Def Jam’s 2 Chainz is ready to hit the road again as he has announced plans to travel the country on the ’2 Good To Be T.R.U.’ tour. He will be bringing along special guests Pusha T, August Alsina and Cap 1. It is set to kick off on February 4th in Boston and will continue until March 24th.
Check out the tour dates below.
The Grammy Nominations Concert took place tonight at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. It is hosted by LL Cool J and features performances by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Miguel, Lorde, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and more. The nominations were also announced with Jay-Z leading with 9 nominations. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell got 7 nods each. Drake and Daft Punk managed to get 5 each.
Update: Added performances from the Grammy Nominations Concert by Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, T.I, Earth Wind & Fire, Lorde, Keith Urban, Miguel, Katy Perry & Taylor Swift.
Check out the nominations below.
After releasing his new project ‘Crenshaw’ last month, Nipsey Hussle is ready to take the show on the road. He just announced that he will be embarking on a 31 city tour. It will kick off on January 9th in Sacramento, California and will end February 13th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Check out the tour dates below.
It appears that T.I. has finally found a new home. It was announced today that the ATL rapper has officially inked a deal with Columbia Records. T.I. is currently working on his next album, which will be executive produced by Pharrell. He is also working with Timbaland and DJ Toomp. Here is what he had to say about the new deal:
“I’m honored to be partners with such a successful, passionate and creative conglomerate like Columbia Records, who respects and supports the vision of their artist and partners. Nothing but love, respect & appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer and the entire staff. Also, a special thank you to my big bruh, Sk8board P, for always believing in me and also executive producing my upcoming project.”
Update: Added T.I.’s interview with DJ Scream, where he explains that the deal with Columbia Records is for him only as of right now. Grand Hustle is still independent.
After expressing his disappointment with Def Jam last week, it appears that Young Jeezy is making some moves on his own. It was announced today that Young Jeezy’s CTE World label is joining forces with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Not much information has been made available regarding their partnership but I spoke to an inside source close to the situation. They informed me that the two companies will be forming a new management agency that will handle Young Jeezy and other artists he brings to the table. Expect more details soon.
Previously: Young Jeezy Ft Rocko & 2 Chainz – Benihana
Power 106 will be holding their annual Cali Christmas show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on December 14th. Performing at the show will be Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, J.Cole, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, B.O.B., Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign, TeeFlii, DJ Mustard and Sage The Gemini.
Watch the announcement video below.
Recently, Barneys has come under fire after two young Black consumers were racially profiled in New York. People have also criticized Jay-Z for his recent collaboration with Barenys and called for him to cancel it. Today, Hov broke his silence and released an official statement.
Update: Jay-Z has released another statement regarding the Barneys investigation and collaboration.
Read what he had to say below.