Performances


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Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen tour has been like a bat signal for the game’s biggest names wherever it’s stopped. Kanye West showed out in Chicago, LeBron James played hype man in Columbus and even Eminem came out of hibernation when Drizzy and Hendrix rolled into Detroit.

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Earlier this month, ScHoolboy Q brought his Blank Face tour to Jimmy Kimmel Live! He not only performed “Dope Dealer” with E-40, but treated the Hollywood crowd to his big hit “THat Part,” which you can now watch below via Q’s YouTube channel. Unfortunately, Kanye wasn’t around to perform his verse, but this still bangs.

Q’s next stop is Austin, TX for the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Saturday (October 1). Check out the full dates here.

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De La Soul’s new album, and the Anonymous Nobody…, is out now featuring appearances from Usher, Little Dragon, 2 Chainz, Jill Scott, and more. The legendary rap group appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, where backed by The Roots they performed the song “Memory Of… (US)” with special guest Estelle.

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Released less than two weeks ago, Mac Miller’s new album The Divine Feminine debuted No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. The Pittsburgh MC recently taped a concert special for DirecTV’s AUDIENCE Network.

Before the “Mac Miller: The Divine Feminine” airs this weekend, Mac Miller drops one clip from the special where he performs the song “We” for the first-time with guest Cee-Lo Green. Watch the moment below and tune-in when the full show airs Friday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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The recent beef between The Game and Meek Mill took a sudden twist when Beanie Sigel appeared on a diss track aimed at The Game last week. Never one to back down, The Game responded with a diss track of his own for the two Philly rappers. Recently, Beanie Sigel sat down with Persia Nicole of Philly’s 92Q, stating he made a mistake jumping into the beef and alleges that he helped Meek write some of the lyrics on their remix of Young M.A.’s “Ooouuu.”

That interview ruffled a lot of feathers, as The Game took to Instagram to report the State Property rapper was jumped by the Dreamchasers backstage at Puff Daddy and The Family’s Bad Boy reunion tour stop at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Friday night (Sep. 23). Now, footage of the incident has surfaced online.

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All eyes were on Chance the Rapper, as the Chicago-native delivered the Magnificent Coloring Day Festival to the Windy City’s U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday (Sep. 25). The inaugural all-day event featured performances by Alicia Keys, Skrillex, Lil’ Wayne, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, John Legend, and Tyler, the Creator.

The clear moment of MCD belonged to another local native, Kanye West. The rapper/designer made a surprise guest appearance during the afternoon portion of the show, running through a medley of songs including “Gold Digger,” “All Day,” “All Falls Down,” “Black Skinhead,” and “Father Stretch My Hands (Part 1).”

Footage shows hundreds of fans hopping barricades in the stands, rushing to floor level to get a close glimpse of Yeezus in action. Kanye, whose “Saint Pablo Tour” hit Nashville later that night, finished his appearance at MCD by doing The Life of Pablo‘s “Ultralight Beam” with Lil Chano from 79th.

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Music’s biggest stars came together for a greater cause in support of the 2016 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday night (Sep. 24). Live from Central Park in New York City, the fifth annual event was curated by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, featuring performances by Rihanna, Usher, Major Lazer, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Metallica, and more.

Another artist on the bill was TDE’s Kendrick Lamar. The L.A. MC delivered a flawless and powerful 55-minute set, running through album cuts, singles, and underground favorites from his ever growing discography. Founded in 2012, the Global Citizen Festival is a non-profit project aimed at eliminating global poverty within the next 14 years

For those who missed the live broadcast on YouTube, NBC, and CNBC, watch Kendrick’s full performance below.

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Before kicking off his North American tour this Friday, James Blake appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers as the musical guest last night. After being introduced by Power‘s Omari Hardwick, the UK crooner delivered a stirring performance of “My Willing Heart,” which seems to carry even more emotional weight in live form. The song is off Blake’s latest album, The Colour in Anything.

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Sampha has yet to release his debut album (Process is coming soon, though) and already he’s won over everyone from Kanye West and Drake to Frank Ocean and Chance The Rapper. He added Alicia Keys to that list after joining her on stage during her headlining set at the 2016 Apple Music Festival in London last night. Blending soul music from both sides of the Atlanta, Sampha joined Ms. Keys for a duet of “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready” while also performing his new single “Blood On Me.” Check it out below.

UPDATE: During her performance, Alicia Keys also debuted a new song called “She Don’t Really Care.” The track is set to appear on her upcoming 6th solo LP. Check out the added footage.

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Earlier this month, YG brought his Still Brazy album to Jimmy Kimmel Live! Backed by members of Trash Talk, the Bompton rapper performed “Why You Always Hatin?” with Kamaiyah, who made her television debut, before bringing out Slim 400 and the rest of homies for a rowdy rendition of “Still Brazy.” YG also introduced his new Scrabble game to the people watching at home.

In case you missed it first time round, check out YG’s appearance on Kimmel below.

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