(swiped from Pitchfork Media)
Screw the Madden franchise and every baseball video game in existence except for EA's MVP Baseball 2005 (Kaz Ishii = dirty). In my incredibly unqualified opinion, 2K Sports' NBA 2K8 was the best sports-related video game to come around in a while.
And hey, what do you know, NBA 2K9 is in stores now, and the folks at 2K have assembled a bunch of rappers to go on the "2K Sports Bounce Tour" in support of the new game. Man, the only other things I need are weed and a couple trips to McDonald's, and I could hibernate for the winter.
Q-Tip, the Cool Kids, DJ Scratch (EPMD), and the Knux will appear on all dates of the tour, with Pacific Divison and Janelle Monáe showing up at just a few.
The tour begins November 5 in Chicago.
Full disclosure: Pitchfork helped curate the soundtrack for 2K Sports' Major League Baseball 2K8 game.
2K Sports Bounce Tour:
11-05 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
11-07 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
11-08 Denver, CO - Cervantes Ballroom
11-11 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
11-13 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine *
11-15 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues *
11-16 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
11-17 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
11-19 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
11-20 Austin, TX - Stubb's
11-21 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
11-22 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11-24 Atlanta, GA - Centerstage #
11-26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11-28 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
11-29 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
11-30 Washington, DC - Nightclub 9:30 *
12-02 New York, NY - Nokia Times Square *
12-03 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero *
* with Pacific Divison
# with Janelle Monáe
Video: Q-Tip: Move [from the forthcoming The Renaissance LP]
Video: The Cool Kids: Delivery Man [single]