hip hop roundup: Rick Ross, Bun B, Kirko Bangz, Juicy J, Da Mafia 6ix, Schoolboy Q, Rakim, Rockie Fresh, Migos & more
Juicy J at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Samantha Marble)
Rick Ross is releasing a new album, Mastermind, this year, and he'll celebrate with an album release show in NYC on March 3 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday (2/8) at noon.
That's one day before Schoolboy Q brings his tour with Vince Staples and Isaiah Rashad to Best Buy Theater (3/4) (tickets), and not long before the Action Bronson / The Lox show at Best Buy Theater (3/26) (tix on sale Fri, 2/7 at noon).
As discussed, Juicy J's tour with Travi$ Scott and Project Pat hits NYC on March 12 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and if you're in NJ, tickets for his Starland Ballroom show (3/14) go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon.
Juicy J's old Three Six Mafia pals now operate without him (and without Lord Infamous [RIP]) as Da Mafia 6ix, and they'll play NYC on March 18 at Marlin Room at Webster Hall with Twisted Insane, Whitney Peyton, Sozay, and Alan Winkle. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Bun B and Kirko Bangz are teaming up for the "Trillest Tour" this year that hits NYC on April 12 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, with the tour trailer, below.
Hip hop legend Rakim will be at SOB's on March 27. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh returns to NYC when his tour supporting G-Eazy hits Irving Plaza on March 27 with Tory Lanez, Kurt Rockmore, and Ground Up. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Alternative rapper Busdriver will be at Mercury Lounge on March 6 with Milo, Open Mike Eagle and Nocando. Tickets are on sale now.
As discussed, Mobb Deep are reissuing The Infamous with new and previously unreleased material, and going on a tour in support of hit that hits NYC on March 29 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are still available.
Kanye's tour has him the NYC-area soon too.
Lastly, Migos, who dominated 2013 with "Versace," just returned with a new single "Just Wait On It" from their upcoming mixtape, No Label 2 (due out 2/25). Does it live up? Check it out below...
Migos - "Just Wait On It"
Bun B and Kirko Bangz - "Trillest Tour" Trailer
Bun B and Kirko Bangz -- 2014 "Trillest" Tour Dates
March 6: San Marcos, Texas - The Marc
March 7: San Antonio, Texas - The White Rabbit
March 8: Corpus Christi, Texas - Concrete Street
March 9: Dallas, Texas - Trees
March 16: Houston, Texas - Warehouse Live
March 20: Tempe, Ariz. - Club Red
March 22: Los Angeles, Calif. - Rooftop 3100
March 23: San Francisco, Calif. - Mezzanine
March 24: Sacramento, Calif. - Ace of Spades
March 28: Portland, Ore. - Hawthorne Theatre
March 30: Seattle, Wash. - Neumos
April 1: Lawrence, Kan. - Granada Theater
April 2: Sauget, Ill. - Pops Nightclub
April 3: Chicago, Ill. - Abbey Pub
April 4: Detroit, Mich. - Shelter
April 5: Minneapolis, Minn. - Fineline
April 7: Columbus, Ohio - Skully's
April 8: Cleveland, Ohio - Grog Shop
April 10: Pawtucket, R.I. - The Met
April 11: Cambridge, Mass. - Middle East
April 12: New York, N.Y. - Gramercy Theatre
April 14: Washington, D.C. - Howard Theatre
April 16: Greensboro, N.C. - Greene Street
April 17: Atlanta, Ga. - The Loft