Radiohead announces 2018 North American summer tour dates 

Alex Lake"No Surprises" except this one: Radiohead announced Tuesday morning that they're hitting the road in North America for a run of summer shows.

The tour kicks off in Chicago on July 7, and is scheduled to wrap up August 1 in Philadelphia. 

The dates in both the U.S. as well as in Montreal and Toronto, Canada are part of Thom Yorke and company's world tour behind their latest release, A Moon Shaped Pool.  

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 23; more info can be found on the band's official website.  

Here are the dates and venues for Radiohead's North America 2018 tour:

7/7 -- Chicago, United Center
7/10 -- New York, Madison Square Garden
7/11 -- New York, Madison Square Garden
7/13 -- New York, Madison Square Garden
7/16 -- Montreal, Bell Centre
7/17 -- Montreal, Bell Centre
7/19 -- Toronto, Air Canada Centre
7/20 -- Toronto, Air Canada Centre
7/22 -- Detroit, Little Caesars Arena
7/23 -- Columbus, Schottenstein Center
7/25 -- Cincinnati, US Bank Arena
7/26 -- Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena
7/28 -- Boston, TD Garden
7/29 -- Boston, TD Garden
7/31 -- Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
8/1 -- Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

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Journey's Jonathan Cain on feud with Neal Schon: "Let's hit reset and make great music"

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In a new Rolling Stone interview, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain addresses his recent conflicts with guitarist Neal Schon, which became public last year when Schon aired various grievances via Twitter, including accusing Cain of breaking an apparent longstanding rule by bringing "religion and politics" into the band.

Cain tells the magazine that he doesn't think that their dispute will affect Journey's future.

"It's something that you tolerate," Jonathan says of Neal's social media comments. "It's kind of like if you have a fight with your wife. You live in the same house. You have to weather it and overcome it…You go through these things and you gotta get out the steam…Then it's like, 'OK, you you feel. Let's move on.' That's how I feel. Let's hit reset and make great music."

Among the things that drew Schon's ire was a visit to the White House that Cain -- whose wife, Paula White, is President Trump's spiritual adviser -- made with Journey singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory without inviting Neal.

"For me, it was a historical chance to go and it wasn't political," Cain says about the trip. "I'm a history buff and was dying to see where all this history took place. I know Arnel wanted to meet the Filipino lady [Cristeta Comerford] that has worked as a chef there for 20-something years. And Neal and I weren't on speaking terms during that time. He was bashing me, so I didn't think he would want to come."

Jonathan adds that he and Neal have "had a tremendous relationship for 38 years. Any relationship that goes on that long, there's bound to be bumps in the road. But I think the band and our fans are bigger than all of this stuff."

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The status of Taylor Swift's squad is keeping Jennifer Lawrence up at night

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Here's how big an impact Taylor Swift has on our culture at large: At least one Oscar-winning actress says she can't sleep at night because she's so confused about who's still a member of the singer's famed girl squad.

Background first.  Since the end of August, there have been rumors about the squad's current membership.  August 27, when Taylor released her video for "Look What You Made Me Do," one scene featured her wearing a shirt decorated with the names of her squad members.  As People pointed out, fans noticed that model Karlie Kloss' name was missing.

Taylor and Karlie had been tight since 2014.  Karlie appeared in Taylor's "Bad Blood" video, they attended the Met Gala together, cooked together, and shared the stage during Taylor's last tour. There was even a rumor Karlie had her own bedroom at Taylor's New York City apartment.

But last month, Karlie posted a video of herself playing basketball with the caption "Swish Swish," which is also the name of Katy Perry's Taylor diss track.  Karlie removed the words when fans freaked out.  And just last week, Karlie was spotted having dinner with Katy, causing fans to flood Karlie's Instagram with rat emojis.

All this drama hasn't escaped the notice of Jennifer Lawrence.  During a Times Talks panel discussion to promote her new spy thriller, Red Sparrow, the Oscar-winner was asked by an audience member, "If you had [spy] skills in real life, what top-secret [thing] would you like to be able to figure out?"

Replied J-Law, "I mean, honestly, I'd like to know what's going on with Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift!" 

As the audience laughed, Lawrence added, "That's the honest-to-God truth! Like, is nobody else curious? It's keeping me up at night. What happened?"

(The Karlie/Taylor question takes place 1:10:13 into the video]

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Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Kelsea Ballerini will celebrate her latest #1 song, “Legends,” with a performance on the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night.

Carly Pearce has been singing Ashley Monroe’s part on the #1 hit, “Lonely Tonight,” on Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks Tour.

