[Hip Hop News Now] Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) To Perform At “Summer Recess” Concert In Philadelphia Hosted By Freeway


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Little Giant Creative presents the first-ever Summer Recess concert featuring international MC and actor Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), and hosted by Freeway, famed recording artist and Philadelphia native. The mid-summer concert will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Union Transfer at 8 pm.

Performing for an anticipated crowd of over 1,000 fans, Bey is making a rare appearance on the East Coast – and in the US – for this special night, at one of the Philadelphia’s newest and most popular venues. The intimate setting is ideal for the performers, who are known for their electric shows that prompt audiences to immerse themselves in the music.

“Summer Recess was conceived as a platform to not only satiate Philadelphia’s love for genuine hip hop music and exceptional lyricism, but to present the city as a mecca for independently produced and curated concerts that celebrate the best of undiscovered and extraordinary talent,” said Meegan Denenberg, partner at Little Giant Creative. “Sponsored by Heineken Green Room, we are continuing to create legendary musical experiences by bringing Yasiin Bey and Freeway together for this show.”

Both students of early Hip Hop music and role models for a new generation of rhyme slayers, Bey and Free have distinct styles that at times appear disparate. The Summer Recess concert will bridge the gap between their perceived differences, bringing together an eclectic audience of rap aficionados and Hip Hop lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

For Freeway, the show is about more than just rhyming on a stage.

“Philly is home, so coming back to host Summer Recess is an honor,” said the rapper. “With Yasiin Bey headlining, we’re giving Philadelphia – especially the younger generation – a taste of pure Hip Hop.”

Tickets go on sale today, June 22, 2015 at 12 pm here: The first 200 tickets purchased online will cost $25; the remaining advanced tickets will cost $30 ($35 if purchased the day of).  The concert is 21+. Visit Summer-Recess.com for more information.


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[Hip Hop News Now] Jay Z Reunites With Roc-A-Fella, Disses Spotify and YouTube


The long awaited reunion of Roc-A-Fella took place last night at Jay Z’s 2-night special event, Tidal B-Sides.  The very special event took place in hope to silence the critics of Jay Z’s new streaming service, Tidal.  The new platform has been under fire since its launch just a few months ago.  Hov has been standing strong on his defense of Tidal and has even taken to social media to quiet the haters.  At this point it was time for Jay Z to start exhibiting why he is in a lane all by himself.  

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Last night’s Tidal B-Sides event was epic as Hova performed a set of songs he rarely performs and artists like Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, and the Young Gunz joined him on stage to solidify the event.  With the big lights and all eyes on Jay Z last night he took the time to release a new freestyle in which he ripped Spotify and Youtube apart.  Check out the freestyle below and stay tuned for details to Tidal B-Sides’ night 2.


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