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‘Alicia’s Keys: Here In Times Square’ Concert Set To Air On BET

Earlier this month Grammy award-winning superstar Alicia Keys stopped traffic and thrilled fans with a surprise concert to celebrate the upcoming release of her latest album, HERE.

During the nearly two hour long show, the singer/songwriter performed some of her classic hits including “No One,” “Fallin’” and a special rendition of “If I Ain’t Got You” joined by Questlove and John Mayer. Keys debuted new tracks from the album along with her latest singles “In Common” and “Blended Family” while also paying tribute to legendary artists Bob Marley and John Lennon.

Rapper Nas took the stage with a special guest verse and Q-Tip got the crowd pumped with a throwback DJ set. The biggest surprise of the night featured Jay Z joining Keys to perform their iconic New York anthem “Empire State of Mind” that had fans shouting along in unison.

See the Alicia Keys: HERE in Times Square concert in its entirety when it premieres Thursday, November 3 at 9PM ET on BET.

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Fly News: Solange Announces New Album ‘A Seat at the Table’

Solange wants us all to take A Seat at the Table. 

A Seat at the Table will be the R&B songstress’ first full-length studio album since 2008’s Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams and follows her 2012 EP True.

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The 21-track project officially drops Friday, September 30 via Saint Records/Columbia. It will include appearances from Lil Wayne, The Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, Tweet, and more.

 

Earlier this week 86 lucky fans received a book of poetry which appears to feature lyrics from the album and photos. A digital version of the book is available to view online for free.

A Seat at the Table Track List

1. “Rise”
2. “Weary” featuring Tweet
3. “Interlude: The Glory Is in You”
4. “Cranes in the Sky”
5. “Interlude: Dad Was Mad”
6. “Mad” Featuring Lil Wayne, Moses Sumney and Tweet
7. “Don’t You Wait”
8. “Interlude: Tina Taught Me”
9. “Don’t Touch My Hair” featuring Sampha
10. “This Moment” featuring Devonté Hynes and Lu
11. “Where Do We Go” featuring Sean Nicholas Savage
12. “Interlude: For Us By Us”
13. “F.U.B.U.” featuring The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid and Tweet
14. “Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)” featuring Q-Tip
15. “Interlude: “I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It” featuring Kelly Rowland and Nia Andrews
16. “Junie”
17. “Interlude: No Limits”
18. “Don’t Wish Me Well”
19. “Interlude: Pedastals”
20. “Scales” featuring Kelela
21. “Closing: The Chosen Ones”

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Fly News: PUSHA T Announced President of G.O.O.D. MUSIC

Pusha T, the Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum artist and producer, and a key architect of today’s post-modern hip-hop/pop universe, has been appointed president, G.O.O.D. Music, it was announced today by label founder Kanye West.

Pusha recently spoke with Billboard about the G.O.O.D. News:

A big congratulations are in order. Just got word that you will be the president of G.O.O.D. Music. How was the offer presented you?

Actually, I was flying home and I had just got into my car at the airport. ‘Ye had called me and he was like, “Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of G.O.O.D. Music?” And I was like, “Well, what are the things that you’re looking for?” And he was basically just like, to manicure the label, make it profitable and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way.

In addition to his new role at G.O.O.D. Music, Pusha T is a co-founder(with his brother Gene “No Malice” Thornton) of Play Cloths, a successful Street wear line, and as an early investor in Mass Appeal. Pusha T is also a frequent collaborator with the adidas Originals brand, most recently taking part in the brand’s Spring / Summer ‘Superstar’ 2015 campaign.

In a perfect world, what would G.O.O.D. Music look like to you in the next five months?

I just look at capitalizing on everything that I feel like G.O.O.D. Music brings to the music industry, our following, and the culture. First of all, we have incredible artists. It’s definitely about getting those albums out in a very manicured fashion. We have great artistic talent that sort of walk the lines of bringing that excitement back in regards to just the art that goes along with it like DONDA, the merch and things like that. Things that kids are really into these days. You see how fashion takes over and these pop-up shops take over and how the music business is a real touring business now, just the things associated with it. Just building it out to make sure that everybody on the label is really capitalizing off of all the assets that really come with GOOD Music, that we really started, that we’ve really been good at. Just really executing all the different avenues of music, art, culture and fashion as well.

Since 2011, G.O.O.D. Music (Getting Out Our Dreams) has been signed to an exclusive worldwide label agreement with Def Jam Recordings, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG). G.O.O.D. Music is currently home to an acclaimed artist roster that includes Big Sean, Q-Tip, Teyana Taylor, Kacy Hill, and Pusha T himself, among others. G.O.O.D. Music has amassed scores of certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum selling albums and singles.

