Sacramento, California Hip Hop duo Blackalicious has announced Australian tour dates. The team of Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel has joined the annual Rap City tour (no relation to the BET program). According to InTheMix, this year’s lineup features Blackalicious, joined by Murs & 9th Wonder, as well as R.A. The Rugged Man.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday. Blackalicious last group album was 2006’s The Craft.
The dates are as follows:
December 16 @ The Forum – Sydney
December 17 @ HQ – Adelaide
December 18 @ The Espy – Melbourne
UPDATE: The concerts have been postponed until June, 2011.
In other news, Brand Nubian emcee/producer Lord Jamar is involved with Hoodgrown magazine. The print-turned-digital media source is planning to be the first Hip Hop magazine to have an iPad App.
“Though the website has been gaining in popularity I always knew that one day we would return to our print roots.” says Hoodgrown‘s CEO, Chris English. “This app allows us to combine the best of the print and web experience in a whole new package.”
The download will be free on iTunes.
In related news, last week, Bronx, New York-based legendary producer Buckwild teamed with Tampa, Florida’s emcee/producer Celph Titled to release Nineteen Ninety Now. The album combines hard-nosed rhymes from Celph, overtop unused mid-1990s beats from the D.I.T.C. producer, who was working with O.C., Big L and Nas at the time.
It was now announced that the same label, No Sleep Recordings, will release a limited edition EP of Buckwild work. The A-side features four tracks from Nineteen Ninety Now, including a rare collaboration between D.I.T.C.’s A.G., O.C. and Diamond D, along with Brand Nubian’s Grand Puba and Sadat X.
The B-side features rare remixes from the likes of Grand Daddy I.U., Rampage, Alkaholiks, Da Bushbabees and the rare original mix of Kool G Rap and Nas’ “Fast Life” (Buckwild Remix) .
The EP retails for $40 USD, and will be limited to a production of 200. For more information, visit No Sleep Recordings’ MySpace.
In other news, after two releases in the last two months, producer/emcee Nottz and emcee Rah Digga will appear on The Mo’Nique Show tomorrow (November 2) on the BET network. There is no word what will be performed, but Digga recently released her album, Classic and Nottz just released You Need This Music, both on Raw Koncept.