Entries tagged with: Zion I
by Andrew Sacher
Deltron 3030 aren't the only alternative hip hop group making a long-awaited comeback this year. Bay Area duo Latyrx (aka Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker) are planning to release the followup to their sole album, 1997's The Album, on November 5. The album, appropriately titled The Second Album, features guest appearances by Zion I, Busdriver, The GIft of Gab, Corey Glover (of Living Colour), and more, in addition to production by tUnE-yArDs, Chris Funk (of The Decemberists), Jel (of Anticon), and more.
The album's newest single is the laid back cut "Exclamation Point" (produced by and featuring Forrest Day), which is out today and makes its premiere in this post. Check it out, along with the video for another track "Gorgeous Spirits (Aye, Let's Go!)," album artwork, tracklist and list of tour dates (none in NYC), below...
Veteran rapper Slick Rick is performing with a live band, The Lifted, in NYC on July 31 at Stage 48 with Don Dada. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Underground hip hop duo Cannibal Ox, who are back in action, are playing a hometown show on August 3 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Prop Anon, Meyhem Lauren, Rasheed Chappel and AKIR.
Bronx rap vet KRS-One is playing SOB's on August 15 with DJ Predator Prime. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Cloud rap duo Main Attrakionz are playing Knitting Factory on August 31 with a huge lineup that includes Cashclick, M.U.V.I., Handjob Academy, Buddy Fly High, and more. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
NYC rap duo The Doppelgangaz, who are having a great year thanks to a solid new album, play another hometown show on September 13 at Knitting Factory with Boldy James and Sneakas. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
YouTube rappers Turquoise Jeep will smang it at BB King's on August 25 with Kosha Dillz. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Oakland duo Zion I play Mercury Lounge on September 9. Tickets for that show go on sale today (7/26) at noon.
Chicago drill rapper/King Louie associate Katie Got Bandz is playing a Scion A/V show with Mike G of Odd Future on August 14 at Knitting Factory. You have to enter Scion's contest to gain admission.
Indie rap trio Ratking is playing The Studio at Webster Hall on August 8 with Kinetics & One Love, Adrian Lau/Alpsko, G4SHi, and Trap Ciudad. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Eminem associate Obie Trice, Young HD, and more TBA are playing SOB's on July 29. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
360 and Dyme A Duzin are playing SOB's on August 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Push!, Danse of Bklyn Stickup, Winkloc, Maffew Ragazino Sr., and more TBA are playing SOB's on July 31. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
The Rock Steady Crew is celebrating its 36th anniversary with a free concert at Central Park Summerstage that features quite the lineup: Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Brand Nubian, Special Ed, Craig G, Q-Unique, Homebody Sandman, and Torae. Show starts at 3 PM.
Other hip hop related events in Central Park include the hip hop themed theater adaptation of "King Kong" on August 5 and a screening of hip hop film "Wild Style" on August 26 for its 30th anniversary, along with live performances by Lee, Lady Pink, Busy Bee, and more.
The Stepkids are playing Mercury Lounge on September 10. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale begins Friday (7/26) at noon.
Drowners are playing Mercury Lounge on August 17. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale begins Friday (7/26) at noon.
Zion I are playing Mercury Lounge on September 9. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale begins Friday (7/26) at noon.
J. Roddy Walston & the Business are playing Bowery Ballroom on November 2. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale begins Friday (7/26) at noon.
John Legend is playing Beacon Theatre on October 28. Tickets to that show go on general and VIP Packages presale today at 11 AM, with a general on-sale starting Friday (7/26) at 11 AM.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
Gallows are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on November 3 with Barn Burner. Tickets for that show go on sale Monday (8/13) at 10 AM.
Zion I are playing Brooklyn Bowl on November 8. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Nas @ Rock the Bells (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
That didn't take long. We just announced the intitial lineup. Check out the almost-full thing below...
