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THEESatisfaction Announce That They're Breaking Up

THEESatisfaction, the Seattle-based duo of rapper STAS and vocalist CAT, announce that they're calling it quits.

THEESatisfaction, the duo of rapper STAS and vocalist CAT, are calling it quits.


The Seattle-based duo's latest album EarTHEE presented an otherworldly take on hip-hop and R&B influenced by spoken word poetry and an afrofuturistic aesthetic. The record featured several tracks with frequent collaborators Shabazz Palaces and we even picked it as one of Okayafrica's Top Albums of 2015.

In a Tumblr post the group wrote:

After seven years of creating, touring, pushing boundaries and breaking through glass ceilings, THEESatisfaction has decided to end the group. We have decided to grow and take our individual careers to the next level.

Having been on the road every year since our first with very few breaks, it is time for us to rest, reflect & grow independently. We are grateful to our family, friends, fans, our agent Robin Taylor and our recording label Sub Pop for the ongoing support.

Sincerely,

THEESatisfaction

They'll be sorely missed.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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