PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce 5’9”) Announce PRhyme 2 Tour Dates

While PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce 5’9”) achieved many milestones with their debut collaborative effort, the iconic duo’s follow-up PRhyme 2, which was released on 3-16-18 further cemented the ambitious group’s artistic legacy.

PRhyme 2 debuted at #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart and #2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, the projects second single, “Rock It,” has been predominantly featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter and they delivered an unforgettable performance of “Flirt” featuring 2 Chainz on the Jimmy Fallon Show.

The fans demanded it, so today Premier and Royce announced via an exclusive news premiere with Complex that they are going to take PRhyme on the road for a not to be missed seven-city tour run which will kick off on May 30th in Philadelphia and concludes on June 15th in Los Angeles.

“I look forward to getting back on the road and touring the country with Preem as PRhyme” Royce asserted.  “We had so much fun making this album and having the ability to share our vision with the world via our one of a kind live show is a great reward.” Further, DJ Premier added “PRhyme 2 brings another chapter of a unique union of what me and Royce present when we form our legacies together as PRhyme.  It’s only right to double up both projects and light the fuse.”

In addition to announcing their new tour, PRhyme is also releasing the release date for the vinyl release (Double Vinyl Album) of PRhyme 2 along with the Instrumental Album; both of which will be released on 4-20-18 and are available for pre-order.

PRhyme 2 Tour Dates:

5-30-18- Philadelphia, PA (TLA)

5-31-18- Boston, MA (Paradise)

6-2-18- Washington, DC (Howard Theater)

6-5-18- New York, NY (Highline)

6-7-18- Detroit, MI (St. Andrews)

6-14-18- San Francisco, CA (Slims)

6-15-18- Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)


No I.D. To Executive Produce Tobi Lou’s Debut Album

On the heels of the success of his viral release “Troop”, ArtClub International-signee, Tobi Lou, will have his debut album executive produced by the legendary No I.D.
We are excited about this pairing! When asked about the pending musical collaboration, Tobi stated, ​”I don’t think I even have the proper word that could legitimately describe how excited I am right now. Being from Chicago, ever since I heard Kanye [West] mention NoID on Last Call he’s been someone I’ve hoped to work with one day. And now it’s actually happening, so I guess the proper word is surreal, that’s how it feels.” Surreal.
The to-be-named album will also helm Tobi Lou, Taz Askew, and Tobi’s manager/A&R Derrick ‘Lottery’ Hardy as executive producers, and is slated to be released commercially summer 2018.

In the interim, you can ancipate the second installment of Tobi Lou’s ongoing series on April 27th. ​

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Stalley announces appointment of Smitti Boi as head of A&R for label, Blue Collar Gang

Hip hop artist Stalley (@stalley) today announced the appointment of long-time producer and engineer, Smitti Boi (@therealsmitti), as the head of A&R for his label Blue Collar Gang (BGC), effective immediately. Smitti’s new role includes overseeing the label’s music output from a lyrical and sonic perspective, while also finding and developing new and existing talent for BCG. He will play an active role in advising on projects and placements for the label’s roster of artists and producers.


The Atlanta-based producer and former MMG hip hop artist first met backstage at A3C music festival a few years ago, which later led to a studio session and eventual friendship. Stalley and Smitti are currently working on a collaborative project that will drop later this year. Smitti Boi’s producer credits include CeeLo Green, Boosie Badazz, B.o.B., Stalley, Curren$y, Starlito and more.

On his new appointment, Smitti Boi said, “My goal is to bring everything I can to Blue Collar Gang. I want to give the fans great music from not only Stalley, but the entire roster of BCG talent.” While he will continue producing music for other artists, his primary and day-to-day focus will be elevating the label and its artists.

JAY-Z and Beyoncé Announce ‘On the Run II Tour’

Hov and Bey will be touring across Europe and North America from June to October, with stops in Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles and many other cities.

Pre-sale starts this Wednesday, March 14th, with general sale going live next Monday, March 19th.

Check out the dates and trailer below.

June 06 – Cardiff, UK @ Principality Stadium
June 09 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
June 13 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
June 15 – London, UK @ London Stadium
June 19 – Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Arena
June 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium
June 25 – Stockholm, SW @ Friends Arena
June 28 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion
June 30 – Warsaw, PL @ Stadion Narodowy
July 03 – Cologne, DE @ RheinEnergieStadion
July 06 – Milan, IT @ San Siro
July 08 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico
July 11 – Barcelona, ES @ Olympic Stadium
July 14 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
July 17 – Nice, FR @ Allianz Riviera
July 25 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 28 – Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Aug. 02 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 05 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Aug. 08 – Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Stadium
Aug. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Aug. 13 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Aug. 18 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
Aug. 23 – Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt Stadium
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 29 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
Aug. 31 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
Sept. 11 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Sept. 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sept. 15 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
Sept. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
Sept. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
Sept. 27 – San Diego, CA @ SDCCU Stadium
Sept. 29 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium
Oct. 02 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place

Starz And Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell Debuts The Official Trailer for their New Docuseries “Warriors of Liberty City” Ahead of the World Premiere at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival

STARZ debuts the official trailer and character images for new original docuseries “Warriors of Liberty City” ahead of their World Premieres at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival this week. “Warriors of Liberty City” was chosen as Official Episodic Selections at the festival with a Q&A on Monday, March 12th.

Panel Information:

“Warriors of Liberty City”
Monday, March 12th
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Vimeo Theater

World premiere screening of the first episode, followed by a Q&A with creator, producer, and director Evan Rosenfeld (“30 for 30,” “Vice World of Sports”), hip hop pioneer, executive producer, and Warriors program founder Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, Duke Johnson (Cleveland Browns) and executive producer Maverick Carter (“Survivor’s Remorse”).

