Afropunk Festival returns this year for its annual, weekend-long celebration in Brooklyn. The New York edition of the infamous festival will be headlined by Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, Miguel, Tyler the Creator and an unannounced special guest. Afropunk BK will take place at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene on August 25 and 26. In addition to Badu, Monáe, and Miguel, Afropunk recruited the likes of The Internet, H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, Jacob Banks, Yuna and more to help round out the impressive bill.

Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar made musical magic when they connected to perform their recently released collab, “Figures, a Reprise” at the 2018 JUNO Awards. Held on March 24-25 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Rogers Arena, the two breakout Canadian R&B stars shocked the crowd with the debut of their outstanding collaboration. Originally released by Reyez as a single off her acclaimed debut project Kiddo, the duet breathes new life into the breakup anthem.

Brandy and Lil’ Mo had a moment backstage at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut over the weekend. The singing ladies were part of the “R&B Remix” concert (alongside Ashanti and Avant). Lil’ Mo had felt like giving up earlier in the night and Brandy told her to never stop singing. “Vocals!!! The bible and the quran @4everbrandy and I,” wrote Mo on Instagram. “She just told me to never stop singing. I was ready quit tonight.

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