J. Cole "She Knows" (RocNation/Columbia) SoMo "Ride" (Republic) Robin Thicke "Feel Good" (Star Trak/Interscope) Yo Gotti f/J.Cole & Canei Finch "Cold Blood" (CMG/Epic)
Robin Thicke "Feel Good" (Star Trak/Interscope) Timbaland f/Jay Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy
"Know Bout Me" (Interscope)
Following a handful of setbacks to his Yeezus tour, Kanye West has rescheduled and re-routed much of the trek, which will resume next Saturday, November 16 in Philadelphia. West has rescheduled his dates in Chicago, Toronto and Detroit. However, "due to routing logistics," dates in Vancouver; Denver; Columbus, OH; Montreal; Minneapolis and St. Louis have all been canceled. The tour launched in Seattle in October, but the original Vancouver date (which was the second night of the tour) was postponed, followed with another postponement for Anaheim. Last week, more dates were postponed after a truck carrying equipment was in an accident. The damages were to a video truss as well as a 60 foot circular LED screen used in the Yeezus stage setup. Kendrick Lamar will open all dates, except November 20 in Brooklyn and November 24 at Madison Square Garden. A Tribe Called Quest will open those two shows in their hometown, and the seminal Rap group says these will be their final-ever performances. In other Kanye news, he will make an appearance in magician David Blaine's upcoming ABC special, along with Katy Perry, former President George W. Bush and a slew of Hollywood actors. David Blaine: Real Or Magic is slated to air later this month.
Updated Kanye West Yeezus tour dates: November 16 Philadelphia November 17 Boston November 19-20 Brooklyn, NY November 21 Washington D.C. November 23-24 New York City November 27 Nashville November 29 Miami November 30 Tampa December 1 Atlanta December 3 Kansas City, MO December 5 New Orleans December 6 Dallas December 7 Houston December 8 San Antonio December 10 Phoenix December 13 Anaheim December 17-18 Chicago December 19 Detroit December 22-23 Toronto
Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, his eighth studio album and a sequel to his 2000 landmark release, The Marshall Mathers LP includes the song "Monster," which marks the fourth time Em and Rihanna have collaborated on a song. Eminem says that their partnership works because the public perceives both artists as being a bit wacky. "The perception of the record, what it's saying, I thought it would be a good idea to have her on it because I think people look at us like we're both a little nuts. That's one of the things that I was telling her in making the record: I think that people look at us a little crazy," Eminem told MTV News on Monday. "As soon as I got the beat I just heard her on it. I wanted to make sure that I had it finished first to be able to present to her, but once I had the rhymes done, I sent it to her." The rapper's manager and Shady Records head Paul Rosenberg did confirm to MTV News that a music video for "Monster" is forthcoming. Meanwhile, Slim Shady will grace the cover of Rolling Stone for its November 22 issue. In the interview, the magazine addresses the fact that some people have taken umbrage to the rapper using gay slurs in his new single, "Rap God." However, he reiterated that in his mind, those words are not gay slurs. When asked why he uses the words "faggot" and "gay-looking" as an insult, Em explains: "I don't know how to say this without saying it how I've said it a million times. But that word, those kind of words, when I came up battle-rappin' or whatever, I never really equated those words [to mean homosexual]. It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or asshole. So that word was just thrown around so freely back then. It goes back to that battle, back and forth in my head, of wanting to feel free to say what I want to say, and then [worrying about] what may or may not affect people. And, not saying it's wrong or it's right, but at this point in my career Ė I say so much shit that's tongue-in-cheek. I poke fun at other people, myself. But the real me sitting here right now talking to you has no issues with gay, straight, transgender, at all. I'm glad we live in a time where it's really starting to feel like people can live their lives and express themselves. And I don't know how else to say this, I still look at myself the same way that I did when I was battling and broke."
Janelle MonŠe has been forced to postpone three west coast dates on her current tour in order to rest her vocal cords. "I am under strict doctor's orders for mandatory vocal rest. Not doing so could possibly result in damage to my vocal cords," the singer wrote on her website. "Unfortunately, this diagnosis means I will have to postpone my coming concerts in Anaheim, San Diego and Phoenix, a fact which truly leaves me heartsick and shaken because I live for this: connecting with you and giving you a one of a kind concert experience. I promise to see you sooner than you think my friends, stronger than ever."
Ciara visits Jammin' Z90/San Diego and hangs out with PD R.Dub! and the crew.
FMQB Bob Burke catches up with Philly's own Eve at City of Hope's "Taste of Hope" event in New York City. Eve is back with a HOT new single "Make It Out Of This Town"
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