The Feelies @ Purchase in May (more by Kellyann Petry)
today in NYC
* Warm Up @ PS1
* Gary Lucas @ Iridium Jazz
* The Feelies @ Maxwell's
* Very Be Careful @ Barbes
* First Saturday @ Brooklyn Museum
* The English Beat @ Irving Plaza
* Nobunny, TV Ghost @ Mercury Lounge
* TEETH, CSLSX (Fixed Party) @ Glasslands
* Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos @ Barbes
* Free Blood, God Bless America in 3D @ Coco 66
* Zion I & The Grouch, K-Salaam @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Joe McPhee, Ken Filiano, Lou Grassi @ The Stone
* The Music from Winter's Bone @ Highline Ballroom
* Pharoahe Monch, Baolji @ Weeksville Heritage Center
* Roy Ayers, The Jazz Mafia @ Central Park Summerstage
* Fatboy Slim (Dance Here Now Festival) @ Governors Island
* Tim Easton, Madison Square Gardeners @ Mercury Lounge
* Last Good Tooth, Molly Sweeney, Zachary Cale @ The Rock Shop
* Brazilian Aliens (mem Brazilan Girls), DJ Andy Rourke @ Union Pool
* Kromosom, Mundo Muerto, Porkeria, Perdition, Gash @ The Charleston
* Beach Fossils, Puro Instinct, Big Troubles, Regal Degal @ 285 Kent
* John Hebert's Sounds of Love (The Music of Charles Mingus) @ The Stone
* Dream Diary, Bad Indians, Haunted Leather, Dutch Treat @ Death By Audio
* Sore Eros, Psychic Reality, Easter Vomit, Jonas Reinhardt (DJ) @ Shea Stadium
* The Waivers, The National Reserve, Graham Brice, Fletcher Johnson @ Bruar Falls
* DJ Pierre, Beautiful Swimmers, Delicate Steve, Protect-U, Zoovox (Warm Up) @ P.S.1
* Shellshag, Fiasco, Chicken & Whiskey, Unstoppable Death Machines, Sweet Tooth @ Silent Barn
* My Summer, Bad Town, Holidays In London, The Woulda Coulda Shouldas @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* The Streamers (Oasis vs. Blur), Beautiful Day (U2 tribute), Violator (Depeche Mode tribute) @ The Bell House
The Hairs play an afternoon show at The Seaport on Sunday. That and more in This Week In Indie.
fireworks are Monday.
New Love Inks video for "Too Wild" below...
Devin The Dude at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Devin The Dude is hitting the road, and will play NYC at Knitting Factory on
April 27th as part of a round of dates with his crew The Coughee Brothaz. Tickets are on sale. Devin The Dude and The Coughee Brothaz are preparing to release their new LP Fresh Brew on April 19th. All dates below.
Alternatively, if you are looking to save a few bucks and are planning on catching a few hip hop shows at Knitting Factory, the venue is currently offering a three pack of tickets for Devin The Dude, the previously discussed Zion I & Grouch show on
April 22nd , and CunninLynguists on April 30th. Tickets for the three pack are on sale.
And though his show isn't part of the "three-pack" of Knitting Factory shows, DJ Quik will play the venue on June 9th. Tickets are on sale. Quik is welcoming his new LP The Book of David via his own Mad Science imprint. Look for appearances from Ice Cube, Dwele, Bun B, and Bizzy Bone among others on the LP.
All tour dates, and a stream of a new DJ Quik song is below.
West Coast hip-hop crew Zion I & The Grouch have teamed up again to follow up 2006's Heroes in the City of Dope with the new LP Heroes in the Healing of the Nation. The new effort features guest shouts from Freeway, Fashawn, Casual, Mystic, Eligh, and many others, and will arrive a few days into their US tour which kicks off, after some SXSW shows, on 3/19 in San Francisco. The tour, with special guests The Shotgun Wedding Quintet, includes a stop in Brooklyn at Knitting Factory on April 22nd with One Be Lo. Tickets are on sale.
All tour dates, a stream of a couple new tracks, and some videos below...
Some great upcoming hip hop shows in the coming weeks, starting with Murs who is back with producer 9th Wonder for a new album, Murs 9th Wonder Fornever. Check out the first track from the album, "3:16 Part 2" above. Fornever is due on April 13th, and one week later, the "Bad Man" will kick off a US tour in Arizona that has him crashlanding at Highline Ballroom on May 19th. Tickets are on sale.
DJ Hi-Tek has done beats for the entire G-Unit crew, so in that light, I guess it makes sense that the thematically different Hi-Tek project (with Talib Kweli) Reflection Eternal would play the "This is 50" (Cent) event at Nokia Theater. Although for the life of me, I cant figure out why Reflection Eternal would support Lloyd Banks. Ah, nepotism. Tickets for April 29th at Nokia Theater with Banks and Reflection Eternal are on sale.
One day before the "This is 50" event, One Be Lo will step back into his old role as a member of Binary Star for a show at Knitting Factory (4/28) with DJ Abilities, Pigeon John, Donny Goines, and Nyle. Tickets are on sale. One Be Lo is scheduled to drop his new solo album B.A.B.Y. on MYX later this year, which features appearances from Royce Da 5'9, Freeway, Zion I, Phonte, Jean Grae, and more. Check out a track from the upcoming LP above.
