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Kanye West is headed back out on tour. The G.O.O.D. Music leader announced the “Yeezus Tour” on Twitter this morning. The 23-stop tour will also feature opening performer Kendrick Lamar in select cities and special guests to be announced at a later date.
2 Chainz has made headlines this year, but not always for the best of reasons. In addition to a robbery at gunpoint this past Summer, the rapper was recently arrested during a tour bus drug bust.
In an interview on DJ Skee's "Skee Live," the Def Jam artist explained how he keeps the negative media scrunity from getting to him.
Jay Z’s personal bodyguard has died suddenly after a fracas with police.
Norman Oosterbroek, 43, has an extensive tenure as a personal bodyguard for the likes of Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kanye West, Drake and even Nelson Mandela. He died Monday night.
After speculation about a tracklist for his album began circulating the net yesterday, YMCMB rapper Drake released the real tracklist for his upcoming third studio album Nothing Was The Same last night.
The LP will include the previously released singles “Started From the Bottom” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” It will also include the song “Pound Cake” featuring Jay Z and another track titled “Wu-Tang Forever.”
Things just got realer for rapper 2Chainz, as police alleged that they found firearms and drugs on a tour bus that was impounded two weeks ago in Oklahoma City.
Official documents charge that the vehicle turned up two semi-automatic pistols, a 12-gauge pump shotgun, marijuana and prescription painkillers. A report from TMZ said that the rapper’s bus was pulled over because of a broken tail light but quickly authorities alleged they smelled marijuana.
B.o.B. recently addressed plans for his next album, Underground Luxury.
"I want to say that this project is a project that is kind of like a contrasting title, you know, Underground Luxury," B.o.B. said in an interview with Montreality. "I would say, to paraphrase it, this is connecting the dots, from who I was as an artist before the major success to where I'm at now. And it's a lot more unfiltered and unedited than anything I've ever done. So I think it's going to be a great project, great, monumental, career shifting project. I'm actually done with it, but we're really just having fun with it, man. We're making a movie, you know, me and my team. We're just kind of sitting back and watching everything, watching how people respond to music."
Kendrick Lamar recently discussed fashion and Hip Hop and addressed his own status in the fashion world.
"I feel comfortable with being a style icon," Kendrick Lamar said during an interview with Hypebeast. "That's something new. I've been hearing that for quite some time this past year."
Before Kendrick Lamar recorded his verse on "Control," the song featured verses from Jay Electronica and Big Sean. When Sean decided to leave "Control" off of his album, Hall of Fame, Electronica wanted the track for his own release.
The Made In America Festival took over the city of Philadelphia Labor Day weekend. If you were not able to make it to Jay Z’s annual event then check out some of the performances below.