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by Andrew Sacher

Dej Loaf

Future has been the talk of the pop-rap world since releasing his new album DS2 last week, and more recently he jumped on the new Dej Loaf single "Hey There." It has Dej more overtly in R&B mode than "Try Me," as you can hear below.

Dej Loaf is on the stacked, ongoing Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe tour which comes through the NYC-area twice this weekend. First they're at PNC Bank Arts Center tonight (7/24) and then Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sunday (7/26). Tickets for both are still available.

Dej is on first, and after playing Barclays Center she'll head to smaller NYC venue Marlin Room at Webster Hall for a late-night Sunday show. It starts at 11 PM and DJ Ak and DJ K Rue kick things off. Tickets are available.

In semi-related news, fellow Future collaborators Migos are now streaming their official debut album, Yung Rich Nation. It comes out next week (7/31) on Quality Control/Atlantic, but you can listen to the whole thing on Pandora. They're celebrating it with a release show in NYC on Thursday (7/30) at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are on sale.

Stream the Zaytoven-produced "What A Feeling" from Yung Rich Nation, with the Dej Loaf/Future song, below...

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Future

Future's new album DS2 is out now and it's getting a lot of acclaim. He celebrates with a free NYC show tonight (7/22) at Highline Ballroom. The first 600 people to show up with proof of album purchase get in. Doors are at 9 PM, show at 10:30.

Spotify stream of DS2 below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Cannibal Ox

Plenty of great hip hop shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:

Veteran underground duo Cannibal Ox finally released the followup to their El-P-produced 2001 debut this year. They'll play their hometown again in support of it on October 22 at The Studio at Webster Hall. It's part of a tour with Liam Tracy. Tickets go on sale today (7/17) at noon. Watch their recently-released video for "Harlem Knights" (dir. Steven Tapia) off the new album, their first video in 14 years, below.

Warren G will release Regulate...G Funk Era Part II EP, the sequel to his 1994 debut album Regulate... G Funk Era, on August 6. The first single is "My House," a previously unreleased collaboration with the late Nate Dogg. Listen below. Warren G celebrates the new EP with a release show on August 9 at Highline Ballroom with EPMD. Tickets are on sale.

D.R.A.M., who if you don't know by name you may know from his viral single "Cha Cha," plays SOB's on on Tuesday (7/21). That show is with Dougie F and Donmonique. Tickets are available.

Kanye collaborator Travi$ Scott has apparently confirmed the release of his upcoming Rodeo album for September 4. While you wait for that, you can see him in NYC on Saturday (7/18) at 50 Kent for the 'Greatest Day Ever' show with Trippy Turtle, Shift K3Y and more. Tickets are still available.

Also coming up this weekend and early next week are the three Floetry reunion shows (tickets) and the two Raekwon / Ghostface Killah Only Built 4 Cuban Linx shows (tickets).

Future, who has gotten a lot of hype for his recent mixtapes, has now put out his new album DS2. You can check out the Drake-featuring single "Where Ya At" and a Spotify stream of the whole record below. He's got a Newark show coming up in August (tickets).

Lil Durk, who recently celebrated Remember My Name at Irving Plaza in June, returns to that venue on September 3. Tickets go on sale Thursday (7/23) at 10 AM.

Legendary duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth play their hometown on September 20 at BB King's. Tickets are on sale now. Pete also plays the screening of Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic on Sunday (7/19) in Queensbridge Park. That's a free SummerStage show.

Young Thug, who was recently arrested on drug and weapon charges but then released from jail and also accused of conspiring to kill Lil Wayne, released the new single "Pacifier" off his upcoming album Hy!£UN35. His next NYC show is September 17 at Central Park SummerStage, opening for RL Grime. Tickets are still available. You can listen to his new single below.

Browse our 'Hip Hop' section for more. What else?

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by Andrew Sacher

Murs

Plenty of great hip hop shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:

Blog-hyped rapper Father plays SOB's on Monday (7/13) with KeithCharles Spacebar, Slug Christ and Playboi Carti. Tickets are on sale now. His latest release is this year's Who's Gonna Get Fucked First?, but he just made a video for "Cheap Thrills" off last year's Boys & Girls Club EP. You can watch it below.

Remember G-Unit? Lloyd Banks is playing BB King's on August 2 with Kyra Kane and Tay Best. Tickets are on sale now.

