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AUGUST GREENE × TONIGHT SHOW COVER ROOM

While “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” may be on summer hiatus for one more week, August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins) stopped by the show’s backstage music room to perform “Livin’ On A Prayer” for a new installment of the Emmy nominated “Cover Room” series.

Link here: https://youtu.be/KIs5hAuYcgE

The #1 late night show across digital and the most viewed late night show on YouTube, “The Tonight Show” continues to innovate online and offer the best in music. “Cover Room” is a digital-only music series featuring popular artists performing covers of some of our most favorite songs.

“Cover Room” was recently nominated for a 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series category, and in April received a Webby Award for the webisode featuring Kesha’s performance of “The House of the Rising Sun.”

“Cover Room” episodes, the link is provided below:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLykzf464sU99yQ6FGxqFm67e3njFEvHKD

“The Tonight Show” returns with original episodes on Tuesday, September 4 and airs weeknights at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT.

UTA Signs Common In All Areas

United Talent Agency (UTA) is proud to announce it now represents multi-award-winning artist, actor, activist and producer, Common in all areas worldwide.
Common’s work in the critically acclaimed film Selma earned him an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Awardand a Critics’ Choice Award for his single, Glory, featuring John Legend. He most recently was nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Critics’ Choice Award for his song, Stand Up For Something, which he co-wrote alongside Diane Warren. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for 20 Grammy Awards, winning three of them and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.
Common co-founded Freedom Road Productions with his longtime manager Derek Dudley. Freedom Road executive produced the critically-acclaimed Showtime series, The Chi and has many projects slated for 2019. On the music front, he recently formed the hip hop supergroup, August Greene, a collaboration with producers Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins. The trio took home a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their song, Letter to the Free.
Common is widely known for his commitment to philanthropy and activism and is the founder of the Common Ground Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to empower underprivileged youth to be strong citizens of the world. Common joined musician Andra Day in performing their Oscar and Grammy-nominated track, Stand Up For Something, at the March For Our Lives anti-gun violence rally in Washington, D.C. He is also a part of the Recording Academy’s newly formed Diversity Task Force led by former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama, Tina Tchen.
Additionally, Common has appeared in multiple roles in both major films and television series. His previous features include John Wick: Chapter 2 alongside Keanu Reeves, Selma with David Oyelowo, Suicide Squad alongside Will Smith, Viola Davis, and Margot Robbie and Barbershop: The Next Cut with Ice Cube. On the television side, he has appeared in The Chi,The Mindy Project, and The Simpsons. Common has a busy Fall with two major studio projects set for release; Warner BrosSmallfoot and the highly-anticipated Fox film, The Hate U Give. His film Three Seconds is set for release in early 2019.
Common continues to be represented by manager Derek Dudley and legally by David Fox of Myman Greenspan Fox.
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Lalah Hathaway

The birthchild of a birthday shout-out from Redman to Lalah on Instagram, the call on me (Remix) feat. Redman is a sultry number with a club-heavy bottom end. With Tiffany Gouch’s production designed to bump from car to the club, perfected by a dose of classic Redman on the verse, this remix is a downtempo go-to!

The call on me (Remix) is one of a slew of new tracks on the honestly (deluxe edition) album, out today on Hathaway Entertainment/Caroline. The album also features remixes from the likes of Robert Glasper, Teddy Riley and The Twilite Tone (producer to Gorillaz, Common, Kanye West and more).

Get the honestly (deluxe edition)HERE.

This new music is to mark the release of honestly: a short film by lalah hathaway. This short film-come-music-video is both an ode to protest and to self-preservation in a time of struggle. In it we follow little lalah in a variety of forms (from Lego, to 2-bit, to human) through the arc of her latest album honestly, on a journey of self-reflection and resistance. It even includes appearances from friends/collaborators Terrace Martin and Thundercat.

The short film is set for release today (watch HERE) with a special screening and Q&A with Lalah taking place onWednesday, July 3, as part of the #realmusicrebels TAKEOVER at Somerset House in London, UK. #realmusicrebels is an initiative co-founded by Hathaway spearheading the intersection of musical integrity and activism. Following 2017 exhibits in both Harlem, NYC and Los Angeles, the #realmusicrebels TAKEOVER launches in London on June 27th, kickstarting the European leg of Hathaway’s Honestly Tour, which hits the following dates and cities:

6/27/18 London, UK – O2 Arena

6/28/18 Rotterdam, Holland – Bird

6/30/18 Glynde, UK – Love Supreme Jazz Festival

7/1/18 Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe

7/3/18 London, UK – Innervisions Festival – KOKO

7/4/18 Dublin, Ireland – Whelans

7/6/18 Sofia, Bulgaria -A To JazZ Festival

A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop

AMAZON MUSIC & THE ROOTS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS ERYKAH BADU, BILAL, ROBERT GLASPER AND CONDUCTOR MIGUEL ATWOOD FERGUSON TO PERFORM AT “A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC HIP HOP” IN DALLAS ON OCTOBER 17TH

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW

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Amazon Music and Live Nation recently unveiled their plans to livestream The Roots’ “A Night Of Symphonic Hip Hop” concert in Dallas, TX. TODAY, special guests Erykah Badu, Bilal, Robert Glasper and conductor, Miguel Atwood Ferguson are announced to join The Roots for this special performance backed by the full symphony orchestra the Dallas POPS at The Pavilion Indoor Theater at Toyota Music Factory on October 17th at 7:45pm PT/10:45pm ET via social media platform Twitch.

 

The event will be broadcast online on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel which is also accessible through the Twitch app on Amazon devices such as Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets. Click HERE & HERE to see Questlove and Tariq discussing the upcoming event and special guest performers!

Following its introduction earlier this year, “A Night Of Symphonic Hip Hop,” presented by Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment, has unified some of rap’s most celebrated icons-Common-with full orchestras for an experience unlike anything in the marketplace. This third incarnation of “A Night Of Symphonic Hip Hop” places the most prominent and prolific band in hip-hop history, three-time GRAMMY® Award winners The Roots, on stage with a Dallas-based 50-piece orchestra. The singular synergy will undoubtedly unlock another dimension of the Philadelphia group’s groundbreaking fusion of rap, funk, jazz, soul, and rock in the live arena. As the legendary out fit and the orchestra collaborate on stage, the event promises to be unforgettable for classical music aficionados and hip-hop heads alike. 

The transformative nature of “A Night Of Symphonic Hip Hop” continues to speak to audiences across genres. Launched with performances by Nelly and Common, the concert series has drawn packed crowds comprised of rap and classical faithful, presenting a powerful cross-section of audiences.

 
Previously, Amazon Music has hosted live streams with artists including Train, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Regina Spektor. Amazon Music has also been the official livestreaming partner of the Alternative Press Music Awards for the last two years.  

 

About The Roots

The legendary Roots Crew have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” This brings the band’s GRAMMY nomination count to twelve. Additionally, “The Roots Picnic,” a yearly star-studded mix of musicians, has become a celebrated institution. The Roots were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serve as the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit livenationentertainment.