Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story is a short documentary about the creation of Eminem’s Shady Records. Label co-founder Paul Rosenberg, Dr. Dre, Royce Da 5’9″ and 50 Cent are a few of the people interviewed about Shady’s history.
Saul Williams has announced his Martyrloserkingdom Tour which will start April 15th in Cleveland, OH and complete May 10th in Philadelphia. The tour precedes the release of his Martyrloserkingdom album that comes out this summer on the FADER label. “All Coltrane Solos At Once” was the first leak from the project to premiere on The FADER’s site.
Martyr Loser Kingdom Tour Dates:
April 15 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop x
April 16 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall x
April 18 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill *x
April 20 – Denver, CO – Marquis *x
April 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room *x
April 23 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *x
April 24 – Portland, OR – Dante’s *x
April 25 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *x
April 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy *x
April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *x
April 30 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada *x
May 1 – Austin, TX – Red 7*x
May 2 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *x
May 4 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *x
May 5 – Chapel Hill, NC – The Cats Cradle *x
May 6 – Falls Church, VA – The State Theatre *x
May 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl *x
May 9 – Boston, MA – Cuisine En Locale *x
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall*x
* Featuring special guest Sons of an Illustrious Father
x Featuring special guest Haleek Maul
The Gza appeared on The Tonight Show and performed his version of “The Mexican” with Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and The Roots. The legendary Krazy Legs of The Rocksteady Crew and Kara Lane of K.I.D. also shared the stage. Gza is currently working on his Dark Matter album but you can get “The Mexican” now.
Baltimore based R&B singer/guitarist Chaquis Maliq released her debut EP, Harmonies Of Me two years ago. The 1 Woman Band has returned with the plush, soulful acoustic single, “Patience.” She is taking her acoustic adventures on the road and will start her next tour in South Carolina on March 5th.
“I’m Not Trying To Keep Score No More” is the second single from Eric Roberson’s The Box. The video for the song features a number of indie soul artists including Avery Sunshine, Carolyn Malachi, Algebra Blessett, Carmen Rodgers and Anthony David playing football. Roberson is pictured in the background singing while the opposing teams compete with each other and it all happened during the Capital Jazz SuperCruise.