Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NEWS: Kanye West & King Louie Were In The Studio Together

Kanye West and King Louie were in the studio recently. Will Louie land another feature on Yeezy's album?
Yeezus was filled with unexpected moments, but King Louie's feature on "Send It Up" was one of the biggest surprises. Since guesting on the experimental record, Louie has continued to release some of Chicago's best music, and may or may not have inked a deal with Drake's OVO Sound label (if not he's campaigning pretty hard for it).
Well, it seems like the magic of "Send It Up" may be recreated on Ye's impending project, as Louie shared a picture of himself and the McCartney-collaborating rapper on Instagram today. While there's no confirmation on what the two were up to in the lab, we're guessing that the collab will land in Kanye's hands rather than Louie's (but after "Nobody", who knows), so here's hoping it makes the final cut.


Check out the post below.


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NEWS: Dr. Dre Signed A Rapper Named Justin Mohrle

Dr. Dre Signed A Rapper Named Justin Mohrle

Dallas native Justin Mohrle is being groomed to be Dr. Dre's next big rap star.

Dr. Dre took Kendrick Lamar under his wing in 2012 when the then-rising rapper signed to Aftermath, and now K. Dot is veritable rap star and hip-hop darling. Although Dre's musical output may not be what it once is, he's still keeping his foot firmly within the rap game by forever signing the next best thing. Today, Dallas-based D Magazine profiled who's next for Dre's Aftermath, and it's a white kid hailing from Dallas, Texas.
We're still wondering when Jon Connor is getting his break, though? Whatever the case may be, it sounds like the new Aftermath signee, Justin Mohrle or JT as his friends call him, is still in the very early stages of career development. He's not allowed to talk on what exactly he's been working on with Dr. Dre since moving to L.A. in the summer of 2014. Much of his old music has also been wiped from the internet, and obviously the fact that he was signed to Aftermath was kept under wraps for the most part. 
However, D Magazine does provide you with some necessary info to get better acquainted to Dr. Dre's new protege. Apparently the D.O.C. was the one who connected Justin with Dre, after The D.O.C. passed along a demo the 23-year old did. The rapper was then summoned to Cali by Dr. Dre and has been "spending marathon 13-hour writing and recording sessions." As far as the people we do know he's worked with: King Mez, BJ The Chicago Kid and Gwen Stefani are all named. According to his Instagram, he's also touched base with producer S1 and Xzibit.
The D.O.C. told the magazine, "JT and I worked on a couple songs; Dre fell in love with the songs; Dre stole the songs from the kid, because he wanted to put them out as a unit. That’s the way this house is rolling. We’re all putting our energy toward building another classic for The Good Doctor. Then he’s going to take his time to help us build a classic for the youngster."
Read the full profile on Justin Mohrle here. Stay tuned, as the article says Mohrle won't be releasing new music until Christmas.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEWS: Mannie Fresh & Rick Ross Scheduled As 2015 BMI "How I Wrote That Song" Panelists

Mannie Fresh & Rick Ross Scheduled As 2015 BMI "How I Wrote That Song" Panelists

Rick Ross and Mannie Fresh will speak at BMI's annual panel the night before the Grammy Awards. 

Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) will be hosting their annual "How I Wrote That Song" panel Saturday, February 7th, 11:30 AM at 1Oak (9039 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Calif.) in Los Angeles. 
The 2015 panelists included Rick Ross, Mannie Fresh, Grammy nominated songwriter Ester Dean, Grammy award winning song writer and producer David Hodges, and country music's Natalie Hembly. 
Per BMI's website the panel "serves as a platform for panelists to discuss the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs." Previous panelists include NasBusta RhymesSnoop DoggJohn Legend, and Cee Lo Green amongh others. 
This event will be open to the public ages 18 and up, tickets are on sale for $20 in advance, $25 the day of, and can currently be purchased here

VIDEOS: Eminem Feat. Royce Da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf & Trick Trick "Detroit Vs. Everybody" Video

Eminem Feat. Royce Da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf & Trick Trick "Detroit Vs. Everybody" Video

Eminem rounds up some of his city's best for the "Detroit Vs. Everybody" video.

