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The Source Magazine is bringing some New York hip-hop legends to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center this Fall. Wu-Tang Clan, Dipset and Lil Kim have all been announced as performers at their first annual SOURCE360 Concert, taking place September 20. Dom Kennedy, Curren$y and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are also on the bill, with the rest of the lineup set to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale August 1 via Ticketmaster.

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Gathering of the Juggalos 2014

Some of you are busy arguing about whether Jay and Beyonce are on the rocks. Some of you are up in arms about whether Nicki Minaj’s thong is going to end up getting your daughter pregnant. Some of you are mad at Childish Gambino for acting like a rapper by trash talking the competition during his rap concert. I’m mad that folks are so busy being mad at Stephen A. Smith for saying some really dumb shxt about women “provoking” domestic violence…that they’re distracted from the larger issue, that the NFL punished Ray Rice less for knocking out his (then) fiancee than if he had been caught smoking weed or selling his autograph before going pro.

But here’s something to stop all our yammering for a hot second.
A horrible terrible twerk team moment from this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos bizarro scary people convention in Thornville, Ohio.


J. Cole’s “Dollar & a Dream” 2014 tour, celebrating the 5-year-anniversary of The Warm Up, pulled into the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles for two sold-out shows on Wednesday night. A few nights after bringing out Trey Songz in Miami, the Roc Nation rapper kept the surprises coming as close friend Drake joined him on stage during the first show. The face of OVO treated the packed crowd to a medley of songs including “Worst Behaviour,” “0 to 100,” and “Trophies” before emphatically stating“There’s only 2 kings in this shit right now, and they standing on this stage”.”

For the second show, J. Cole kept the impromptu guest appearances coming, as Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar hopped on stage for his own medley of songs including “Backseat Freestyle.”

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Drake and Lil’ Wayne are facing off this summer. The two rap heavyweights will go to battle in their “Drake vs. Lil’ Wayne” summer tour. Presented by Capcom, October’s Very Own, and Young Money, a 36-second trailer prepares music lovers for an epic battle as Drizzy takes on the role of “Protégé,” while Weezy turns into the animated character “Sage.”

Kicking off on August 8 in Buffalo, New York, the 31-date amphitheater tour will make stops in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Pittburgh, New York City, Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Head to Ticketmaster to purchase tickets, and watch the trailer below.

UPDATE: Lil’ Wayne follows with a second trailer, for this week’s installment of “Weezy Wednesdays.”

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J. Cole’s “Dollar and a Dream” 2014 tour pulled into Miami’s Grand Central on Friday night. Returning to the stage for an encore performance, Cole World was joined by special guest Trey Songz, where they performed their Cole World: Sideline Story single “Can’t Get Enough.” The tour, a celebration of The Warm Up‘s 5-year-anniversary, pulls into Cole’s home state of Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday.

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Previously: J. Cole Announces Second Annual ‘Dollar & A Dream’ Tour

Last night, J. Cole and the Dreamville family took control of the Highline Ballroom in New York City for the latest stop on his Dollar & A Dream tour. With kids waiting in line since 11AM for the 7PM show, the place was beyond packed and the energy level was out of control. Newcomers Bas and Coss warmed up the crowd before Jermaine exploded onto the stage in honor of the 5-year anniversary of The Warm Up. Throughout his set, Cole performed the majority of the tape with just as much hunger as when it first dropped. VIBE was on hand to capture the footage.

Read a full recap and watch the videos below…



The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival closed out with a bang on Saturday afternoon. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this year’s event put on by Brooklyn Bodega was headlined by Raekwon and Jay Electronica. For Jay Electronica, the Roc Nation MC was accompanied by members of the F.O.I. (Fruit of Islam) and a few big guests.

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Slim Shady invades England. Eminem made history on Friday night, becoming the first rapper ever to headline a show at London’s legendary Wembley Stadium. The Detroit MC followed opening sets from Danny Brown and Odd Future with a 90-minute set at the 90,000 capacity venue, opening the show with “Bad Guy” off his latest multi-platinum The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album.

The 41-year-old ran through past favorites such as “Without Me,” “Real Slim Shady,” and “Stan,” plus more recent songs like “Love the Way You Lie,” “Rap God,” “Berzerk,” and his latest hit-song “The Monster.” Em didn’t come without a surprise, as Dr. Dre joined him on stage for a medley of “Still D.R.E.,” “Next Episode,” “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” and “Forgot About Dre.”

Eminem will return for a second show at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

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Jay Z and Beyoncé and returning to HBO this fall. Music’s hottest couple are bringing their collaborative “On the Run” tour to the cable network. Called ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z, the television concert will feature a taping of shows on Sept 12 and 13 at the Stade de France in Paris. The special will feature the two superstars performing over 40 songs from their solo catalogues, along with a handful of collaborations including their latest hit “Drunk In Love.”

This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” says HBO’s President of Programming Michael Lombardo. “It’s going to be a night to remember.” The couple’s relationship with HBO runs strong as Jay Z debuted Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film back in August 2013, while Beyoncé premiered her Life is But a Dream documentary last February, and appears in BEYONCÉ: X10, a ten-episode series of concert performances that debuts every Sunday night before True Blood.

A press release does not indicate when in September the concert special will air. UPDATE: Check out the official trailer below. UPDATE: HBO announces the special will air on September 20 at 9pm EST.

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Jay Z, The Roots, fun., Carrie Underwood, Tiesto and No Doubt, who will be giving their first performance in two years, have been announced as the headliners for this year’s Global Citizen Festival, which takes place at New York’s Central Park on September 27. The one-day charity event comes in support of Global Citizen’s mission to end extreme poverty by the year 2030. You can either buy tickets on Ticketmaster, or enter a draw to win tickets by taking part in Global Citizen’s efforts. Details here.

Says Jay Z of performing at the Global Citizen Festival:

Change only takes place when and where there is action. I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible.

Check out the flyer below…


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