New Dates Added to Mobb Deep 20th Anniversary Tour

The infamous.

Prodigy and Havoc have been on the road since the beginning of May. The Queens MCs put their differences behind them and kicked off their 20th Anniversary tour on the 9th.

Before hitting up New York City in August, the two will head to Europe for a few dates.

Here’s the updated list for The Mobb Deep 20th Anniversary Tour:

05.09   Chicago, IL   Double Door

05.10   Denver, CO   Cervante’s

05.11    Aspen, CO   Belly Up Lounge

05.14   Seattle, WA   The Crocodile

05.15   Spokane, WA   Red Room Lounge

05.16   Portland, OR   Mt. Tambor

05.17   San Francisco, CA   DNA Lounge

05.18   Santa Cruz, CA   Catalyst

05.21   Santa Barbara, CA   Velvet Jones

05.22   Santa Ana, CA   The Yost Theater

05.23   Los Angeles, CA   TRU Hollywood

05.24   San Diego, CA   Porter’s Pub

05.25   Tempe, AZ   Club Red

05.29   Dallas, TX   Trees Dallas

05.30   San Antonio, TX   The White Rabbit

05.31   Austin, TX   Antone’s

06.01   Houston, TX   Warehouse Live

06.02   New Orleans, TX   Maison

06.03   Mobile, AL   Alabama Music Box

06.05   Wilmington, NC   Soapbox

06.06   Washington, DC   The Howard Theater

06.07   Cambridge, MA   The Middle East

06.09   Philadelphia, PA   The Blockely

07.17   New York City, NY   Stage 48

European Tour

06.22   Athens, Greece   Gagarin

06.23   Brussels, Belgium   Ancienne Belgique

06.25   Amsterdam   Melweg

06.27   Paris   Bataclan

06.28   Bratislava, Slovakia   HIP HOP ZIJE 2013

06.29   Vienna   Beeasy Fest

06.30   Stockholm   Berns Salonger

08.17   Switzerland   Royal Arena Festival

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LIVE AND LAVISH “MARY JANE 420” Tee

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NJ based brand Lavish and Luxury get retro trippy with the  limited release of the “MARY JANE 420” tee. The tees are all handmade giving them at 1 of 1 feel  with each tie dye pattern being specifically unique. The retro appeal comes from those good old recreation center sports league uniforms we wore as kids with the sponsor on the front and number on the back. The shirts come in a limited run of 24 pieces and is  available now at the Lavish and Luxury online store for 24USD.

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-Will Cisco (@WillCisco)

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Rocky Business Ft. Action Bronson – The Cattle List

Rocky Business recruits Action Bronson for their track “The Cattle List.”

What sounds like a repetitive Beavis and Butt Head laugh morphs into a crescendo that smoothly leads into the rap duo Rocky Business and Action Bronson lyrically doing the beat justice.

Check out Rocky Business’ single off their upcoming album July’s Joy below.

– John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)

Lil Kim “Shuts Down” Rosenberg After Nicki Minaj Question

Lil Kim calls Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg to promote her new artist, Tiffany Fox.

It was all smiles and laughs in the beginning between Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and female rapper Tiffany Fox, that is until Lil Kim called in after a long night at the studio to answer some questions.

Rosenberg fairly warned her “Now Kim, you know I would never give you a hard time,” following up with his second question (around 2:16) regarding Lil Kim’s status with Nicki Minaj, which Queen B didn’t take kindly to.

“Let me tell you something. I’m about to shut you down right now,” Kim stated.

The immediate response from Rosenberg was, “Oh God.”

Although Kim was very serious in her tone when she stated that bringing up other people’s ‘drama’ or ‘situations’ takes the light away from female artists and takes away their “nice shot.”

 There were no hard feelings after as Rosenberg got another quick question in before Lil Kim had to hang up and turn the tables to the St. Louis native Tiffany Foxx who ended the session talking on her track “Twisted,” Miley Cyrus and a dope, but graphic, freestyle. 

Check it all out below. 

