FREE MP3 DL: Kat O1O’s “MeowMix Retrospective Vol. 1”

Her music is very much a part of her resume, and Kat Ouano has done a lot of music in the last 15 years. With new ventures in front of her, she has decided to put together a compilation of some highlights of that input in what she is calling MeowMix Retrospective Vol. 1. The second volume will follow next week so if you only know of the Kat O1O vibe but haven’t heard it yet, it’s the perfect time to do so and get down.

VIDEO: Gift Of Gab featuring Latryx & George Clinton’s “Everything Is Fine”

Some of you may know about The Next Logical Progression by Gift Of Gab, but did you ever imagine that his next logical progression would be this video? It’s for the track “Everything Is Fine”, featuring fellow Quannum fam Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truth Speaker. The video was beautifully directed by Justin Berger.

VIDEO: Gift Of Gab’s “Protocol”

Gift Of Gab has released a video from his current album The Next Logical Progression, and in comes in the form of “Protocol”, directed by Justin Berger. Low key, but never afraid to open locks.

SOME STUFFS: Gift Of Gab has presents in the form of his “Next Logical Progression”

Gift Of Gab has been unusually quiet as of late, which is odd because let’s face it: when you have a gift, and that gift is to gab… well, you know what I’m talking about. He’s wiping off the dust collected and is about to drop a new album called Next Logical Progression, so anyone who wanted to know what would come next from him, this is it. The new album will be released on March 27th, and this is the official track listing, with some quality guests joining him:

1. NLP
2. Introlude
3. Rise (featuring Raashan Ahmad and Zumbi)
4. Protocol (featuring Samantha Kravitz)
5. Everything Is Fine (featuring George Clinton and Latryx)
6. Toxic (featuring Martin Luther)
7. Wack But Good People
8. Effed Up
9. Market & 8th
10. Dream Warrior (featuring Ms K)
11. So So Much
12. Beyond Logic

One interesting factor about this album is that it caters less to his select use of samples, and more to trying out more instrumentation. You can hear (and download) the results by checking out “Protocol”.
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On top of that, fans will be able to hear some of these new songs and a few classics or two when he goes on a brief tour this month:
January 20… Crystal Bay, NV (Crown Room)
January 21… Chico, CA (El Ray Theater)
January 22… Sacramento, CA (Harlowes)
January 25… Eugene, OR (Cozmic)
January 26… Portland, OR (Mt. Tabor)
January 27… Victoria, BC (Sugar)
January 28… Seattle, WA (Nectar Lounge)
January 29… Bellingham, WA (Wild Buffalo)

REVIEW/RECORD CRACK: Deru’s “Mini-Mini-Me” (7″ 45)

Photobucket Two songs is alll you need at times, and sometimes two songs is all you’d ever get. Deru knows the deal, and has released a single that teams him up with two of hip-hop’s best. Casual talks about feeling high in the extra-green “Spliff”, and is sure to get people lighting up some doobs. On the flipside you have Gift Of Gab dishing out his trademark mental wits with “Bad Bad Man”, and it’s one of those songs where you might wish for extra minute but you realize the cut-off point is perfection as is. Pick this 45 up while you can, as only 200 copies are being made.

(For more information on this single, click over to Mush Records for more details.)

SOME STUFFS: Gift Of Gab hits the road in 2010

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Gift Of Gab will be touring in support of his latest album, Escape 2 Mars, with the first date at Whiskey Dick’s in South Lake Tahoe, California. He’ll cross the Atlantic for a number of shows in France and England, and one show in Belgium before flying back for a show in Long Beach, California at Cohiba’s Nightclub. Here is the tour itinerary:
February 13, 2010… South Lake Tahoe, CA (Whiskey Dick’s)
February 16, 2010… Los Angeles, CA (The Roxy)
February 17, 2010… Burlington, VT (Club Metronome)
February 18, 2010… Portland, ME (Asylum)
February 19, 2010… Springfield, MO (Outland Ballroom)
February 20, 2010… Minneapolis, MN (The Cabooze)
February 21, 2010… Houston, TX (The Channel @ Wired Live)
February 27, 2010… Marsellie FRANCE (Marsatac Festival)
February 28, 2010… Lille FRANCE (Grand Mix, Tourcoing)
March 1, 2010… Paris FRANCE (Marinoquinerie)
March 3, 2010… Strasbourg FRANCE (Laiterie)
March 4, 2010… Birmingham UNITED KINGDOM (Rainbow Garden)
March 5, 2010… London UNITED KINGDOM (Jazz Cafe)
March 6, 2010… Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM (Sound Control)
March 7, 2010… Brighton UNITED KINGDOM (Freebutt)
March 9, 2010… Leeds UNITED KINGDOM (Leeds University)
March 10, 2010… Nottingham UNITED KINGDOM (Rescue Rooms)
March 11, 2010… Bristol UNITED KINGDOM (Thekla)
March 12, 2010… Cardiff UNITED KINGDOM (Globe)
March 13, 2010… Exeter UNITED KINGDOM (Vibraphonic Festival)
March 16, 2010… Dublin IRELAND (Crawdaddy)
March 18, 2010… Ipswitch UNITED KINGDOM (The Swan)
March 19, 2010… Glasgow UNITED KINGDOM (Stereo)
March 24, 2010… Antwerp BELGIUM (Trix Club)
April 1, 2010… Long Beach, CA (Cohiba’s Nightclub)

SOME STUFFS: Gift Of Gab heads to “Mars” on November 3rd

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Gift Of Gab‘s new album, Escape 2 Mars, will be released on November 3rd, just in time for you to collect aluminum cans and turn them in to buy this. You can pre-order it now through (his online store), but to preview it, take a listen to a track he did with Del The Funky Homosapien and Brother Ali called “Dreamin’” (4.69mb)

Free MP3 Download: Lyrics Born says “pho shua” with new mix tape

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Lyrics Born has some new music out, but not a new proper album, that will be due out later in the year (perhaps alongside Joyo Velarde‘s new one. Until then, he is making available a free digital-only mix tape called The Lyrics Born Variety Show: Season Pho (4!), which you can download now by going to

The cover for the “mix tape” is cool, especially the “Pho Cue” reference.
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Need a hit from LB’s full length? Inhale: