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"Yo Majesty" @ Highline Ballroom - Jan 27, 2009 (by Village Slum)
Yo Majesty

Shunda K, aka one half of Yo Majesty, has been busy lately. To quote an email I was CC'd on before the current "Yo Majesty" tour...

Im looking to set up Shunda K afterpartys' after each YM show date as an attempt to promote my solo career and also give other acts an opportunity to promote themselves as I dont mind sharing...da stage dat is. All of the dates thus far are below, let me know where you can help. The venues Im looking for should be able to hold at leat 150-200 persons'

The tour is now underway and "Yo Majesty" played Highline Ballroom in Manhattan on Tuesday (1/27). The Shunda K afterparty was at Europa... ONE PROBLEM WITH THAT...

"Yo! Majesty was supposed to be embarking on a world tour that would push the critically hailed lesbian Christian rap duo out of the underground once and for all.

Instead, half of the Tampa, Fla.-based group, singer/rapper Jwl B, is behind bars in Florida on an assault charge and apparently out of the crew for good.

"It's unfortunate for her, but for me it's actually a burden off my shoulders," rapper Shunda K (also known as LaShunda Flowers) said of her longtime partner's recent incarceration. "It started being ridiculous the things she was doing. It's actually divine intervention. I'm not sad. I'm relieved."

Shunda K says Jwl B, her partner in rhyme since 2001, has crossed one too many lines - personally and professionally - and is out of the group. But the drama is not stopping K, who started the duoin 1998 - she performs Wednesday at Harpers Ferry in Allston.

"Now Yo! Majesty can be what it's supposed to be," she said, "and that's a relief for the people, instead of coming to a Yo! Majesty show and you're feeling the tension between Jwl and me on stage. I just thank God for what's going on."

K, an openly gay Christian, says life on the road with Jwl has been difficult, with disputes over money, creative control and women sometimes erupting into physical altercations. [Boston Herald]

So I guess that means Shunda K played Highline Ballroom on Tuesday, and Europa too. In case you're wondering, Jwl B is the topless one jumping in the air, and that harmonious holiday picture was just posted to their MySpace for Christmas (which was a little over a month ago).

More pictures from the Highline show (now with only men taking their shirts off) @ Village Slum. More tour dates (lots of them) (mostly billed as Yo Majesty) (and some Shunda ones) below...

Shunda K - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 27 - Highline Ballroom w/ Y!M New York, New York
Jan 28 - Harpers w/ Y!M Boston, Massachusetts
Jan 30 - Bellveders w/ Y!M Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan 31 - Magic Stick w/ Y!M Detroit, Michigan
Feb 1 - Empty Bottle w/ Y!M Chicago, Illinois
Feb 2 - Triple Rock w/ Y!M Minneapolis, Minnesota
Feb 3 - Turner Hall w/ Y!M Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Feb 4 - Picador w/ Y!M Iowa City, Iowa
Feb 6 - Marquis w/ Y!M Denver, Colorado
Feb 7 - Kilby Court w/ Y!M Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb 9 - Nectars w/ Y!M Seattle, Washington
Feb 10 - Berbati's w/ Y!M Portland, Oregon
Feb 11 -Shunda K Official Show @ Dunes Portland, Oregon
Feb 13 - Slims w/ Y!M San Franscisco, California
Feb 14 - Echo Plex w/ Y!M Los Angeles, California
Feb 15 - Casbah w/ Y!M San Diego, California
Feb 25 - BLA w/ Y!M Oslo
Feb 26 - Vega w/ Y!M Copenhagen
Feb 27 - Debaser w/ Y!M Malmo
Feb 28 - Shunda K Official After Party @ Slick Copenhagen
Feb 28 - Debaser Medis w/ Y!M Stockholm
Mar 3 - Scala w/ Y!M Berlin
Mar 4 - Palace w/ Y!M St Gallen
Mar 5 - Rate Fabrik w/ Y!M Zurich
Mar 6 - Shunda K Official AfterParty @ Zoo w/ DJ Flore Geneva
Mar 6 - Zoo w/ Y!M Geneva
Mar 7 - Dachstock w/ Y!M Bern
Mar 10 - Shunda K Official AfterParty @ Cithéa Nova w/ Micronologie Paris
Mar 10 - Nouveau Casino w/ Y!M Paris
Mar 11 - Caves Aux Poetes w/ Y!M Robouix
Mar 12 - Laiterie w/ Y!M Strasbourg
Mar 13 - Olympic w/ Y!M Nantes
Mar 14 - Paradiso w/ Y!M Amsterdam
Mar 15 - Rotown w/ Y!M Rotterdam
Mar 17 - Cluney (w/ Y!M) Newcastle
Mar 18 - The Faversham (w/ Y!M) Leeds
Mar 19 - Leadmill 2 (w/ Y!M) Sheffield
Mar 20 - Shunda K Official After Party @ The Legion w/ Basement Jaxx London
Mar 20 - Club NME (w/ Y!M) London
Mar 21 - Thekla (w/ Y!M) Bristol
Mar 22 - Audio (w/ Y!M) Brighton
Mar 24 - Civic (w/ Y!M) Wolves
Mar 25 - Korova (w/ Y!M) Liverpool
Mar 26 - Ruby Lounge (w/ Y!M) Manchester
Mar 27 - Caberat Voltaire (w/ Y!M) Edinburgh
Mar 28 - Stereo (w/ Y!M) Glasgow
Mar 31 - Cargo (w/ Y!M) London
Apr 1 - Bodega Social (w/ Y!M) Nottingham
Apr 2 - Crawdaddy (w/ Y!M) Dublin
Apr 3 - Shunda K Official AfterParty @ MOMO w/ DJ Flore Brussels
Apr 3 - AB Club (w/ Y!M) Brussells
Apr 4 - Razzmatazz w/ Y!M Barcelona
Apr 25 - Skippers Smokehouse w/ Someday Souvenir Tampa, Florida

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