June 28, 2012 (10 p.m. — 2 a.m.)
LIL RICKY’S RIB SHACK
Walnut Room
1709 Walnut St.
Philadelphia
21+
FREE before 11 p.m.; $5 after

Happy to be back at the Walnut Room for the third time, and even happier to be starting a monthly in my hometown through the end of 2012. Here’s to a great future!

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June 29, 2012 (9 p.m. — 2 a.m.)
The Shrine Presents RICH MEDINA w/DJ Castle
Coup D’Etat at The Shrine
2109 South Wabash Ave.
Chicago
21+ $5 with RSVP

Good to be back at The Shrine and happy to be rocking along DJ Castle for the first time.

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June 30, 2012 (All Day)
PEX SUMMER FESTIVAL
2564 Silver Rd.
Darlington, Md.
ALL AGES
$175+
Tickets here

As always, the annual July PEX Festival is gonna be a stone groove. Here’s to another holiday full of painted titties and random naked dancing folks.

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July 3, 2012 (9 p.m.—3 a.m.)
QUESTLOVE PRESENTS PSK w/DJ Jazzy Jeff, J Rocc, DJ Statik and more!
Voyeur
1221 Saint James St.
Philadelphia
21+
$15
Tickets here

Feeling lucky to be invited by Questlove and Tayyib Smith to participate in PSK.

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July 11, 2012 (10 p.m. — 4 a.m.)
PROPS w/DJ AKALEPSE
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St.
New York
21+
Free before 10 p.m.; $10 after 10 p.m.

Me & Lepse continue fighting the good fight on Wednesday nights in NYC! Each and every week for going on 10 years now! no filler, no radio fluff...strictly bangers, and strictly para tu. Free before 11pm every week kids. LPR.

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July 20, 2012 (8 p.m.—10 p.m.)
PEACE GO WITH YOU, GIL: A Celebration of Gil Scott-Heron w/Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Bobbito, Dwight Trible, Shafiq Husayn and more!
Grand Performances
350 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles
ALL AGES
FREE!

Holy shit. I’m gonna be performing Gil Scott-Heron spoken word in front of a gigantic audience in Los Angeles alongside a bunch of my friends.

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July 21, 2012 (10 p.m. — 5 a.m.)
theLIFT w/King Britt, Wiseacre & Jeremy Sole, “The Philly Special”
SECRET LOCATION! Check Facebook for more info
Los Angeles
21+

$10 before 11:30pm; $20

Visit number three should trump visits one and two, without a doubt. Salute to theLIFT crew for keeping your man in mind. And on top of that, I’ll be rocking alongside my man, my mellow, and my next door neighbor, King Britt.

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July 25—31, 2012
SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER PRESENTS SuncéBeat 3 w/DJ Harvey, Francois K, Atjazz, Dimitri from Paris, Dennis Ferrer, Alex Barck (Jazzanova), DJ Spinna, DJ Lefto, Phil Asher and more!
The Garden Tisno, Croatia
All Ages
£105 per person (go to event link to purchase tickets)

Last time I participated in Southport Weekender was #41, and it was incredible. Who knows which number this one is, but I’m glad to be included, and looking forward to my first trip to Croatia.