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The Boy Illinois has inked a deal with Priority Records

Congrats are in order to The Boy Illinois, who just took to social media to announce he has inked a deal with legendary Los Angeles-based label, Priority Records. Illi hasn’t revealed too much about this new partnership, but did hint that it’s a distribution-based relationship. Whatever the case, you can expect some big announcements in the very near future. This is definitely a great look for all parties involved.

Priority is probably best known for its glory days of the 80s and 90s when they released music from NWA, Master P and No Limit Records, Ice Cube and many more. It’s one of the most iconic rap labels of all time, and has sold millions and millions of records worldwide. Priority Records was relaunched in 2016 and is headed up by West Coast vet, Fuzzy Fantab. Chicago production wizard, The Legendary Traxster, announced a deal with the label for his Nothing But Dope imprint earlier this year.

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‘Nobody’s Safe Tour’ with Future, Migos, Tory Lanez & A$AP Ferg hits Chicago on June 2nd

Future. Migos. Tory Lanez. A$AP Ferg. Yep, is looking like the concert of the summer. And on Friday, June 2nd (just a few weeks away!), this motley crew hits the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park for the Nobody Safe Tour. This is going to be epic, for sure. I’m not even sure my brain can process what’s about to happen on said date.

The good news? The tickets are still available. So I suggest you don’t waste another moment scooping them up, because they’re going fast and this will sell out. Tickets are priced in all rages, so see what package suits you best right here.  See you on June 2.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE RIGHT HERE

Future: Nobody Safe Tour
Fri 6/2 @ 7pm
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL, Tinley Park, IL

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Chief Keef passed on being the first artist signed to Apple Music

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If I can tell you one thing about Chief Keef, it’s that he does whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Since the first time I met him, I knew he marched to the beat of his own drum, and wasn’t concerned with the ongoings of others, or the pressures of the industry, for that matter. It’s one of the dopest and most fascinating things about him — despite it being frustrating in many instances. Money has been left on the table, and opportunities have been curved — but Sosa doesn’t care. He does him at all times, and has been very successful in doing so. That’s why you gotta trust his judgement.

Today, XXL dropped a very dope and insightful interview with Keef, where he discusses his career over the past few years, and announces that his long-awaited R&B-influenced Thot Breaker album will be out June 9th. In the piece, Keef revealed that after he left Interscope Records, Larry Jackson, the man who signed him to his former label, offered him the opportunity to be the first-ever artist to sign a deal with Apple Music — where Jackson is the head of content.

“They were talking about taking me to Apple,” he said. “This was before they did anybody with Apple Music. You know what Larry called me and said? He said, “You’re gonna be the first artist on Apple Music,” and I turned it down. Because, you know…I don’t know. I just didn’t do it.”

Jackson backed up Keef’s comments: “We had a conversation about it…” “But Keith has always been enigmatic, and I didn’t even expect him to leap at it. I didn’t feel slighted because I know he’s so enigmatic, and often times you think he’s gonna go right and he goes left.”

Wild. But this is typically the case with Sosa. Either way, he always lands on his feet, and has proven to be one of the most influential artists of this new generation. This is factual. Read the full interview here. 

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Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour

Featuring the Season 1 and 2 Winners Miss Mulatto and Mani & Cast Members of the Lifetime ® hit series “The Rap Game®” Tour Begins May 25.

Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, recording artist, and reality tv star Jermaine Dupri in association with Scream Nation and Live Nation, will see 20 cities in North America this summer with Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour, announced today. The tour begins May 25 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace, with stops in Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Memphis, and many more. Complete itinerary below and more information on tickets at SoSoSummer17.com.

In 1992, Jermaine Dupri introduced to the world two 12-year-olds who wore their pants backwards by the name of Kris Kross. In February of that same year their first song “Jump” was released and immediately soared to #1 on the pop charts remaining for 8 weeks and in doing so labeled Jermaine as a 19-year-old wunderkind, super-producer.

Now, twenty five years later after the continued success with helping to develop other teen stars (Xscape, Usher, Da Brat, TLC, Bow Wow and more) Jermaine is back on the scene with his So So Def Brand, adding his signature stamp not only to the music of today’s teen culture but television and multi-media as well.

“The Rap Game” debuted January 1, 2015 on Lifetime and after three seasons the series has introduced to the world 15 young stars and crowned two winners – Miss Mulatto (season one) and Mani (season two). The third season of “The Rap Game” is currently airing on Lifetime Fridays at 10pm/9c, with the season three-winner set to be announced on April 7th 2017.

Produced by Intuitive Entertainment, The Rap Game is executive produced by Kevin Dill and Mechelle Collins, Ted Iredell, Perry Dance and co-executive produced by Adam Schor. Lifetime’s Mariana Flynn, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan also executive produce in addition to Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere from Flavor Unit, and Jermaine Dupri.

By rolling out one of the biggest teen summer celebrations, focusing on the youth, community and the teen culture at large, Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 will be the summer destination for families, kids, teens, and community organizations. Each night Jermaine will introduce the stars of tomorrow as they set out on their 20-city, summer journey. For more information visit SoSoSummer17.com.

Michael Mauldin, CEO of Scream Nation, stated: “As the promoter of Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 TOUR, we are excited to be on the forefront of such a ground breaking youth & family oriented movement. This type of tour promotes the next generation of Young Stars and serves an audience that is often overlooked in the urban and pop music genres, and we are proud to be a part of it.”

Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour:

Thu May 25 – Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
Fri May 26 – Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Sun May 28 – Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
Thu Jun 01 – Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
Fri Jun 02 – Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
Sat Jun 03 – Baltimore, MD Pier Six
Sun Jun 04 – Cleveland, OH State Theatre
Wed Jun 07 – St Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
Fri Jun 09 – Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Sat Jun 10 – Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Sun Jun 11 – Raleigh, NC Raleigh Memorial (Duke Energy Center)
Thu Jun 15 – Richmond, VA Altria Theater
Fri Jun 16 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat Jun 17 – Washington DC DAR Constitution
Thu Jun 22 – Atlanta, GA Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Sat Jun 24 – Houston, TX Revention Music Center
Sun Jun 25 – Dallas, TX Music Hall Fair Park

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Tickets for Logic’s ‘Everybody’s Tour’ with Joey Bada$$ at Northerly Island on August 24th are available NOW

After moving a reported 247,000 copies of his new album, Everybody, Logic announced his nationwide ‘Everybody’s Tour’ with Joey Bada$$ and Big Lenbo. The tour will be criss-crossing through North America this summer, and blows through the Windy City on Thursday, August 24th at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island — yes a massive outdoor venue.

The good news is that tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE, thanks to the good people at Live Nation and React Presents. This show will sellout quickly, so I highly suggest you go and purchase said tickets immediately. The link is right here, so get to it immediately.

Date Thursday 8/24 @ 7:30pm
Venue Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Chicago, IL

TIX HERE

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