Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Performs in Utrecht, Netherlands on June 14th (@damianmarley)

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Jamaican reggae artist, Damian Marley, arguably the most famous of the Bob Marley children, will perform in Utrecht, Netherlands. He is confirmed for Ronda / TivoliVredenburg on Wednesday, June 14th between the hours of 7PM to 11PM.

Damian Marley’s big break came in 2005 with the song ‘Welcome To Jamrock,’ a reggae / hip-hop crossover track that became somewhat of a street anthem in dancehall sessions worldwide. Since then, he has continuously released hit singles and projects, even collaborating with popular hip-hop artist, Nas.

For tickets to his show in the Netherlands, persons are being asked to visit: https://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/nl/agenda/detail/8300/Damian_Jr_Gong_Marley

New Hip-hop Video: Talib Kweli & Styles P – Nine Point Five ft. Sheek Louch, Jadakiss & NIKO IS (@TalibKweli @TheRealStylesP @nikohigh, @therealkiss @RealSheekLouch)

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Kweli and Styles P just dropped the official visuals for the single “Nine Point Five,” which is on the Seven album and features Sheek Louch, Jadakiss and Niko Is. The video, which shows several members of the Javotti Media squad, as well as The Lox was shot and edited by Jack Bedouin.

This is a must watch for all true hip-hop lover. Click here or on the image above to view.

Nas Announces UK Summer Tour Dates (@Nas)

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Nasir Jones, more popularly known as Nas, will be performing tracks from his extensive catalogue this summer in the UK. Below are the confirmed dates, venues and cities along with the link to purchase tickets.

07 – 09 JULY Wireless 2017 Finsbury Park, London
10 JULY Nas Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students
11 JULY Nas O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow
12 JULY Nas O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

Tickets can be purchased via Live Nation’s website.

New Album from Mary J Blige, “Strength of a Woman,” Drops on April 28th (@maryjblige)

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Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige will be releasing her 14th studio album on April 28th, 2017. The record is titled “Strength of a Woman” and it features the hit song, “Love Yourself” (a collaboration done with hip-hop artist and producer Kanye West).

You can pre-order “Strength of a Woman” now from all major digital music platforms via the following link https://maryjblige.lnk.to/SOAWYD

The Queen is back!

New Hip-Hop Video: Kendrick Lamar – Humble (@kendricklamar)

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The current raining king of hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, just released the official video for his track, “Humble.”

Many in the hip-hop world are calling it a diss track and some are frantically trying to figure out who he is targeting. Regardless if it’s a diss track or not, the fact is the message is very relevant and one that all artists need to heed.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video.

Talib Kweli, Kenyatta Hill & Others Set For The 2nd Annual National Cannabis Festival (@TalibKweli @KenyattaCulture)

 

Thousands will meet at RFK Stadium festival grounds in Washington, D.C. on April 22nd to celebrate the end to prohibition during a full day of music, food, culture and activism at the 2nd Annual National Cannabis Festival.

Confirmed artists includes: Talib Kweli, Kenyatta Hill, The Pharcyde, Backyard Band, Reesa Renee and several others.

RSVP for updates and join the official Facebook Events Page for additional info.

Karamanti Releases Thought Provoking EP “The Black God”

Black God coverBlakkwuman22 Music is pleased to present THE BLACK GOD EP. It features four new songs from Karamanti plus the already popular, BACK AGAINST THE WALL, which was done with Mikey General.

THE BLACK GOD is a diverse project covering four genres: poetry, reggae, dancehall and hip-hop. It features collaborations with Jamaican reggae veteran Mikey General and Ghanian rap artist Obibini. All vocals were written by Karamanti – with the exception of Obibini and Mikey General’s verses which were composed by the respective artists.

As fans and supporters of Karamanti have come to expect from her, this EP is jam packed with controversial issues ranging from sexual education for children to religious racism. Not wanting the entire project to sound too contentious, she has also included a motivational track entitled I BELIEVE IN YOU.

Several talented beat makers contributed to the EP, namely: Alpheus (Germany), Spugy B and D’Ave Productions (Jamaica) and Beat Monsta (Ghana). All songs were mixed by Audio Traxx Productions in Old Harbor, St. Catherine, Jamaica, with the exception of BACK AGAINST THE WALL which was mixed by ODB in Accra, Ghana and BLACK REVOLUTION done by Nad Xclusive, also in Ghana. All the backing vocals were done by Snysh at Mixing Lab Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.

Persons may listen and download all songs on THE BLACK GOD EP here: https://karamanti.bandcamp.com

New Hip-hop Video: Talib Kweli & Styles P – Last Ones (@therealstylesp @TalibKweli)

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Talib Kweli and The Lox member, Styles P, have collaborated on a new EP called The Seven. The record is on Kweli’s Javotti Media label and can now be pre-ordered on iTunes.

“Last Ones” is the leading single from the project. The video was shared on YouTube a couple days ago and of course it is fire! Click here or on the image above to watch.

New Hip-hop Release: Talib Kweli & Styles P – Last Ones (@TalibKweli @therealstylesp)

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Hip-hop lovers have something to be excited about, as two living legends – Talib Kweli and Styles P (of The Lox) – have collaborated on a track and seem to be working on a joint album. On February 1st, Kweli blasted out the track called “Last Ones,” produced Antoine “Amadeus” Thompson.

In the blast he also noted that an album, entitled The Seven, is coming. Both men are currently doing The Seven tour along with K’Valentine. Check out Last Ones by clicking on the image above or here. 

Lauryn Hill Announces New Tour Dates For February (@MsLaurynHill)

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Ms Lauryn Hill will be making stops at several cities across America in the month of February. Below are all the venues, dates, cities and states. To purchase tickets or for additional info, visit: http://mslaurynhill.com/

TOUR DATES
Jan 31 Heinz Hall Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 02 Aronoff Center Cincinnati, OH
Feb 04 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Feb 06 HOUSE OF BLUES Chicago, IL
Feb 07 Palace Theatre Columbus Columbus, OH
Feb 09 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
Feb 11 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Feb 12 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Feb 14 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Feb 16 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
Feb 23 Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Boston, MA
Feb 25 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
Apr 28 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampthitheatre Charlotte, NC