You can check out a new acoustic performance of Lady Antebellum’s latest single, “Heart Break,” on YouTube.

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Kelly Clarkson may be a mentor, but she's no "mother hen" 

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Kelly Clarkson will be mentoring musical hopefuls as a coach in the new season of The Voice, which starts at the end of this month.  She says she's glad she'll be able to help up-and-coming artists because, she says, nobody was around to help her when she needed it.

"I didn't have a mentor, I think, honestly, 'cause I came in the business a really weird, odd, way and nobody had really done that before," she explains. "So there was no road map.  There was no blueprint of how to achieve what I wanted to achieve.

"Everything that happened was like a first time, for somebody coming from a TV show," she adds. "So I would've loved to have somebody that I was very similar to, that kinda was the light at the end of the tunnel. I think that would've helped me in a lot of ways."

Now, 15 years into her career, Kelly's pretty much seen all the ups and downs of the music business, and she's excited to help the members of her team.  But she admits that, when she's not sitting in that big red chair, she doesn't always feel like she's coming from a place of experience and wisdom.

"I try and be that for, like, younger artists that are like fans of mine, but I'm not really mother hen," she laughs. "I'm still kind of a child! So, it's very hard for me to do that, but I always try to give good advice."

Kelly will join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys in the chairs when The Voice returns for its 14th season, February 26 on NBC.

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The "Unforgettable" day Thomas Rhett wrote two "Life Chang(ing)" hits

ABC/Image Group LA While it was Luke Combs who had a #1 with “When It Rains It Pours,” it turns out the same sentiment holds true for Thomas Rhett.  TR managed to write two hits for his Life Changes album in the span of several hours.

“We actually wrote 'Unforgettable' and 'Marry Me' in the same day, which is nuts,” Thomas reveals. “And I think at that time, you don't know what you're gonna record. You're just kinda writing to write and that was a pretty successful day.”

“Marry Me” is currently in the top five, while “Unforgettable” is Thomas Rhett’s most recent #1.

“That was a song that started at like two o'clock in the morning after a show,” TR recalls of "Unforgettable." “Just hanging out on the bus, riding down the road and Ashley [Gorley] sitting there playing that chord progression and I just started singing this melody over it. And somehow, we got to the hook of 'That night was just like you, unforgettable.'”

“And from that point, we just decided to tell a very colorful, unique story that a lot of people think is mine," he adds. "But actually it's not. It's actually made up."

Less than six months after it was released, Life Changes has already been certified gold.

“It was amazing over the writing process how certain days of writing really stood out,” TR reflects. “It's cool looking back to see how those trips and those days morphed into a fourteen-song album.”

On Tuesday, TR will receive the CMA Triple Play Award for writing three number-ones within a twelve-month period:  “Die a Happy Man,” “Star of the Show,” and Michael Ray’s “Think a Little Less.”

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Making musicals: Mark Knopfler writing music for UK stage adaptation of 1983 film "Local Hero"

David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty ImagesFounding Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler is writing the music and lyrics for a new stage musical based on the award-winning 1983 film Local Hero.  It's scheduled to open at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, U.K., in the spring of 2019.

Knopfler also composed and produced the soundtrack to the movie, which was written and directed by Scottish filmmaker Bill Forsyth.

Local Hero tells the story of a young American oil-company rep who is sent to northern Scotland to negotiate the purchase of a small seaside town where his firm plans to build a refinery. Forsyth is co-writing the book for the stage production with David Greig, The Lyceum's artistic director.

"Local Hero is one of those great Scottish stories that has captured the imaginations of people across the world, it has been one of my favorite films since I first saw it as a teenager," says Grieg in a statement. "To have the chance to revisit these wonderful characters to help create a musical is an absolute delight, but to be working alongside Bill Forsyth and Mark Knopfler…is a dream come true."

After its run at The Royal Lyceum Theatre, the Local Hero musical will move to London's famed West End venue The Old Vic.

As previously reported, Knopfler will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Dire Straits on April 14 in Cleveland.

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Brandon Boyd promises "new sounds" from Incubus coming this year

ABC/Randy HolmesIncubus has a busy touring schedule ahead of them in support of their 2017 album 8, but frontman Brandon Boyd reveals they'll also be making time for the recording studio while on tour.

"We're...working on some new music," Boyd tells ABC Radio.

Boyd isn't sure yet what form the new music will take; he says the band might release a new EP similar to 2015's Trust Fall (Side A), or perhaps a string of one-off singles.  But he's sure that, whatever it ends up being, it'll arrive sometime this year.

