Black Star, Blondie, Cheap Trick and others to play Fillmore Silver Spring; Wale plans new album; BET to honor Aaliyah

Mos Def, shown performing here in Los Angeles in 2009, will reunite with Talib Kweli when Black Star performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

 - Wale appears to be hard at work on his new album, “Ambition,” which is scheduled to drop November 1. We’re glad to hear that the producers Best Kept Secret are involved.

 - BET announced in a tweet that it will be honoring Aaliyah next month, ten years after her death. The ahead-of-her-time R&B star died in a plane crash in the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2001.

Clicky shuffle, your random song for Friday morning:

- Voyage, “Point Zero”

Chris Richards has been the Post's pop music critic since 2009. He's recently written about the bliss of summer songs, the woe of festival fatigue and a guide on how to KonMari your record collection.


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