rescheduled for fall after the World Series.
By Blurt Staff
BLURT has just gotten word that what was to be one of THE
major hip-hop tours of the summer has been cancelled due to – we’re not making
this up – the start of the MLB baseball season.
That’s right: superstar rappers Yung Löc and Lil’ Wang (real
names: Carl Pitts and Oliver Weinstein), from Shreveport and Hamlet, NC, respectively;
Pitts is pictured above, while Weinstein is below). announced today, April 1, at a press conference in Harlem (just around
the corner from former President Bill Clinton’s office, in fact) that they’d
decided to “sit around and smoke weed and watch baseball the whole goddam
season” instead of perform. This comes on the heels of their just-issued Bitch Got All My MO-Nay (Bust-A-Nut)
album, available exclusively at Taco Bell – the shrewd marketing move was
initially dismissed as a “gimmick” by industry watchdogs such as Bob Lefsetz,
but after the airing of news clips of thousands of YU&LW fans crowding the
parking lots of Taco Bells nationwide the night before the album’s March 24
release, those so-called pundits beat a hasty retreat to eat their words (and
no doubt chow down on a Burrito Supreme).
To date, Bitch Got All
My MO-Nay has SoundScanned in the neighborhood of 800,000 copies.
Mr. Löc and Mr. Wang (or is it Mr. Yung and Mr. Lil’? we
forget what New York Times style
calls for here…) indicated that their tour, which was set to kick off in Fort
Lauderdale on May 3 and wrap in late September, will be rescheduled for
sometime after this year’s World Series.
And yes, they are both hardcore Red Sox fans…