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He wore purple and gold like the Minnesota Vikings, MPLS emblazoned across his zip-down jacket. His Afro was back to its 1979 For You fullness. He was laid-back, full of conversation and, as usual, averse to being officially recorded for this exclusive EBONY.com interview.

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Black Music Notes Oct. 18

10/18/10: Kanye West
After premiering his break out film, 'Runaway,' at London's British Academy of Film and Television Arts screening room less than two week's ago, Kanye West is ready to debut the 35 minute clip on television and online. On Oct. 23 at 8PM, West will simultaneous broadcast the video on MTV, BET, MTV2 and live stream on MTV.com, BET.com and VH1.com. Following the film's simulcast, Kanye will take part in a live Q&A session from MTV headquarters in Times Square. 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is due out on Nov. 22.

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9/15/10: Willow Smith
Last month Willow Smith burst onto the music scene with her breakout single, 'Whip My Hair,' in addition to announcing her new label deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. Now the 9-year-old is ready to release her debut video on Oct. 18 via BET's '106 & Park.' Fans can get a sneak peek of the video over on People.com.

Black Music Notes Oct. 18

9/15/10: Wayman Tisdale
Following his untimely death in 2009, former NBA star turned Jazz musician Wayman Tisdale will release his latest project aptly titled, 'The Fonk Record.' Tisdale's posthumous 11-track album captures the multi-talented guitarist laying his own funky vocals alongside the likes of George Clinton, George Duke and Ollie Woodson. 'The Fonk Record' hits stores Oct. 26.

Black Music Notes Oct. 18

9/15/10: Buddy Guy and B.B. King
Roll Hall of Fame inductees Buddy Guy and B.B. King recently completed shooting the video for their historic duet, 'Stay Around A Little Longer.' The clip, which is the lead single from Guy's forthcoming 11th album 'Living Proof,' is expected to premiere on AOL Music on Oct. 18. 'Living Proof' hits stores and digital retailers on Oct. 26.

Black Music Notes Oct. 18

9/15/10: Keri Hilson / Nicki Minaj
In celebration of today's troops across the globe VH1 has decided to put a unique spin on their 'Divas' franchise by partnering with the USO to bring the event to American troops and their families. 'VH1 Divas Salute The Troops' will feature R&B songstress Keri Hilson and Nicki Minaj among others performing in front of thousands of men and women in uniform at MCAS Miramar in San Diego. The Dec. 5 event will broadcast internationally courtesy of the Armed Forces Network.

Black Music Notes Oct. 18

10/13/10: Andy Warhol/ Biggie Smalls
This weekend the Apollo Theater will present another installment in its acclaimed Salon Series with Gordon Voidwell's 'Who Killed Andy Warhol?/Who Shot Biggie Smalls?' The musical performance combines video, sound, costume and choreography to showcase pop culture from 1960s visual artist Andy Warhol to 1990s rap legend Biggie Smalls. The intimate event takes place Oct. 15 and 16th on the Apollo's third-floor Soundstage.

Black Music Notes Oct. 18

10/13/10: Steel Pulse
Grammy Award-winning UK reggae band, Steel Pulse has signed on to perform at the 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival. The event, which takes place in Dominica on Oct. 29 – 31, gives the band a break from recording their forthcoming album, set to hit stores before the end of this year. Since their establishment in 1975 the popular band has performed alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley & the Wailers among others.

Black Music Notes Oct. 18

10/13/10: N.E.R.D.
Despite a few setbacks N.E.R.D. frontman, Pharrell Williams declares that the album's sound will be more conscious once it's released on Nov. 2. The dynamic trio recently revealed to Billboard that they wanted to align themselves with what "society is feeling" for the album's sound. "We thought why not make a timeless album that's kind of a time capsule, so 10 years from now people look at that album and go, 'I remember that era,'" Williams said. "I just wanted to make some good music that would affect people in a good way."

Black Music Notes Oct. 18

10/13/10: Dionne Warwick
International music legend Dionne Warwick will be honored at the 'Historic Celebrations Gala and Dance' benefit taking place on Oct. 16 at the City College of New York. The New York City benefit will recognize Warwick's illustrious career with the 'Lena Horne Style & Elegance Award.'

Black Music Notes Oct. 18

10/13/10: Phillip Bailey
Earth Wind & Fire member Phillip Bailey is following in the footsteps of fellow R&B crooner R. Kelly. Bailey is gearing up for the release of his upcoming solo album, 'Love is Real' by releasing the album's title track in three installments. "I wanted to do something outside of the mold of the traditional broadcast music video," he said. "No lip-synching. No dialogue. Just strong visuals attached to my music." The 'Love is Real' EP is available on iTunes.

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