On July 15th Pittsburgh MC, Jasiri X, shared the first single from his upcoming album. The song is titled Purple Roses, and as we’ve come to expect from him, the track deals with serious social issues that’s unique to the black community.
Listen and download the song directly from X via his bandcamp page.
A special preview event for the new and re-imagined REVOLT SUMMIT will take place on July 24th at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave.) in Brooklyn New York. This celebratory event will feature a live presentation of REVOLT’s “State of the Culture” with Joe Budden and co-hosts Remy Ma and Jinx along with special guest A$AP Ferg.
Following SOTC, co-host of REVOLT’s “The Breakfast Club” and radio personality, Charlamagne tha God, will join a moderated panel designed to share inside knowledge on the business of Hip-Hop and start the discussion on issues important to the culture.
Hosted by creator, actor, comedian and recording artist DC Young Fly, the event will culminate with a special live concert performance from magnetic breakout singer, Queen Naija.
We’ve just been informed that the legendary Roots Crew will be playing at the Oxbow RiverStage, which is located at 1268 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA, on Friday, October 11th.
This event will begin at 7:00 PM. General admission tickets, which are going for $55.00 each as well as Gold VIP ($125 each), are available via Ticketmaster.
The legendary hip-hop duo, EPMD, will be performing live at Yoshi’s (510 Embarcadero West) in Oakland, California on Saturday, July 20th. Additionally, there will be a special guest performance by Bay Area’s own Suga T with an introduction to rising talent, Sweet Juices.
This event is being presented by Mark Elliott & The A-List Musiq Circle, with support from hip-hop TV. It is being hosted by Brother J from XCLAN.
On June 14th, Common released a new single titled HER Love. Via his social sites he explained the meaning of the song and why he decided to do it. He wrote the following:
“Today I’m releasing my first single, HER Love, and it’s about my love for Hip Hop and how much the culture has given me. How much this art form means to me and how I appreciate what the new artists are doing. I was blessed to have a J.Dilla beat to write this song to and it was a beautiful fit for what I wanted to say. I asked Daniel Ceasar to sing the hook and we asked special guest Dwele to do his thing as It was only right to have my brother from Detroit rock on a Dilla track. I am just grateful to be putting this song out and to the culture and art form that changed my life. Love.”
If you have not done so as yet, click here or on the image above to check out the official video for HER Love.
Iconic rapper, Nas, will perform at the Accesso Showare Center on Saturday August 17th, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his legendary album Illmatic. Recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as the greatest hip-hop album of all time, Illmatic sets the tone for the greatest era in hip-hop history. Along with his songs on Illmatic, Nas will also be performing all of his hits from his 25 year long career.
Nas will be supported by Lupe Fiasco, AZ and Redhead. Show time is 8 PM, and the Accesso Showare Center is located at 625 W James Street in Kent, Washington.
American hip-hop artist, Fabolous, who achieved commercial success in the early 2000’s, will be performing at the popular Bliss Night Club (located at 2122 24th Place NE) in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 20th.
Tickets for this event, which are available here, starts at $25 USD. Doors will open at 10 PM.