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Soul Rebels returning to BK w/ Pete Rock & Smoke DZA (watch a video from their last run)

The video is a tribute to James Brown and Nas -- it has The Soul Rebels covering James Brown's "The Boss" which they learned while touring with Nas, whose "Get Down" samples the song.

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Solange at Okeechobee Festival
Solange at Okeechobee Fest 2017 (more by Wildy Civil)
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What’s going on Thursday?

Tonight's NYC-area shows include Solange, Digable Planets, Future/Young Thug, Tommy Stinson's Bash & Pop, Sylvan Esso/Lucy Dacus, Ty Segall, David Crosby, The Obsessed, and more.

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Bushwick Collective Block Party
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Bushwick Collective Block Party 2017 lineup (Cam’ron, Foxy Brown & more)

The free 2017 Bushwick Collective Block Party has free face painting for kids, graffiti and street art, food trucks, a Modelo beer garden, and live music with a lineup that's heavy on veteran New York rappers.

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LCD Soundsystem
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What’s going on Thursday?

Tonight's shows include: LCD Soundsystem playing the opening of Brooklyn Steel, Xiu Xiu, The Marked Men, Pile, Show Me the Body, and more.

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Ms Lauryn Hill @ Radio City Music Hall
Lauryn Hill at Radio City last week (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
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Lauryn Hill, Travis Scott, Atmosphere, Gucci Mane, TI, DRAM, Dr Octagon & more playing Rhymesayers’ fest

The venerable underground rap label Rhymesayers have been throwing the Soundset Festival (with Rose Presents) in their home city of Minneapolis for a decade now. The 10th annual edition of the fest happens Sunday, May 28...

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The Roots Picnic Philly: 2017 lineup and tickets

This year's lineup is headlined by Pharrell & The Roots, with Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Michael Kiwanuka, Thundercat, Noname, and a "live mixtape" from Black Thought & J.Period with Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, and Scott Storch.

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Mobb Deep at B.B. Kings
photo by Brandon St Jean
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Mobb Deep played a ‘Hell on Earth’ show at BB King’s with Pete Rock, Smoke DZA, Camp Lo, & CJ Fly (pics)

Queensbridge rap legends Mobb Deep graced their hometown with a show at BB King's last night (2/16), celebrating the 20th anniversary of 1996's Hell on Earth, the great followup to their most classic album, The Infamous. The show's whole bill was a mix of '90s New York rap legends and newer artists who pay tribute to that era...

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composer/producer David Axelrod, RIP

While he may not be a household name, his jazzy, groovy, lounge-y records from the late '60s were a well that '90s-era hip hop would go to again and again, his music being sampled on records by Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, DJ-Shadow, De La Soul, The Beatnuts, Dr Dre.

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Pete Rock
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Pete Rock interviewed on Questlove’s Pandora show (read an excerpt)

Questlove and Phonte talk to the New York hip hop legend, and you can read an exclusive transcript of part of the interview.

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Smoke DZA Pete Rock
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Notable Releases of the Week (12/2)

This week's Notable Releases include Smoke DZA & Pete Rock's collaborative LP, a new Lady Lamb EP, raw atmospheric black metal from Ash Borer, and the gothy Worm Ouroboros.

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