You can always tell the success of a group or artist by the size of Venue that there show will be at. Most artists are not supported very well in live shows by the real Hip Hop Fans. Talib Kweli can spit flames but I doubt any of these shows sells out because of the lack of support by real Hip Hop Fans. It is a sad state of affairs, I recently went to a Nas concert and the club venue was half full. If Nas cannot fill a arena then what do you think the lesser known artist can do. Seeing a artist perform live is much better than listening to there music on your ipod, get off the couch and spend some money and go see Hip Hop in a Live format.
4/22 Cincinnati, OH/Covington, KY Xavier University/Madison Theater
4/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
4/25 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
4/27 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
4/29 New York, NY Nokia Theater Times Square
4/30 New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers University
5/2 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
5/3 Washington, DC Black Cat
5/5 Philadelphia, PA The Note
5/10 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
5/11 Tulsa, OK Cain’s
5/12 Houston, TX Warehouse
5/13 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
5/15 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
5/16 Denver, CO Bluebird
5/19 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
5/20 Anaheim, CA The Grove
5/21 Phoenix, AZ The Clubhouse
5/22 Tucson, AZ DV8
5/23 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
5/24 San Francisco, CA Fillmore Theater
5/25 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
5/26 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Nightclub
5/28 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
5/29 Seattle, WA ShowBox at the Market
On Friday, a performance by the Gucci Mane protégé and So Icey signee, at the World of Skates in Gary, Indiana, ended in gunfire. Flame, whose real name is Joaqin Mulphers, was not hurt.
A group of youth ages between the ages of 14 and 18 were shot after someone in the crowd opened fire in the parking lot of the establishment. No life threatening injuries were reported. The melee happened after one of the rapper’s hype men pitted rivals against each other by shouting out, “East Side vs. West Side,” at the beginning of the show. There have been no arrests.
The day before the show, Mulphers was involved in an altercation in downtown Atlanta outside of the legendary Walter’s Clothing athletic apparel shop. Associates of Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy were part of the fight. Mulphurs received a black eye; giving new life to what many in the hip-hop community believed was a resolved conflict between Gucci and Jeezy.
In January, Mulphers survived a robbery and shooting in College Park. He believes that he was being targeted due to his newfound fame and seemingly rapid rise in Atlanta’s music scene. No arrests were made in the shooting.
You should not have any problem at all getting tickets to any of these shows as Hip Hop Shows these days dont sell out.
Notice how all the venues are real small, House of blues ? Theatres ? Ballroom ?
Friday 3/5 – Bridges Auditorium – Claremont, CA – (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 3/20 – Bob Hope Theatre – Stockton, CA
Wednesday 4/07 – House of Blues – Boston, MA – (w/B.o.B)
Friday 4/09 – House of Blues (Atlantic City) – Atlantic City, NJ – (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 4/10 – Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY – (w/B.o.B)
Tuesday 4/13 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – (w/B.o.B)
Wednesday 4/14 – Royal Oak Theatre – Detroit, MI – (w/B.o.B)
Friday 4/16 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI – (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 4/17 – Lund Arena, Gustavus Adolphus College – St. Peter, MN
Sunday 4/18 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Tuesday 4/20 – Peoria Civic Center Theatre – Peoria, IL – (w/B.o.B)
Thursday 4/22 – East Tenn. State University Center – Johnson City, TN
Friday 4/23 – UNC – Charlotte – Charlotte, NC – (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 4/24 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Worcester, MA
Monday 4/26 – House of Blues – Houston, TX – (w/B.o.B)
Tuesday 4/27 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX – (w/B.o.B)
Thursday 4/29 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – (w/B.o.B)
Saturday 5/01 – House of Blues (Las Vegas) – Las Vegas, NV – (w/B.o.B)
Sunday 5/02 – House of Blues (Sunset) – Los Angeles, CA – (w/B.o.B)
Wednesday 5/05 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA – (w/B.o.B)
Friday 5/07 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA – (w/B.o.B)
Rapper Young Jeezy will make a high profile appearance during the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game in January.
Young Jeezy will be the featured halftime performer during the third annual game, which showcases the nations top high school senior football players. The game is taking place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and will also be televised live on ESPN on Saturday.
A controversial concert featuring Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane at North Carolina A&T was scrapped on Saturday October 31, because the rapper is on house arrest.
Gucci Mane was forced to back out of the concert at Greensboro Coliseum because of a recent parole violation.
Due to the violation, Gucci Mane is prohibited from traveling outside of Georgia, unless he receives permission from the court.
News of the rapper’s appearance caused division amongst students at A&T and the university eventually dropped all official support for the concert due to Gucci Mane’s controversial image.
Over 11,000 tickets were sold to the concert, which went off without a hitch and featured rappers Fabolous, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, OJ Da Juiceman, Keri Hilson, Mario and others.
Gucci Mane was also forced to cancel a controversial appearance at Florida A&M’s homecoming on October 24, due to the probation violation.