Souls Of Mischief Announce Rock The Bells Performance This Summer
Legendary Crew To Perform '93 Til Infinity In Its Entirety At All Four RTB Dates
(May 27, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Souls Of Mischief are excited to announce that they will be one of premier performing acts for the 2011 Rock The Bells Festival. The legendary group, comprised of MCs A-Plus, Phesto, Opio and Tajai, will be performing at each of the scheduled Rock The Bells dates. The four shows will be on August 20th in Los Angeles, August 27th in San Francisco, September 3rd in New York, and September 10th in Boston. This is the 8th time Guerilla Union has put on the acclaimed summer hip-hop festival, and the first time Souls of Mischief will be performing as a part of the traveling festival.
Making things more exciting, not only will all members of Souls Of Mischief be accounted for, but they will be performing their most celebrated album, '93 Til Infinity, in its entirety for the first time. "It's going to be really cool to do the album full out for the first time," says Tajai. "We've been touring for the last 20 years, so we've performed some of the songs a lot, but performing the full album will be an entirely new experience." And the album's performance is anticipated to be as epic as it is ephemeral, according to Tajai, who adds, "It's going to be a real treat for the fans too, since we probably won't do it ever again."
Other notable acts will also be joining Souls Of Mischief, performing their own classics in their entirety, including Lauryn Hill playing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Nas performing Illmatic, Mobb Deep running through The Infamous, and many more. "Guerilla Union is providing the ultimate platform for real hip-hop that isn't happening anywhere else," says Tajai. "Seeing names like Mobb Deep, GZA, and Nas... that's some real army jacket rap! It takes me back to an era when New York was still raw." Along with these show-stopping performances, Talib Kweli and Mos Def will be reuniting to perform as the duo Black Star and Wu-Tang Clan visionary RZA will be hosting a "36 Chambers Stage," to discuss everything from Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) to martial arts to new acts.
In addition to reuniting for this special string of Rock The Bells performances, Souls Of Mischief members A-Plus and Opio are hard at work putting the finishing touches on a variety of their own projects. Up first, A-Plus will be releasing a series of four EP's, each sampling and revisiting the catalog of a legendary rock group. The first EP will take on the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with a project called Pepperspray. Opio is also putting the finishing touches on project, his sophomore solo LP Vulture's Wisdom 2.0, which will be released in the coming months via the crew's Hieroglyphics Imperium label.
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PR: Cali Swag District "How to Do That" M-Bone Tribute
Rap group Cali Swag District, best known for the hit song "Teach Me How To Dougie," pay respect to fallen member Montae "M Bone" Talbert with a memorial tribute song "How To Do That." Talbert, aged 22, was a victim of a random drive-by shooting in his hometown of Inglewood, CA on the night of May 15, 2011. The Inglewood Police Department asks that anyone with information to come forward and call their homicide division at (310) 412-5246 or the 24-hour anonymous hotline number, (888) 41 CRIME, or (888) 412-7463.
"We gotta stay strong and keep our music going, keep our heads on right and just stay safe and stay off the streets." states C Smoove. "M Bone was the life and energy of our group. We'd have fun on stage because of him. We hope that fans will help us pay tribute to him by continuing to dance in M Bone's memory," adds Yung.
To honor of Talbert, Cali Swag District members C Smoove, Yung and JayAre each take a verse to recount their memories of Talbert. The tribute song samples the M Bone inspired line from their Dougie hit, "M Bone show these cats how to do that." The track was recorded in Inglewood, CA at Big Wy's studio, where they recorded most of their debut album The Kickback.
Park Street PR: Nightwalker - "Walkin At Night (Based On a True Story)"
Back in October I had the pleasure to introduce you to Nightwalker one of the dopest Emcee's to come of out New York, he has proven to be a force in Hip Hop that everyone is taking notice of from opening up for the Legendary Beatnuts to Nas & more. Recently adding to his success was Nightwalker's Engineering on Viper Records own Diabolic debut album "Liar & a Thief".
In a smart move, Nightwalker made the wise choice and signed with an amazing new Record Label that is pioneering in the Underground world known as RedPhone Records. Now under a new Label Nightwalker has done what most are to scared to do, release a new album with zero features or big names just to sell his music. Nightwalker knows what it takes to stand on his own in times where it's easy to fall lack luster to trends. Let's get to the most recent release "Walking at Night" was produced entirely by Nightwalker himself! Proving that he's true to his culture he creatively "took it back" by using an Ensoniq EPS 6 Plus (and old keyboard/sampler from 1990/91) for the fundamental process into making this album.
In addition to signing to a new Label, Releasing a new street album, Nightwalker will be on an exclusive West Coast Tour with Diabolic and the Lyrical Jesus himself Chino XL. Not one to wait around for projects, an EP featuring Nightwalker, Matt Maddox and Diabolic together known as "Avengers" with production by C-Lance (Enemy Soil) is set for a Summer release including a Comic Book followed by a European & US Tour!
"Walking at Night" will be available on CD, Digitally, and on Limited edition Vinyl! To get your copy go to www.redphonerecords.net .