Shady Records recording artist and Alabama native Yelawolf has announced details for his upcoming 60-date “Slumerican Tour.”
The “Slumerican Tour” will feature Yelawolf as the headliner with support coming from the likes of Rittz, Trouble Andrew and DJ Vajra as openers.
Beginning on September 13 in Huntsville, Alabama, Yelawolf and tourmates will hit 60 cities such as Jacksonville, Memphis, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Las Vegas, Nashville, and the list goes on, before wrapping the tour up on November 17 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lil Wayne Extends I Am Still Music Tour Through Summer, Second Leg Of Tour To Feature Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement & Lloyd
Due to popular demand rapper and label owner,Lil Wayne, is extending his 2011 North American tour, I Am Still Music and heading back out on the road in July through September.
The second leg of the I Am Still Music Tour featuring performances in nearly 40 cities will move from arenas to amphitheatres, with a reported outdoor festival feel.
Rick Ross will be joined by Keri Hilson and Far East Movement (aka FM), whose single, “Like A G6,” reached triple platinum-plus status and the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 making them the first Asian-American group with a #1 single in the country.
The tour will also include Lloyd, who is set to release King of Hearts June 2011, his first album in partnership with award-winning producer Polow Da Don’s Interscope-distributed Zone 4 Records.
Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music tour produced by Live Nation/Haymon Ventures, kick off in Hartford, CT on July 13, 2011 at the Comcast Theater and end September 11, 2011 at the Woodlands Amphitheatre in Woodlands, TX.
Tickets in select markets will go on sale through Live Nation.com starting the weekend of May 20th. Fans should also visit their area venue website for additional ticket purchase details.
Lil Wayne recently released “6 Foot 7 Foot”, the first single off his heavily anticipated The Carter IV album, slated for a June 2011 release via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown.
Second leg of I Am Still Music Tour Dates:
7/13 Hartford, CT Comcast center
7/15 Ralegh,NC Walnut Creek
7/16 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube center
7/17 Mansfield,MA Comcast center
7/19 Scranton,PA Toyota Pavillion
7/20 Saratoga,NY Performing Art Center
7/22 Cuyahoga,OH Blossom Music center
7/23 Pittsburg,PA First Niagara Pavillion
7/24 Buffalo,NY Darien Lk, Arts Center
7/26 Holmdel,NJ PNC Bank Art center
7/27 Hershey,PA Hershey Pavilion
7/29 Camden,NJ Susquehanna Bank
7/30 Virginia B,VA Farm Bureau
8/2 W. Palm, FL Cruzan Amp
8/3 Tampa, FL 1-800 Ask Gary Amp
8/6 Atlanta, GA Aarons @ lakewood
8/7 Charlotte,NC Verizon Wireless Amp
8/9 Milwaukee,WI Marcus Amp
8/10 San Antonio,TX Magic Mountain
8/11 POWER 106 Los Angeles
8/12 MACEY’S Chicago
8/13 Tinley, IL Midwest Amp
8/14 Noblesville,IN Verizon Wireless Amp
8/16 Ottawa, ON Scotia Bank Place
8/17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
8/19 Toronto,Ont Molson Amp
8/20 Clarkston,MI DTE Energy Theater
8/21 Maryland,MO Verizon Wireless
8/23 Kansas, MO Sprint Center
8/25 Phoenix,AZ Ashley Furniture
8/26 San Diego,CA Cricket Wireless
8/27 San Ber, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
8/30 Denver,CO Comfort Dental
8/31 Albuqerque,NM Hard Rock Pavilon
9/2 Mnt View, CA Shoreline Amp
9/3 Maryville, CA Sleep Train Amp
9/4 Auburn,WA White River Amp
9/7 Omaha,NE Qwest Arena
9/9 San Antonio,TX ATT Center
9/10 Dallas, TX GEXA Energy Pavilion
9/11 Woodlands,TX Woodlands Amp
WOW.. That time of the year again to head down to the dirty south, romp around in the sun, and drink drink drink.. Oh yeah listen to music of course ! This year SXSW is going to be off the chain –
I know there are lots and lots .. hmmm .. and lots of artists and shows and it can get a bit hectic – BUT that’s NO excuse –MAKE SURE you PENCIL in WEND MARCH 17 at Club 151 Located at 115 San Jacinto Street – It’s an ALL STAR Lineup w/ MIZ METRO taking the stage at MIDNIGHT and THE BEATARDS headlining at 1 AM ! Don’t miss their sets – ALL NEW MATERIAL from their forthcoming album Worldwide ! Also on the lineup – DJ Ceeplus Bad Knives (Houston), The Cataracs (Berkeley, CA), Rauberhole (Berlin, Germany), and Onili ( Tel Aviv, Isreal)
If you haven’t peeped the NEW BEATARDS VIDEO yet, What are you waiting for !?!? This Vid is to dope to sleep on !
