J. Cole Announces World Tour

 

 

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Early Feb. 21, grammy nominated rapper/producer, J.Cole announced his seventh headlining tour. The 50-date tour will take him from South Carolina to Australia. He’ll be starting the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour June 1, in Columbia, SC.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 24.

4 Your Eyez Only Tour Dates:

June 1 — Columbia, SC – The Music Farm
June 2 — Jacksonville, FL – Maverick’s
June 3 — Tallahassee, FL – Potbelly’s
June 5 — Jackson, MS – Hal and Mal’s
June 6 — Birmingham, AL – Avondale
June 7 — Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
June 9 — Little Rock, AR –  Metroplex
June 11 — Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
June 13 — St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
June 14 — Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
June 15 — Louisville, KY -Mercury Ballroom
June 17 — Norfolk, VA – The Norva
June 18 — Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
July 6 — Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Juyl 8 —  Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 9 — Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
July 11 — Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 15 — Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
July 17 — Seattle, WA – Key Arena
July 18 — Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 21 — St, Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
July 23 — Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 24 — Chicago, IL – United Center
July 28 — Toronto, ON  – Air Canada Centre
Aug 1 — Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Aug 4 — Boston, MA – TD Garden
Aug 5 — Uniondale, NY – The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB
Aug 6 — Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Aug 8 — Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Aug 9 — Charlotte, MC – Spectrum Center
Aug 11 — Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
Aug 14 — Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Aug 16 — Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Aug 18 — Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Aug 19 — Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Aug 20 — Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sept 29 — Copenhagen, Denmark @ Tap1
Sept 30 — Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
Oct 1 — Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Oct 3 — Cologne, Germany – Palladium
Oct 5 — Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome
Oct 6 — Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
Oct 7 — Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle Offenbach
Oct 9 — Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
Oct 10 — Paris, France – Le Zénith Paris- La Villette
Oct 12 — Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
Oct 14 — Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
Oct 15 — London, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct 18 — Dubin, Ireland – 3Arena
Oct 20 — Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
Oct 21 — Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Oct 22 — Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
Dec 1 — Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
Dec 2 — Brisbane, Australia – Riverstage
Dec 5 — Sydney, Australia  –  Hordern Pavillion
Dec 6 — Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
Dec 9 — Perth, Australia – HBF Stadium

D.R.A.M Returns to the Top

 

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Does. Real. Ass. Music AKA D.R.A.M returns to the number 3 spot on this week’s R&B/Hip Hop singles chart with his popular record “Broccoli” feating Lil Yatchty.

Selling 113,828 units during the seven days leading to December 29 despite slipping to #11 only two weeks ago.

The hit was produced by J-Gramm and co-produced by Rogét Chahayed and Karl Rubin. It has sold a total of 1,029,315 units since making its official chart debut 36 weeks ago.

Be sure to check him out at one of the dates below.

2/1-Dallas- The Loft 

2/2- Austin- Grizzly Hall 

2/3- Baton Rouge- Varsity Theatre  

Robb Bank$ Confirms Cash Money Deal

Earlier today, Jan.5, Robb Bank$ confirmed officially signing to Cash Money/Major Entertainment.

Rumors were speculated about the signing when the Broward Country, Fla. rapper posted an Instagram video earlier this week were he puts his arm around Birdman and says, “2017 takeover. Cash money, n*gga.”

 

2017 time lil bitch FALCONIA otw. @birdman5star say he wit me 4lyf 🐥🕊 📽: @xvtvi

 

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The deal is a joint venture with Birdman and Universal Records.

Wale- Smile (New Song)

 

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Wale has been putting in work, since about mid-November he’s been steadily giving fans music with popular releases like “Heisman Watch” and “Black Is Gold.” The D.C rapper is back giving us a new feel good track “Smile” featuring fellow DMV native Phil Ade.

Check it out below.

Tory Lanez Drops Two Mixtapes

 

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Tory Lanez is starting 2017 with a running start.

For the second year in a row, the 24-year-old artist has shared two mixtapes on New Year’s Day. He released Chixtape 4 and The New Toronto 2, which are the follow up albums of last years The New Toronto and Chixtape 3.

The mixtapes feature A$AP Ferg, Rick Ross and Cash Money’s Jacquees with production from Lanez, Play Picasso, C Sick and araabMUZIK.

He began teasing about their releases back in October tweeting:

And in November tweeting:

 

He begin releasing details about the albums in December via tweets:

 

 

 

On New Years Day we got a video teaser:

Then later that day he finally gave us the links to download both tapes. If you haven’t had the chance to listen to them, make sure to follow these links to download them.

Future- Buy Love (New Song)

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Future released a new song on the low.

To many of his surprised fans, not only did he release a new song but a video with it as well. The video visuals are distorted and very VHS tape-like. The production starts with a melody made with what sounds like a child’s toy but it fades into the background when the verse comes in but comes back with the chorus. The lyrics are about money and what it can do for a lady,

Via HNHH, the song itself comes with little information– Future shared it in a tweet, without prefacing it, and no producer credit it listed yet.

Check it out below.

