Anderson .Paak and Mos Def did a medley of Slum Village's ”Fall In Love,” Mos Def's ”Ms. Fat Booty,” and Aretha Franklin's ”One Step Ahead,” while Black Star did their classic ”Thieves In The Night” and Talib's ”Love Language.”
"How much fun is it to sing a song about Corona... in Corona?!" Paul Simon exclaimed at the final stop of his farewell tour, located in the borough that raised him. Like at MSG, he was joined by yMusic and Edie Brickell...
The playlist includes Aretha Franklin, Can, Paul Simon, Adrianne Lenker, Damien Jurado, Feist, Big Red Machine, James Blake, Sylvan Esso, Sufjan Stevens, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and more.
"We wanted to memorialize the outpouring of love from the community for Aretha Franklin," said an MTA spokesperson in a statement about the RESPECT signs at the Franklin Ave and Franklin St subway stations. "We agreed that 'respect' was a beautiful tribute and worthy message."
Michael Jackson would've been 60 this Wednesday (8/29) and thousands of fans celebrated his musical legacy this past Saturday (8/25) in at Spike Lee's annual "Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Block Party" on Do The Right Thing Way in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
”Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret.”
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