Nas and Wu-Tang Clan have extended their N.Y. State of Mind Tour with an additional 32 dates in Australia, Europe and the U.S. Produced by Live Nation, the run kicks off on May 9 at the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, then heads to Europe in June. After two months off, the tour hits the States on September 20 with a stop at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. It eventually wraps up on October 22 at the Yaamava Theatre in Highland, California (near San Bernardino). Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday (March 3) at 10 a.m. ET.
The newly announced shows come on the heels of 2022's sold-out N.Y. State of Mind dates, which transpired in 25+ cities, including a set in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Bowl. The Nas/Wu-Tang outing was nominated for Pollstar’s 2022 Hip-Hop TRead more
De La Soul's first six albums are scheduled to hit streaming services on Friday (March 3). But sadly, one of the members won't be there to celebrate. Trugoy The Dove, one of the trio's founding members, died unexpectedly on February 12, less than a month before the highly anticipated event.
To honor De La Soul's fallen brother, Amazon Music will present "The D.A.I.S.Y. Experience" at New York City's Webster Hall on Thursday (March 2), just one day before the albums are finally made available. Not only will it honor Trugoy's life and legacy, it will also highlight the indelible impact fellow De La members Posdnuos and Maseo have had on the culture.
The venue will be transformed with artwork from the the New York City-bred trio's seminal 1989 debut, 3 Feet High and RiRead more
Melle Mel's 1983 anti-drug song "White Lines (Don't Do It)" has been remixed by coke rap king Pusha T for the ridiculous new film, Cocaine Bear. Clocking in at just over a minute, "White Lines (Cocaine Bear Remix)" finds Pusha T rapping the plot to the movie with, "You heard the pilot lost the load/We call that dumb and dumber” and “The bear crawls up and under/Cocaine overload/The only fuel to his hunger."
Directed by actress Elizabeth Banks, Cocaine Bear was released in theaters nationwide on Friday (February 24). The film is loosely based on a true story in which a bear was found dead after attempting to eat 75 pounds of cocaine lost in the Kentucky woods. The duffel bag containing the coke appeared to be tied to a drug smuggler named Andrew Carter ThorntoRead more
Ice-T was one of 27 artists who took the stage at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards for the special Hip Hop 50 tribute curated by Questlove. During a recent interview with Big Boy's Neighborhood, the pioneering gangster rapper revealed JAY-Z confronted him over his remake of "99 Problems." Some people might not be aware Hov's 2004 hit was actually a remix of an Ice-T song by the same name, which was released more than a decade prior.
As Ice-T explains, JAY-Z approached him at the ceremony and asked, "You know I love you, right? Well, it’s on the internet that you mad.” Ice-T denied he was upset and told him, "They’re bringing up all kinds of interviews about it [‘99 Problems’]. They asked me the story, and I told them the true story.” Hov replied, "No hard feeliRead more
Drummer extraordinaire Daru Jones, who regularly tours with Jack White, has dropped a new mixtape with Antonio Eyez called CoverSOUL Meditation. Drawing from R&B, soul, jazz and Hip Hop, the kaleidoscopic project swells with nods to Erykah Badu, Smokey Robinson and Lionel Richie, among many others.
"The project pays tribute to Urban Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Neo Soul, Alternative and Spiritual Roots," Jones tells RAPstation. "Over my raw Boom-Bap-Soul-Hop style of drumming, we cover a wide range of classic music; from Erykah Badu to Al Green to The Pilgrim Jubilee to Steve Lacy."
Antonio Eyez, who's co-managed by Grammy Award winner and Oscar-nominated songwriter Van Hunt, was the magic sauce Jones needed.
"In early 2023, I startedRead more
It's been just over a week since Trugoy The Dove died in Maryland at the age of 54. Understandably, the other members of De La Soul, Posdnuos and Maseo, have been laying low as they process the profound loss they're currently experiencing. But over the last few days, Maseo has started sharing some of his thoughts with his fans as he mourns.
On Wednesday (February 22), both Maseo and Posdnuos broke their silence on De La Soul's official Instagram page. Pos wrote, "Dear Dave, You were the heart of our group. You brought so much creativity, energy, and passion to our music, and your influence will be felt for years to come. Your passing is a great loss not only to us, but also to the entire hip-hop community. You were a true artist who used music to inspire and uplift others, andRead more