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Lecrae Announces Nationwide “All Things Work Together” Tour

 Lecrae is getting ready to head out on the “All Things Work Together Tour” this fall.

The nationwide trek kicks f on October 4 in Memphis and comes to a close on December 6 in Chicago.

Lecrae is set to release his new album, All Things Work Together, this September.

“This is my favorite album and the most work I’ve put in since the Anomaly tour,” says the Grammy-winning rapper. “This is a spiritual and emotional musical journey. People will be blown away.”

All Things Work Together will include the tracks “I’ll Find You” featuring Tori Kelly and “Hammer Time” produced by Metro Boomin.

Lecrae is also fering VIP fan packages with meet-and-greet events, an invite to the ‘Hammer Time Party’, a limited edition t-shirt, and more.

A portion all VIP proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For more information about “All Things Work Together Tour” packages visit here.

“All Things Work Together” Tour Dates:

October 4, 2017 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
October 5, 2017 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
October 7, 2017 Kansas City, MO The Truman
October 8, 2017 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
October 11, 2017 New Orleans, LA House Blues
October 12, 2017 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
October 13, 2017 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
October 14, 2017 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
October 18, 2017 Knoxville, TN The International
October 19, 2017 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
October 20, 2017 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
October 22, 2017 Silver Spring, MD Fillmore DC
October 23, 2017 New York, NY Playstation Theatre
October 24, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Theatre the Living Arts
October 25, 2017 Boston, MA House Blues
October 30, 2017 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
November 2, 2017 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
November 4, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
November 5, 2017 Sacramento, CA Ace Spades
December 2, 2017 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
December 3, 2017 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
December 4, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
December 5, 2017 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
December 6, 2017 Chicago, IL House Blues

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DJs Rob Swift & Z-Trip Remember Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

As the shock  Chester Bennington’s suicide continues to ricochet through the music community, several his past collaborators are speaking out about their experiences with the charismatic Linkin Park frontman.

DJ Rob Swift the X-Ecutioners, who collaborated with Linkin Park on 2001’s “It’s Goin’ Down,” had the rare opportunity to open for the band on the Hybrid Theory Tour in 2002. He remembers a particular tour stop in Lincoln, Nebraska, where the X-Ecutioners weren’t exactly given a warm welcome.

“One my fondest memories Chester took place in Lincoln,” Swift tells HipHopDX. “The X-Ecutioners were the opening act. It was the middle winter and as cold as it felt outside the arenas that Linkin Park packed, I’d argue the reception the X-Ecutioners were getting from their fans was actually colder.

“People just didn’t know how to take to three brothers from New York City cuttin’ up ‘Shook Ones’ from Mobb Deep on stage,” he continues. “I vividly remember Chester stopping by our tour bus after that show and giving us a pep talk. He was like, ‘We brought the X-Ecutioners on this tour because you guys are awesome, so don’t let a few jeers rattle the group.’ He gave us the vote confidence we needed to finish out the tour. Chester’s soul was pure then, now and it’ll stay pure as he embarks on this new journey.”

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, DJ Z-Trip (real name Zach Sciacca) also formed a connection with Bennington, who was from the same Southwestern city. Bennington appeared on Z-Trip’s major label debut, 2005’s Shifting Gears, alongside artists like Murs, Chuck D, Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na and Lyrics Born.

“We both came out the music scene in Arizona,” Z-Trip explains to DX. “We bonded over that. We were so happy we’d both made it. When we sat down to do a song for my record, I said, ‘Let’s do something really different.’ We ended up exploring the dark side life after death with ‘Walking Dead.’

“At the time, it was unlike anything either us had done before,” he adds. “Now, I don’t think I can listen to the opening line the same way. Having just found out about Bennington’s death], it’s all still a bit unreal. He had his own sound. That’s rare these days. I’m gonna miss him. We’re all gonna miss him. My heart goes out to his family and the entire Linkin Park posse.”

Anyone involved in the Hip Hop community understands how truly small it is. Between 2009 and 2012, Z-Trip and Swift connected for multiple tributes dedicated to the late Roc Raida, Swift’s fellow X-Ecutioner who also toured with Linkin Park. As Swift explains, Bennington treated his fellow artists like friends.

“Chester Bennington made a unique impression on me as an artist, but more so as a person,” Swift says. “He was the consummate pressional yes, but what moved me most about Chester was the respect he channeled toward his band members, his music and his fans.”

