Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on August 23, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar

After an EP and a mixtape, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar released his debut LP Section.80 last month via Top Dawg Entertainment. The album features contributions by fellow Black Hippy members and production by J. Cole on the epic closing track "HiiiPoWer." You can watch the video for that below.

Kendrick is also rumored to appear on Dr. Dre's Detox (if that ever actually comes out) and is on Game (formerly The Game)'s The R.E.D. Album, which after being delayed for about two years, was released today (8/23) via DGC/Interscope. He appears on the album's first full track, "The City," and absolutely kills it. Between Game's fury, Kendrick's breakneck lyrical flow, and Cool & Dre's production, the track is one of the album's highest points. Some other standout guests appear throughout the LP including Tyler, the Creator and Lil Wayne on "Martins vs. Goblins," Big Boi and E-40 on "Speakers on Blast", and Drake on "Good Girls Go Bad." You can stream those tracks below and order the album on Amazon.

Kendrick has a few shows coming up including one on August 31 at S.O.B.'s in NYC with Trav, Los, and Sim City. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

In related news, Smoke DZA is having an album release party for his upcoming LP Rolling Stoned on August 29 at S.O.B.'s with special guests Asap Rocky, Bun B, Va$htie and more. Tickets for the show are on sale now. You can catch DZA in NYC again when he returns as part of the Smokers Club Tour with Curren$y, Method Man, Big K.R.I.T, and others.

Cole World

Speaking of J. Cole, his debut LP, Cole World: The Sideline Story is set to be released on September 27 via Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint. The video for the album's single, "Work Out," is below. He's set to kick off the 'Cole World: World Tour' on Tuesday (8/23) in Canada and continue touring internationally through mid-December. The tour hits NYC on October 25 at Best Buy Theatre. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/26) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/24) at 10 AM and an internet presale starting Thursday (8/25) at 10 AM.

All dates and videos below...

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Kendrick Lamar - "HiiiPoWer" Official Video

J. Cole - "Work Out" Official Video

Game - "The City" Ft. Kendrick Lamar

Game - "Martins Vs Goblins" Ft. Lil Wayne & Tyler, the Creator

Game - "Good Girls Go Bad" Ft. Drake

Game - "Speakers on Blast" Ft. Big Boi & E-40

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar -- 2011 Tour Dates
8/27 The Loft Atlanta, GA w/ Cory Gunz
8/31 S.O.B.'s New York, NY
10/1 Whisky A-Go Go West Hollywood, CA

Smoke DZA ft. ASAP Rocky "4 Loko"

Smoke DZA -- 2011 Tour Dates
08/29 2011 - S.O.B.'s, NEW YORK, NY w/ Bun B, Asap Rocky, more
10/12 2011 - TOADS PLACE, NEW HAVEN, CT
10/13 2011 - HOUSE OF BLUES, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
10/14 2011 - BEST BUY THEATER, NEW YORK, NY
10/15 2011 - STARLAND BALLROOM, SAYREVILLE, NJ
10/16 2011 - LUPOS, PROVIDENCE, RI
10/18 2011 - HIGHER GROUND, BURLINGTON, VT
10/19 2011 - NORTHERN LIGHTS, CLIFTON PARK, NY
10/20 2011 - CLUB SODA, MONTREAL, QUEBEC
10/21 2011 - KOOL HAUS, TORONTO, ONTARIO
10/22 2011 - ROYAL OAK MUSIC HALL, DETROIT, MI
10/23 2011 - EGYPTIAN ROOM, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
10/25 2011 - THE PAGEANT, ST. LOUIS
10/26 2011 - THE RAVE, MILWAUKEE, WI
10/28 2011 - FIRST AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
10/29 2011 - SOKOL AUDITORIUM, OMAHA, NE
10/30 2011 - OGDEN THEATER, DENVER, CO
11/01 2011 - HARRAH'S CONVENTION HALL, RENO, NV
11/02 2011 - THE WARFIELD, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
11/04 2011 - VENUE OF SCOTTSDALE, SCOTTSDALE, AZ
11/06 2011 - HOUSE OF BLUES, LAS VEGAS, NV
11/09 2011 - GRENADA THEATER, DALLAS, TX
11/10 2011 - STUBBS, AUSTIN, TX
11/11 2011 - WAREHOUSE LIVE, HOUSTON, TX
11/13 2011 - MASQUERADE, ATLANTA, GA
11/15 2011 - MUSIC FARM, CHARLESTON, SC
11/16 2011 - AMOS, CHARLOTTE, NC
11/17 2011 - THE NATIONAL, RICHMOND, VA
11/18 2011 - NORVA THEATER, NORFOLK, VA
11/20 2011 - RAMS HEAD LIVE, BALTIMORE, MD
11/21 2011 - 930 CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC
11/22 2011 - CROCODILE CAFE, ALLENTOWN, PA

