Kendrick Lamar Speaks on Ignoring Negativity, Touring, Janet Jackson & More

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Backstage of the Roseland Ballroom in NYC, Thisis50 and Jack Thriller had a chance to meet up with Kendrick Lamar to speak on what it took to get him this far in his music career. The rappers climb to the top partially has to do with ignoring all the negativity he may receive.

He just came back from his tour in Europe. He said unlike the people, the weather sucked. Speaking of being out of the country, it has been about three months since Kendrick has seen his family.

In this interview, find out which Kendrick lyric is a crowd pleaser in A$AP Rocky’s “F*ckin’ Problems” single. Additionally, see Jack Thriller question the rapper on why Janet Jackson wasn’t in the “Poetic Justice” video.

Fabolous and Pusha T Show Love for Troy Ave

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The homie Troy Ave has a good thing going. Not only did the Brooklyn MC drop a new BSB. tape on Monday (March 4), but Troy has made key appearances alongside Fabolous and Pusha T on their tapes and has had everyone from Pete Rock to Funk Master Flex and even Toronto singer/songwriter the Weeknd tweeting about him and his music.

So what is it that has everyone talking about Troy Ave?

“I think he’s another shine on New York, as far as our scene of the new generation of music that’s coming,” Fabolous told MTV News. 

Peep the flyer for his first NYC Headlining Show with Hot 97 after the jump..

Mobb Deep Announces 20th Anniversary Tour

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Mobb Deep has set initial dates for their upcoming ’20th Anniversary’ tour marking the 20th anniversary of the release of the duo’s debut Juvenile Hell, which dropped in April 1993. The two will kick things off over at the Double Door in Chi-Town. More dates to come, stay tuned!

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Big Boi Announces “Shoes For Running” Tour

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1362619842_bigggg“To play your music in front of the fans that love it, it’s like the best feeling in the world. Just jamming out with all walks of life.”

Big Boi is set embark on his “Shoes For Running” Tour, alongside Dungeon family artist Killer Mike. The duo will hit 45 cities beginning in April all the way until June. This is his first U.S. tour in more than two years.his set list will include new tracks, most notably “CPU” and “Apple of My Eye.” His 90-minute set will also include classic Outkast jams and cuts from his 2010 solo LP Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dustyincluding “Fo Yo Sorrows,” “Shutterbug” and “Shine Blockas.”

Check the tour dates below.