You may not hear about them as much these days (their last album was 2006), but former Brooklyn staples Lordz of Brooklyn are playing a NYC show with the great newer Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren and The Wilding Incident (featuring Sacha Jenkins of The White Mandingos). That show happens August 1 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale.

Speaking of, White Mandingos member Murs returned this year with a new LP, Have A Nice Life. He'll come to NYC in support of it on November 7 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Red Pill and King Fantastic. Tickets are on sale. Watch the video for "No More Control" (featuring MNDR) from that album, below.

The OG-est of the OGs, Sugarhill Gang play Kings Theatre on August 15 with freestyle/dance musician Stevie B and disco singer Noel. Tickets are on sale.

The Underachievers recently announced their new album, Evermore - The Art of Duality, and today they released its lead single "Take Your Place." Listen below. Their tour with Pouya & the Buffet Boys, Kirk Knight and Bodega Bamz hits Webster Hall on October 24. Tickets are on sale now.

Other previously-discussed shows include this weekend's Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival with Common, Mobb Deep, Freeway and more; August's Afropunk Festival; Raekwon and Ghostface Killah's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx tour: Earl Sweatshirt; J. Cole / Big Sean / YG / Jeremih; Nicki Minaj / Meek Mill / Rae Sremmurd / Tinashe / DeJ Loaf; A$AP Rocky / Vic Mensa / Bodega Bamz / Remy Banks; Miguel; Jill Scott; and more.

In other news, it looks like we're getting a new Future album next week and a new Weeknd album next month. We might get Travi$ Scott's Rodeo any day now too.

Also, the new Drake video for "Energy" is out now. You can watch it below...

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Made In America

In addition to the Made In America-presented Mary J Blige show that happened last week and the second TBA one-day NYC show, the Jay Z-curated Budweiser Made In America festival returns to Philly Labor Day Weekend. It happens September 5-6 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the lineup includes Beyonce, The Weeknd, J Cole, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Future, Duke Dumont, A-Trak, Santigold, Metric, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, Vic Mensa, Flatbush Zombies, Creepoid, Superheaven, Hop Along, Waxahatchee, Strand of Oaks and more. Tickets are on AmEx presale now, and the general on-sale starts Monday (6/29) at noon.

Full lineup below...

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Rocky

A$AP Rocky's new album, At.Long.Last.A$AP (A.L.L.A.) had a release date of June 2, but in true 2015 rap fashion, Rocky "surprise" released the whole thing early. It has appearances from Kanye West, Schoolboy Q, Mos Def, M.I.A., Juicy J, UGK, Miguel, Danger Mouse, newcomer Joe Fox and more. Pick yours up at iTunes.

Check out the full tracklist and listen to the whole thing via Spotify below...

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photo: Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
GovBall

NYC music festival Governors Ball returns June 5-7, and today the schedule was revealed.

There's a few tough conflicts in there. On Friday, fans of both Drake and My Morning Jacket have a decision to make, as do fans of both The Decemberists and Florence + the Machine. And earlier that day, Twin Shadow is up against Charli XCX.

On Saturday, two big electronic producers go against each other, Flume and SBTRKT, and you'll have to decide between Bjork and Conor Oberst. Anyone into both Sharon Van Etten and Kiesza also has some deciding to do.

And on Sunday, The Black Keys are up against Lana Del Rey, and Hot Chip are up against Flying Lotus. Weird Al plays at the same time as The War On Drugs. We hope he writes and performs a Mark Kozelek parody for the occasion.

Check out the full schedule HERE.

UPDATE: Future and Black Pistol Fire have been added to the Governors Ball Friday lineup

by Andrew Sacher

Vince Staples

Last year, rapper Vince Staples put out his Hell Can Wait EP which changed him pretty quickly from a promising artist to one of the most exciting young rappers around. It's an excellent EP, and one of the best releases of last year in any genre. Now, he's finally ready to put out his proper debut album, which is called Summertime '06 and executive produced by No I.D. According to a press release, it's due June 30 via Blacksmith, Artium, and Def Jam.

First single "Señorita" is out now, and it has Vince in killer form with guest contributions from Future. Listen below.

Vince's recent tour with Earl Sweatshirt was cancelled, and though Vince won't be on Earl's rescheduled NYC date for August, you can catch him in NYC at the Run the Jewels / Sleigh Bells Northside show happening June 14 at 50 Kent. Tickets for that show are still available, and you can also try to get in using a Northside badge.

