This Thursday, March 23rd at American Beauty, Naughty Professor is bringing his NOLA-based future funk to New York City (purchase tickets here). With the upcoming release of Identity, which features guest spots from The Revivalists’ David Shaw, legendary MC Chali 2na, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, Lettuce’s Eric “Benny” Bloom, The Soul Rebels, and many more, Naughty Professor is one of the hottest acts in funk right now.Trumpeter Maurice Brown Releases New Track “Stand Up” With Talib Kweli [Listen]Grammy-Award-winning trumpeter Maurice “Mobetta” Brown and his SOUL’D U OUT band will be joining the show, featuring a full set of Brown’s hip-hop/jazz-inspired flavors with plenty of soul. Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. More recently, Mobetta dedicated his time entirely to a solo career, featuring a stellar band blending hip-hop, jazz, soul, and funk-inspired beats from all over the map.Brown just released the track “Stand Up,” off his upcoming album The Mood (out on March 24th), which features Talib Kweli delivering straight flow, as only Talib can. Listen to the new track below:<a href=”http://mauricemobettabrown.bandcamp.com/track/stand-up-ft-talib-kweli-2″>Stand Up ft. Talib Kweli by Maurice Brown</a>The combination of Naughty Professor and SOUL’D U OUT is a perfect pairing of musical tastes, with plenty of funk, soul, jazz, and beats to accommodate your palate. Don’t miss out on this incredible lineup, and purchase tickets to American Beauty this Thursday, March 23rd here.