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NYC: Pharoahe Monch and Baloji, Sat. July 2nd - FREE!


We've been anticipating Congolese/Belgian crooner Baloji's arrival in NYC for a while now, and this upcoming weekend he'll be touching down in the Big Apple for a visit.  We're pretty much in love with everything about Baloji - his rad Sapeur style, his groovy voice, his French raps.  So this Saturday, July 2nd, come celebrate Emancipation Day (commemorating the historic end to slavery in New York state) with Pharoahe Monch as the headliner, and Baloji and DJ Manchildblack on the bill. Completely free (with a $5 suggested donation), the festivities began at 4pm, with Bajoli going on at 6pm, followed by Pharoahe Monch at 7pm. All the events are at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn (1698 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213). Check the flyer above for more details.

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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.

Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz features on Alicia Keys' latest album titled, ALICIA.

Platnumz' influence is clear as the song, titled "Wasted Energy," is a far cry from what is usually expected from the "If I Ain't Got You" singer.

Taking cues and influence from reggae, afropop and the bongo flava that the Tanzanian star is known for, "Wasted Energy" speaks of a lover in a relationship with someone who intentionally ignores their needs and desires.

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