Eminem's Shady XV compilation was greeted with mixed reactions, but one record that everyone pretty much agreed on was "Detroit Vs. Everybody", a crew track which brought multiple generations of great Michigan talent together. 
While we weren't counting on the busy rappers to get together for a video, Em has managed to round everyone up to perform their verse in various Detroit locations. The black & white visuals reflect the gritty, cypher-like style of the track. Of course, much like his "Forever" verse, Eminem provides the grand finale with some hood-up battle raps, before Trick-Trick comes in for some mean-mug tough talk to close the clip.

TRAILERS: 50 Cent's "Power" Season 2 Trailer

50 Cent's "Power" Season 2 Trailer

Watch the trailer for the second season of "Power."

The 50 Cent-executive produced show "Power," which airs on Starz network, did extremely well in its first season out, and today we get a glimpse at what's going to go down in the second season with the first trailer. 50 Cent's character was just starting to get some shine at the end of the first season, and picking up where things left off, he'll be back to stir up trouble in the second season. The season doesn't air until the summer, but take a look at what you're in for above.
Recently Fif accused Fox's new show "Empire" of copying "Power." If you've watched both shows, what do you think of 50's accusations?

NEWS: A Documentary On Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" Is In The Works

 A Documentary On Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" Is In The Works

Raekwon and Ghostface screened a trailer for "The Purple Tape Files" at Sundance this weekend.

Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is a certified classic, depending who you're talking to, it could be viewed as the greatest Wu-Tang solo project (though it's almost cheating considering Ghostface is on nearly every track). It also gained the rare honor of a legitimately great sequel, with 2009's OB4CL2, but as the 20th anniversary approaches this year, Rae has one more surprise for fans of the project.
According to the Chef himself, he and Ghost hosted their own "Purple Carpet Screening" of the trailer for a documentary on the iconic debut, titled The Purple Tape Files. So far, there's no word on when the film will be released, but we're guessing it should be around August 1st, the albums 20th birthday.


Check out Raekwon's tweets and Instagram posts about the screening below, and check back for further updates on the doc.


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NEWS: Someone Tried To Sell Chris Brown's Jail ID For $10,000

Someone Tried To Sell Chris Brown's Jail ID For $10,000

A jail ID of Chris Brown's somehow made its way out of police custody and was listed for sale online.

Earlier this week, a jail ID of Chris Brown's apparently popped up online with a hefty price tag. It wasn't the price that caught Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos' attention, but the fact that the photo identification had somehow made its way out of police custody, where it belonged.
According to TMZ, the ID came from San Bernardino County Jail, a facility which Chris did not actually spend more than a couple of days, but happened to be a stop along the way to his Washington D.C. hearing in April (as Chris was incarcerated at the time, he made he spent nights at various jails on the way to his court date).
San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept. launched an investigation, and eventually found the seller. Authorities confiscated the ID, and questioned the man, who claimed that the card had been passed through a couple of friends before making its way to him. There's been no confirmation on how the ID made it's way out of police custody, or whether a crime was committed in obtaining it.

NEWS: Kid Cudi Talks Playing A Gay Character In "James White", Cut Kissing Scenes


Kid Cudi talks about the responsibility of playing a gay character in his new movie James White, as well as some more intimate scenes that were cut from the film.