Continue reading "Vince Staples announces debut album, 'Summertime '06' (listen to new single "Señorita")"

by Andrew Sacher

Travi$ Scott
Travi$ Scott

Kanye associate Travi$ Scott is still in the process of planning his official debut album, and today he dropped two new songs that may or may not appear on it. The first is called "High Fashion" and features Future, and the second is called "Nothing But Net" and features past collaborator (and Drake associate) PARTNEXTYDOOR, Young Thug and producer Boi-1da. Both are pretty in line with the kind of melodic rap that's been taking off lately, as you can hear for yourself below.

Travi$ and Young Thug will also be hitting the road together for a tour this March. That brings the two rappers to NYC on March 12 at Webster Hall and also hits SXSW. Tickets for that show (and the whole tour) go on sale at 10 AM local time on Friday (1/30) with a presale beginning Wednesday (1/28).

Young Thug is still fresh off the hype of his 2014 mixtape with Rich Homie Quan and Birdman. Stream that, with the two new Travi$ Scott songs and list of tour dates, below...

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Pitchfork

Yesterday, Pitchfork put out their top tracks of 2014 and today they continue their year-end coverage with their 20 honorable mention albums, a list they say is "not #51 through #70 in our albums poll, but rather, records we thought were exceptional this year and deserved to be highlighted regardless of where they wound up." They included Against Me!'s Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and wrote, "Against Me! is a punk band making their most necessary album as they approach 20 years of existence. (The kids I knew in high school never would've predicted that.)"

There's also Frankie Cosmos' Zentropy, which P4k gave plenty of buzz this year, emo revival band The Hotelier's Home, Like Noplace Is there, iLoveMakonnen (who did really well in their tracks list), the US release on Run for Cover of Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan's 2013 album II, Pallbearer's Foundations of Burden (the only metal album to get best new music this year), Protomartyr's Under Color of Official Right, rising and BCC Sound of 2015 longlisted Shamir's Northtown EP, Sleaford Mods' Divide and Exit and more.

Find out who else made the list, below...

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork have begun rolling out their year-end coverage, and today they posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2014. Like every year, it's a very diverse list, with songs from Taylor Swift, The New Pornographers, iLoveMakonnen, Protomartyr, Cloud Nothings, Rae Sreummurd, Makthaverskan, Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, Azealia Banks, White Lung, Perfect Pussy, Dej Loaf, Migos, Alvvays, Against Me!, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Bobby Shmurda, Charli XCX, Grouper, Beyonce, Perfume Genius, Shamir, Michael Jackson, Tinashe and more. And their #1 seems to be the most ubiquitous #1 of 2014.

Check out the full list below...

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PC Music's Hannah Diamond
Hannah Diamond

Gorilla vs Bear posted their lists of their favorite albums (35) and songs (100) of 2014. Though the albums list does have some of the stuff you always see (like The War On Drugs), it's mostly got a lot of unique choices like Recycle Culture, Korallreven, Yumi Zouma, Beverly, Panda Bear's EP and more, and the #1 is pretty unique too. FKA twigs doesn't crack the albums list but she's on the tracks list twice, along with tracks by Tinashe, iLoveMakonnen, Jessica Pratt, Grouper, a Recyle Culture remix of Taylor Swift, and plenty of PC Music representation.

Check out his full lists below...

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FADER

The FADER always has some year-end coverage, but for the past 15 years they didn't publish a ranked year-end list. This year however, they ranked their 116 favorite songs of 2014 (find out why) and it's a diverse list that manages to sing the praises of iLoveMakonnen, Tinashe, Alex G, Florida Georgia Line, Enrique Iglesias, Bleachers, Ricky Eat Acid, YG, Toni Braxton & Babyface, Nothing, Grimes, Parquet Courts, Run the Jewels and Grouper all in the same damn list.

Read more about each choice here and check out the full list below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Rolling Stone

The Best Albums of 2014 lists keep coming, and now Rolling Stone's is out. It's hard to imagine anyone else picking the #1 and #2 they did, but that's Rolling Stone for you. It's also hard to imagine a list placing the new albums from Weezer and the Foo Fighters so high, but smacking buzz band Ought right in between them. And it seems random that YOB comes in at #50 when no other metal album makes the list, not even the critically acclaimed one by Pallbearer or any of the hugely acclaimed returns from veteran bands like At the Gates, Godflesh and Electric Wizard. Also, don't tell Jack White how much higher The Black Keys placed than him.

