Veteran emcee CMG, best known as a member of 1990s Bay area Rap duo/Paris proteges Conscious Daughters has released The Jane of All Trades today. The album, which features Keith Murray and Mistah FAB, is CMG’s first since 2009’s The Nutcracker Suite.

In other news, Boston, Massachusetts emcee M. Dot and producer DJ Jean Maron have announced a remix contest for their Run MPC album. Soulspazm Records, the Beat Society and iStandard Producers have offered accapellas for free download, and producers may remix any way they wish. With submissions completed by June 15 for a chance to win a spotlight on, an iStandard package and a placement on Run MPC‘s remix EP, which will be made available for digital release. Participants may enter here.

Lastly, Detroit, Michigan Funk/Soul guitarist and sample source Dennis Coffey is presently touring for his new self-titled album. The dates are as follows:

June 7th • World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA (w/ The Stepkids)
June 8th • Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH (w/ The Stepkids / We The People)
June 9th • Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL (w/ The Stepkids)
June 11th • Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
June 21st • Jazz a la Defense – Paris, France
June 22nd • La Bellevilloise – Paris, France
June 27th • Barbican – London, UK
July 8th • Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
September 9th • Aladdin Theatre – Portland OR (w/ Charles Bradley)
September 11th • Troubador – Los Angeles, CA