Swollen Members’ will release “Monsters II”, on August 2nd, 2011 on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. The album is the sequel to the group’s now classic album “Monsters In The Closet”, which was released in 2002 and is certified Gold in Canada. “Monsters II” is set to feature guest appearances by Dilated Peoples, Strong Arm Steady, Souls Of Mischief, and will also feature solo tracks by Madchild and Prevail. Swollen Members new video for the track "Bring Me Down" featuring Saigon can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_QQydgVfRU .
Madchild will unleash his debut solo album “Dope Sick” later this year on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. The album was inspired by Madchild’s battle with oxycontin and his journey through the depths of drug addiction.
SWOLLEN MEMBERS TOUR DATES: July 12 - Okotoks, AB @ Cahoots Bar & Grill July 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room July 15 - Sylvan Lake, AB @ Chef Fransisco Pub & Grill July 16 - Slave Lake , AB @ Jimmys Sports Bar July 17 - Jasper, AB @ Horseshoe Club July 21 - Saskatoon, Sk @ The Pat July 23 - Brandon, MB @ The 40 /Trailswest July 25 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Roxy July 27 - Sudbury, ON @ The Townhouse Tavern July 29 - Orillia, ON @ Tux II July 30 - Brantford, ON @ Club NV Aug 01 - Belleville. ON @ Little Texas Aug 03 - Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile Aug 05 - Toronto, ON @ XS Nightclub - World Domination Rap Battle *** MADCHILD ONLY Aug 06 - Collingwood, ON @ Rusty"s at Blue Mountain Resort Aug 07 - Collingwood, ON @ Wakestock Wakeboarding Series at Millennium Park
As part of the dedication ceremony for Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen coming up on October 16th, 2011 we wanted to ask you, the fans, to suggest a concise lyric (a few lines, not an entire verse/paragraph) to appear on the plaque of the picnic table in Cherokee Park (St. Paul, MN) which will be dedicated in his name. After we have a list of choices, we will create an online poll with the top 5-10 lyrics, then let you vote on which one will actually appear on the plaque.
The feeling you got when you first heard Show and AG's classic track "Next Level," is the same exact feeling Columbus, Ohio's Zero Star hopes to give listeners on his new project "Don't Look Now!" Zero Star takes an unconventional approach, in a conventional rap world, while an unknown but extremely talented producer by the name of J Maggz provides the backdrop. The man who claims to be from "The Rewind Era," gives plenty of rewind moments through this 8 song EP. With raps by the hundreds Zero takes listeners on a fast paced journey of emotional highs, whether it's his motivational undefeated slogan "72 Dolphins," or the infectious bounciness of "#1 With a Bullet." Zero is out to make certain his name will soon be mentioned alongside your favorite underground emcees.
Check out the lead single "72' Dolphins" below along with the stream and purchase link of "Don't look now".
Cali rap pioneer Murs recently spent a few weeks on the East Coast recording with Ski Beatz, the producer behind legendary tracks for Jay-Z, Mos Def, Curren$y, Jay Electronica and many more. He's now back on the West Coast, without his trademark dreadlocks, but with a new album: Love & Rockets, Volume 1: The Transformation, set to drop this fall on Dame Dash's DD172/BLUROC labels in conjunction with a sixty-day tour alongside Tabi Bonney, McKenzie Eddy, Sean O Connell and Dash. In this video clip, Murs walks into Frank's Chop Shop in NYC and emerges a few pounds lighter...
more photos and info at the new mursworld.tumblr.com .
Mickey Avalon’s video for the song "Stroke Me" has leaked online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HUF42NZAJE . The video was leaked by fans eager to share the clip with Avalon’s fanbase, after the song was recently heard in the trailers for the Cameron Diaz film 'Bad Teacher'.
"I never thought this video would ever come out, but thanks to my fans here it is,” commented Mickey. “Special thanks, to whoever leaked it out."
MICKEY AVALON TOUR DATES: Jul 14 – Toronto, ON @ Century Room Jul 15 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon Jul 16 - Montreal, QB @ Bains Douches Jul 28 - San Antonio, TX @ @ Backstage Live Jul 29 – Dallas, TX @ Trees Jul 30 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar Jul 31 – Austin, TX @ Emo's Aug 07 - Santa Ana CA @ Galaxy Theatre Aug 20 - West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room 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 07 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall 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
The cameos are a who's who and include Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, Jadakiss and Wyclef. These are real features though, not just bought and paid for the name value additions. That's the privilege of being a street king.
Next up for Trae is Trae Day, on July 22nd, in celebration of having been awarded his own day by proclamation of then-mayor, Bill White. The event will be live-streamed via XXLMag.com.
This will be a free community event aiming to provide the under served with the things they need to go back to school; something Trae has done annually since being awarded this honor.
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