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SZA Shares Video for “The Weekend,” Directed by Solange

posted by Oscar December 22, 2017

Breakout star of 2017, SZA has released the music video for the key track off her CTRL album, “The Weekend.” The TDE songstress tapped Solange to direct the visual, whose touch can really be felt throughout.

The video may not overtly portray the narrative from the song’s lyrics, but it does allow SZA to show off that her sensuality knows no bounds and these scenes can help personify the central figure in “The Weekend.”

Check it out above.

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Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw 2017 Lineup feat. Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Solange

posted by Oscar August 14, 2017

Tyler, the Creator has announced the lineup of his sixth annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, which is set to take place October 28-29 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

Along with a performance from Tyler himself, the will have a chance to see Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, Solange, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, the Internet, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Mac Miller, Justice, Kelis, Fidlar, Migos, 6lack, Willow Smith & Jaden Smith, Kehlani and more. Syd and Steve Lacy from the Internet will both be doing solo sets, along with performing with the band.

Get your tickets, starting Thursday (August 17) at 12pm PST, at campfloggnaw.com

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Top 12 Acts of Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

posted by Oscar July 20, 2017

Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 was definitely among one of the best editions of the Chicago installment of the festival. Three days full of artists doing what they do best, and we were in attendance scoping out Union Park to see what #P4kfest had in store for us.

What we got in return was awesome performances, some that will likely be on my year-end list of the best performances I saw this year. From icons to fast-rising up-and-comers, the eclectic balance at this festival had plenty to offer right from when the first acts hit the stage.

Check out our list of the best acts we see over the last weekend. Continue Reading

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POD GIveaway: Win a Day Pass To Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

posted by Oscar July 10, 2017

This weekend, July 14-16, Chicago’s Union Park will be hosting the 2017 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival, and to help get everybody excited for one of our favorite times of the season, we’d like to treat you all to some free passes!  has yet another stellar lineup this year with headliners LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange, and some of the other dope artists on the lineup that will be hitting the stage throughout the weekend include Vince Staples, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, Joey Purp, Jamila Woods, and Madlib among others. We will definitely be on-site throughout the weekend covering things for y’all, but besides delivering dope pics and recaps, we’d like to offer a little something extra.

So here’s what we got for you… We got three (3) individual one-day passes, one for each date of the festival, and we will be picking three winners at random that will get one (1) pass each.

To enter, take the next steps:

Follow POD on Instagram & on Facebook

Follow Pitchfork Music Fest on Instagram

Once you follow the accounts above, send us an email at events@pursuitofdopeness.com letting us know which date you most want to attend and which artists you want to see that day.

Each winner will be randomly selected and notified on July 12th. You can also still purchase tickets here: 

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Afropunk Brooklyn 2017 Lineup Announced feat. Thundercat, Gary Clark Jr., Kaytranada, + a St. Heron Stage

posted by Oscar April 6, 2017

The 2017 lineup for the Brooklyn installment of Afropunk has been announced. The roster for this year includes Soul II Soul, Sampha, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Dizzee Rascal, Gary Clark Jr., Macy Gray, SZA, Serpentwithfeet, Sango, The Cool Kids, and Kevin Abstract. Solange’s St. Heron and Kaytranada will also  Many more headliners will be announced soon, too.

The critically-acclaimed fest will take place August 26-27 at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. See the lineup below. Continue Reading

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Outside Lands 2017 Lineup features Gorillaz, Metallica, The Who, A Tribe Called Quest

posted by Oscar April 4, 2017

The West Coast will be hosting one of the dopest music festivals this summer and this year’s Outside Lands lineup has all the proof you need. Not only does it feature headliners like Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, and the legendary A Tribe Called Quest, but the rest of the roster has gems sprinkled all over.

Alt-J, Queens Of The Stone Age, Solange, Future Islands, ScHoolboy Q, Young The Giant, Kaytranada, Action Bronson, Royal Blood, Thundercat, Noname, and more.

