Latyrx Hit The Road On Freeze Out Tour w/ Galactic + Ready Video 1
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HIP-HOP DUO RELEASE VIDEO FOR "GORGEOUS SPIRITS"& READY SECOND LONG AWAITED LP
Long standing Bay Area hip-hop duo Latyrx (emcees Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker) are releasing the first music video off their recent EP for the track "Gorgeous Spirits" (produced by The Bangerz). Directed by long-time collaborators, Maximum Flavor Media, the video features the two MCs being pursued by G-Men. "It's Matrix-esque," notes Lyrics Born of the concept behind the video. "We're running from agents who are after the “Gorgeous Spirits," adds Lateef.
No doubt, 2013 is going to be a busy year for the long-heralded underground innovators. Just a few months after releasing their EP Disconnection, the hip-hop group are hitting the road with New Orleans funk Jazz jam band Galactic on their Freeze Out Tour, this week, where Latyrx will open eleven shows on the tour and will headline the two Idaho dates (Feb 20 & 21).
In the meantime, Latyrx have been in the studio putting the finishing touches on their very long-awaited second LP, The Second Album. Guests on the Fall 2013 album include DJ Shadow, Kool A.D. of Das Racist, Blackalicious, Merrill Garbus of Tune Yards, Chris Funk of The Decemberists, Spank Rock, among others.
Based in the Bay Area, Latyrx consist of the gruff and bassy Lyrics Born and the other higher-pitched and trebly Lateef the Truthspeaker. Their first and thusfar, only, full-length, 1997's Latyrx: the Album, "set the tone for what Solesides and Quannum would do," LB recalls, while 1998's Muzappers Re-Mixes EP spawned one of the only feminist-affirming club bangers in hip-hop history, "Lady Don't Tek No."
Fifteen years after the release of Latyrx: the Album, LB and Lateef have finally answered the prayers of long-starved fans who have begged, pleaded and, by now, tweeted about the possibilities of a reunion. An impromptu Latyrx set at a 2010 Jazz Mafia concert at San Francisco's Mezzanine led to an appearance at 2011's Outside Lands festival, Google's Summer Concert Series (they were the first hip-hop act to perform) and a last minute appearance as part of HITRECORD At The Movies -- a unique film and music traveling showcase curated and hosted by actor and artist Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Most recently the duo performed at the Wintersalt Music Festival in San Francisco with plans for a full US Tour in support of the album later this year.
Disconnection is available now. The Second Album is due out Fall of 2013.
LATYRX TOUR DATES:
14-Feb Thu MO, St Louis The Pageant
15-Feb Fri KS, Lawrence Liberty Hall
17-Feb Sun CO, Denver Ogden Theatre
19-Feb Tue UT, Salt Lake City The Depot
20-Feb Wed - ID, Sun Valley (Headlining)
21-Feb Thu - ID, Boise The Reef (Headlining)
22-Feb Fri WA, Seattle Showbox
23-Feb Sat OR, Portland Crystal Ballroom
27-Feb Wed CA, Solana Beach Belly Up
28-Feb Thu CA, Los Angeles El Rey
1-Mar Fri CA, San Francisco - The Fillmore
2-Mar Sat CA, San Francisco - The Fillmore
3-Mar Sun CA, Santa Ana Yost Theater
Beast Coastal Tour with Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The UnderAchievers hits North America
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New York, NY (February 2013) - Cinematic Music Group's Joey Bada$$ and his New York City-based rap crew Pro Era embark on the Beast Coastal Tour this spring, joined by DJ Statik Selektah and Brooklyn's own Beast Coast brothers Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers. The 20+ North American tour kicks off in Portland on 3/21 and will wrap in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre on 4/20, a concert in honor of late Pro Era co-founder Capital STEEZ.
Joey Bada$$ and his crew of fellow teenage visionaries CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Dessy Hinds and others will be performing music from Joey's debut mixtape 1999, Pro Era's most recent critically-acclaimed P.E.E.P. The aPROcalypse mixtape and "Unorthodox" the Green Label Sound collaboration from Joey Bada$$ and DJ Premier. Fans can download the track for free as well as watch a behind the scenes from the forthcoming music video produced by Creative Control's Coodie and Chike at www.greenlabelsound.com. The group will be doing in-stores along the way at select Eckō Unltd retail locations, meeting with fans and signing limited edition special tour merchandise.
A full listing of the Beast Coastal Tour dates can be found below and by visiting TheProEra.com.
