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Ari Lennox Brings Out J. Cole at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Reopening, Bandshell Renamed for Lena Horne

Jem Aswad Senior Music EditorNearly two years after the last BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn concert, the series launched again on Saturday night at the weeks-long festival’s longtime home at the bandshell in the borough’s Prospect Park. As if renaming the bandshell in honor of the great singer-actress-activist Lena Horne weren’t special enough, headliner Ari Lennox brought out superstar rapper J.

Cole for a surprise appearance — which sent the capacity crowd into a frenzy. Other performers at the show

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Ethan Shanfeld In 2016, hot off a career-changing verse on Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam,” Chance the Rapper released “Coloring Book.” Credited for changing the music industry’s view of streaming and the landscape of hip-hop at a time when the release of a physical edition was still seen as legitimizing an album, the mixtape topped multiple year-end lists, debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 without a single “sale” and became the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy (three of them,
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