While Cudi has seemingly been keeping a low profile from a public standpoint, it turns out he's been working hard on both acting and music in over the last year. While we heard news that he just wrapped filming a new movie with Zoe Kravitz last week, the Man On The Moon had a premiere at Sundance just this weekend, acting in and providing the score for Josh Mond's "James White".
Cudi's role is a gay best friend of the protagonist (played by Christopher Abbott), a challenge he was excited to take. "This was way different than anything else I've ever done," he told Billboard at the premiere. "It was dope to do that. I felt like I had a responsibility to present a different walk in life from that world."
The rapper explained that his sexuality is not a focus in the film, which he found progressive. "When he comes out of the closet it's not really a thing," he said. "I think that's something the world needs to see. 'Cause it's not a thing. We're all equal."
Cudi's only qualm with the final product was that a few of his more intimate scenes didn't make the cut. "I'm mad [Mond] cut out my kissing scenes with David," he said with a smile. "We made out so many times -- and it was so good! That's my only gripe."
As far as the music is concerned, director Josh Mond explained why Cudi was the prefect choice for the score. "I write a lot to music, and Scott's albums I listened to while I was writing," said the director. "It was an inspiration and motivation for me. He really understands me. For the score, we asked him to write something that really paralleled the characters and New York. He found something that's really beautiful, anxious and aggressive."

NEWS: Jay Z Calls New York Governor's Police Reform Plan "A Huge Step Forward"

Jay Z Calls New York Governor's Police Reform Plan "A Huge Step Forward"

Jay Z releases a statement responding to NY governor Andrew Cuomo's plan for police reform.

As New York state governor Andrew Cuomo called upon Jay Z and Russell Simmons to consult him on matters related to the criminal justice system last month, he's probably pleased to hear that Jay has come out in support of his reform plan. Among the changes proposed by Cuomo are recruiting more minority officers, funding body cameras and bulletproof vests and forming a statewide commission on police-community relations.  Following Cuomo's words about the plan during his State of the State speech last week, Jay has offered up a statement in support of the reform package:
"The criminal justice reform package proposed by Governor Cuomo today is a huge step forward in restoring fairness, protection, sensitivity and accountability for all under our justice system. I commend Governor Cuomo for his bold leadership in taking this issue head on at this critical time. This package presents comprehensive steps to protect and improve relations amongst all citizens. We cannot be divided, as every single human being matters. Together, we can move forward as a community, with mutual respect for each other and continue to make this great state stronger than ever before."
Hopefully, this plan will diminish police brutality in the State of New York.
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NEWS: Bobby Shmurda Gets A Gun Charge Dismissed

Bobby Shmurda Gets A Gun Charge Dismissed


Bobby Shmurda has one of the five charges against him dropped.

Finally, some good news for Bobby Shmurda. After the Brooklyn native and 12 other members of his crew were arrested and indicted in a high-profile incident last December, Shmurda's attorney is now saying that one of the five charges against Shmurda will be dropped. In an interview with Revolt, Howard Greenberg said that the “Brooklyn D.A. office announced that the gun case in Brooklyn will be dismissed in about two weeks."
The case in question stems from an incident in which Shmurda fired a gun into a crowd outside of a barbershop, and led to a "Reckless Endangerment" charge. With this out of the way, Shmurda still has to deal with charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia, both of which occurred after police aided his Brooklyn residence last year, as well as two counts of conspiracy.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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NEWS: Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Sold 60 Copies Of His $1000 Mixtape, "Mailbox Money"

 Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Sold 60 Copies Of His $1000 Mixtape, "Mailbox Money"

Nipsey Hussle made $60,000 off of 60 copies of "Mailbox Money."

Nipsey Hussle, we have to hand it to you, you're a marketing genius. After the L.A. rapper announced that he'd be selling physical copies of his December mixtape Mailbox Money (which was available for free in digital form) for $1000, Hussle claims that he's sold 60 copies as of last Tuesday. 
Speaking to The Guardian, Hussle said, “It surprises me, as much as I believe in it. Every time I get a transaction, I get a text on my phone, and I’ve been hitting them back. The feedback and the connection I have with these people help me understand the psychology of the person paying $1,000 for some songs that, realistically, you could download for free.”
Smart move by Nip, who'd previously sold copies of 2013's Crenshaw for $100 each. Will his next project cost $10,000?
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NEWS: A$AP Rocky Speaks On A$AP Yams' Death

 A$AP Rocky Speaks On A$AP Yams' Death

A$AP Rocky speaks at length on the death of A$AP Yams for the first time.

