Drake nominated for 3 Grammy Awards

The 2013 Grammy nominees were announced yesterday and Drake received three nominations. He is up Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. To see Drake’s competition, see the other nominees below.

Best Rap Album:
“Take Care” — Drake
“Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1″ — Lupe Fiasco
“Life Is Good” — Nas
“Undun” — The Roots
“God Forgives, I Don’t” — Rick Ross
“Based On A T.R.U. Story” — 2 Chainz

Best Rap Song:
“Daughers” — Nas
“Lotus Flower Bomb” — Wale featuring Miguel
“Mercy” — Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“The Motto” — Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
“Niggas in Paris” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Young, Wild & Free” — Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Performance:
“HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)” — Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
“Niggas In Paris” — Jay–Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” — Nas
“Mercy” — Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” — Young Jeezy Featuring Jay–Z & André 3000

Young Jeezy Concerts Shut Down After Shootings

Two shootings within 24 hours have shut down Young Jeezy concerts in Toronto and London and canceled a third, which was to take place tonight in Montreal. On Wednesday night (April 4th), Young Jeezy was scheduled to perform at Sound Academy in Toronto, but shots rang out at around 12:30 AM after the opening acts had finished performing, but before Young Jeezy took the stage. The shooting sent a 26-year-old man to hospital after he took three bullets to the torso.

Then last night in London a similar event took place with shots fired at about 11:30 PM even with a reported increase in security and police presence due to the previous nights events in Toronto. Three people have been treated for wounds from the London shooting, with one in serious, but stable, condition.

Young Jeezy was scheduled to perform tonight at Montreal’s L’Olympia as part of the inaugural Festival Hip Hop de Montreal, but the show has been canceled due to the organizer’s concern of further violence.

The Toronto show has since been rescheduled for Sunday, April 8th, but no word yet on whether the London show will move to another date.

(Information from CTV and CBC)

Young Jeezy Announces Hustlerz Ambition Tour

Young Jeezy has announced the dates for his Hustlerz Ambition Tour. The 23-date tour begins March 3rd in DC, ends on April 6th in Montreal and includes a stop in Toronto on April 4th.

3/3 Washington, DC – Fillmore

3/4 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

3/5 Boston, MA – House of Blues

3/6 Hartford, CT – The Dome

3/8 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

3/9 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

3/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore

3/11 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

3/12 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room

3/13 Chicago, IL – TBA

3/20 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

3/21 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

3/22 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues

3/24 San Francisco, CA – TBA

3/27 Seattle, WA – Neptune

3/28 Vancouver, BC – Gossip Nightclub

3/29 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre

3/30 Calgary, AB – Flames Central

3/31 Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Theatre

4/1 Winnipeg, MB – The Pantages Theatre

4/5 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
4/5 London, ON – London Music Hall

4/6 Montreal, QC – Olympia Theatre