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Oct 28

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Stones Throw is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a free all-day show in Los Angeles, November 5th, a part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in L.A.  Free, but you need to RSVP (info below).

Lineup:

COMMON
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
DAM-FUNK
J ROCC
KARRIEM RIGGINS
MNDSGN
HOMEBOY SANDMAN
GABRIEL GARZON-MONTANO
MILD HIGH CLUB
IMAN OMARI
KOREATOWN ODDITY
CHROME CANYON
SUDAN ARCHIVES

FREE • 11 AM TO 7 PM • ALL AGES
SYCAMORE GROVE PARK, HIGHLAND PARK
RSVP: 30DAYS.REDBULLSOUNDSELECT.COM

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Aug 28

donutshopDilla’s name will grace a Detroit Donut shop opening at 242 John R. Street.  His uncle, Herman Hayes,  a former baker at Avalon Bakery, plans to open Dilla’s Delights in October or November.

More info at J-Dilla.com and Detroit News

Also keeping Dilla’s spirit alive is the just-released single from Yancey Boys (Frank Nitt & Illa J).  “Quicksand” also features Common & Dezi Paige on a track produced by Dilla.  Avail for purchase on iTunes.

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May 22

Wylie from @Dissizit just told us about this film…looks like they did a really nice job, can’t wait to see it.

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May 18

Rock the Bells 2012
with Kid Cudi, Nas, Atmosphere, Mac Miller, Common, A$AP Rocky, Ice Cube, Deltron 3030, Method Man & Redman, The Hit Squad Reunion, Kendrick Lamar, Dipset, Immortal Technique, 2 Chainz, DJ Quik, Naughty By Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick, Prodigy, DJ Lance Rock & Friends, Yelawolf, Schoolboy Q, AB-Soul, Jay Rock, Murs, Fashawn, Zion-I, Grouch, Eligh, Dom Kennedy, Watsky & more to be announced!

Hosted by: RZA & Supernatural

Also featuring 20 Year Anniversary Reunion of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performing “E. 1999 Eternal” in its entirety with a special tribute to Eazy-E

Sat, Aug 25 &
Sun, Aug 26
Shoreline Amphitheatre
at Mountain View

Presale going on right now…
Presale ends: Fri, May 18 at 10pm
Use Password: drumline

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Aug 26

SF show is tomorrow.  The lineup (and set list) is epic.

You can still win tickets to NY (9/3) and Boston (9/10) (via okp)

San Francisco – Saturday August 27, 2011
Shoreline Amphitheater – Buy Tickets

New York- Saturday September 3, 2011
Governor’s Island – Buy TicketsWin Tickets

Boston – Saturday September 10, 2011
Comcast Center – Buy TicketsWin Tickets

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Oct 21

This summer, Youth Speaks Inc & the Brave New Voices National Network brought over 500 poets from throughout the world to Los Angeles to participate in Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival; the largest youth poetry festival ever.

This week HBO presents  Brave New Voices 2010, featuring highlights from the final round of the monumental event hosted by Common and Rosario Dawson.   It airs October 23, 2010 at 11pm.

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Jul 26

Youth Speaks’ Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals were this past weekend in L.A.   Crazy guests like Common & Rosario Dawson, but of course the real stars were the poets.  A small sampling of photos by Adriel Luis.  Also check his group, Ill-Literacy.

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Jun 17

NYLON TV gives us a brief look into a photo session they did alongside multi-faceted musician/actor Common. Among the various topics, the Chi-Town native speaks of his respect for Nas, who he would like to portray in a film, and what hes been up to recently. Definitely a nice clip into the everyday hustle of one of Hip-Hop’s most respected artists.

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