Concerts


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The announcement is here! The Made In America Festival lineup has arrived. Taking place on September 5 & 6 from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA, this year’s event will be headlined by Beyoncé and The Weeknd. Other performers on the bill include: J. Cole, Future, Big Sean, Action Bronson, Banks, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Earl Sweatshirt, Santigold, DJ Mustard, G-Eazy, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Post Malone, A-Trak, and more.

Check out the full lineup below as tickets go on-sale to the public this June 26 at 12 p.m. EST time, with pre-sales starting June 25 at 10 a.m. EST.

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Kanye West closed Hot 107.9’s 20th Birthday Bash on Saturday night in Atlanta. The rapper-producer-designer gave the ATL an unforgettable performance, including a guest appearance from 2 Chainz during “Mercy.” Before bringing a crowd of people on stage for “All Day,” Kanye got some thoughts off his chest with a new freestyle.

See that’s the magic of racism, it works on itself,” rapped Yeezus. “We hate each other, screw each other, kill each other when we can’t kill nobody else.” “500 ni**as gettin’ pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-popped, and North Carolina didn’t help,” later referring to the tragic murders in Charleston, South Carolina.

Check out the freestyle and full lyrics below.

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Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9 celebrated its 20th Birthday Bash on Saturday night with a bang. Held at Philips Arena, the evening featured performances by Kanye West, Migos, B.o.B, Ludacris, Wale, D.R.A.M. and K Camp. The star of the night was A-Town’s own Future, who called on a few friends to join him on stage. Meek Mill was up first, storming the stage to “Monster,” as his girlfriend Nicki Minaj appeared shortly after posing with the new love of her life.

Future later closed the night with his “Jungle” tourmate Drake, who performed a medley of “Legend,” “My Way,” “Know Yourself,” “Energy” and the finale “F**k Up Some Commas.”

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Mary J. Blige is heading to Liberty Island in New York City later this month. The Queen of R&B is set to deliver a once in a lifetime performance at one of the world’s greatest monuments.

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Next month, on July 25th, Jeezy will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Lets Get It: Thug Motivation 101 with a concert in Atlanta. The album is a certified classic in the streets and may be Young Jizzle’s best effort to date. After his announcement of the show, he has decided to throw out a trailer to show just how far he’s come since the platinum debut.

Watch the trailer below…

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The biggest stars in Hip-Hop and R&B took the stage as HOT 97 Summer Jam returned to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 22nd annual event started early on Saturday afternoon, as Travi$ Scott, Fetty Wap, B.o.B, DeJ Loaf, Teyana Taylor and Chedda Da Connect took over the Summer Jam Festival Stage just outside of MetLife Stadium. Once the near four-hour pre-show ended outside, the main event moved inside as Omarion, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Fabolous, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and Meek Mill headlined this year’s bill.

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Drake celebrated the Memorial Day U.S. holiday in the Lone Star State, with the 2nd annual OVO-Houston Appreciation Weekend. The four-day event, which included a Bun B tribute event and H.A.W. celebrity softball game, closed on Sunday night with the first night of Drake’s North American “Jungle” tour.

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TIDAL X: Jay-Z B-sides in NYC on May 16, 2015 in New York City.

JAY Z’s first B-Sides concert in New York City was definitely one for the books. To the surprise of many, Hov even let the livestream go public for Free-99. It was a rare treat for Jigga to perform tracks like “Ignorant Sh*it,” “Can I Kick It?,” “In My Lifetime,” and so many other rarities.

I think the most talked about moment, though, was when Beanie Sigel walked out onstage to reunite with his ol’ friend. We’re all aware of the ups and downs of their long and storied working professional relationship. But as grown men, it looks like they put all that bad blood to rest. Hip-Hop can smile at this.

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A JAY Z B-Sides concert has been barbershop and rap blog fodder for years now. I’ve been on a bunch of press trips with rap journalists — and many a night — in the back of another sprinter van somewhere the convo turned to this very subject. To Day-1 Hov fans, this is a dream come true. To those that just skim through music… you’ll never understand.

Tickets for Hov’s B-Sides concert will be filtered through an online campaign on Tidal. So, yes, it’s exclusive to Tidal users.

Update: JAY Z has pushed back the date of his B-Sides show from May 13 to May 16. He’ll also be performing a second B-Sides show on May 17. Stay tuned for updates on this story.

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The upcoming HBO film Bessie, which chronicles the life of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, is making some serious noise on the movie circuit. This film stars Queen Latifah as Smith — as well as Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tory Kittles, Tika Sumpter, Charles S. Dutton, Oscar winner Mo’Nique and more.

This week, MissInfo.TV was invited to check out the newly launched Bessie 81 Theater Tour in New York City. The invite-only concert series is showcasing local music acts in each city (NY and LA) — and gives buzzing musicians and students the chance to work with Stacy Barthe and Brian Michael Cox in a private workshop. However, there’s also influencer dinners and surprise performances on deck for each city.

On Tuesday evening (Apr 28), we witnessed rising artists Devah Mahal, Adeline Michele, Gabriel Garzon-Montano and Phony Ppl take over the Bessie 81 stage in the Big Apple. With a combination of undeniable star power, musical talent and sheer will, these group of musicians tore the house down to monstrous applause. Stay tuned as we continue on the Bessie 81 tour and bring you exclusive coverage.

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