While Nas takes Radio City, Coldplay announced that they will be playing alongside Jay-Z at the Barclays Center on December 31st and the night before. Tickets go on sale November 17 on Live Nation. This marks the second time the tandem performed on New Year’s Eve. In 2010, they headlined the grand opening of The Cosmopolitan in Vegas with guests Kanye, Beyoncè and John Mayer.
Luda and company clears the runway and takes off with their motivational visual. The dance tune is the latest single off Ludacris’ eighth LP, Ludaversal, scheduled to land early next year.
Before today’s kick-off, Dwayne interviewed 49ers receiver Randy Moss on ESPN’s NFL Countdown. They discussed trash talking, coming out of retirement and advice from former player, Cris Carter.
More plaques on plaques for Jay and Ye. Last month, their single “Otis” from their platinum album, Watch The Throne, was certified 1 million units in sales. Otis scream to that. mr.carter.org
Pharrell continued his promo run for his Places & Spaces I’ve Been overseas. Above is his most recent stop at the Colette boutique in Paris and US Rap News has the highlights. Cop the book here.
UGK’s debut, Too Hard To Swallow turned 20 yesterday. In recognition of the anniversary, here’s a short-film by Sama’an Ashrawi highlighting the group’s influence in the past two decades. dgb
It’s takeover time! While visiting The Angie Martinez Show on Thursday, Swizz took over the 1s and 2s for DJ Enuff‘s Rush Hour mix. If you missed it, listen below. Swizzy got hits.