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JAY-Z, WILL SMITH BACK $11 MILLION FELA KUTI PLAY

Via Allhiphop.com Rappers Jay-Z and Will Smith are among the investors in a Broadway play about the life of Nigerian singer/activist Fela Kuti. The heavyweight Hip-Hop duo are backing an $11 million dollar production of Bill. T. Jones’ musical “Fela,” which will open in November. The original version of the play opened off-Broadway last September, starring actor Sahr Ngaujah, who will reprise his critically acclaimed role as Fela Kuti. Financial concerns due to the recession briefly halted production of the play, which []

NEW MUSIC: RAKIM – ‘HOLY ARE YOU’

The ‘God MC’ otherwise known as the legendary wordsmith Rakim, has dropped his new single Holy Are You, taken off of his long awaited new album The Seventh Seal. The album will drop on the 28th September 2009. [Thanks Cookie] Listen to Holy Are You. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

ISAAC HAYES DIES AT 65

Isaac Hayes died early today (August 10) in Memphis Tennesse AllHipHop.com has learned. The pioneering R&B singer was found laying on the floor near a tread mill in his home. Hayes, 65, was rushed to Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, where he was pronounced dead, around 2:00 am. (Source) no.. no… no…. 😦 Rest In Peace Isaac