(AllHipHop News) Rapper Wyclef Jean will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” during a tribute performance to Jimi Hendrix at SummerStage in New York. The SummerStage Gala titled “The Music of Jimi Hendrix” will take place at Rumsey Playfield next week, where Bebel Gilberto, G. Love & Special Sauce, Amel Larrieux, Living Colour, and The Roots will also perform.
The highly anticipated show featuring songs from Hendrix’s legendary catalog is being produced by Michael Dorf, who is known for producing similar events at Carnegie Hall. Seated concert tickets start at $50 for the concert, which takes place on June 5.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place this February in Los Angeles, organizers announced today (May 31). The annual music awards ceremony will take place at The Staples Center on February 10, and will air live on CBS from 8:00-11:30PM EST.
Organizers also announced that “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” will air live on CBS on December 5. Last year’s “Grammy Nominations” concert was produced and hosted by veteran rapper LL Cool J.
Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky has revealed that he has two new albums in the works. During an interview with MTV News, A$AP Rocky ran down the list of features on the A$AP Mob LP, which will feature Raekwon, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, and others. “We got Nast on there, we got Ferg on there, we got Twelvy on there, we got me on there,” Rocky told Sway about the members of A$AP Mob who also appear. Additionally, A$AP Rocky is working on his highly-anticipated solo debut Long.Live.A$AP.