DJ Premier Drops Visuals From His “Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1” EP (@REALDJPREMIER)

The official video for Remy Rap, track number two on DJ Premier‘s latest EP – Hip Hop 50: Vol. 1 – is out now. The song, which is one of the standout tracks on the project, is a three-way collaboration done with female rappers Remy Ma and Rapsody.

If you have not yet seen the visuals – shared last week (on August 11th) – check it out, and remember to like, comment and share. The record is so good that hip-hop fans are already calling for a full collaborative album from Remy Ma and Rapsody, produced by Premier.

Kendrick Lamar’s “The Big Steppers Tour” Will Stop In Milwaukee This Thursday

Kendrick Lamar‘s The Big Steppers Tour – which began on June 23, at Ippodromo SNAI San Siro in Milan – will be making a stop at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this Thursday, August 18.

The ongoing tour is in support of Kendrick‘s fifth studio album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. It will run until December 17th, with opening acts Baby Keem and Tanna Leone. Here is a list of all the remaining dates and locations.

Watch Lecrae’s New Video “Spread The Opps” (@lecrae)

A few days ago – on August 5th – hip-hop artist Lecrae shared a new song and video titled Spread The Opps. The new record comes courtesy of the Reach Records imprint. According to the inspirational rapper, “Spread the Opps is basically the soundtrack for 1st Kings 18:36-39.”

If you have not yet heard the song or seen the visuals, check it out and remember to like, comment and share.

Slick Rick, Wayne Wonder, Shinehead On The Lineup For VPs “Dancehall Meets Hip-Hop 90s Style”

On Saturday, August 13, legendary label VP Records will present Dancehall Meets Hip-Hop 90s Style; a live concert featuring some of the best dancehall and hip-hop artists from the 1990s. Location is Summer Stage, Central Park on the Rumsey Playfield in Manhattan, New York.

This show will have live performances by Slick Rick, Wayne Wonder, Shinehead, Red Fox and Lady G. DJs Jazzy Joyce and Peter Panic will set the mood with a mix of classic hip-hop and reggae tunes; while DJ Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box and New York radio legend Dahved Levy will carry out the hosting duties. This event is free to the public.

Catch KRS-One At Toca’s Playhouse This Thursday (@IAmKRSOne)

Tony Touch and friends will be hosting Toca’s Playhouse at Bar 13 – 35 East 13th Street, Union Square – in New York, New York on Thursday, August 11th from 10pm until…

Patrons will be treated to three levels of music by some of the best DJs in the business; as well as a live performance from one of the best hip-hop lyricist that ever lived, KRS-One. Tickets and additional information are available on eventbrite.

Wu-Tang Clan & Nas’ “NY State of Mind Tour” Starts This Month (@WuTangClan @Nas)

In April, rap giants Wu-Tang Clan and Nas announced that they will be going on tour together starting on August 30 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri. Produced by Live Nation, the 25-city tour – dubbed “NY State of Mind” – will make stops across North America in major cities like Atlanta, Toronto, Austin and more, before wrapping up in Los Angeles in October.

NY STATE OF MIND TOUR DATES & LOCATIONS:
Tue Aug 30 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 01 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Fri Sep 02 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 03 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sun Sep 04 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Wed Sep 07 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Thu Sep 08 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
Fri Sep 09 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sat Sep 10 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Tue Sep 13 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Wed Sep 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri Sep 16 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Sep 17 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sun Sep 18 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Tue Sep 20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 21 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 22 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sun Sep 25 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Mon Sep 26 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Thu Sep 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri Sep 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sat Oct 01 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Sun Oct 02 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
Tue Oct 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

Rock The Bells Festival Is This Weekend! (@RockTheBells)

The day-long celebration of hip-hop music, lifestyle and culture, Rock The Bells Festival, will go down this weekend – Saturday, August 6th – at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York. It will feature some of the most lyrical MCs in the rap game, each carefully selected because of their contribution to the genre.

In addition to the man behind the movement – LL Cool J – artists booked for Rock The Bells Fest 2022 includes Z-Trip, Ice Cube, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, The Diplomats ft. Cam’ron, Jim Jones & Juelz Santana, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Jadakiss, Scarface performing 20th anniversary of The Fix, Trina, Digable Planets and Queen’s native artists N.O.R.E, Onyx, Havoc of Mobb Deep & Large Professor.

Starting time is 12noon. Click here for tickets.