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J. Cole Announces Forest Hills Drive Tour With Big Sean

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J. Cole has announced his Forest Hills Drive Tour featuring Big Sean, with special guests YG and Jeremih. Also joining the lineup will be Dreamville artists Bas, Cozz and Omen. The tour starts July 12th in Seattle, WA. You can order tickets online starting Feb. 27th at www.livenation.com.

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 3 : Hollywood
7/12 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
7/14 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/17 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
7/21 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
7/24 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/25 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre **
7/26 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/28 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/31 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/3 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
8/6 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
8/7 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
8/8 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
8/9 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
8/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
8/12 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
8/13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/16 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/18 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
8/21 -Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/22 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
8/23 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/25 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/29 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Complex

**BIG SEAN not on show

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 2 : The Journey
4/30 – Zurch, Switzerland – Komplex 457
5/1 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
5/2 – Frankfurt, Germany – Gisbon
5/4 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
5/5 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
5/6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
5/8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
5/9 – Amerstadam, Holland – Heineken Music Hall +
5/10 – Paris, France – Olympia +
5/11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
5/13 – Glasgow, UK – 02 Academy+
5/14 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena +*
5/15 – Birmingham, UK -Barclaycard Arena +*
5/16 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena +*
5/18 – London, UK – The 02+*

+ w/ Jhené Aiko
* w/ Pusha T

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 1 : Hometown
3/2 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
3/4 – Boise, ID – Revolution
3/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
3/8 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
3/10 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
3/13 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
3/14 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
3/15 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
3/17 – Oklahoma City, OK – Farmer’s Market
3/19 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
3/20 – South Padre Island, TX – Claytons Beach Club
3/23 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
3/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity
3/25 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
3/28- Tallahassee, FL – Coliseum
3/29 – Birmingham, AL -Iron City
3/31 – Columbus, OH -LC Pavilion
4/1 – Nashville, TN -Marathon Music Works
4/3 – Richmond, VA – The National
4/4 – Rochester, NY – Waterstreet Music Hall
4/7 – Providence, RI – Lupos

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BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah-Sour Soul Album Stream

Listen to the album stream of BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah’s Sour Soul collaboration album. The project will be officially released on Monday.

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Heems-Home Feat. Dev Hynes

Das Racist alumni Heems releases his “Home” single featuring Dev Hynes ahead of the release of Eat Pray Thug on March 10th.

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Opio & Free The Robots-Let The Bass Go (Official Video)

Opio’s “Let The Bass Go” single with Free The Robots has an official video leading up to the March 3rd release date of The Subconscious Mind EP.

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Complex Presents LL Cool J Rock The Bells Magnum Opus

Complex’s Magnum Opus series examines LL Cool J’s groundbreaking single, “Rock The Bells.” LL Cool J, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, former Def Jam publicist Bill Adler, DMC and legendary hip-hop journalist Bonz Malone all discuss the making and significance of “Rock The Bells.”

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Alex Wiley-Ready

Chicago rapper Alex Wiley just announced his new mixtape that’s “dropping in the next 30 days” but until then he is sharing his new song “Ready.” Wiley starts his tour on February 28th and it will span the United States and Europe.

Tour Dates:

2/28 – Rolling Loud Festival – Miami
3/4 – SOB’s – New York
3/18-3/21 – SXSW – Austin
4/10 – Rust – Copenhagen
4/11 – Chesters – Berlin
4/14 – Birthdays – London
4/15 – Batofar – Paris
4/16 – Melkweg – Amsterdam
4/17 – Trix – Antwerp

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Bush: A Snoop Odyssey Produced By Pharrell Williams (Trailer)

Bush: A Snoop Odyssey is the upcoming album from Snoop and Pharrell and this is the trailer.

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Pharoahe Monch-Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation is a retrospective of old Pharoahe Monch songs and some unheard ones. The title refers to the romantic film starring Bill Murray and obscurity of the music. Jill Scott, Sa Ra, Sergio Mendes and Robert Glasper are some of the artists appearing on the 12-song collection.

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Media Questions Of The Week

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Is the Music Machinery map correct about popular music tastes around the United States?

Is Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz right about whites being able to sing the N-word if Blacks can record it?

Is Diddy’s gripe about a lack of diversity in Hollywood relevant?

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Straight Outta Compton Red Band Trailer

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre introduced the Red Band Trailer for Straight Outta Compton in a commercial during the Grammy Awards. Later that evening the trailer for the F.Gary Gray directed biopic appeared online. The film is the story of how N.W.A. helped invent gangsta rap and influenced generations of rappers. Straight Outta Compton will be in theaters August 14th.

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