If you've followed A$AP Rocky's career, you know A$AP Yams has always loomed over it. From creative decisions, to promotion, to production choices, Yams was always around. The two were also good friends, or "brothers" as Rocky described their relationship in a recent Instagram post, so it was clear that the rapper would be deeply affected by Yams' sudden passing. Billboard caught up with Flacko, following the screening of his acting debut, "Dope", as well as a short musical performance at Sundance.
"That performance --that was just going to stop me from crying," he said, explaining why he decided to cut his set short. "I had to address it, because the whole time I was rapping and I wasn't into it, which is sad, but I just gotta keep it real. I can't front. It's even harder knowing that I gotta fly out in less than an hour just to go bury him. That's the part that eats at me."

Rocky later cleared up assumption-based rumors that Yams had passed from a drug overdose. "People were saying that Yams overdosed on drugs --he didn't overdose on any drugs," he explained. "I feel like people feel that way because that's all he's in pictures doing. When you see A$AP Yams you see Hennessey or purple drink, you see some type of controlled substance or illegal narcotic."

As far as the rapper's next project, Yams is still serving as executive producer, alongside celebrated musician Dangermouse. "I'm really intrigued for people to hear how that combination sounds. Yams manifested his powers into it."

Saturday, January 24, 2015

NEWS: Bobby Shmurda Gets A Gun Charge Dismissed

 Bobby Shmurda Gets A Gun Charge Dismissed


Bobby Shmurda has one of the five charges against him dropped.

Finally, some good news for Bobby Shmurda. After the Brooklyn native and 12 other members of his crew were arrested and indicted in a high-profile incident last December, Shmurda's attorney is now saying that one of the five charges against Shmurda will be dropped. In an interview with Revolt, Howard Greenberg said that the “Brooklyn D.A. office announced that the gun case in Brooklyn will be dismissed in about two weeks."
The case in question stems from an incident in which Shmurda fired a gun into a crowd outside of a barbershop, and led to a "Reckless Endangerment" charge. With this out of the way, Shmurda still has to deal with charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia, both of which occurred after police aided his Brooklyn residence last year, as well as two counts of conspiracy.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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NEWS: Lil Wayne To Sue Birdman For $8 Million

 Lil Wayne To Sue Birdman For $8 Million

Lil Wayne puts his money where his mouth is, demanding Birdman pay him $8 million and free him from Cash Money.

After almost two months of Lil Wayne complaining about his record label, it looks like he's finally doing something legal about it. The Cash Money/Young Money MC will target CEO Birdman in a suit that will ask for both $8 million and Wayne's freedom from the label.
TMZ reports that Birdman owes Lil Wayne that $8 mil as an advance for Tha Carter V that hasn't been paid yet. In addition to this, Wayne is alleging that Birdman is violating their contract by continually withholding release of the project.
While we wait for the story to develop, listen to Tunechi air out his grievances with Stunna on Sorry 4 The Wait 2
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

NEWS: No Showdown? Floyd Mayweather's Strength & Conditioning Coach Says Fight With Manny Pacquiao Won't Happen Because Of Bob Arum! (Floyd Co-Signs Via Twitter)

No Showdown? Floyd Mayweather's Strength & Conditioning Coach Says Fight With Manny Pacquiao Won't Happen Because Of Bob Arum! (Floyd Co-Signs Via Twitter)
Floyd Mayweather's strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza did an interview with Fight Hype and said that, while Mayweather will be fighting on May 2, the fight won't be against Manny Pacquiao. He also said that Pacquiao's manager Bob Arum is the reason Mayweather/Pacquiao isn't going to happen. "We're fighting May 2," he said, "but it's not going to be Manny Pacquiao. As soon as we get rid of him [Arum], we can get it on." Ariza obviously doesn't have the final say when it comes to who Mayweather does and doesn't fight, but his comments are interesting because Mayweather took to Twitter last night to co-sign everything that Ariza said! 

