AHH Stray News: Pete Rock & Roy Ayers, Common at MSG, Lupe’s Manager Loses Appeal

(AllHipHop News) Renowned producer Pete Rock will headline a tribute to jazz musician Roy Ayers on April 24th.  Pete Rock is among the musicians who will collaborate on stage and honor Ayers, who will be in attendance to witness the unique performance. Pete Rock will be joined by The Robert Glasper Experiment, who will perform Ayers selections, which will then be transitioned into Pete Rock productions that were created from the legendary vibraphonists’ music. The tribute to Roy Ayers is produced by the Revive Music Group, which has produced the conceptual concert series “Revive Da Live” since 2006.  The Tribute to Roy Ayers takes place April 24th at 7:30 PM at the Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem. Tickets are priced at $25 and can be purchased at www.harlemstage.org. Common has teamed with Nike’s Jordan Brand to headline the Jordan Brand Classic, an annual event at Madison Square Garden, that showcases the top high school basketball players in the world. There will be three games played during the Jordan Brand Classic: The Regional Game, The International Game and The All-American Game. Common will hit the stage during the All-American Game on Saturday (April 17) as part of the triple-header, which will be televised live on ESPN2.  Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations. Lupe Fiasco’s former business partner Charles Patton lost an attempt to appeal a drug conviction today (April 5). According to the Associated Press, Patton attempted to appeal his conviction based on a complaint that jurors were not quizzed about whether or not they had biases against firearms. Patton was arrested in 2003 with 6 kilos of heroin valued at $1 million dollars and a loaded firearm. Patton allegedly used the proceeds from the drugs to start a record label. He also used proceeds from various record deals to purchase drugs and distribute them throughout Chicago.

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