Check out their top 50 picks for yourself, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Tinashe

Tinashe first began picking up significant buzz earlier this year thanks to her Schoolboy Q-featuring, DJ Mustard-produced single "2 On," which later appeared on her debut album Aquarius which came out last month. The album -- also featuring guest spots from Dev Hynes, A$AP Rocky and Future, as well as production from Dev, Mike Will Made It, Evian Christ, Cashmere Cat, Boi-1da and others -- is mostly alt-R&B in the vein of The Weeknd or the self-titled Beyonce album. It's a sound that's been endlessly replicated over the past few years, but Aquarius is one of the better albums of this kind to come out this year. Watch the videos for "2 On" and the A$AP Rocky-featuring "Pretend," and stream the Dev Hynes-featuring "Bet," below.

Tinashe was recently in NYC for Power 105.1 Powerhouse, and she'll return for a headlining show on her North American tour in December. That tour hits Highline Ballroom on December 15. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the videos/stream, below...

Continue reading "Tinashe released an album ft. Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Dev Hynes & more, announces tour (dates & videos)"

by Andrew Sacher

Pitchfork

Yesterday, Pitchfork posted their top 200 tracks of the decade so far, and today they've listed the top 100 albums to have come out between 2010-2014. There's some surprises on there. For example, I didn't expect to see Bon Iver's self-titled, their #1 album of 2011 and with a score of 9.5, rank as low as #27 on this list. I was also surprised to see Chief Keef make it but not, say, Shabazz Palaces or Schoolboy Q. And there's a few other glaring omissions: nothing by The National? Grizzly Bear? One thing that will surprise no one though, is their #1 pick.

You can check out the full list below...

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by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, Adult Swim is back with their Singles Series, now in its fifth year, with a new free song to download every Monday during the summer. This year's lineup features exclusive tracks from Destruction Unit, Speedy Ortiz, Sleep, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels, Mastodon, Machinedrum and more. Full lineup and schedule of the Adult Swim 2014 Singles Series is below.

First up: synth legend and master arpeggiator Giorgio Moroder who will offer up "Moroder's Theme" on Monday (6/9). He's not aiming to reinvent his sound for the EDM world here, this is as classic sounding as it gets, very much in the style of "Chase" from Midnight Express. (It also kinda reminds me of Propaganda's "Dr. Mabuse" which owed more than a little to Moroder.) You can stream it now, and check out an Adult Swim interview with Giorgio, below.

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Outkast
Outkast

After a high-energy day on the main stage at Coachella that also included performances from Ellie Goulding, Chromeo and Girl Talk, Andre 3000 and Big Boi emerged from the center of a hollow cube that remained propped up onstage throughout their set. The duo fulfilled every promise of an Outkast reunion in the set's first third, starting with "B.O.B." and jumping from "Gasoline Dreams" to "ATLiens" to a run of "Aquemini" songs, including "Skew It On The Bar-B," "Rosa Parks" and the title track. With material that strong, details like the stage show, live band and the duo's vocal delivery could be waved off as fairly inconsequential. But those aspects were on-point too, with the giant cube flashing some neat graphics when it wasn't transparent, the brass section adding pop to "Spottieottiedopaliscious" and Andrew and Big palling around like old times (or that's how it seemed, at least). With Three-Stacks wearing overalls and a hoodie and Big Boi rocking a massive gold chain, Outkast came out looking fresh and sounding reinvigorated, as they proceeded to check off some of their classic songs. - [The Hollywood Reporter]
Hip hop duo Outkast played their first show in years last night (4/11) as headliners of the first day of Coachella 2014 (Weekend 1). Opening with "B.O.B." André 3000 and Big Boi gave the crowd hits and deep cuts, and each had a solo set. Big Boi brought out Janelle Monae during his to do "Tightrope." When they both returned for the closing Outkast set, they brought out Atlanta rapper Future for three songs.

The night finished with "Ms Jackson," "So Fresh So Clean," "I Like the Way You Move" and "Hey Ya!" A planned collaboration with Killer Mike was aborted as the 1 AM curfew hit. They'll do it again -- and maybe fit everything in before curfew -- this Friday (4/18) for Coachella's second weekend. You can watch Outkast's whole Coachella performance, and check out the setlist, below.

Coachella day 2 (with headliners Muse) is underway as we speak and you can watch online via their YouTube channel. More Outkast Coachella pics, their performance video and setlist below...

