Concerts


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J. Cole is hitting the road this summer. The Roc Nation MC announces the second annual “Dollar & a Dream” tour. Expected to hit major cities across North America, this year’s trek celebrates the 5-year-anniversary of J. Cole’s breakthrough mixtape The Warm Up. The North Carolina-native will perform the 22-song project, first released in 2009, in its entirety.

Back in 2013, the “Dollar & a Dream” tour hit 10-cities across the U.S. and Canada, where an entry fee of only $1. Shows took place at secret venues on a first-come, first-served basis once a location was announced by J. Cole on Twitter hours before showtime. Expect more details on this year’s tour to come soon.

Previously: J. Cole Feat. Amber Coffman – “She Knows” (Video)

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What has now become an annual event, Wiz Khalifa is coming to a city near you this summer. The Taylor Gang leader announces the 2014-edition of his “Under the Influence of Music Tour.” Hitting amphitheaters across North America, this year’s stacked lineup includes Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Mack Wilds, Rich Homie Quan, IamSU!, Sage the Gemini, and DJ Drama.

The first group of dates kicks off on July 24 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with tickets for most stops going on sale this Friday, April 25 at 4:20 p.m. EST. Presented by Live Nation, click here for dates and pre-sale information, as Wiz Khalifa is set to release his new album Blacc Hollywood later this year.

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Nas returned to weekend two of Coachella 2014 on Saturday night, celebrating his 1994 Illmatic debut album on the very day it released 20 years ago. After taking fans down memory lane during week one with special appearances from JAY Z and Diddy, the Queensbridge MC lyrically took festival goers for a second trip performing the album in its entirety.

For his encore set, Nas called on two more guests. First up Damian Marley, who hit the stage to “Welcome to Jamrock” and followed with his 2005-collaboration “Road to Zion.” Lauryn Hill soon followed, gracing the Outdoor Theatre to perform The Fugees’ “Ready or Not” before joining Nas for “If I Ruled The World.”

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After a star-studded set during weekend one of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival last week, Pharrell showed on Saturday night the surprises were endless. Returning for Coachella’s second weekend, The Neptunes hitmaker had fans wondering how he would follow up the previous week’s show which included appearances from Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, and Diplo.

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Jay Z has made much progress since debuting the Made In America festival in 2012. Originally started as a Philly only show, Hov is bringing the star studded event to the West this summer.

According to MTV News, Jay will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other dignitaries at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles at 12:30 PM to announce the event. The Labor Day weekend event will take place in the streets of L.A. from the Los Angeles Music Center to City Hall.

UPDATE: Made In America will also be held in Philadelphia on the same weekend (August 30-31) and at the same spot, Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The two shows will obviously have different lineups. Tickets are available for pre-sale now on Ticketmaster.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z are possibly coming to a city near you, reportedly joining together for a summer tour. According to Page Six, the power couple will co-headline a 20-date stadium tour beginning this June, including a 4th of July show in New York City.

The news comes just weeks after Beyoncé wrapped up her 132-date “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour,” which spawned four continents (Europe, North America, South America, and Australia). Back in January, Jay Z finished his 52-date “Magna Carta World Tour” which hit stadiums across North America and Europe.

UPDATE: The L.A. Times reports “The Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour” will begin June 13 in Atlanta, wrapping up in San Francisco on August 6. The Los Angeles stop has a tentative date of August 3 at the Rose Bowl, two days before Eminem and Rihanna’s “The Monster” tour stops in Pasadena for back-to-back nights. The European leg will follow in the fall, including multiple shows in Paris, France.

Previously: Beyoncé Shares Photos From Coachella 2014 Weekend

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British electronic duo Disclosure rocked the final day of week one at Coachella last night. Along with appearances from Sam Smith and Aluna George, the English brothers were graced by the presence of a Queen on Sunday. In an all-black leather outfit, Mary J. Blige joined the stage to perform her collaboration with the DJ-production pair, “F For You.”

Huge love to @alunageorge @maryjblige @samsmithworld all KILLED IT!!!,” tweeted Disclosure. Mary also hit Twitter, saying “Lots of fun tonight with @disclosure 40k plus in audience. #Coachella #SundayNite.”

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Weekend one of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival has seen plenty of surprise star power including Beyonce, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Diddy, Gwen Stefani, Nelly, and more. The trend continued towards the end of Day 3 on Sunday, thanks to R&B songstress Jhené Aiko. The pint-sized singer called on a few friends during her set over at Coachella’s Gobi tent.

For her Sail Out EP single “Bed Peace,” Childish Gambino appeared on stage to rap his featured verse. Later during her stage time, Aiko was joined by her “Would You Like a Tour?” mate in Drake, as they slowed things down in the sandy desert with their Nothing Was the Same collaboration “From Time.”

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Lil’ Boosie returned to the stage on Friday night in Nashville, TN, for his first concert since being released from prison. Taking over the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Boosie Bad Azz performed southern street anthems and fan favorites including “Set It Off.” Showing love to the city of Nashville, Boosie brought out local native Young Buck to perform his 2004 single “Shorty Wanna Ride.”

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Day 3 of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival started with a bang on Sunday afternoon in Indio, California. Hitting Coachella’s main stage, Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper called in a favor from the biggest pop star. Wearing a bucket hat, sunglasses, drop crotch pants, and a bandana tied around his neck, Justin Bieber surprised the packed crowd to perform the song “Confident.”

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