Justin Bieber has announced his new tour dates for next year after being forced to reschedule due to the pandemic.
With the coronavirus keeping us home for the foreseeable future, it looks as though there will be no live entertainment for at least the next little while. Tours have been postponed and artists are starting to make their moves for next year. The Weeknd had a head start, announcing his new tour dates for 2021 several weeks ago and now, Justin Bieber is following his lead.
Affected strongly by the pandemic, Justin Bieber was forced to postpone his arena tour but it looks like he’s already got his shows rescheduled and ready to go for when things are clear.
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Announcing his updated tour dates, Justin sent the following message: “I can’t wait to get out there and connect with my fans on this tour. We’ve been through so much this year. More than ever, we’ve come to understand how much we need each other, and how meaningful these moments can really be.”
The tour will kick off in San Diego on June 2, 2021. New arena stops have also been added in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, and more.
Unfortunately, Jaden Smith and Kehlani, who were originally scheduled to support Justin as opening acts, will not be part of the rescheduled dates. New support will be added at a later date.
Tickets go on sale on August 6. Will you be buying a ticket?
With his Sleepy Brown collaboration album “The Big Sleepover” set to arrive in the near future, Big Boi teases his dream collaboration with Kate Bush.
Big Boi may be primarily known for his work with the legendary OutKast, but the emcee has built a seriously impressive repertoire as a solo artist. And while his next drop is technically a collaboration album with his longtime friend and creative partner Sleepy Brown, details about the upcoming release have been relatively scarce. Yet today, Yahoo dropped a profile piece on Sir Luscious, in which he provided the slightest hints about his next musical endeavor The Big Sleepover.
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For one, he hinted that it may very well feature a collaboration with Kate Bush, a British singer who previously won Big Boi’s heart in a major way; in fact, the OutKast rapper loves Bush so much that he places her atop his favorite artist list, alongside Bob Marley and ahead of N.W.A. When asked whether a collaboration could be expected, Big Boi opted to remain secretive, albeit offering a laugh for good measure. “Stay tuned, stay tuned. Just stay tuned,” he teased. “I can’t even talk about it right now!”
He also reveals that the twelve song album will be “all-killer, no filler,” although the COVID-19 pandemic may have thwarted his desired release schedule. “We like to get out the campaign when it’s time to kind of move around and shake hands and kiss babies and really get out there and perform the music,” explains Big Boi. “Because that’s one of the best parts of doing it: creating in the studio for a year and a half, and then being able to see the reaction on people’s faces.”
Check out the full interview below, and sound off — would you be happy to see Big Boi secure the Kate Bush feature, a duet he previously named as his “dream collaboration?”
While Snoop and DMX’s Verzuz battle was a historical event on its own merit, hearing both emcees going off the dome was truly a stand out moment.
Last night, a veritable dogfight transpired on VerzuzTV, during which two hip-hop legends stepped up to highlight their respective catalogs. DMX and Snoop Dogg, representing the East and West Coast respectively, held it down for over five-hundred-thousand live viewers. And while the event was marketed as a “battle,” it felt like more of a celebration; both men clearly had love for one another, a fact they made sure to point out during several wholesome exchanges.
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And while fans have been left debating the evening’s winner, a difficult assessment given the sheer volume of classic bangers, it’s evident that one moment seemed to stand out above all. Once the main exchange had concluded, both X and Snoop decided to bless viewers with some off-the-dome freestyling, a moment that took things back to hip-hop’s golden era. If the live stream comments were any indication, it felt like something special was unfolding, with Snoop in particular shining as hip-hop’s most effortless rapper — possibly ever.
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That’s not to say X didn’t come through with some hard-hitting bars, though some of his were likely written. Still, the back and forth nature of the impromptu cypher served as a reminder that DMX and Snoop’s chemistry has severely underused. At least — for now. It wouldn’t be surprising to see this Verzuz battle to lead to a collaboration or two, especially when that upcoming DMX album finally lands. For those who missed the event unfolding in real-time, check out some of the freestyle bars and reactions below.
2 Chainz takes to Twitter to remind the masses that he’s been cooking some heat in the studio, spitting bars in a new preview.
It’s been a while, relatively speaking of course, since we’ve heard a new album from 2 Chainz — of course, Rap Or Go To The League arrived in March of last year, but given how rapidly new projects seem to arrive in this day and age (and to think, it didn’t even have a Deluxe Edition), it certainly feels like a minute has passed. Perhaps that speaks volumes about Tity’s quality, that when he takes a small breather we miss him all the more. Luckily, it would appear that the Atlanta icon has been steadily putting in work, taking to Twitter to preview an upcoming track.
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Over some soulful sample-based production, 2 Chainz kicks off a dexterous flow as he slides into a pocket. “Something you could never ever know, colorful iridescent flow / glasshouse no pebbles thrown / flashy like a camera phone,” he spits, working himself into a laid-back whirlwind scheme. “Watch the birds talk like a parrot, I crossed over but I still carry / so deep that I got married, try and never cheat it got scary.”
Though there’s no telling when this one will surface, or whether it’s part of a larger body of work, it’s a much-needed reminder of 2 Chainz’s prowess on the mic. A lyricist who still gravitates toward that golden-era spirit, it feels like many are still taking him for granted as an emcee. In reality, his past two drops have been among his best yet, a trend that bodes well for his next offering. Check out the new preview below, and sound off — are you excited for some new Tity Boi?
Ski Mask The Slump God is ready to get back into the mix, starting with a blistering new single called “Burn The Hoods.”
Ski Mask The Slump God has been relatively quiet, though occasional in-studio updates do indicate that he’s been steadily working on some new material. And though it could still be a while before we see a true follow-up to Stokeley, it seems like Ski Mask is gearing up to whip up some slight momentum. Yesterday, the dexterous rapper took to Instagram to announce a brand new single called “Burn The Hoods,” which is set to arrive tomorrow complete with a Cole Bennett-directed video clip.
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From the look of it, the video appears to depict Ski Mask channeling his inner warrior, drawing a blade and engaging in a bloody melee against several doomed members of the Klu Klux Klan. The instrumental’s introduction builds for a brief moment, giving the impression that we’re in for a blistering ride — though don’t expect it to last very long, as this is the Slump God we’re talking about.
“FRIDAY YOU GET A NEW SONG FROM ME , BUT UNDERSTAND THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING,” he captions, providing hope that a full-length project is on the way. In the meantime, however, we’re happy to check in on this new drop, if only to see what he’s been cooking up during these past few months. Are you excited to see a new project from Ski Mask?