Though it was unofficially announced earlier this morning, the OFFICIAL release is now here. Wayne’s America’s Most Wanted Festival will now include T.I. AND Future kicking off July 5th. Dates and venues have yet to be announced, but I’m sure they’re coming soon. Sidebar: this is a GREAT look for Future Vandross. I Am Not A Human Being II drops March 26th. Tour dates below.
|7/09/13||BIRMINGHAM, AL||OAK MOUNTAIN AMPHITHEATRE|
|7/10/13||NASHVILLE, TN||BRIDGESTONE ARENA|
|7/12/13||ATLANTA, GA||LAKEWOOD AMPHITHEATRE|
|7/13/13||TAMPA, FL||LIVE NATION AMPHITHEATRE|
|7/14/13||WEST PALM BEACH, FL||CRUZAN AMPHITHEATRE|
|7/16/13||PITTSBURGH, PA||FIRST NIAGRA PAVILION|
|7/17/13||BALTIMORE, MD||1ST MARINER ARENA|
|7/19/13||WANTAGH, NY||JONES BEACH|
|7/20/13||PHILADELPHIA, PA||SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER|
|7/21/13||SCRANTON, PA||TOYOTA PAVILION|
|7/23/13||BANGOR, ME||BANGOR AMPHITHEATRE|
|7/24/13||HOLMDEL, NJ||PNC BANK ARTS CENTER|
|7/26/13||CHARLOTTE, NC||VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE|
|7/27/13||RALEIGH, NC||TIME WARNER PAVILION|
|7/28/13||VIRGINIA BEACH, VA||FARM BUREAU LIVE|
|7/30/13||BUFFALO, NY||DARIEN LAKE PAC|
|7/31/13||HARTFORD, CT||COMCAST THEATRE|
|8/02/13||WASHINGTON, DC||VERIZON CENTER|
|8/03/13||SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY||SPAC|
|8/04/13||BOSTON, MA||COMCAST THEATRE|
|8/06/13||CINCINNATI, OH||RIVERBEND MUSIC PAVILION|
|8/07/13||CLEVELAND, OH||KLIPSCH AMPHITHEATRE|
|8/09/13||DETROIT, MI||JOE LOUIS ARENA|
|8/10/13||CHICAGO, IL||FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE|
|8/11/13||ST. LOUIS, MO||VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE|
|8/13/13||INDIANAPOLIS, IN||KLIPSCH AMPHITHEATRE|
|8/14/13||MEMPHIS, TN||FedEx FORUM|
|8/16/13||DALLAS, TX||GEXA PAVILION|
|8/17/13||AUSTIN, TX||AUSTIN 360 AMPHITHEATRE|
|8/18/13||HOUSTON, TX||CWM PAVILION|
|8/20/13||OMAHA, NE||QWEST CENTER|
|8/21/13||OKLAHOMA CITY, OK||CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CENTER|
RESPECT: Sarah C.
Future Vandross is taking his Bugatti and running out West for a 16 city trek starting on April 5th in San Diego. The ATL hitmaker will tackle San Francisco, CA, Reno, Nevada, Tempe, Arizona, Portland, Oregon and other cities as well. No word on whether or not Future will tackle the east coast after he concludes the 3D Tour on April 27th. Check the dates, below.
April 5 – San Diego, CA – Belo
April 6 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
April 7 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
April 8 – San Francisco, CA – Folsom 1015
April 11 – Portland, OR – Roseland
April 12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
April 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 15 – Boulder, CO – The Fox
April 17 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
April 18 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
April 20 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Theater
April 21 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
April 23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
April 24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
April 26 – Langston, OK – Langston University
April 27 – Memphis, TN – Memphis Cook University
Spitta’s hard work gets some recognition as XXL gives his joint effort with producer Harry Fraud, Cigarette Boats, the nod for the best EP of 2012.
Well this is unexpected! Kanye called into HOT 97 this afternoon and spoke with DJ Enuff about his placement on the MTV’s Hottest MC’s list that has people in a tizzy right now. Ye broke down why he thinks his placement was below top 5 and believes that his BARS were not be fucked with over the past 365 days. He does, however make a great point about the structure of Cruel Summer. And i need more backstory on this whole Sway/TV thing, I’m a bit lostl ol.
Mr. Thorton has ALWAYS prided himself on keeping his feet planted in the streets, no matter what city or hood. So when it came to Pusha recognizing the untapped talent in his hometown AND throughout the country, it’s pretty easy to see the GOOD Music Goon knows what he’s talking about. In an interview with BoBo, Pusha talks his collaboration with Kevin Gates and even shows praise to Brooklyn spitter, Troy Ave. Check out the excerpt, below!
