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BIO: Born: April 10, 1960 A seminal Bronx DJ during the 1970s, Afrika Bambaataa ascended to godfather status with Planet Rock, the 1982 hip-hop classic which blended the beats of hip-hop with techno-pop... (read more...)

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VIDEO: First Look - Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN VIDEO: First Look - Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - June 27, 2016

Part-one of the series will premiere globally Friday, August 12, 2016 at 12:01am PT. Today, the streaming service shared a first look at the highly anticipated series on Twitter. Check it out below:... (more...)
Gad Elmaleh, The Hot Sardines, The Skivvies and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub Gad Elmaleh, The Hot Sardines, The Skivvies and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances from November 25-December 6, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows!... (more...)
Mark Ronson And Afrika Bambaataa Named Honorees of 4th Annual Global Spin Awards Mark Ronson And Afrika Bambaataa Named Honorees of 4th Annual Global Spin Awards
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2015

The Global Spin Awards (GSA) today announced that this year's Breaking Barriers Award will be presented to GRAMMY Award-winning producer and musician, Mark Ronson, and Lifetime Achievement Award to world renowned Hip Hop pioneer, Afrika Bambaataa.... (more...)
Hip Hop Artist Hanz Gable Releases Debut EP 'Drink to That' Today Hip Hop Artist Hanz Gable Releases Debut EP 'Drink to That' Today
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2015

Brooklyn Hip Hop Artist Hanz Gable has announced his debut EP 'Drink to That' to be released today, October 16, 2015 on his own imprint, Life Goes On, Corp. with distribution from Penalty Entertainment, LLC/ Sony Red.... (more...)
Hip Hop Artist Hanz Gable to Release Debut EP 'Drink to That', 10/16 Hip Hop Artist Hanz Gable to Release Debut EP 'Drink to That', 10/16
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2015

Brooklyn Hip Hop Artist Hanz Gable has announced his debut EP 'Drink to That' to be released October 16, 2015 on his own imprint, Life Goes On, Corp. with distribution from Penalty Entertainment, LLC/ Sony Red.... (more...)
Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth Partner for 'Nothing But Trouble' Video Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth Partner for 'Nothing But Trouble' Video
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

The hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne and chart-topping singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth have teamed up to release their official video for 'Nothing But Trouble,' the first single found on the 808 film soundtrack. The soundtrack accompanies a forthcoming acclaimed documentary chronicling the secret... (more...)
Neuroscientist and Composer Dave Soldier Releases Two Collections via Mulatta Records Neuroscientist and Composer Dave Soldier Releases Two Collections via Mulatta Records
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2015

These companion releases of Soldier's solo piano (In Black & White) and quartet music (In Four Color) dissect and explore the two classic forms of the classical tradition. Together they encompass five hours of compositions spanning thirty years.... (more...)
Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth Release New Single 'Nothing But Trouble' Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth Release New Single 'Nothing But Trouble'
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Big Beat and Atlantic Records have announced the release of 'Nothing But Trouble,' the blockbuster new single from Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth. The track, which premiered via iHeartRadio, is available on the iTunes Store and all DSPs today, Tuesday, June 30th.... (more...)
Sprite Salutes Legends of Hip-Hop Through New 'Obey Your Verse' Lyrical Collection Sprite Salutes Legends of Hip-Hop Through New 'Obey Your Verse' Lyrical Collection
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2015

In 1986, Sprite became one of the first mainstream brands to acknowledge the cultural impact of hip-hop by creating a pioneering national television commercial featuring rapper Kurtis Blow.... (more...)
Hip Hop Icon Grandmaster Flash joins Baz Luhrmann's Netflix original series THE GET DOWN Hip Hop Icon Grandmaster Flash joins Baz Luhrmann's Netflix original series THE GET DOWN
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2015

Iconic founding father of hip hop Grandmaster Flash will serve as associate producer and advisor on Netflix original series THE GET DOWN from creator Baz Luhrmann.... (more...)
Sony/ATV Signs 'Godfather of Hip Hop' Afrika Bambaataa Sony/ATV Signs 'Godfather of Hip Hop' Afrika Bambaataa
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2015

