Bigger Than Hip-Hop Project

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It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop, the nonprofit afterschool program for middle school students based on all elements of hip hop whose mission is to help reduce drop out rates and gang involvement by incorporating leadership development, positive mentorship, intergenerational learning, and community outreach with an outlet and opportunity for students to express and improve upon their interests and talents will be presenting a worthy event for worthy cause.

If you’re in the NYC area during this time be sure to come through, you won’t be disappointed.
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Hennessey Artistry Tour with Common & The Roots

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

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Maxwell to tour with Chrisette Michele & Common

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

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Legends Concert series @ BB King’s

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If you like, no love 90s hip-hop like we do, then this is the show for you. Performing live at the BB King’s on 17 June will be Naughty By Nature, Nice & Smooth, Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun, MC Lyte, Raekwon, Showbiz & AG, Lord Finesse, and Diggity Das Efx.

Not a bad line up for 30 schillings. More after the jump live 90’s Hip-Hop

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Maxwell live @ NJ Performing Arts Center

What’s up good people, our apologies for the lack of updates. We were putting the finishing touches on The Repositioning to get ready for you all.

But we’re back in business, speaking of which so is Maxwell. We had posted the video to his latest single a while back. It looks like he’s on a promo tour right now and will be in town at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on 22 July. He did a show not too long ago at the United Palace Theater in the Washington Heights that got great reviews. Sounds like a possible date night maneuver. I’m not telling you what to do, I’m just saying you got a good shot at some positive points with this one.

More info after the jump: Maxwell Live @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 22 July

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Anthony Hamilton & Musiq Soulchild Live @ The Garden

Wow I just go the info about this last night. Man there’s a good amount of upcoming concerts/shows going on this summer.

I’m not sure if I’ll make the John Legend show, but this right here is looking pretty good. Special guests include Chrisette Michele.

More info after the jump, Anthony Hamilton & Musiq Soulchild Live

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John Legend Live @ The Garden

John Legend will be performing live at Madison Square Garden on August 13 with special guest India.Aire. Should be a good look for date night during the summer.

Check out more info after the jump. John Legend Live @ Madison Square Garden

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Rock The Bells ’09 Line-up

The line up for this year’s Rock The Bells Tour has been posted on Guerilla Union’s site. I’ve read some rumblings about the line up not being as good as last year’s.

However, in all fairness it’s going to be hard as hell to top a line up that included De La Soul, Nas (with Jay-Z as a special guest), Red & Meth, Talib Kweli, Mos Def and all members of both The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest among others.

Had Rakim shown up I doubt there would have been a better hip-hop concert to have gone to hands down, topping any Summer Jam.

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Black Star Live @ The Nokia Theater

First Talib Kweli teamed up with Hi-Tek to perform as Reflection Eternal, and now he’s back with The Mighty Mos Def to perform as Black Star for two shows (7pm & 11pm) on May 30th at the The Nokia Theater. With these types of shows going on the Spring/Summer show season is shaping up to be a great one. Tickets are on sale, damn I have to Monday to mine.

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Word on the street is that Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek are hard at work on a new project (yea!).

Besides that we have a treat for you, not sure if it will be on the album or not, but it’s good to hear them again. Plus there’s a guest appearance from Bootsy Collins.

ANNNNNNDDD if that’s not enough for you…

They’ll be performing at the Blue Note 10-11 March. Two shows a night at that.

More after the jump: Reflection Eternal live @ The Blue Note

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Just a update to the post below:

There’s another show on the 19 March if you haven’t gotten you tix for the show on the 5th you might want to check for this one because the show on the 5th is sold out.

The Roots will performing live at the Highline Ballroom on 5 March. It’s a late show but it will be the first in a series of shows that they’ll be doing. There are special guests to show, don’t quite know who they are at the moment, but we’ll keep you posted though. Just wanted to give the drop to The Roots fans that we know.

More info after the jump – The Roots live @ Highline Ballroom

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I haven’t been to the tributes before but the regular karaoke event these folks put on are pretty fun and you don’t have to be drunk to enjoy them either.

Plus at 5 beans to get in with the opportunity to perform for free, it sounds like a good outing and it’s fully recession proof.

More after the jump – Tribute to Biggie

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Raphael Saadiq will be in town next month on 21 March performing at Irving Plaza. The doors open at 8pm and the show is scheduled to start at 9pm. As far as I know the tickets are now available. I haven’t yet checked his show, but I got insight that it’s well worth the while. It also might not be a place to bring a lady friend…or meet one. Either way you’re going to see a good show.

More after the jump – Raphael Saadiq Live @ Irving Plaza

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