The NEW MIZ METRO SHOW UNLIMITED premiered on Monday
Peep Game: www.mizmetro.com
During all the shows and Meyhem, MTV will be filming BOTH MIZ METRO and THE BEATARDS for a NEW show called, “The Set List” .. They will also BOTH be part of a Special PBS & NPR are doing on the online arts experience, which will be aired on PBS.ORG. Live performances on Justin TV, AOL / SPIN MAG Interviews, Myxer.com, Official SXStudio Interviews.. and the list goes on .. (let me catch my breath ..! )
Here’s a complete list of shows STEP UP WORLD have in the mix this year at SXSW –
WEDNESDAY MARCH 17, 2010
WEDNESDAY MARCH 17
OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY STEP UP WORLD
CLUB 151: 115 SAN JACINTO
9 PM – 2 AM
MIZ METRO @ MIDNIGHT / THE BEATARDS @ 1 AM
THURSDAY MARCH 18, 2010
THURSDAY MARCH 18
THE LAUNCH OF LADIES LOTTO AUSTIN
BENEFIT FOR GIRLS ROCK CAMP AUSTIN
THE MUSIC GYM: 815 EAST 6TH ST
THE BEATARDS: TBD
$10 DONATIONS RECOMMENDED
THURSDAY MARCH 19
1 TWO 1 FIVE PRESENTS OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE
ANNIE’S WEST: 706 W. 6TH ST
5 – 11 PM
MIZ METRO HEADLINES 10:20 – 11 PM
FRIDAY MARCH 19, 2010
FRIDAY, MARCH 19
JUSTIN TV / BAMM PRESENTED BY BRICKS AND MORTAR MEDIA
CONVENTION CENTER: BOOTH #1018
MIZ METRO @ 12 PM
FRIDAY MARCH 19
OFFICIAL IRISH MUSIC INDUSTRY SHOWCASE
MUSIC FROM IRELAND BREAKFAST PARTY
BD REILLYS: ADDRESS: 204 E 6TH ST
THE BEATARDS W/ STRAIGHT LACES (UK) @ 2:30 PM
FRIDAY MARCH 19
OFFICIAL HIP HOP HOWL SHOWCASE
7TH AND TRINITY
THE BEATARDS (NYC)
MIZ METRO (NYC)
KINKY NOTTI (CHICAGO)
JOVI ROCKWELL (KINGSTON JA)
AND MANY MORE …
FRIDAY MARCH 19
KNUCKLE RUMBLER &RAW WORD RECORDS PRESENTS
FRIDAY NIGHT AT CREEKSIDE
CREEKSIDE LOUNGE: 606 EAST 7TH
7- 2AM: 21+
THE BEATARDS: 9 – 9:20 PM
SATURDAY MARCH 20, 2010
SATURDAY MARCH 20
HIP HOP SUMMIT AFTER PARTY (UNOFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE)
SOUTH AUSTIN SOUL ART GALLERY: 2801 MANCHACA RD (NEAR S. LAMAR)
MIZ METRO: 1:10 AM
We are currently excepting offers for the following package. We will also entertain offers for individual artists or selected artists from the package. Please contact Jesse Roman of Step Up World for further info and details. Contact: Jro@stepupworld.com / 917.519.4056
Step it Up !
