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Rapsody, The Roots, Anderson Paak & Others, Confirmed For The 2018 Summer Spirit Festival


On August 4th and 5th, CD Enterprises Inc. will be hosting the 2018 Summer Spirit Festival. It will be held at the Merriweather Post Pavillion (located at 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy) in Columbia, Maryland.

The organizers have gone over and above to secure some of the best names in hip-hop and R&B. Confirmed artists are: Erykah Badu, Nas, Method Man, Redman, Bilal, Rapsody, The Roots, Anderson Paak and that is just to name a few.

Click here for information on tickets.

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Twista, Wu-Tang, Yasiin Bey & Others Confirmed For Chicago’s ‘The Break’ On Sept. 8 (@WuTangClan @TheBreaksChi)

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On September 8th, some of hip-hop’s most respected MCs and lyricists will be performing at The Breaks. This is an all ages event that will be held at the Toyota Park East Lot (7000 Harlem Ave, Bridgeview) in Chicago, Illinois.


For additional information about this event, visit their official website: https://www.thebreakschicago.com

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Win Tickets To See Nas Perform Songs From His New Album In NYC On July 26th (@Nas @iHeartRadio @verizon)


iHeartRadio and Verizon will be hosting hip-hop legend Nas at a secret location in New York City on July 26th. If you would like to win tickets to this event, head on over to iHeart’s website to enter: https://news.iheart.com/contests/iheartradio-live-and-443986/

Click here to stream and download Nas’ new album “Nasir.”

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“Be Yourself” by Karamanti is now available on iTunes & all other digital stores (@Blakkwuman22 @ariosolegato @ZojakWorldWide)

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Karamanti’s latest single, Be Yourself, which is on the Arioso Legato and Blakkwuman22 Music labels is now available for digital download. It is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide and is the first single from Karamanti’s upcoming album, which is slated for release in the Fall.

Click here to listen and download Be Yourself from iTunes.

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Lupe Fiasco’s 2018 Summer Schedule (@LupeFiasco)

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American based fans and supporters of hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco will be pleased to know that the MC will be on the road this summer. Lupe kicked off a summer long tour in Walden, New York on June 30th, and is expected to make stops in several cities and states across the U.S. all summer long.

All dates and locations are available on his website: http://lupefiasco.com

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Scarface Confirmed For San Francisco On August 25th (@BrotherMob @AnkhMarketing)

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One of hip-hop’s most outspoken MCs, Scarface, will be performing in San Francisco on the 25th of August. Presented by Ankh Marketing, the show will be at The Independent which is located at 628 Divisadero St (San Francisco, CA). This is a 21 and over event.

Advance tickets, which are now available for $25 USD, can be purchased HERE.

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Black Star (Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey) live in France – July 7th (@TalibKweli)

Black StarPopular hip-hop duo, Black Star, will be performing live at Jazz à Vienne (21 rue des Célestes) in Vienne, France on Saturday, July 7th. This is a live band show that will also feature Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Doors will open at 8:30 PM and the show will go until approximately midnight.

For additional information, including tickets, persons should visit Jazz à Vienne’s official website.

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Karamanti Signs Album Deal With Arioso Legato Music & Shares First Single (@ariosolegato @Blakkwuman22 @Karamanti)

00000_zps9ccf94abKaramanti has just entered into an album deal with New Jersey based Arioso Legato Music. This means that the artist will be releasing a full studio album before the end of 2018. Alfonso R. Mitchell-Rios, the producer and CEO at Arioso Legato Music, is known for creating rap / hip-hop sounding rhythms, so Karamanti’s fans and supporters will be treated to a completely different side of the artist.

As it relates to content, Karamanti has committed to making the entire project uplifting and inspiring as she aims to help those that have gone through, or is currently going through life challenges. The first single from the not yet named album is “Be Yourself.” This is a record which: 1) encourages persons to seek answers and directions from within as oppose to without, and 2) be their authentic self.

Members of the public can download “Be Yourself” from Karamanti’s digital store, while DJs and industry insiders can request a copy of the song by contact MJE, Karamanti’s publicist or Blakkwuman22 Music, her record label.

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New Video: Kabaka Pyramid ft. Damian Marley – Kontraband (@Kabakapyramid @damianmarley)

KontrabandFocused on smuggling the message of righteousness, justice, awareness through his music, Kabaka Pyramid is adamant on delivering a potent type of music to the ears of the people. Too often the music with a message of upliftment is not shared and more often silenced from the masses, therefore he is prepared to push it like a contraband.

Off his debut album the infectiously catchy Reggae title track, Kontraband produced by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, delivers the true essence of what Kabaka Pyramid album represents. The visuals, directed by Eric Coleman, was captured in the desert of California and shows both Damian Marley and Kabaka Pyramid being removed from their tour bus in search of contraband. With the made for movie type video, you are immediately drawn into the activities taking place and wondering what will happen next. Both Kabaka and Damian depict the profiling, which many reggae artists face while on tour. Throughout the video the officers search the artists to find a possible forbidden substance and instead find CDs. What the artists are smuggling is music, music for the masses.


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Lauryn Hill Announces Names Of Artists To Be Featured On Her ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Tour (@MsLaurynHill)

Ms Lauryn HillMs Lauryn Hill has taken to her Facebook page to share the names of all the artists that will be featured on her much anticipated ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ tour.

Her guests will be: Dave Chappelle, Nas, SZA, M.I.A, A$AP ROCKY, Santigold, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Talib Kweli, Dave East, Kelela, Shabbazz Palaces, Protoje, Patoranking, Mr. Eazi, Jo Mersa Marley, Bambaata Marley, Tierra Whack, Iman Omari, Raury, Victory, Kojo Cue & Shaker.

Tickets and VIP Experiences available at mslaurynhill.com

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Nas’ New Album “Nasir” Out Now! (@Nas)


On Thursday, June 14th, Nas – one of hip-hop’s greatest MC – dropped his 11th studio album entitled “Nasir.” The project, which is on the Mass Appeal Records label, has seven (7) songs, all produced by Kanye West. It also features collaborations with Puff Daddy, 070 Shake, Tony Williams and The-Dream.

Click here to stream and download “Nasir” via your preferred music platform.

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Registration opens June 25th for 2019 SXSW Artist Submissions (@sxsw)

Budlight Event - 2017 SXSW Conference and FestivalsArtists can start to apply for the 2019 SXSW ‘Showcasing Artist’ slots as of June 25th. Selected artists will benefit from career changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year.

Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of Austin’s famous live music venues for 30,000 industry reps, 3,000 media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world.

Click here for more information.