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  Talib Kweli Tapped For Black August

David Banner and Talib Kweli have been tapped to headline the 7th Annual Black August Hip Hop Benefit Concert taking place in New York City on Sunday.
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Talib Kweli headlining The 7th Annual Black August concert

The 7th Annual Black August concert will take place at BB Kings in New York City on August 8th. Black August focuses on conscious hip-hop music and brings light to the plight of political prisoners. Headlining this year's concert will be Talib Kweli and Common. Other artists scheduled to appear include Jean Grae, Flo Brow, and Saigon. Artists such as Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Keith Murray and The Roots have previously played at Black August.

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  Beastie Boys Launch Fall Tour with Talib Kweli

Hot off the success of their much ballyhooed To The 5 Buroughs, everyone> '> s favorite frat rap/rock trio, the Beastie Boys, are launching a fall North American tour, with indie rap behemoth Talib Kweli along for the ride.

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Blige, Missy bite into 'Shark Tale' :

BLIGE, MISSY BITE INTO'SHARK TALE' : Artists sing 70s jams for soundtrack. *Missy Elliott and Christina Aguilera will team for a remake of the 1977 Rose Royce hit "Car Wash" while Mary J. Blige takes on Cheryl Lynn' s dance floor staple "Got to Be Real" for the soundtrack to the animated DreamWorks film "Shark Tale."

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  Mos Def has 'Danger' on his mind

Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. The 18-track set will feature the tracks "Boogie Man," "Ghetto Rock," "Close Edge," "Y.E.A." and "Bed Stuy Parade and Funeral March," among others. Mos Def was previously signed to Rawkus, which was absorbed earlier this year into Geffen.

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  Snoop Dogg preps new album for fall release

Grammy nominated recording artist and multi-media star Snoop Dogg is recording an album tentatively titled R&G: (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece to be released this fall. The album is set to be released November 16th as a co-production between Doggy Style and Star Trak, through Geffen Records.
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  The Roots Tour Dates (update 8/02... Sept/Oct added) * US

Wed - 8/11/2004 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Talib Kweli (guitar center DJ spinoff finals) Click here
  Larrieux visits The Saturday Early Show's Second Cup Café to perform the song, "For Real."

Amel Larrieux first hit the scene years ago as the lead singer of the group Groove Theory. Years later, she decided to take the big step and strike out on her own.

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