Lovers & Friends moves to Las Vegas in 2022 w/ Lauryn Hill, Usher/Ludacris/Lil Jon, TLC, more

’90s and early ’00s rap and R&B-focused fest Lovers & Friends has moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and it’s now on for next year.

Lovers & Friends reschedules 2020 edition for a single day

After adding a second date, the festival will go back to a single day.

Lovers & Friends Fest adds 2nd date, Lil Kim still on the poster

Not only is strangely controversial Los Angeles festival Lovers & Friends ”100% confirmed,” it’s also added a second date, albeit with a few lineup changes.

Lovers & Friends Festival 2020 (Lauryn Hill, Usher/Ludacris/Lil Jon, TLC, more)

The lineup, which is heavy on ’90s and early ’00s rap and R&B, plus some newer artists that fit right in, also features Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker, Megan Thee Stallion, Nelly, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Brandy, Monica, Ja Rule & Fat Joe, and more.

tours announced: Guster, X, Dropkick Murphys/Clutch, Calexico/Iron & Wine, more

Plus: Bon Iver, Conor Oberst, Mary J Blige/Nas, Khruangbin, Dead To A Dying World/Dawn Ray’d, the Femme It Forward series, and more tour news.

tours announced: The Strokes, Flume, Hop Along, Summer Block Party, Bars of Gold, more

Plus: Justin Townes Earle, Burna Boy, The Original Misfits, The Psychedelic Furs/James, Carly Rae Jepsen, Riceboy Sleeps, Los Campesinos!, and more tour-related news.

Essence Fest 2019 lineup (Missy Elliott, Mary J Blige, Nas, Pharrell, City Girls, more)

Nas will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Illmatic,’ Mary J Blige will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘My Life,’ and the lineup also includes Teyana Taylor, Timbaland, Tweet, Scarface, and much more.

ICYMI: Chris Dave released a 2018 LP ft. Anderson Paak, Bilal, Phonte, Elzhi & more

Of all the ”jazz albums that hip hop fans would like,” the latest from Robert Glasper drummer Chris Dave is among the most accessible, as it’s filled to the brim with guest rappers and R&B/soul singers.

NPR lists the 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+

The list includes music by Beyonce, Adele, Grimes, Florence + the Machine, Mitski, Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monae, Lana Del Rey, Solange, and much more.

NPR's top 50 albums of 2016

Which Knowles placed the highest?
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