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NYC: Blitz the Ambassador Live at The Apollo (Harlem)

This Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14th at 9pm, Blitz the Ambassador will be performing songs from his upcoming album and short film, Native Sun.  Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 day-of-show, and can be purchased at www.ApolloTheater.org, in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office, or by phone via Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000).


The Ghanaian-American artist Blitz blends distinctly African sounds like highlife and Afrobeat with the boom-bap of classic hip hop, accompanied by the six-piece, brass-heavy band, Embassy Ensemble. Grammy Award-winning hip hop poet J. Ivy will appear as a special guest at this late-night performance.

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AKA's Music Career Faces A Crisis Amidst Investigations Around Anele Tembe's Death

South African rapper AKA announced a cessation of all activities with Cruz Vodka. This, following the abuse allegations that have emerged during the investigations of his fiancée Anele Tembe's death.

South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is reportedly in the process of brand evaluation. This, after the rapper publicly announced a temporary break regarding promotions with the New York-based vodka company, Cruz Vodka. The statement coincides with the ongoing investigations surrounding Anele Tembe's death, and a widely circulated video showing AKA allegedly attempting to break down a door to enter his fiancé's room.

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