Creative Juices recently released a new album by DJ Connect called Well Connected and the title is proven by those who appear on the album with him, including Reef The Lost Cause and Block McCloud. For proof, have a listen to “Up In Sweden”. You may know of Connect as part of the Elite Fleet production crew out of Sweden, and now he’s making himself known in his own right.
Anyway, Alterbeats have released The French Revolution, bringing on a wide range of MC’s to take their music and move it into new places. This includes help from… well, look at all of the people tagged for this review. Chief Kamachi, Murdoc, Bekay, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Reef The Lost Cauze, Willie Maze, Halfabrick, Estee Nack, Sadat X. That’s an incredible wealth of artists and artistry on this, and the exchange between each of them with one or another will make you want to buy, hear, and absorb for weeks, months, and years to come.
Is it angry now? Now, this is just what hip-hop is and always will be: a celebration of beats, rhymes & life, without fear.
You might remember him when he wanted to smoke a blunt and dial 917-160-49311 as he was projecting to the ladies a bit of that long dick hip-hop affection, and the old days of RMHH when fans weren’t sure if he was the hottest part of the Wu-Fam or just as abstract as fuck, but Cappadonna is still doing his thing. Don’t believe me? He’s about to prove himself once more by hitting the road this week as part of The Black Cloud Tour. Along with Block McCloud, King Magnetic, Kromeatose, and GQ nothin’ pretty, Cappadonna is going to show everyone that underground hip-hop you know and love.
The first string of dates have been announced, with some shows featuring Sean Price and Edo G. More dates are planned, and will be posted here at ThisIsBooksmusic.com as they are made available.
March 2… Providence, RI (Sunset Bar & Grille)
March 4… Lexington, KY (Cosmic Charlie’s)
March 5… St. Louis, MO (Club Viva)
March 6… Springfield, MO (Outland Ballroom)
March 7… Lincoln, NE Rye Room @ Bourbon Theatre)
March 9… Casper, WY (The Venue)
March 10… Salt Lake City, UT (Bar Deluxe)
March 12… Albuquerque, NM (Leo’s Nightclub)
March 13… El Paso, TX (Tricky Falls)
March 14… Phoenix, AZ (Red Owl Room)
March 15… Pasadena, CA (The Terrace) *
March 16… Santa Ana, CA (Malone’s) *
March 19… South Lake Tahoe, CA (Mo’s Place)
March 20… Sparks, NV (The Alley)
March 22… Bozeman, MT (The Zebra Lounge)
March 25… Sioux Falls, SD (Boonies Bar & BBQ)
March 28… Berwyn, IL (Tiger O’ Stylies)
March 29… Grand Rapids, MI (Jimmy’s Lounge)
March 30… Dayton, OH (One Eyed Jack’s)
March 31… Philadelphia, PA (Tacony Billards) **
April 1… Atlantic City, NJ (Le Grand Fromage) **
* with Sean Price
** with Edo G