VIDEOS: Chris Brown Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Autumn Leaves

Chris Brown Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Autumn Leaves
Purchase Chris Brown's "X" album here on iTunes: http://goo.gl/6ZKUvr.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NEWS: New Jersey Cop Fatally Shoots Unarmed Black Man With His Hands Up! (*Warning* Graphic)

Not Again: New Jersey Cop Fatally Shoots Unarmed Black Man With His Hands Up! (*Warning* Graphic)
Dashboard footage from a fatal police shooting in Bridgeton, New Jersey confirm eyewitness accounts that the victim was stepping out of the car with his arms raised when officers shot and killed him, the Press of Atlantic City reports.

VIDEOS: R.I.P. A$AP Yams: A$AP Ferg Holds A Moment Of Silence And Pays Tribute To His Friend & A$AP Mob's Founder At His Concert!

R.I.P. A$AP Yams: A$AP Ferg Holds A Moment Of Silence And Pays Tribute To His Friend & A$AP Mob's Founder At His Concert!
During A$AP Ferg and YG's Best Coast Connection tour in the DMV.

VIDEOS: The Weeknd - Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)

The Weeknd - Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Purchase “Earned It” off the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" soundtrack here: http://smarturl.it/FiftyShadesSndtk.

INTERVIEWS: Producer Sonny Digital Speaks On Being Nominated For A Grammy For "Tuesday", How Artists Get Swerved When Asking For A Beat & More (Hot 97 Interview)

Producer Sonny Digital Speaks On Being Nominated For A Grammy For "Tuesday", How Artists Get Swerved When Asking For A Beat & More (Hot 97 Interview)

TECHNOLOGY: Next-Level Virtual Reality Technology: Microsoft Introduces Windows Holographic!

Next-Level Virtual Reality Technology: Microsoft Introduces Windows Holographic!

NEWS: The Walking Dead: Season 5 "Another Day" (Trailer)

The Walking Dead: Season 5 "Another Day" (Trailer)
The Walking Dead Returns Sunday, Feb. 8th 

MIXTAPE: Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 The Wait 2

 Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 The Wait 2

NEWS: Doughbeezy In Hospital After Being Pistol Whipped By Home Invaders

 Doughbeezy In Hospital After Being Pistol Whipped By Home Invaders

Houston rapper Doughbeezy was pistol whipped by home invaders before breaking free and shooting one of the suspects.

Houston native Doughbeezy was a victim of a home invasion on Tuesday, which left one suspect dead and one arrested. Reports surfaced today detailing that Doughbeezy was pistol whipped at the hands of the intruders, although he managed to fatally shoot one of his attackers.
According to a report from KHOU 11 News, the incident started at around 9:20 PM outside of the rapper's friend's residence. Two male suspects approached Doughbeezy and his friend's family, pistol whipping him and forcing the family inside their home. After Doughbeezy managed to get a gun from his car, he shot one of the suspects, while another one fled the scene on foot. The second suspect was later found by the police, hiding inside Wendy's. He's been identified as Marquez Romero Heckard. He faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated robbery.
Doughbeezy is currently resting up in the hospital, but as you can see from his now-deleted Instagram post, he's got some serious facial injuries. The deleted Instagram post also had the following caption on what happened:
My life was almost taken from me last night. Nothing or no one but God was watching over me, I’m suppose to be dead. When the gunman got instructed to shoot me, he froze. When they tried to kidnap me in my own car, I was able to fight my way out the car before being pistol whipped. After being pistol whipped, my friend and her family pulled up and we all got instructed to go in the house and that’s when God made a way for to break loose and make it back to my trunk for my pistol. If I never was able to break away for my trunk, I wouldn’t be here today telling you this story.
Stop and take a second to thank God for very thing you have. And when you’re done, take a moment to tell your family and the people close to you that you love them. My daughter will be born in a week and if it wasn’t for God, I wouldn’t be here to see her to see her take her first breath. #Blessed

NEWS: BTS Of Kendrick Lamar's Cover Shoot With XXL

BTS Of Kendrick Lamar's Cover Shoot With XXL

XXL takes us behind-the-scenes of their recent cover shoot with Kendrick Lamar.

