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Recap: African American Festival 2016

Common and Joe performed in Baltimore last weekend as the headliners for the annual African American Festival. The gentlemen performed along side acts like Angie Stone. Mary Mary, Anthony Brown & Group therApy, who all had the crowd singing along to all their classics hits.

The two day festival also had an Empowerment Tent with guest such as Matthew Knowles. Their was a Beauty Bar with multi vendors selling jewelry, makeup, skin care and apparel.

Oh and did we say this was FREE to enter and the concert portion was also FREE!

Check out some of festival after the jump…

Images by Renita Clarke

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9th ANNUAL DC LOVES DILLA TRIBUTE

Written & Images by Renita Clarke

The 9th Annual J Dilla Tribute & Benefit Concert [DC Loves Dilla] celebrates the life of James “J Dilla” Yancey, one of the most prolific beatmakers ever – responsible for crafting hits for The Roots, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Common and many more. The tribute raises funds for the J Dilla and Lupus Foundations.

Last night N’Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies, Phife Dawg of the A Tribe Called Quest, Bahamadia, Pharoahe Monch and some great underground artists, all ripped the stage in honor of J Dilla. J Dilla’s mom came out and helped the Smithsonian announce that J Dilla’s Moog & MP players will be featured piece in the new “African American History” Museum. Then we found out that there will be show coming to the Kennedy Center for J Dilla.

The night was jammed packed with surprises and great hip hop music. Check out what you missed!

Photography by Renita Clarke

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