Beast Coastal Dates
Thu-Mar-21 - Portland - Peter's Room
Fri-Mar-22 - Whistler - Garfinkle's
Sat-Mar-23 - Vancouver - Vogue Theatre
Sun-Mar-24 - Seattle - Neumos
Tue-Mar-26 - Reno - The Alley
Wed-Mar-27 - San Francisco - Slim's
Thu-Mar-28 - San Diego - Porter's Pub
Fri-Mar-29 - Santa Barbara - Velvet Jones
Sat-Mar-30 - San Bernardino - Paid Dues Festival / Nos Center
Tue-Apr-02 - New Haven - Toad's Place
Wed-Apr-03 - Boston - Middle East
Thu-Apr-04 - Providence - PVD Social Club
Fri-Apr-05 - Montreal - Underworld
Sat-Apr-06 - Ottowa - Ritual Nightclub
Sun-Apr-07 - Hamilton - Club Absinthe
Tue-Apr-09 - Pontiac - Crofoot
Wed-Apr-10 - Oxford, OH - Brick Street
Thu-Apr-11 - Chicago - Reggie's
Fri-Apr-12 - Madison - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sat-Apr-13 - Bloomington - The Castle Theatre
Sun-Apr-14 - Columbia - The Blue Note
Tue-Apr-16 - Pittsburg - Altar Bar
Wed-Apr-17 - Baltimore - Soundstage
Sat-April-20 - New York - Gramercy Theatre
Follow @Dew_GLS on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive pics and a chance to win tickets and other gear along the tour.
Audio: Demigodz f/ Termanology "Never Take Me Out"
Courtesy Matt B.
On 3-5-2013, the Demigodz (Apathy, Celph Titled, Ryu of Styles Of Beyond, Esoteric, Motive, Blacastan) will release there first official full-length LP, KILLmatic, and it will feature appearances from RA The Rugged Man, Termanology, Panchi (of NYG'z), Planetary (of Outerspace), Scoop Deville & Eternia with production from DJ Premier, Marco Polo, The Snowgoons, Apathy, Teddy Roxpin, Chumzilla, Skammadix & Will C. Today, Demigodz have decided to liberate track #4 from there forthcoming long-player “Never Take Me Out” f/ Termanology and produced by Teddy Roxpin.
Video: Sadistik - "Russian Roulette" Ft. Cage & Yes Alexander (Prod. By Blue Sky Black Death)
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Seattle rapper Sadistik is releasing his first solo record since 2008, Flowers For My Father, via Fake Four, Inc. To celebrate the release of the album, Sadistik is also unveiling the video for the latest single from Flowers, "Russian Roulette," which features Cage and Yes Alexander.
Audio: Notes to Self f/ Fashawn - "Mr.Polite (Remix)"
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the new Notes to Self drops on Decon next Tuesday. in advance they just posted one of the album's bonus tracks- a remix last year's ditching-the-sensitive-guy-routine anthem "Mr. Polite" featuring Fashawn.
Superfly and AC Entertainment are excited to announce the Bonnaroo 2013 lineup. There are many things that separate Bonnaroo from the plethora of festivals today. We've created an easy to read guide through the highlights of America's premiere summer event at http://www.bonnaroo.com/Broo13_PressRelease_BH/assets/fallback/index.html but click here to watch comedian Daniel Tosh escort you into Bonnaroo 2013.
I know a lot of people wanna pursue music, and it's a tough industry but I believe it can happen. Just have to have the means to do it, the culture, background, and most important the sound (talent, lyrics, etc.) My style of music would have to be music with substance, storytelling, high end (Art Rap) a new genre possibly!
Fans have been waiting since 2005 for a new studio album from underground hip-hop icon R.A. The Rugged Man, and now they know when they'll be getting it. In a new video, the Rugged Man announces the details on the album, titled Legends Never Die, including the April 30th release date. R.A. also reveals the producers on the album (Marco Polo, Buckwild, Apathy, Ayatollah, and more), plus features from the likes of Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, Vinnie Paz, and Masta Ace.
The Pacific Northwest offers pine lined mountain ridges, picturesque lakes and some of the most serene, uncorrupted beauty that one is likely to find in America. It also offers the ominous grey skies that pervade Seattle and often seep into the pores of its inhabitants. Cody Foster, the artist better known as Sadistik, calls Seattle home and knows the natural splendor as well as he knows the seasonal affective disorder that can carry on long past winter.
Flowers For My Father, which features guest shots from Cage, Deacon the Villain, Astronautalis, Ceschi and Child Actor, marks Sadistik's first solo long player since The Balancing Act and charts his growth in spades. Evolving his style to a more synthesized rendition of a signature cinematic Seattle sound, the new album displays a distinct juxtaposition of Sadistik's complex, vulnerable writing with textured, ambient production handled by the likes of Blue Sky Black Death and Kno of CunninLynguists. The result is his most mature and revealing project to date, with lush soundscapes lifting Sadistik’s verses from a vast darkness.
Shortly after the release of The Balancing Act, Sadistik's father tragically passed. Never one to shy away from heavy topics or keep his personal life personal, Sadistik wrote Flowers for his late father, choosing to treat each song as an update of what has happened in his life since. This is reflected in writing that delves into depression, heartbreak, optimism and the struggle to make sense of the ever-shifting pieces in the world around him.
Sadistik will be doing an in-store at Silver Platters in Seattle on February 23 at 3pm along with an album release show that same night at Nectar Lounge with DJ Abilities, Chicharones, The MC Type, Graves 33 & Maulskull.
Flowers For My Father is now available via Circle Into Square, iTunes, Amazon, Access Hip Hop and UGHH.