Drake Wore A Kanye West Mask During The Boy Meets World Tour

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At his concert in Copenhagen, Denmark on Tuesday night, Drake donned a Kanye West mask — not the infamous jewel-encrusted mask from Yeezy’s Yeezus Tour, but instead what looks like a simple paper cutout of the “Famous” rapper’s face.

While some reports suggest that the mask was brought by a fan and Drake just grabbed it for a spontaneous onstage moment, others have speculated that Drake’s move was a decision to troll West after the Chicago rapper said that Drake’s music is overplayed (and then denied saying it). Drake has mentioned this before — last month in an interview with DJ Semtex on OVO Sound Radio, Drake complained that he’d gone from working with ‘Ye to him “shitting on [him] and Khaled for being on the radio too much.”

The two had teased that they were working on a collaborative project together, although chatter about that has gone silent as of late.

The short clip from Denmark posted by DJ Akademiks sees Drake saying, “I got the Yeezy mask on now, y’all can’t fuck with me tonight.” It all looks and sounds rather impromptu, and nothing about it comes across as malicious.

This isn’t even the first time Drake has masqueraded as Mr. West.

For Halloween 2013, Drake went full Kanye, wearing the aforementioned Yeezus Tour getup.

Since then, the dynamic between the two superstars has changed.

In September 2013, Drake described Kanye as “the guy that’s trying to outthink and outdo” and that Kanye was, for him, the person that he aspired to surpass.

Drake had the highest-selling album of 2016, and has won accolade after accolade, including Best Rap Song at the 2017 Grammys for “Hotline Bling,” where Kanye was shut out.

Has Drake successfully surpassed Kanye in 2017? Fight it out in the comments.

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Wale Is Going On Tour

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Wale just announced “The Shine” tour. Can the album be far behind?

Wale has announced a new set of dates billed as The Shine tour. The short U.S. tour finds the DC rapper kicking things off in Atlanta on May 5th, before making his way through some major cities including L.A., Chicago, and New York, before wrapping up May 27th in Boston.

The tour appears to be in support of Wale’s upcoming studio album SHINE, which

is still without a release date. Could the album be released before then?

Check out the full schedule below via Billboard.

May 5 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
May 6 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
May 9 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 11 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
May 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
May 13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
May 16 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
May 18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
May 22 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
May 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 25 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
May 27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

 

Travis Scott Shares “Birds Eye View” Tour Dates

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As promised, Travis has shared “Phase 1” of his 2017 tour.

After announcing the name on Sunday, Travis Scott has shared the full list of dates for the Birds Eye View tour. Billed as Phase 1, the tour kicks off March 10 in New Orleans, taking Travis across the U.S. through June, including his two stops at Coachella. The final dates take place in Europe in July, closing out July 9th in Turku, Finland. The tour is in support of his 2016 project Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight.

Travis has not announced any opening acts for the tour thus far. Earlier today, he announced that he will be launching a label called Cactus Jack Records. View the full list of dates (via Pitchfork) below. Visit TravisScott.com for further details.

03-10 New Orleans, LA – BUKU Music + Art Project
03-17 Las Vegas, NV – Jewel
04-12 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
04-14 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04-21 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04-27 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale
04-30 New York, NY – Terminal 5
05-02 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05-04 Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion
05-05 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union

05-06 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05-07 Miami, FL – Rolling Loud
05-11 Houston, TX – Revention

05-12 Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion

05-13 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
05-15 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
05-17 St. Louis, MO – Pageant
05-18 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom
05-19 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
05-21 Cleveland, IN – Nautica
05-24 Indianapolis, IN – Farmers Bureau
05-25 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
05-27 Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags
05-28 St. Paul, MN – Soundset
05-31 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
06-01 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
06-02 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
06-08-11 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06-25 Frankfurt, Germany – Wireless
07-06-08 Frauenfeld, Germany – Openair Frauenfeld
07-07 Berlin, Germany – Splash!
07-09 Turku, Finland – Ruisrock

Eminem Returning To Festival Stages This Summer

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Eminem is scheduled to be one of three headline acts at the Reading and Leeds music festivals in the United Kingdom this coming August. Slim Shady previously closed out the festivals in 2001 and 2013 and will be joined onstage alongside a bevy of notable stars across a variety of genres.

Veteran promoter and Reading and Leeds Festival founder Melvin Benn shared his excitement about the Detroit superstar gracing the stages after a four-year absence, reports NME.

“Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting,” said Benn. “His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can’t wait to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner – joining Kasabian and Muse – we’ve announced over 70 additional acts to this year’s line up – it’s looking stronger than ever.”

Fans will also be thrilled by performances from Danny Brown, Tory Lanez, Migos, Flatbush Zombies, Major Lazer and dozens of other acts with additional performances to be announced at a later date.

Eminem has kept a low profile regarding live performances of late, but his cameo appearance on Big Sean’s “No Favors” from the younger Detroit rapper’s I Decided album turned heads with its attacks on Ann Coulter and President Donald Trump.

Yo, see you at reading and leeds festival then?!? BUZZING 👀👊🏻🙌🏻

 

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Gucci Mane Announces The “Trap God” Tour

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Drop Top Wop is hitting the road.

Gucci Mane has already released 3 full length albums and three collaborative EPs since he was released from prison in 2016, so it’s safe to say he’s ready for a proper tour.

The Atlanta rapper has announced the Trap God tour on Instagram today, revealing dates across the U.S. It kicks off April 5th in Boston, before hitting major cities like New York, Chicago, Philly, and Miami, as well as the rapper’s two scheduled performances at Coachella.

Check out the full list of dates below. Gucci is currently working on his Drop Top Wop project, which he suggests he’s taking his time on, or as he said on Twitter, “it’s like painting the Mona Lisa.”