WISHFUL THINKING: SUMMER TOURS 2011

You ever sit and think to your self. “What if so and so did this?” Or things like. “If I was in charge I’d do this..” I do a lot with friends, we just shoot the shit about things we would love to see or change. That kind of wishful thinking got me thinking about a new column and here it is. Wishful Thinking.

2011 is here and all you see are all of these awaited albums on websites and magazines. It got me thinking forget albums I want to see some concerts this summer. Some huge Hip Hop tours around some of these albums. This year we have so much music dropping so let’s get some of these guys get together and hit the road this summer. So here are three tours I would love to see this summer.

**JUST A NOTE THESE AREN’T ACTUALLY HAPPENING, I JUST WISH THEY WOULD**

YOUNG MONEY CASH MONEY WORLD TOUR 2011
HEAD LINERS – Drake, Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj
OPENING ACTS – Birdman, Jay Sean, Bow Wow, Lloyd, Tyga and the other YMCMB acts

Sure we’ve seen them all roll out on separate tours but now that Wayne is home, it’s time to fill up the tour buses and private jets and take the most dominant label in Hip Hop on the road. With superstars like Drake and Nicki this tour will easily sell out and would be the perfect tool to show the other members of the YMCMB Family. Bow Wow could benefit from this a lot, holding it down for Cash Money. This wouldn’t be an all Hip Hop show Jay Sean can hold it down with Lloyd who isn’t a member but he’s in good with everyone so why not bring him along.

I have two more I’d love to see.

WATCH THE THRONE
HEAD LINERS – Jay-Z and Kanye West
OPENING ACTS – J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Kid Cudi and G.O.O.D Music family on various dates.

This would be a tour to go ham for. Kanye and Jay-Z sharing a stage especially if their album drops on time. In order for this to work they would have to do a 2 hour set and have it run similar to Jay-Z and Mary J Blige’s “Heart Of The City” tour. Come out run through some of their hits together and then let Jay run through his hits for a bit then have Kanye take over and then they come back to close out the show together. A show like this doesn’t really need any openers but these guys both have very strong labels with good acts on them, so why not have them warm up the crowd. J. Cole and Jay Electronica representing Roc Nation while Kid Cudi and the G.O.O.D. Music fam hold it down for Kanye.

UP IN SMOKE 2011
HEAD LINERS – Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent
OPENING ACT – Slaughterhouse, Lloyd Banks, Yelawolf & Wiz Khalifa

I missed the first Up In Smoke tour, but if Dre hit the road with Em and the crew I wouldn’t miss this go round. This should be an all day festival showcasing the best of the Aftermath/Shady crew. Think of it as a really smoked out Rock The Bells. Ice Cube doesn’t have anything out to go with the guys like last time. So I propose 50 Cent take his place. An all day fest would be the best to showcase this much talent. The headliners alone need an hour. It’s been years since Dre and Em have been on tour, little amphitheaters wouldn’t be able to hold the amount of people who would come to something like this and if Dre is gonna go on tour one last time might as well make it the biggest thing Hip Hop has ever seen.

Well there they are, tell me what you think or what tours would you like to see.

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