Lil Chano from 79th took to Twitter to post a photo of the tour poster and the accompanying cities and dates. AVAIL NOW @ https://t.co/m5rYnxzNGY pic.twitter.com/HMmvRtEYVi
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 21, 2017 Any bootleg vendors hoping to cake off during Chance’s tour by selling unofficial tour-related gear will face a rude awakening. On Wednesday, Chance’s touring company, CTR Touring Inc., filed in an Illinois district court what’s being called an “injunctive and monetary relief” against those who made fake Chance The Rapper merch last year, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Be Encouraged Tour w King Louie & DJ Oreo next week. For more info on Chance The Rapper’s Be Encouraged spring tour featuring fellow Chicagoan   King Louie and DJ Oreo, visit the ChanceRaps.com. Got tix back from scalpers on first week of shows. His team is preparing to combat those who will try to make a quick buck off this upcoming tour as well. Opening on April 24 in San Diego, Chance will hit up a pair of additional California dates before working his way to the East and Midwest before ending the tour officially on October 20 in Phoenix after what appears to be a month-long break in September. Titling it the Be Encouraged Tour, Chance will hit the road for the next six months starting early next week. In just a matter of days,   Chance The Rapper   fans will get an opportunity to see the Chicago star onstage as he’s announced a new tour for the spring season.

His signature cut “Purple Rain” sold the most copies out of all his recorded numbers with 621,000 downloads and unapologetically re-entered the Billboard charts at #17, eventually making its way up to #4 after his tragic demise. One of his albums, The Very Best of Prince, landed at #8 on Neilson Music’s   Top 10 Selling Albums of 2016 with a total of 668,000 units sold. Naturally outshining every artist, even in death, Prince sold more albums than every recording artist in 2016 including Drake and Adele, who pushed 2.23 million copies. Prince’s cherished hits “Little Red Corvette,” Let’s Go Crazy” and “Kiss” sold between   335,000-345,000 units respectively. Fans of the eclectic musician purchased 2.3 million copies of his various albums and 5.4 million songs were digitally downloaded. Upon his death, TIDAL was the only streaming service that had exclusive rights to The Purple One’s catalog. Friday (April 21) marked the one-year anniversary of Prince’s   heavenly ascension and since his departure from Earth at age 57, his catalog has raked in 7.7 million in sales according to Nielsen Music,   Billboard   reports. Earlier this year, access to his music became readily available to music mavens everywhere who subscribe to Apple Music and Spotify. The “Pop Life” performer’s posthumous greatest hits project 4ever dropped November 20, 2016 and scanned 67,000 copies. The majority of those sales, totaling 5.65 million, accumulated in the month following Prince’s death at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota last year between April 21 and May 19, 2016. This was followed by   Purple Rain (498,000) and 1999 (169,000) among many more of his musical masterpieces.

and   To Pimp a Butterfly. Kendrick   beats out Drake for the highest-selling debut of 2017. Drake’s Still Got Life In Him
Drake’s   More Life   lands at #3 on this week’s chart, slipping one position from the last sales cycle. Kendrick Lamar’s   DAMN. Playboi Carti, an Interscope release, lands at #12. More Life   sold 505,000 units upon its release earlier this month. The LP pulled in more than 300 million streams, but 60 percent of the total number comes from pure album sales, boosted by the epic album signing he held in Compton. It raked in 87,000 total units and is still the most-streamed project in the country with more than 385 million plays. album pushed 610,000 equivalent album units to claim the top spot on the Billboard 200 in its first week. Kendrick Lamar is officially king of the Billboard 200 chart as the numbers for   DAMN.‘s debut are in, according to Hits Daily Double. Elsewhere on the list, Playboi Carti   makes his debut with his first full-length project. It spent three weeks at #1 before being dethroned. Playboi Carti   Makes His Debut
Playboi Carti   brought some diversity to listeners’ ears this week with his self-titled project. “DAMN.,” King Kendrick! This is K.Dot’s third straight #1 album, following   untitled unmastered. Cornrow Kenny careens past Drake’s   More Life to have the highest first-week sales of 2017. The Atlanta rapper pushed 28,000 equivalent album units with features from A$AP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert.

released his   Boss Up 2 album a the end of the week. Snoop Dogg)
Round & Round (f. This follows February’s   Boss Up project. Rossi)
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Weekend (f. Stream IAMSU’s   Boss Up 2 project and see the cover art and tracklist below. Addy (f. HBK’s IAMSU! The project is made up of eight tracks and nabs Snoop Dogg for the opener, “Addy.” Fellow Bay Area rapper P-Lo has a guest appearance on “Round & Round.”
Suzy will promote the project with a handful of shows in California, starting April 27 at the Observatory in Santa Ana and wrapping up May 20 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

“Jay’s a good guy, man. #youngmoney #weezy #lilwayne #sru #rocnation
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This isn’t the first time Wayne-Roc Nation rumors have flown. At another point in time, Wayne said he was offered a deal with Roc-A-Fella, the parent company of Roc Nation, earlier in his career for a reported $175,000. Tunechi made the feud public in December of 2014 when he claimed on Twitter that he wanted off the label and the beef has played out publicly ever since. As he continues to spar with Birdman, Weezy has found other allies in Rap-A-Lot founder J. The Young Money leader signed with Jay Z’s TIDAL back in 2015, although his statement that he “just signed a deal with my muthafuckin’ idol Jay Z”   had many trying to make the conclusion that he signed a record deal with Roc Nation. “Simply, that’s all it was. “We still working on that,” he admits. In an appearance on FS1’s   Undisputed,   Lil Wayne is asked to clarify the situation with host Skip Bayless. That’s just what it is.”
Wayne says that this continued partnership does not signify that he has officially left Cash Money. Prince and his son. At a recent concert, Wayne told the crowd “It’s the Roc,” with many assuming he was announcing a deal with Hov’s Roc Nation. “That’s a situation.”

I don't even know where to start of how amazing the concert was last night!! It was nothing but a simple thing, just friend to friend, ‘I just wanna help you,’” Tunechi says. Amid the many swirling rumors, Weezy has aligned himself with Jay Z. ‘I just wanna help you, man, in any way I can.’ Right now, he’s just gonna help me in any way he can. Los Angeles, CA – Lil Wayne has been embroiled in a war with Cash Money CEO and his one-time father figure Bryan “Birdman” Williams for who knows how long.

The whole event, put on by Brooklyn Bodega, Inc., goes from July 10 through 16. Check out the flier for the 2017 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival below. Rakim will join the event’s founder, Wes Jackson, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of   Paid in Full. Stay tuned for more announcements
A post shared by Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (@bkhiphopfest) on Apr 21, 2017 at 2:34pm PDT The rest of the week will feature a new addition to the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, #ForTheCulture Conversations. Rob Swift returns as resident DJ. The Combat Jack Show will also be broadcasting live as part of the series. On July 14, Dreamville’s Bas, Cozz and Omen will perform while fans can walk through the “Brooklyn’s Finest” art gallery. DMX and The LOX will be headlining the affair with the finale concert on July 15. Cop your tix today for that Early Bird Discount. Brooklyn, NY – Festival season is just getting started and as the second weekend of Coachella arrives, the 13th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival announces its 2017 lineup. Sickamore will also host a photo exhibit showcasing the work of Kerim The DJ and DJ Midnite. Tickets are on sale now at eventbrite.com. 2017 @bkhiphopfest announcement is out. http://bit.ly/BHF17Tix. OSHUN, Mister Cee and Stretch & Bobbito will also take the stage. Later, industry guru Julian Mitchell will share his advice on how to create and monetize a personal brand.