Daily Archives: December 11, 2007

B.B.King Adds More Dates To Ongoing Tour


*It appears as if blues icon B.B. King has no intention of ever slowing down. The 82-year-old road warrior, who has been on tour since forever, has just announced the addition of more than 30 dates to his itinerary – taking his U.S. trek well into next summer.

In addition to sprinkling more gigs into his previously announced run, King has tacked on another leg of shows that covers April, May and a couple of days in June, reports Live Daily. Details are listed below.
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Erykah Badu Talks About “Honey”


Erykah Badu’s Nu AmErykah


Erykah Badu revealed the new title of her fourth album, “Nu AmErykah,” to a small room of fans in New York’s Electric Lady studios last Thursday (Dec. 6). The set is due Feb. 26 via Universal Motown.

In reference to the prior provisional title, “Kabbah,” Badu says that that name was never final and that she prefers to wait and title her albums once they’re finished.
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Rawkus Network Launches The Eagerly Anticipated Rawkus 50


The Rawkus Network (http://www.rawkus.com), home to blog favorites and taste-makers such as RealtalkNY.net, SmokingSection.net, TheRapUp.net, and Fatlacemagazine.com, announces the Nov. 27th all digital launch of The Rawkus 50, a who’s who of the hottest underground artists in Hip Hop today.
Chosen from hundreds of submissions, all Rawkus 50 artists’ profiles can be viewed on my.rawkus.com, a community platform that both blogs and artists share. A total of 650 exclusive tracks, representing 50 albums, will be available for digital download at I-Tunes and other relevant digital retailers worldwide. Each artist also has the option to independently release the music in physical CD form. To select the top 50 artists from a huge amount of submissions, Rawkus drafted veteran underground hip hop producer Slopfunkdust as Rawkus 50 A&R Director. All artists receive the marketing and promotion of Rawkus founders Brian Brater and Jarret Myer, who conceived of the Rawkus 50 as a countermeasure to falling CD sales and a general decline in artist development at music labels.

The Rawkus 50 member diversity, cumulative artistic strengths and touring capacity are evident; however, the Rawkus Network will provide coverage throughout its community of blogs with additional on-line promotion via its social network, worldwide digital distribution using IODA Distribution Alliance, print ads and a National series of Rawkus 50 events.


Drama Rises Up From The Streets With Debut Album


Aphilliates/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist Drama has announced this week’s release of his eagerly anticipated debut album, “GANGSTA GRILLZ: THE ALBUM.” The collection – which features the banging hit single, “5000 Ones” – is available in stores and online now.