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Oct
2
Tank Arrested During Traffic Stop

Tank

Tank found himself in handcuffs on Thursday after a traffic stop went wrong.

According to TMZ, the R&B crooner was in Van Nuys, Calif. when officers spotted him driving while using his cell phone, which is illegal in California.

The 38-year-old, born Durrell Babbs, was pulled over by cops and asked to provide his driver’s license. He allegedly refused and was arrested for failing to obey an officer.

He is currently in custody.

In August, Tank released his sixth album Stronger, which debuted at No. 13.

Sep
29
Rich Homie Quan’s Father Shot During Robbery

Rich Homie Quan

Rich Homie Quan’s father was shot during an attempted robbery in Atlanta on Monday morning.

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Sep
29
Birdman, Young Thug, & Rich Homie Quan Drop ‘Rich Gang’ Mixtape, Announce Tour

The Tour, Part 1

In celebration of their upcoming tour, Birdman, Young Thug, and Rich Homie Quan deliver the first installment of their mixtape Rich Gang: The Tour. The project boasts 20 tracks with production from London on Da Track.

“The Lifestyle Tour” will kick off November 1 in Shreveport, LA, and make its way to New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, and Miami throughout the month.

“I feel like this is one of the best things I’ve ever done,” said Young Thug. “I thank God first and foremost. There’s an element that this tour and mixtape will be gigantic. I just clicked with Birdman because I always dreamed of being down with him in some way. This is just the beginning though.”

Later this fall, Cash Money will release the second Rich Gang album, which finds Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan collaborating with other artists on the YMCMB roster.

Download the tape and see tour dates below.

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Sep
29
Black Thought Rocks the Mic for Honda’s ’16 Bars’

Black Thought

Before they were superstars, rap gods including Eminem and Big Daddy Kane got their start on the battle-rap circuit.

Now a fresh batch of MCs hopes to follow in their famous footsteps. As part of Honda’s “16 Bars” series, up-and-comers including Lotta Zay, Danny Myers, and Swave Sevah flexed their skills as they faced off in front of a live audience.

Battle-rap ambassador Poison Pen co-hosted the event, which capped off with an exhilarating performance from Black Thought. The Roots wordsmith ripped through his guest verses including Statik Selektah’s “The Imperial” and Truck North’s “Band of Au,” leaving the audience in awe.

Watch the new school meet the old school.

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Sep
23
Big K.R.I.T. Announces ‘Cadillactica’ Release Date

Big K.R.I.T.

Cadillactica is coming this fall. Big K.R.I.T. has announced a release date for his sophomore album.

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Sep
20
The Weeknd, ScHoolboy Q, & Jhené Aiko Kick Off ‘King of the Fall’ Tour

The Weeknd

No sleep till Brooklyn. The Weeknd kicked off his “King of the Fall” tour at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday night. The Canadian crooner was joined by supporting acts ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko on the first date of his four-city tour.

Fresh off the No. 3 debut of her album Souled Out, Aiko warmed up the stage with her soulful songs including “Lyin King,” “Spotless Mind,” and “The Pressure,” as well as material off her EP Sail Out.

TDE’s ScHoolboy Q made a “Gangsta” entrance before performing his Oxymoron singles “Man of the Year,” “Studio,” and his verse on Tinashe’s “2 On.”

He even made light of Kanye West’s recent controversy. “I’m about to get my Kanye West on and make everyone who’s even in a wheelchair get up from sitting down,” joked Q before performing “Collard Greens.”

But all eyes were on The Weeknd, who owned the night, delivering a seductive set that included “Wicked Games” and “Twenty Eight.” He also performed his cover of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Or Nah (Remix).”

The tour will play Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Sept. 21, L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 9, and San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Oct. 10.

Watch XO touch down in the BK.

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Sep
15
PARTYNEXTDOOR Announces Fall Tour

PARTYNEXTDOOR

PARTYNEXTDOOR is hitting the road this fall. After opening for Drake and Lil Wayne, the Canadian crooner is bringing his live show to a city near you.

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