PRHYME ANNOUNCES “PRHYME MUSIC” TOUR FEATURING YOUR OLD DROOG & BOLDY JAMES

In support of their PRhyme album, Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier announce the “PRhyme Music” tour and will be bringing along Your Old Droog and Boldy James. The tour kicks off in Baltimore on 2/18 and wraps up during SXSW in Austin, TX on 3/20. Will you be there?

2/18 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
2/19 – Washington, DC – Howard Theatre
2/20 – Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
2/21 – Boston, MA – Middle East
2/22 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
2/24 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
2/25 – Toronto, ON – Tattoo Queen West
2/26 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
2/27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
2/28 – Madison, WI – High Saloon
3/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Fineline
3/3 – Denver, CO – Blue Bird
3/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
3/5 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
3/6 – Seattle, WA – Croc
3/7 – Vancouver, B.C. – Fortune Sound Club
3/8 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
3/10 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
3/11 – Oakland, CA – New Parish
3/12 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
3/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Dragon Fly
3/14 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
3/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
3/18 – Houston, TX – WLS
3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 – Austin, TX – SXSW

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J. COLE TALKS FERGUSON, DIDDY, DRAKE, HIP HOP’S CULTURE SHIFT & MORE ON THE COMBAT JACK SHOW

J. Cole hits The Combat Jack Show and we get some enlightening conversation from the author of the remarkable 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

J. Cole details the inspiration behind ’2014 Forest Hills Drive’, his battle with expectations, wanting to sign Kendrick Lamar when they first met and his thoughts regarding the shots-ridden “Control” verse. Cole also talks the hip hop culture shift that inspired “Fire Squad”, consciously staying out of Drake’s lane while creating his own, what happened that eventful night with Diddy, visiting Ferguson, his new outlook on life and how he became a voice of his generation.

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DJ PREMIER FORMS LIVE BAND; SET TO DEBUT IN JAPAN

In an interview with XXL, DJ Premier revealed that he has put together a live band and is set to debut his new show in Tokyo and Osaka on January 28, 30 & 31. The band will play revamped versions of Premier produced classics.

“I put a live band together because I’ve always dreamed of being in one ever since I was a kid,” Premier said to XXL. “I have a funky group of players assembled to play my classics and perform new things”

The band consists of the following:

DJ Premier- (Turntables)
Brady Watt- (Bass)
Lenny “The Ox” Reece- (Drums)
Takuya Kuroda- (Horns and Keys)
Corey King- (Trombone and Keys)

“I can play a little drums, bass and guitar but not like these guys, so I will stay on the wheels,” Preemo continued. “In a short four-days of meeting and rehearsing we clicked as if we knew each other for years. This is a new adventure into expanding my brand. I will always DJ, produce and be an artist because that’s what artist’s do. We open new lanes, but never close the lanes that we already opened. Keeping the roots of your foundation in tact is what gives you longevity. Basically what I’m saying is: Let’s Ride!!”