NEPA Scene Staff

Rappers DaBaby and Lil Durk perform on Halloween at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

From a press release:

Snoop Dogg isn’t the only rapper coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township this fall.

It was announced today that two rising hip-hop stars, DaBaby and Lil Durk, will turn up the stage at “Halloween Massacre 2” on Thursday, Oct. 31, presented by Cruz Control Entertainment.

Following up the sold-out 2008 Halloween Massacre featuring multi-platinum rapper Lil Wayne, Cruz Control has coordinated another event with in-demand artists. The time and an additional special guest will be announced soon.

Tickets, which start at $40, plus fees, go on sale next Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the arena’s NBT Bank Box Office (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), and all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

DaBaby, also known as Baby Jesus, will be headlining and currently has one the hottest songs and videos across all platforms. “Suge (Yea Yea)” has been on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the past 18 weeks and has held ground as high as No. 7. The video currently has over 127 million views on YouTube.

He released his debut studio album, “Baby on Baby,” on March 1 via Interscope Records and gained praise by Rolling Stone, which said it “stood out for its sense of urgency.” It debuted at No. 4 on the Apple Music Top 100, No. 25 on the Billboard 200, and earned him a No. 1 slot on Pandora’s Trendsetters chart.

Ambushing the music scene in 2015 under the alias Baby Jesus, DaBaby made a huge impact on the North and South Carolina music scenes before embracing his current name, explained on “DaBaby (Intro),” a short introduction to 2016’s “God’s Work Resurrected,” his first mixtape under the new moniker. Multiple mixtapes followed in the coming months, with 2017 offering “Billion Dollar Baby,” “Baby Talk,” “Baby Talk 2,” “3,” and “4,” as well as “Back on My Baby Jesus Sh!t.” 2018 continued in a similarly prolific fashion with “Baby Talk 5” and “Blank Blank.”

Chicago-based drill rapper Lil Durk recently released his fourth studio album, “Love Songs 4 the Streets 2,” via Alamo Records. According to Hypebeast, Durk has aptly infused a ground-level glimpse of gang life in Chicago’s South Side within his lyrics, prompting a fluid rise to the forefront of the Windy City’s long-standing drill scene.

Lil Durk has released and is featured on songs with notable artists such as Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Chance the Rapper, and Future.