“Warriors of Liberty City,” a docuseries from PGA award-winning director and producer Rosenfeld explores Liberty City – a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Florida that is arguably the NFL’s largest, most successful football factory. The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by an unlikely mentor: hip hop pioneer Luther Campbell, better known as “Uncle Luke.” Before Liberty City native Barry Jenkins won his historic Oscar® for Moonlight, the city was best known for producing some of the biggest names in football, including Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson, and Teddy Bridgewater. It’s a place synonymous with poverty and gun violence, but in the face of incredible challenges and personal tragedy, the Warriors of Liberty City learn to triumph both on and off the football field.

Follow Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell at @Unclelukereal1 (Instagram and Twitter).Follow “Warriors of Liberty City” on Twitter at @Warriors_Starz.
Join the conversation with #WarriorsSTARZ and #WarriorsSXSW.

Tip “T.I.” Harris Officially Ends Atlanta Protest of National Chain Restaurant, Houston’s

Tip “T.I.” Harris has finally came to terms with national restaurant chain, Houston’s, after Tip, Jay Morrison and Ernestine Johnson kicked off a local protest of all Atlanta locations due to the mistreatment of minority patrons and employees.

Official Statement from Tip Harris:
“Over the past few months, we (me, Ernestine Johnson and Jay Morrison) have had some tough, yet productive discussions with Houston’s. Our goal was to bring to light specific issues that we felt they needed to address and correct. I am proud of the progress and look forward to continuing the dialogue and working together in the same communities that have helped make their business so successful.

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SpitFireHipHop & Spit Fire Frenzy Will Take Place on March 16, 2018

The first ever ‘Spit Fire Frenzy’ will take place on March 16, 2018 in association with Most Precious Promotions cordially invite you to attend the sure to be exciting ‘Spit Fire Frenzy’ at SXSW. The lineup includes Headkrack from the Ricky Smiley Morning Show and Dish Nation. The Bodega Brovas, K’Valentine (Talib Kweli signee), Mahdi and more. Also featuring a premiere cypher and some of the world’s finest DJs will be live. The list includes DJ Jus, DJ J MIXX, DJ Pucca Scott, DJ Special K, and DJ Presstige.

The event will take place at the Austin Toy Museum in downtown Austin. Alongside the performances, there will be lots of fun to be had by all in this unique venue.

Join us on March 16 and be part of this history making event.

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Grammy-Award Winning Indie Rock Band Portugal. The Man Announces Indie Rap Artist Jack Harlow On Their Nationwide Tour

Rap’s secret weapon, Jack Harlow, has been dominating the tour and festival spaces this spring and summer. His debut project Gazeboopened everyone’s eyes to the world of Jack Harlow and his creative crew, known as Private Garden. Jack’s latest additions to his ever-growing schedule are with none other than Grammy-Award winning indie rock band, Portugal. The Man. Known for their breakout hit “Feel It Still”, Portugal. The Man has been dominating the indie rock scene. Now, with Jack Harlow being added as a performer for part of the May stretch, fans will have the best of both worlds from two of todays freshest and unique artists.

Make sure you click the link below to get tickets!

YFN Lucci Announces Debut Album, Ray Ray From Summer Hill + Reveals Cover Artwork!


After months of anticipation, platinum-certified and critically-acclaimed Atlanta rapper and singer YFN Lucci announces March 9, 2018 as the release date of his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Ray Ray From Summer Hill [Think It’s A Game Records/Warner Bros. Records]. The announcement includes a reveal of Ray Ray From Summer Hill’s striking cover art, featuring YFN Lucci.

YFN Lucci introduced the forthcoming record with the red-hot single “Boss Life” [feat. Offset]. Earlier this month, Lucci brought the house down at the BET Social Awards with a high-energy and hard-hitting performance of the song. Online, it’s quickly nearing the 5-million mark on Spotify and 4 million views on YouTube. Additionally, the album boasts the brand new banger “Street Kings” [feat. Meek Mill].

However, these two anthems offer just a glimpse of what to expect from his very first offering.

It’s time to meet Ray Ray From Summer Hill.

February has been a banner month for YFN Lucci. He celebrated his 27th birthday by throwing an Instagram-worthy circus-themed “Trap Du Soleil” party, which TMZcalled, “circus meets hood.” He also dropped the new Freda’s Son EP fueled by the standout posse cut “Propane” [feat. YFN Trae Pound & YFN Kay].

Celebrating the release of the album, YFN Lucci heads down to SXSW to perform at the Pandora showcase on March 14. If you’re in Austin, don’t miss it.

Singing and rapping with the same fiery force, YFN Lucci represents the next evolution of the Atlanta sound. Inking a deal with Think It’s A Game Records in 2014, he quietly developed into one of his city’s most powerful voices. Following the success of Wish Me Well, he unleashed Wish Me Well 2 in 2016. It yielded the platinum-certified smash “Key to the Streets” [feat. Migos & Trouble], which amassed over 43.2 million Spotify streams, turned up a high-profile remix with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Quavo, and landed on XXL’s “50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2016” and Vibe’s “The 60 Best songs of 2016” list. Forbes proclaimed YFN Lucci among “5 Breakout Hip-Hop Artists to Watch This Summer” and Billboard dubbed him one of the “Top 10 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2017”—he’s lived up to those claims with his EP Long Live Nut, and now Ray Ray From Summer Hill, (Think It’s A Game Records/Warner Bros. Records).

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