‘Q-Tip Presents: Long Live the King! A Birthday Celebration for Michael Jackson’


It’s fitting that, since Jacko’s been sampled by Ghostface, LL, De La, PE, Nas, and Kanye (among others), another great rapper should toast him. And while we’re told Tip will be manning the tables instead of rapping, the show also promises “never-before-heard remixes” of Jackson’s material (no doubt Spinna will contribute to that) and “exclusive video footage” (which will hopefully include some of that final rehearsal footage). Amy Winehouse’s producer, Mark Ronson, also guests.

Sat., Aug. 29, 10 p.m., 2009