New Release: NEXT Collective – ‘Cover Art’

NEXT Collective today releases an incredible collection of covers with their CoverArt album. This collective of brilliant young jazz musicians came together with an aim to remake some popular music favorites, including the work of Little Dragon, Jay Z and Kanye West, D’Angelo, N.E.R.D, Stereolab, Drake, Meshell Ndegeocello, and on. It’s a real treat. Hear their cover of Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church In The Wild” below.

For those in the NYC area, do not miss the opportunity to watch these guys at work tonight during their album release show! More details are below. Others can watch the live stream of the release show after the jump or on the live stream site.

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Event Details
NEXT Collective Album Release Show
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Doors 10pm / show 10:30pm

Featuring
Logan Richardson: saxophone
Walter Smith III: saxophone
Matthew Stevens: guitar
Gerald Clayton: keyboards
Ben Williams: bass
Jamire Williams: drums
and special guest Christian Scott: trumpet

DJ Set from Rich Medina

Tickets: $15 advance / $18 doors
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Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

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Live stream of release show tonight after the jump

Show: Naughty By Nature Kicked Off “Hip Hop Hooray” 20th Anniversary Tour in NYC

Fans packed New York City’s Gramercy Theatre last night to kick off Naughty By Nature’s international tour recognizing the 20th anniversary of the anthem “Hip Hop Hooray.” Treach, Vin Rock and Kay Gee brought out everything from classics like “Uptown Anthem,” “O.P.P.” and “Feel Me Flow” to newer cuts from 2011′s Anthem Inc.

The stage was full of notables including DJ Cassidy, EPMD’s Erick Sermon, Ed Lover, A Tribe Called Quests’ Jarobi and Black Sheep’s Dres. The last two shared the mic to give the audience a taste of their joint project, Evitan.

Naughty will be touring heavily throughout the year including stops this Friday at DC’s Howard Theatre; Saturday at Norfolk, VA’s Attucks Theatre and Sunday in Winston-Salem, NC at Ziggy’s.

Photo Credit: Rolling Out who has a great recap of the night.

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