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Quick News on Big Tigga, Lloyd Banks and Hiero Imperium

big-tigger.jpgNBA superstar, Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets, has called on Big Tigger and Rocsi of BET’s 106 & Park, to co-host his Third Annual H.O.O.D. Movement 3 on 3 Challenge basketball tournament. The event, which was founded by Anthony in 2005, will take place on Saturday, June 23 in his hometown of Baltimore, Md. The day long festival includes 3 on 3 basketball games for kids between the ages of 10 and 18, carnival games, music, food and contests. Various NBA, NFL and hip-hop celebrities will be on hand, including the Denver Nuggets’ Allen Iverson, the cast of HBO’s The Wire, Anthony’s fiancée LaLa Vazquez, the New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul and the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis. The event runs from 10 am to 4 pm and will take place at the Cloverdale Basketball Courts in Baltimore.

According to the Gulf Daily News, G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks will perform in Bahrain on June 28 at the Gulf Hotel’s Gulf International Convention and Exhibition Centre. DJ Whoo Kid will host the after party at Club 7. This will be the first time Banks performs in Bahrain.

Hieroglyphics, one of the most successful West Coast underground groups, has announced a July tour for three of the acts signed to their label, Hiero Imperium. Del, A Plus and Souls of Mischief will tour Canada and the U.S. in July to promote their new albums, which include Del’s 11th Hour (due this fall) and A Plus’ My Last Good Deed (currently in stores). The tour dates are as follows.

Del The Funky Homosapien featuring A Plus:
07/18/07 Victoria, BC Sugar
07/19/07 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
07/20/07 Nelson, BC Spirit Bara
07/21/07 Edmonton, AB The Starlite
07/22/07 Calgary, AB Tequila Lounge
07/23/07 Saskatoon, SK TBD
07/24/07 Winnipeg, MB TBD
07/26/07 London, ON Rum Runners
07/27/07 Montreal, PQ TBD
07/28/07 Toronto, ON Wakestock
07/29/07 Ottawa, ON Babylon

Souls of Mischief:
07/08/07 Johnson City, TN The Hideaway 8:00 PM
07/09/07 Atlanta, GA Vinyl 8:00 PM
07/10/07 Charleston, CA The Pour House 9:00 PM
07/11/07 Lexington, KY The Dame 9:00 PM
07/12/07 Pittsburgh, PA Shadow Lounge 7:00 PM
07/13/07 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s 9:00 PM
07/14/07 Baltimore, MD Sonar 9:00 PM
07/15/07 Charlottesville, VA Starr Hill Music Hall 8:00 PM
07/16/07 Washington, DC The Black Cat 9:00 PM
07/18/07 Montreal, QB Fou Founes Electriques 9:00 PM
07/19/07 Burlington, VT Club Metronome 9:00 PM
07/20/07 Boston, MA Paradise Lounge 9:00 PM

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