AZ Announces Tour Dates For 'Doe Or Die II' World Tour With DJ Doo Wop
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2013 is officially starting off with a bang for AZ, as the Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist, makes his highly anticipated return to the Hip-Hop scene with the release of his highly-anticipated new LP Doe Or Die II, which will be released later this year. AZ wet the appetites of fans for Doe Or Die II in early January with his “Genesis” freestyle.
Since the release of the Doe or Die anniversary album in 2011, AZ has been working to perfect each song for the new album; and fans will definitely be pleased with the follow up.
AZ first became known by appearing on Nas' landmark 1994 album, Illmatic, as his hook on “Life’s A Bitch” still resounds today and he was also featured on Illmatic’s opening opus “The Genesis”. AZ was the only guest feature on Illmatic and soon thereafter he signed with EMI and released his own debut LP Doe Or Die in 1995 to widespread critical acclaim. The album's lead single, "Sugar Hill", became one of AZ's major commercially successful records as a solo artist, reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and achieving Gold status. In 2002, he released Aziatic from which his single "The Essence“ f/ Nas was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. AZ has since released four solo-LP’s (his solo release Undeniable also made a high debut on the Billboard charts) and worked with artists such as Nas, RZA, DJ Premier, Ghostface, Raekwon, Pete Rock, Buckwild, Trackmasters, Emile, Lil Fame, Phonte, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Foxy Brown, Beanie Sigel, Nottz, Large Professor, Bink, MoSS, & Statik Selektah and remained a constant staple with fans and critics alike.
Today, AZ is back and better than ever and to launch his forthcoming Doe Or Die II release, he will be headed out for a world tour with the legendary DJ Doo Wop and has announced the first set of dates for the tour (including his first trek to Europe since 2010).
AZ Doe Or Die II Tour Dates:
2-1-2013- Bla Oslo, Norway
2-2-2013- Le Tamanoir Gennevilliers, France
2-6-2013- An Club Athens, Greece
2-7-2013- Pierwsze Miejsce Szczecin, Poland
2-8-2013 Klub 55 Warsaw, Poland
2-9-2013 Club Brooklyn Wroclaw, Poland
2-10-2013- Megaclub Katowice, Poland
3-14-2013- Middle East Cambridge, MA
AZ' will be leaking a new track from Doe Or Die II in February and it is entitled "We Moving" and it is produced by Statik Selektah
Check out the new Genesis freestyle and stay tuned for Doe or Die II coming soon.
I'd like to share with you the first visual from @TheArtKlub's newest project, Lean Titans. The song is titled BOMD, and was produced by Ransom Note. Lean Titans will be released February 11th, and features Raider Klan's Lil Champ Fway, along Artklub members chACE, Motive, and Jumpman.
New Orleans-based emcee Harn SOLO presents the Reel Spotlite TV-directed music video for "Monumental" featuring Tha Cartel, the first single from his new album Journey To The Sky, produced with live instrumentation by NOLA musicians - Pro Prospek x Coco Dank. After performing in Europe during 2012, Harn SOLO returned eager to collaborate with fresh talent and saught the services of New Orleans rap group - Tha Cartel.
Baltimore's Rapdragons Release Single, Tour East Coast
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Rapdragons, an indie rap duo from Baltimore, released a new original single, "Different World", today, before beginning a two week tour throughout the East Coast and Southeast. "Different World" is available at this link:
"Different World" was produced by Nick Often of the Rapdragons. The track is built around upbeat percussion with a tight kick drum and snare propelling the track forward alongside a rambunctious piano lick, tempered by a re-recording of a phrase spoken by John F. Kennedy, "the world is very different now," underscoring Nick Often and Greg Ward's rhymes.
It is feel good hip hop that sounds as fresh and new as it does classic, with rhymes playing on a changing world and a sound that draws from that change and finds something born from more than one time and place.
Rochester, NY native Raw Facts brings in the new year revealing the first visual off of his newly released "Fact or Fiction" project. After dropping the project featuring the likes of MMG's Gunplay, Jon Connor, Black Cobain and other notables, Facts is now releasing one of his anticipated visual online. Feel free to post and share! Look forward to everything coming from Raw Facts!
Aside from the work I've been involved with Raekwon, I would love to introduce some artists that I work with very closely that have been making some serious headway that also fit the content and standards upheld by your blog. Below is a song from a female singer/emcee named Drea. She resides out of Asbury Park, NJ and is an incredible talent.
PrimeTime Radio interviews Grammy Nominee, Melanie Fiona. She discusses everything from her favorite song to perform, positive thinking, favorite features in the opposite sex, her fat girl name and more. Powered by The Rebel Society.
Free EP: Mic Audio & X the Detective - The X Filez 2
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X the Detective has become one of Detroit's (now residing in GA) most promising producers. His retro, organic, boom bapish and always hard hitting beats have made fans all around the globe. After releasing the "X Filez" EP in 2011 this is the second collaborative effort of Mic Audio (Stereo Boyz) and X the Detective.