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Lord Huron is playing The Space at Westbury on July 17. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Future plays Best Buy Theater on June 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Miguel and 2 Chainz show at Best Buy Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Devo show at Best Buy Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Meshuggah show at Best Buy Theater with Between the Buried and Me go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Jurassic 5 show at Best Buy Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Metronomy show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the GOAT show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Highasakite show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mirah show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Red Fang, Big Business and American Sharks show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the White Denim shows at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Strand of Oaks show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Enter our contest to get into his Pianos show.

Tickets for the Pokey LaFarge show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos and You Blew It! with Say Anything at Best Buy Theater are on sale now.

GovBall single day passes, Hudson Music Project, Beck, Dave Chappelle, Goblin, King Buzzo, Hold Steady, and more tickets also went on sale today.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
KV

There's already been three lineup announcements for SXSW 2014, and since we last spoke the music schedule was posted, which revealed more artist additions.

Those additions include Sam Smith, Schoolboy Q, Little Dragon, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kurt Vile, Mark Kozelek, Chance the Rapper, Bob Mould, Warpaint, Eagulls, Mutual Benefit, Kate Nash, Hundred Waters, Julian Lennon, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates, Weekend, Perfume Genius, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Ab-Soul, THe Fresh and Onlys, Christopher Owens, No Joy, Diane Coffee, Ital, The Pizza Underground and more. More additions are listed below.

SXSW goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 11-16 and includes tons of other previously-announced artists like A$AP Mob, Perfect Pussy, Action Bronson, Ex Hex, La Femme, and many more.

Lineup additions below...

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Drake at Made In America 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Drake

The most discussed rap verse of the year had to be Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control," where he called out a ton of rappers that he was "tryna murder" including Drake, A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean himself, and others. Since its release, tons of those rappers have responded with their own verses or in interviews, as have many rappers who Kendrick didn't address. Drake (fresh off being awarded Pitchfork's #1 song of the year) didn't seemed too bothered by it at first, saying Kendrick "is not murdering me, at all, in any platform," but maybe Kendrick's diss during the BET Cypher further irked him. Pitchfork points out that it sounds like Drake is taking shots back at Kendrick with his verse on Mike Will Made It's remix of Future's "Sh!t" that also features Juicy J. Those shots would be:

I hear you talk about your city like you run that/ And I brought my tour to your city/ You my son there, nigga," he raps. "If a nigga say my name, he the hot shit/ But if I say the nigga name he still the hot shit/ Fucked up/ Lucky I don't feed into the gossip.
Listen to the track below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Pitchfork

Pitchfork just posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2013. It's got what some people might call the worst song ever, the song with the most talked-about rap verse of the year, some surprises, and some of the year's most undeniable songs. Their #1 pick is certainly one of those undeniable songs, whether or not you're a fan of the artist who made it. What do you think of their list? Did your favorite song make it? Any glaring omissions?

Check out the full top 100 below...

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World's Fair at MHOW in August (more by Maclyn Bean)
World's Fair

As always, there's a number of good hip hop shows coming up in NYC, and here's a few of those...

Maybe not exactly hip hop, but as discussed, M.I.A. is doing a few shows this year, including two in NYC happening on November 1 and 4 at Terminal 5 (three if you count the YouTube Music Awards). Tickets for the 11/1 date are still on sale, and the 11/4 date is sold out but we're giving away a pair of tickets to that one. Contest details below.

Sooner than that, you can catch fast-rising Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper at his second of two nights at SOB's TONIGHT (10/30). He's doing two shows tonight (8 PM and 11 PM), both sold out. And if you're going, don't miss footwork wizard DJ Rashad, who's opening.

Another upcoming Chicago rapper, Tree, is playing NYC on November 19 at Glasslands with Illmind. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

An upcoming group of rappers, this time from NYC, World's Fair, are playing a Hot 97 Who's Next show at SOB's on November 21 with Ratking, The Incomparable, Shakespeare and G4SHI. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A more veteran NYC rapper, Jim Jones (of Dipset), will be teaming up with Skibeatz & the Senseis for a hometown show on November 3 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

A bunch of veteran NYC hip hop DJs, including Afrika Bambaataa, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and many more, will be at the 40th Anniversary of the Universal Zulu Nation at SOB's on November 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now. More info and full lineup here.