Yo, y’all gotta stop calling that man Fake Future, y’all gotta really go down to that Bayou man! 1500 deep, sold out! Like, stop playing! [Laughs] For me, it’s not always all about the name. You know, nothing towards Future, Future’s hot, Future’s doing his thing. But there are other people who are hot and Kevin Gates is one of them. I appreciate what he did for me on the mixtape and like I said man, get in tune. I think I threw a lot of gems out there, as far as people you may know, people you may not know. Kevin Gates, you may not know, but you better get in tune with him. I don’t be wrong! Troy Ave, get in tune! I don’t be wrong!
While everyone else may found Kelly Clarkson’s Grammy Speech on Sunday night cute and harmless, Wale didn’t take kindly to the Pop Star’s verbal slander, if you want to call it that. Reporting live from a post-Grammy dinner, Folarin gave his thoughts on music’s biggest night where he touched on the red carpet, Katy Perry’s delicious self, folks showing the gas face when they didn’t receive that pretty gold thang and much more. Below, Wale came to Miguel AND hip-hop’s defense. Check it out.
“I didn’t like the Kelly Clarkson back-handed comments to Miguel. I didn’t like that at all. I just feel like our urban music is belittled, a little bit. Not trying to offend nobody on the committee, but for a record as big as ‘Adorn,’ and it to not be presented as a real performance onstage; it was almost like a segue to an award. Again, I don’t want to offend anybody on the committee, but that wasn’t a very good representation of our music because ‘Adorn’ is gonna be around for the next 30 years.”
Montana and his wave is coming to a city near you. The Bad Boy spitter, whose debut album is slated for an April 16th release, his hit cities like Chicago, NYC, Boston, Atlanta, L.A. and plenty more. The tour will kick off in Washington, D.C. at The Rock & Roll Hotel (I just hosted an event there last Friday) on the 26th of February and conclude in West Hollywood on March 26th. See tour dates, below.
2/26/13 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
2/28/13 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
3/1/13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
3/4/13 New York, NY SOBs
3/5/13 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
3/6/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
3/8/13 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
3/9/13 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
3/12/13 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade – Hell Stage
3/14/13 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
3/15/13 Dallas, TX House of Blues
3/19/13 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
3/20/13 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
3/22/13 Portland, OR Peter’s Room
3/23/13 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
3/25/13 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
3/26/13 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
Fort Lauderdale Police are investigating a case which led to a Rolls Royce crashing into a building in the early hours of Monday morning. According to Police reports gun shots were fired around 5 a.m. in the Southeast 15th Avenue and E. Las Olas Boulevard area from a car causing the Rolls to plummet into an apartment building at 311 Southeast 15th Avenue. NBC Miami are reporting that the driver of the Rolls Royce was Rick Ross. Rick was celebrating his birthday at Club LIV hours before the incident. Story is still developing, more to come from this I am sure.
After letting go of that new two step scorcher, “Suit & Tie” featuring Baby Blue’s Pops, Timberlake took to his website to explain upcoming plans for 2013 which include a new album filled with some AWESOME new music. The Blue Eyed crooner revealed how he started to work on the album in a quiet manner and it WILL see the light of day THIS year. Check out the letter, below!
An Open Letter to you (the fans):
I hope this gets to you the right way. It’s the only way I know to do it. Some people may criticize me for the last 3 days. But it was fun, right?? Right?!?! Besides, I’d rather speak directly to all of you. And, who can knock me for having a little bit of fun with it?
Well… No more teasing. Although, it was A LOT of fun. (Did I mention that I’m having fun with this?? Ha!)
*Makes a serious face*
So, here goes:
This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the “grapevine,” I’m gearing up for a big 2013.
Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC.
The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn’t expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career… Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process.
What I came up with is something I couldn’t be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I’ve discovered along the way.
I’m calling it “The 20/20 Experience,” and it’s coming out this year.
I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.
That’s all I’m giving you for now… I know, I know! Again, with the teasing!!!
Get ready. This is going to be fun (well, at least it is for me).
Alicia Keys is ready to North America on fire. The songstress is set to hit the road for a 24-city trek starting March 7th with the ‘Set The World On Fire Tour’ co-starring Miguel. Alicia and Miguel will begin their journey in Seattle, Washington on March 7th and hit cities such as L.A., Miami, Houston, Dallas, NYC, Atlantic City, Boston, Washington, D.C. and many more. The tour concludes in Chicago on April 18th. Tickets for ‘Set The World On Fire’ go on sale January 18th at 10am. However, if you’re a Citi Card members will have pre-sale access starting on January 14th. Click here for more information. Tour dates, below!
March 7 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theatre
March 8 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
March 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
March 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
March 13 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino
March 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Center
March 17 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
March 18 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
March 21 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
March 23 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
March 24 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Time Forum
March 27 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center
March 29 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
March 30 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
April 2 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
April 3 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
April 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclay’s Center
April 6 – Mashantucket, MA – MGM Grand at Foxwoods
April 10 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
April 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 13 – Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G. Etess Arena
April 14 – Washington DC – Verizon Center
April 17 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
April 18 – Chicago, IL – United Center