Sweatshop Union announce US tour dates in support of "The Bill Murray" release
Sept 2 - SLC, UT - Kilby Court (all ages early show) & Urban Lounge (21+ late show) Sept 3 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre - ALL AGES (licensed for 21+) Sept 4 - Pueblo, CO - Phils Radiator (21+) Sept 5 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad (21+) Sept 6 - El Paso, TX - Franikies (18+ w/license for 21+) Sept 7 - Tucson, AZ - The Hut (21+) Sept 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Joint (18+ w/license for 21+) Sept 9 - Mount Shasta, CA - Roxy's Vet Club (21+) Sept 10 - Reno, NV - Club Underground (ALL AGES w/license for 21+) Sept 11 - South Lake Tahoe, CA - Mo's Place (21+)
Sweatshop Union is the undisputed heavyweight of North Western hip-hop, and has earned a reputation as the hardest working collective in the region. Having performed over five hundred shows internationally, their live performance has become a mainstay of Canadian music. In 2002, a concept album was recorded called: Sweatshop Union. The record was released internationally on Battle Axe Records and the new group began their relentless touring schedule that has proven to be a key catalyst in their success.
The next three records solidified Sweatshop Union's presence in rap music. The group co-signed to EMI and went out on the road touring with the Black Eyed Peas, Swollen Members and the Living Legends as well as opening shows for Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and The Roots. Both college and commercial radio gave the albums substantial airtime and soon after came nominations for Juno Awards, a Canadian Radio Music Award, Much Music Video Awards and more. By 2006 Sweatshop Union had begun headlining shows in the U.S. and appearing at major festivals across North America.
Recently, URB Magazine featured them in their next top 100. They're not alone in thinking that Sweatshop Union is a band worth keeping an eye on. Their consistently poignant music continues to become more relevant daily and the group shows no signs of slowing down.
May 31st, 2011, marked the release of the group's most ambitious record to date, an experimental concept album best described as a runaway mushroom trip through the inner and outer cosmos. They titled the record simply: Bill Murray. Along with recent releases from Sweatshop Unions' Dirty Circus and Pigeon Hole, the group aims to become the most prolific collective in hip hop.
Video/MP3: Moe Green - "Nimbus" + Show Tonight in San Francisco
Courtesy: Audible Treats.
While persevering both personally and professional it is the small achievements that are making the dreamer's dreams reality. His head may remain in the clouds but his feet are firmly planted in the streets. From Vallejo to Los Angeles to New York City, Moe Green has been making ordinary people into extraordinary believers with his latest project Lionheart and, along the way, has played for capacity audiences at venues like Slims in San Francisco, Key Club in Los Angeles, and Highline Ballroom in New York City. It is never too late to join the Out Crowd.
With Lionheart still buzzing, Moe Green unleashes his latest song and video with "Nimbus." The Clams Casino backdrop (flipped from Clams' previously released single "Wizard") has Green climbing the ladder towards his dream while looking back down to reflect on his surroundings.
In other exciting news, Moe Green's Bay Area fans will have the opportunity to catch him live tonight, August 25th, at Slims in San Francisco, performing alongside Roach Gigz, Jay Ant, and show headliner Kreayshawn. Doors are at 9:00 PM Pacific.
Potluck & Glasses Malone Announce 'Rhymes & Resin' Tour With J Hornay
Courtesy: Kerosene Media.
This fall Humboldt County hip-hop kings Potluck and Cash Money rapper Glasses Malone will team up for ‘Rhymes & Resin' tour with special guest J Hornay. The fall tour is set to kick off on September 17th, 2011 in Denver, CO and run throughout October.
"Touring with Glasses Malone is going to be dope. We are huge fans of his and have a lot of respect for what he does. I'm excited to hit the road and rock these show together," said UnderRated from Potluck. "We're going to have a couple more special guests out on the road with us and those will be announced shortly."
"I'm excited to hit the road again and see my fans again," added Glasses Malone. "I have a great live show ready for this tour so people can get the full 'Beach Cruiser' experience."
Potluck has been turning heads with their new album "Rhymes & Resin", which debuted at No. 17 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and at No. 28 on the Rap album charts. Potluck's grinding blue collar work ethic, 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 with Tech N9ne, E-40, La Coka Nostra and D12. Potluck can be seen taking over the airwaves in their new video for the track "My Movie" online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGAKYW19O84 .
To say Glasses Malone's "Beach Cruiser" is one of the most heavily anticipated albums of 2011 is an understatement. "Beach Cruiser" has been years in the making and Glasses Malone has been co-signed by some of the biggest names in the game, including Baby, Mack 10, Dr. Dre, The Game, and Lil Wayne. Set for release on August 30th courtesy of Suburban Noize Records in conjunction with Cash Money, "Beach Cruiser" instantly places Glasses Malone among rap's best and features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Akon, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Jay Rock and Birdman, among others. The album is available for pre-order online at http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/beach-cruiser/id453990886 .
POTLUCK & GLASSES MALONE TOUR DATES: Sep 17 - Denver, CO @ Roxy Lounge Sep 19 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews Sep 21 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig Sep 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Sep 23 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa Sep 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Night Club Sep 25 - Buffalo, NY @ Club W Sep 27 - New York, NY @ Tammany Hall Sep 28 - Worcester MA @ The Palladium Sep 29 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel Sep 30 - Raleigh NC @ The Pour House Music Hall Oct 01 - Atlanta GA @ Apache Cafe
MP3: Paul White x Danny Brown - "One Of Life's Pleasures"
Courtesy of Nora Ritchie.
This week FADER premiered the latest track "One of Life's Pleasures" ft. Danny Brown from Paul White's new album Rapping With Paul White. Danny Brown, the wildly eccentric, mohawk-sporting, adderall-downing Detroit MC has finally met his match with the exuberant production of UK beatsmith Paul White. On this track, White lays down a whimsical musical journey that is weird and strangely compelling. Rapping With Paul White is out today via One-Handed Music and is streaming in full at AOL's Spinner.com.
Sandwiched somewhere in between straight-ahead hip-hop bangers, waltzing drum machines, and ethereal electronic soundscapes lies one of UK's most promising producers; Paul White. His new hip-hop album Rapping With Paul White , a playful and exuberantly experimental smorgasboard of sounds, features a host of hip-hop heavyweights including Guilty Simpson, Homeboy Sandman, Danny Brown, Marv Won and others. Rapping With Paul White is out today via One-Handed Music.
The Game, Guru, Lil Wayne & More: OHHLA.com for 8/25/11
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