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Roxanne Shante biopic ‘Roxanne Roxanne’ hits Netflix in March (watch the trailer)

The hip hop biopic about the 14-year-old MC behind classic dis track "Roxanne's Revenge" features a score by RZA.

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The Roots Jam Sessions at Gramercy Theatre
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The Roots Jam Sessions included Miley, RTJ, Dave Chappelle & MUCH more (videos, night 2 pics)

Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr, Portugal. The Man, Chuck D, Big K.R.I.T., Chronixx, Miley Cyrus, Kimbra, Jill Scott, Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, Common, Remy Ma, 6LACK, DRAM, Action Bronson, Freeway, Rapsody, Roxanne Shante, and Jimmy Jam were among the guests at The Roots' pre-Grammys Jam Sessions at Gramercy Theatre.

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Eric B. & Rakim Paild in Full 30th Anniversary at The Apollo Theater
'Paid In Full' anniversary show (more by Greg Cristman)
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Rakim playing 2018 shows (one with Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick & more)

Last year, Rakim reunited with Eric B for a big Apollo show, their first in over two decades, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking Paid In Full. The God MC is staying active...

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Roc Marciano
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rap roundup: Roc Marciano, Rick Ross, Ja Rule, DMX, Bone Thugs & more NYC-area shows

Exciting rap shows happen in and around NYC all the time, but we don't get a chance to dedicate posts to all of them. In an effort to remedy that, here's a roundup of some recently-announced shows in the area.

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Eric B and Rakim
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Eric B & Rakim reunited for a guest-filled Apollo show (pics, videos)

Guests included EPMD, Ice-T, Roxanne Shante, Kool Herc, Flavor Flav, Fat Joe, Slick Rick, Mase, Main Source, and still many more.

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Main Source
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Main Source announce another reunion show, opening for George Clinton

Main Source, the veteran hip hop crew who counted Large Professor as a member and were responsible for releasing Nas' first-recorded verse ("Live at the BBQ"), reissued their 1991 debut Breaking Atoms earlier this year and reunited for their first show in over a decade. They've now added another show...

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Pharmakon at Boston Hassle Fest 2016 - Saturday
photo by Ben Stas
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What’s going on Thursday?

The Juice Crew Reunion, Phish, John Zorn, Pharmakon, H.R., Dag Nasty and more Thursday show options (including Thursday, the band) in the NYC-area.

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