By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs

Sacramento’s home for Throwback Hip Hop and R&B--and Pacific Concert Group will hold the 3rd annual V101 Holiday Jam on Dec. 8 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

It's a showcase of hip hop and R&B artists together on one stage.
V101’s Holiday Jam will feature live performances by Ice Cube, E-40, The Luniz, Mims and Zapp.

Tickets for V101’s Holiday Jam are currently on sale at and the arena box office. Tickets start at $45 plus applicable service charges.

V101’s 3rd Annual Holiday Jam is co-produced by Pacific Concerts Group and V101.1FM.

Rapper, producer and actor Ice Cube, 49, rose to prominence in 1984 as a member of the short-lived hip hop group C.I.A.

After it disbanded in 1987, Ice Cube, along with Dr. Dre and Eazy E, soon formed the group N.W.A. which ushered in the West Coast style of gangsta rap.

The gritty, and often violent filled music, not only resonated with black audiences, but soon found its way into mainstream popular music. In the process, it cemented Ice Cube and N.W.A’s musical legacy.

However, it didn’t end there for the talented rapper. Ice Cube left N.W.A in 1989 to embark on a solo career and he never looked back.

He released the albums AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990) and Death Certificate (1991). Both albums went platinum in the US despite some critics calling them excessively violent and divisive.

After the release of “Death Certificate,” Ice Cube’s star continued to rise. He received critical acclaim for the 1991 movie “Boyz n the Hood.” Other movies followed such as the “Friday” film series which he also wrote.

Ice Cube also starred in the “Barbershop” movies, “Ride Along” and “XXX” series.

Ice Cube’s, outstanding 2015 biographical drama, “Straight Outta Compton,” which he produced and which featured his son O’Shea Jackson Jr, also garnered high praise.

In addition to acting and making music, Ice Cube continues to expand his entertainment empire. He has his own clothing line; “Solo by Cube” and founded the 3 on 3 basketball league BIG3, which predominately consists of retired NBA players.

iHeartMedia Sacramento owns and operates KBEB-FM, KYRV-FM, KYRV-2 FM, KHYL-FM, KSTE-AM and KFBK-AM and is part of iHeartMedia.

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America.

As the leading audio and media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio offers users the country’s top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities.

The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 120 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.

iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit for more company information.

Information used in this report obtained from iHeartMedia and Wikipedia.