Pop sensation Lady Gaga has suggested that a future collaboration with rapper Kanye West is still an option. She dismissed rumors that West was booted from their Fame Kills tour due to the rappers erratic behavior. She also revealed that she revamped the tour and did not use any of the ideas that she and West have developed for the outing. “It just wasn’t the right timing (to go on tour with West). I don’t want to embellish on it too much, because I want to respect Kanye’s privacy, Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone. But we just had our own reasons We’re real friends, real friends can make decisions like that, and we wanted to keep the momentum going in terms of pop music staying innovative with hip-hop and R&B, and we really wanted to do it, and it just wasn’t the right time. But who’s to say what will happen in the future?” Lady Gaga will hit the road on the new Monster Ball tour in November supported by Kanyes protégé, Kid Cudi.
Actor/director Nick Cannon unveiled the trailer for a new upcoming reality show featuring Bronx, New York rapper Cory Gunz. The reality show, titled Son of A Gun, follows Cory Gunz as he records his album and develops his career. Nick is like my big brother now, Cory Gunz told AllHipHop.com in a previous interview. He’s opening a lot of doors for me. He’s bringing a lot to the table – all of which I know is going to contribute to the success of all of my upcoming projects. The trailer for Son of A Gun is below. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsfree video player
Digable Planets members Butterfly and Doodlebug have announced a nationwide tour with their new backing band, Cosmic Funk Orchestra (CFO) Band. The pair will present an evening of Hip-Hop and funk featuring brand new material from Butterflys upcoming album as well as Doodlebugs Cosmic Funk Orchestras album Intifadah. The tour kicks off November 3 in Cleveland, Ohio and winds down on December 13 in Portland, Oregon. The pair will also run through a number of classic Digable Planet tracks, including Rebirth of Slick, Nickelbags of Funk, 9th Wonder and others. Tour dates are listed below:
11/3 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom 11/4 Kent, OH @ Kent University Stage 11/6 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company 11/7 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court 11/8 St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House 11/10 Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub 11/12 Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze 11/13 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
December: 12/2 Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho music club 12/3 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club 12/4 San Diego, CA @ Winstons 12/5 San Francisco, CA @ Rockit Room 12/7 Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley 12/9 Sebastol, CA @ Hopmonk Tavern 12/11 Seattle, WA @ Nectar 12/12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux 12/13 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge