DX News Bits: 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Fela Kuti

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DX News Bits: 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Fela Kuti

Fif announces dates for his U.S. music tour, producer Damizza provides an address for fans to send letters to Nate Dogg, and a second reissue of Fela's music will release next month.

50 Cent announced on Tuesday that he will kick off his U.S. tour on May 28. "The Invitation Tour" will begin at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland before ending in Atlantic City on Jun 25. The rapper will perform some of his previous material, including tracks from his fourth major studio album Before I Self Destruct, as well as unheard music from his upcoming "uptempo" follow-up, Black Magic. Listed below are the show dates:

May 28, 2010 - Cleveland - Wolstein Center

May 29, 2010 - Detroit - Chene Park

May 30, 2010 - Chicago - UIC Pavillion

Jun 01, 2010 - Denver - Filmore

Jun 03, 2010 - San Francisco - Warfield

Jun 04, 2010 - Los Angeles - Nokia

Jun 06, 2010 - Las Vegas - The Pearl

Jun 07, 2010 - Phoenix - Celebrity Theater

Jun 10, 2010 - Kansas - City Midland Theater

Jun 11, 2010 - Dallas - Fairpark

Jun 12, 2010 - Houston - Arena Theater

Jun 15, 2010 - Miami - Filmore

Jun 17, 2010 - Atlanta - Tabernacle

Jun 18, 2010 - Myrtle Beach - House of Blues

Jun 19, 2010 - Raleigh - Walnut Creek

Jun 22, 2010 - NYC - Hammerstein

Jun 23, 2010 - Wallingford - Oakdale Theater

Jun 24, 2010 - Boston - HOB

Jun 25, 2010 - Atlantic City - HOB

In other news, producer and Los Angeles based artist Damizza has informed DubCNN.com that Nate Dogg's health has improved in recent months.  The West Coast veteran suffered a stroke in 2007 and another one in 2008, both of which left him relegated to a wheelchair and partially paralyzed in the face. According to Damizza, Nate Dogg has been recovering and asking to listen to his old music.

Damizza also shared an address that fans can send letters to in support of the singer:

Nathaniel Hale
8306 Wilshire Blvd #484
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Because Nate Dogg's mother will be reading the letters to him, Damizza has asked that fans keep the letters clean out of respect. HipHopDX will continue to give updates on this story.

Finally, Knitting Factory Records has announced plans to release the second set of Fela Kuti reissues next month. The set will include 7 CDs consisting of 14 albums, and will chronicle the afrobeat pioneer's most colorful and politically charged work of the 1970s including Excuse O (1975), Ikoyi Blindness (1976), and Kalakuta Show (1976).

The reissuing of Fela's work runs parallel with the biographical Broadway musical FELA!, which celebrates Fela's life and musical legacy. The critically acclaimed show is produced by rapper Jay-Z as well as actors Will and Jada Pinket Smith.

The 7-disc set will release on May 11, while the third reissue is scheduled to release this fall.

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