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Talib Kweli cancels show after venue “refuses to apologize” for booking Taake

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

”I find it appalling that the Riot Room refuses to apologize for booking this band. I wouldn’t feel safe bringing my team, family and fans into a venue that is sympathetic to white nationalism, so I’ve cancelled the show,” Talib said.

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Jay Rock and Drake both share new videos, A$AP Rocky drops new song

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Catch up on some new rap videos/songs from Jay Rock (with Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake), Drake, and A$AP Rocky (with Gucci Mane and 21 Savage).

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Dr. Octagon announces first album in 22 years, shares first single

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The first single is ”Octagon Octagon,” which has that same surreal, psychedelic sound that they had in the ’90s, and Kool Keith remains an unparalleled MC three decades into his career.

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Janelle Monae announces new album/film, ‘Dirty Computer’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In time since Janelle Monae released her last album, 2013’s The Electric Lady, she starred in two Oscar-nominated and one Oscar-winning films (Moonlight and Hidden Figures). Now she’s combining her music and film talents with the new project Dirty Computer

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Common part of new supergroup August Greene, playing BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Fest’s 2018 kickoff

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

August Greene also features Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins and their new single “Optimistic” features Brandy.

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Roots Picnic 2018 lineup (Chappelle, Dirty Projectors, Dipset, Brandy, Rapsody, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The truly stacked lineup also includes 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, dvsn, Black Thought & J Period with Fabolous & Jadakiss, Goldlink, BadBadNotGood, Jojo Abot, Sun Ra Arkestra, and more.

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Kendrick Lamar on new Nipsey Hussle & Cozz songs, headlining Reading & Leeds

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: a new Kendrick/Kanye/Madlib demo leaked, Kendrick is playing an NBA All-Star Week show in LA, and the official ‘Black Panther’ score is out this week.

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Mount Kimbie share song ft. King Krule, touring with Wiki; Secret Circle playing NYC

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Mount Kimbie have collaborated with King Krule a few times, including on last year’s very good Love What Survives, and also for the Love What Survives outtake “Turtle Neck Man,” which was just released as a new single today…

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Martin Lawrence bringing “LIT AF” tour with Adele Givens, JB Smoove & more to Barclays Center on 4/20

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Openers vary by date, and the Brooklyn show has Martin joined by fellow ‘Def Comedy Jam’ vets Adele Givens, JB Smoove (who you also know as Leon from ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’), and more.

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Kendrick Lamar apparently bans photographers at shows (not cellphones)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

After The Guardian reported that Kendrick Lamar is banning cellphones and professional photographers from his upcoming shows, Pitchfork reported that a rep told them he is not banning phones, only photographers.

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Notable Releases of the Week (2/9)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s Notable Releases include the catchy new MGMT album, the Kendrick Lamar-curated ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack, bare-bones folk staple Alela Diane, and more.

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stream the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack (ft. Kendrick, Vince Staples, Schoolboy Q & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The soundtrack, curated by Kendrick Lamar and TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, also features Future, Anderson .Paak, James Blake, SZA, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, 2 Chainz, and more.

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Chicago rapper Supa Bwe loves Weezer, playing Panorama & other tour dates

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Supa Bwe has collaborated with such well-known neighbors as Chance the Rapper, Mick Jenkins, and Saba, and he also has a whole song dedicated to Weezer featuring a trap-inspired cover of “The Sweater Song.”

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