Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

Hezekiah & Bilal Collaborate On Against The Odds From Gods EP

Hezekiah just released his Gods EP of hip-hop material and “Against The Odds” is a collaboration with Bilal. The Philadelphia artist usually performs with the alternative band Johnny Popcorn but he found a lot of unreleased music on his hard drive. The Gods EP has features from T3 of Slum Village, Blu, Freeway, Queen Jo, Peedi Crakk and The Bul. Gods is available now from Hezekiah’s Bandcamp page.


Ice-T’s Body Count Has A Trailer For No Lives Matter Video

Ice-T’s Body Count has a trailer for their next video “No Lives Matter.” In the trailer, Ice-T explains the difference between saying Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter and why that distinction has to be made in 2017. However, his deeper analysis of the establishment reveals that no one truly matters in the bigger scheme of the United States. Body Count released Manslaughter in 2014 after being gone for eight years. According to Ice-T, “With our last album Manslaughter, we tested the waters and got a great response from the fans and critics. Now it’s time to go kill it and make a more aggressive album and keep the Body Count style intact.” The new album is called Bloodlust and it will be released sometime during the year. The full video for “No Lives Matter” comes out February 17th.


Oddisee Shares Like Really From The Iceberg

Oddisee’s “Like Really” is from his next album, The Iceberg and he questions everything from a woman coming onto him when she knows he’s married to the loss of American jobs. Oddisee’s prolific output has kept him busy and last year he released The Odd Tape and the Alwasta EP. The Iceberg will be released on February 24th and Oddisee starts his next tour on February 3rd.

Oddisee Tour Dates Buy Tickets Here

February 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum First Friday’s
Feb 17 – Reykjavik, Iceland @ Sonar Festival
March 2 – Paris, France – La Place
March 3 – Lyon, France – Bizarre!
March 4 – Nantes, France – Stereolux
March 6 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
March 8 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
March 9 – Dublin, Ireland, The Sugar Bluc
March 11 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
March 13 – Munich, Germany – Ampere
March 14 – Erfurt, Germany – Franz Melhose
March 15 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen
March 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club
March 17 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
March 18 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
March 19 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
March 22 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
March 24 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Bird
March 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
March 26 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
March 28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2
March 30 – Milan, Italy – Biko Club
March 31 – Cully, Switzerland @ Cully Jazz Festival
April 1 – Zurich, Switzerland @ m4Music
April 4 – Zagreb, Croatia TBA
April 7 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Sofia Live Club
April 8 – Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane
April 10 – Vienna, Austria – Grelle Forelle
April 11 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
April 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
April 20 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
April 21 – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade
April 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
April 26 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
April 27 – Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas
April 28 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
May 1 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 5 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
May 7 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
May 9 – Eugene, OR – WoW Hall
May 10 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
May 11 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 12 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
May 13 – Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
May 14 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
May 17 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
May 18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
May 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
May 20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 21 – Indianapolis, IN – The HiFi
May 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smalls
May 26 – Detroit, MI – Arab American National Museum
May 27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 28 – Montreal, QC @ Newspeak
May 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 31 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom


Leela James Performs I’m Loving You More Every Day On Sirius XM’s Heart & Soul

Leela James was a guest on Sirius XM’s Heart and Soul show and gave a live performance of “I’m Loving You More Every Day” with the studio band that played Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” for the music. James recently released her latest single, “Don’t Want You Back” with a video.


Kamasi Washington Full Concert On KEXP

Kamasi Washington and his band gave a performance of “Re Run” and “The Rhythm Changes” in the KEXP studios last month. Washington’s profile has risen since his appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. Washington released his debut album, The Epic, in 2015 on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. He will appear with Miles Mosley and The West Coast Get Down on January 28th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.