by Andrew Sacher

Blitz

Brooklyn rapper Blitz the Ambassador has two East Coast shows happening this week, a DC show on Thursday (3/19) at Howard Theatre (tickets) and a FREE Brooklyn show on Friday (3/20) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Karikatura, King Holiday and DJ Mikey Palms.

Blitz's newest album, Afropolitan Dreams, came out last year on Jakarta Records. It's a diverse record, bringing together golden era boom bap, psychedelic guitars, old school funk horns, afrobeat polyrhythms, and more into its eclectic sound. You can stream the whole thing and watch the video for "Make You No Forget" featuring Seun Kuti, below.

His BK Bazaar show is part of a DeFalco Presents/A.R.T.S.Y. Magazine-curated weekend at the venue. That also includes Saturday's (3/21) show with Denitia & Sene, The Funk Ark, Mamarazzi and (U)nity. It's billed as the release party for Denitia & Sene's 2014 EP, Side.fx. You can stream the danceable title track from that EP below.

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