Black Sheep at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest 2010 (more by Brook Bobbins)
Black Sheep

When we first announced Summerstage's free hip hop show lineup, tonight's (6/28) free show at Soundview Park in the Bronx was listed as Funkmaster Flex and Special Guests. The lineup has since changed and will feature performances by three old school NYC hip hop artists; the duo Black Sheep (Dres and Mista Lawnge), Peter Gunz, who most notably recorded as a duo with Lord Tariq, and frequent Big L-collaborator and Studio 54 DJ Kid Capri. Peter says Flex will also be there.

Q-Tip, who, like Black Sheep, is part of NYC hip hop collective Native Tongues, is DJing at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday (6/30). Questlove, who usually holds down the DJing at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursdays, returns on July 7.

Q-Tip also plays the Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest is July, part of which is taking place at Music Hall of Williamsburg this year. The July 14th MHOW event, titled "Salute the DJ", will feature Marley Marl, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Roli Rho, Twilite Tone, and Torae. Q-Tip's headlining performance goes down on the Main Stage on Saturday, July 16th. Tickets are still on sale for that (and for the Music Hall party).

Butterfly of Digable Planets, who weren't actually part of Native Tongues but take cues from similar NYC-jazz based sources, released the debut full length Black Up for his Shabazz Palaces project today (6/28) via Sub Pop. You can still stream it at NPR. Download two tracks from the album above, and check out Shabazz Palaces tour dates (though no more in NYC at the moment) below.

Shabazz Palaces -- 2011 Tour Dates
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Easy Street (Queen Anne), Seattle WA
Thursday, June 30, 2011 Neumos, Seattle WA
Friday, July 1, 2011 Neumos, Seattle WA
Saturday, July 16, 2011 Lincoln Hall (IL), Chicago IL w/ Moonface
Sunday, July 17, 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 23, 2011 Granada Theater (TX), Dallas TX w/White Denim, Pure X, and more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, August 27, 2011 Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver Canada
Saturday, September 3, 2011 Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA
Friday, September 9, 2011 Roseland Theater, Portland OR

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