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loudest of the loud tour

We’re still not over iLoveMakonen’s Whitney Houston tribute from two weeks ago but the ‘Tuesday’ hitmaker has announced his Loudest Of The Loud Tour which kicks off April 28 in New York at Bowery Ballroom and finishes at San Francisco on May 16. Peep the full schedule in the poster above.

Fans interested to buy tickets can do so on his official website.

drake nz

At this point, it’s effortless for Drake.

The Toronto Rap star released ‘0 to 100 / The Catch Up‘ as a one off single back in July but the energy was so awesome that it ended up becoming an anthem for some. After countless remixes from other artists and being played all over the radio, the song received a nomination for “Best Rap Song” at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards recently but ended up losing to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘I’.

The song has now been officially certified Platinum by the RIAA, meaning it has sold over 1 million copies digitally. Congrats to Drizzy once again.

0 to 100 platinum

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Jodeci back.

RnB group Jodeci made their official return to music in December at the Soul Train Awards when they premiered ‘Nobody Wins‘ which later turned out to feature B.o.B. Just hours ago, it was announced that on March 31st they will be releasing The Past, The Present, The Future.

You can check out the tracklist below and pre-order the album at this link.

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The 2015 BET Honours featured tributes to some of the African Americans who impact culture consistently and last night, Kanye West’s acceptance of his award aired. He was presented the award by Dame Dash who he has since said he wants to work with creatively.

Hit the jump to watch his speech along with a video reel of people like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Common speaking on Ye.

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When people discuss Hip-Hop and The Oscar Awards, the first triumph that comes to mind is Eminem. Most people forget that in 2006, Three 6 Mafia’s ‘It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp’ won the award for Best Original Song. Last night the Oscars took place and although Common took home an award, it was a bittersweet moment for Hip-Hop.

Juicy J took to Twitter to remind people that he’s won an award and to announce that THC: The Hustle Continues may be his “last album”. However, the hustle truly does continue because Juicy also states that he would become a CEO at a major label, wisely using his years and years of experience in the game. This information paired with the fact that he will be executive producing A$AP Rocky’s next album go hand-in-hand.

Should Juicy retire? Check out all four of his tweets below.

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the dream studio

The-Dream has been busy at work this year, prepping the release of his twin EPs Crown and Jewel and building his new art plus music label Contra-Paris.

But it looks like he has some more innovative things coming up. Taking to his Instagram, Terius has announced that he’s working on a vinyl only release called GodZofAnolog in collaboration with longtime production partner Tricky Stewart which will drop this Summer via his own imprint. These two come up with dope records when they combine forces so we’re excited about this. Stay tuned for more updates.

Previously: Interview On The Breakfast Club