Outside Lands will be taking place August 11-13 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. Get your tickets starting April 7 here: http://bit.ly/2obxZt1

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 Lineup Adds Vince Staples, Angel Olsen, Danny Brown, Joey Purp, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

posted by Oscar March 10, 2017

Ay-ooooooh! Friday is a little bit more Dope now with the release of the 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival lineup! Following the announcement of its headliners LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange, today we get the rest of the roster.

Added to the lineup are POD-certified dope artists like Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, The Avalanches, Vince Staples, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Jamila Woods, Joey Purp, Madlib, Isaiah Rashad, NE-HI, and Weyes Blood.

Also playing the Pitchfork Music Festival are notable acts like Dirty Projectors, Thurston Moore Group, PJ Harvey, Nicolas Jaar, Francis and the Lights, Cherry Glazerr, Ride, and American Football.

The 12th annual Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 at Chicago’s Union Park. Find more details on the lineup and special events after the jump. Continue Reading

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Pitchfork Music Festival Announces LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange as 2017 Headliners

posted by Oscar February 27, 2017

Today we got a glimpse at the dopeness that will surround the 2017 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival with the announcement of the headliners: LCD Soundsystem will headline on Friday night, followed by A Tribe Called Quest on Saturday night, with Solange closing out the festival on Sunday.

I called it with both the Tribe and Solange heading for this fest, both coming off a 2016 that saw them realize truly amazing records. LCD Soundsystem for their part are headlining a summer festival in the Chi for a second year in a row, extending their comeback some and allowing plenty more to tell ’em to shut up and play the hits!

Along with this news, the festival organizers have announced they are partnering with Saint Heron for a series of events curated by this innovative label and arts platform founded by Solange Knowles. The Saint Heron-charged event series will feature an onsite art installation, film screening, artist talks, late night jazz jam sessions, and more. These will take place from Thursday, July 13th through Sunday, July 16th at various locations throughout Chicago. Find more details below. Continue Reading

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Lineup for 10th Annual Roots Picnic Announced

posted by Oscar February 20, 2017

The legendary Roots crew have announced the lineup for their annual Roots Picnic festival, featuring the band doing a headline set with Pharrell, while Lil Wayne and Solange also boast top billing. Some of the other acts that will make an appearance at Roots Picnic 2017 include 21 Savage, Kimbra, Gilles Peterson, Thundercat, Virgil Abloh, and Noname.

See the full lineup in the poster above or listed below.

The 10th edition of the fest is returning to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, June 3rd. Continue Reading

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Panorama Festival 2017 Lineup Announced feat. Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest

posted by Oscar January 9, 2017

The 2017 lineup for Goldenvoice’s Panomara Festival has been announced, with headliners including Frank Ocean, Solange, Tame Impala, Nine Inch Nails, and A Tribe Called Quest. The fest will take place in Randall’s Island Park on July 28-30.

The New York City music festival will also see performances by Alt-J, MGMT, Future islands, Tyler the Creator, Spoon, and Vince Staples. Chicago’s Towkio and Jamila Woods also made this year’s roster. See the lineup in full on the poster above or on the Panorama website.

Goldenvoice is the company that is also behind Coachella, which this year will have Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar as headliners.

Tickets to Panorama go on sale starting at 10:00 AM EST on 1/13/2017. Purchase here.

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Video: Solange Performs “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair” on ‘SNL’

posted by Oscar November 6, 2016

This weekend, Solange was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The R&B singer performed songs from her latest album, A Seat at the Table.

Solange performed “Cranes In The Sky,” as well as “Don’t Touch My Hair,” for which she was accompanied by Sampha. Check out the latter below. Continue Reading


Nick Grant “A Seat At The Table (Plus One)” Mixtape.

posted by JuicyJackie October 30, 2016



If you haven’t heard about Nick Grant and you opened this to check him out.. consider yourself officially put on. I saw the rapper live at SXSW and I’ve kept up with him since. Some would say that Nick Grant is up next in Hip Hop.. and I would agree. In his “A Seat At The Table (Plus One)” Nick covers some of Solange’s song off of “A Seat At The Table” album. As if it couldn’t get any better. Nick’s flows over Solange’s music make up for a beautiful collab.


Listen to Nick’s Mixtape here: