Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

MF Doom’s Operation: Doomsday To Be Released As A Vinyl Box Set

MF Doom’s 1999 debut solo album Operation: Doomsday is going to be released as a limited edition vinyl box set. The box will have seven 7-inch colored vinyl discs, two 45 adapters and a 3D version of Doom’s mask. There will only be 1500 copies available of the package that has artwork from Lord Scotch. The $75 set comes out November 15th but you can place your order now.

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Vivian Green Releases Video For I Don’t Know From VGVI

Vivian Green’s sixth studio album VGVI is coming out this Friday and the reggae-tinged “I Don’t Know” is the first single. The video finds Green performing onstage at an outdoor festival and having a flirtation with a new man. Green previously worked with producer and former rapper Kwamé on her Vivid album two years ago and they started recording together again in January of this year.  She revealed her idea behind the album:

“I wanted to do something brighter and more upbeat. If a song was sad, it needed to have a certain attitude, energy, and life to it. I’ve done sad songs. I love them, of course. However, I wanted to evolve.

Kwamé also appears in the video as a DJ wearing his trademarked polka dots that Biggie Smalls made famous on “Unbelievable.” VGVI can be pre-ordered before its actual release. Vivian Green is also appearing in Je’Caryous Johnson’s stage production of Two Can Play That Game right now.

 

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The Roots Meet Schoolhouse Rock On Season Premiere Of Black-ish With I Am A Slave

Black-ish returned for its fourth season Tuesday night and the episode addressed Juneteenth which comes from June 19, 1865, the official end date for slavery. One of the tools used for the history lesson about slavery was a video of The Roots as cartoon characters performing “I Am A Slave.” The song is modeled off of the Schoolhouse Rock short educational films that aired on ABC during the ’70s and ’80s’ specifically the civic-oriented one called “I Am A Bill.” The Roots quickly rap about the history of American slavery as they are depicted as slaves in chains on the auction block.

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Wu-Tang Clan: People Say Featuring Redman Official Video

“People Say” is from Wu-Tang The Saga Continues a new album produced by DJ Mathematics and executive produced by The Rza. The video features Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa and Redman. The album comes out October 13th but can be pre-ordered now.

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Flying Lotus Announces Seven Davis Jr. As Tour Support For 3D Show

Flying Lotus is getting ready to take his 3D show on tour and today he has announced Seven Davis Jr. as his special guest. The show is powered by 3D Live, Strangeloop Studios and Timeboy. Flying Lotus debuted the 3D show at the FYF Festival this year to great reviews.

Seven Davis Jr. is a producer of house and soul music and his sophomore album Live From The Other Side was released in 2016. Flying Lotus has announced that Davis will support him on the tour.

The tour will kick off with a special night in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary with Thundercat to coincide with the first annual Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles.

Tickets for the show are on sale now and can be purchased here.

                                                      Tour Dates

SAT 10/14  Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever w/ Thundercat

FRI 10/20  Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley w/ Solange

SUN 10/22  Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley w/ Solange

THU 10/26  Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl w/ Gifted & Blessed

FRI 10/27  San Diego, CA Observatory North Park w/ Gifted & Blessed

SAT 10/28  Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren w/ Seven Davis Jr

MON 10/30  Houston, TX House of Blues w/ Seven Davis Jr

TUE 10/31  Austin, TX Emo’s w/ Seven Davis Jr

 

                                                November

WED 11/01  New Orleans, LA The Joy Theatre w/ Seven Davis Jr

THU 11/02  Atlanta, GA Tabernacle w/ Seven Davis Jr

FRI 11/03  Norfolk, VA NorVa w/ Seven Davis Jr

SAT 11/04  Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory w/ Seven Davis Jr

SUN 11/05  Washington, DC Echostage w/ Seven Davis Jr

MON 11/06  New York, NY Brooklyn Steel w/ Seven Davis Jr SOLD OUT

TUES 11/07  New York, NY Brooklyn Steel w/ Seven Davis Jr

THU 11/09  Montreal, QC Metropolis w/ Seven Davis Jr

FRI 11/10  Toronto, ON The Danforth Music Hall w/ Seven Davis Jr SOLD OUT

SAT 11/11  Cincinnati, OH Madison Theater w/ Seven Davis Jr

SUN 11/12  Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Hall w/ Seven Davis Jr

TUE 11/14  Chicago, IL The Riviera Theatre w/ Seven Davis Jr

WED 11/15  Minneapolis, MN First Avenue w/ Seven Davis Jr

THU 11/16  Kansas City, MO Arrest Bank Theatre at the Midland w/ Seven Davis Jr

FRI 11/17  Denver, CO EXDO w/ Seven Davis Jr

SAT 11/18  Salt Lake City, UT The Depot w/ Seven Davis Jr

MON 11/20  Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre w/ Seven Davis Jr

TUE 11/21  Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre w/ Seven Davis Jr

WED 11/22  Portland, OR Roseland w/ Seven Davis Jr

FRI 11/24 San Francisco, CA The Warfield w/ Seven Davis Jr

 

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