Since his signing to G.O.O.D. Music in 2010, Pusha T has garnered an impressive track record. He was featured with Kanye West in 2010, on the RIAA platinum “Runaway” from Mr. West’s classic album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In 2012, Pusha T took the lead on a number of tracks from Kanye West’s influential Cruel Summer album, most notably the #1 triple-platinum “Mercy” (with Big Sean and 2 Chainz). Pusha T has been featured on literally dozens of tracks by such artists as Lorde, Puffy Daddy, Jeezy, Future, The-Dream, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and has become a sought after collaborator with EDM’s biggest names following the success of his track “Burial” with Yogi and Skrillex. Throughout 2015 Pusha T’s music has scored many of the biggest moments in film, television and commercials providing the soundtrack for everything from adidas campaigns to the VMAs. Pusha T’s 2013 debut solo album for G.O.O.D. Music, My Name Is My Name, entered the Billboard Hip-Hop Album Chart at #2.

Pusha T (born Terrence Thornton in the Bronx) emerged in the fertile hip-hop music scene centered in Virginia Beach, not far from where he grew up in Norfolk. In 1992, he and his brother Gene formed the much revered, platinum selling rap duo the Clipse.

Congrats Pusha T!

Read more of Pusha’s interview over at Billboard.com

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Busta Rhymes – ‘Thank You’ ft. Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne

Upon releasing his joint mixtape with Q-Tip, ‘The Abstract and The Dragon’ on Dec. 12th, Busta Rhymes teams up in these collabo streets with Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne for a new joint entitled “Thank You”. The tune also has a soul influx of the classic hit by Su Su Bobien which is also titled “Thank You.” Peep the visual below…

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Fly News: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip To Release New Mixtape

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Right on the tip of A Tribe Called Quest opening up for Kanye West a last night’s Yeezus Tour via Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Q-Tip now joins Busta Rhymes in an mixtape effort entitled ‘The Abstract and The Dragon’. The mixtape is set to release on Dec. 12th – Stay tuned here to SFPL to download soon!

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Last Night in NYC: Yandie Smith, Lore’l, Schoolboy Q, Slick Rick, Aaron LaCrate and More Attend The Milkcrate X Beats Launch Party

Last Night in NYC: Yandy Smith, Lore’l, Schoolboy Q, Slick Rick, Aaron LaCrate and More Attend The Milkcrate X Beats Launch Party

 

Tuesday 5/21/13 Teams SFPL was in the building as bloggers, socialites packed the Beats By Dre in Soho for the Vip launch of the Milkcrate Athletics Beats Studio headphones.  Milkcrate Atheletics designer Aaron LaCrate who also is a DJ was on the ones and twos for the beginning of the event then gave way to DJ Premier.  Hip-Hop legend Slick Rick and Schoolboy Q both gave impromptu performances trying to make the best of what was a terrible sound situation. Others in attendance Yandy Smith, Lore”l and Q-Tip. Step into the photos from the event below.

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New Music: Fergie Ft. Q-Tip & GoonRock – ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)’

From the executive produced hands of Jay-Z; comes the newest soundtrack (May 10) of the classic movie The Great Gatsby. The featured single from Black Eyed female Pea, Fergie features Q-Tip and GoonRock entitled “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)”. The soundtrack also features songs from Andre 3000, Beyonce, will.i.am and more. The soundtrack hits shelves May 7. Check out the track below…

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The Daily Word: Consequence Airs Out Kanye, Kim, Raqi And Q-Tip & Lindsay Lohan Turns Down ‘Dancing With The Stars”…

Welp, Consequence is MADD! 

Vh1’s Love & Hip Hop NY cast-member, Consequence, stopped by Power 105 1’s “The Breakfast Club” with his girlfriend Jen The Pen, where he gave an inside look on his beef with Kanye West, his disdain for his cousin Q-Tip and his complete disgust with cast member Raqi Thunda (we still don’t know who she is…).

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[Last Night In NYC] Listening Event for Jay-Z x Kanye West “Watch The Throne” (Available August 8th)

Last Night In NYC…mounds of celebs and taste-makers attended the exclusive listening event for the highly-anticipated release by Jay-Z x Kanye West, Watch The Throne (Available August 8th) at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

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SFPL’s New Music Exclusive: SANTIGOLD FT. KAREN O “GO”

Here is a brand new track from Santigold, featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The track was produced by Q-Tip, Switch, and Santigold. Guitar by Nick Zinner.