Doug E Fresh – The first and best human beatbox in the rap world, Doug E. Fresh amazed audiences with his note-perfect imitations of drum machines, effects, and often large samples of hip-hop classics. His introduction into the scene came in 1984 with an astonishing performance in Beat Street behind the Treacherous Three. His first hit single, “The Show/La Di Da Di,” recorded with MC Ricky D (later known as Slick Rick), Barry Bee, and Chris Will, became a hip-hop classic. In 1998, his album, The World’s Greatest Entertainer, broke into the Billboard charts thanks to another hot single, “Keep Risin’ to the Top.”
Slick Rick – Slick Rick foreshadowed and epitomized the pimpster attitude of many rappers during the late ’80s and early ’90s, with gold chains, and his trademark eye-patch. His debut 1988 record, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick was a certified platinum classic. “Treat Her like a Prostitute” became a sensation on the streets and his duet with Al B. Sure!, “If I’m Not Your Lover,” made number two in 1989. “Children’s Story” hit the R&B Top Five that same year. The 1999 release of the Art of Storytelling proved to be an artistically successful comeback, pairing him with MC’s like Outkast and Snoop Dogg.
MC Lyte – MC Lyte was one of the first female rappers to point out the sexism and misogyny that often runs rampant in hip-hop and helped open the door for such future artists as Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott. Her debut full-length, Lyte As a Rock, surfaced in 1988, while a follow-up, Eyes on This, followed a year later with the hit single “Cha Cha Cha” (peaking at number one on the rap charts). “Ruffneck,” the popular single off of the 1993 release, Ain’t No Other, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Single and became the first gold single ever achieved by a female rap artist. 1998’s Seven & Seven, released by Elektra/Asylum, included guest appearances by Missy Elliott, Giovanni Salah, and LL Cool J.
Big Daddy Kane – Big Daddy Kane was the ultimate lover man of rap’s first decade, yet there was more to him than the stylish wardrobe, gold jewelry, and sophisticated charisma. Possessing a prodigious rhyming technique honed from numerous B-boy battles, Kane could be an Afrocentric consciousness-raiser or smooth urban soul crooner. His 1987 debut single, “Raw,” became an underground sensation, and his first album, Long Live the Kane, followed not long after, produced another underground classic in “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’.” Kane consolidated his success with 1989’s It’s a Big Daddy Thing, which spawned arguably his most effective love-man song in “Smooth Operator.”
Whodini – Along with Run-DMC and The Fat Boys, Whodini was among the first hip-hop groups to cultivate a high-profile national following for hip-hop music and made significant inroads on Urban radio. The Brooklyn , New York-based trio, managed by Russell Simmons, were signed with London-based indie Jive Records in 1982. Whodini made its name with good-humored songs like “Magic’s Wand” (the first rap song to feature an accompanying video), “The Haunted House of Rock” (a rewrite of “Monster Mash”), and “Freaks Come Out at Night.” Their live shows were the first rap concerts to feature official dancers, and their records have now become sample sources for contemporary emcees like Nas, Master P, Prodigy, and MF Doom. In October 2007, Whodini was an honoree at the 4th Vh1 Hip Hop Honors, acknowledged for their enormous contribution to the history and development of hip-hop music.
Naughty by Nature – Naughty By Nature pulled off the neat trick of landing big, instantly catchy anthems on the pop charts while maintaining their street-level credibility among the hardcore rap faithful; one of the first groups to successfully perform such a balancing act. After being discovered by Queen Latifah, Naughty By Nature’s self-titled debut was released in 1991 and produced an inescapable Top Ten hit in “O.P.P.” They repeated their success with the 1993 follow-up album, 19 Naughty III, which produced another ubiquitous crossover smash in the “hey! ho!” chant of “Hip Hop Hooray”; the album hit the Top Five and, like its predecessor, went platinum. 1995’s Poverty’s Paradise went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album, and their 1999 release on Arista, 19 Naughty Nine: Nature’s Fury, featured the sizable hit, “Jamboree.”
