On the Run Tour to Become Second Most Successful Tour Ever

Last week, we reported a rumor that Jay Z and Beyoncé’s On the Run Tour tickets weren’t selling too hot. Well, it looks like that piece of gossip was all the way left because, according to Forbes, the couple is close to one million tickets sold, and nearly $100 million grossed. With only two days left until they launch their booty-shaking/thug-friendly concert series in Miami, if they keep up those rates, they’ll be on track to having the second most successful tour ever based on gross revenue per show. (Second only to U2’s 360 Tour back in 2011.) Jayoncé also announced they’ll be extending their tour to two dates in Europe on September 12 and 13. So if the Carters marriage really is crumbling, it ain’t stopping them from getting that bread.

Read it at Forbes and Vibe.


Q-Tip Talks New Album and Reissuing A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory

BBC Radio 1 recently aired their documentary special The Story of Q-Tip, where the legendary MC sat down to discuss everything from his early beginnings in hip-hop to an upcoming TV show about the Native Tongues he’s cooking up with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Tip also gave us a little juice on his fourth LP, The Last Zulu, which he’s releasing sometime this winter on Kanye West’s GOOD Music imprint. He’s referring to the album as the “evil twin of Tribe.” In celebration of The Low End Theory’s 25th anniversary, the rap connoisseur also confirmed that A Tribe Called Quest is reissuing the classic LP with new and unheard material. What a special treat for socially conscious ’90s hip-hop heads.

Read it at Pitchfork.

Schoolboy Q Targeted in Concert Shooting?

When it was first reported that Schoolboy Q was detained last Thursday (June 19)—after shots rang out following his charity concert at Denver’s Red Rock Amphitheater—everyone thought the shooting was random. Now authorities suspect that the TDE MC was targeted in the blast session that occurred in a parking lot outside the Amphitheater, injuring three of the passengers in a white SUV he was riding in. Why would someone come after a rapper who sings about studios and collard greens, you ask? Investigators are still digging for clues, but let’s pray our “man of the year” ain’t really about that thug life on the low.

Read it at NY Daily News.