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Fronted by Cash Money Records co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and the label's in-house beatmaster Mannie Fresh, the Big Tymers have announced plans to launch a tour in support of I Got That Work.
According to Universal Records, the tour will begin June 19 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, with sporadic dates scheduled into August.
Big Tymers scored a hit with their just-released third album, I Got That Work, which has sold more than 350,000 copies in three weeks. The first single and video is "Get Your Roll On" (RealAudio excerpt), and Williams and Fresh recently talked about the song and its underlying message during an interview with the MTV Radio Network.
"It's stunt-tastic," Williams said.
"[It's] ball-rrific," Fresh agreed before explaining the track. "You know, in life [you should] get your roll on. That means get it going, just whatever you're doing, get it going. Don't just sit around and wait for it to happen, get your roll on. If you're going to buy some rims, graduate from college, or whatever, get your roll on and make something shake."
"Get Your Roll On" has been a part of the Big Tymers' live set and has been performed by the group on its past few outings, including this spring's Cash Money/Ruff Ryders tour.
"We've been doing 'Get Your Roll On' from our last two tours," Fresh said, "so the song is kind of busy and is already kind of made. The crowd participation [in the track] has always been there. It was just something that we started saying in the chorus of another song, and the crowd catches on so quick that now we're just going to come with it [on its own]. We've been performing it for what ... ?"
"About two or three years," Williams said.
The next single from I Got That Work will be for the track "#1 Stunna," which also will be featured on the soundtrack to "The Original Kings of Comedy," due July 25. The Big Tymers likely will shoot a video for "#1 Stunna" before kicking off its limited tour.
Confirmed Big Tymers tour dates:
June 1920; New Orleans, La.; House of Blues
June 2324; North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; House of Blues
June 25; Jacksonville, Fla.; Jazzco
June 30; Orlando, Fla.; House of Blues
July 1; Miami, Fla.; Miami Arena
July 13; Denver, Colo.; Paramount Theater
July 14; George, Wash.; Gorge Amphitheater
July 15; Phoenix, Ariz.; Web Theatre
July 17; Los Angeles, Calif.; House Of Blues
Aug. 6; Birmingham, Ala.; Heritage Festival