Grammy Nominated Singer Ro James To Embark On His Own ‘XIX’ Tour


On the heels of receiving his first ever Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance for his hit single, “Permission,” ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records recording artist Ro James announces his headlining XIX Tour. The 23-city tour will kick off on February 3, 2017, stopping in major cities across the US including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and more. On February 14th, James will perform a special Valentine’s Day show in Detroit with Joe, Chrisette and Vivan Greene. Tickets and VIP packages will be available for purchase at 10 am local time on Friday, December 16, 2016 at

After touring with Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on their King + Queen of Hearts World Tour this fall, the ‘XIX’ tour comes in support of James’ debut album, ELDORADO. The album features Ro’s sultry hit single, “Permission,” which held the #1 spot on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Songs chart for 9 weeks and is described by Complex as a “…lustily, respectfully intimate jam.” Solange’s Saint Heron declares, “[‘Permission’] captures the fervent tenacity of Ro’s voice, while still captivating listeners with its undemanding sex appeal to create a sound that is easily winsome.” The track was also included on Billboards “10 Best R&B Songs of 2016: Critic’s Picks.”

James also recently stopped by the NPR offices to deliver a powerful and soulful performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series. James performed his sultry “Permission,” his second single “Already Knew That” and “A.D.I.D.A.S,” from ELDORADO which NPR describes as “… a hazy ride that explores love, lust and other vices without the lovey-dovey clichés. The album always feels current, even as his slick wordplay and acoustic vibe could easily slide it into a ’70s or ’90s hit list.” Last month, James delivered an upbeat and exciting performance of “Already Knew That and “Permission” on the 2016 Soul Train Awards, where he also received a nomination for Best New Artist. Ro James is also nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist.

“XIX” Headlining Tour Dates:

February 3rd           Portland, OR                       Star Theater

February 4th        Seattle, WA                        Columbia City Theater

February 6th        Oakland, CA                        The New Parish

February 7th        Sacramento, CA                 Harlow’s

February 9th        Santa Ana, CA                     The Constellation Room @ The Observatory

February 13th      Los Angeles, CA                  The Roxy

February 14th      Detroit, MI                          Fox Theatre w/ Joe, Chrisette and Vivian Greene

February 15th      Houston, TX                        Studio @ Warehouse Live

February 16th      Dallas, TX                             South Side Music Hall

February 19th      Nashville, TN                       Basement East

February 22nd     Baton Rouge, LA                 The Varsity Theatre

February 23rd      Birmingham, AL                  Workplay Theatre

February 24th      Atlanta, GA                          Vinyl

February 25th      Raleigh, NC                          The Pour House Music Hall

February 26th      Philadelphia, PA                 The Foundry

February 28th      New York, NY                      Highline Ballroom

March 2nd            Washington, D.C.               The Howard Theatre

March 3rd            Baltimore, MD                     Soundstage

March 5th            Cambridge, MA                    The Middle East

March 7th            Toronto, ON                         Mod Club Theatre

March 8th            Cleveland, OH                      The Cambridge Room @ HOB

March 9th             Chicago, IL                                The Promontory

March 10th          Kansas City, MO                  Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah’s Casino

March 11th           Memphis, TN                          1884 Lounge


Kevin Garrett Releases “Precious” Visual, Announces The ‘False Hope’ Tour

After his national television debut performance on NBC’s TODAY SHOW, Kevin Garrett releases the new video for his track “Precious.” Written and produced by Kevin, the track is his first release since co-writing and co-producing “Pray You Catch Me” from Beyoncé’s sixth studio album Lemonade.

The black and white visual is directed by long-time collaborator Shervin Lainez and was shot in NYC.

Kevin says:

“I wanted to work with Shervin to make a video that focused on self preservation but still represented the core of the song which is trying to get over a past love. Hence there being minimal shots of the other character that slowly dissipate as the video progresses.”

Check out the FULL black & white video above.

For more information on the ‘False Hope’ North American Tour you can visit: KEVINGARRETTMUSIC.COM/TOUR


300 Entertainment Announces BONN Tour with Shy Glizzy, PNB Rock & Dae Dae [Trailer]

300 Entertainment and present the Birth of a New Nation tour featuring Shy Glizzy, PNB Rock and Dae Dae alongside London on Da Track.

The tour kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio in November – and be on the look out for a special edition of Digital Trapstars Screens on Lock mixtape featuring the 300 artists on the bill and more.

Get More Info HERE.



The Word: Diddy Retires From Music To Take On Acting Full Time


It’s official! Although we feel like this happened already, but fly guy, Diddy is calling it quits! Well from music that is. After blessing us with major hits for years complete with signature dance moves and ad-libs, Diddy says he’s giving it all up to focus on a career in acting.

The hip hop mogul took his talents to                                                                                   to discuss his retirement and newest venture.  “I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films … I want to stop at a great place.”

The question is … who is retiring? Diddy, P-Diddy or Puff Daddy?


His final album, No Way Out 2, is scheduled to be the final chapter of his legacy in the music industry.

