Curren$y dates, Raekwon shows, Talib Kweli in a park, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Jay-Z’s blog & other hip hop news
Tons of hip hop shows on the way, from the classic to the new! First up, Curren$y will headline Irving Plaza on June 6th as part of a string of US dates that he has scheduled in May & June (dates are below). Tickets are currently on Live Nation presale, and go on regular sale at 10AM tomorrow (4/6). Curren$y is currently preparing to release his new and entirely Alchemist-produced EP Covert Coup on April 20th and for FREE.
As previously mentioned, Big K.R.I.T. & Freddie Gibbs are on tour and hitting Southpaw later this month.
Raekwon will headline BB King's on April 17th, alongside Ultramagnetic MC's (billed as an exclusive reunion show, I assume that means that Kool Keith is on board much like at ATP New Jersey), MC Eiht, Bushwick Bill (Geto Boys), Chip Fu (Fu-Schnickens), Da Bushbabees, Tanya Morgan, Tony Touch, and many many more including "special invited VIP surprise guests" and the host D-Stroy (Arsonists). Tickets are on sale. The show takes place just four days before Raekwon will team with The Lox, EPMD, Brand Nubian, and Nice and Smooth as part of a Salute to Hip Hop at Best Buy Theater on April 13th. Tickets are still available.
Tanya Morgan has another NYC date too, TONIGHT (4/5) at Southpaw, as the hip hop crew will pair with DJ Neil Armstrong (Jay-Z's touring DJ) for a free, 21+ event.
Speaking of Jay-Z, have you checked out his new "Life and Times" blog? One of his first posts is on Little Dragon.
Keith Murray will similarly team with a gang of 90's hip hop stars at Santos on April 14th. He'll be joined by Lords of the Underground, Group Home, Real Live, Nine, Shabaam Sahdeeq, and DJs Evil D, Eclipse, Kon & Amir, Ralph McDaniels, and many others. Tickets are still available.
Two of the most extreme MCs in hip hop, M.O.P., will hit Southpaw on April 7th with Top $ Raz, Sleepwalkas, and others. Tickets are still available.
Del Thee Funkee Homosapien will hit BB King's on May 1st as part of a round of US dates for the Hiero lynch pin. Tickets are still available. Del will release his new LP Golden Age on April 11th.
Slick Rick is returning to BB King's, as he'll play the venue on May 29th. Tickets are still available.
Talib Kweli will play a FREE show in Red Hook Park on June 21st as part of the City Parks Foundation's Summerstage series. Tons more Summerstage events (and undoubtedly a large number of hip hop ones) are also slated to be announced, we'll keep you informed. Kweli recently played SXSW and released Gutter Rainbows earlier this year.
And last but certainly not least, 9th Wonder and Phonte (aka 2/3 of Little Brother) will join Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg at 92Y Tribeca Wednesday (4/6) night as part of the Noisemakers series, where Rosenberg interviews his guests. Tickets are on sale.
All tour dates and some video is below.
Elevator Musik - Curren$y
Raekwon "Shaolin vs WuTang"
"Poppa Large"- Ultamagnetic MC's
Ultramagnetic Mcs - Ego Trippin(Original 12'' Version)
Keith Murray-The Rhyme
M.O.P. - Ante Up (Uncut)
Da Bush Babees - Love Song Ft. Mos Def (Music Video)
CURREN$Y - 2011 TOUR DATES
Wed, 04/20/11 Howlin' Wolf New Orleans, LA
Fri, 04/22/11 Emos Austin Austin, TX
Fri, 04/29/11 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Mon, 05/02/11 SLO Brewing Company San Luis Obispo, CA
Wed, 05/04/11 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, CA
Fri, 05/06/11 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Sat, 05/21/11 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Sun, 05/22/11 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Fri, 06/03/11 Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge, MA
Mon, 06/06/11 Irving Plaza New York, NY
DEL THE FUNKEE HOMOSAPIEN - 2011 TOUR DATES
04/05/2011 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
04/19/2011 Golden Era Release InStore - Berkeley Rasputins
04/22/2011 Golden Era Show - Berkeley Shattuck Downlow Berkeley, CA
04/25/2011 FUNK4FREE "GOLDEN ERA" RELEASE EDITION - LA The Key Club - LA
04/26/2011 InStore - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
04/27/2011 Velvet Lounge - Santa Barbara
04/28/2011 Fullerton, CA
04/29/2011 SouthWestern College Georgetown, TX
06/10/2011 SOUND FEST Grand Rapids, Michigan
06/20/2011 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
08/14/2011 denver mile high music fest w/ slightly stoopid Denver, CO
08/15/2011 Outside lands with slightly stoopid san francisco, CA