Wiz Khalifa Strikes Gold; Launches 40 City Tour With Big Sean, Chevy Woods

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa has announced the 40-city “Rolling Papers Tour,” which will kick off June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

The “Rolling Papers Tour” will also feature rappers Big Sean, Chevy Woods and DJ Bonics.

The news of the “Rolling Papers Tour” comes on the heels of Wiz’ official second single “Roll Up” receiving a gold certification by the RIAA, for moving over 500,000 units.

The rapper will be on the road until August 5th when the “Rolling Papers Tour” winds down in Pontiac, Michigan at the Phoenix Amphitheater.

The full itinerary for the “Rolling Papers Tour” is listed below.

JUNE
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11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival
12 St. Louis, MO Verizone Wireless Amphitheater
13 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
14 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
15 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
16 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Plaza
18 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
21 Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleau Casino
22 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Center
23 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
25 Anaheim, CA The Honda Center
27 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
28 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
29 Tucson, AZ Ava Amphitheater
30 Albuquerque, NM Convention Center


JULY
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2 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie
3 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
5 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest
6 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
7 New Orleans, LA Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
8 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
9 Mariasville, NY Camp Bisco Festival
10 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
15 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove
16 Orlando, FL Firestone Lot
17 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
18 Myrtle Beach , SC House of Blues
20 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheater
21 Greensboro, NC White Oak Amphitheater
22 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
23 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion
24 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
25 New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
27 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
28 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
29 West Long Branch, NJ Mac at Mamouth Universal
30 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
31 Burlington, VT Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo

AUGUST
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2 Indianapolis, IN Lawn at White River State Park
3 Rochester, NY Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
4 Lewiston, NY Earl W. Brydges Artpark
5 Pontiac, MI Phoenix Amphitheater

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M-Bone’s Funeral Set For This Friday; Fans Invited

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The family of Cali Swag District group member M-Bone has decided to open the funeral up for fans and the general public, who would like to show support for their fallen family member.

“There has been a tremendous outreach of concern and the family would like to have the funeral open to the public and fans that would like to support,” Cali Swag’s publicist said.

For fans wanting to attend, services will take place this Friday (May 27th) at 11 a.m. PT at Faithful Central on 333 W. Florence Avenue in Inglewood, California.

M-Bone, born Montae Talbert, was shot twice in the head and killed on May 15th, while sitting in his car on La Brea Avenue in Inglewood.


No arrests have been made and homicide detectives are still looking for a motive.

M-Bone’s death comes as Cali Swag District celebrates the success of their 2010 single “Teach Me How to Dougie,” which has been certified platinum.

The group is also up for a BET Award for Best New Group.

The Inglewood Police Department is asking anyone with information to come forward and call the homicide division at (310) 412-5246 or its 24-hour anonymous hotline number: (888)-41-CRIME or (888)-412-7463.

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Eminem & Royce 5’9″ Address Lack Of Dr. Dre Beats On Collabo EP

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Eminem and his newly signed artist Royce Da 5’9″ recently sat down with MTV’s RapFix Live to talk about the much-anticipated collaboration EP, Hell: The Sequel, and why Dr. Dre is absent from the project.

While Hip-Hop fans are excited about the reunion, legendary producer and longtime Eminem collaborator Dr. Dre is not providing beats to Shady and his new partner.

“I think Dre is, like, really cracking down on getting Detox finished, so I think he’s more so focused on that,” said Eminem.


“I really didn’t say anything to Dre till kinda like the last minute. We didn’t really say anything to anybody about what was going on because we weren’t sure what was going to happen with it,” continued Em. “It wasn’t like I said, ‘Yo Dre, can we get a beat for this project that we’re workin’ on?’ Because it wasn’t really necessarily a project yet.”

Slaughterhouse member Royce added that the duo didn’t really reach out to any producers in particular, saying they were “just cuttin’ random.”

Hell: The Sequel features production from Havoc, Bangladesh, Sid Roams, Mr. Porter, DJ Khalil and Supa Dups.

Watch the interview below:

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Nelly Working On New, Untitled Album

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St. Louis, Missouri rapper Nelly is reportedly working on another project to follow his last album, 5.0.

While Nelly was unhappy with the album sales of 5.0, the album’s break out single “Just A Dream” earned him a Grammy nomination and sold over 4 million copies, proving the rappers star power.

“I’ll hopefully have a new album coming out at the end of this year. I’m going back in,” he told Today Show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. “The last album, 5.0, was phenomenal- ‘Just a Dream,” 4 million and things.”


In between recording, appearing on VH1′s Behind the Music and touring recently in Australia with Snoop, Bow Wow and Game the multi-platinum rapper is releasing a workout video which features his famous friends various exercises.

Nelly also recently shot a video with Keri Hilson for the single “Lose Control,” the next single off her No Boys Allowed LP.

Nelly’s project is currently untitled.

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Nicki Minaj Cuts Diddy As Manager…AGAIN

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The Young Money rapstress switches up her management team and links up with Gee Roberson and Kyambo “HipHop” Joshua.

More than a year after signing with Sean “Diddy” Combs and James Cruz as managers, Nicki Minaj is no longer associated with the business moguls. According to XXLMag.com, the Harajuku Barbie is now being managed by Gee Roberson and Kyambo “HipHop” Joshua from Hip-Hop Since 1978, which also manages Lil Wayne, Drake and more.

The news may be surprising for Lil’ Kim fans, as Roberson and Joshua previously served as A&Rs for Atlantic Records for her 2005 album The Naked Truth. The Queen Bee also made a similar move earlier this year by linking up with Fendi, who is credited with launching Nicki’s career.

Before Diddy, Nicki was managed by Debra Antney’s firm, but switched over after firing Antney in April 2010. Rumor has it that she expected Diddy to be more hands-on with her career, and decided to move on when she realized he wasn’t as involved as expected.

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Police Seek Man For Scamming $500K Using Drake

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Police in Toronto, Canada are searching for a man who scammed over $500,000 from a South African promoter, using Hip-Hop artists Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Andrew Wilson is accused of portraying himself as a high roller in order to scam people, to support his lavish lifestyle.

A private investigator in the United States honed in on Andrew Wilson as a suspect, while investigating phony concert in South Africa.

Police say Wilson was associated with Drake when the rapper was an up-and-coming artist in Toronto, but the two severed their business relationship years ago.

But that didn’t stop Wilson from allegedly using old copies of a contract with Drake to convince the South African promoter that he was legitimate, according to The Toronto Sun.


The South African promoter who ended up sending $500,000 to an account in Singapore which was then transferred to a bank in Lebanon and has not been able to be account for since.

Wilson, 41, is accused of putting the money into an account owned by his 76-year-old Aunt, who is now facing charges as well.

Police arrested the elderly woman, who has refused to cooperate.

They are still seeking Andrew Wilson, who is wanted for two counts of fraud.

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