Common, Maxwell & Others To Celebrate Harry Belafonte’s 93rd Birthday At The Apollo Theater On Mar. 1st (@_MAXWELL_)

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On Sunday, March 1st, a slew of top-tier artists from various genres will gather at the popular Apollo Theater (253 W 125th Street) in New York to celebrate the life and works of Harry Belafonte.

Confirmed artists includes: Alice Smith, Aloe Blacc, Common, Gael Faye, John Forté, Maxwell, Sheila E., Talib Kweli and that is just to name a few. This event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM local time, with ticket price starting at $58.50 USD.

John Forté Releases New Album Via Javotti Media (@john_forte @TalibKweli)

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On Friday, February 14th, longtime Fugees producer John Forté re-emerged with a new album dubbed “Riddem Drive.” The project was released via Talib Kweli‘s self owned and operated record label Javotti Media. Fans and supporters of John Forté should know that the artist is still on point lyrically, as well as from a production standpoint.

“Riddem Drive” was written and produced by John Forté and it features collaborations with Talib Kweli and Ben Taylor. Click here to listen and download from iTunes.

Rakim, Raekwon, Slick Rick & Others To Perform At The Hip-Hop Kickback Concert In Chicago Tonight!

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Tonight Rakim, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane and Talib Kweli will all perform at the Hip-Hop Kickback Concert at The Chicago Theatre (175 N State Street) in Chicago, Illinois. This event will start at 8:00 PM CST sharp!

Online tickets are still available via Ticketmaster.

New Hip-Hop Video: Meek Mill & Justin Timberlake – Believe (@MeekMill @jtimberlake)

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On Thursday, February 6th, hip-hop artist Meek Mill shared the official video for his new single “Believe”, which features Justin Timberlake. Both the song and video were masterfully done and conveys a powerful message about life. “Believe” is on the Maybach Music Group and Atlantic Recording labels.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video, and remember to like, comment and share.

Nas Will Join Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley On The Welcome To Jamrock Cruise In The Fall (@Nas @DamianMarley)

The 2020 Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise will set sail at the end of November (through December) with two cruise and one huge lineup! The organizers have already confirmed that both hip-hop legend Nas and iconic dancehall artist Shabba Ranks will be on board.

To secure your cabin, and for additional information visit the official website: www.welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com

Janet Jackson Announces Upcoming Album & New World Tour Dubbed “Black Diamond” (@JanetJackson)

On Monday, February 10th, iconic pop artist Janet Jackson took to her social media platforms to announce that she will be releasing a new album, as well as embarking on a new world tour this summer.

The title of both the album and the tour is “Black Diamond.” For additional information such as tickets and exact release date, visit www.janetjackson.com

Wande Coal Shares New Single Titled ‘Again’ (@wandecoal)

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Nigerian hitmaker Wande Coal yesterday shares his latest single, “Again,” a heartfelt and indelibly catchy afropop ballad which premiered with Ebro Darden during the influential radio taste maker’s program on Beats1.

Also new this week is the video for Coal’s recent collaboration with afrowave kingpin Afro B and producers Team Salut, a remix of Afro B’s Afrowave 3 single “Amina,” shot on location in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.