Mobb Deep w/ TNGHT at Central Park in August (more by Robert Altman)
Mobb Deep

Some big name veterans will be just outside of NYC in Mashantucket, CT for Hip Hop Reunion II in the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on December 21 with Lil Kim, Fabolous, Mobb Deep, Warren G, Method Man, Redman, and more. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/1) at 10 AM and are on "special hip hop fan presale" now.

Meanwhile, Redman is also playing NYC TONIGHT (10/30) at Best Buy Theater as an opener on the previously discussed Cypress Hill Halloween show. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

More vets, this time from the west coast, Blackalicious (aka Gift of Gab and Cheif Xcel) are playing Brooklyn Bowl on December 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

For something much different, you can catch Kosha Dillz (who often opens for Turquoise Jeep) at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 4 with Kyle Rapps, Stan Ipcus, G.R.A.M.Z., Shamon Cassette and SFTTM. TIckets for that show are on sale now.

Stones Throw-signed rapper Homeboy Sandman is teaming up with YC the Cynic (who recently released his GNK LP), I Am Many, Open Mike Eagle and Tone Tank for a show on January 18 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are available.

A pretty big rap show that just happened in NYC was Drake's Barclays Center show on Monday (10/28) as part of his tour with Miguel and Future. On stage, he was joined by Busta Rhymes, Future, Jhene Aiko, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, and other A$AP Mob members. Check out the full setlist and a video of him playing a new song, "Trophies," below.

Speaking of A$AP Ferg, his previously discussed tour includes a NYC show happening on December 6 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.

Other upcoming hip hop shows in NYC include Flatbush Zombies, Kanye with Kendrick, Kanye with Tribe, Jay Z, MellowHigh, Danny Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Kendrick with Schoolboy Q, and more. Browse our Hip Hop category for even more.

What else?

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Drake

Rapper J Cole released his new album, Born Sinner, this week, and on Wednesday (6/19), he brought his tour in support of it to NYC for a show at Irving Plaza. During Cole's set, Drake came out to perform his verse on "In The Morning," after which Cole said to Drake, "You got classic records... could you please do some shit I guarantee they all will know?" Drake then stuck around to perform his song "Say What's Real" and his huge recent single, "Started From the Bottom." Check out a video of Drake's whole appearance at J Cole's show below.

Meanwhile, as mentioned, Drake is kicking off a tour of his own this year with support from Miguel and Future. That tour comes to the NYC-area on October 26 at XL Center in Hartford, October 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, and October 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. TIckets for those shows go on sale today (6/21) at 10 AM.

Video below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Drake at Made In America 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Drake

Drake has been talking for a few months about releasing a new album called Nothing Was the Same this year (though still no release date), and he's already revealed some pretty great singles, "Started from the Bottom" and "5AM in Toronto." Still no more word on that album, but he did just announce a tour with R&B crooner Miguel following Miguel's appearance at Jay-Z's Philly festival Made In America (which Drake played last year). The tour hits the NYC-area on October 26 at XL Center in Hartford, October 27 at Prudential Center in Newark and October 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Auto-tune dude Future is on the tour as well (after dropping off the Lil Wayne/T.I. tour). Tickets for the Prudential Center show go on sale Friday (6/21) at 10 AM and tickets for Barclays Center/XL Center (same link) have no on-sale date announced yet. All tour dates are listed below.

UPDATE: There were rumors that Drake is also playing this year's Made In America fest, though he's not listed on the festival's site and there's no confirmation that he will be there.

It's still been wayyy too long since Miguel played a proper headlining gig in NYC, and dropping off Governors Ball didn't help that matter, but even though he's only opening on this run, it's still a much better way to see him than opening for Alicia Keys.

Meanwhile, speaking of Jay-Z, following the leak of Kanye West's Yeezus, he announced a new album of his own via a commercial that aired during game give of the NBA finals. The album's called Magna Carta Holy Grail and we only have to wait a few weeks to get it (due July 4). The commercial makes it look like it's going to feature contributions from Pharrell, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Yeezus producer Rick Rubin. And what's more: it's already gone Platinum. Samsung has already purchased 1 million copies of the album to release to Samsung Galaxy users for free 72 hours ahead of the release date. Now that's what I call marketing!

UPDATE: It didn't already go platinum. The Samsung sales won't count.

All Drake/Miguel/Future dates are listed, along with the videos for "Started From the Bottom" and "5AM in Toronto," and the Jay-Z album commercial, below...

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