Winstrong Joins Del the Funky Homosapiens's 20th Anniversary Tour
Courtesy Ballin' PR.
September 6, 2011--M9 Entertainment is excited to announce that Dancehall Hip-Hop artist Winstrong will join hip-hop legend Del the Funky Homosapian on his 20th Anniversay Tour. Joining the tour at the Abbey Theater in Durango, Colorado on September 11, Bay Area based Winstrong will add some spice to the tour which also features Bukue One and Serendipity Project, among others.
Winstrong Readies LP Ghetto Hymns:
Yes! In addition to hitting the road with Del and crew, Winstrong has his own album coming out, Ghetto Hymns, on October 25, 2011.
Taking the lead where Mad Lion and KRS-One left off, Winstrong brings his Dancehall and Hip-Hop blend in his own way. The South American born artist released the single "Rude Boy" in June. His second single, "Fast Lane," was released this month, as he puts the finishng touches on his LP Ghetto Hymns which features Jah Dan, M1 of Dead Prez, and Haiku De Tat (Myka 9, Aceyalone, & Abstract Rude) and more.
Winstrong has been delivering his brand of "singjay" (a combination of singer and deejay) for a minute. After migrating to the US in his late teens in 94, he started recording at Conscious Sound Productions (Ursa Minor) with Benjamin Grand Depaux and later recorded a Jazz-fusion album Noble Nature.
But, it was his 2008 debut album, Eye of the Storm that propelled Winstrong, a devout Rastafarian, onto the national music scene. The single "Sounds of the Gun" (aka "Boom Boom Blah Blah") solidified his place in Reggae history. He has performed with and is featured on compilations with some of the industry's best, from Capleton, Sizzla, Prince Malachi, Tony Rebel and Black Uhuru's Mikal Rose to Hip-Hop artists Wu Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Warren G and the bay area's own Delinquents.
Born Winston van Ewyk in 1971 in Paramaribo, Surinam, Winstrong was raised in a family of musicians. His mother was a schoolteacher who always took the time to sing falsetto around family and friends. It was her influence that encouraged Winstrong's love of music. "My moms used to tell everyone, "Dis kid has something…watch dis…and I'd come up with songs and performances for dem…"
"After featuring Win on some mixtapes," explains partner of west coast label M9 Entertainment and producer JtheSarge, "I really wanted to do a whole record with him. Sarge explains that he met Winstrong through a mutual friend Ishi Dube of the Humboldt County Reggae Stars. "I've always been a serious Reggae and Hip-Hop head, so when Win wanted to a Hip-Hop record on M9, I jumped at the chance."
Del's 20th Anniversary Tour:
9/11/2011 Sunday Abbey Theatre -Durango, CO
9/13/2011 Tuesday Sunshine Theatre -Albuquerque, NM
9/15/2011 Thursday The Green Room -Flagstaff, AZ
9/16/2011 Friday Marquee Theatre -Phoenix AZ * FREE SHOW!
9/17/2011 Saturday Club Congress -Tucson AZ
For more on Winstrong: www.winstrongmuzik.com x www.facebook.com/winstrongmuzik x www.twitter.com/winstrong .
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