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Five Notable Releases of the Week (5/12)

This week's Notable Releases include the new pop direction of Paramore's 'After Laughter,' Girlpool's full-band album 'Powerplant,' KRS-One's aggressive 'The World Is MIND,' and more.

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free 2017 Coffey Park SummerStage shows (KRS-One, Digable Planets, Denzel Curry, more)

Also: Margaret Glaspy, Just Blaze, and more playing free shows at the Red Hook park this summer.

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SummerStage 2017 free show lineup: Digable Planets, Yo La Tengo, Jadakiss, Laura Mvula, Valerie June, more

Also: Margaret Glaspy, George Clinton, Main Source, KRS-One, Slick Rick, Robert Glasper, Denzel Curry, DJ Premier, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Capone-N-Noreaga, GZA, Bilal, and so much more.

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listen to Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ playlist ft. Wu-Tang, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Rakim & more

The debut season of the Netflix series is out now.

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Kanye West, Andre 3000, members of A Tribe Called Quest & more pay tribute to Phife at the Apollo

The late Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest was paid tribute at The Apollo last night (4/5) by some pretty major guests, including Kanye West. (Tribe's final shows were opening for Kanye.) He gave a speech, and here it is...

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KRS-One releasing ‘Now Hear This’ (stream 2 songs), touring

South Bronx legend KRS-One will release his thirteenth solo album and followup to 2012's The BDP Album on November 24. It's called Now Hear This and features the singles "Drugs Won" (as in, "they declared a war on drugs but drugs won") and "Sound ...

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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: Scarface, Black Moon, Black Milk, Smoke DZA, Pharoahe Monch, Roc Marciano, Fredo Santana & more

Scarface of the legendary Geto Boys (who are still active) returns to NYC for a show with Stalley on June 18 at BB King's. Tickets for that show are on sale...

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upcoming NYC hip hop shows: Slick Rick, Cannibal Ox, Eve, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, KRS-One, Turqoise Jeep & more

Veteran rapper Slick Rick is performing with a live band, The Lifted, in NYC on July 31 at Stage 48 with Don Dada. Tickets for that show are on sale now...

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Rock the Bells DC didn’t go so smooth ++ more pics from NYC

Okay, so everyone advertised did perform. But it sure was a nail-biter. Lauryn Hill, the eccentric erstwhile Fugee who has mostly stayed out of sight since her lone solo album, 1998's still-scintillating R&B masterpiece "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," was clearly the lineup's chief curiosity...

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