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[News] Future Announces “Honest” North American Tour

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Atlanta native, Future will be embarking on an extensive 45-city North American tour this spring. The “Honest” tour will feature artists Rico Love, Que and Bando Jonez, beginning on May 23rd in Milwaukee, WI and continuing through until July 12th in Montreal, QC. This will be Future’s first headlining tour in support of his forthcoming album, Honest which is slated to arrive on April 22nd via A1/Freebandz/Epic. Both, tickets and VIP packages will go on sale on Friday, April 4 at freebandz.com. Check out the full tour dates below.

Future “Honest” 2014 Tour Dates:

05/22 Milwaukee, WI- The Rave
05/24 Des Moines, IA- Val Air Ballroom
05/25 Chicago, IL- Concord Music Hall
05/26 St. Louis, MO- The Ambassador
05/27 Columbus, OH- Newport Music Hall
05/28 Cleveland, OH -House Of Blues
05/29 Detroit, MI- Crofoot
05/30 Rochester, NY – TBA
05/31 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/01 New Haven, CT- Toad’s Place
06/02 Providence, RI- Lupo’s
06/03 New York, NY- Best Buy Theatre
06/04 Boston, MA- House Of Blues
06/05 Philadelphia, PA- Trocadero
06/06 Richmond, VA- RVA Theatre
06/08 Washington, D.C.- The Fillmore
06/09 Baltimore, MD- Soundstage
06/11 Myrtle Beach, SC- House Of Blues
06/12 Miami, FL- TBA
06/14 Atlanta, GA -TBA
06/16 Jacksonville, FL – House Of Blues
06/18 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
06/19 Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall
06/20 Houston, TX- TBA
06/21 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
06/23 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex
06/25 Pheonix, AZ- Celebrity Theatre
06/26 Santa Ana, CA- The Observatory
06/27 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
06/30 San Fransisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
07/01 Sacramento, CA- Ace of Spades
07/02 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
07/03 Seattle, WA – Neptune
07/04 Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre
07/05 Edmonton, AB – Encore
07/06 Calgary AB – Flames Central
07/07 Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
07/08 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
07/09 Minneapolis, MN- Mill City Nights
07/11 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
07/12 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia

[News] Drake Announces 5th Annual OVO Fest w/ Outkast

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Drake has announced the 5th annual OVO Fest at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre; taking place in Toronto on August 3rd and August 4th, 2014. If that isn’t exciting enough, Outkast will be featured alongside Drake as they co-headline one of the biggest music festivals of the year. Although no other names have been announced as of yet, you can expect a star-studded lineup of performers to take the stage. Last year, Drizzy brought out TLC, Diddy, Mase, Miguel, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Kanye West, and more. Check out footage from Drake’s 4th annual OVO Fest below. Tickets for the event will go on sale Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 12:00PM via LiveNation.

[News] Kid Ink Announces “My Own Lane” North American Tour

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Following the release of his debut album, My Own Lane on RCA, Kid Ink has announced a tour of the same name in partnership with Live Nation. The Los Angeles native will hit the road for a 21-city North American tour, commencing on April 1st in Vancouver, BC and ending on May 31st in Cincinnati, OH. The dates will also feature King Los and Bizzy Crook. Here’s what Ink had to say:

“I live on the road, so once again I can’t wait to get out there and perform all my new records, and see how the fans respond,” Ink said. “Bringing along friend and collaborator King Los is also gonna be great. I know he’s gonna add some excitement to the bill as well as Bizzy Crook, whom I hear lots of great things about.” – Kid Ink

Purchase your tickets via Live Nation and check out the full tour dates below.

