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Grammy Nominees Kehlani And Fetty Wap To Perform Alongside Future At BUKU Fest

The Buku Music and Art Project is back with its fifth installment and enlisting some serious, noteworthy talent. 

Get your masks and beads ready, because it's definitely going to be a festive Mardi Gras in in New Orleans this year. The BUKU Music and Art Project is back with its fifth installment it has announced the talent for its March event.

The BUKU fest is essentially the house-party everyone wants to get invited to, celebrating the intersection of pop culture, art, and the essence of true New Orleans culture. On the music end, past performances have included A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, and Nas. And on the art-tip, the two-day event has featured artists from major cities such as Los Angeles and New York.

This year, BUKU is taking the "house party" to the next level and is enlisting a couple of big names to get it there. Headliners for the show include Kid Cudi and Future. And in light of the Grammy's, Buku has cast nominees Fetty Wap and Kehlani to bless the New Orleans stage. As if that isn't enough, additional acts include A$AP Ferg, Earl Sweatshirt, Post Malone, Casey Veggies and Cashmere Cat.

Two nights of madness can't come without a price, though. General admission for the two-day pass is running for around $189.50, with the VIP ticketing running for a steeper price. There are also travel packages and deals for those jet-setters. For more details concerning the festival, you can go here. The advance tickets have already sold out, so think quick or you might miss out.

Check out the promo video below.

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

Stream 4Real 4Real below.

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Children

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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