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Hip Hop Reacts To Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington's Death

As news spreads Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington’s suicide Thursday (July 20), an outpouring love and support has come from the Hip Hop community. The 41-year-old frontman reportedly hanged himself at his private Palos Verdes residence.

Bennington’s bandmate Mike Shinoda confirmed the unfortunate news on Twitter saying that he’s “shocked and heartbroken.”

Bass player Dave “Phoenix” Farrell also commented on his bandmate’s death.

Chance The Rapper, Talib Kweli, Rihanna and El-P are among those in the Hip Hop community who sent out their condolences.

Check out their reactions and more below.

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JAY-Z Announces "4:44" Tour Dates

With the corporate machines Sprint, TIDAL and Live Nation behind it, JAY-Z’s tour is coming to an arena near you. Roc Nation initially teased the extensive run on Sunday (July 9) in an Instagram post, but has now ficially unveiled the dates for all 31 shows scheduled in both the United States and Canada.

JAY, course, is touring in support his recently released 13th studio album, 4:44, which has garnered both praise and criticism — most notably from 50 Cent who called it “Ivy League shit.” Fiddy’s comments appeared to spark a response from Public Enemy’s Chuck D who tweeted, “So some people are saying @s_c_album is too smart. What level does a 47 year old man supposed to spit at? Club sht? What kind club? lol.”

Regardless one’s feelings towards the 10-track fering (the physical copy the album comes with three bonus tracks — “Adnis,” “Blue’s Freestyle/ We Family” and “ManyFacedGod”), Hov plans to bring it live to the stage before the year is up. The tour kicks f on October 27 in Anaheim, California and ends on December 21 in Los Angeles.

Check out the full tour schedule below.

October 27 — Anaheim, CA
October 28 — Las Vegas, NV
November 1 — Fresno, CA
November 3 — Phoenix, AZ
November 5 — Denver, CO
November 7 — Dallas, TX
November 8 — Houston, TX
November 9 — New Orleans, LA
November 11 — Orlando, FL
November 12 — Miami, FL
November 14 — Atlanta, GA
November 15 — Nashville, TN
November 16 — Charlotte, NC
November 18 — Detroit, MI
November 19 — Cleveland, OH
November 21 — Montreal, QC
November 22 — Toronto, ON
November 25 — Boston, MA
November 26 — Brooklyn, NY
November 29 — Washington, DC
December 2 — Uniondale, NY
December 5 — Chicago, IL
December 6 — Lincoln, NE
December 9 — Edmonton, AB
December 11 — Vancouver, BC
December 13 — Seattle, WA
December 14 — Portland, OR
December 16 — Oakland, CA
December 17 — Sacramento, CA
December 19 — San Diego, CA
December 21 — Los Angeles, CA

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JAY-Z Announces 4:44 Tour With Live Nation

JAY-Z has a hit album, so JAY-Z is going on tour. Today (July 10), Hova announced the 4:44 Tour that will find him on the road starting in October throughout the end the year. 

The nationwide tour is put on with Live Nation, obviously, and kicks f in Anaheim on Oct. 27 at the Honda Center. It will then hit cities like Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta and Oakland before coming to close in Los Angeles on Dec. 21 at The Forum.

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, July 14 at 10 am. However, TIDAL members will be granted access to a presale beginning starting Monday, July 10 at 12:00 pm ET—details can be found at Sprint.TIDAL.com.

Also, if your rolling with Citibank, Citi® cardmembers can cop tickets starting Monday, July 10 at noon until Thursday, July 13 at 10:00 pm through Citi’s Private Pass® program—www.citiprivatepass.com.

Jay-Z’s 4:44 album is already certified platinum. See the full list dates for the 4:44 Tour below.

Don’t expect the tickets to last.

JAY-Z Announces 4:44 Tour With Live Nation



Photo: WENN.com

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Watch Wale Host Full Rap Battle On WWE's Smackdown

Phoenix, AZ – Between the skill for talking smack, the combative personalities and the penchant for performing — it’s really only the muscles and the finishing moves that separate most battle rappers from pressional wrestlers.

Five WWE stars showed f their lyrical chops on the July the Fourth episode Smackdown during an in-the-ring rap battle hosted and refereed by rapper Wale. Tag-team The New Day faced f against their rivals The Usos before the whole thing (almost) descended into a brawl, with Wale playing peacemaker between the two sides in a classic piece WWE entertainment.