“When I’m gone, only the songs will survive. I know I’m making music that will live on. I don’t go into the studio just to be hot or to hear myself on the radio,” Diddy told the magazine. “Michael Jackson, Tupac, Biggie – part of them lives on in their music, even though they’re not here anymore. That’s really deep, man. The only thing like that is religion.”

Ok Pastor Puffy!


We won’t hold you, but we grew up on Puff Daddy, he’s a hero of ours, so we are secretly happy that we’ve received the chance to experience the entire Bad Boy era! Diddy is ready to kick off his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour on May 20, with an additional date honoring Biggie’s birthday at the Barclays Center.

But before Diddy bows out he plans to travel the world one last time. “I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it one last time,” he said.

-Stay Fly!


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Joe Budden To Embark On Nationwide ‘ALL LOVE LOST’ Tour, Will Star In VH-1’s ‘Couples Therapy’

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Joe Budden/Instagram

Joe Budden To Embark On The “All Love Lost” Tour

Grammy Award nominated recording artist and TV personality Joe Budden is set to embark on a Nationwide Tour in support of his highly anticipated album, All Love Lost. The tour begins in Harrisburg, PA on October 30, 2015 and ends back on the east coast on November 29th in Stanhope, NJ.

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Joe Budden/Instagram

The buzzworthy new album, ‘All Love Lost,’ will be released on October 16, 2015. The project is also available for pre-order HERE.

In addition to being a successful solo artist with three label albums and multiple Mood Muzik series mixtapes under his belt, Budden is a member of acclaimed hip hop supergroup Slaughterhouse (with Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9). Budden will once again be back on TV, starring in the popular VH1 program Couples Therapy beginning October 7, 2015.

Budden’s last studio album No Love Lost debuted #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Album Chart and Top 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album featured the singles “N.B.A.” and “She Don’t Put It Down Like You.”

The Joe Budden All Love Lost Tour schedule is listed below:



Connect with Joe Budden

Twitter & Instagram: @joebudden

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New Video: Wiz Khalifa – “Say So”

Wiz Khalifa gives us a glimpse of his recent Boys of Zummer tour life with Fall Out Boy in his new visual “Say So.”

wiz khalifa stashed cover also revealed their 1st official print issue featuring Wiz as the cover guy as STASHED celebrated turning two years old at Haus in New York City. The issue is set to his newsstands soon.

Check out the “Say So” video below:






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Vic Mensa Announces Solo Tour Dates for ‘Traffic Tour Part 1’

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22-year-old artist and producer, Vic Mensa from Chicago and founding member of the Savemoney collective just made his fans very happy. The Roc Nation affiliate extends his headlining Traffic Tour Part I performing at summer festivals nationwide.

We have exclusive video content from sold out shows in Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Ana and more below:

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All tickets will be available for purchase on Friday July 17th HERE. Show dates include:

Tuesday, August 11th                       DC**                        U Street Music Hall

Thursday, August 13th                     Boston                    Brighton Music Hall

Sunday, August 16th                         Toronto                  The Hoxton

Tuesday, August 18h                         Detroit                   Populux

Tuesday August 25th                         Seattle                    Neptune Theatre

Thursday August 27th                       Portland                Wonder Ballroom


**Ticket sales for U Street Music Hall in Washington DC is available now to purchase today Thursday July 16th**


In addition, catch Vic Mensa performing summer festivals nationwide including:


Saturday, July 18th                                              Chicago, IL                           Pitchfork Festival

Saturday August 8th                                           Brooklyn, NY                       Mad Decent Block Party

Saturday, August 15th                                       Montreal                              Illsonic Festival

September 5th & September 6th                     Philadelphia, PA                 Made in America Festival

Sunday September 13th                                    Miami, FL                             Fool’s Gold Presents Day Off

Saturday September 19th                                 Asbury Park, NJ                  Shadow Of The City Festival

Sunday September 27th                                   Tempe, AZ                            Summer Ends Festival



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Raheem DeVaughn & Leela James To Embark On The Love ‘n Soul Experience with Special Guest V Bozeman

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This fall, soul music favorites Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James are partnering up to co-headline The Love ‘n Soul Experience. With shows in 25 major cities across the United States, the two will be performing hits off of their recent chart-topping albums alongside fan favorites from their entire catalogues.

Three-time Grammy Award nominated 368 Music Group & Entertainment One recording artist Raheem DeVaughn is one of the most exciting R&B artists of the 21st century. His fifth studio album, Love, Sex, and Passion, released in February 2015, debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #2 on Billboard’s Independent Album chart. It continues to be propelled by radio hits “Queen” and “Temperature’s Rising”. In addition to his musical interests, Raheem is equall passionate about the various philanthropic initiatives run by his charity organization, The LoveLife Foundation. Launched in April 2014, the foundation currently focuses on youth education, HIV/AIDS research, and domestic violence prevention. Throughout the tour, Raheem and The LoveLife Foundation will be hosting their national “Queen for a Day” campaign against domestic violence. More information on QFAD & TLLF can be viewed HERE.