Kid Ink “My Own Lane” 2014 Tour Dates:

April 1st – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

April 2nd – Seattle, WA @ Neptune

April 4th – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

April 6th – Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues Sunset

April 7th – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

April 8th – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium

April 13th – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues New Orleans

April 16th – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

April 18th – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

April 19th – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

April 20th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

April 22nd – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

April 23rd – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

April 25th – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

April 27th – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Center

April 30th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

May 1st – Toronto, Canada @ The Phoenix

May 2nd – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 24th – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

May 25th – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

May 31st – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

[News] The Underachievers Announce “Eyes of the World” North American Tour

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American hip hop duo from Brooklyn, New York, The Underachievers have announced their first headlining North American tour beginning this spring. The “Eyes of the World” tour will also be joined by artists Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper. Kicking off in Boston, MA on April 2nd, the 29-city tour will make stops in cities including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami before coming to end on May 15th in ther hometown of New York at Irving Plaza. The Underachievers are aiming to release their first album, The Cellar Door this spring as well. Check out the full tour dates below.

The Underachievers 2014 Tour Dates:

April 2nd – Boston, MA – Middle East
April 3rd – Providence, RI – Met Café
April 4th – Montreal – Cabaret Underworld
April 5th – Ottawa – Ritual
April 6th – Toronto – Tattoo
April 9th – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
April 10th – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
April 11th – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
April 12th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
April 14th – Denver, CO – Cervantes Other Side
April 16th – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
April 18th – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
April 19th – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
April 20th – Portland, OR – Roseland (Peter’s Room)
April 22nd – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
April 23rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
April 24th – San Diego, CA – Porter’s Pub
April 25th – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
April 26th – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
April 28th – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
April 30th – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
May 2nd – Dallas, TX – JMBLYA
May 3rd – Austin, TX – JMBLYA
May 6th – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
May 7th – Miami, FL – Avenue D
May 8th – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
May 10th – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
May 11th – Springfield, VA – Empire
May 12th – Philadelphia – The Barbary
May 15th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

*all dates will feature Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper

[News] Childish Gambino Reveals 2014 “Deep Web” Tour Dates

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After the much success of his second studio album Because The Internet, Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is set to embark on the “Deep Web” tour. The North American leg of the tour kicks off in Oakland on February 27 before making its way to Toronto on March 24, where he will be gracing the stage at the Sound Academy.

Presale tickets for the Toronto and Montreal shows will go on sale this Thursday January 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM via Ticketmaster. Password: NEWYEAR Make sure to also take a look at the dates below and be sure to stay tuned for more updates.

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, Live Nation has added a second Childish Gambino show at Sound Academy on March 25th. Tickets available via TicketMaster.

Childish Gambino “Deep Web” Tour Dates:

2/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
2/28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UC Santa Barbara
3/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/04 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
3/07 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
3/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/17 – St Paul, MN @ Myth
3/19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
3/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
3/22 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
3/24 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Sound Academy
3/25 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Sound Academy
3/26 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Metropolis
3/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
3/29 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
3/30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/01 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
4/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park
4/29 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
4/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
5/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan
5/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

[News] Kanye West Announces 2014 “Yeezus” Tour Dates

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Yeezus! Kanye West is back at it again.

After concluding his tour in Toronto last year, Kanye West will be hitting the road yet again. Ye has now added more dates to his highly successful “Yeezus” tour. Kicking off February 13 in State College, Pennsylvania, the 9-city trek will include cities such as Baltimore, Montreal, and Hamilton before coming to an end in New York. Although Kendrick was originally featured on the initial tour, it’s unclear if K. Dot will continue on this leg of the tour or not. Take a look at the continued tour dates below.

Kanye West “Yeezus” 2014 Tour Dates

13-Feb State College, PA. Penn State
14-Feb Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Arena
15-Feb Newark, NJ. Prudential Center
17-Feb Montreal Bell Centre
18-Feb Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum
19-Feb Albany, NY Times Union Center
21-Feb Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
22-Feb Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
23-Feb Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

[News] Dom Kennedy Announces “Get Home Safely” Tour

Dom Kennedy and Skeme will be hitting the road for the “Get Home Safely” tour. This year, both artists released their debut albums, Get Home Safely and Ingleworld respectively. Now, fans will have a chance to see both artists perform live in concert. The 30+ city trek will begin on January 23rd in Baltimore, making stops in cities including Boston, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, and Las Vegas before concluding on February 27th in San Francisco. Take a look at the full tour dates below.

