AHH Stray News: DMX, Will Smith, Hammer, B.o.B.

AllHipHop Staff

DMX continues his return to the rap game, with a series of confirmed concert dates. Representatives for the rapper have confirmed DMX’s is putting together a tour that he will headline, with dates confirmed in Las Vegas (July 25 ), Texas (August 1), Philadelphia (August 2), Miami (August 8, 9) and Los Angeles (August 22). The tour will be DMX’s first major outing since his “Year of the Dog” tour in 2006.

Will Smith is in negotiations to star in a new movie titled City That Sailed, for 20th Century Fox. The actor/rapper will star in the flick, which centers around a father and daughter who live on opposite sides of the Atlantic. The father’s love for his daughter is so great that it causes Manhattan to split and float across the ocean. The movie is currently being developed and directed by Francis Lawrence, who directed Smith in I Am Legend. The movie is being produced by Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment with James Lassiter.

MC Hammer is heading to Harvard University, where he will be the keynote speaker during Gravity Summit’s “Social Media Marketing for Business” conference, which takes place on August 31 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This year’s conference will focus on Twitter and other social networks, and the marketing impact they have in the world of entertainment. Hammer will explain how he has used social media to market himself and his A&E television show Hammertime. "Speakers invited to participate at Gravity Summit events are selected based on industry expertise and thought-leadership," said Beverly Macy, CEO of Gravity Summit. "We are delighted Hammer has agreed to provide his unique insights into social media marketing strategies and know our business audience will benefit greatly from his marketing savvy and social media expertise."

B.o.B. aka Bobby Ray will join rappers Asher Roth and Kid Cudi on the Great Hangover Tour, which is set to kick off in Cleveland at the House of Blues on July 17th. The Atlanta-based rapper/singer will debut material off of his upcoming major label release, B.o.B. Presents the Adventures of Bobby Ray. The 16-date-trek will hit major markets like Detroit, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington D.C. Full tour dates are listed below:


17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues 18 Detroit, MI Royal Oak 20 Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge 21 Denver, CO Ogden 22 Salt Lake City, UT Harry O's 23 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues 24 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom 26 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues 27 Phoenix, AZ Marquee 29 Dallas, TX House of Blues 30 Austin, TX Stubb's 31 Houston, TX House of Blues


2 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle 3 Norfolk, VA The Norva 4 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head 5 Washington, DC 9:30