DX News Bits: 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Fela Kuti

Fif announces dates for his U.S. music tour, producer Damizza provides an address for fans to send letters to Nate Dogg, and a second reissue of Fela's music will release next month.

50 Cent announced on Tuesday that he will kick off his U.S. tour on May 28. "The Invitation Tour" will begin at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland before ending in Atlantic City on Jun 25. The rapper will perform some of his previous material, including tracks from his fourth major studio album Before I Self Destruct, as well as unheard music from his upcoming "uptempo" follow-up, Black Magic. Listed below are the show dates:

May 28, 2010 - Cleveland - Wolstein Center

May 29, 2010 - Detroit - Chene Park

May 30, 2010 - Chicago - UIC Pavillion

Jun 01, 2010 - Denver - Filmore

Jun 03, 2010 - San Francisco - Warfield

Jun 04, 2010 - Los Angeles - Nokia

Jun 06, 2010 - Las Vegas - The Pearl

Jun 07, 2010 - Phoenix - Celebrity Theater

Jun 10, 2010 - Kansas - City Midland Theater

Jun 11, 2010 - Dallas - Fairpark

Jun 12, 2010 - Houston - Arena Theater

Jun 15, 2010 - Miami - Filmore

Jun 17, 2010 - Atlanta - Tabernacle

Jun 18, 2010 - Myrtle Beach - House of Blues

Jun 19, 2010 - Raleigh - Walnut Creek

Jun 22, 2010 - NYC - Hammerstein

Jun 23, 2010 - Wallingford - Oakdale Theater

Jun 24, 2010 - Boston - HOB

Jun 25, 2010 - Atlantic City - HOB

In other news, producer and Los Angeles based artist Damizza has informed DubCNN.com that Nate Dogg's health has improved in recent months.  The West Coast veteran suffered a stroke in 2007 and another one in 2008, both of which left him relegated to a wheelchair and partially paralyzed in the face. According to Damizza, Nate Dogg has been recovering and asking to listen to his old music.

Damizza also shared an address that fans can send letters to in support of the singer:

Nathaniel Hale
8306 Wilshire Blvd #484
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Because Nate Dogg's mother will be reading the letters to him, Damizza has asked that fans keep the letters clean out of respect. HipHopDX will continue to give updates on this story.

Finally, Knitting Factory Records has announced plans to release the second set of Fela Kuti reissues next month. The set will include 7 CDs consisting of 14 albums, and will chronicle the afrobeat pioneer's most colorful and politically charged work of the 1970s including Excuse O (1975), Ikoyi Blindness (1976), and Kalakuta Show (1976).

The reissuing of Fela's work runs parallel with the biographical Broadway musical FELA!, which celebrates Fela's life and musical legacy. The critically acclaimed show is produced by rapper Jay-Z as well as actors Will and Jada Pinket Smith.

The 7-disc set will release on May 11, while the third reissue is scheduled to release this fall.

21 Comments

  • OG LOC

    mad haters i c. Yall r mad cuz for da simple fact he has way more hits den yall favorite rappers. n unlike his cds he dont need 50 ppl on 13 songs. Him n G-Unit goes hard on everything dey do. CLassic stuff, Mixtapes, CDs, Callbos anything. G-Unit goes to work. Dats y i f wit dem. GGGGGGGGG G-Unit

  • Elvis

    South America (Brazil) July 09 - Salvador Place, Brazil - Wet n’ Wild July 10 - Goiania Place, Brazil - Fasam University July 15 - São Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal July 16 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Mineirinho July 17 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Marina da Gloria July 18 - Florianópolis, Brazil - Passarela Nego Querido

  • Elvis

    Tour in South America (Brazil) July 13, 2010 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - TBA City - São Paulo July 14, 2010 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - TBA City - Rio de Janeiro July 16, 2010 - Minus Gerais, Brazil - TBA City - Belo Horizonte July 17, 2010 - Goias, Brazil - TBA City - Goiânia

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  • miller23mm

    She is really hot,i just heard that she is hooking up with a ta ll basketball player on a ta ll da ting place named: ~~~Tallconnect . c om ,really?

  • Ad-Ishun

    Im copping that Fela CD, his music is timeless, i advise y'all to have open ears and give it a shot, you would like it!!!

  • Gakaveli

    Get well soon Nate, its good to here your improving and that we can send our letters of support,im from ireland so the chances of u too recieve a letter for me is up to the mailman lol well my favourite rapper is tupac, and alwayz will be so my favourite rapper has sold more then 50snitch

  • simanga

    nTE PLZ RECOVER AND BRING BACK THAT WEST COAST FLAVOUR

  • Ceazar

    Everybody pls write Nate Dogg, its such motivation for the fans and love ones 2 show support 2 him Oprah can u write him 1 and have the First Family send him 1 2, I hope u get better.

  • moh112

    i hope that nate dogg makes a full recovery

  • aKa 213 O.G

    Hopefully one day we can hear some new Nate Dogg sh*it. Nobody did it better.

  • nathan213

    Hopefully some day we hear some new Nate Dogg Sh*t. Nobody did it better!!!

  • Dewan

    I don't see what's "weak" about creating a mini-empire from nothing, employing people from his hood and making OK music. I'm not the biggest 50 fan, but the internet hate he gets is just crazy. Can't believe people spend time leaving negative comments about rappers they don't even know. Shit, say something positive.

  • Dewan

    I don't see what's "weak" about creating a mini-empire from nothing, employing people from his hood and making OK music. I'm not the biggest 50 fan, but the internet hate he gets is just crazy. Can't believe people spend time leaving negative comments about rappers they don't even know. Shit, say something.

  • marvin

    50cent a bitch ass rapper he weak as hell straight up

    • phadiga

      ma best rappers of all time; tupac dr dre ja rule eminem... fuck a muscle police a.k.a snitch or wood face...

    • Dewan

      How is someone who created an empire from nothing, came up when everyone counted him out, employs people from his neighborhood and makes fairly good music weak? I can’t understand why people spend time talking shit about rappers they don’t even know. That’s “weak.”

    • MARVIN

      @ c/gaddic you went out of your way to tell me about 50's sales/mixtapes/classic album... so tell me...who's on who's dick?

    • c/gaddic

      I bet he's sold more records than your favorite rapper And has a classic album unlike your fav rapper I agree alot of wack albums but his mixtapes are stellar and make up for it You seem to like Ross' dick alot!

    • Dewan

      I don't see what's "weak" about creating a mini-empire from nothing, employing people from his hood and making OK music. I'm not the biggest 50 fan, but the internet hate he gets is just crazy. Can't believe people spend time leaving negative comments about rappers they don't even know. Shit, say something positive for once.

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