PR: DMX Kicks Off "Undisputed: Weigh In" Tour June 1st
Ruff Ryder legend and world-renowned performer DMX will hit the road this summer to support his upcoming comeback album Undisputed, releasing this fall on Seven Arts/Bloodline Records. The first leg of the tour will kick off June 1st in Cincinnati, OH with additional tour legs to be announced soon. The promo tour will mark X's return to most markets after several years and the dog is anxious to get back into these regions and in front of his fans.
"It's been a long time since I've had the chance to go out and touch the fans. They've consistently supported through the ups and downs," exclaims DMX. "I'm anxious to get back in front of them and return the favor, keeping the focus on incredible music and memorable live shows."
"We are excited to get back on the road with the "Undisputed: Weigh In" promo tour this summer," adds DMX manager Jason Fowler. "With X getting the chance to be in front of his fans day in and day out, this project has been a long time coming and the DOG is definitely back. We're looking at 30-40 cities across the US on the promo run with a full US tour planned in the fall to coincide with the Undisputed album release."
The first release from the Undisputed album is the club-ready, adrenaline-fueled "I Don't Dance," produced by JR Rotem and featuring Cleveland spit-fire rapper and longtime DMX admirer MGK. "I Don't Dance" will be serviced to radio in the coming weeks and a music video directed by John Colombo will soon follow. DMX is working closely with longtime friends and collaborators Swizz Beats and Dame Grease on the full-length album.
LISTEN TO "I DON'T DANCE" HERE
DMX, a Grammy Awards nominee and American Music Awards winner, recently wrapped VH-1 reality show Couples Therapy. His success with past albums like ...And Then There Was X (which featured the top-ten hit single "Party Up" and was certified platinum six times) made him the only musical artist in history to release five consecutive albums (his entire album catalog at the time) that debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.
MORE TOUR DATES INCLUDING A US TOUR IN THE FALL WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
THE DOG IS BACK!
"UNDISPUTED: WEIGH IN" TOUR DATES (FIRST LEG):
June 1 Cincinnati, OH Inner Circle June 2 Minneapolis, MN Epic Event Center June 8 Albany, NY Northern Lights June 9 Detroit, MI Date With Nas June 10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts June 14 Norfolk, VA The Norva June 15 Raleigh, NC Starbar June 16 Jamaica, NY Amazura June 21 Hyannis, MA Pufferbellies June 22 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall June 24 Allentown, PA Croc Rock June 30 Honolulu, HI Blaisdell Hall July 6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live July 8 Orlando, FL Firestone July 10 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
MP3: IAME f/ Solillaquists of Sound - "Carlin List"
One year ago today, IAME (Sandpeople/Oldominion) released his 4th solo album, Lame - a title inspired by a common misprint of his name and his general sentiment towards popular culture. Although the Portland emcee has been busy this year releasing 2 new albums (The Deaf Kid Mixtape, Lame$tream), touring, and running his own Heaven Noise Recordings label, he wanted to celebrate Lame today by giving away one last song from the album. "Carlin List" features Solillaquists of Sound and was produced by Smoke M2D6 (Oldominion). For those of you unfamiliar with Solillaquists of Sound, they are an Orlando based hip hop group who make incredible music and have recently released a brand new album titled The 4th Wall (Part 1). Check them out at www.solilla.com .
Free Download: "Carlin List" ft. Solillaquists of Sound
Beatrock Music and Northbound Films are proud to present the music video for "A Lil More" by Otayo Dubb featuring Bambu. "A Lil More" is off of Otayo Dubb's Cold Piece of Work LP, which can be purchased on iTunes, beatrockmusic.com, and in local record stores.
Video: YB (from Kanye West's "Mercy) "Smokin with My Ni**as"
Fresh off the success of his captivating hook on Kanye West's hit single "Mercy", Detroit-born Arizona-based lyricist YB is currently preparing his own project for the masses! Here is YB's new Iroc Daniels-directed video "Smokin' with My Ni**as", just a sample of what you can expect in coming weeks!
8Ball Set to Release New Studio Album, "Life's Quest," July 17th
New York – 8Ball (of 8ball & MJG fame) is set to release his new studio album, Life’s Quest, on July 17, 2012 through eOne Music/Push Management LLC. The new disc features Big KRIT, Angie Stone, Jr. Reid, Slim (of 112) and 2 Chainz. Life’s Quest features southern beatmasters Drumma Boy and Big KRIT, who have crafted heavy basslines and melodic hooks to illustrate 8Ball’s colorful verse. Life’s Quest is 8Ball's first solo album since 1998’s double album Lost on Suave House.
