DMX To Headline International Tour After Release…
This summer, 38 year-old rapper DMX is all set to headline the 2009 Ambush 2.0 Tour. According to AllHipHop.com, the event will run nationwide from June through August, and will go international from September to December.
Confirmed opening acts for the tour include Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Rampage, Rah Diggah, and reportedly a different surprise guest at every city. Although the tour is definitely scheduled to take place, locations and dates are still being finalized.
The announcement that DMX will be headlining Ambush 2.0 comes during the multi-platinum rapper’s 90 day stint in prison. In February, X was put on “lockdown status” for threatening to assault a jail officer and then put on a diet of bread and water. Following the incident, he faced more jail time for throwing a tray of food at a corrections officer.
DMX is scheduled to be released from jail on April 30.
Rick Ross Gets Deal For Carol City Cartel
Rick Ross’ Triple C’s Ink Deal With Def Jam.
Rick Ross may have 50 Cent and his forthcoming album, “Deeper Than Rap”, on his mind, but the rapper recently took time out to provide a boost for his group, Carol City Cartel (Triple C’s).
Sources told AllHipHop.com that Ross has secured a distribution deal for the collective through Def Jam Records.
The new deal provided an opportunity for the Miami rapper to introduce the newest Triple C’s member, Young’n Breed.
The Maybach Music Group artist’s alliance with the group as well as the distribution deal comes as a major milestone for everyone involved.
“On my first trip ever to New York I showcased for LA Reid and celebrated our deal with Jay Z, Timbaland and Nas – it don’t get better than that,” Breed said.
Prior to the deal, Triple C’s was known for their association with Ross, who recently spent time in New York collaborating with R&B crooner Ryan Leslie for the song “Diamonds and Maybachs” and working out details for the video to the Nas-featured tune “Usual Suspects.”
The group, which also includes rappers Gunplay and Torch, has appeared on Ross’ debut album “Port of Miami” as well as the rap star’s 2008 sophomore opus “Trilla“.
The Def Jam deal comes as Ross gears up for the release of Deeper Than Rap. Maybach Music Group, Def Jam, XO Management and Serious Promotions will celebrate the album’s release on April 20. Invited guests for the event include Jay-Z, Nas and Timbaland. Deeper Than Rap is Ross’ follow-up to Trilla.
The release, which spawned the hit singles “The Boss” featuring T-Pain and “Here I Am” featuring Nelly and Avery Storm, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart upon its first week of release.
Ross, who is currently engaged in a war of words with rap rival 50 Cent, is currently enjoying the success of his latest hit, the John Legend-assisted “Magnificent.”
The tune is the first single from Deeper than Rap, which is slated to hit stores April 21.
“I wonder how it will go. Will DMX make a great comeback? Your thoughts on the Triple C’s?”