Music News – Tyler The Creator, Lupe Fiasco and More

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Bashes MTV

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So we were all shocked at MTV’s shallow attempt to get their edge back by nominating and awarding Tyler The Creator with “Best New Artist” at the VMA’s. While we were elated that he won the Gay’s and Lesbians were not as GLAAD. Check out their response

“Rather than providing simply a larger platform, MTV and other networks should educate viewers about why anti-gay and misogynistic language has no place in the music industry today,” said Senior Director of Programs, Herndon Graddick. “Given Tyler’s history of such remarks, viewers and potential sponsors should refrain from honoring homophobia and in the future look to a more deserving artist.” – GLADD

Music is about expression regardless of topic much props to Tyler for continuing to not give a fuck! – 2G4R

Lupe Fiasco Announces Generation Laser Tour

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While not many people who have followed Lupe over the past few years very pleased with his latest studio album he is still going on tour (make that money homey). Check out the tour dates below and hopefully he will be performing some of his older work at the shows.

Tour Dates

Sep 01 – Spark In The Park – UIC Music Festival – Chicago, IL
Sep 03 – Triad Music Festival @ NewBridge Bank Park – Greensboro, NC
Sep 09 – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
Sep 10 – Kool Haus – Toronto, Canada
Sep 12 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
Sep 15 – MAC at Monmouth University – West Long Branch, NJ
Sep 16 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Sep 17 – the Mann – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 18 – Raleigh Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
Sep 20 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Sep 22 – Auburn Arena – Auburn, AL
Sep 23 – Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater – Charlotte, NC
Sep 24 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St Augustine, FL
Sep 25 – Florida International University – Miami, FL
Sep 28 – TBA – Columbus, OH
Sep 29 – TBA – St Louis, MO
Sep 30 – Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
Oct 02 – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Urbana, IL
Oct 04 – TBA – Dekalb, IL
Oct 05 – TBA – Ames, IA
Oct 06 – The Midland by AMC – Kansas City, MO
Oct 07 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
Oct 09 – The Palms – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 10 – Hollywood Palladium – Hollywood, CA
Oct 11 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Oct 22 – TBA – Orlando, FL
Nov 04 – TBA – Evanston, IL
Nov 18 – TBA – Princeton, NJ

T.I. Freed From Prison Early!

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T.I. has been  released from prison today despite his scheduled  release date if september 29th . He will be serving out the rest of his sentence in a halfway house and is reportedly very happy to be out. We wish rubber band man the best and hope he can stay out of trouble this time!

 

Album Sales Highlights

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
1 Game The R.E.D. Album 98,000 98,000
2 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch The Throne 94,000 707,000
12 Beyonce 4 21,000 700,000
15 Eminem & Royce Da 5’9 (Bad Meets Evil) Hell: The Sequel 18,000 481,000
20 Rihanna Loud
15,000 1,433,000