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Nas & Damien Marley shows, BK Hip Hop Fest, Curren$y, Rock the Bells, Q-Tip, Clipse pics, Ad-Rock & other hip hop news

Clipse photos by Brook Bobbins

Nas & Damian Marley at Williamsburg Waterfront (more by Samantha Marble)
Nas & Damian Marley

Distant Relatives Nas & Damian Marley will team up for a summer show in NYC this year just like last. They’ll hit Central Park Summerstage on August 11th. Tickets go on web presale at 10AM on Thursday (5/19) with regular sale hitting Friday. One difference from from last year though, they’re calling this one their “grand finale,” so don’t sleep if you’ve been wanting to catch the pair together. THAT SAID, they were also just announced on the lineup of ACL which is happening a month later.

Wiz Khalifa also has a Summerstage show coming up.

In other hip hop news, Q-Tip will DJ The Fort Greene Festival kick off party on May 28th at Sanders Studio (525 Waverly Avenue in Brooklyn), a benefit to raise money for the forthcoming annual event. Tickets are $10 or $15 at the door.

As previously mentioned, Q-Tip will perform at the annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on July 16th where he’ll be joined by new additions Homeboy Sandman, Eternia, Shad, Nitty Scott and Kid Glyde. Get your tickets.

Rock the Bells is going to announce some news from a “launch party” at House of Blues in LA on May 24th.

Talib Kweli will link back up with his side project Idle Warship to play BB Kings on June 10th. Tickets are on sale. And don’t forget Kweli will also play a free show in Red Hook Park on 6/21.

Edan plays Southpaw on May 25th.

Clipse @ Terminal 5 in April
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Clipse made a NYC appearance at Terminal 5 on April 30th. They opened for A-Trak, and pictures from their set are in this post. More of them below.

Ghostface & Raekwon supported Mobb Deep at recent show at Best Buy Theater. Pictures from that show are HERE. Some upcoming UK Wu-Tang dates are below.

The previously announced “Salute to Hip Hop” show that was supposed to take place at Best Buy Theater in Times Square in April has been rescheduled. You can now catch The Lox, EPMD, and Brand Nubian at the NYC venue on June 30th. Tickets are on sale.

The previously announced Curren$y show happening at Irving Plaza in June is still happening, but now so are many more tour dates around it including the Pitchfork Festival. They are listed below.

And finally, Beastie Boys have no tour dates in support of their Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 yet, but you can catch Ad-Rock hosting/DJing as part of a day long Children’s Museum of Art benefit. Tickets for both events at Webster Hall on 5/22 are on sale. Meanwhle check out “The Greatest Beastie Boys Lyrical References To New York, In Order.”

A recent video by Nas & Damian Marley for “Nah Mean,” those Clipse pics, and tour dates, below.


Nas & Damian Marley – Nah Mean (Official Video)

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Curren$y — 2011 Tour Dates
05-18 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
05-19 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
05-20 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre Boulder
05-21 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05-22 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
05-24 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
05-25 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
05-26 Chicago, IL – Metro
05-27 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
05-28 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom
05-29 Shakopee, MN – Soundset Festival
05-31 Pontiac, MI – The Eagle Theater
06-01 Toronto, Ontario – The Opera House
06-02 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
06-03 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
06-04 Baltimore, MD – Bourbon Street Baltimore
06-06 New York, NY – The Fillmore
06-07 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
06-08 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06-09 Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox Laundro Lounge
06-10 Greensboro, SC – Green Street Club
06-11 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06-14 Orlando, FL – Club Firestone
06-15 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
06-16 Miami, FL – Grand Central
06-17 Boca Raton, FL – Club Boca
07-15 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival


Wu-Tang Clan — 2011 Tour Dates
06-11 London, England – HMV Forum *
06-12 London, England – HMV Forum * ^
06-13 Birmingham, England – HMV Institute * ^
06-14 Edinburgh, Scotland – HMV Picture House * ^
06-15 Manchester, England – Academy 1 *
06-24-26 Pilton, England – Glastonbury
* with Young Dirty Bastard
^ with Yelawolf

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