Kanye West to Headline O2 Wireless Festival



via Hip Hop Chronicle

Kanye West has been revealed as the headliner act at this summer’s O2 Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park.The rapper/producer will be headlining on Sunday 5th July, with a host of other acts for the day to be announced soon.

Last year, Jay-Z headlined the prestigious event along with Memphis Bleek. In the past year, Kanye has bagged awards including a Brit Award and a few Grammy’s. His Glow In The Dark tour was a great success and was a sell-out at the O2 Arena in London. He also recently released his highly anticipated fourth album 808’s & Heartbreak.

A support bill for the event will be announced very soon but you can be sure, this year’s O2 Wireless Festival is going to be a success.

Jay Adds Additional Dates To Euro Leg Of His Tour

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Here take that, take that Noel Gallagher. Not only is Jay-Z still confirmed to headline the Glastonbury Festival amidst complaints by the 40-year old head of rock group Oasis, but Jay will be “swagg-splashing” all over the UK this summer. He has been booked to do six shows in Cardiff, Bournemouth, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen in July.

He will be launching his arena tour July 3rd at the Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park and rapping up the festivities on the 21st at the AECC in Aberdeen event on July 3. Apparently not dismayed by the “hate” coming from a small selection of British rock acts, Jay, ever the diplomat said, “I’m looking forward to seeing my UK fans again. There’s an amazing vibe and energy in the UK.”

No word yet as to whether Mary J. Blige will be joining him on this leg of his tour.
Tickets for the arena tour are available from 0844 576 5483 or to buy online at http://www.livenation.co.uk.

Em To Perform In London For Mandela’s Birthday

[Source: HipHopDX]

The much anticipated return of Marshall Mathers aka Eminem will occur on June 27th in front of a crowd of 45,000 gathered in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the birthday of Nelson Mandela. Yup, you read it right Slim Shady has been requested to serenade former South African President Mandela, joining the ranks of Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Spice Girls and U2. The event will be hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett. Mandela’s AIDS charity 46664 will be the recipient of the money raised from this bash which will certainly turn into a blowout event with the inclusion of Em, who has turned into somewhat of a recluse (its even rumored he’s ballooned to over 200 lbs!). He hasn’t graced a stage in over two years or released a studio album since 2006. For those of you wondering how this came about, a publicist involved with the event said this:

“We wanted some of the greatest artists from recent times and Eminem was on the list. I contacted Eminem’s management on the off-chance and never expected him to go for it.”

Apparently Em and his people must’ve seen this as the perfect setting to stage a comeback, especially since his career has been dogged by accusations of him being a closet racist, stemming from those long-lost recordings that were unearthed by Dave Mays and Benzino in which Em was calling black women “bitches.”