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The Good Life Summer Guide to NYC RnB and Hip Hop Concerts

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Thanks to the combination of hot temperatures and sunny skies, there’s no shortage of outdoor summer concerts. If you’re looking for a reason to take a short trip to New York or live in the area, check out some of the upcoming concerts.

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New York Area
Chaka Khan
June 3
Venue: Prospect Park Bandshell
Brooklyn, NY

As part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series, R&B Singer, Songwriter and Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan will kick off the free event held at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

Visit Bric Arts Media for more information.

June 7
Hot 97 Summer Stage
Venue: MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Join the HOT 97 team including Funk Master Flex, Funk Flex, Nessa and Ebro. And R&B and Hip Hop makers including Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Fabolous & Friends, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Trey Songs, Meek Mill, Omarion and much more.

June 13
Wiz Khalifa
Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Wiz Khalifa rose to super star status with hits, Black and Yellow, See You Again, and Go Hard or Go Home. Fans who have attended his concerts in the past rave about his ability to keep the crowd hype.

July 15
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic
Venue: Queensbridge Park
Vernon Blvd at 41st Ave
Queens, NY

R&B hit makers during the 1970’s, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will takeover the event summer stage with their funky soul music and band. Visit the City Parks to learn more.

July 16
Salt N Pepa
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
New York NY

The Grammy Award Winning hip hop trio hit the scene in the 1980’s and ‘90s with hits including A Salt with a Deadly Pepa, “Whatta Man,” Blacks’ Magic, “Let’s Talk About Sex,” and “Shoop.”

Visit for more information.

Sunday July 26 2015
Rock Steady Crew 38th Anniversary Concert: Whodini + Big Daddy Kane
Venue: Central Park Summer Stage Mainstage,

Big Daddy Kane and Whodini are another group of legendary hip-hop artist hitting the Central Park summer stage in 2015.

Visit the City Parks Foundation to learn more.

Sunday July 26, 2015
Nicki Minaj
Venue:Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Dates: July 22 at Jiffy Lube Live.

If it’s one thing Nicki Minaj is known for, it’s putting on a show. And now with famous boyfriend, Meek Mill joining her on the concert stage, along with Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, and Dej Loaf, it’s sure to be an unforgettable evening.

Check out the Barclays Center and Ticket Master for more information.