Get Home Safely Tour Dates:

1/23 Baltimore MD @ Soundstage
1/24 Washington DC @ The Fillmore
1/25 Boston MA @ Middle East
1/26 Philadelphia PA @ Trocadero Theatre
1/28 New York NY @ Irving Plaza
1/29 Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar
1/30 Syracuse NY @ The Underground
1/31 Toronto ON @ Hoxton
2/1 Detroit MI @ St Andrews
2/3 Minneapolis MN @ The Cabooze
2/4 Chicago IL @ Metro
2/5 Cleveland OH @ House of Blues
2/7 Miami FL @ Avenue D
2/8 Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
2/9 Charlotte NC @ Fillmore
2/10 Nashville TN @ Anthem
2/12 New Orleans LA @ House of Blues
2/13 San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
2/14 Dallas TX @ Trees
2/15 Houston TX @ Warehouse Live
2/16 Austin TX @ Empire Control Room
2/17 Baton Rouge LA @ Varsity Theatre
2/19 Denver CO @ Gothic
2/21 Las Vegas NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
2/22 Ventura CA @ Ventura Theatre
2/23 Santa Ana CA @ Observatory
2/24 San Diego CA @ SOMA
2/25 Santa Cruz CA @ The Catalyst
2/26 Sacramento CA @ Ace of Spades
2/27 San Francisco CA @ Regency

More dates to be added…

[News] Schoolboy Q Announces “Oxymoron” Album Release

Top Dawg Entertainment has taken a stranglehold on the rap game in the past year and to help build onto that success, T.D.E. member Schoolboy Q released a video announcing the official release date for his newest album titled Oxymoron. Instead of sending out a message over social media telling fans when to expect the album, Schoolboy Q made things a little more intriguing by putting together a minute-long trailer for his upcoming project.

The video is shot in black and white, and in the visuals we see both Schoolboy and his daughter Joy spending the day together. Q is on the phone with an unknown caller trying to come up with an album release date, while Joy is trying to get her father’s attention. We see that Schoolboy Q is too busy speaking on the phone, trying to figure out exactly what day to release the album, instead of paying attention to what his daughter is trying to tell him. Finally after being ignored for too long, Joy reaches down to her drawing pad and printed on the white surface is “#Oxymoron February 25th” in scribbly letters. After seeing what she had wrote, Schoolboy hangs up the phone and embraces his daughter, with the last heartwarming scene showing Joy on Schoolboy’s lap with the same drawing board facing the camera.

Make sure to cop Oxymoron when it’s released on February 25th and check out the video previewing the announcement below.

[News] Beyoncé Releases New Album on iTunes

Who could have ever imagined that we would receive an album from both. Jay Z and Beyoncé in the same year?

Following in her husband’s #NewRules footsteps, Beyoncé has just released an unexpected, brand new, self-titled album in which she’s calling a visual album. Earlier this year, B gave us singles such as “Bow Down / I Been On,” and “Grown Woman,” but there were rumours as if when she would release a new LP this year. Well, it’s arrived. The project, consisting of 14 songs 17 videos also features Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, her daughter Blue Ivy and several more. Available exclusively on iTunes, you can also watch part 1 of her “self-titled” behind-the-scenes video as well.

Beyoncé – Beyoncé Tracklisting:

1. “Pretty Hurts”
2. “Haunted”
3. “Drunk in Love” feat. Jay Z
4. “Blow”
5. “No Angel”
6. “Partition”
7. “Jealous”
8. “Rocket”
9. “Mine” feat. Drake
10. “XO”
11. “***Flawless” feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
12. “Superpower” feat. Frank Ocean
13. “Heaven”
14. “Blue” feat. Blue Ivy
15. “Pretty Hurts” [Video]
16. “Ghost” [Video]
17. “Haunted” [Video]
18. “Drunk in Love” feat. Jay Z [Video]
19. “Blow” [Video]
20. “No Angel” [Video]
21. “Yoncé” [Video]
22. “Partition” [Video]
23. “Jealous” [Video]
24. “Rocket” [Video]
25. “Mine” feat. Drake [Video]
26. “XO” [Video]
27. “***Flawless” feat. Chimamanda [Video]
28. “Superpower” feat. Frank Ocean [Video]
29. “Heaven” [Video]
30. “Blue” feat. Blue Ivy [Video]
31. “Grown Woman” [Bonus Video]