XXL may have already rolled out the cover shot as well as the cover story, which Kendrick Lamar wrote himself in the first person, but they're not done just yet, providing us with a BTS video from the shoot today.
The shoot was a pretty simple concept, with Kendrick rocking a white tee and dress pants in front of a white backdrop with colorful lights cast on him. In the BTS footage, we get to hear from Kendrick on the importance of XXL, not only for him but for the culture as a whole. Watch it above.
Read excerpts from the Winter 2014 cover story here.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NEWS: Drake May Be Appearing In The Film "Ted 2"

Drake May Be Appearing In The Film "Ted 2"

A photo posted on Instagram hints that Drake might appear in Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2."

Last year, Drake made his film debut when he had a cameo in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" alongside Kanye West and many more, and now it looks like he might be popping up in another big-ticket sequel. A photo just popped up on Instagram showing Drizzy standing alongside Mark Wahlberg, some crew members and a stuffed bear, and with a sequel to their 2013 film "Ted" planned for release on June 26th, it's looking like Drake might have stopped by to shoot something.
Take a look at the photo below, and feel free to speculate in the comments. 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

MIXTAPES: One Way - K Camp

One Way - K Camp

NEWS: Vybz Kartel Murder Plot Foiled In Prison

Vybz Kartel Murder Plot Foiled In Prison

The Correctional Service Department has uncovered a plot to kill Kartel.
Kartel and three co-accused were convicted last year and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Clive Lizard Williams.
According to well placed sources, prison personnel uncovered the plot to kill Kartel.
It reportedly involved an ancillary worker and a fellow inmate at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre.
According to our sources the ancillary worker confessed that she was directed by the inmate to pick up what was purported to be two bottles of lotion and three ratchet knives.

The bottles are reported to have contained poison which is said to be able to penetrate the skin.
She managed to smuggle the items into the high-security institution. Following investigations the items were discovered in a section of the facility.
The ancillary worker was accosted and she later confessed to being involved in the plot to pass the items to the inmate who was allegedly planning to attack Kartel when both would be released from their cells.
The ancillary worker has been taken into custody and is expected to be further questioned. 

TOURS: Tory Lanez Announces New Tour Dates For "Lost Cause Tour 2"

Tory Lanez Announces New Tour Dates For "Lost Cause Tour 2"

Tory Lanez is preparing to head back on the road with a continuation of his "Lost Cause" tour.

Last year Tory Lanez kept himself busy by touring quite a bit as part of his "Lost Cause" tour, which was supported by a mixtape of the same name. Well, the Toronto rapper on his grind will be back to touring in 2015 with a string of new tour dates announced today.
The rapper will be heading to various cities across the U.S. and Canada, with the tour launching on February 5th at Ann Arbor. Tory will be running through dates until the end of February, with the tour wrapping up in Montreal, Canada on February 28th.
Peep all the tour dates below and check out the flyer above. Head over toswavenation.com to cop tickets, and stay tuned, as we'll be giving away a pair for each city.
If you haven't heard Lost Cause yet, you can do that below. Even better, peep his new record "Diego" which we premiered moments ago.
FEB 5
THE BLIND PIG // ANN ARBOR
FEB 6
EPIC NIGHT CLUB // ORLANDO,FL
FEB 8
REGGIE'S ROCK CLUB // CHICAGO,IL
FEB 9
THE FREQUENCY // MADISON,WI
FEB 12
THE FIREBIRD // ST. LOUIS,MO
FEB 13
KANSAS CITY
FEB 15
CERVANTES OTHER SIDE // DENVER, CO
FEB 16
THE PUB STATION // BILLINGS, MT
FEB 17
MONK'S // MISSOULA, MT
FEB 19
THE ALEXANDER / / VANCOUVER
FEB 20
THE CROCODILE // SEATTLE
FEB 21
WOW HALL // EUGENE, OR
FEB 22
HAWTHORNE THEATER // PORTLAND
FEB 24
HARLOWS // SACRAMENTO
FEB 25
THE CATALYST // SANTA CRUZ,CA
FEB 26
LEO'S // OAKLAND
FEB 27
THE HOXTON // TORONTO,ON
FEB 28
LE BELMONT // MONTREAL