"There will definitely be some new sounds coming out of this band in 2018," he says.

Incubus is currently touring Asia, and they'll return to the U.S. in March for a pair of dates in Hawaii and then the second half of their Las Vegas residency. The band will also hit several festivals this spring and summer, including BottleRock, Bunbury and Rock Fest.

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It's a honor: Solange is Harvard University's Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year 

Miranda McdonaldSolange has gone from being honored as 2017's Glamour Woman of the Year to being named the 2018 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year.

A statement published on the Grammy winner's Saint Heron website reads, "Congratulations are in order for our very own and founder, Solange, for being named the 2018 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year!"  

The note goes on to address the recording artist's various accomplishments since the release of her critically acclaimed third album, A Seat at the Table, in 2016: her performance at the White House for former President Barack Obama, her performance art shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and her art installation at London's Tate modern museum. 

"Solange will be recognized and honored at the annual Harvard Foundation award ceremony on March 3rd during the Cultural Rhythm Festival in the Memorial Hall's Sanders Theatre," the message continues.

Previous Harvard Foundation award winners include Viola DavisQueen LatifahHalle BerryLL Cool JJackie ChanDenzel WashingtonSalma Hayek, and Eva Longoria.

Harvard University's Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations was founded in 1981 by the President and Deans of the Ivy League institution to highlight the contributions of national and international figures whose work and actions helped to improve the quality of lives around the world. 

In addition, the foundation strives to help people learn more about different cultures through scholarly programs and cultural celebrations. 

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They just want to "Rolly Rolly Rolly" in the studio: Ayo & Teo talk making music and working with Chris Brown

ABC RadioBrother duo Ayo & Teo originally amassed thousands of fans because of their impressive dance moves in music videos like Chris Brown's "Party" and Usher's "No Limit." 

But thanks to the success of their hit single "Rolex," they're well on their way to a singing career of their own. Teo tells ABC Radio that they have "songs for an album," but are trying to figure out their next steps. 

"We're trying to figure out if we need to go harder. What features we need. All of that," he says. "We definitely got a lot of songs," Ayo adds.

Ayo continues, "We thought albums were easy to put together. Like, last year we was really trying to put it out [in] December and then we were like, 'OK it's harder than what we thought.'"  

When asked what they find to be the hardest part about making music, Ayo further explains, "I feel like if we have enough beats, then ideas will run through our heads all night. When we feel limited to a beat, like we only have five beats on the table, then you're not gonna get nothing. We'll probably only make one song that night."  

Teo says, "It definitely take[s] a minute to write, 'cause you gotta know what to say to get people turnt and to get people to like it. So that's the hard part." 

"Or you gotta say stuff that people relate to," says Ayo.

One thing that isn't hard for Ayo & Teo, however, is working with Breezy. Ayo says that the two run into him "all the time" and says working with Brown in music videos and in the dance studio is "fun."

Ayo adds, "He's like our big bro and he's full of energy just like us." 

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Fergie apologizes for her NBA All-Star Game national anthem: "I...honestly tried my best" 

Allen Berezovsky/Getty ImagesAfter she was slammed on Twitter for her jazzy, sexed-up rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at this weekend's NBA All-Star Game, Fergie has now issued an apology.

"I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," the singer said in a statement obtained by ABC News.

"I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”

As previously reported, following her performance, fans took to Twitter to declare Fergie's unique arrangement of the anthem "the worst rendition ever."  A few others, though, said that Roseanne Barr's intentionally poor and disrespectful 1990 version of the anthem -- during which she shrieked off-key and grabbed her crotch -- remains the worst.

Ironically, Roseanne herself bashed Fergie on Twitter, writing, "Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey."

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After Fergie's polarizing rendition of the national anthem, Mariah offers advice

Allen Berezovsky/Getty ImagesFergie's unconventional rendition of the national anthem at this weekend's NBA All-Star game had Twitter losing its mind -- in a bad way -- and Mariah Carey offering support.

Fergie performed a jazzy, sexed-up version of "The Star Spangled Banner," perhaps in a 35th anniversary tribute to the late, legendary Marvin Gaye, who did something similar at the All-Star game in 1983.  

It's not that she didn't hit the notes, but the version was so odd and unexpected that many players and spectators -- including Jimmy Kimmel -- appeared to be trying not to laugh.

