Win Tickets to Erykah Badu’s New York Show

Erykah Badu just kicked off the Out My Mind Just In Time 2010 AD tour after the successful release of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Concert goers on the 7th will also be graced with the presence of Janelle Monae and The Roots’ Questlove, who will be opening at the Roseland Ballroom that night.

Want 2 comped tickets to the show AND backstage Meet & Greets with Erykah? Travel over to New York Magazine’s Vulture to enter. After all that, check the full tour schedule at www.OutMyMindJustInTimeTour.com.

P.S. – We hear the next video coming will be for “Turn Me Away (Get Munny),” so stay tuned!

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UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival: Ticket Giveaway

The UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival is coming up soon (‘Jam Day’ is May 30th, ‘Reggae Day’ is May 31st) and the line-up is fantastic. Raphael Saadiq, Q-Tip, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (G&D), The Foreign Exchange, Bilal, Quadron, hosted by Zion-I. And that’s just the first day. ‘Reggae Day’ brings on Nas & Damien Marley, Barrington Levy, and our clear favorite, Nneka. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner in the area. Enter to win after the jump!

We can’t all make it there, but remember that Giant Step’s Summerstage 2010 (NYC) will feature the incredible Raphael Saadiq, with more great artists to be announced soon!

Raphael Saadiq – “Oh Girl”
 

Nneka – “Heartbeat”
 

Nas & Damien Marley – “As We Enter”
 

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Kon and Amir Present Off Track Volume III: Brooklyn, Release Party + Giveaway Contest

Kon & Amir Present Off Track Volume III: Brooklyn, to be released next Tuesday (4/27) on BBE, finds the New York/Boston-based pair shining light on another diverse array of underexposed vinyl. The eclectic African disco and soul cuts Amir highlights on his disc are Americanized by style but inherently authentic in feel, demonstrating the very best of the region’s dance music from the period following Fela Kuti’s mid-70s creative peak.

Kon and Amir will be hosting the official NYC release party at Le Poisson Rouge this Saturday, May 24th as a part of their I Love Vinyl series. On the 1s and 2s for the evening will be Amir, Ge-Ology, The Twilite Tone, Scribe, OP!, and Jon Oliver. Arrive early and ready to dance; entry is free before 10:30pm.

To win a free copy of the album, enter the contest here.

Names You Can Trust Remixes Out Now + Giveaway Contest

After three years of nonstop hits, Names You Can Trust is ready to drop its first collaborative full-length project: a diverse set of talented DJs, producers and bands from around the world remixing their favorites from the NYCTrust catalog.

A limited edition Names You Can Trust Remix 12″ is available for purchase now with remixes by TM Juke & Jack Baker, Colman Brothers, Fumaca Jazz, Los Fulanos and Spinnerty.

Enter to win a copy here.

Buy digitally from Turntable Lab, who are offering bonus tracks.

Enter to Win: Limited Edition Erykah Badu Print

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The After Midnight Series by visual artist Steven Lopez has featured musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, India.Arie, Sade, Jill Scott and more. Lopez works by selecting a favorite song, then he begins the painting process in front of a live audience. Above is a time-lapse video of his process in his studio.

In this episode of the series, he paints to Erykah Badu‘s “Amerykahn Promise” off of New Amerykah Part One: Fourth World War. To celebrate Part Two, Steven Lopez is offering an autographed print poster to the most deserving Badu fan. To prove yourself, send a love letter to contests@giantstep.net explaining why you love Erykah Badu and this painting, describing your personal interpretations, the reasons why you love mixed-media, or maybe just why this rare artwork is rightfully yours.

Contest ends April 25th. The Giclee´ print is 30″ x 40″. Good luck! A message from Erykah:

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