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Drive Like Jehu at Primavera Sound
Drive Like Jehu at Primavera Sound (more by Chris Graham)
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What’s going on Friday?

Tonight's NYC shows include Drive Like Jehu, Cracker, TEEN, Dr. Dog, The Bronx, Kool & the Gang, and more.

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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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Slick Rick, Raekwon, Pharoahe Monch, KRS-One, Duck Down 20th anniversary & more upcoming NYC rap shows

It's been a good day for old school hip hop heads, with that weird Chinese Tupac biopic and the Nas / Juicy J / Pimp C song off the posthumous Pimp C album, but it doesn't stop there...

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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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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony playing ‘E. 1999 Eternal’ on tour, will play Ice-T’s new festival, sang “Crossroads” for Blake Griffin

Cleveland hip hop vets Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have been playing their 1995 sophomore album, E. 1999 Eternal, in full on tour this year, and that tour's recently been expanded into the summer...

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What’s going on Friday? (Neneh Cherry, Future Islands, High on Fire, !!!, YG, Hailu Mergia, Roman a Clef & more)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Neneh Cherry, Sinkane, Kaki King @ Highline Ballroom
Nearly 30 years after "Buffalo Stance" (and with a new, Four Tet-produced LP under her belt), Neneh Cherry plays her first-ever NYC show tonight with solid support...

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Rakim likes Linkin Park (even collaborated with them), playing Studio 48 in NYC, a ‘Hip Hop Reunion’ in LA & other dates

Rakim, the legend that he is, can get away with a lot, maybe even a love for Linkin Park. He... ain't no joke:Rakim's work with Linkin Park on the group's "Guilty All The Same" track may come as a surprise to some of his listeners, but the New York emcee says it's a natural collaboration for him...

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hip hop roundup: The Internet, Iggy Azalea, B.I.C., Sean Price, Slick Rick, royal portraits on display in Williamsburg & more

This Saturday (3/1) from 7 PM to 11 PM, Williamsburg gallery Cotton Candy Machine (S 1st St) will hold its first artist residency with painter Amar Stewart, whose series, "Hip-Hop Royalty," includes 17th century royalty style portraits of rappers like Action Bronson (pictured above), Jay Z, Biggie, Eminem, Tupac, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and m...

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De La Soul giving away their entire catalogue for free, played the Bud Light Hotel w/ Run DMC, The Roots & more (pics)

De La Soul's groundbreaking debut album, 1989's 3 Feet High and Rising, turns 25 this year. To celebrate, the Long Island trio are offerning up their entire catalog as a free download (320kbs MP3s) for 25 hours on the group's website starting today at 11 AM EST...

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upcoming NYC hip hop shows: Jay Z, Rakim, Talib Kweli, Dom Kennedy, J Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, more

Rakim at Rock the Bells 2010 (more by Eric Townsend)

It's the new year, and like every year, there's a ton of great hip hop shows coming up in NYC, especially a lot this month (and of course a few announced for the months after that)...

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