Raekwon is on tour, playing NYC with Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt (dates)
DOWNLOAD: Frank Ocean - "Pyramids" (MP3)
Odd Future at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg, who seems really big on this whole "real hip hop" thing, will be presenting a show at Best Buy Theater on July 26 with Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt and Raekwon, which is being billed as "A Night of Real Hip Hop." It's probably safe to assume that Nicki MInaj won't be there. Tickets for the Best Buy Theater show go on sale Friday (6/15) at noon.
It's the only date for the Odd Future boys at the moment except for Jay-Z's Made In America Fest in September. They're probably busy working on the second season of their Adult Swim show, Loiter Squad, or something. Or maybe Tyler is still finishing up his new album, Wolf, which was set to come out in May (it didn't). Meanwhile, it was recently revealed in a NY Times article that Earl is also working on a new album, and it will come out on his own Columbia-distributed imprint, Tan Cressida.
Frank Ocean recently announced a new album and tour too. If you missed it, the 10-minute single, Pyramids," is downloadable above and streamable below.
For Raekwon, the Best Buy Theater show comes at the end of an international tour that he's currently on (he plays Boston tonight). Also his Wu-Block project, with Ghostface Killah, D-Block/The LOX members Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, and Styles P, plays Rock the Bells in September. All Raekwon dates are listed below.
Raekwon -- 2012 Tour Dates
06/13/12 Boston The Colonial United States
06/16/12 St. Johns Dusk Ultra Lounge United States
06/17/12 Toronto Festival Canada
06/22/12 Zurich TBA Switzerland
06/23/12 Wohlen Tour the Air Festival Switzerland
06/25/12 Athens Texnopolis Greece
06/26/12 Thessaloniki Vavilonia Milos Greece
06/29/12 Trondheim Vann Speilet Norway
06/30/12 Oslo Sentrum Scene Norway
07/12/12 Glasgow 02 ABC1 United Kingdom
07/13/12 London HMV Forum United Kingdom
07/14/12 Manchester HMV Ritz United Kingdom
07/15/12 Birmingham HMV Institute United Kingdom
07/16/12 Newport Newport Centre United Kingdom
07/20/12 Degen Lumnezia Festival Switzerland
07/21/12 Barcelona Monegros Festival Spain
07/26/12 New York Best Buy Theater United States*
* - w/ Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt