by BBG

Murs & 9th Wonder

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...

Murs - 3:16 / Bad Man @ Nokia, NYC

Binary Star - "Reality Check"

KRS-One - "Black Cop" Live at Celebrate Brooklyn

Apr 21 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
Apr 22 The Cellar Door Visalia, CA
Apr 23 Fishlips Bakersfield, CA
Apr 25 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 26 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 27 Cal State Chico Chico, CA
Apr 28 Tonic Reno, NV
Apr 29 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Apr 30 Hawthorne Theater - Balcony Bar Portland, OR
May 1 The Royal Lounge Olympia, WA
May 4 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
May 6 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
May 7 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
May 8 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
May 9 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, KS
May 10 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
May 11 The Annex Madison, WI
May 12 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
May 13 The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
May 14 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
May 16 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
May 17 Middle East Club - Downstairs Cambridge, MA
May 19 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
May 21 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington
May 23 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
May 24 Casbah at Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
May 26 Drunken Unicorn - MJQ Atlanta, GA
May 27 The Social Orlando, FL
May 28 The Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 31 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Jun 1 Emo's (Outside) Austin, TX
Jun 2 House of Blues (Cambridge Room) Dallas, TX
Jun 12 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA

April 21 2010 Illinois University :: Adult Swim , Urbana Champaign, Illinois -
April 22 2010 BOMA, Columbus, Ohio -
April 24 2010 Ohio College, Hiram, Ohio -
April 25 2010 Grog Shop, Cleveland, Ohio -
April 28 2010 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina -
April 30 2010 Adult Swim, Richmond, Virginia -
May 1 2010 Club Dulce, Raleigh, North Carolina -
May 2 2010 Sonar, Baltimore, Maryland -
May 4 2010 Harper's Ferry, Boston
May 5 2010 Toad's Place, New Haven, Connecticut -
May 6 2010 Baruch College, NYC, New York -
May 6 2010 BB Kings, NYC, New York -
June 7 2010 TBA, Aarhus
June 8 2010 TBA, Copenhagen
June 9 2010 TBA, Prague
June 10 2010 TBA, Paris
June 11 2010 TBA, Oslo
June 12 2010 Festival Skabazac, Rodez

More From Brooklyn Vegan