(AllHipHop News) Atlanta rapper T.I. is in the recording studio working on new material as he finishes a 366 sentence for a gun possession charge. Singer Trey Songz and producer Jim Jonsin confirmed they were in negotiations to collaborate with T.I., who is permitted to work in the recording studio during the work week. Trey Songz told MTV News that he visited T.I. in the studio, while Jim Jonsin told Rap-Up.com that he submitted beats for an upcoming project by the rapper that will hit stores in 2010. “He’s back in the studio,” Jonsin said. “I sent him some music via e-mail. He can work during the week and not on the weekend, I believe. He’s definitely working on an album for this year right now.
50 Cent will hit the Winter X Games 14 in Aspen, Colorado next week, where he will give a half-hour performance according to reps for ESPN. 50 will hit the stage on January 30th and is expected to draw at least 1,500 people to attend the show, although the local sheriff ordered more officers to police the event. We’re going to put extra people on, at their expense, Joe DiSalvo, undersheriff for Pitkin County, stated. The Winter X Games 14 takes place at Buttermilk in Aspen from January 28-31st.
Rapper Canibus will head to Africa this April to give a rare performance to fans on the continent. Canibus will headline at the Bassline in Newton, Johannesburg on April 2. Canibus will perform various songs, including tracks from his upcoming album, Melatonin Magik. Fans who will miss the performance in South Africa can catch Canibus this February in Syracuse, New York, at the Westcott Theater. Canibus will be joined by M-80, who is currently the Guinness World Record holder for the longest freestyle rap. The pair hit Syracuse, New York on February 6.
Oakland-based group Zion I have announced a three-month tour with reggae artists Rebelution and Soja. The artists will hit 20 cities on the tour, which kicked off on January 14 in Anaheim California and winds down March 7 in Hollywood, California. “We’re excited to go out on the road with these cats,” explains Zumbi, emcee of Zion I, “And vibe off an entirely different crowd and audience.” Zion I will promote their 6th album The Takeover while on the tour. The album, which is in stores now, features cameos from Brother Ali, UK rapper Ty, Devin the Dude and others. Tour dates are listed below:
January 14, 2010 Thursday Anaheim , CA House of Blues January 15, 2010 Friday Ventura CA Ventura Theater January 16, 2010 Saturday Ventura CA Ventura Theater January 20, 2010 Wednesday San Francisco CA The Fillmore January 21, 2010 Thursday San Francisco CA The Fillmore January 22, 2010 Friday Portland OR Roseland Theatre January 23, 2010 Saturday Seattle WA Showbox at the Market January 24, 2010 Sunday Eugene OR W.O.W. Hall January 26, 2010 Tuesday Bellingham WA Wild Buffalo January 27, 2010 Wednesday Boise ID Knitting Factory January 28, 2010 Thursday Salt Lake City UT The Depot January 29, 2010 Friday Denver CO Gothic Theater January 30, 2010 Saturday Boulder CO Boulder Theater January 31, 2010 Sunday Omaha NE Slowdown February 02, 2010 Tuesday Madison, WI Majestic Theater February 03, 2010 Wednesday Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Café February 04, 2010 Thursday Chicago IL House of Blues February 05, 2010 Friday Grand Rapids MI The Intersection February 06, 2010 Saturday Columbus OH Newport Music Hall February 07, 2010 Sunday Toledo, OH Frankies February 10, 2010 Wednesday Boston MA House of Blues February 11, 2010 Thursday New York NY Fillmore @ Irving Plaza February 12, 2010 Friday Washington DC 9:30 Club February 13, 2010 Saturday Philadelphia PA Fillmore @ Theatre of The Living Arts February 14, 2010 Sunday Norfolk VA The NorVa *NO SOJA February 17, 2010 Wednesday Atlanta GA The Masquerade February 18, 2010 Thursday Ybor City FL The Ritz February 19, 2010 Friday Orlando FL House of Blues February 20, 2010 Saturday Jacksonville Beach FL Freebird Live February 21, 2010 Sunday Jacksonville Beach FL Freebird Live February 24, 2010 Wednesday New Orleans LA House of Blues February 25, 2010 Thursday Houston TX House of Blues February 26, 2010 Friday Austin TX Stubbs February 27, 2010 Saturday Dallas TX House of Blues February 28, 2010 Sunday San Antonio, TX Scout Bar March 02, 2010 Tuesday Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre March 03, 2010 Wednesday Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre March 04, 2010 Thursday San Diego CA House of Blues March 05, 2010 Friday San Diego CA House of Blues March 06, 2010 Saturday W. Hollywood CA House of Blues March 07, 2010 Sunday W. Hollywood CA House of Blues