[News] TDE’s CEO Reacts to Kendrick Lamar’s GQ “Man Of The Year” Article

This past week, Kendrick Lamar appeared on the cover of GQ magazine as one of 2013′s “Men Of The Year,” while also being crowned “Rapper Of The Year.” However, it wasn’t all fun and games; as The Chief Executive officer of Top Dawg Entertainment, Anthony Tiffith released a statement in which he addresses the GQ “Man Of The Year” story that Kendrick was featured in. Below, you can read what the CEO had to say:

In 2004, I founded Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) with the goal of providing a home for west coast artists and a platform for these artists to express themselves freely and to give their music to the world. From our beginning in 2005 with Jay Rock, to developing Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, to most recently singing Isaiah Rashad and SZA. We, as TDE, have always prided ourselves in doing everything with heart, honor, and respect.

This week, Kendrick Lamar was named one of GQ’s 2013 Men Of The Year, an honor that should have been celebrated as a milestone in his career and for the company. Instead, the story, written by Steve Marsh, put myself and my company in a negative light. Marsh’s story was more focused on what most people would see as drama or bs. To say he was “surprised at our discipline” is completely disrespectful. Instead of putting emphasis on the good that TDE has done for west coast music, and for hip hop as a whole, he spoke on what most people would consider whats wrong with Hip Hop music. Furthermore, Kendrick deserved to be accurately documented. The racial overtones, immediately reminded everyone of a time in hip-hop that was destroyed by violence, resulting in the loss of two of our biggest stars. We would expect more from a publication with the stature and reputation that GQ has. As a result of this misrepresentation, I pulled Kendrick from his performance at GQ’s annual Man Of The Year party Tuesday, November 12th.

While we think it’s a tremendous honor to be named as one of the Men Of The Year, these lazy comparisons and offensive suggestions are something we won’t tolerate. Our reputation, work ethic, and product is something that we guard with our lives.

Update: GQ’s Editor-in-Chief has issued a response of his own:

‘Kendrick Lamar is one of the most talented new musicians to arrive on the scene in years. That’s the reason we chose to celebrate him, wrote an incredibly positive article declaring him the next King of Rap, and gave him our highest honor: putting him on the cover of our Men of the Year issue. I’m not sure how you can spin that into a bad thing, and I encourage anyone interested to read the story and see for themselves. We were mystified and sorely disappointed by Top Dawg’s decision to pull him at the last minute from the performance he had promised to give. The real shame is that people were deprived of the joy of seeing Kendrick perform live. I’m still a huge fan.’ — Jim Nelson, GQ editor-in-chief

[News] J. Cole Announces Additional “What Dreams May Come” North American Tour Dates

Today, J. Cole announced that he will be adding more dates to his “What Dreams May Come” tour. The Roc Nation MC is currently on tour in Europe for What Dreams May Come, but he will be coming back to North America for the second edition of shows, although this time he’ll be without Wale. The second leg of his tour will commence on January 14th in Vancouver, BC ending on February 1st in Mashantucket, CT. Stops along the way include Edmonton, Saskatoon, London, New York, and more. If you’re interested in purchasing tickets, they will be available Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00am on JColeMusic.com. Take a look at the full dates below.

J. Cole What Dreams May Come Tour Dates:

Jan. 14 — Vancouver, BC, Canada (PNE Forum)
Jan. 16 — Edmonton, AB, Canada (Shaw Event Centre)
Jan. 17 — Calgary, AB, Canada (The Big 4)
Jan. 18 — Saskatoon, SK, Canada (The Odeon Events Centre)
Jan. 19 — Winnipeg, MB, Canada (Burton Cummings Theatre)
Jan. 22 — London, ON, Canada (London Music Hall)
Jan. 23 — Montreal, QC, Canada (Metropolis)
Jan. 28 — New York, NY (The Theater @ Madison Square Garden)
Jan. 30 — Washington, DC (DAR Constituion Hall)
Feb. 1 — Mashantucket, CT (Foxwoods Casino)

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