John Legend and Alicia Keys are staging a piano-off as part of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s latest Verzus battle on Friday (June 19, 2020).
After a series of rap battles and reggae stand-offs between hitmakers in recent weeks, Beatz’s wife Alicia and Legend are going head to head as part of the live stream initiative.
Meanwhile, Common, and his August Greene bandmates, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, will lead a host of stars performing a Juneteenth livestream gig.
Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special marks the 155th anniversary of the day slavery was abolished in America.
Hosted by radio presenter Charlamagne tha God, the show begins at 8 pm ET on the LiveXLive digital platform.
The Juneteenth holiday will also be marked by Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, who is teaming up with the American Slavery Project (ASP) to live stream a series of radio plays.
Other Friday highlights include:
Eric B & Rakim (8.30pm ET) – https://www.caffeine.tv/TheLeader.
Cypress Hill – https://melodyvr.com/
Greenpeace: Action All Areas (Billy Bragg, Tim Burgess, Arlo Parks) – https://actionallareas.org/areas/
Save Our Scottish Venues (KT Tunstall, Fatherson, Wet Wet Wet & more) (3 pm ET) – https://www.universe.com/events/save-our-scottish-venues-tickets-edinburgh-307Q9X
New Found Glory (5 pm ET) – https://songathon.newfoundglory.com/
Ben Folds and the National Symphony Orchestra (4 pm ET) – https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/Kennedy-Center-at-home
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (7 pm ET) – https://www.facebook.com/belafleckbanjo/
Craig Morgan (5 pm ET) – https://www.facebook.com/craigmorganmusic/
Grateful Dead (8 pm ET) – https://www.youtube.com/gratefuldead
Diplo and Dillon Francis (11 pm ET) – https://www.twitch.tv/maddecentlive/