Leela James’s explosive 2015 saw her new album Fall For You reach #1 on the iTunes R&B chart, three top-15 singles highlighted by the smash hit “Set Me Free” (currently at #6 on the Urban AC charts), a starring role on TV One‘s R&B Divas LA, and a BET/Centric Awards win. She has often been compared to soul legends Etta James and Mavis Staples, and cites them alongside Aretha Franklin and Bobby Womack as primary influences. Her passionate and deeply emotional performances have connected her with fans worldwide. James’s most recent album Fall For You recently re-charted #1 on iTunes’ R&B chart following a critically acclaimed performance on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.

Joining The Love ‘n Soul Experience as the opening act is the exciting new talent V. Bozeman. After an enthralling debut as the co-star of the hit Fox TV series, Empire, Mosley Music Group/Epic Records Recording Artist Bozeman is currently preparing her highly anticipated debut album Music Is My Boyfriend, produced by Timbaland. Her single “What Is Love” captivated both viewers and listeners alike and garnered the second most downloads from the Empire Soundtrack.

“Art is culture. Culture is Art. I invite you to bear witness to the live performance that will feature a decade of music that I have created. #TheLove&SoulExperienceIsComingFall2015,” says Raheem DeVaughn.

“Creating music that taps into the heart of people is what I live for. Soul music connects, affirms, and lifts people out of their seats. I’m proud to be a part of it,” says Leela James.

The North American leg of ‘The Love ‘n Soul Experience’ will hit 25 cities beginning October 7, 2015 and concludes November 13, 2015:

October 7, 2015 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm

October 8, 2015 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29

October 9, 2015 – Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall

October 10, 2015 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

October 11, 2015 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

October 14, 2015 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room

October 15, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Portage Theater

October 16, 2015 – Detroit, MI – The Garden Theater

October 17, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

October 18, 2015 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues

October 21, 2015 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre

October 22, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA

October 23, 2015 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater

October 24, 2015 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater

October 25, 2015 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live

October 27, 2015 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

October 29, 2015 – Norfolk, VA -The Norva

October 30, 2015 – Winston Salem, NC – Lawrence Joel Vet. Memorial Coliseum

November 1, 2015 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

November 4, 2015 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre

November 5, 2015 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues

November 6, 2015 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues

November 7, 2015 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

November 12, 2015 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

November 13, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia

Check your local listings for tickets to The Love n’ Soul Experience.


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K. Michelle and Azealia Banks Announce 2015 Fall North American Tour Dates


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Today, K. Michelle and Azealia Banks announced they will be embarking on a very special 20-date tour across North America this fall. The co-headlining tour presented by CENTRIC and BET commences in Indianapolis on 09/15 and will make stops in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, New York amongst many others, and wraps in Los Angeles on 10/15.

It was also rumored that the two divas may be collaborating together in the studio as well. We wonder what they have cooking up?

Both artists will be performing tracks from their current albums – K. Michelle’s Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart and Azealia Banks’ Broke With Expensive Taste – as well as fan favorites from previous releases.

Constance Orlando, Senior Vice President of Specials, Music and News for BET Networks says:

Centric and BET are excited to sponsor K. Michelle and Azealia Banks on tour. Partnering with these bold and authentic female artists aligns perfectly with Centric’s position as the first network designed for Black women.


Tue, September 15     Indianapolis, IN                       Murat Theatre

Wed, September 16     Chicago, IL                  Aragon Ballroom

Thu, September 17     St. Louis, MO               Fabulous Fox Theatre

Fri, September 18        Detroit, MI                    Fox Theater

Sat, September 19      Baltimore, MD                         Pier Six Pavilion

Sun September 20      Washington, DC           DAR Constitution Hall

Thu, September 24     Philadelphia, PA         The Mann Center for Performing Arts

Fri, September 25        Cleveland,                   OH Hard Rock Live

Sat, September 26      New York, NY               Best Buy Theatre

Sun, September 27     Boston, MA                  House of Blues

Wed, September 30     Richmond, VA                         Carpenter Center

Thu, October 1                        Portsmouth, VA            nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Fri, October 2              Atlanta, GA                  Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Sat, October 3             Louisville, KY              Palace Theatre

Mon, October 5                       Nashville, TN               Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Fri, October 9              Houston, TX                 Bayou Music Center

Sat, October 10           Dallas, TX                    Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie

Mon, October 12         Denver, CO                  Ogden Theatre

Wed, October 14*        Oakland, CA                Fox Theater (*K. Michelle performing only)

Thu, October 15          Los Angeles, CA          Microsoft Theatre



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New Music: Snow Tha Product – “Suavemente”

Snow Tha Product is about to hit the road on The Rest Comes Later Tour in July, supported by Cali duo Audio Push. The tour will begin July 8th in Santa Ana, CA – hitting 35 cities in 22 states and a stop in Vancouver, BC – circling back for the final date in San Diego, CA onAugust 22.
Additionally, Snow will be performing at the BET Experience in Los Angeles on Sunday 6/28, and you can get more info on that and all ‘The Rest Comes Later Tour’ dates and ticket info at


Now, to kick things off properly for the weekend, Snow brings you some serious lyrical fire with “Suavemente” produced by Jomeezius The Genius – so buff up on your Spanish and turn up the volume.

Check it out below:

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