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Bodega BAMZ And Smoke DZA Will Hit The Road For Their 'Money In The Bank' Tour

Harlem's dopest MCs are teaming up to bring their brand new music to stages across the country. 

Smoke DZA and Bodega BAMZ come from two different sides of Harlem, but they're joining forces to bring fresh music from their borough all over North America. Earlier this month, the Spanish Harlem spitter dropped off his sophomore album P.A.P.I. via 100 Keep It/Duck Down Music. Then over the weekend (Apr. 20), Smoke DZA delivered his new album Not For Sale, which features his joint single with BAMZ called "The Hustle," along with other contributions from Joey Bada$$, DRAM, Dom Kennedy, Ty Dolla $ign and more.

Before P.A.P.I. dropped, the 100 Keep It CEO gave New Yorkers the first glimpse of what to expect from their upcoming tour when he brought "The Mood" rapper on stage during his album release show at SOB’s. After performing "The Hustle" on Peter Rosenberg’s new Complex Show “Open Late," both Harlem natives are officially ready to share the stage for the rest of the summer during their buzzworthy Money In The Bank tour.

BAMZ and DZA will begin their venture next month in Cleveland, Ohio and will make their way to Canada before hitting up major cities on the West Coast and the deep South. The tour will end in July with their homecoming show in New York City at where else but S.O.B's. Check out the full tour schedule below and cop your tickets now.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Cleveland, OH, The Grog Shop
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA, Spirit Hall
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Toronto, ON, The Velvet Underground
Monday, May 21, 2018 - Detroit, MI, Pike Room
Tuesday May 22, 2018 - Chicago, IL, Reggie's
Thursday May 24, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN, 7th St. Entry
Friday, May 25, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI, Shank Hall
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews
Wednesday May 30, 2018 - Denver, CO, Larimer Lounge
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT, In The Venue
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Portland, OR, Hawthorne Lounge
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Vancouver, BC, Fortune Sound Club
Monday, June 4, 2018 - Seattle, WA, Barboza
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - San Francisco, CA, Brick & Mortar
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Santa Cruz, CA, The Atrium @ The Catalyst
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA, Echo
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room
Friday, June 15, 2018 - San Diego, CA, Voodoo Lounge @ HOB*
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Albuquerque, NM, Launch Pad
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Austin, TX, Stubb's Jr
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Dallas, TX,  Cambridge Room @ HOB
Friday, June 22, 2018 - Houston, TX,  Bronze Peacock @ HOB
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - New Orleans, LA, Parish @ HOB
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Atlanta, GA, Aisle 5
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Charlotte, NC, Neighborhood Theater
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA, Voltage Lounge
Friday, June 29, 2018 - Washington, DC, Songbyrd
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Pawtucket, RI, The Met
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - New York, NY, SOB's

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Noname Apologizes For J. Cole Response Track "Song 33"

Last week, Noname and J. Cole squared off in a lyrical tic-for-tac over the issues of accountability during the recent deaths of many African Americans at the hands of police brutality. After launching her track "Song 33," Noname went on Twitter over the weekend and apologized for engaging in a battle of the words with Cole. 

"i've been thinking a lot about it and i am not proud of myself for responding with song 33," she tweeted regarding her Madlib-produced track. "i tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues i care about but i didn't have to respond. my ego got the best of me. i apologize for any further distraction this caused."  

She later added: "madlib killed that beat and i see there's a lot of people that resonate with the words so i'm leaving it up but i'll be donating my portion of the songs earnings to various mutual aid funds. black radical unity."

The initial skirmish between Cole and Noname occurred last month when the Chicago lyricist subliminally called out high profiled rappers for not being vocal during the protests for George Floyd. Fans pointed the fingers to Cole, and Kendrick Lamar for fitting Noname's description, and the former took offense, releasing his controversial track "Snow on the Bluff." Subsequently, Cole spoke on the song's creative process on Twitter and said he had no ill feelings towards Noname.

"Morning. I stand behind every word of the song that dropped last night," he began. "Right or wrong I can't say, but I can say it was honest. Some assume to know who the song is about. That's fine with me, it's not my job to tell anybody what to think or feel about the work. I accept all conversation and criticisms. But Let me use this moment to say this Follow @noname. I love and honor her as a leader in these times. She has done and is doing the reading and the listening and the learning on the path that she truly believes is the correct one for our people. Meanwhile a n---a like me just be rapping."

In return, Noname stormed back with her searing rebuttal "Song 33," questioning Cole's decision to speak on her tweet rather than the larger issues at hand. 

Check out Noname's tweets below.

i’ve been thinking a lot about it and i am not proud of myself for responding with song 33. i tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues i care about but i didn’t have to respond. my ego got the best of me. i apologize for any further distraction this caused

— Noname (@noname) June 21, 2020

madlib killed that beat and i see there’s a lot of people that resonate with the words so i’m leaving it up but i’ll be donating my portion of the songs earnings to various mutual aid funds. black radical unity ✊🏾

— Noname (@noname) June 21, 2020

This article originally appeared on Billboard.

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Coachella 2020 Has Officially Been Canceled

Update: 12:00 AM EST (June 11, 2020) —  Goldenvoice is assuring ticket holders that passes for the 2020 Coachella and Stagecoach festivals will be honored in 2021.

The company confirmed that next year’s Coachella festival will take place over two consecutive weekend beginning April 9-11 2021. Stagecoach kicks off the following weekend after Coachella ends.

Ticket holders will receive an email on Monday (June 15) “with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.”


— Coachella (@coachella) June 11, 2020

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After initially being postponed until October, the 2020 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has officially been canceled. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser decided to cancel Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival amid concerns that COVID-19 could get worse in the fall.

“Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would not be comfortable moving forward,” Kaiser said in a statement on Wednesday (June 10). “These decisions are not taken lightly with the knowledge that many people will be impacted. My first priority is the heat of the community.”

Officials in Riverside County consulted with Goldenvoice, the company behind the annual festivals, before making a final decision. Coachella and its country music counterpart, Stagecoach, are both expected to return to Indio, Calif. next year but with updated health precautions in place.

Coachella and Stagecoach aren’t the only major music festivals to get canceled this year. The 2020 Lollapalooza festival was also axed because of the pandemic. “We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to [Chicago’s] Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned,” reads a message on the festival website. “The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and community is our highest priority.”

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Tekashi 6ix9ine And Nicki Minaj Announce “Trollz” Collaboration

Update: 12:15 A.M. EST (June 11,2020) — As promised, Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj unleashed their new single “Trollz.”

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Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj are teaming back up for the new single, “Trollz,” the rap duo announced on social media on Wednesday (June 11).

The “Trollz” music video drops at midnight on Friday (June 12). A percentage of the single's proceeds will go to The Bail Project Inc.

“The fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who cannot afford to pay bail,” Minaj tweeted, along with a Black Lives Matter hashtag.


A portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to The Bail Project Inc. The fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who can’t afford to pay bail. #BlackLivesMatter #TrollzVIDEO tmrw @ midnight https://t.co/bZEurWg6Jx pic.twitter.com/G0t0crYh8E

— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) June 10, 2020


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“Trollz” marks the second single from Tekashi since being released from prison early, and his latest collaboration with Minaj after “Fefe.” Last month, Minaj teamed with Doja Cat for the “Say So” remix, which scored the Queens native her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard singles chart.

Minaj isn’t the only artist to link up with the 23-year-old rapper as of late. Akon jumped in the studio with Tekashi to work on an apparent follow-up to his 2003 single, “Locked Up.”


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