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If you’re in town during Labor Day weekend, after a burger or two you may want to check out this collection of female artists out.

Friday, September 4

Sputnik Presents performances by:

Eternia (hip-hop)

Jean Grae (hip-hop)

Collette (R&B)

Jimi James (Rock, Soul, & Funk)

Kalae  (Soul & Hip-Hop)

Tecla from Sweetie the Band (Rock & Soul)


New video from Raekwon featuring Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Method Man off the Only Built for Cuban Linx II project. Visuals provided by 1000styles.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

In preparation of Only Built For Cuban Linx II which drops September 8th, Raekwon drops off a new mixtape, Cuban Revolution. I’m digging the artwork for this, don’t really know why but I am.

Peep the tracklisting after the jump, shouts to Rap Radar and Alex from Killer Beez Promo

Download here

Here’s the latest in DJ D-Nice’s True Hip-Hop Stories. This one features Big Daddy Kane and how Ain’t No Half Steppin came about.
Also there’s some footage of the live show Kane recently did at the Bandshell in Prospect Park Brooklyn.

The 4th annual Hennessey Artistry Tour will be hitting the road this fall.

Headlined and curatored by Common, The Roots will also join the four city tour as well as the house band. The show will feature up and coming artists along with special guests.

Posted tour dates are:

12 September,  Chicago

19 Spetember, Atlanta

3 October, Houston

7 October, New York

Just catching up on news towards the end of last week. Maxwell announces the dates to his Blacksummer’s Night tour. He’ll be hitting the road with Chrisette Michele and Common.

Friday, September 25 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre
Saturday, September 26 – Detroit – Joe Louis Arena (without Common)
Monday, September 28 – New York – Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, September 30 – Richmond – Richmond Coliseum
Friday, October 2 – Washington DC – Verizon Center
Saturday, October 3 – Philadelphia – Wachovia Spectrum (without Common)
Monday, October 5 – Atlanta – Phillips Arena
Tuesday, October 6 – Charlotte – Time Warner Cable Arena
Thursday, October 8 – Chicago – United Center
Friday, October 9 – St. Louis – Scottrade Center
Monday, October 12 – Dallas – TBA
Tuesday, October 13 – Houston – Toyota Center
Friday, October 16 – Los Angeles – Hollywood Bowl
Saturday, October 17 – San Francisco – TBA

Here’s the latest episode in the RTR series. This go round, Eternia introduces the members of her band and beatbox extraordinaire Chesney Snow (What’s up Chez!). Peep the encore footage with Maya Azucena and guest features from PH (formally known as Pumpkinhead) and Steele from Smif-N-Wessun.

In this episode of the RTR series Eternia spent time with the youth group P.R.Y. (Project Reach Youth) based in Bed-Sty (Bedford-Stuyvesant for the those that don’t know) Brooklyn to help spread the message on safer sex.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just read that Baatin (pictured on the right), one of the original members of Slum Village has passed away at the young age of 35. There’s no reports of the cause of death at the moment. I don’t know about you, but between Michael Jackson and now this, it’s becoming a tough summer to deal with.