The 2019 Staging Of The Roots Picnic Set For June 1st In Philadelphia (@rootspicnic @blackthought)

2018 Essence Festival Presented By Coca-Cola - Louisiana Superdome - Day 1On Saturday, June 1st, the legendary Roots Crew will host the 2019 staging of their annual picnic at The Mann Center at Fairmount Park (5201 Parkside Ave) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have committed to performing songs from their album, Things Fall Apart, in honor of the record’s 20th anniversary.

Patrons will also be treated to sets from 21 Savage, Davido and a host of others. For all information, such as tickets, direction, full lineup etc. visit

Wu-Tang Clan’s “36 Chambers” 25th Anniversary Show Set For Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Ca. On June 22nd (@WuTangClan)


On Saturday, June 22nd, one of hip-hop’s most respected groups, Wu-Tang Clan, will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut studio album, 36 Chambers. The project, which was released on November 9th in 1993 by Loud Records, was responsible for giving the group international stardom, and also returning New York City hip-hop to national prominence.

For the 25th anniversary, Wu-Tang Clan, with guests: Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, J. Espinosa and others will perform at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Get tickets HERE.

Black Star (Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli) Will Perform In Oakland On May 16th (@TalibKweli)

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Recording artists Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli will come together as Black Star on Thursday, May 16th at the Fox Theater – 1807 Telegraph Ave – in Oakland, California. The men are expected to perform all the hits from their 1998 studio album, with the same name.

Pre-sale tickets, which are only available online, can be purchased HERE.

Have You Seen J Cole’s Video For “Middle Child”? (@JColeNC)

J ColeThere has been an ongoing debate within the hip-hop community for years now regarding who is more lyrical, J Cole or Kendrick Lamar. At this point no one can deny that J Cole has been consistent in separating himself from Kendrick and many other top-tier hip-hop artists. He is featured on so many recent hits by other acts that it is hard to keep up.

As if that was not enough, J Cole‘s own records are always on point (lyrics, flow, melody etc.). Click here or on the image above to watch his latest video, released approximately a week ago, for his song Middle Child.

Nas & Erykah Badu To Perform In Atlanta On March 15th (@fatbellybella @Nas)

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On Friday, March 15th, R&B star Erykah Badu will join hip-hop artist Nas at the State Farm Arena (1 State Farm Drive) in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets for this event start at $59 USD and goes all the way up to $250 USD depending on location in the arena.

Click here to purchase tickets.

The Roots Will Perform At Ottawa’s Jazz Festival This Summer (@theroots)


Hip-Hop legends, The Roots, have been booked as one of the headliners for the 2019 Jazz Festival in Ottawa, Canada. The event will take place from June 21st through July 1st at Confederation Park. The Roots will be performing on the 29th at 8:30 PM.

Visit the event’s website for additional information.

Nas Will Perform ‘Illmatic’ With The Detroit Symphony Orchestra On March 5th (@Nas @DetroitPistons @DetroitSymphony)

NasThe Detroit Pistons present 13-time Grammy Award Nominee Nas, joined by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, as a culmination of Detroit Pistons Black History Month festivities at Orchestra Hall on Tuesday March 5th at 7:30 PM.

One of the most influential and talented MCs to ever hold a mic, Nas will perform his debut album Illmatic in classical style, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the record. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs that stem from the Detroit Pistons partnership with the DSO and the annual Sphinx Competition, which provides new opportunities to young African-American and Latino string players and the communities and audiences they serve.

The Detroit Pistons and DSO have a multi-year partnership aimed to enhance music and education programming for Detroit youth. Financial commitments from Pistons owner Tom Gores, Vice Chairman Arn Tellem and the Detroit Pistons Foundation have expanded the DSOs Civic Youth Ensemble offerings for Detroit students.

Click here to purchase tickets.