Though Before The Casket Drops has, um, dropped, Clipse is still on the road promoting the record, laying down dates in NYC at Highline Ballroom (5/6, tickets) and Baruch College earlier that same day. Ninjasonik is on board to get the party started. Full tour dates are below.
Finally, a few hip hop greats from the 90s are scheduled to play NYC in the coming weeks. Naughty by Nature and Black Sheep will team up for a show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on 5/21 (tickets still on sale). Cypress Hill could easily play a room much much larger than SOBs, but look for them at the venue on 4/15 (tickets still avail) and the blastmaster KRS-ONE on 4/20 (tickets). Wait... shouldn't those dates be reversed?
Tour dates and some videos are below...
DOWNLOAD: Black Milk - "Dreams" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bisco Smith - "Vibrations" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dres of Black Sheep - "Doin It Wrong" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Crown Royale - "Photographs" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Diamond District - "Who I Be" (Marco Polo Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Finale - "Motor Music" produced by Black Milk (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: ILL-Literacy - "Gentlemans Kool Aid" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: League510 - "Alienated" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: One Be Lo - "The Pigs" feat. Mike Posner (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tanya Morgan - "The Drop" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: TRUTHLiVE - "Shoot Me Down" prod. by Tha Bizness (MP3)
Tanya Morgan is a (good) rap group. (more by Paul Birman)
Much like CMJ last year, we are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Audible Treats SXSW showcase at The Independent (501 Brushy Street) on March 20th! The Austin show will feature some of of the brightest in independent hip hop including the incredible Black Milk, bonafide hip hop legends Black Sheep and the rhyming 2/3 of Tanya Morgan! Full lineup is as follows:
Audible Treats 2010 SXSW Showcase lineupBlack Milk, who along with Buckshot and Torae, also plays Attitude Adjustment at Red 7 in Austin on 3/20, is prepping to release his new LP, Album of The Year, the follow-up to the incredible Tronic which impacted in 2008. He'll also appear at SXSW as a member of Random Axe, the supergroup which will team him with Sean Price and Guilty Simpson. Random Axe have a new LP on the way too.
Donwill & Von Pea (Tanya Morgan)
Crown Royale (Buff1 and DJ Rhettmatic)
One Be Lo (of Binary Star)
Amp Live (Zion I)
Donwill will drop his solo LP Don Cusack in High Fidelity shortly after the SXSW show.
Diamond District is the meeting of Oddisee, YU, and XO, and they released their critically acclaimed debut In The Ruff last year.
Crown Royale is the new project featuring Buff1 with legendary turntablist DJ Rhettmatic. The duo recently completed mixing their debut LP.
SXSW show fliers and some videos are below...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Common Market - "Back Home (The Return)" (MP3)
Man, Cleopatra Jones!
They reunited & toured, played a $7 show with Ghostface and The Alchemist, and now Digable Planets are preparing to hit the road again, including a date at Highline Ballroom in NYC on April 1st. Tickets are on sale. All dates below.
Joining the Creamy Spies for the trek, Seattle's Common Market, who released their album Tobacco Road in 2008 which includes "Back Home (The Return)" available for download above. Before CM hits the road with Digable, look for them at SXSW at one of two places: The Back Alley Social on March 18 with Brother Ali, The Grouch & Eligh, and Zion I, and at Palm Door on March 21 with Past Lives & Natalie Portman's Shaved Head. Full Common Market dates, with Digable and without, below.
Speaking of Zion I, the critically acclaimed duo dropped The TakeOver on Feb 17. It's the follow-up to their 2006 collabo record with The Grouch (but not Eligh), Heroes In The City Of Dope. Check out a video of the duo discussing that record on LBTV (as in Lyrics Born TV) below. Full Zion I tour dates below too.
Meanwhile, The Grouch and Eligh are prepping their new record, Say G&E! due on April 7th. Say G&E! features production by Flying Lotus, Rick Rock and others, as well as guest appearances by Sage Francis, Slug, and Gift Of Gab of Blackalicious. The Grouch & Eligh are part of the LA based Living Legends crew with MURS. G&E, as well as the entire Living Legends crew, will team up at The Paid Dues Festival in San Bernardino, CA on Mar 28 with Cage (who has a new album coming), Brother Ali, Eyedea & Abilities, Atmosphere, B-Real, and many others.
Dates and video below...