CL Smooth Added To The Black Excellence Festival

Black Excellence will be on full display from Friday, June 17th, through Sunday, June 19th at the BEFEST (Black Excellence Festival). The event showcases and highlights the best in African American culture.

Showboat – 801 Boardwalk – in Atlantic City, New Jersey will be on fire with comedy, music and so much more. Among the performers is the legendary CL Smooth; the vocal half of the hip-hop duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Get tickets here.

Sa-Roc Announces Chicago Concert For June 26 (@sarocthemc)

On Sunday, June 26th, Chicago’s City Winery – 1200 W. Randolph Street – will present rapper and lyricist Sa-Roc live in concert. The Washington native made the announcement on her social media platforms today.

Early bird tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 20. Get more info here.

Wyclef Jean Confirmed For Montreal’s “Taste of the Caribbean”

Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC), Quebec’s largest four-day outdoor Caribbean festival, will be serving up some of its ‘Signature Cocktails’ as well as some cool ‘island drinks’ at Montreal’s first-ever MAXIM Grand Prix Party on Saturday, June 18th starting from 8:00 PM at the prestigious Windsor Station. Some of the many live performances include T-Pain, Wyclef JeanFrank Walker, Juicy M, Kim Lee and Domeno. The official MC/hostess is Kim Bruneau.

The event is an exclusive production of SFM Entertainment Inc, which promises to transform racing fantasies into reality with its many live performances, circus acts, models, athletes, influencers, special VIP lounges and VIP red carpet experience. Learn more here.

Kane, Shante, Rakim, Jeff, Rick & Tee All Confirmed For “The 80s Was The Greatest” Concert

The 6th annual The 80s Was The Greatest hip-hop concert will take place on Saturday, June 4th at Browns Island – South 7th Street – in Richmond, Virginia from 3 to 10pm.

The lineup includes: Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante, Rakim, DJ Jazzy Jeff, MC Sweet Tee and Slick Rick. In addition to the live performances, patrons will also be treated to music from DJ Drake and DJ King Tutt from Kiss 105.7FM, as well as DJ Sir RJ from iPower 92.1FM. Get tickets here.

Common Announces New Show Dates For This Summer(@common)

Common has just announced the dates and locations for his confirmed Summer shows. See list below and check back often as new dates are sure to be added. Tickets can be purchased from Common‘s official website.

04 Jun
Capital Jazz Fest 2022 Columbia, MD

17 Jun
Promenade Park Toledo, OH

18 Jun
Pavilion at Ravinia Highland Park, IL

03 Jul
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park San Diego, CA

09 Jul
The Canyon @ The Starlight Bowl Burbank, CA

29 Jul
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Houston, TX

30 Jul
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Houston, TX

25 Oct
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Cincinnati, OH

KRS-One Takes Us Back With “Raw Hip-Hop” (@IAmKRSOne)

A few days ago KRS-One published another video from his I M A M C R U 1 2 album, released in February of this year. The visual is for track number-two: Raw Hip-Hop, which is arguably one of the strongest songs on the project.

On the beat Kris gives listeners a real history lesson on rap music and the hip-hop culture on a whole. If you have not yet seen the video, check it out and remember to like, comment and share.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards Will Stream Live On May 15

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. Hosted by Sean Diddy Combs, it will honor Icon Award recipient Mary J. Blige, and feature performances by Florence + the Machine, Megan Thee Stallion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silk Sonic and more.

Tickets to attend the show, which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, are open to the public. Prices per ticket start at $90 USD and are available for purchase here. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. ET / 3:30 P.M. PT.