PHILADELPHIA - West Philadelphia's Dope Shows sold out the city's biggest indoor arena, The Wells Fargo Center. In celebration of five years of success in Philadelphia, Dope Shows Birthday Bash included headlining performances of notable rappers Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Gunna, and G Herbo. This celebration of arts and culture was Dope Shows' most significant show, and fans can expect this incredible Birthday Bash every year.
West Philadelphia Locals Sell Out The Wells Fargo Center
But Dope Shows isn't finished making their mark on its hometown just yet. At the Birthday Bash, Dope Shows cofounders Stephen Piner and Jamir Shaw made their way to the Wells Fargo Center stage for a significant announcement. In May 2022, Piner and Shaw are expanding the Dope Shows brand and taking the plunge into producing by opening a record titled Dope Records.
"Selling out the Wells Fargo Center was something we've always worked towards… but we're not stopping there." says Dope Shows cofounders Stephen Piner and Jamir Shaw, "With the Dope Records label, we're pushing to provide exposure for local artists to get their music out there and marketed."
This groundbreaking announcement was followed by a performance by Dope Records' first signed artist Toure. This fellow West Philadelphia local performed his popular hits, ATRN, Federal, and Out West. When Piner and Shaw were introduced initially to Toure's music, they knew he was something special.
Dope Shows believes Toure has the talent to make it big but hasn't been given the right platform. With the Dope Records label, the duo aims to help grow young, local artists, such as Toure, into household names.
About Dope Shows
In 2017, Philly natives Stephen Piner and Jamir Shaw established Dope Shows. This promotional agency focuses on creating unique entertainment experiences for the Hip-hop community. This concert promotional company is dedicated to using its Hip Hop platform to reach out to the community's youth and spread a message of anti-violence. Over the past four years, Dope Shows successfully hosted over 20 concerts in Philly, Boston, Baltimore, and DC, featuring the likes of Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Da Baby, MoneyBagg, and more. Dope Shows continues to make their mark in the hip-hop community while