For his new album, Diamond In The Ruff, Freeway hit the studio with longtime collaborator, Just Blaze, for the highly anticipated track "Early." His forthcoming album features guest appearances from Wale, Marsha Ambrosius, Vivian Green and more as well as production by Just Blaze, Jake One, Bink!, Needlz and more. Diamond In The Ruff hits stores worldwide November 27th on Babygrande Records.
"On this album I choose to talk about issues like living a healthy lifestyle, being financially responsible, and being a positive voice for my community," Signif says of the album, which was inspired by the '60s/'70s revolutionary era. "I sprinkle this message throughout the project while also speaking on where I am right now and what’s going on in my world.” Wizdom II is out now on Intelligent Dummies/Throat Chop Music.
Trigg Da Kidd Sets Out with 2 Chainz and Cap One on B.O.A.T.S. Tour
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Fresh off of a month-long road trip with Mac Miller's Macadelic tour, Michigan lyricist Trigg Da Kidd is embarking upon a rigorous performance route with 2 Chainz' B.O.A.T.S. Tour in November and December. Trigg's adventures on the tour will begin in Memphis, Tennessee on November 21, 2012, and will end on December 22 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Trigg Da Kidd is also launching a ticket giveaway contest, with entry rules to be announced this week on his official site at http://TriggDaKidd.com .
In addition to his busy travel schedule, Trigg has been celebrating the Fall 2012 release of his street album TriggaNometry 101 in association with Detroit-based Take Over Music Group. The project includes production from Khao (T.I., Jeezy), Vybe Beatz (Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco), The Olympicks (Rick Ross, Lil Wayne), AnT Beatz, ID and Shawty Roc. Appearances include Travis Porter, Dusty McFly, Myko and more, and the mixtape version of the project was co-hosted by DJ Scream, DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Mo Beatz.
"I'm proud of the work I've done with TriggaNometry 101," explains Trigg. "Now, being able to travel the country and share the music with new fans, I am excited and ready for everything I'm working on for the new year."
On the B.O.A.T.S. Tour, Trigg will rock the stage in respected venues throughout the U.S., including New York's Roseland Ballroom, Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) in Philadelphia, Knitting Factory in Reno, The Showbox in Seattle, and House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, Boston and Cleveland.
2 Chainz' enormous success makes him a driving force as a headliner, and Trigg Da Kidd recognizes the opportunity that lies ahead of him.
"Going on the road with someone like 2 Chainz will be memorable," Trigg says. "His work ethic and tenacity are qualities that I respect and admire, and I look forward to this experience."
11/21 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/23 - Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
11/24 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
11/25 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
11/26 - Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore
11/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/30 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
12/01 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
12/03 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
12/04 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
12/05 - Providence, RI @ Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
12/08 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
12/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
12/11 - Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AE
12/12 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/13 - St Paul, MN @ Myth
12/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
12/18 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
12/20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/21 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
12/22 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Video: Hot 97's Morning Show On Shyne, Beefs & Battles
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