Stoned Genius is the brand new album from Roc C, and he decided to create a somewhat lo-fi video for the song “Bar Catchers”, but I like lo-fi and like this video. The song and video feature Chali2na and can I ask: why isn’t Chali2na getting a lot of attention these days? Always loved his vibe in Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli and I think if more people used him, they would realize that 2na is just smacking people left and right with how he rhymes and writes his rhymes. More goodness for everyone else. Roc C is great in his own right, so check the video and hope to hear more from him in 2012.
Chali2na will be bringing himself to the fans with the help of a 7-piece band, as they hit the road in February, opening on a few dates with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and two shows that will team them up with Public Enemy. Sadly, no Washington or Oregon dates are part of this tour, but hopefully with music festivals still a few months away, he’ll make the rounds when temperatures warm up. However, he will be in Idaho and Montana so if you live in or near the following cities, set your plans now, especially the Valentine’s Day show. In the words of 2na himself, “yeah!”
Feb 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 14 – Ketchum, ID – Whiskey Jacques
Feb 15 – Missoula, MT – The Top Hat
Feb 16 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Theater
Feb 17 – Victor, ID – Knotty Pine
Feb 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Feb 19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
This is brand new music from Chali2na, and this time he’s teamed up with Talib Kweli for a track called “Lock Shit Down”. This is a sneak preview of what’s to come on Chali’s forthcoming album, Fish Outta Water (Decon), due out on June 23rd. He will also be on this year’s Rock The Bells concert tour.
Oh, and you’re asking “where’s the MP3?” Click here (8.48mb).