A few of the 2021 HipHopDX Rising Stars spent this week experiencing  firsts of many to come, and also made sure to make time within their busy schedules for Mother’s Day – how thoughtful 42 Dugg!

The Rising Stars continue to show us how they’re cementing their footprint in today’s HipHop climate. Although 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Foogiano remains incarcerated at this time, DX will continue to watch the remaining nine hoping for a positive turn-around for Big Foo.

Morray Announces First-Ever TV Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Morray just won’t let up! The North Carolina sensation continues to let us in on who he is outside of being Morray the artist. With every passing week, we are learning more about his motivations, his struggles, and his personality. Morray has spent these last weeks on a killer press-run, from music releases to on-air interviews. Following his latest Up Next interview with Ebro for Apple Music, the “Quicksand” Rising Star has stayed on-the-run with his latest major announcement.

The DX Rising Star continued his press-run this week with an Instagram PSA stating that he would be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday (May 13).

Check out his performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live below.

Blxst Breaks The Ceiling With Over 200 Million ‘No Love Lost’ Streams

The consistency for 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Blxst has been a sight to see. The “Don’t Forget” artist has recently announced his 2020 EP No Love Lost surpassing 200 Million streams – let’s go Blxst!

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Blxst took to his Instagram to share the news with fans thanking them for their ongoing support.

Following the acclaimed 2020 debut EP No Love Lost, Blxst released the deluxe version of the original eight-track EP in December 2020 with an addition of six tracks featuring West Coast heavy-hitters like Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, Dom Kennedy and Bino Rideaux. The project garnered up enough support from its explosive “Overrated” track that Blxst was asked to break down the lyrics on Genius earlier this year.

Blxst recently dropped music videos for “Fck Boyz” and “Don’t Forget” from his 2021 Just For Clarity EP.

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Check out the videos below.

The ‘Thank You For Believing’ Tour is Already Selling Out Since Toosii Announced Via Instagram

2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Toosii has had his foot on the gas this week, and hasn’t taken it off. This week Toosii announced his first-ever 26-city headlining tour in promotion of his newest album Thank You For Believing.

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The “Back Together” artist has been showing such gratitude for the reception of Thank You For Believing which debuted at No. 5 on the iTunes Top Albums chart, and is currently trending at No. 3. Besides sending out a limited amount of personally signed CDs with early purchases, Toosii also is repaying his fans by getting them out the house with a tour – and who doesn’t miss doing that? Most tour dates are already selling out including some of the major cities like New York, DC, Dallas and Philly.

The inaugural 2021 tour is kicking off at Rolling Loud in Miami and concluding in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Check out the dates below.

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07/23 Rolling Loud Miami Gardens, FL
10/21 Jannus Live St Petersburg, FL

10/22 Celine Orlando Orlando, FL 

10/23 Potbelly’s Tallahassee, FL

10/25 Cone Denim Entertainment Center Greensboro, NC 

10/26 The Norva Norfolk, VA 

10/27 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD 

10/28 The National Richmond, VA 

10/29 Franklin Music Hall Philadelphia, PA 

10/30 Big Night Live Boston, MA 

11/02 Webster Hall New York, NY 

11/05 Water Street 2020 Rochester, NY 

11/07 Park West Chicago, IL 

11/08 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI 

11/10 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO 

11/12 The Novo by Microsoft Los Angeles, CA 

11/13 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA 

11/14 Observatory Santa Ana, CA 

11/15 The Pressroom Phoenix, AZ 

11/18 South Side Music Hall Dallas, TX 

11/19 RISE ROOFTOP Houston, TX 

11/20 Joy TheaterNew Orleans, LA 

11/21 Soul Kitchen Music Hall Mobile, AL 

11/22 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA 

11/23 House of Blues Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC 

11/24 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC 

11/27 The Ritz Raleigh, NC

Star Bits

42 Dugg announces ‘Free Dem Boyz’ mixtape. (Read here).

Yung Bleu links with Chloe Bailey in the studio (Read here).

DDG drops “Impatient” visual featuring Coi Leray. Watch below.

DDG is 1 of 10 up-and-coming rappers named to HipHopDX’s 2021 Rising Stars! For more info on DDG and the rest of the talented Hip Hop bunch, read about them here.