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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Watch: Jay Electronica performs with Jay Z at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest

Jay Z Jay Electronica 
Jay Electronica delivered a rare live performance at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on Saturday. Over the course of the set, he was joined by several special guests, including J. Cole, Mac Miller, and Jay Z, who first signed Electronica to Roc Nation back in 2010.
Below, via RapRader, watch video of big Jay and little Jay team up for performances of “Young Gifted & Black”, “We Made It”, “Shiny Suit Theory” , and “Public Service Announcement”.

R.I.P. Tommy Ramone, drummer of The Ramones

tommy ramone
The Ramones’ last surviving original member, Thomas Erdelyi, aka Tommy Ramone, has died, according to Variety. He was 62 years old.
Ramone served as the band’s drummer from 1974 to 1978, appearing on the band’s first four albums, 1976′s Ramones, 1977′s Leave Home and Rocket to Russia, and 1979′s It’s Alive. He also co-produced It’s Alive and 1984′s Too Tough to Die. For his efforts, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Ramones in 2002
Aside from The Ramones, Tommy produced The Replacements’ seminal albumTim and Redd Kross’ Neuortica.
Tommy was diagnosed with bile duct cancer and had been in hospice care prior to his death.

Earl Sweatshirt cancels upcoming tour dates, citing exhaustion

Earl Sweatshirt // Photo by David Hall

Earl Sweatshirt has been touring non-stop since releasing his major label debut, Doris, last August. Looks like the rigors of the road have finally caught up to the young emcee, as he’s been forced to cancel his remaining tour dates due to physical and mental exhaustion.

The affected dates include Earl’s slots at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival and Canada’s Pemberton Music Festival next week. It’s unclear if he still plans to play festivals later in the year, specifically L.A.’s FYF Fest in August.

Riot Fest Denver moving to new location after city denies permit

Riot Fest
The Denver installment of Riot Fest currently finds itself without a home after Arapahoe County, Colorado denied a temporary-use permit to the festival on Friday, according to the Denver Post.

Update: According to a statement issued by the festival, a new location will be announced next week.

The festival was set to take place September 19th – 21st at May Farms in Byers, Colorado. However, country officials expressed doubts that the town of 1,000 residents could adequately handle the 17,000 people expected to attend the festival.

Arapahoe County Zoning Administrator Tammy King said Byers had “a general sense of being overrun with traffic and people” from Riot Fest’s 2013 iteration. “These impacts included residents having difficulty in getting their vehicles in and out of their driveways, substantial difficulties in traveling to obtain groceries and other essential services, difficulty in getting to and from work, (and) difficulty in conducting farm trucking activities.”

Riot Fest has 10 days to appeal the county. As of yet, festival organizers has yet to comment on the the county’s decision, or if they plan to find a new location.

This year’s Riot Fest Denver lineup boats The Cure, The National, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, TV on the Radio, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, and Social Distortion, among others.Riot Fest Denver 2014 lineup

Radiohead will begin recording in September

Radiohead will reconvene in September and will begin work on ninth studio album. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood made the revelation to BBC Radio 6′s Mary Anne Hobbs, explaining, “We’re going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it’s sounding
Greenwood’s brother, Colin, made a similar proclamation back in April, when he told Nashville Cream that Radiohead plans to reconvene at the end of the summer and “make a plan” for the follow-up to 2011′s The King of Limbs..Radiohead’s return to the studio comes following a lengthy hiatus, during which several of the band members have focused on solo projects. Thom Yorke has of, course, recorded and toured with Atoms For Peace, Jonny Greenwood scored the new Paul Thomas Anderson film Inherent Vice, and drummer Phil Selway recently announced the release of a new solo album.