Yelawolf Changes Name

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With his tour cancelled mid-way through back in  November. Being emitted into a psych ward by former manger, it appears that he has come out of his hiatus with a brand new identity, no longer wanting to go by Yelawolf.

Thought to be only an Instagram name change, he has decided to keep his government name, Michael Wayne Atha, as his new rap moniker going forward.

He explains in a recently uploaded Instagram post. MWA says he decided to go the sober route after losing one of his close friends. He also explains that he’s lost “everything” and that he’s maintained his sobriety for 300 days.

… they couldn’t handle my vision .. I hoaxed the “suicide” of Yelawolf with my ” blood art ” along side a manic depressive state of mind from years of alcoholism .. after loosing my BiggieSmallz @shawtyfatt I decided to sober up and rebrand my new music as Michael Wayne Atha MWA (my given name from my beautiful mother Sheila Diane the original gangster .. named after Michael Landon and John Wayne) and shook the fuckin game 💥.. so much so that my own X manager and wanna be father had me apprehended and thrown in the psych ward in SD .. where they tried to break me and feed me drugs for 72 hours against my will .. I lost everything .. and lost 95% of every so called friend and business associates during my stay … and I bounced back so fuckin hard and fast they should give me my own line of Olympic diving boards .. my soul must be spring loaded … I am HipHop’s answer to rock and roll .. and Nashville’s answer to the debauchery they called pop country rap, did it.DONE !! currently inspired by the dopeness pouring out of California … I found it time to rejoin myself on the west coast as the SKATEBOARDER of 28 years, the Visionary, CEO, White Trash High Fashion designer and Creative Director of my Mothers new multi conglomerate company SLUMERICAN … that’s right .. I gave her the keys .. congrats mom !! Your the illest !!!! God is good .. I’m pushing 300 days sober … and happier than ever … I love you all .. and thank you for your prayers .. they didn’t go in vein .. so check this out all you other demonic sons of bitches .. you 👮 fucks .. I’ll OWN that 51/50 MOTHER FUCKERS !! Cause We both got what we wanted .. you humiliated me infront of my fans family and friends … and I came out the other side as the Alexander McQueen of skateboarding .. and it’s PlanB /SkateMafia / 3.6 SLUMAFIA / and with the blessings of Del the funkyhomosapien .. I am NOW with the mighty mighty Hieroglyphics Crew !!! .. that’s HIGH FASHION BITCH 💥💥💥💥 … FUCK THATS SEXY !!! 🔩 MWA !! 🦅footage provided by my Angel for the day .. my brother Insta : @jake3944 Facebook Jacob Moreno .. and my 51/50 blood line will be available soon ✂ #slumerican

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Travis Scott Covers XXL’s Winter Issue

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Houston native, Travis Scott, will debut in his first solo magazine cover with XXL’s Winter 2016 issue. 

Scott is wrapping up a great year, with the success of his second solo album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which landed the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200 list the same week of its debut.

The album brought us three hit singles: “wonderful” featuring The Weekend, “pick up the phone” with Young Thug featuring Quavo, and “goosebumps” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

The Winter 2016 issue of XXL hits stands everywhere December 27

Big Sean- Bounce Back (Video)

Big Sean released a music video for his latest single “Bounce Back”, directed by Kid. Studio, Dec 12.

The trippy surreal video switches from flames, wolves , twerking and flashes of vivid colors like purples, pinks and blues as the Detroit native spits lyrics boasting about his hip-hop dominance.

The track dropped back in October, produced by Hitmaka and Smash David with additional production courtesy of Metro Boomin and Amaire Johnson.

Big Sean released his third studio album back in 2015 , Dark Sky Paradise and earlier this year in April, he and Jhené Aiko release their self-titled debut album, Twenty88. We look forward to seeing this single and more his upcoming fourth studio album, hopefully sometime soon.

Rumored J.Cole Predictions for Newest Album 4 Your Eyez Only

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Unless you live under a rock, then you know about J. Cole’s 4th studio album 4 Your Eyez Only. What you might have not realized is how big this fire is spreading. Barley 24-hours into its release, Dec.9, rumors are already surfacing about its huge success.

According to HDD, album sells are being predicted to be between 400-500K copies just in the opening week. In comparison to Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which moved approximately 375K copies in its first week, Cole might be looking at a hundred grad increase this go round if all predictions become true.

Although its release has been short, it has already stirred the drama pot. Cole released the documentary Eyez which featured the tracks “False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies”. Those songs caused a commotion in the hip-hop community over veiled remarks he made about Wale and possibly Kanye West and Lil Yachty.

Like his previous album, 4 Your Eyez Only doesn’t have any features. The 10-song project contains production from Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, Cardiak, Vinylz, Childish Major, Elite, Ron Gilmore and others.

Eyez has flown up to take the #1 spot at iTunes immediately upon release, while track “Deja Vu” moved into the Top 5. The album also occupies the top two spots (in explicit and clean versions) on Apple Music’s streaming albums chart, while tracks occupy the Top 10 spots on the Top Songs leaderboard. If you still haven’t heard the album be sure to check it out here.