Coming off the success of Has-Lo's debut record In Case I Don't Make It, the emcee/producer is preparing to drop Conversation B. The new Has-Lo project will be available on limited edition double vinyl, deluxe digipak cds, and digitally November 15th.
The Album: Conversation B is a complete re-envisioning of ICIDMI. Exile, J-Zone, Oddisee, Kev Brown, Eric Lau, Apollo Brown and more lend their extensive production powers to the project. It is eclectic, melodic, chaotic, bleak and brutal all at once. The journey of a man at the tipping point continues.
Track Listing: 01. Reincarnate (prod. Audible Doctor) 02. Face in Disguise (prod. Exile) 03. Never Was Yours (prod. Kev Brown) 04. Inherit The Stars (prod. Paten Locke) 05. Light Years (prod. J-Zone) 06. Hindsight (prod. Apollo Brown) 07. One For Nana (prod. ST/MiC) 08. Deaden The Pain (prod. Small Professor) 09. The Cost (prod. y?Arcka) 10. Maxell UR (prod. Has-Lo) 11. Forty days (prod. Mike Fiveduece) 12. Retro Chic (prod. IMakeMadBeats) 13. Lies That Sound True (prod. Eric Lau) 14. Last Day Of School (prod. Oddisee)
Madchild's Performance in Abbotsford Cancelled By Police
Courtesy Kerosene Media.
Madchild From Swollen Members' Performance In Abbotsford Cancelled By Police Citing Fear Of Possible Gang Violence
Madchild from Swollen Members' performance in Abbotsford, BC at Characters was cancelled by Police due to fears of possible gang violence at the show. Abbotsford Police forced the cancellation, expressing their concerns of a possible outbreak of violence at the show following recent targeted shootings in Surrey and Kelowna.
Madchild took to his Twitter account @MadChild57 to ease fans that were upset by the cancellation, "Police were very concerned about the climate of gang retaliation right now, and said my show could be a hot spot," he wrote in message." There have been an overwhelming amount of shootings and gang related deaths in Vancouver and surrounding areas. The last thing I'd ever want is to have a fan come to my show and be hit by a stray bullet."
Madchild will unleash his debut solo album "Dope Sick" in early 2012 on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. The album was inspired by Madchild's dark descent into severe Oxycontin addiction and his long road to recovery. Now clean, Madchild has found solace in music and is using the experience to create the most compelling album of his career.
MADCHILD TOUR DATES: OCT 07 – VERNON, BC @ MONASHEE'S BAR & GRILL OCT 08 – PEMBERTON, BC @ THE PEMBERTON HOTEL OCT 15 – VANCOUVER, BC @ GOSSIP NIGHTCLUB OCT 17 – NELSON, BC @ SPIRIT BAR OCT 19 – CALGARY, AB @ DICKENS PUB OCT 20 – RED DEER, AB @ THE CLUB OCT 21 – LETHBRIDGE, AB @ THE STONE OCT 22 – SASKATOON, SK @ ODEON EVENTS CENTRE OCT 23 – WINNIPEG, MB @ ROCKBAR NIGHTCLUB OCT 26 – HAMILTON, ON @ CLUB 77 OCT 27 – BARRIE, ON @ THE ROX NIGHTCLUB OCT 28 - WINDSOR, ONT @ SILVER LOUNGE w/ SWOLLEN MEMBERS OCT 29 – ST.JOHN'S , NFLD @ BREEZEWAY ( Mun University) OCT 30 – TORONTO, ON @ ROCKPILE NIGHTCLUB w/ MADCHILD OCT 31 – TORONTO, ON @ ROCKPILE NIGHTCLUB w/ SWOLLEN MEMBERS NOV 03 – QUEBEC CITY, QC @ OZONE LAURIER
Devo Spice Update: Con on the Cob & New FuMP Promo
I'm busy as heck prepping for Con on the Cob but I wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you about... Con on the Cob! Surprise?
Con on the Cob is a fun little gaming convention with a great comedy-music track run by your pal and mine, Shoebox of Worm Quartet. [Shoebox edit: I'm nobody's pal, dammit!] It takes place from October 13-16 in Hudson, OH. Performing this year are a veritable CORN-ucopia of comedy musicians, including me! My show will be Saturday night at 6:00. Don't freakin' miss it! I've got some very cool stuff planned for my set. More information at http://www.cononthecob.com.
Also, for you podcasters out there, you can now help the good folks at The FuMP spread the word about said FuMP's existence! There is a new FuMP promo you can download and play on your podcast which is, by popular demand, shorter! This one is exactly 60 seconds long and features excerpts of songs from the recently released FuMP 28 compilation CD. And it doesn't mention cheap hookers. We're going to be updating these promos every two months when the new compilations come out, so keep an eye on the site for updates. For now, here's the current FuMP promo: http://www.thefump.com/podcast/fump_promo_2011-09.mp3
Video: ScienZe & Versis - "Taking the Day Off" (prod. Blu)
Courtesy Matt @ Nature Sounds.
For his new production album Open, Blu hand-picked a collection of the best up-and-coming rhyme-spitters to add vocals to his beats. For "Taking The Day Off," he picked ScienZe and Versis, who decided to make their own video for the track.
Rob Jay is proud to announce the release of his new EP, Millionaire Before 30. The Houston rhymesmith's latest project, with production handled entirely by Ammbush of the Drums & Ammo crew, will be released October 24th.
In his relatively short three-year career, Rob Jay has already garnered accolades ranging from being named as one of The 10 Breakout Artists of 2010 by Kevin Nottingham to one of The Top 100 Unsigned Artists by Music Connection Magazine. As the follow-up to his debut album, Art Life, Millionaire Before 30 acts as the EP's title as well as Rob's personal goal, specifically transitioning from having an independent cult following to full-blown commercial success.
The first taste from Millionaire Before 30 is a conceptual track entitled "My Past Life," a hypothetical period piece that paints a picture of Rob Jay as a kid from Harlem circa 1968. "I'm a fan of the late '60s, '70s era, so I thought of who I would have been if I was a part of that era," says Rob. "I want people today to understand what people our age had to go through during that time. We're so free today, but back then you got sent into a war, and lost friends to that war."
With a jazzy, retro production by Ammbush, "My Past Life" throws away the idea of a hook to focus on telling the song's story. Bars like "Somehow I thought them drugs was the answer/ Then I linked up with the Panthers/ Huey P would drops jewels whenever he'd see me/ I met Malcom X and was cool with Afeni" describe how Rob Jay envisions his past life, beginning from getting drafted for the Vietnam War, to falling into drugs like many war vets, to overcoming his demons and becoming a fixture in the Harlem community.
A3C Hip-Hop Festival: Panels x Showcase x Meet & Greet
Courtesy Sav One.
Eternia will be headlining the first ever international hip-hop showcase (Import/Export) at A3C + Speaking on 2 Panels ("No Passport Necessary: Music Beyond The Borders" & "Ladies First: Women in the Music Industry") + an Exclusive Meet & Greet at the New Era Flagship Store & MORE.