Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on April 17, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

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DJ AM with the legendary DJ Premier and Stretch Armstrong

As we discussed before, this Saturday (4/18) marks the Vampire Weekend/Talib Kweli show at Columbia University. According to an email sent to alumni (thx J):

DATE: Saturday, April 18
TIME: 3:00 - 5:00PM
LOCATION: Columbia University's Low Plaza
RSVP: This is a ticketed event open to the first 300 Class of 2008 CAAL members who renew their annual CAAL membership by April 13th. Only ticket holders will be admitted through campus gates.
You can try your luck, or you can catch Talib at another appearance scheduled for that same day at the legendary Fat Beats in the West Village where Talib Kweli will join the mighty DJ Premier, Yearround records signees NYGz & Blaq Poet (ex-Screwball), as well as members of the Rock Steady Crew for day of "live performances and signings" in celebration of Record Store day from 1PM - 7PM. Word of advice, get there eaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarly. For a full list of Record Store Day events, check

Speaking of DJ Premier, his (ex?) partner in Gang Starr, Guru has scheduled a show at SOB's on May 13th with Solar (not to be confused with Guru's other collaborator, MC Solaar) and The 7 Grand Players and featuring K-Born and Highpower. Tickets aren't on sale as of this posting, but are priced at $20/$22 day of the show. K-Born & Highpower is signed to Guru and Solar's label, 7 Grand Records. Guru's new album, Lost & Found, is due on May 19th.

Talib Kweli is also teaming back up with Mos Def for two Black Star shows at Nokia Theatre at the end of May. You can also catch him with Hi-Tek (Reflection Eternal) at the Rock The Bells fest this summer.

No word on the Rock Steady Crew 32nd Anniversary show thus far, but we'll keep you informed.



Comments (12)


Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 1:10 PM

Damn Stretch is looking older than Mike D!!!

Posted by BTW | April 17, 2009 1:17 PM

I think I gave that dude on the right a quarter this morning.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 1:40 PM

That's The Wackness re: Columbia. In 2000 OutKast played that shit and it was wide open, anyone could show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 1:43 PM

i was told that the event is open to the public. the campus has to stay open for business, and the event is on the main steps. anyone who tries to attend should really have no problems getting in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 2:21 PM

i heard they're adding more security and stuff but it's open to the public, to my knowledge

Posted by genevieve | April 17, 2009 3:55 PM

the one on the left looks real tough, rugged even, in a ghetto fabulous kind of way. makes me penga tingle.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 4:09 PM

yeah, more security, but definitely open to the public.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 4:59 PM

set times?

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 5:35 PM

3pm: talib kweli
4pm: vampire weekend

and definitely open to public.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 10:27 PM

columbia's school paper confirms it's open to the public:

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 10:29 PM

wow talib ripped that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2009 5:17 PM

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