DJ Quik’s Oakland Shows Already Sold Out (@djquik)

Rapper and producer DJ Quik, who is known for his production in the G-funk style of West Coast rap, is booked to perform two sets at Yoshi’s – 510 Embarcadero West – in Oakland, California on Saturday, February 25th.

These are live band shows, scheduled for 7:30 and 9:30pm local time. Both have already been sold out.

“Rock The Bells Cruise” Lineup Announced (@RockTheBells)

Below is the official lineup for the Rock The Bells Cruise, which is scheduled to sail from Miami to The Bahamas from November 13 to 17, 2023.

Rick Ross, Lil Jon, Big Boi, DJ Jazzy Jeff, MC Lyte, Ghostface Killah, Trina & Trick Daddy, Just Blaze, Big Daddy Kane, Too Short, Slick Rick, DJ Spinderella, Mannie Fresh, Pete Rock, DJ Quik, Rah Digga, EPMD, Bun B, Bahamadia, Grandmaster Caz, DJ Scratch, The Finisher Mister Cee, DJ Epps, DJ Nina 9, Grandmaster Dee, Technician The DJ and DJ Critical Hype.

Roxanne Shanté and Torae have been confirmed as hosts, and Kid Capri will present his Pool Deck Party Series. Click here to buy tickets.

Cormega’s “The Realness 2” Album Release Show Set For Feb. 9th In Baltimore

Vu Skateboard Shop presents The Realness 2 – Skate Deck Release Show on Thursday, February 9th at The Metro Gallery – 1700 North Charles Street – in Baltimore, Maryland. Cormega, who will be supported by Skarr Akbar and deejays Remedy and Excel, will perform tracks from the LP. He will also be available for a meet and greet with his diehard fans and supporters.

The Realness II is Cormega‘s sixth studio album, released on October 7th, 2022, and the follow up to his 2014 project, Mega Philosophy. Get tickets here.

Beanie Sigel, Mobb Deep & Others Will Be In Paris For The 2023 “Triple H Festival”

From Friday, February 17th, to Sunday, February 19th, some of hip-hop’s most respected MCs will be in France for the 2023 Triple H Fest (Hip-Hop Heroes Festival). It will be held at Bataclan, which is located at 50 Boulevard Voltaire in Paris.

Attendees will be treated to live performances by Beanie Sigel, Freeway, CL Smooth, Slum Village, Das EFX, AZ, Mobb Deep, Havoc, Big Noyd, Large Professor, Keith Murray, Lord Finesse, Erick Semon , PMD, Kool G Rap, EPMD, The Beatnuts, Masta Ace, Marco Polo, and others. Get tickets here.

GZA Will Perform “Liquid Swords” Live At Yoshi’s This Sunday (@TheRealGZA)

In 1995 GZA – a member of Wu-Tang Clan – released Liquid Swords, his second solo studio album. This Sunday (January 22nd) his fans and supporters in California will be able to see him perform the full record live.

He is booked for two sets at Yoshi’s – 510 Embarcadero West – in Oakland. The first show, which is already sold out, is at 7pm, and the second show is at 9pm. Tickets are still available for the latter, and can be purchased on Yoshi’s website.

Fabolous, 2 Chainz & Others Will Be At Larry Morrow’s “All Black Affair” This Saturday

It’s that time of year again. This Saturday, January 14, business man, author and public figure Larry Morrow will host his annual All Black Affair at the Rooftop – 2600 Travis Street, Suite R – in Houston, Texas. This event is a part of his weekend-long birthday celebration.

Expected attendees include socialites, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, rappers, fashionistas, and influencers. While Fabolous, Kenny Burns, Christian Combs, Lil Murda, Dess Dior and 2 Chainz are confirmed guests. Get tickets and additional information here.

Catch Talib Kweli & Friends At Blue Note NY In February

Talib Kweli will be doing back-to-back shows at Blue Note Jazz Club – 131 W. 3rd Street – in New York, on February 7th, 8th and 9th. These are live band concerts that will feature Bob James, and a different special guest performer each night. On The 7th he will be joined by DMC, Slick Rick will perform on the 8th, and Rakim will join him on the final night, the 9th.

There will be two sets each night. The first starting at 8pm and the other at 10pm. Tickets for Blue Note New York shows are only available for purchase on Ticketweb.