Viewers took to Twitter to call Fergie's performance the "worst rendition ever" of the anthem, among other things.  "Sounded like she was trying to make love to the USA," snarked one user.  Another wrote, "Sorry, but @Fergie, please don't EVER do the National Anthem again."

Another user wrote, "They gotta take a knee to protest this, man."

Leave it to Mariah to offer some sound advice, though.  When TMZ asked her what Fergie should do about all the criticism, she suggested, "Dahling, nobody needs to listen to that!"

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James Bay & "Stranger Things" actress share "Wild Love" in new video 

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James Bay is out with the video to his new song "Wild Love," co-starring Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Wheeler in Stranger Things. A clip of the video premiered on ABC's Good Morning America Monday morning, before the full visual dropped.

The clip opens with a huge close-up of James' face and then pulls back to show him standing alone while purple butterflies flutter around him.  Then, he's in a crowded club, where he locks eyes with Natalia and pushes his way through the crowd towards her.  She comes towards him as well, mouthing the song's lyrics, while butterflies fly above them.

Then, both of them step up on what looks like a platform, which raises them above the crowd.  As they stare at each other, the crowd disappears, and a thick cloud of butterflies surround them.  But then, Natalia vanishes into the butterfly cloud, and James is left alone once again.   No word on whether or not she crossed over into the Upside Down.

In a statement, James says, "It was such a pleasure to work with Natalia on the 'Wild Love' set. She's a lovely person, a huge talent and it was great hanging with her while making this video. I'm a massive Stranger Things fan so I tried everything in my power not to fanboy too hard.”

"Wild Love" is the first single from James' new album, which is out later this year. 

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"House" actress accuses Marilyn Manson of harassment, making racist comments

David Wolff - Patrick/RedfernsHouse actress Charlyne Yi has accused Marilyn Manson of harassment and of making racist remarks towards her.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, captured by The Hollywood Reporter, Yi claims that Manson "harassed just about every woman" when he visited the set of the medical drama during its final season. She adds that the musician called her a "China man."

Yi made her comments in response to the headlines regarding Manson's bizarre show in Huntington, New York last Thursday, during which the shock rocker reportedly rambled incoherently and implored the audience to tell him they "love" him before cutting the concert short.

"It's so triggering to see people come up on the internet who have harassed you," Yi tweeted. "And then when you talk about the incidents you become known as the person tied to the harasser. And that's just your name from now on. It almost overrides who you are."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, in October, Yi accused actress Amber Tamblyn's husband, David Cross, of making racist comments many years ago.

Yi's Twitter account has since been deactivated.

Manson has not responded publicly to the claims. He did share a review of his show in Sayreville, New Jersey, held the night after the Huntington incident, which called the concert "amazing."

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Wakanda Forever: "Black Panther" soundtrack debuts at #1 

Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath/Interscope RecordsBlack Panther set records at the box office this holiday weekend, and now the movie's soundtrack, curated and executive-produced by Kendrick Lamar, is tops as well.

Black Panther: The Album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart, with 154,000 units sold.  It's the biggest sales week for a soundtrack since August of 2016, when Suicide Squad: The Album debuted at #1 with 187,000 units.

In addition to songs by Kendrick, the 14-track Black Panther soundtrack features contributions from SZA, Khalid and The Weeknd, among others -- however, only three songs are actually heard in the movie.  According to Billboard, Black Panther is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to incorporate songs created specifically for it.

With the #1 debut of Black Panther, there are now three soundtracks in the top five on the Billboard 200: Black Panther at #1, The Greatest Showman at #3, and Fifty Shades Freed at #5. It's only the second time in 10 years that this has happened.  The last time was in 2015, when Pitch Perfect 2 was #1, Fifty Shades of Grey was #3 and Furious 7 was #5.

Black Panther: The Album is the fifth #1 album for Top Dawg Entertainment, following three chart-toppers from Kendrick, plus Schoolboy Q's Oxymoron.

Black Panther is from Marvel and from Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Jordin Sparks has "low-key" baby shower: "It was beautiful"

Varela MediaJordin Sparks is getting ready for the arrival of her first child.

On Instagram over the weekend, she posted a photo of her niece kissing her very pregnant belly.  The caption reads, "Little Bug can't wait to meet her cousin. We had a low key baby shower for Little man in AZ with family and friends this afternoon. It was beautiful."

She added, "I am so grateful for the support system I've had growing up and the roots that took hold to support us now. This journey is incredible. God is good."

Jordin announced in November that she was both married and expecting.  She and her boyfriend Dana Isaiah secretly eloped while on vacation in Hawaii in July 2017.  The couple learned they were pregnant in late August.  They later confirmed they were expecting a boy, due this spring.

