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DC Music Lovers it is one of the hottest (literally and figuratively) weekends in DC for music.  Memorial Day tends to kick off the summer music season with cook outs – however if you like music with your hot dogs and burgers – then festivals, National Mall events, jazz, world music and more is what’s in store this weekend…  Whether you enjoy sitting in an air-conditioned theater or arena, being outdoors on the grass or mixing your music with food and festival fun – there is an unlimited amount of music performances, both day and night, to fulfill whatever tickles your musical fancy.

If you thought last weekend’s musical calendar carried a heavy load, then you are not even prepared for the DC Music Scene!!  Make sure to pack your sunscreen, some bottled water and maybe break out your bicycle (gas is really high) because this weekend’s music events are taking us outside so join me, mother nature and DC music lovers as we soak up some sun, fun and great music.

Enjoy!!

Thursday – May 26th:  

  • Friendly Fires with Wise Blood at the 930 Club (UK – Dance Indie Pop)
  • Lloyd at The Park (Rap/Hip Hop)
  • America with Tiffany Thompson at the Birchmere (Pop Rock)

Friday – May 27th:

  • Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at DAR Constitution Hall (Bollywood, Qawwali)
  • Paul Simon at 930 Club (Icon)
  • Faith Evans at The Park (R&B)
  • The Human Abstract at Jaxx Nightclub (Metal)
  • Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra at the Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage (Opera)
  • America with Liz Longley at the Birchmere (Pop Rock) – SOLD OUT!

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The Wizard of Poetry —  Sept. 29th on Def Jam

Ghostface Ghostdini Album


FOCUS IS ON R&B DUETS –

WITH ESTELLE, FABOLOUS, JOHN LEGEND, RAHEEM DeVAUGHN, LLOYD AND OTHERS

“Baby” featuring Raheem DeVaughn is 1st single


(Sept. 9, 2009 – New York, NY) Dubbed by the New York Times “the most lovable rapper in the world: a wounded warrior with raps to match his speeding heartbeat,” Def Jam artist – and Wu-Tang Clan ironman – Ghostdini (aka Ghostface Killah) returns under a new guise in 2009 as THE WIZARD OF POETRY, his 6th Def Jam album (and 10th major label album), in which he attracts an A-list of duet partners including John Legend, Fabolous, Raheem DeVaughn, Lloyd, Estelle, and others.  The new album will arrive in the physical and digital marketplace on September 29th.  The first single from the new album is “Baby” featuring Raheem DeVaughn. See the video on DefJam.com:

http://defj.am/ghostface_babyvid

The final running sequence for THE WIZARD OF POETRY looks like this:

  1. Not Your Average Girl featuring Shareefa
  2. Do Over featuring Raheem “Radio” DeVaughn
  3. Baby featuring Raheem “Radio” DeVaughn
  4. Lonely featuring Jack Knight
  5. Stapleton Sex
  6. Stay
  7. Paragraphs Of Love featuring Vaughn Anthony & Estelle
  8. Guest House featuring Fabolous and Shareefa
  9. Let’s Stop Playin’ featuring John Legend
  10. Forever
  11. I’ll Be That featuring Adrienne Bailon
  12. Goner featuring Lloyd
  13. **Bonus Tracks** She’s A Killah featuring Ron Browz
  14. **Bonus Tracks** Back Like That featuring Ne-Yo & Kanye West


Leading up to the release of The Wizard Of Poetry, iTunes will be running a “Complete My Album” campaign. The first single “Baby” was released on August 18th. “Forever” was released on September 1st. On September 8th, the John Legend duet “Let’s Stop Play’n” will be released, followed by Ghost and Fab’s “Guest House” on September 15th. Throughout, Ghost sprinkles his trademark wit and charm over signature sample-based grooves and modern R&B tracks.

A hip-hop icon for more than 15 years, Ghost’s legions of fans have been tuning in to The World According to Pretty Toney long enough to know that “he doesn’t so much deliver rhymes as narrate graphically detailed scenes, rife with violence, passion and a little humor,” as USA Today stated.  Along the way, Ghost has made a habit of enlisting duet partners on his singles and album tracks – Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Jadakiss, Ne-Yo, and many others, including his WTC mates Raekwon, Method Man, U-God, and so on.

Ghost, Method Man, and Redman just played out the final dates of their month-long, 21-city Foot Print in Hip-Hop Tour – in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco – keeping the Wu-Tang Clan spirit alive and well on the road.

Ghost has been touring in support of his most recent album, Ghostdeini The Great (December 2008), the first official compilation from the Tony Starks archive on the Def Jam label, blending “classic tracks with remixes and new verses,” as Billboard.com described it.  Guests include W-TC, fellow Def Jam artists Kanye West and Ne-Yo, Amy Winehouse, Mary J. Blige, Ice Cube, and others.  The collection also drew tracks from three of Ghost’s Def Jam albums: Fishscale (March 2006), More Fish (December 2006), and The Big Doe Rehab (December 2007).  The physical CD (only) of Ghostdeini The Great features bonus video content that chronicles his performance on the first annual 19-city Hip-Hop Live! Tour back in October-November 2007.

Catch Ghostface Killah on tour:

10/2 Albany, NY- Northern Lights

10/3 Philly, PA- Trocadero

10/4 Carrboro, NY- Cats Cradle

10/5 Charleston, SC- Music Farm

10/7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Revolution

10/9 Oxford, MS- Lyric

10/10 Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish Moon

10/11 Austin, TX- Emos

10/13 Tucson, AZ- The Rock

10/14 Tempe, AZ- The Clubhouse

10/15 San Diego, CA- Canes

10/16 Los Angeles, CA Key Club

10/17 Santa Barbara, CA- Velvet Jones

10/19 Reno, NV- Club Underground

10/20 San Fran, CA- Slims

10/21 Arcata, CA- Arcata Theatre

10/22 Portland, OR- Berbati’s Pan

10/23 Eugene, OR- WOW Hall

10/24 Seattle, WA- Showbox

10/25 Bellingham, WA- Nightlight

10/28 Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge

10/29 Aspen, CO- Belly Up

10/30 Denver, CO- Bluebird

10/31 Boulder, CO- Fox

Courtesy of  N. McCarthy (Island/Def Jam)