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Ghostface Killah at Rock The Bells (more by Andrew St. Clair)
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CMJ is almost here, and as usual hip hop is well represented with appearances from the greats as well as those on the upswing. Ghostdini (aka Ghostface Killah) obviously is one of the former, and he'll headline BB Kings on 10/22 with Sheek Louch (of D-Block), and Frank Dukes. Tickets are on sale, or you can get in with your CMJ badge.

Audible Treats have announced their 2010 showcase at Sullivan Hall in NYC, and once again it's chock full of interesting indie hip hop. Veterans Black Sheep will join Nottz, Diamond District, Big Pooh (ex-Little Brother), Chip Fu (of Fu-Schnickens), Rah Digga, Von Pea, Moe Green, DaVinci, and The Left (Apollo Brown, DJSoko, Journalist103). The show goes down on 10/21 and tickets are on sale.

Von Pea of Tanya Morgan will play two shows at SOBs in the coming months, with the first happening on 9/29 when he supports Pac Div along with STS and Beyond Belief (tickets). Then less than two weeks later, Von Pea will play the venue again with J-Live in tow to celebrate the release of his new record Pea's Gotta Have It. Tickets are on sale.

And while we're on the subject of former members of Little Brother, Foreign Exchange (aka ex-Little Brother member Phonte and producer Nicolay) will play a CMJ how at BB King's on 10/23 with Darien Brockington, Zo! and a live band in tow. Tickets are on sale. Darien Brockington, who also contributes to Foriegn Exchange, will also be at SOBs in the coming weeks as part of a collaborative show with R&B singer Yahzarah on 10/14. Tickets are on sale.

Duck Down will team up with Blacksmith Music (Kweli's label) for the Duck Down vs Blacksmith CMJ Showcase with appearances from Jean Grae, Pete Rock, Strong Arm Steady, Pharoahe Monch, Skyzoo & !llmind, Marco Polo with Torae & Ruste Juxx, Team Facelift and Boot Camp Clik (Sean Price, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Heltah Skeltah & 9th Wonder). Sounds amazing. Tickets are on sale for the 10/19 show at LPR.

The Duck Down CMJ show is part of a "15 Year Anniversary" tour for the label. All dates below.

And for those of you planning next week, keep in mind that Talib Kweli will play Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday (9/28) with Res and K-Salaam. Tickets are on sale.

And speaking of Pete Rock, BB King's will host a night curated by the year 1992, as Pete Rock & CL Smooth will team with Brand Nubian and Das EFX for a show at BB King's on 10/20. Tickets are on sale. Pete Rock & CL Smooth reunited at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest earlier this year.

Eric and Parrish are making more dollars at Knitting Factory on November 19th, as the duo known as EPMD will team up to tear down the joint with D-Money. Tickets are on sale.

Joell Ortiz of recent Slaughterhouse fame will play SOBs on 11/9. Tickets are on sale.

Pittsburgh weed kingpin Wiz Khalifa will play the Best Buy Theater on November 13th as part of a huge US tour dubbed the Waken Baken Tour. Tickets are on sale. All dates below.

Statik Selektah & Termanology's new collaborative LP, 1982, gets an album release party on October 25th at SOBs. Tickets are on sale for the show, which will feature support from REKS & more special guests TBA. Dig on the recent video by 1982 featuring Bun B & Masspike Miles, "You Should Go Home", below.

Some videos and tour dates below...

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) f. Bun B & Masspike Miles "You Should Go Home" (official video)

Von Pea- The Yorker @ Fat Beats, NYC (The Final Week)

Wiz Khalifa-Name On A Cloud/Wussup

EPmD ft. LL Cool J - Rampage


Performances from Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik artists Sean Price, Buckshot & Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo
with Music By DJ Evil Dee

10/11 Tampa, FL @ Club Empire:
10/12 Orlando, FL @ The Social:
10/13 Miami, FL @ Revolution:
10/14 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade:
10/15 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox:
10/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle:
10/17 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar:
10/18 Washington DC @ Liv:
10/19 New York, NY @ Le Poission Rouge (CMJ Showcase w/ Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, Jean Grae, & Strong Arm Steady):
10/20 New Haven, CT @ Toads Place:
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA:
10/22 Providence, RI @ Jerkys:
10/23 Portland, ME @ Asylum:
10/24 Boston, MA @ Middle East:

Sep 23 2010 University of Vermont - Grand Maple Ballroom Burlington, VT
Sep 24 2010 Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
Sep 25 2010 Capital Music Hall Ottawa, ON, CANADA
Sep 26 2010 Sound Academy Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sep 28 2010 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Sep 29 2010 Metro Chicago, IL
Sep 30 2010 Canopy Club Urbana, IL
Oct 1 2010 Orpheum Theater Madison, WI
Oct 2 2010 Ferri State University Big Rapids, MI
Oct 4 2010 The Union Bar Iowa City, IA
Oct 5 2010 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Oct 6 2010 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 7 2010 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
Oct 8 2010 Fox Theater Boulder, Co
Oct 9 2010 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 10 2010 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 12 2010 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Oct 13 2010 CUB Ballroom -Washington State Pullman, WA
Oct 14 2010 Fortune Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Oct 15 2010 Showbox Sodo Seattle, WA
Oct 16 2010 Wow Hall Eugene, OR
Oct 17 2010 Humboldt State University Arcata, California
Oct 19 2010 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Oct 20 2010 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 21 2010 The Music Box (Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22 2010 Henry Ford Music Box Theater Los Angeles, CA
Oct 23 2010 Majestic Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
Oct 24 2010 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Oct 26 2010 Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ
Oct 27 2010 Celebrity Theater Phoenix, AZ
Oct 28 2010 Sunshine Theater Albuqerque, New Mexico
Oct 29 2010 House Of Blue Dallas, TX
Oct 30 2010 Emo's Austin, TX
Oct 31 2010 House of Blues Houston, TX
Nov 2 2010 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Nov 3 2010 Potbelly's Tallahassee, FL
Nov 4 2010 Club At Firestone Orlando, Florida
Nov 5 2010 The Ritz Tampa, FL
Nov 6 2010 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Nov 7 2010 The Music Farm Charleston, SC
Nov 8 2010 East Carolina University Wright Auditorium Greenville, NC
Nov 10 2010 Education Building Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 11 2010 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Nov 13 2010 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
Nov 14 2010 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Nov 16 2010 Crocodile Rock Cafe Allentown, PA
Nov 17 2010 The National Richmond, VA
Nov 18 2010 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Nov 19 2010 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Nov 21 2010 Paradise Rock Club boston, ma

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