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Get Those Coins Ready: Ari Lennox Announces 21-Date 'Shea Butter' Tour

For all her Shea Butter babies.

Dreamville signee Ari Lennox announced that she’ll be embarking on her first headlining tour.  The 21-city Shea Butter Tour begins on May 12 in Phoenix, and will conclude in her hometown of Washington, D.C. on Jun. 14.

Lennox, who is known for her tracks such as “Backseat” and “GOAT,” has a sound and style all her own. She also divulged back in February that her album Shea Butter Baby is coming “incredibly soon." The J. Cole- assisted title track of her forthcoming album was featured on the Creed II Soundtrack.

Check out the full list of tour stops below. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Mar. 29).

May 12 – Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom)
May 13 – Santa Ana, CA (La Santa)
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA (The Roxy Theatre)
May 16 – Santa Cruz (Atrium @ Catalyst)
May 17 – Oakland, CA (The New Parish)
May 21 – Denver, CO (Marquis Theater)
May 24 – Dallas, TX (House of Blues Dallas)
May 25 – Houston, TX (venue tbd)
May 26 – New Orleans, LA (The Parish Room)
May 28 – Orlando, FL (SoundBar.)
May 29 – Atlanta, GA (Vinyl)
May 31 – Virginia Beach, FL (venue tbd)
June 1 – Roots Picnic (The Mann Center)
June 2 – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Soundstage)
June 4 – New York, NY (The Bowery Ballroom)
June 5 – Boston, MA (Sonia Live Music Venue)
June 7 – Grand Rapids, MI (The Stache)
June 9 – Chicago, IL (venue tbd)
June 10 – Detroit, MI (The Shelter)
June 11 – Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
June 14 – Washington, D.C. (9:30)

 

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Questlove To Executive Produce Broadway Musical About ‘Soul Train’

Soul Train, the audacious dance series that proudly spotlighted black culture while showcasing performances from legendary artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and more, is the focus of a new Broadway musical with Queslove as executive producer, Deadline reports.

The Roots drummer, who authored the 2013 book Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation, will executive produce the musical alongside, Tony Corneilus, son of Soul Train host and creator, Don Corneilus. Having worked directly with his father for “several years,” Cornelius’ son expressed gratitude for the impact that the series “has had on the culture at large,” both stateside and abroad.

Playwright Dominique Moriseeau, director Kamilah Forbes, and choreographer Camille A. Brown, are also included in the musical's production team. In a statement to Deadline, Morisseau said that she can’t wait to collaborate with a “legendary creative team of incredible women to celebrate the history and the unsung hero of our nation’s longest running televised music and dance series.”

More than 20 hits from the era are set to be featured in the musical, which will also detail Cornelius’ story in the early days of creating the series. Soul Train debuted in October 1971, and took its final bow in March of 2006. Cornelius died by suicide in 2012.

The musical is slated to debut in 2021, corresponding with the 50th anniversary of Soul Train’s television debut.

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Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Is No Longer The Number One Song In America

Lil Nas X's bonafide smash "Old Town Road" has been dethroned from its unprecedented 19-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to the publication, rising alt-pop star Billie Eilish now has the No. 1 song in the country with her track "Bad Guy." The song has been sitting at No. 2 for nine weeks straight. Lil Nas X, who collaborated with the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and more superstars for various remixes of the song, congratulated the 17-year-old on her first No. 1 hit via Twitter.

"Old Town Road" now holds the No. 3 spot behind  Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's "Señorita."

The Atlanta musician catapulted to fame after "Old Town Road" made the rounds. Initially, it was removed from Billboard's Country chart for reportedly not implementing enough elements of the genre. Since then, it has shattered records and expectations.

Just a few weeks ago, it became the longest-running No. 1 in American music history, breaking a record held by Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber (for "One Sweet Day" and "Despacito," respectively).

Lil Nas X has a lot to be proud of. Congrats on a historic run.

congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!

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Get Ready: A Three 6 Mafia Reunion Tour Is On The Way

Three 6 Mafia is on their way to a stage near you. According to an Instagram post from Juicy J, the popular hip-hop collective will be performing at a series of very special reunion shows.

Per the flyer, one of the shows will be held on Oct. 12 at the Landers Center in Mississippi. The show will also star DJ Paul, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DMX and all original Hypnotize Minds & HCP Members (Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Project Pat, Lil Wyte and La. Chat).

“I know this is what the fans have been asking for, so we're ready to bring them the classics, along with our new music in the best possible way,” said DJ Paul in a statement. “To quote LL, don't call it a comeback, we have officially been here for years, and we've got a lot to show for it. Just wait to see what comes next.”

The Oscar-winning group went on a hiatus back in 2012. Many of the group’s members have released solo projects, and two of the group’s founding members have since passed on (Koopsta Knicca and Lord Infamous).

Tickets to the event will be on sale this Friday (Aug. 23). Take a look at the flyer below.

DATES 09-07 Atlanta, GA - One Musicfest 10-11 Newark, NJ - Loud Records 25th Anniversary (Prudential Center) 10-12 Southaven, MS - Landers Center

 

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