-- DJ Premier is the executive producer of the new album by Royce Da 5'9": "Street Hop." Out this week (Oct. 20), the rapper's fourth album release coincides with the recently launched "K.O.D. Tour 2009," whose lineup includes Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Glasses Malone and Slaughterhouse, the hip-hop collective formed by Royce, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz. Launched Oct. 2 in Des Moines, the tour is confirmed to run through Nov. 21, with stopovers in Los Angeles (Oct. 23), Chicago (Nov. 7), New York (Nov. 13-14) and Independence, Missouri (Nov. 21).

-- R&B singer/songwriter TINU will release her sophomore album, "Addicted," Oct. 27. To promote the album's release and that of its lead single, "Shoeholic," the former model and her label EliBi Inc. are sponsoring a "Shoeholic" contest on her Web site (tinuonline.com). Winners will be announced in November.

-- Teena Marie, Bootsy Collins, Klymaxx and Roger Troutman & Zapp comprise the lineup of acts who will be spotlighted during the third installment of TV One's "Unsung." The latest cycle of the original bio series will premiere Nov. 1, chronicling the career of Teena Marie. Next up will be Bootsy Collins (Nov. 8), followed by Klymaxx (Nov. 15) and Troutman & Zapp (Nov. 22). Each one-hour profile will air at 8 p.m. ET with an encore at 11 p.m. ET.

-- Ludacris will be among those honored at the Big "O" recognition and awards dinner hosted by the Youth Educational Dream Foundation and the Woodruff Arts Center of Atlanta. Proceeds from the event, being held Nov. 5, will also salute the music and legacy of R&B pioneer Otis Redding with special guests Anthony Hamilton, Estelle and Musiq Soulchild, among others. Event proceeds will support various programs including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Otis Redding Singer/Songwriter Camp.