Flesh N Bone to release first album in 11 years, "Blaze of Glory" - September 13th!!
Courtesy of RBC Records.
Hip Hop Icon Burns Down The House In A "Blaze Of Glory"
Los Angeles, CA, Sept 13, 2011
Hip Hop and Rap Icon Stanley Howse, Notoriously Known as Flesh n Bone, Founding Member of Legendary Group Bone Thugs n Harmony, Announces the Release of "Blaze Of Glory" His First Solo Album in Over Eleven Years. Expected to Hit Stores and Online Outlets on September 13, 2011.
"The microphone is like my pistols and I'm going out blazing. I've been through hell and I'm still there." says Flesh N Bone. Flesh has had time to plan and give full attention to hard hitting details straight out of the gate.
He takes listeners on a journey of his experiences in life including his incarceration of 10 years.
"Blaze Of Glory" has interesting layers of skits to add more substance, element, and decoration that add a cinematic feel. "Blaze Of Glory" will be released on RBC Records and Flesh n Bone Global labels. The track "Heartaches" breaks down the story of Flesh's plight. "Blaze Of Glory" also touches on his love for his grandparents and members of his family suffering from drug addiction. There is even a personal story about him and his brother setting his grandparents house on fire when they were kids. There is a definite message of overcoming struggles to pursue goals and remain resilient through all of life's hardships.
In a recent interview Flesh n Bone says "I am the creator of my category. In other words, Bone Thugs n Harmony single-handedly created a style that brought a change for the better to hip hop and to this day you still hear our style emulated, not just in hip hop but in everything from Reggaeton to R&B, etc."
"My approach is the controversial element. I'm not going to name names but where you see so many rappers come and go because of their wack approach of making whole albums where they talk about their cars, jewelry, clothes, etc., you're not going to hear that kind of fantasy stuff from me. With that kind of subject matter, you can't touch your fans or carry them through those hard times when they need it most, nor will the game bless you with longevity." says Flesh n Bone.
The album features Bone Thugs n Harmony, Long-time Bone Thugs n Harmony Producers DJ Uneek & Thin C, platinum mix master Dave Banta, up and coming producer Desmond DSP Powell, and is blessed with contributors Reticom Films and Eyelevel Pictures. The album cover was crafted by Gary Lockwood, Freehand Profit, and features imagery using Flesh n Bone's facial image and incorporated a cross bone and skull to create an x-ray-like piece of art which represents flesh and represents bone in one image.
Born January 10, 1991 is a talented rapper and basketball player. Also known for his sense of humor and the ability to make people smile, vibe, and enjoy life with his music.
Early Life And Career
Julkes was born in East Chicago, Indiana, a small city near the birthplace of Gary, Indiana's own Michael Jackson and just minutes away from the beautiful city of Chicago, Illinois. Julkes is the first born of Takenya Julkes (Mother) and Dante Williams (Father), Jalen Blackmon (Brother), Kalen Blackmon (Sister), Tameron Julkes (Sister) and Sheron Duval (Adopted Brother). His uncle Cameron Julkes is a well-known producer and artist around the Midwest area. Raised by his mother in a rough neighborhood within East Chicago, Indiana called Harbor. Julkes attended East Chicago Central High School, where he played varsity basketball all 4 years. Also, attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska for 1 year.
Julkes' motivation was losing friends and family at an early age and wants to well in everything he does and dedicate it to them. Also, his motivation is his mother. Would do anything in the world to help his mother out and wants nothing but the best for her and his brothers and sisters.
After years of back and forth with major label Interscope Records, Mickey Avalon is free from his recording contract and is celebrating by releasing his new single "Rock Bottom" digitally and a video for the track online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKwZX1QHx_Q . Mickey Avalon is currently in the studio putting the final touches on a new EP for release through Suburban Noize Records later this year.
"The song 'Rock Bottom' is my version of Prince's '1999'," commented Mickey Avalon. "It's all about driving the car until the wheels off and looking fly doing it!"
MICKEY AVALON TOUR DATES: Aug 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peabody's Night Club Sep 03 – Irvine, CA @ Hidden Valley Sep 22 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock Sep 23 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch Sep 24 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre Oct 05 - Miami, FL @ LIV Oct 06 - Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live Oct 07 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall Oct 08 - Bozrah, CT @ Private House Oct 09 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Oct 20 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theater Oct 21 – Chico, CA @ El Rey Theatre Oct 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's Nov 09 – Victoria, BC @ Club 9ONE9 Nov 10 – Nanaimo, BC @ Spice Lounge Nov 11 - Campbell River, BC @ Paramount Music Hall Nov 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Gossip Nightclub Dec 30 – Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Arena