by Andrew Sacher

Big K.R.I.T. at Rock the Bells 2011 in NYC (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T.'s official Def Jam debut still doesn't have a release date, but in the meantime he'll be releasing a mixtape, 4evaNaDay, on February 20 and you can grab a track from that, "Boobie Miles," above and stream it below. He's got a few Texas shows scheduled this month, including an Austin one happening on February 24 at Beauty Bar Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.

In other hip hop news, Shabazz Palaces announced a tour that hits Austin on Mohawk on April 22 with special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The show flier and updated dates are below.

Shabazz Palaces' Sub Pop labelmates THEESatisfaction and Spoek Mathambo will be in Austin for SXSW.

For a less weird rap show, you can check out Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9 and Joell Ortiz), who will be touring in support of their Shady Records debut, welcome to: Our House (due out 5/15). Their tour hits Beauty Ballroom on March 10. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Slaughterhouse's Shady Records labelmate and collaborator Yelawolf will be at the same venue a bit sooner when he plays Beauty Ballroom on February 17. Tickets are on sale now.

Action Bronson, who would rather be a chef than a rapper will be returning to Austin for SXSW this year. Exact details haven't been announced but this Austin360 article mentions a GQ guide to NYC dining that Bronson participated it where he mentioned he'd be playing Rachael Ray's party at SXSW this year. No need to wait that long to catch him though because, as previously mentioned, he'll be in Austin THIS FRIDAY.

Another SXSW option is Main Attrakionz, whose tour was just announced in full and includes SXSW and 35 Denton. They also just dropped a new track, "Focalin" (prod. by Tyler Bisson), which you can grab above and stream below.

All dates and streams below...

Big K.R.I.T. - "Boobie Miles"

Main Attrakionz - "Focalin"

Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces -- 2012 Tour Dates
02/18 Roubaix, France La Cave aux Poetes
02/19 Nantes, France Stereolux
02/20 Metz, France Les Trinitaires
02/21 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie Club
02/24 St Gallen, Switzerland Palace
02/25 Zurich, Switzerland Stall 6
02/29 Turin, Italy Astoria
03/01 Rome, Italy Circolo degli Artisti
03/02 Ravenna, Italy Bronson
03/03 Vigonovo (Venice), Italy Studio 2
04/03 Minneapolis, MN The Whole
04/04 Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet
04/05 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
04/06 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
04/07 Gambier, OH The Horn Gallery
04/08 East Liberty, PA The Shadow Lounge
04/10 Toronto, Ontario Lee's Palace
04/11 Montreal, Quebec II Motore
04/12 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
04/13 New York, NY SOB's
04/14 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
04/22 Austin, TX Mohawk
04/25 Iowa City, IA Gabe's

Big K.R.I.T. -- 2012 Tour Dates
2/22 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
2/24 Beaty Bar Ballroom Austin, TX
2/25 Trees Dallas, TX

Slaughterhouse -- 2012 Tour Dates
March 8, 2012--Trees/Southside Dallas, TX
March 9, 2012--Warehouse/House of Blues Houston, TX
March 10, 2012--Beauty Ballroom Austin, TX
March 11, 2012 - White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
March 16, 2012--House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
March 17, 2012--Beachem Theater Orlando, FL
March 18, 2012--Revolution Miami, FL
March 22, 2012--Masquersde Atlanta, GA
March 23, 2012--The Cannery Nashville, TN
March 24, 2012--The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
March 25, 2012--SoundStage Baltimore, MD
March 26, 2012--Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
March 27, 2012--Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
March 28, 2012--9:30 Club Washington D.C.
March 29, 2012--Best Buy Theater New York, NY
March 31, 2012--Lava Lounge (West KY Univ) Bowling Green, KY
April 1, 2012--Metro Chicago, IL
April 2, 2012--Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
April 5, 2012--The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
April 6, 2012--Music Box Los Angeles, CA
April 7, 2012--The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
April 8, 2012--Hard Rock Café Las Vegas, NV
April 9, 2012--The Galaxy Santa Ana, CA
April 10, 2012--Porters Pub/4th and B San Diego, CA
April 11, 2012--Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA
April 14, 2012--Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
April 16, 2012--Harry O's Salt Lake City, UT
April 17, 2012 - Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
April 18, 2012--Cervantes/Bluebird Denver, CO
April 19, 2012--Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
April 20, 2012-- TBD
April 21, 2012--Granada Lawrence, KS
April 22, 2012--Epic Minneapolis, MN
April 24, 2012--Rave Milwaukee, WI
April 25, 2012--Kalamazoo Theatre Kalamazoo, WI
April 26, 2012--The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
April 27, 2012-- TBD
April 28, 2012--House of Blues/Grogshop Cleveland, OH
April 29, 2012--Omni Toledo, OH
April 30, 2012--Headliners Louisville, KY
May1, 2012--Toad's Place New Haven, CT
May 2, 2012--Lupos Providence, RI
May 3, 2012--Wilbur Theater Boston, MA