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Lauryn Hill Announces Acoustic Performance Series in New York & Washington D.C.

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Lauryn Hill is back and returning to the tour life. She has announced her SMALL AXE: Acoustic Performance series, a six-date tour that will take place in Washington D.C. and New York City from February 13-25. The eight-time Grammy winner will  perform in small intimate venues including the D.C.’s Howard Theatre, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, and New York’s Highline Ballroom and Blue Note, which hold approximately 250-500 people. Check out the dates below and head over to MsLaurynHill.com for available tickets.

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4 Musiq Soulchild Songs Every Guy Should Know

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Ever been to a concert where the artist seems to talk as much as they sing? Well Musiq Soulchild isn’t one of those artists! Dressed to the nines in virtually all-black jacket, vest, slacks and shirt, Musiq appeared the epitome of cool onstage at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on December 22. Yet his few choice words expressed a different, more pressing sentiment.

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Concert Review: 5 Reasons We Love Elle Varner

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Since she burst onto the music scene in 2012 with her debut album, Perfectly Imperfect featuring the bubbly single “Only Wanna Give It To You,” Elle Varner has proved that she belongs in the musical spotlight. Just when we thought we couldn’t adore this 25-year-old starlet any more than we already do, she appeared at her old stomping grounds: New York City’s popular B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on December 7th. Elle sang her heart out and gave us five more reasons to love her.

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These 10 Music Videos Prove That Missy Elliott Has Always Been A Boss

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By Chris Carpenter 

Beginning with her inflated-trash-bag-wearing debut in “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” to her Grammy Award winning “Lose Control,” Missy Elliott‘s collection of videos are nothing short of eye-bulging brilliance. And while we haven’t seen a clip from hip-hop’s funkiest diva in a minute – Miss E. will reunite with Lil’ Kim and Da Brat tonight at the Soul Trail Awards to perform their platinum selling 1997 hit “Not Tonight.”

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What Happens When R&B Divas Catch The Holy Spirit? You Get Amazing GIFs!

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We love us some R&B Divas. As glamorous and elegant as they are, they know how to let loose on stage, much more than their Pop Queen cousins. Case in point: one of our favorites, Mary J. Blige, is the queen of busting some unexpected and frighteningly unique moves when she’s performing. Likewise, Beyonce is the queen of bizarre rubber face when she’s in the zone.

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8 Reasons Why We Love Erykah Badu, Music’s Most Beloved Weirdo

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-By Phoebe Robinson

If you were a black girl during the summer of 1997, three things were of importance of to you: finding someone to grease your scalp while you watched Living Single, rooting for Serena and Venus Williams to become the tennis powerhouses they are today, and listening to Erykah Badu‘s debut disc Baduizm. Heck, even if you weren’t a black woman, you were well aware of that classic album. It sold over three million copies, highlighted Badu’s Billie Holiday-esque vocals, and secured her two Grammy awards, but most importantly, it announced her arrival as a force to be reckoned within the music industry. And while her popularity has waned a bit (whose hasn’t after 17 years in the business?), Badu’s legacy can be seen and felt all around us. Read on for 8 reasons why we still adore her.

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