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Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical inspired by the life and lyrics of the late Tupac Shakur, has been forced to close on June 20th due to poor ticket sales. The non-biographical rap musical set in an inner-city neighborhood in the Midwest just opened a month ago, but it was met with low attendance and mixed reviews. Attendance was low, even during previews in early June.

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Singer and poet Saul Williams is earning early rave reviews for his starring turn in the new Broadway play “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a musical based on the music and lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. On what would have been the iconic hip-hop star’s 43rd birthday, Williams shared a playlist of his favorite Tupac exclusively songs on Rdio.

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If there were a poem to describe the thoughts of independent film producer and director Marc Levin on the 15th anniversary of his gritty film, Slam, it would likely include the phrase “blown away.” Levin is still surprised at the film’s impact despite winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the Camera…

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On the “A” w/Souleo  On the surface two major events held this past weekend could not appear to be further apart. Separated by over 200 miles was the Washington, D.C. kickoff to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park the Afropunk Festival. The former event was to commemorate a watershed moment in…

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