Daily Archives: July 10, 2017

Jay-Z Announces Massive North American '4:44' Tour

On the heels of 4:44, Jay-Z has announced a 31-date North American tour in support on his new LP.

The 4:44 Tour kicks off October 27th in Anaheim, California’s Honda Center and circles North America before concluding December 21st at Los Angeles’ the Forum.

Tickets for the trek go on sale July 14th, although Tidal users will have an opportunity to purchase tickets starting today at noon EST.

In addition to the 4:44 Tour, Jay-Z has scheduled a handful of festival appearances, including stops at New York’s Meadows, the Austin City Limits Festival and the rapper’s own Made in America Fest in Philadelphia.

Jay-Z Tour Dates

October 27 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
October 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
November 1 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State
November 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
November 5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
November 7 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
November 8 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
November 9 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
November 11 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
November 12 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
November 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
November 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
November 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
November 18 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
November 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
November 21 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
November 22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
November 25 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
November 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
November 29 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
December 2 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum
December 5 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
December 6 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
December 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
December 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
December 13 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
December 14 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
December 16 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
December 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
December 19 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
December 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

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Kylie, Kendall Jenner Respond to 'Baseless' Tupac T-Shirt Lawsuit

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have responded to a photographer’s lawsuit that the sisters used his Tupac Shakur images without permission for their controversial, now-canceled T-shirt line.

“The allegations made are completely false and the lawsuit is baseless,” the Jenners’ clothing company said in a statement.

On Friday, photographer Michael Miller, who took the photographs of the rap legend that the Jenners then overlayed their own images on top of, said the sisters “misappropriated and wrongfully exploited” his work. Miller’s suit added the Jenners “intended to exploit his photography, let alone obtain his authorization.”

However, the sisters’ company argued that “no infringement or violation of anyone’s rights” had occurred regarding the Shakur photographs since they purchased the images from a company that had been authorized to license them, Sky News reports.

“Canada Inc, the licensee manufacturer of the K + K brand, purchased a very small quantity of vintage T-shirts with performer images already on them. Only two Tupac T-shirts were sold before being pulled from distribution,” the Jenners said in a statement. “Canada Inc did not copy anyone’s image, remove any copyright notice from any image or attempt to exploit Mr. Miller’s claimed right of publicity.”

As Miller lawyer’s Scott Alan Burroughs previously noted, the photographer registered his Tupac images at the U.S. Office of Copyright and could receive statutory damages of $150,000 per photo.

In a separate statement Friday, the Jenners’ representative Todd Wilson said that Kendall and Kylie had no role in the actual creation of the clothes. “It’s like suing an actor for being in a movie,” Wilson said of Miller’s lawsuit.

While the Jenners have faced the specter of legal action from artists like the Doors and the Notorious B.I.G. – the estates of both filed cease-and-desist orders and left the door open for possible lawsuits – Miller is the first to actually sue the sisters over their ill-advised shirts.

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Godfather of West Coast Rap Alonzo Williams Emerges Defiant In HBO Documentary and New Audio Book Release

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The acronym N.W.A. are three explosive letters loaded with controversy within the unpredictable genre of hip hop.  But for one man, those letters mean only one thing – Not Without Alonzo.  Alonzo “Lonzo” Williams is widely acknowledged as the defi…