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J. Cole Announces 'The Sideline Story Tour'

[AllHipHop News] J.Cole has announced that he will headline the Campus Consciousness Spring 2012/Sideline Story Tour, in support of his critically acclaimed album Cole World: The Sideline Story.

J.Cole will hit the road with Big K.R.I.T. starting this April.

The Campus Consciousness Spring 2012/Sideline Story Tour tour is being sponsored by Reverb, a program that aims to educate and mobilize students to make positive changes for the environment.

“My music gives me a platform to reach a lot of young people,” J.Cole told AllHipHop.com. “I’m happy to be partnering with Reverb to engage my fans and hope they’ll get on board with these positive environmental messages.”

Daytime activities for students prior to the concert at the CCT “Eco-Village” include voter registration, live music and other Eco-friendly initiatives.

“We’re thrilled to be working with J. Cole this spring,” Reverb Co-Director and founder Adam Gardner stated. “He is so clearly passionate about social issues and I am looking forward to our two camps joining together to make a difference.”

The 17-date-tour kicks off April 11 in Rhode Island, and winds down May 4 in South Orange, New Jersey at a private location.

(Check Out The Full Tour Dates at AHH)

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John Boyega Launches Record Label To Oversee Soundtrack For Upcoming Movie

Great things are coming from John Boyega. According to Deadline, the actor will be executive producing a crime-thriller God Is Good alongside Josephine Rose (who was an executive producer for Slaughterhouse Rulez), a vein of Prisoners and City Of God as described by the movie's producers. While overseeing the film's major and minor details, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor has decided to open a record label dedicated to supervising the movie's soundtrack.

Boyega's newly founded record label is called UpperRoom Records. Tasked with more than overseeing the picture's tracklist, the label is expected to deliver emerging African artists like YoungstaCPT, who is set to feature on the project. The record label's team will include VP of Production, Yara Shaikh, and Stefan Wade, Head of A&R.

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Kandi Burruss, Tamar Braxton To Be Houseguests on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Xscape musician and Real Housewives star Kandi Burruss, singer and reality star Tamar Braxton, NFL running back Ricky Williams and more are among some of the upcoming houseguests for the next season of Celebrity Big Brother. The new season begins on Jan. 21 and wraps on Feb. 13.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, some of the houseguests that will be joining the aforementioned stars include Olympic track athlete and bobsledder Lolo Jones, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Kato Kaelin, a witness who came forward during the O.J. Simpson murder case, and former White House Press Secretary Anthony Scaramucci.

“The spinoff of the longtime CBS summer flagship will see its famous cast cut off from the outside world as they live together and compete in a slew of competitions and a social game battle for the $250,000 grand prize,” writes the site of the show’s synopsis.

Last season, some of the houseguests invite to the U.S.’ first celebrity installment of the popular reality show included Omarosa, NBA star Metta World Peace, and former Cosby Show actress Keshia Knight Pulliam. During last season, Omarosa spilled secrets about Donald Trump’s White House, stating that the American people should be afraid, and that working in the White House was like working on a plantation.

READ MORE: People Are Not Buying Omarosa's Tears About The White House On 'Big Brother'

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Champion: Meek Mill To Perform As Musical Guest On 'SNL'

2019 is off to a great start for Meek Mill. The Philly MC is set to appear as a musical guest on the Jan. 26th episode of Saturday Night Live. This marks the Championships musician’s first time appearing on the comedy series, and his episode will be hosted by James McAvoy.

Naturally, Meek will likely perform some songs from his album Championships, which hit number one in its first week on the charts. Meek commented on the exciting news by using several trophy and fire emojis on Twitter.

"The set earned 229,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 6, according to Nielsen Music,” reports Billboard of the smash LP. “Of that sum, 42,000 were in traditional album sales. The album was released on Nov. 30 via Maybach/Atlantic Records and is the hip-hop artist’s second chart-topper, following 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money."

There’s been no shortage of Meek on the scene since April, when he was released early from prison on parole violations. Not only has he been working hard musically, he’s also continued his crusade on prison reform by appearing on podcasts, television shows and more to discuss the important topic.

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— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 14, 2019

READ MORE: Meek Mill's Album 'Championships' Debuts At Number One

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