ve always wanted to say and what we wanted to bring to the world.”
A local opening act will be announced soon.
Details on the Show:
Where: The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd 3rd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96814
When: Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Lounge Doors: 6:00pm (21 and up)
Hall Doors: 8:00pm (All Ages accompanied by an Adult)
Show: 9:00pm (All Ages accompanied by an Adult)
Prices: $20.00 Limited Early Bird Tickets plus applicable fees
Tickets available Wednesday, April 20th at 10:00am at:
JointheRepublik.com / Flavorus.com / Local Motion Stores / The Safehouse (the Lounge within The Republik) Tuesday through Saturday 6:00pm until 1:00am with a $2.00 service fee per ticket / The Republik Box Office Tuesday through Friday 10:00am until 6:00pm with a $2.00 service fee per ticket $25.00 General Admission plus applicable fees, increase day of the show plus applicable fees.