J. Cole -- 2011 Tour Dates
August 23rd - Vancouver, BC (Vogue)
August 25th - Edmonton, AB (Edmonton Events Centre)
August 27th - Calgary, AB (Flames Central)
August 30th - Saskatoon, SK (Odeon Theatre)
August 31st - Winnipeg, MB (Garrick Center)
September 3rd - Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
September 6th - London, ON (Music Hall London)
September 7th - Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
September 10th - Orlando, FL (The Beacham Theatre)
September 11th - Miami, FL (Revolutions)
September 14th - Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
September 15th - New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
September 16th - Dallas, TX (Southside Music Hall)
September 17th - Austin, TX (Emos)
September 19th - Denver, CO (The Ogden)
September 20th - Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
September 21st - Phoenix, AZ (The Venue)
September 22nd - Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
September 23rd - San Francisco, CA (Regency)
September 29th - Winston Salem, NC (Winston Salem State University)
October 2nd - Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)
October 4th - Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
October 6th - Kalamazoo, MI (Kalamazoo State Theatre)
October 7th - Detroit, MI (Royal Oak)
October 8th - Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
October 9th - Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
October 12th - Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
October 13th - Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)
October 14th - Norfolk, VA (Old Dominion University)
October 15th - Elizabeth City, NC (Elizabeth City State University)
October 16th - Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
October 19th - Washington, DC (Fillmore)
October 20th - Baltimore, MD (Sound Stage)
October 21st - Albany, NY (Armory)
October 22nd - Worcester, MA (Palladium)
October 23rd - Providence, RI (Lupo's)
October 25th - New York, NY (Best Buy Theatre)
October 31st - Liverpool, UK (Echo Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 1st - New Castle, UK (Metro Radio Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 2nd - Glasgow, UK (SECC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 4th - London, UK (O2 Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 5th - Bournemouth, UK (BIC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 6th - Birmingham, UK (LG Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 7th - Manchester, UK (MEN Arena/Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 8th - Cardiff, UK (Motorpoint Arena/ Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 11th - London, UK (Electric Ballroom)
November 12th - Birmingham, UK (Institute)
November 13th - Cardiff, UK (Solus)
November 14th - South Hampton, UK (University)
November 17th - Glasgow, UK (ABC)
November 18th - Liverpool, UK (Academy)
November 19th - Sheffield, UK (Academy)
November 20th - Manchester, UK (Academy 2)
November 22nd - Cambridge, UK (Junction)
November 24th - Bristol, UK (Academy)
November 26th - Norway (Waterfront / UEA)
November 30th - Brussels, Belgium (VK*)
December 1st - Amsterdam, Holland (Melkweg)
December 2nd - Germany (TBD)
December 3rd - Copenhagen, Denmark (VEGA)
December 4th - Malmo, Sweden (Babel)
December 6th - Gothenburg, Sweden (Parken)
December 7th - Stockholm, Sweden (Nalen)
December 8th - Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
December 10th - Berlin, Germany (TBD)
December 12th - Paris, France (La Cigale)

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Comments (4)

Psssst......clown shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 2:47 AM

Along with guests Tyler the Clown Shitter.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 3:12 AM

I thought Kendrinl Lamar's shit is nice. At least the one video I've seen (limited exposure)

More substance in his lyrics than most I've heard recently.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 10:45 AM

kendrick lamar is fantastic

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2011 10:46 AM

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