EPMD – The rapping styles of EPMD were among the best in hip-hop’s underground during the late ’80s and early ’90s. The duo’s debut 1988 album Strictly Business, propelled along by several strong singles, including “You Gots to Chill” and the title track, went gold, as did 1989’s follow-up, Unfinished Business. Signed to Def Jam in 1990, EPMD returned with Business as Usual. Members Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith released several successful solo albums in the late ‘90s and early 200s, and Sermon partnered with Redman and Keith Murray as part of the Def Squad super group.
Too Short – As the undisputed Godfather of Bay Area hip hop, Too $hort has earned the hip hop community’s undying respect and admiration. His legendary status is backed up by incredible track record spans over twenty years and sixteen albums, ten of which earned gold and/or platinum status. In 1986, Too $hort dropped his monumental album Born to Mack, followed by the platinum selling Life is Too Short. “The Ghetto” – a single from 1990’s Short Dog’s in the House — made number 12 on the R&B charts, even enjoying a brief stay just outside the pop Top 40. His 2006 LP, Blow The Whistle, features a title track produced by Lil Jon and is arguably his best work to date.
Rob Base – Best-known for his 1988 platinum hip-hop classic “It Takes Two,” Rob Base rode his hit onto R&B radio stations as well as dance clubs, providing a touchstone for the style known as hip-house. Both the single and album eventually went platinum, and Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock gained Single of the Year honors both in Spin and The Village Voice. The second single, “Get on the Dance Floor,” continued Base’s dance appeal, though his excellent rapping helped him retain his street credentials.
2 Live Crew –Known as the pioneers of explicit hip-hop and one of the most controversial groups of the 90s, 2 Live Crew have several platinum and gold albums to their credit, including As Nasty as They Wanna Be and Banned in the U.S.A. The group popularized the hard-driving sound of Miami bass music and are the founding fathers of the populist, dance-oriented rap subgenre, “booty rap”. Their immense popularity comes their simple, explicit chants and up-tempo rump-shaking grooves.
Kurtis Blow – Kurtis Blow, one of the founders and creators of recorded rap, stands as an emerging leader in a new generation of rappers with street sense, social criticism, and commercial savvy. Blow was the first rapper to sign with (and release an album for) a major label; the first to have a single certified gold (1980’s landmark “The Breaks”); the first to embark on a national (and international) concert tour; and the first to cement rap’s mainstream marketability by signing an endorsement deal. Blow epitomizes the virtues of the old school: ingratiating, strutting party music that captures the exuberance of an art form still in its youth.
KRS-ONE– KRS-One (born Kris Parker) was the leader of Boogie Down Productions, one of the most influential hardcore hip-hop outfits of the ’80s known for setting the path for both hardcore rap and socially conscious political rap. He is often referenced in works by other hip hop artists and critics as being the ‘essence’ of an MC and one of the greatest to ever hold the mic. At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as his contribution to hip hop.
Wow .. Big Thanks to KIA Motors http://www.kia.com for bringing a solid 4 days of dope music to the kids in LA. Thursday night was insane withe a line around the block. Thanks to my homeboy Brian Booring http://brianboring.com for running out between sets and doing sound to get me and my crew in. I’m not usually into strobe lights, but I have to say Crystal Castles could hold it down Crystal Castles Live in LA 11.5.09 Security was holding the lead singer on stage so she didn’t fall into the crowed.. Ahh .. the life of a rock star..
Friday was Diplo http://www.myspace.com/diplo Of course the kids came out for this one. I wonder if they gave Diplo a Free Car… Ahh the life of a rock star ..
Saturday night Janelle Monae http://jmonae.com ripped it like Tony Hawk did 10 years ago. That girl has some pipes. She’s also not a bad artist. After painting a picture on canvas and throwing it into the crowed. Glad I wasn’t in the front to get paint all up on my new jacket.. Although I won’t be ebaying that painting later in the night for way more than what my jacket cost. Ahh the life of a rock star …
Today the Silver Sun Pick Up’s http://www.silversunpickups.com will tear it up. However, I think I’m all KIA’d out so may have to wait until next year.. Plus I think they ran out of free beer..