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Sonos NYC Store Opening
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Thurston Moore, Rakim, El-P, Walter Shreifels, Nancy Whang and her dog walked into a Sonos Store (pics)

Sonos' flagship NYC store opened on Tuesday (7/19), and Thurston Moore, El-P, Walter Schreifels, Rakim, Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), and Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem) were on hand to hang out, curate some playlists and check out the space...

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Jill Scott tour update: Apollo added, Rakim opening Coney Island

Other upcoming Apollo shows include DMX/N.O.R.E./Jim Jones/Jadakiss, and Kurtis Blow.

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NYC hiphop round-up: Cousin Stizz, Joey Fatts, Lil Bibby, Lucki, Freeway & more

As always, NYC has a good amount of upcoming local hip hop shows and tours passing through. Here’s a rundown of some of the cool stuff coming up…

Boston MC Cousin Stizz came into the spotlight after his promising 2015 mixtape Suffolk County...

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Rakim expands tour, adds 2nd ‘Paid In Full’ show in NYC & other area dates (one with Slick Rick & Big Daddy Kane)

Legendary rapper Rakim recently announced that he'd play his iconic 1987 album Paid In Full in NYC at BB King's on July 13. That show has since sold out, but he added a second Paid In Full show happening at the same venue (7/12) a day earlier. He also plays other cities, including Long Island with Slick Rick and Big Daddy Kane, and Montclair, NJ.

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Rakim playing ‘Paid In Full’ in NYC (and other shows)

Rap legend Rakim has a few shows coming up as usual, but his newly-added NYC gig is an extra special one. It happens July 13 at BB King's and he'll be playing his classic, highly influential 1987 debut, Paid I...

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Big Freedia playing shows, including NYC with Soul Rebels (who have two other shows with Talib Kweli & more)

Fresh off an appearance on Beyonce's instantly-beloved New Orleans-inspired song "Formation," New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia has expanded her upcoming tour sched...

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There’s a trailer out for a weird unauthorized Chinese biopic on Tupac (who didn’t make Billboard’s top 10 rappers list)

We've never gotten the Tupac biopic that we probably deserve, though he has appeared as a character in Straight Outta Compton and Notorious...

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upcoming rap shows & new music: Puff Daddy, Timbaland, KRS-One, Rakim, The Roots, Atmosphere & Aesop Rock, more

There's always a good amount of hip hop shows happening in and around NYC, but we don't get a chance to post about all of it. Here's a roundup of some cool stuff coming up that we haven't talked about yet, new music, and more:

Hot 97 is throwing a holiday show at Newark's Prudential Center on December 5 that's pretty stacked with both the old and the new: Busta Rhymes, Mar...

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tix on sale: Prince, Beyonce, Jenny Lewis, Okkervil River, The Go! Team, Jason Isbell, Erykah Badu, Phish, Will Butler, more

Tickets for The Who's rescheduled shows at MSG and Prudential Center are on sale now.

Tickets for The Go! Team's first NYC show in 5 years at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale...

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Kamasi Washington touring, playing 2 nights at the Blue Note

Plus, Robert Glasper, Rakim, The LOX and more playing there this weekend

Jazz musician Kamasi Washington, who's on the new Kendrick Lamar album, the new Thundercat album, and has his own new album out now on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label, has announced a lengthy t...

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