Rico Nasty Lands Headliner For AFROPUNK Black Spring Festival

Hip-hop star Rico Nasty is heading to the big stage. The “Smack A B*tch” crooner is headlining a major online festival that’s happening very soon.

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Rico Nasty Lands Headliner For AFROPUNK Festival

The Washington D.C. native will be a main act at this year’s AFROPUNK’s Black Spring online festival. The virtual concert event is happening on April 23rd and will also be headlined by Brazilian singer-songwriter Seu Jorge, and Brazilian thrash band Black Pantera.

The event will highlight Afro-Latine and Afro-Caribbean music, and tickets can be reserved on the AFROPUNK site.

In addition to this celebration of Afro-Latine and Afro-Caribbean voices, AFROPUNK will, for the first time ever, team up with NPR Music for “Tiny Desk Meets AFROPUNK,” a special concert series to kick-off all the Black Spring festivities. With more than 1,000 recorded performances and over 57 million viewers tuning in each month, the Tiny Desk concert series partnering up with AFROPUNK is a match made in heaven. “Celebrating with Tiny Desk is the perfect partner for this expansion in highlighting Afro-Latine and Afro-Caribbean voices,” Tina Farris shares. “NPR has always been a purveyor of world music, and we are excited about expanding the AFROPUNK tenants with their audience. (Essence)

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Rico Nasty Has No Interest In Working W/ Coi Leray

A much-needed collaboration isn’t happening anytime soon. A fan of rap game rookie Coi Leray reached out to the punk/rap artist wishing for a duet between the two, and was promptly shut down.

Rico Nasty’s list of collab partners includes Doja Cat, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, Asian Doll and the late XXXTentacion. But when she was pressed by a fan on social media about doing something with Coi Leray (daughter of rap veteran Benzino), Nasty didn’t mince words.

“We need a coi leray collab”


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Tyler The Creator + Lil Baby Headline Bonnaroo

Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Lizzo and more big-name musicians are set to ignite the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer. The organization – following setbacks courtesy of the coronavirus pandemic – has announced a massive line-up of superstars headlining its three-day event.

Following a COVID-19-related postponement, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will return to Manchester, Tennessee, from September 2-5, 2021. Today, the festival has announced its full lineup. It’ll kick off with the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, September 2. Megan Thee Stallion and Foo Fighters will headline Friday; Tame Impala and Lizzo will lead Saturday; and Tyler, the Creator and Lana Del Rey will headline Saturday. Artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, Jason Isbell, Brittany Howard, Deftones, Run the Jewels, and many others will play during the weekend. (Pitchfork)

The Bonnaroo Jam-Packed Fun

While COVID-19 safety protocols are expected to take place, tons of interactive activities including waterslides and a 5k run are set to go down over the three-day adventure.

The festival will be offering more than just concerts, as they will also be hosting parades, a 5k run, a Ferris wheel, waterslides and even a market featuring clothing, art pieces, and other craft items. Tickets are on sale now but you might want to wait till payday as the cheapest package is going for $339. (Narcity)