As for the bars, there were a few stand out moments — especially when The Usos referenced the leak their opponent Xavier Woods’ intimate photos with WWE wrestler Paige: “Big E, let’s just keep it PG, you know what’s good/ Just don’t get all rated-R like your boy Xavier Woods.”

It was enough to elicit a “Don Demarco” from Wale, an adlib that seasoned battle fans will already know from watching SMACK/URL battles on YouTube.

But New Day brought personals their own, dropping bars early on about The Usos’ father, famous former-wrestler Rikishi.

Watch the video in full above.

The WWE crowd certainly took well to the battle (which New Day won after the Usos were disqualified), but course, this isn’t the first time the WWE has made battle rap moves.

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Krewella announce their 'New World' tour – Dancing Astronaut

 are bringing their “New World” tour across North America this upcoming fall in support their new EP, New World Pt.1, which took the #1 spot on the iTunes Dance charts earlier this week.

The sibling duo announced their tour with a parody Aladdin’s “A Whole New World,” containing details for tour’s pre-sale. Fans who purchase tickets prior to July 4, will be automatically entered to win a meet & greet, where 25 people will be chosen in each city.

Krewella announce their 'New World' tour - Dancing Astronaut

See the full list dates below:

9/21/17: The Bomb Factory – Dallas
9/22/17: Emo’s – Austin, TX
9/23/17: Stereo Live Houston
9/26/17: El Rey Theatre
9/28/17: The Van Buren
9/29/17: Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
9/30/17: Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA
10/3/17: Senator Theatre – Chico, CA
10/5/17: Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
10/7/17: Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/10/17: Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10/13/17: The Truman – Kansas City, MO
10/14/17: The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/16/17: Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
10/19/17: The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/20/17: The Fillmore – Miami, FL
10/21/17: Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
10/24/17: The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
10/26/17: The Odeon – Cleveland, OH
10/27/17: Echostage – Washington, DC
10/28/17: The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
10/31/17: Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI 5
11/2/17: Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
11/3/17: Terminal 5 – New York, NY
11/5/17: House Blues – Boston, MA
11/8/17: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
11/10/17: Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
11/11/17: Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI

Tickets for Krewella’s New World tour are available .

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Chance The Rapper Offers Free Tickets To His “Be Encouraged Tour” For Deaf/Hard-Of-Hearing Fans

Chance The Rapper has decided to make his tour more inclusive by hiring sign language interpreters for his deaf or hard--hearing fans.

The black-owned, deaf-owned interpretation company DEAFinitely Dope is booked for the remainder the nationwide trek.

“We will have interpreters at the show which will be a new thing going forward to help everybody be able to enjoy the show,” said Chance in an Instagram video.

The Coloring Book performer is also fering 50 free front row tickets to deaf and hard--hearing concert goers at each stop.

Interested fans can request tickets in the ASL interpretation section by emailing Kelly Kurdi at DEAFinitelyDopebookings@outlook.com, texting 832-551-7041, or submitting a request at DEAFinitelyDope.com.

DEAFinitely Dope was started by Atlanta native Matthew Maxey as a way to unite the hearing and deaf community through music and sign language.

Check out the remaining dates Chance The Rapper’s “Be Encouraged Tour” below.

July 2 – New Orleans, LA  – New Orleans Essence Festival
July 21 – Hartford, CT  – Hot Jam
July 22 – Central Hall, PA  – Karoondinha
Aug. 3-6 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Sept. 22-24 – Las Vegas, NV  – Life is Beautiful
Oct. 3-4 – Los Angeles, CA  – Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 6 & 13 – Austin, TX  – Austin City Limits
Oct. 20-22 – Phoenix, AZ  – Lost Lake Festival

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Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball, Jimmy Butler Traded To Minnesota Timberwolves

The 2017 NBA Draft went down last night and as expected, the Lakers picked up Lonzo Ball with the no. 2 pick. But the biggest news the night was the Chicago Bulls trading star guard Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Markelle Fultz and Ball went 1 and 2, while the Celtics picked up Duke star Jayson Tatum with the 3rd pick. Word is Kansas forward Josh Jackson, who got picked 4th by the Phoenix Suns, curved the Celtics by canceling his workout, so that was that.

However, the talk the night was the Minnesota Timberwolves shipping Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine, along with their No. 7 NBA Draft Lauri Markkanen, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jimmy Butler and no. 16 draft pick Justin Patton.

Minnesota is still young and talent with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Adding a vet like Jimmy Butler to the mix makes the squad that much better.

Needless to the say, there were plenty reactions…

Photo; Getty s

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