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Rick Ross's Miami-Less Tour, Flo-Rida Strikes Platinum Again, and More Hip-Hop News

Carol City's boy wonder, Rick Ross, has just announced plans to tour. The Blowin Money Fast tour will take Ross across the United States before heading abroad to England, Trinidad, Haiti, South Africa, Nigeria, and other far-flung places.

The preliminary tour schedule was released earlier this week and many Miamians may have noticed that Ross hasn't listed any Sunshine State dates. But he occasionally performs for free in Miami and sometimes even throws down a few times a week as it's his homebase. So there's probably no need to fret. The boss will most likely have another local outing sometime soon. [RapRadar]

Phresh James has been quiet lately, taking care of that thing we all call "life." Anyway, after a few months of hibernation, Phresh surprised the internets with a couple of releases. First, he dropped a new Ski Beats-produced song called "Ten Fourteen" where he shows a more confident and aggressive presence than usual. Then, a few days ago, he released a viral music video for two songs, "Dancing In The Rain" and "Butter," both off his Just Practice mixtape that was released this summer. When Phresh is actively making music, he always shines. He's most definitely got next. [OnSmash]

As we mentioned last week, SoundBwoy artist Bizerk was opening up for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Revolution last Sunday. Well, not only did he do a great job holding down the crowd, he even did so well that the promoters asked him to return as the opener for Method Man and Redman next Wednesday night. He was added to the bill at the very last minute. And it's good to see that local acts can get praise from venues when they do a great job. [Revolution]

Poe Boy's Flo-Rida has definitely been on fire for the last couple of years. Millions upon millions of single sales later and Flo is still doing it, going as strong as ever. His most recent release was the sing-songy track "Club Can't Handle Me" off the Step Up 3D soundtrack. Well, an announcement was made a few weeks ago that the single had hit the 1.2 million sales mark. And since then, it has surely edged closer to 1.5 million. By now, it's undeniable that Flo-Rida has a gift for taking music worldwide. His next single "Turn Around" may very well be the next one to match the massive success of "Low" and "Right Round". We'll see. [The305]

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David "Dro" Rosario