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J. Cole Announces 'KOD' Tour With Young Thug

Cole on the road again. 

J. Cole is taking his KOD album, which was spearheaded by singles "ATM" and "Kevin's Heart," on the road, the Born Sinner rapper announced on Twitter today (May 8). The North American run of the 'KOD' tour will begin on August 9 at American Airlines Arena in Miami and will run through Oct. 10 at TD Garden in Boston MA.  Also, Atlanta rapper Young Thug is set to join the Dreamville general on the 34-date tour.

KOD, which charted at the top of Billboard 200 charts, and surpassed Drake's Spotify record, was released on April 20, and serves as the follow-up to 2016's 4 Your Eyez Only, which was accompanied by an HBO documentary. For fives times in a row, J Cole's albums have charted atop Billboard 200 charts.

Also last month, Cole announced his inaugural Dreamville Festival in his home state of North Carolina.

OD Tour. @youngthug Presale tomorrow. Tix On sale Saturday. Choose Wisely. 💜 pic.twitter.com/IoIK5aoX1B

08-09 Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
08-11 Tampa, FL - Amelia Arena
08-12 Atlanta, GA - Infinite Energy Center ^
08-14 New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
08-15 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
08-17 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
08-18 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
08-21 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena ^
08-22 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl SDSU
08-24 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
08-29 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
09-02 Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
09-04 Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
09-05 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
09-07 Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
09-08 Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
09-10 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
09-12 Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena ^
09-13 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
09-17 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
09-18 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
09-19 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
09-21 Detroit, MI - Little Caesar’s Arena
09-22 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
09-23 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
09-25 Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
09-26 Hartford, CT - XL Center
09-28 University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
10-01 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden ^
10-04 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
10-05 Montreal, Québec - Bell Centre
10-06 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
10-08 Washington, DC - Capital One Arena ^
10-10 Boston, MA - TD Garden

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Ty Dolla $ign Releases New Album Feat. Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Kanye West And More

After a three-year album hiatus, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest studio effort, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday (Oct. 23).

The 25-track album features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, FKA Twigs, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, 6lack, Young Thug, Music Soulchild, Skrillex, Quavo, Anderson Paak, Post Malone, Kanye West, and more.

Powered by previously released singles, “Ego Death,” Expensive” and By Yourself,” the new album flexes a different music muscle for the Grammy-nominated recording artists who steered clear of  making club records.

“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and *itches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy sh*t that I used to do.”

Stream Featuring Ty Dolla Sign below.

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Kehlani Plays Bryson Tiller’s Love Interest In “Always Forever” Video

Kehlani stars as Tiller’s love interest in the intimate new music video for “Always Forever,” released on Thursday (Oct. 22).

The stunning visual, directed by Glenn Michael of Toronto’s Kid Studio, is a creative take on how a relationship can become your entire universe. Tyler and Kehlani cuddle up, kiss, and hold hand in the steamy visual, prompting some fans to question the chemistry between the two. They might look pretty cozy, but Kehlani and Tiller are just friends (Tiller welcomed a child with girlfriend Kendra Bailey last year).


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🌎🎥💫Thanks Guys. #alwaysforever @kidstudio_ @ichiki @kehlani

A post shared by [ Bryson ] (@brysontiller) on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:35pm PDT

Kehlani shared some close-up stills from the music video on Instagram along with a message thanking Tiller for being a “solid” friend. “To one of my dearest friends…matching tattoos, years worth of stories, nights of dying laughter and holding each other down in the roughest times…I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being solid.”

The post was deleted after fans in the comments continued to speculate if the two were an item. Kehlani shared a follow-up message on her Instagram Story explaining in part, “I post lengthy captions about all my friends. You would have to follow me to know that.”


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#Roommates, #Kehlani explains her previous message to #BrysonTiller. (SWIPE for previous post)

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“Always Forever” is the latest single from Tiller’s newly released ANNIVERSARY LP.

Watch the video below.

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Jeezy Seemingly Challenges T.I. To A Verzuz Battle

An ATLien edition of Verzuz could be on the way. Jeezy appeared to challenge T.I. to a friendly battle after the Grand Hustle frontman “respectfully” shot down an offer from Busta Rhymes.

Without directly naming Tip, Jeezy posted a cryptic video message on Instagram on Wednesday (Oct. 21) subtly calling out his potential rival. “I don’t know what you’re avoiding me for. I’ll tell you what though, since it means that much to you put a date on it,” said Jeezy.

Tip jokingly replied in the comments, “Could this long time constituent of mine be referring to me???”


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PUT A DATE ON IT ☃️ @therealswizzz @timbaland @verzuztv

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The Verzuz battle isn’t confirmed just yet but fans are already excited at the thought of two of ATL’s finest going toe-to-toe. In the meantime, Swizzy and Timbaland are still prepping the lineup for Verzuz season two, and revealed that Busta threw his hat in the ring. “He’s ready for any type of Verzuz action coming his way,” Swizzy told Jimmy Fallon.

Busta also confirmed to Fat Joe that’s he's down to go up against T.I.


— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) October 21, 2020

But it doesn't look like the Verzuz showdown will be happening as Tip responded back citing a “generational gap” between him and Busta.

“I didn’t know we were reaching back through generations. That’s a huge generational gap there isnt it? I have a huge amount of respect for you,” noted Tip. “An exponential amount of respect.”

Watch his full response to Busta below.

TI declines Busta Rhymes’ #Verzuz Battle challenge due to generational gap 👀🤔👀 via: @hiphopdx pic.twitter.com/n9nLyNBF5c

— 935 KDAY (@935KDAY) October 22, 2020

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