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rodeo tour

Back in August, Travis Scott released a free album called Days Before Rodeo which is regarded as one of the best projects of 2014 by many. He has now announced a tour named after his forthcoming debut album Rodeo, kicking off March 1st in Santa Ana, California and finishing off March 31st in Seattle. Supporting him will be Young Thug and Metro Boomin who will entertain the crowd with a DJ set. Peep the full dates on the poster above.

big-sean-dark-sky-paradise-lyrics

Big Sean has been building up a lot of hype in the last few months with killer verses on tracks like ‘Detroit Vs. Everybody‘ and ‘Do It Again‘. Now, he, DJ Dahi, Roc Nation, DJ Mustard, Travi$ Scott, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Boi-1da have taken to social media to reveal his official album title. Possible collaborations on the LP?

The artwork that came with the announcement follows the same dark theme of the cover for his 4 new songs that he dropped in September, one of which was IDFWU and went on to be a smash. This compliments the fact that Sean said this is his darkest album yet. Finally, Sean also went on to preview a song with Drake he has that will make the cut. Hit the jump to listen.

UPDATE: In a short trailer for the album previewing two instrumentals, Sean has announced that the album will be out on February 24th. Check it out below. Damn, what a difference a year can make.

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the beast is g unit

G-Unit made a huge comeback last year and followed it up with the release of their The Beauty of Independence EP which got a good reaction from fans. The team of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Kidd Kidd will return with the second EP — The Beast Is G-Unit on Tuesday, March 3rd.

Today, the track list for the project has been unveiled and as expected, it contains 6 songs with no outside features. Take a look below and if you missed it earlier, watch the video for the first single ‘Bring My Bottles’ here.

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kanye paul

It looks like Ellen DeGeneres has let the cat out of the bag and to our surprise, it has gone under the radar for most fans.

In a message posted on her official site 3 days ago (that’s like 3 weeks in the internet age), Ellen revealed that Kanye West’s next album is titled Only One — same as the Paul McCarteny featured single he put out on New Year’s eve. The message was written by Ellen to promote the guests on her show this week in celebration of her birthday which is today. Kanye is one of them.

Writes Ellen:

I’m so excited. Monday is my birthday! I’m going to be celebrating all week long.

I’m celebrating with some really wonderful people, too. Kanye West will be here for an exclusive interview! He has a new CD coming out called “Only One.” I hope I can keep it.

UPDATE: False alarm. Kanye’s publicist has confirmed to Billboard that it’s not the title of his album.

big sean complex

Late last night, Big Sean took to social media to announce the title of his new album Dark Sky Paradise. Today, Complex unveils its latest (February / March) cover which is graced by the G.O.O.D. Music rapper. In the issue, he talks about personal struggles, failed relationship with Naya Rivera and of course, the upcoming new album.

“That title—Dark Sky Paradise—fits it so perfect for me,” Sean says as the day wraps up. “There were a lot of thunderstorms in my life. A lot of rumbling, a lot of lightning. Then sunshine came.”

Read the full cover story here.

purple tape files

After teasing for a few days, Raekwon and his longtime partner finally announced their surprise project at the Sundance Film Festival – a documentary called The Purple Tape Files. It will be based on their iconic album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx which turns 20 this year. For the project, Raekwon is also seeking help from fans which you can execute on this site.

A trailer will be released soon but in the meantime, you can watch an interview with Ghost and Chef with Complex below where they explain the concept behind the film.

UPDATE: Watch the trailer for the film below.

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