Fans of the late pop superstar, Michael Jackson, can rejoice as a new album containing 8 unreleased songs is confirmed to be releasing on March 13. The new LP which is set to be titled, “Xscape,” will showcase never before heard vocals recorded by the legend before his untimely death in 2009. Backed by L.A. Reid and boasting production from the likes of Timbaland and more, listeners can also look forward to a deluxe version of the album which will contain Jackson’s original raw vocal takes. Check out the official artwork below.
West Coast legend, DJ Quik, sat down for an exclusive interview with, Robin Di Maggio, on Arsenio Hall’s Extended Play. The rapper spoke modestly on his career and humbled himself to the likes of Dr. Dre, Battlecat and DJ Muggs when asked if he agreed he was the best producer in Los Angeles. Quik also touched on the new era of West Coast Hip Hop and pointed out that he’s a major supporter of TDE. Before calling it a wrap, the gangsta rapper revealed to viewers that he recently acquired the appropriate budget to be able to start recording for his new LP and that fans can expect him to take things back to his roots. The project will serve as Quik’s 9th studio album.
Drake was all the way live from Portland last night as the city served as the latest stop for the rapper’s Would You Like A Tour? which is still making it’s way from state to state. Aubrey decided to treat the crowd to some good news and made an announcement that he’s officially been inducted into the Jordan Brand family.
Afterwards, fans and sneaker heads were treated to a few previews of his upcoming color ways for the 10 and 12 OVO Stingrays. The photos were shared via the YMCMB rapper’s Instagram and consumers can look forward to purchasing both models which come in either black or white with gold accents.
Busta Rhymes took to Twitter deliver the news that he will be linking up with Q-Tip for a new collaborative mixtape titled, The Abstract & The Dragon. The project is intended to be a precursor to Rhymes’ new Extinction Level Event 2 LP which is set to hit shelves next year. Fans of the new Cash Money signee can expect The Abstract & The Dragon to drop on December 12.
TDE newcomer, Isaiah Rashad, gives Revolt TV the exclusive news that he’s preparing to release his debut project at the end of December. Speaking candidly with the camera, Rashad reveals the mixtape will be titled Cilvia. The Chattanooga native also shared his optimism for the project and explained that he hopes to take listeners on a memorable ride.
Diddy is excited and rightfully so as his new music network, Revolt TV, will officially be launching this evening on Comcast and Time Warner Cable. With Cassie by his side in the studio, Diddy addressed HOT 97 listeners tuning in and promised a unique visual experience for every music enthusiast with plenty of exclusive content. The Bad Boy head honcho also informs listeners that tonight’s special launch will take place at 8 p.m. (EST) and streamed online at Revolt.TV.
While currently living life out on the road and performing at different venues across the country, the moon decides to announce to crowd-goers that he will be releasing an EP prior to them getting their hands on Man On The Moon 3. As Cudder continued, he reassured fans that he was going to stick his original formula that spring boarded his career early on by strictly collaborating with long-time friends King Chip and D. Dot Da Genius. Another interesting thing Kid Cud mentioned was that Man On The Moon 3 will not be releasing until 2015.
Drizzy Drake is making moves in his city. Today, Drake took the spotlight as he addressed his new position as the Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador. Decked out in a vibrant blue suit, the YMCMB rapper spoke on his love for the city of Toronto and explained how he’s always been a die hard fan of the basketball team. NBA and Raptors affiliates listened as the Nothing Was The Same artist spoke out at a press conference and announced his excitement as the host for the upcoming 2016 NBA All-Star weekend which will take place in Toronto.
Jeezy and company release a new promotional visual for the Atlanta native’s upcoming album. The announcement for fans also comes with Jeezy’s first official single titled “In My Head” which will be featured on the unnamed project. In the video clip, take a look as Jeezy links up in the studio with Usher, Future and Ludacris and breaks down what type of music they can expect to hear on his latest offering.
Kanye West takes to Twitter to announce his new Yeezus tour which is officially set to kick off on October 19 in Seattle. Hip Hop fans can also rejoice as Ye will be bringing along Kendrick Lamar for select dates. Tickets for the Yeezus tour go on sale September 13. Take a look below to see if the tour is coming through your city.
# = w/ Kendrick Lamar
* = Special guest to be announced
Oct. 19: Seattle, WA KeyArena * #
Oct. 20: Vancouver, B.C. Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena * #
Oct. 22: San Jose, CA SAP Center * #
Oct. 23: Oakland, CA Oracle Arena * #
Oct. 25: Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena * ^
Oct. 26: Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center * #
Nov. 1: Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena * #
Nov. 3: Denver, CO Pepsi Center * #
Nov. 5: Minneapolis, MN Target Center * #
Nov. 7: Chicago, IL United Center * #
Nov. 10: Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills * #
Nov. 12: Toronto, Ont. Air Canada Centre * #
Nov. 14: Montreal, Que. Bell Centre #
Nov. 16: Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center ^
Nov. 17: Boston, MA TD Garden * #
Nov. 19: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center * ^
Nov. 21: Washington, DC Verizon Center #
Nov. 23: New York, NY Madison Square Garden * ^
Nov. 29: Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena * #
Nov. 30: Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum ^
Dec. 1: Atlanta, GA Philips Arena #
Dec. 6: Dallas, TX American Airlines Center #
Dec. 7: Houston, TX Toyota Center #