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has announced a long-term, worldwide deal ex- North America with hip hop pioneer and “Godfather” Afrika Bambaataa.... (more...)
Little People & Fort Knox 5 with SteLouse Play the Fox Theatre Tonight Little People & Fort Knox 5 with SteLouse Play the Fox Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Little People & Fort Knox 5 with SteLouse at the Fox Theatre tonight, September 24th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 15th at noon for $12.00 in advance or $15.00 day of show.... (more...)
 Little People & Fort Knox 5 with SteLouse to Play Fox Theatre, 9/24 Little People & Fort Knox 5 with SteLouse to Play Fox Theatre, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Little People & Fort Knox 5 with SteLouse at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 15th at noon for $12.00 in advance or $15.00 day of show.... (more...)
BROOKLYN SHANTI Releases New Single 'This Feeling' With Video BROOKLYN SHANTI Releases New Single 'This Feeling' With Video
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2014

Brooklyn Shanti is widely regarded as an accomplished producer, emcee, and pioneer of Global/Tropical Bass/Dancehall fusion, and is hip-hop's official cultural ambassador to India.... (more...)
Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith and More Join 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival Lineup, 6/1-30 Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith and More Join 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival Lineup, 6/1-30
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced lineup additions for the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30, with over 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City.... (more...)
Junior Brown with The Easy Leaves, Chante Moore and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 3/9 Junior Brown with The Easy Leaves, Chante Moore and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2014

Yoshi's San Francisco has announced its upcoming lineup, now through March 9, 2014. Details below!... (more...)
The Spinners, Calvin Keys Power Quartet and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 2/2 The Spinners, Calvin Keys Power Quartet and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2014

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through February 2, plus new shows through April 2014. Details below!... (more...)
Amel Larrieux, Pedro Sa Moraes and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/26 Amel Larrieux, Pedro Sa Moraes and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/26
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through January 26, plus new shows through April 2014.... (more...)
Young Dubliners, Barbary Coast Burlesque and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/19 Young Dubliners, Barbary Coast Burlesque and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through January 19, plus new shows through April 2014. Details below!... (more...)
Christmas with the Celts, New Year's Eve Concert and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/12 Christmas with the Celts, New Year's Eve Concert and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through January 5, plus new shows through March 2014.... (more...)
Yuna, Count Basie Orchestra, Brian McKnight and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/5 Yuna, Count Basie Orchestra, Brian McKnight and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/5
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through January 5, plus new shows through March 2014.... (more...)
Gene Pritsker to Play The Dimenna Center, 12/1 Gene Pritsker to Play The Dimenna Center, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2013

Who's throwing a Timbre Tantrum? Throughout the first week of December, Composers Concordance ('enterprising new music organization' -NYTimes) presents its 3rd annual festival, entitled 'Timbre Tantrum,' as each concert will focus on specific timbres. For example, the opening concert, 'ArtBeat,' to ... (more...)
SAMPLE THIS, featuring Questlove, Hits Theaters Today SAMPLE THIS, featuring Questlove, Hits Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - September 12, 2013

The hip hop documentary SAMPLE THIS, which is narrated by Gene Simmons of KISS, is in theaters and available On Demand today, September 13th.... (more...)
Gene Simmons Narrates SAMPLE THIS Music Documentary Gene Simmons Narrates SAMPLE THIS Music Documentary
by Movies News Desk - August 13, 2013

GoDigital, Inc. has announced today that they have acquired theatrical and VOD rights to the music documentary SAMPLE THIS, written and directed by Dan Forrer.... (more...)
TommY BoY Stars Come Together at Santos Party House Tonight TommY BoY Stars Come Together at Santos Party House Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2013

Come out and play with the TommY BoY Tribe at Santos Party House tonight, August 5th at 8pm. 21+. No cover.... (more...)






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