Tuesday, November 5th, experimental rap duo Latyrx will release The Second Album, their first release since 1998's Muzzaper's Mixes EP. The renowned experimental hip-hop duo, made up of MCs Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker, grew from the Bay Area Solesides collective of the 1990s, which also included DJ Shadow and future members of Blackalicious.
While the two emcees have both achieved considerable solo success, The Second Album marks the duo's first full-length album release since the critically-acclaimed, 1997 release The Album. The release features appearances from members of tUnE-yArDs, Anticon, Living Colour, and The Decemberists as well as Busdriver, Forrest Day, 1-O.A.K. The project will be released on Latyrx's own Latyramid label.
10/31 - the Knotty Pine - Victor, ID
11/01 - Top Hat - Missoula, MT
11/02 - Zebra Lounge - Bozeman, MT
11/03 - Railyard - Billings, MT
11/04 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
11/05 - State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
11/08 - Boomer's - Laytonville, CA available at the door
11/09 - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA
11/14 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR (w/ Vursatyl of Lifesavas & Tope)
11/15 - Domino Room - Bend, OR available at the door
11/16 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
11/20 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA (w/ Forrest Day, DJ Aaron AxelsEn & hosted by The Gift of Gab & Chief Xcel of Blackalicious)
11/21 - Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA
Potluck Releases New Album "The Humboldt Chronicles" & Continue Their National Tour With R.A. the Rugged Man
Potluck has released their brand new album "The Humboldt Chronicles" as a free download for fans online. The album features collaborations with Rittz, Krizz Kaliko, and many more. The group is currently on the road rockin' shows to packed houses every night on The Rugged & Raw Tour with R.A The Rugged Man.
"When it came time to put out this album we wanted to do something extra special for the fans. We decided to make this album a free download as our way of saying thanks to all the fans that come out to the shows, pick up our albums or pick up something from our merch table," said 1Ton from Potluck. "This tour has been unbelievable so far and fans have been showing everyone on this tour nothing but love. Come join the party and check out Rugged & Raw tour at any of the remaining shows."
Potluck's grinding blue collar work ethic and unwavering perseverance to build a fan base is one of the most impressive stories in hip-hop. Over the years, the group has created some sticky musical chemistry touring the country and collaborating on songs with Tech N9ne, E-40, La Coka Nostra, Glasses Malone, Murs, Mistah FAB, and D12.
10/31 - Colorado Springs, CO - Rawkus Nation
11/01 - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub & Billiards
11/02 - Dallas, TX - The Green Elephant
11/05 - Pittsburg, PA - The Rex Theatre
11/06 - Springfield, VA - Empire
11/07 - Worcester, MA - The Raven
11/08 - Nashua, NH - Bernie's
11/09 - Providence, RI - Simons 677
11/12 - Frankfurt, IN - American Legion
11/13 - Appleton, WI - The Mix Nightclub
11/14 - Joilet, IL - Mojoes
11/15 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
11/16 - Chesterfield, MI - Diesel Concert Lounge
11/17 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
11/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Project
11/21 - Ft. Collins, CO - Hodi's Half Note
11/22 - Denver, CO - The Roxy
11/23 - Las Vegas, NV - The Ultraviolet Lounge
11/25 - Amarillo, TX - The Wreck Room
11/26 - Albuquerque, NM - Amped
11/27 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
11/29 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
11/30 - Portland, OR - Branx
12/03 - Junction City, OR - The Jersey
12/04 - Antioch, CA - Mutiny MFB / Club Mutiny
12/05 - Chico, CA - Chico Womens Club
12/06 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst (The Atrium)
12/07 - Santa Ana, CA - Mirror Image
Audio: Part 2 Of Fredro Starr's Classic Track "What If"
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14 years after releasing the original track on his solo debut "Firestarr", Fredro Starr drops part 2 of his classic track "What If" . The legendary Onyx member brings back the original concept but with updated references that include Kendrick's "Control" verse, Rihanna/Chris Brown, Trinidad James' gold chains & more.
Cleveland emcee TreaZon drops a new video for "Danger". Watch in HD the first single from TreaZon's new EP Trust & Betrayal. Watch the Breaking Bad themed music video for "Danger". Co-starring Visionary Music Group's QuESt.
Chicago artist Words remixes Brotha Lynch Hung's 'Meat Cleaver' off the Mannibalector album. On this remix, Words uses 'Meat Cleaver' as a gory metaphor of what he would do to other emcees that stand in his way.
Montreal rapper CeasRock presents Zero Gravity, his new EP featuring Uness, Loe Pesci, I.Blast and Boy 6lue as well as production from 514IndoRecords, Vincent Pryce and DeeJay IZ. Born Sam Karimi, Ceas is a spokesman for Montreal urban site Mook-Life.
"Believe" is the new single by D.Focis (Dee Focus) from the forthcoming album Mystery Of There. It also features additional vocals by Michael Paradise. "Believe" is an anthem for those who refuse to give up on their dreams and goals. The song is written and produced by D.Focis. The song is available for download on Bandcamp.
Tully Banta-Cain Releases New Track "Creep" From Upcoming "Darkness" EP
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Tully Banta-Cain has released the brand new track "Creep" from his upcoming new 'Darkness' Ep online. The track is the first leak from Banta-Cain, who is currently performing select shows in support of the album and is expected to drop his DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, "The Truth Hurts", before the end of the year.
Audio: Raheem - Everything (prod. Sevn Thomas of Boi-1da)
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Refill Gang's Raheem is back this week with a brand new joint produced by Sevn Thomas of Boi-1da Productions. The song titled “Everything” will be featured on the Toronto native's new mixtape “Dying To Live Forever” which scheduled to drop on January 14th! Check in for that and peep the track below!