The first single, "Good Girl, Bad Girl," is beging serviced to radio now.
At the forefront of the southern rap movement, the duo of 8Ball & MJG broke out of Memphis with their debut album Comin’ Out Hard. Subsequent albums from 8Ball and MJG, including On The Outside Looking In (1994) and On Top Of The World (1995), sold well and were met with critical praise, thus further solidifying the group as an emerging act in the Southwestern hip hop scene, alongside UGK, The Geto Boys and Three 6 Mafia.
8Ball & MJG made news in 2003 when they signed with Diddy’s label Bad Boy Records at a time when the Southern rap scene was exploding. The subsequent album, Living Legends, was the group’s best seller to date, and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The group most recently released Ten Toes Down on T.I.’s Grand Hustle label, in conjunction with eOne. All in all, the duo released 11 albums together.
8Ball’s recent mixtape, Premro, hosted by Drumma Boy, proved to the world once again why 8Ball is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. The 15 track mixtape was full of 8Ball’s vivid story lines and included features by Bun B, Killer Mike, 2 Chainz, MJG, Waka Flocka, Yung Joc, Yelawolf & more.
The stunning visual shot by Pots N Pans Films pairs harsh images to Burgundy's graphic biography flow over the eerie piano of Birdy's Shelter. Combined with haunting atmospherics, the track is a voulnerable first offering from the Brooklyn rapper. The impressive song features no drums and combines spoken word, a variety of rhyme schemes and a pyramid of tangents that launch from the rapper's childhood to his young adult life; and tie religion, race identiy issues, discrimination and the questioning of false idols all in one three minute burst of emotion. The result: raw hip hop too real for the radio.
==================================================================== Before the world ever heard the name ELZHI the young artist was sitting in the back of classrooms thinking of rhymes, spitting verses while his friend banged out beats on desks. He sharpened every blade in his arsenal, developing his style to measure up against the competition in Maurice Malone's Hip Hop Shop, the legendary proving ground for Detroit artists that produced some of the greatest emcees in the world.
ELZHI spent years paying dues, writing songs, entering battles, and recording demos until he finally made his international debut on "Come and Get It," a standout track from J-Dilla's ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’. The acclaimed song drew massive attention to the mysterious artist and made his unfinished EP, Out of Focus, a highly sought after recording.
ELZHI fuelled this buzz by joining Slum Village in 2001 elevating the crew's reputation, and allowing him to reach new levels of lyricism. He recorded multiple albums with his former group, selling hundreds of thousands of records, and touring the world.
In 2004, ELZHI released ‘Witness My Growth’, a two disc mixtape featuring many of his lost or unfinished solo songs, which has come to be considered an underground classic. Upon his returning form his first solo tour he promptly released the ‘The Preface’, his solo debut on Fat Beats Records. The album helped to solidify his reputation as one of the most inventive lyricists in the world, earning acclaim from legendary artists and fans alike. In 2009, responding to the demands of his passionate fan base, ELZHI released The ‘Leftovers’ mixtape, a collection of rare tracks and unreleased exclusives featuring the hit single "Deep."
In 2010, no longer content with being "your favourite rapper's favourite rapper," ELZHI got down to business. Moving past the relationship with his former group, ELZHI has reinvented himself as a solo artist and reignited his early buzz. This year, he released ‘ElMatic’, a homage to Nas's classic debut, ‘ILLmatic’. A labor of love that set the internet alight, the project finds the Detroit emcee creating new songs out of Nas's originals while rapping over the Will Sessions Band's interpretation of the original beats.
Kevlaar 7 [of The Wisemen] drops "Federal reserve Note" the second street single from the "Die Ageless" long player. Track produced by Woodenchains. Die Ageless features George Clinton, Ras Kass, Sha Stimuli & The Wisemen, backed with production from Bronze Nazareth, Woodenchains & Kevlaar 7. This album is a must buy for all fans of that real hip hop sound & message. Check out the purchase links below & stream the whole album. Kevlaar is active in his Detroit community seeking to share his art and awaken people to the pathways out of their oppression.