News Bits: Nipsey Hussle, B.o.B.
UPDATE: The first wave of B.o.B.’s dates are revealed in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Two of Rap’s newer stars are B.o.B. and Nipsey Hussle.
Today, video footage of Nipsey Hussle with Connecticut radio host Jenny Boom Boom revealed that the Epic Records star will see his long-awaited debut released on October 19 December 21. Reportedly titled South Central State of Mind, the 24 year-old DXnext alum’s album is slated to featured Snoop Dogg, Drake and his own Slauson Boyz group.
Watch the video at RapRadar.com here.
In other news, Atlantic Records sensation B.o.B. has secured his first headlining tour. Titled Shootin’ For The Stars, the dates and opening act information is to be announced.
Earlier this year, B.o.B.’s debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray scored a domestic #1 debut. Released in conjunction with T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records, the album featured Eminem, Playboy Tre and others.
It was also announced that “Airplanes,” B.o.B.’s latest single has topped the charts in the UK.
Adventures has sold over 275,000 units to date. (July 20)
UPDATE: B.o.B. announced the following dates:
Thu-Jul-15 Auckland @ Telsta Clear Ent Ctr
Fri-Jul-16 Wellington @ TSB Arena
Sat-Jul-17 Christchurch @ West Pac Arena
Mon-Jul-19 Sydney – Promo
Tue-Jul-20 Sydney @ Metro
Wed-Jul-21 Melbourne @ Billboard
Sat-Jul-24 Osaka @ Club Quattro
Sun-Jul-25 Toyko @ Tokyo Garden Hall
Sat-Jul-31 Atlanta, GA Centersage [Myspace Live] Free Show
Sun-Aug-01 Ottowa, Cananda @ Scotia Bank Place
Tue-Aug-03 St. Louis, MO @ Six Flags
Wed-Aug-04 Chicago, IL @ Six Flags
Fri-Aug-06 Chicago, IL @ Lolapalooza
Fri-Aug-06 Dallas, TX @ Seven Eleven
Sat-Aug-07 DC @ Meriweather Post
Sun-Aug-08 Toronto, Canada @ Kingswood Music Theater-Z103.5
Tue-Aug-10 Grand Rapids, MI @ Egyptian Room/Rock the Rapids
Wed-Aug-11 Youngstown, OH @ Club Gossip
Fri-Aug-13 Springfield, MA @ Six Flags
Sat-Aug-14 Bangor, ME @ Bangor Waterfront
Sun-Aug-15 Boston, MA @ HOB
Tue-Aug-17 NYC @ Irving Plaza
Wed-Aug-18 Jackson, NJ @ Six Flags
Fri-Aug-20 DC @ American U
Sat-Aug-21 Charlottesville, VA @ U of VA
Sun-Aug-22 Atlanta, GA @ Six Flags
Tue-Aug-24 Miami, FL @ Revolution
Wed-Aug-25 Orlando, FL @ U of Central Florida
Thu-Aug-26 Jacksonville, FL @ U of N Florida
Sat-Aug-28 Richmond, VA @ Commonwealth
Mon-Aug-30 Morgantown, WA @ West VA U-Tent
Tue-Aug-31 State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
Sat-Sep-04 Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneonta
Sun-Sep-05 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Thu-Sep-16 Blacksburg, VA @ VA Tech U-Burris Hall Aud
Fri-Sep-17 Detroit, MI @ Grey Goose Event
Sat-Sep-18 Utica, NY @ Utica College
Sun-Sep-19 Princeton, NJ @ Princeton U
Tue-Sep-21 Lawrence, KS @ U of Kansas-Liberty Hall
Wed-Sep-22 Columbia, MO @ U of MO
Fri-Sep-24 St. Louis, MD @ St. Louis U
Sun-Sep-26 Bowling Green, OH @ Bowling Green State U
Wed-Sep-29 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Thu-Sep-30 Alburque@ Sunshine Theater
Fri-Oct-01 Tuscon @ KRQQ/KOHT
Sat-Oct-02 Northridge, CA @ Cal State Northride
Tue-Oct-12 San Francisco, CA @ Regency
Thu-Oct-14 Fresno, CA @ Big Fresno
Fri-Oct-15 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Thu-Oct-21 Lexington, KY @ U of KY
Fri-Oct-22 Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt U
Sat-Oct-23 Atlanta, GA @ Emory
Sun-Oct-24 Towson, MD @ House Of Blues
Sat-Oct-30 DC @ Grey Goose Event
Tue-Nov-09 Dallas, TX
Wed-Nov-10 Houston, TX
Fri-Nov-12 Knoxville, TN @ U of Tennessee
Sat-Nov-13 Storrs, CT @ U of CT
Sun-Nov-14 Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University
UPDATE: Nipsey Hussle’s debut album, South Central State of Mind is now sporting a December 21 release date.
Excerpt from HipHopDx.com