Unknown Mortal Orchestra “So Good At Being In Trouble (Black Noi$e Remix feat. Killer Mike & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire)
In advance of embarking on another long tour that includes dates across New Zealand, Australia and a stop at Lollapalooza before hitting the European festival circuit, Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back today sharing a remix of II highlight “So Good At Being In Trouble.” Where the original track felt like timeless soul with singer Ruban Nielson waxing about the age old perils of relationships, producer Black Noi$e re-imagined its pieces into a slice of futuristic soul with Killer Mike and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire speaking to decidedly more modern ways of getting into trouble. Check out the track, along with all of the band’s upcoming tour dates (which includes a return to NYC in October with Jackson Scott.
El-P and Killer Mike’s solo records of last year (both produced entirely by the former) were wildly purposeful and universally acclaimed. One year later, El-P and Killer Mike flex on us all as Run The Jewels, and the collaborative, self-titled album on Fool’s Gold is predictably amazing. Catch them on their victory lap tour this summer.
Free download and deluxe physical editions here: http://www.foolsgoldrecs.com/runthejewels
Killer Mike and El-P pull back the curtain on their Run The Jewels album a little further this week with a release date (June 26th on Fool’s Gold), confirmed track-listing, and the third cut from the project, “36″ Chain”. With a characteristically bruising El-P instrumental being run through by two of the most adept lyricists making rap in 2013, it only make sense they give you the dirty version after teasing the edited one earlier this week. One can only imagine what the rest will sound like (actually I don’t have to, I’ve heard it and it’s really, really good). The album will also be available as a deluxe vinyl edition.
El-P and Killer Mike further stoke the anticipation of their Run The Jewels collab album by dropping the full version of “Banana Clipper” (with a fire verse from Big Boi, whom you might have heard of).
Killer Mike and Big Boi are proud to release the Shoes For Running mixtape in celebration of their tour of the same name. The mixtape is presented by Trackstar the DJ and features every track where Big Boi and Killer Mike have appeared together. The duo is also giving away an exclusive remix version of Big Boi’s “In The A” featuring a new verse by Killer Mike.
Dee-1 has just finished touring the country with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and is already back in the studio working on a new project for 2013. He has also just finished his latest video for the song “Never Clockin Out (Remix)” featuring Killer Mike, one of the many bangers included on Dee’s mixtape #TheFocusTape, hosted by Mannie Fresh.
The original inspiration for “Never Clockin Out (Remix)”, according to Dee, was that “I don’t clock in and clock out of work anymore, it’s 24/7.” For this video, he highlights the people who are also consistently grinding, namely those from a specific part of New Orleans, the 13th Ward, Uptown, where rappers Birdman and BG both grew up. “I wanted to show who I had in mind when I wrote this song: the people who are in the hoods of America, where it’s a full-time job just to stay alive,” explains Dee. “All of BG’s hood rocks with my music, they see how I’m representing for N.O.”
Shot in the intersection of Valence and Magnolia in the 13th Ward, and directed by Ben Simmons, the grimy, gritty video shows Dee-1 posting up with a couple NOLA comrades, including VL Leo, one of BG’s best friends, and Curren$y, who grew up across the street from Dee. A shadowy Killer Mike comes through at the end for his verse, but the people who are absent also play a role with this video. “A month after we shot this, BG was sentenced to 14 years in prison,” says Dee. “That gave this song and its concept even more relevance.”
Nearly a decade deep in the rap game, Mike has released five critically hailed records and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group with Outkast for the song “The Whole World.” But, in no uncertain terms, Mike will tell you that R.A.P. Music is his finest accomplishment. He’ll even call it a “classic.” Of course, every rapper calls every one of their albums a classic. The only difference is that Mike’s right.
The Reagan 7″ is the quintessential companion piece to Killer Mike’s critically acclaimed LP R.A.P. Music produced by El-P. Dropping on Election Day (11/06), the release is limited to just 1500 copies on white vinyl. “Reagan” video director Daniel Garcia also contributed to the album artwork.
New Orleans rapper and former middle school teacher Dee-1 has been on a consistent grind ever since he broke onto the scene just under two years ago, releasing a slew of singles, videos and mixtapes, and as a result, he’s been featured in XXL’s “Show & Prove” section, The Source’s, “Unsigned Hype” section, and other publications for his music, and in Billboard, and on CNN and MTV News for his work on “Tha Hip Hop Doc,” a documentary that raises awareness about health issues among youth in his native Louisiana. His newest mixtape, #TheFocusTape, hosted by hometown hero Mannie Fresh, will be released on October 9th. In support of the new project, Dee will be hitting the road with Macklemore for a 50-date national tour beginning in October, and today, Dee-1 is releasing the latest leak from the upcoming mixtape, “Never Clockin Out (Remix)” featuring legendary ATLien Killer Mike.
