Nitty Scott, MC to Host EP Release Party

In celebration of the release of her debut EP, The Boombox Diaries, Vol. 1, Nitty Scott, MC will be hosting a release party this Saturday at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, NY.  Nitty plans to perform and will feature djing from Distrolord, Large Professor, and the Audible Doctor.

Nicki Minaj Announces Internationl “Pink Friday: Reloaded” Tour Dates

Nicki Minaj’s tour is hitting the international scene.  Ms. Minaj will be taking her “Pink Friday: Reloaded” tour to the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. Check the tour dates and locations below.

Oct 21 – UK Nottingham @ Capital FM Arena
Oct 22 – UK Manchester @ Manchester Arena
Oct 24 – UK Liverpool @ Liverpool Echo Arena
Oct 25 – UK Newcastle @ Metro Radio Arena
Oct 27 – UK Birmingham @ LG Arena Birmingham
Oct 28 – UK Newcastle @ Metro Radio Arena
Oct 30 – UK London @ O2 Arena
Nov 2 – UK Manchester @ Manchester Arena
Nov 3 – UK Sheffield @ Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
Nov 5 – Ireland Dublin @ O2 Arena
Nov 7 – UK Cardiff @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Nov 24 – NZ, Auckland @ Vector Arena
Nov 27 – AUS, Adeliaide @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Nov 30 – AUS, Sydney @ Sydney Entertainment Centre
Dec 3 – AUS, Brisbane @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Dec 5 – AUS Melbourne @ Rod Laver Arena
Dec 8 – AUS Perth @ Perth Arena

Tickets can be purchased here.

Rye Rye to Perform During the Damon Albarn’s Africa Express Tour

Baltimore’s Rye Rye is slated to perform during the Damon Albarn’s Africa Express Tour next month in England.  This tour consists traveling by train and performing impromtu gigs in railway stations in addition to performing at traditional venues.  It’s interesting that this tour is called the African Express, but it’s not being performed in Africa.  Please see below for tour locations and dates:

Middlesbrough Town Hall (Middlesbrough) – September 3
The Arches (Glasgow) – September 4
The Ritz (Manchester) – September 5
Solus (Cardiff) – September 6
The Big Top @ Creative Common (Bristol) – September 7
Granary Square at Kings Cross (London) – September 8

For more information, click here.

Iggy Azalea To Tour This September

Iggy Azalea, along with others, will joining Tyga during Tyga’s “Closer To My Dreams” tour this fall.  Others featured on the tour include Ca$h Out, Kirko Bangz, and Sterling Simms.  See the tour dates below.

9/4/2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
9/7/2012 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
9/8/2012 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
9/9/2012 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
9/11/2012 Fargo, ND – The Venue
9/12/2012 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
9/13/2012 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
9/14/2012 Minneapolis, MN – Epic
9/16/2012 Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
9/17/2012 Detroit, MI Detroit – The Fillmore
9/18/2012 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
9/19/2012 Washington DC – The Fillmore
9/20/2012 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
9/21/2012 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
9/23/2012 Boston, MA – House of Blues

Eve Speaks on Upcoming Album and More

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During a recent interview with, Eve discussed the release of her long-delayed album, Lip Lock, her upcoming performance at the Essence Music Festival, and more.  Read a couple of excerpts from the interview after the jump.

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Nicki Minaj to Headline Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012

Hot 97’s Angie Martinez just announced the line up for Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 3rd at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  Nicki Minaj is scheduled to headline the concert along with performances from 2 Chainz, Big Sean, DJ Khaled, French Montana, J. Cole, Maino, Mavado, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Tyga, Wale, and Young Jeezy.  Summer Jam’s Festival Village will feature performances from A$AP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q from 2-6p.  Purchase your tickets from Ticketmaster here.

Interested in Performing Live?

If you are a female MC/rapper and you’re interested in performing in a showcase, check out HooodLifeMovement & Shampoo/YNVS presents Code of the Streets showcase.  For more information, check out the flyer above and/or contact

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