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Maynard James Keenan gives encouraging update on new Tool album 

Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesDon’t get too excited, but it sure looks like the new Tool album is coming together.

Frontman Maynard James Keenan has given an uncharacteristically encouraging update on the enigmatic metal band’s long-awaited follow-up to their last effort, 2006’s 10,000 Days.

“Started getting music files from the boys [with] the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging,” Keenan tweets. “That in theory means the tracks wont change out from under me while I’m trying to write stories and melodies to them. In theory.”

“Still waiting for the FINAL on 1...but way ahead,” he adds. “Words & Melodies 100% DONE on all but 1. Someday we’ll track them. Long way from the finish line, but at least we’re closer.”

Ever the curmudgeon, Keenan adds the hashtags "#whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking" and "#theresyourupdate."

Over the past few months, the rest of Tool — guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor — have been working on the instrumentals for the album, and have invited artists such as Tom Morello and Sebastian Bach to hear them.

You can also hear Keenan on the upcoming new A Perfect Circle album Eat the Elephant, due out April 20.

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Meet Arthur Buck: R.E.M.'s Peter Buck teams up with indie artist Joseph Arthur in new duo

Courtesy of New West RecordsR.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has formed a new group with indie-folk singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur called Arthur Buck.  The duo has just completed a debut album that will be released this year.

Buck and Arthur's collaboration came together after the two musicians bumped into each other near Peter's residence in Baja California, Mexico.

"I was like, 'Come swimming!'" Buck recalls to Rolling Stone. "Joe shows up in Mexico -- the kind of guy where he's carrying every single thing he owns on his back -- and then all this stuff started occurring."

Buck and Arthur proceeded to write eight songs in eight hours, and these tunes form the basis of the new album.

"It was really spontaneous and kind of magical in its own way, as [being in Mexico] we were kind of disconnected from everything," Peter explains to the magazine.

Adds Joe, "All of a sudden it was like I had this musical partner and friend, and that relieved the music of the burden of the self, if that makes sense."

Buck, who first met Arthur when he opened for R.E.M. back in 2004, notes, "Joe is going through that searching period we all go through in life. And those experiences he's having make this a very forward-looking record, lyrically. The music has a questing kind of feel. We were making it up as we went along."

Arthur Buck is planning to head out on a tour of the U.S. and Europe to support the forthcoming album.

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Muse to livestream by-request Paris show

Credit: Danny ClinchMuse is playing a show in Paris on February 24, and you can help craft the set list.

Ticketholders can submit five songs that you want Muse to play, and those selections will be use to help curate the show. Even if you're not going to the concert, you can still contribute by watching live via the band's Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and voting on set selections in real time.

If you're thinking of songs to submit, Muse just released a new single called "Thought Contagion." It's the follow-up to the British trio's 2017 one-off track, "Dig Down."

Muse will make their way to the U.S. this spring for a number of festival appearances, including Carolina Rebellion, BottleRock and Bonnaroo.

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Nipsey Hussle takes a "Victory Lap" with release of debut album

@NickWNYC/Nicholas WatkinNipsey Hussle's highly anticipated debut album has officially arrived. 

Titled Victory Lap, the disc includes the tracks "Dedication," featuring Kendrick Lamar, and his previously released single, "Last Time That I Checc'd" featuring YG

Other featured artists on the album include Puff DaddyThe-DreamCeeLo GreenMarsha Ambrosius and more.   

Hussle is gearing up celebrate the arrival of his long-awaited debut disc with a private album release party Friday, and an appearance at YG's first-ever "The Boogie" All-Star weekend event Saturday, February 17 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. 

Nipsey will participate in YG's first annual "The Boogie" basketball tournament as a celebrity coach.  

Victory Lap is available to purchase everywhere now. Here's the track listing:  

"Victory Lap" (Feat. Stacy Barthe)
"Rap N****s"
"Last Time That I Checc'd" (Feat. YG)
"Young N****" (Feat. Puff Daddy)
"Dedication" (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
"Blue Laces 2"
"Hussle & Motivate"
"Status Symbol 3" (Feat. Buddy)
"Succa Proof"
"Keys 2 the City 2" (Feat. TeeFlii)
"Grinding All My Life"
"Million While You Young" (Feat. The-Dream)
"Loaded Bases" (Feat. CeeLo Green)
"Real Big" (Feat. Marsha Ambrosius)
"Right Hand to God" (bonus track) 

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