“Never Clockin Out (Remix),” produced by DJ Fu, follows in the footsteps of Dee’s previous two leaks, “Shut Up and Grind,” and the Mannie Fresh-featuring and Mos Def co-signed effort “The Very Best.” The inspiration for the track, according to Dee, is that “my grind is on 100 right now. I don’t clock in and clock out of work anymore, it’s 24/7.” He goes on to explain that “this is a special time, a rare opportunity in life where I can do something great to change my life and those around me for the better, and I won’t let the opportunity slip away. I gotta get it.”
As for the Killer Mike verse, Dee says the collaboration was a long time in the making. “We have a great friendship off the mic and we went on tour together in 2011,” says Dee. “I look up to him, because he’s a proven veteran and a hell of an artist. We’re both southern lyricists who understand the streets and the industry hustle – we rap about what we want and we’re not puppets.”
Tour Dates – Ticket Links
TUE – Sep 18, 2012 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Area Technical College
SAT – Sep 22, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA The Shadow Lounge
TUE – Sep 25, 2012 Cincinnati, OH Elementz Hip-Hop
SAT – Oct 06, 2012 Philadelphia, PA City Hall
THU – Oct 11, 2012 Portland, OR The Crystal Ballroom
FRI – Oct 12, 2012 Seattle, WA WAMU Theatre
SAT – Oct 13, 2012 Vancouver, BC The Vogue
TUE – Oct 16, 2012 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
WED – Oct 17, 2012 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
THU – Oct 18, 2012 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
FRI – Oct 19, 2012 Bend, OR Midtown Music Hall
SAT – Oct 20, 2012 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
SUN – Oct 21, 2012 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
TUE – Oct 23, 2012 Arcata, CA Humboldt State University
WED – Oct 24, 2012 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
THU – Oct 25, 2012 San Diego, CA House of Blues
FRI – Oct 26, 2012 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
SAT – Oct 27, 2012 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
SUN – Oct 28, 2012 Tempe, AZ Club Red
TUE – Oct 30, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
THU – Nov 01, 2012 Dallas, TX Cambridge Rm @ HOB
SAT – Nov 03, 2012 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock @ HOB
SUN – Nov 04, 2012 New Orleans, LA HOB Parish Room
TUE – Nov 06, 2012 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
WED – Nov 07, 2012 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
THU – Nov 08, 2012 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
FRI – Nov 09, 2012 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
SAT – Nov 10, 2012 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
SUN – Nov 11, 2012 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
TUE – Nov 13, 2012 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
WED – Nov 14, 2012 Philadelphia, PA TLA
THU – Nov 15, 2012 Boston, MA House of Blues
THU – Nov 15, 2012 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
SUN – Nov 18, 2012 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
TUE – Nov 20, 2012 New York, NY Irving Plaza
FRI – Nov 23, 2012 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
SAT – Nov 24, 2012 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
SUN – Nov 25, 2012 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
TUE – Nov 27, 2012 Lansing, MI The Loft
WED – Nov 28, 2012 Chicago, IL House of Blues
THU – Nov 29, 2012 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
SAT – Dec 01, 2012 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Mainroom
SUN – Dec 02, 2012 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose TUE – Dec 04, 2012 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
WED – Dec 05, 2012 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
FRI – Dec 07, 2012 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
SAT – Dec 08, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Atlanta-born rapper and Grammy®-Award winner Killer Mike will release his self-proclaimed finest work to date with the debut of R.A.P. Music on May 15 from Williams Street Records. The album, which was produced entirely by El-P, Brooklyn’s resident laureate hip hop artist, producer and entrepreneur, features a line-up of tracks that both deliver on rap’s most basic level and simultaneously document the socio-economic discrepancies and racism that still plague America today. With the album’s title acronym representing “Rebellious African People’s Music,” it takes its influences from all genres of music black people have rebelled through, including gospel, jazz, soul, rock and funk. R.A.P. Music’s lead single, “Big Beast,” features hip hop heavyweights Bun B, T.I. and Trouble and is currently available on iTunes.
Nearing his tenth year in hip hop, Killer Mike has found tremendous success as both a group member and solo artist. He has released five critically-acclaimed records and won a Grammy® Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group with Outkast for the song “The Whole World.”
Tiara Nicole is the first singer signed to Killer Mike’s Grindtime Official imprint. She’s building a huge buzz online, she has over 30,000 twitter followers. “Real Man” is taken from her new cd, Independent which hits stores 11/16.
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