Travis Barker

Young Jeezy Rocks with Travis Barker on ‘TM103’

Young Jeezy and Travis Barker

Young Jeezy is giving the drummer some on Thug Motivation 103. The Atlanta rapper has enlisted Travis Barker for a track on his long-awaited album.

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Lil Wayne Kicks Off ‘I Am Music II’ Tour with Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross

Nicki Minaj

Lil Wayne made a triumphant return to the stage for his first tour in over a year. Hip-hop’s martian landed his spaceship at Providence, Rhode Island’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Wednesday (March 16) for the initial stop on his “I Am Music II” tour. Supporting acts Travis Barker, Mix Master Mike, and Rick Ross took the stage first before throwing it to hip-hop’s reigning crew.

Wearing skinny jeans, sunglasses, and a backwards hat, Wayne was welcomed by loud applause and cheers as he breezed through crowd favorites such as “A Milli,” “Right Above It,” and “Got Money.”

Midway through his set, he passed the mic to his protégé Nicki Minaj, who entered to “Roman’s Revenge” in a tight white and pink bodysuit, furry pink heels, and a blonde monster ‘do. She tackled her Pink Friday hits and popular guest verses while sporting football shoulder pads, pulling out a naughty toy during “Did It On’em” and giving one lucky male fan a lap dance he won’t forget.

Weezy returned to cap the night with the rest of his YMCMB crew, including Birdman, Lil Twist, Mack Maine, and Shanell, closing with his Carter IV single “6 Foot 7 Foot” featuring Cory Gunz.

“Best nite of my life dot com. Providence was amaaaazzingggg… was in the bldng!!!! thank u guys sooooo much!!!!! Mmmmuuuaaahhh!!!” tweeted an overwhelmed Nicki after her first show.

Check out photos and video from the opening night festivities below.

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Video: Travis Barker Performs with Cypress Hill on ‘Leno’

Travis Barker rocked out with Cypress Hill and Mix Master Mike on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The drummer, hip-hop group, and DJ performed “Beat Goes On” from Travis’ solo debut Give the Drummer Some, due March 15.

The Blink-182 member also plays drums on an edgy track off Britney Spears’ upcoming album Femme Fatale. “I did two songs on her album, and one of the songs I did, I brought in Travis Barker, and it’s got this rock feel which is out of the box, out of my norm, and I think it’s out of her norm as well,” producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins told MTV News.


Rap-Up TV: Travis Barker Talks Lil Wayne Tour, ‘H•A•M’ Remix, & Favorite Rappers

These days, a song is not a certified hit unless it gets the Travis Barker treatment. The Blink-182 drummer has added his touch to rock remixes for Eminem, Rihanna, and Jay-Z, but for his main act he’s calling on his famous friends. His solo debut Give the Drummer Some, due March 15, features appearances from hip-hop heavyweights including Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, and Lil Wayne, who guests on the first single “Can a Drummer Get Some?” along with Game, Rick Ross, and Swizz Beatz.

Rap-Up TV caught up with the rock star at a listening session for his album, where he spoke about being embraced by the hip-hop community, touring with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj on the “I Am Music II” tour this spring, and remixing “H•A•M” for Kanye West and Jay-Z. He also shared the bittersweet story behind his dark collaboration with Slaughterhouse (“Devil’s Got a Hold”) and who his favorite new rappers are.

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Video: Travis Barker f/ Clipse – ‘Come N Get It’

Clipse and Travis Barker

The Clipse links up with Travis Barker in the video for “Come N Get It,” a Pharrell-produced cut off the Blink-182 member’s new mixtape Let the Drummer Get Wicked. The “quickvid,” filmed using an Xbox Kinect, shows Pusha T and Malice fronting Barker as he gets busy on the drums in the studio, while images of the sexy Christina Evans flash across the screen. Check out the action-packed clip below.

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New Music: Travis Barker – ‘Let the Drummer Get Wicked’ [Mixtape]

Let the Drummer Get Wicked

Travis Barker calls on his famous friends for his mixtape Let the Drummer Get Wicked, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. The freebie, which comes in anticipation of his solo debut Give the Drummer Some (due March 15), features original joints produced by Barker for artists including Clipse, Wyclef Jean, Tony Yayo, and more, while he hops on the drum set for collabos with Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and others. Give the drummer some with his newest offering.

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On Set of Travis Barker’s ‘Can a Drummer Get Some’ Video

Swizz Beatz, Game, and Travis Barker

Travis Barker was joined by some famous friends on the set of his video for “Can a Drummer Get Some,” the lead single off his solo debut Give the Drummer Some, due March 15. The clip, shot earlier today at Avalon in Hollywood, features cameos from a bandana-wearing Game and a rocker-chic Swizz Beatz, each of whom stands in front of the Mohawk-sporting drummer outside of the landmark performance venue. Lil Wayne and Rick Ross are also set to shoot their scenes today. Sneak a peek below.

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