AHH Stray News: Drake Goes Platinum, Cut Chemist New Album, New Atmosphere Tour

(AllHipHop News) Drake thanked his fans for helping his debut album Thank Me Later

sell over 1 million copies since its release on June 15th. The rapper

tweeted a message expressing shock at the fast sales pace. "Thank you to

everyone who allowed us to go platinum on a debut album! WOW," Drake

tweeted. The rapper is also resuming his touring schedule when he

launches The Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour featuring The Clipse in

Miami. The tour kicks off September 21st in Miami and winds down

November 4th at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

Dates are listed below:

Sep. 21 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center

Sep. 28 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

Sep. 29 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

Oct. 2 – Washington, DC @ Dar Constitution Hall

Oct. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre Atlanta

Oct. 13 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre

Oct. 14 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre

Oct. 19 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit

Oct. 21 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre

Nov. 2 – Denver, CO @ Wells Fargo Theatre

Nov. 4 – Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk

Producer/turntablist Cut Chemist is preparing to release a new project titled Sound of the Police. The new album is nod to Boogie Down Productions’ classic single of the same titled. The album is a live mix CD highlighting music from and inspired by Africa and South America. Cut Chemist, who helped found Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, created the mixtape using one turntable, a mixtape, a loop pedal and all original vinyl pressing. Cut Chemist’s album Sound of the Police is due in stores July 27th via the A Stable Sound imprint. Independent Hip-Hop group Atmosphere will tour the United States this September and October with Rhymesayers label-mates Blueprint, Grieves & Budo and DJ Rare Groove. The rappers will perform 23 dates as part of the “All My Friends” Tour, which will introduce Atmosphere’s solid fan base to Grieves & Budo, the most recent signees to the Rhymesayers label.ATMOSPHERE TO ALL MY FRIENDS TOUR DATES:9.08- Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre9.09- Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater9.10- Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre (with Mudkids) *9.11- Covington, KY Madison Theater9.12- Grand Rapids, MI Intersection9.15- Bozeman, MT Gallatin County Fairgrounds9.16- Missoula, MT Wilma Theater9.17- Missoula, MT Wilma Theater9.18- Spokane, WA Knitting Factory9.20- Boise, ID Knitting Factory9.21- Bend, OR Midtown Ballroom9.22- Eugene, OR McDonald Theater9.24- Chico, CA Senator Theatre9.25- Reno, NV Knitting Factory9.27- Arcata, CA Arcata Community Center9.28- Sacramento, CA Sacramento State Union Ballroom9.29- Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst10.01- Las Vegas, NV House of Blues10.02- Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue10.04- Rapid City, SD Dublin Square10.05- Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Expo Building10.06- Des Moines, IA People's Court10.07- Chicago, IL Congress Theater