Wu-Tang & Nas’ “NY State Of Mind Tour” Heading To The UK

Nas and Wu-Tang Clan are in Europe for the ‘N.Y. State of Mind Tour’, which kicked off on May 9th in Auckland, New Zealand. The men have a total of ten shows scheduled on this EU run; after which they will will head to the UK.

That said, on June 12th and 13th they will be at the OVO Hydro, in Glasgow and The O2 in London, respectively. These are the two last shows on the international leg of the tour. It will be followed by several dates in North America.

CMW Celebrates 50 Years Of Hip-Hop With The Lox

Canadian Music Week will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with an electrifying concert from East coast legends The Lox on June 9th at Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 190 Princes Blvd – in Toronto, Ontario. Canadian hip-hop legend Kardinal Offishall is also on the lineup.

That morning the CMW Music Summit will also host “The Lox x Steve Lobel: Making Moves, Building Empires, and Paving the Way for Hip-Hop Culture” at the Westin Harbour Castle, where Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss will share candid stories, insights, and perspectives on their careers and legacy, offering an intimate and inspiring look into the world of hip-hop. Tickets are available now at admitone-dot-com.

Jamaican-Canadian Rapper UZMAN Celebrates Gemini Season (@UZMAN1)

Jamaican-Canadian rapper UZMAN has produced and released a track centered around the current Zodiac sign: Gemini.

From an early age, the veteran MC – who has done collaborations with the likes of Junior Reid, Jah Mason and others – has had an affinity to astrology, constellation star and zodiac signs. He has always read his horoscope and paid careful attention to his “Twin” Gemini mark. Furthermore, he is aware that there is a general belief that persons born between May 21st and June 21st have had somewhat of a stigma against them. On this new record – which is aptly titled Gemini – UZMAN attempts to address this unfortunate stain by pointing out some of their better qualities.

In spite of the fact that the tune’s main objective is to inspire Geminis, and possibly educate persons ruling under other signs about them, he is still hopeful that it will also be played at birthday celebrations annually. Hence, while creating the track he deliberately added trumpet and piano chords, which according to him, “set the feel good vibes.”


Erykah Badu’s “Unfollow Me Tour” Will Be In Oakland On June 21 (@fatbellybella)

Erykah Badu‘s Unfollow Me Tour, which features hip-hop giant Yasiin Bey, will be at the Oakland Arena in California, on Wednesday, June 21st. Despite the fact that only Badu and Bey are advertised, they will have some extraordinary opening acts. Tickets are available via ticketmaster.

Kardinal Offishall To Receive The Social Justice Award At Canadian Music Week On June 10 (@KardinalO)

Canadian Music Week has announced that Kardinal Offishall will receive the Social Justice Award at the CMW Music Summit on June 10, 2023 at the Westin Harbour Castle. Iconic Canadian media personality Master T will host a keynote interview with Kardinal Offishall, followed by the presentation of this second annual award. The CMW Conference, Canada’s largest and longest-running industry conference, will take place June 8-10, 2023.

After years of earning global respect as one of Canada’s most energetic and innovative emcees, Kardinal Offishall has been a staple in the global music scene. He has collaborated on hit records with Lady Gaga and Rihanna, and made history with his monster classic “Dangerous” which scorched to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, making him the first rapper from Canada to do so in history.

Kardinal has added TV star to his repertoire, serving as a judge on Canada’s Got Talent alongside Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh and Trish Stratus. He has also continued to be a cultural and musical ambassador for a new wave of Canadian superstars and has had the pleasure of working with everyone from the likes of Drake, K’naan, Daniel Caesar, Boi 1da, and Glenn Lewis.

Live Nation Urban & Mass Appeal Will Host Juneteenth Celebration In NY

Live Nation Urban and Mass Appeal are partnering for the first-ever Park Jams, an event created to celebrate both Juneteenth and Hip-Hop 50 simultaneously. It all goes down at SummerStage in Central Park (New York) from 4pm to 10pm on June 19, 2023.

There will be an A-list lineup of top-tier hip-hop personalities and pioneers, namely: DJ Premier, Grandmaster Flash, Kid Capri, DJ Spinking, Statik Selektah, DJ Diamond Kuts, and Nyla Symone.

Sean Paul, Patrice Roberts, Busta Rhymes & Elephant Man Booked For “Out Of This World Music Fest”

On Saturday, June 3rd, Renegade Mas will present the Out Of This World Music Festival at Camana Bay (Festival Green) in George Town, Cayman Islands. This is a major event that will feature live performances by trending hip-hop, dancehall and soca artists.

The headliners are Sean Paul, Patrice Roberts, Busta Rhymes and Elephant Man; who will all be supported by Renegade, Don Hot, Silent Matic, Joshie Vybz, Georgie Duarte and Max Kazakov. Get tickets here.