Do you guys know how hard it was not to talk about this?  HINT: REALLY HARD.

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BLK JKS and Alicia Keys will be performing on stage at the FIFA World Cup Kick Off Celebration Concert.¬† Together they will sing “Too Late For Mama” by South African legend, the late Brenda Fassie.¬† Fassie was an unapologetic champion of life in the townships, and her controversial lifestyle made her a people’s champion as well. She was called “The Madonna of the Townships” by Time Magazine in 2001, 3 years before her untimely death in 2004.

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There are a few different ways that U.S. fans can watch the concert:
-June 10th: Live on ESPN 2 at 2pm EST/8pm South Africa Standand Time
-June 10th: Online live streaming and exclusively on demand afterwards at Vevo
-June 11th: A specially produced highlight presentation of the concert 8pm EST on ABC

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Then, of course, there is the CD release show.¬† I’ve already talked about that a bunch, so here is something new: You can now stream ZOL! at both Spinner and KCRW!

Or you can go to the record store and buy it because today is release day.  Happy ZOL! day, everybody.