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Phoebe Bridgers (photo by Frank Ockenfels)
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (9/22)

This week's Notable Releases include Phoebe Bridgers' must-hear debut album, Rapsody's long-awaited sophomore album, Chelsea Wolfe's latest triumph, and more.

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Rapsody releasing new album next week ft. Kendrick, Anderson Paak & more

The album is called 'Laila's Wisdom' and you can hear lead single "You Should Know" (ft. Busta Rhymes) now.

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T.I. and The Roots soundchecking (photo via T.I. Instagram)
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T.I. & Doug E Fresh joined Chappelle, Big Boi, Usher & The Roots at Radio City night 3

The third night of Dave Chappelle's 16-show Radio City run was last night (8/3), with the absolutely stacked bill of The Roots, Usher and Big Boi joining him. Like at night one and night two, there were surprise unannounced guests too...

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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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Stevie Wonder, Black Thought, Daveed Diggs & Vic Mensa all made election-related late-night appearances

A handful of musicians played late-night TV last night and used the opportunity to discuss the election...

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Roots Picnic NYC is this weekend, set times revealed

Saturday is the day The Roots headline with a collaborative set with D'Angelo and John Mayer. On Sunday they headline with a collaborative set with David Byrne, Nile Rodgers, and Wu-Tang Clan.

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Roots Picnic happening in NYC w/ David Byrne, D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, Nile Rodgers & more

After nine years in Philly, The Roots are finally picnicking it in NYC.

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Rahzel playing Brooklyn with Pete Rock, Large Professor & DJ JS1; Black Thought playing NYC too

New York rapper and former Roots member Rahzel has announced a hometown show happening July 28 at Brooklyn Bowl. He'll be joined by a pretty impressive list of guests, including Pete Rock, Large Professor (who both did beats for Illmatic, among many other things of course), and the Rock Steady Crew's DJ JS1...

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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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hip hop roundup: Cypress Hill Halloween show, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, The LOX, Statik Selektah, Smif N Wessun, more

The LOX at Best Buy Theater in 2011 (more by Brook Bobbins)

Cypress Hill are playing their mostly annual NYC Halloween show this year on October 30 at Best Buy Theater, and they've got La Coka Nostra, Immortal Technique and Vinnie Paz joining them for the occasion...

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