– John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)

Kendrick Lamar Thinks Kanye Should’ve Been Higher On Hottest MCs List

Kendrick Lamar Thinks Kanye Should’ve Been Higher On Hottest MCs List

All week MTV has begun heated debates all around the industry about their annual “Hottest MCs” list, which includes Kanye West at number 7, and more recently, Drake, Nas and Rick Ross at numbers 5, 4 and 3 respectively. Left coast emcee Kendrick Lamar will undoubtedly (and by undoubtedly we mean only by some miraculous failure of numerous brain functions on MTV’s part, Kendrick doesn’t make this list) take one of the top two spots, the other going to 2 Chainz (also another relatively solid assumption). Before numbers 1 and 2 are announced later on today, Kendrick had the chance to chop it up with Rap-Up while shooting a video for T.I.’s “Memories Back Then”, which also features his label mate B.o.B.

During his interview, Kendrick agrees Kanye should’ve been higher on the list, but later admitted he’s not exactly sure what the criteria is. We all know what Kanye himself thinks, what do you think? Is Kanye too low, or too high for that matter? And who do you think will take the top spot, Kendrick Lamar or 2 Chainz? Let us know.

-Khari Nixon (@KingVanGogh)

Video: French Montana ft. Nicki Minaj – Freaks

French Montana invites Nicki and all the freaks to party in latest video. 

Intriguing the fellas with her curvatures in some behind the scenes flicks last week, Nicki Minaj now puts her chesticles on display co-starring in French Montana’s new vsiual for “Freaks”. The dancehall-flavored track is the latest single off Montana’s forthcoming debut album, Excuse My French, which is slated for a May 21st release. Watch the Eif Rivera-directed video above to see French stunting at the dancehall while Nicki teases every red-blooded male with her moves. 

Nate Santos (@MidtownNate)

 

Havoc – Gone

½ of Mobb Deep, Havoc releases his self-produced single “Gone.”

After announcing the 20th anniversary tour dates of Mobb Deep, Havoc decided to let this self-produced single “Gone,” go off his upcoming album 13 slated to drop May 7th.

If you missed the last drop from Havoc’s 13 featuring Royce Da 5’9” check it out here

– John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)

Chris Brown Blows Up On Valet Service Over Charge

 

10 dollars ain’t nothing to Breezy or is it…

Chris Brown flipped on a valet company following an exit from a bowling alley in Los Angeles. The issue? A 10 dollar charge that was billed for the service at PINZ bowling alley. The event was for charity and following Brown’s exit, he was billed a whopping $10. Chris Brown responded “F*ck ten dollars,” while surrounded by his entourage. Maybe since he was only at the event for 30 minutes, he felt slighted by valet for his brief appearance.

A member of Chris’ entourage was quoted as saying, “We got the money … don’t worry about it.” Brown eventually would be given his keys and drove off… did he ever pay the 10 dollars?

Tune in next time…

– Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)

 

Video: Tyga – Hotel California (Album Trailer)

YMCMB’s Tyga Checks Into Hotel California

Following the release of Tyga’s highly-critiqued album artwork yesterday (see above), the YMCMB rapper takes fans to the scene of the cover shot for his Hotel California with a new trailer. The West Coast spitta’ of “Rack City” fame dons a few to many animanl furs for PETA’s liking in the clip which also features a cameo from the tiger on teh cover of his forthcoming sophomore LP. Hotel California will be in stores April 9th. 

Nate Santos (@MidtownNate)

 

Video: Yelawolf – F.A.S.T. Ride

Approaching the March 14th release of Trunk Muzik Returns, Catfish Bily aka Yealwolf serves his ‘Bama flow from the comfort of couch in the new visual, “F.A.S.T. Ride”. The Slumerican rapper is about the only stationary figure in this video for the pumped-up tune which sees an arsenal of dancers (not the halftime at an NBA game type) jumping in front of the camera to bust-a-move. Yela reps for his country kinfolk with his pantented brand of accelerated rebellion rap which gets off to a bit of an elementary start but gets sharper as the track unravels. 

Peep the dance-inducing video above and download Trap Muzik Returns when it drops March 14th. 

Nate Santos (@MidtownNate)