VIDEOS: Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Guest At Game's "The Documentary" 10th Anniversary Concert

Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Guest At Game's "The Documentary" 10th Anniversary Concert

Game brought out Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar during his "Documentary" anniversary show in L.A. this weekend.

Game's debut album, The Documentary just celebrated its tenth anniversary this weekend, and on top of making hip hop heads world-wide feel old, the Compton rapper decided to toast the occasion with a special concert.
When it was announced a couple weeks back, Game promised some "special guests", and since he was set to perform the album front-to-back, talk of a reunion with 50 Cent began amongst fans. When the event actually went down last night, Fif was a no-show, but the night was not without some exciting guest appearances. 


Game's mentor, Dr. Dre showed up on-stage (though he didn't rap, as the near-billionaire's presence is apparently a blessing in itself these days), while Kendrick Lamar took the mic to perform 50's hook from "Westside Story". 



You can watch some key moments from the show below.

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VIDEOS: Amber Rose's Family Didn't Attend Her And Wiz Khalifa's Wedding Because Of His Race

Amber Rose's Family Didn't Attend Her And Wiz Khalifa's Wedding Because Of His Race

In a new interview, Amber Rose explains why her family didn't show up for her wedding to Wiz Khalifa, citing his race as the reason.

It's now been a few months since Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's divorce was finalized, with each of them getting over the other in various, highly public ways in the months that followed. While it's clear that their relationship had its problems, Rose has just revealed a shocking tidbit about her family's attitude towards Khalifa that makes the couple's fallout look dignified in comparison.
Rose, who is half-Cape Veridian and half-Italian, was interviewed by OWN for their upcoming TV special "Light Girls" (a follow-up to "Black Girls"), and said her family didn't attend her and Khalifa's 2013 wedding due to his skin color. “With my family," she said, "they feel like they’re more superior, or better than an African American, because we’re Creole and we have culture." As she's had several high-profile relationships with African American men, Rose has clearly had to deal with this prejudice for a while, but this is the first time she's spoken publicly about it. 
"I'm angry that my family is like that and they wanna 'pass' so bad that they raised my mom and my uncles and my aunts to not fully know their culture," she continued, adding, "I feel like that's why my father is white."
Watch an excerpt of her interview below, and catch the full thing on OWN tonight at 9 PM, EST.

NEWS: August Alsina Gets Into Fight Backstage At Anti-Violence Concert

August Alsina Gets Into Fight Backstage At Anti-Violence Concert
August Alsina gets into a fight during a show in St. Louis over the weekend.
We've seen August Alsina lash out when he thinks necessary in the past, and this past weekend while performing in St. Louis, August got into a bit of a scuffle backstage with the show promoters. 
Unfortunately, the fight went down at an event that was promoting non-violence--  proceeds from the show went towards the 'Put down the Pistol' program. The show was called 'State Of Emergency 2' and went down at the Chaifetz Arena on Saturday night.
A fight broke out between the show's promoter Loose Cannon Slim and Alsina, reportedly because Slim was upset that Alsina showed up late. What started off as an exchange of words soon became an exchange of fists.
There's some video footage of went down below. Fabolous was also in attendance, but he stayed clear of fighting.