Madchild has been nominated for a 2013 MuchMusic Video Award for his “Jitters” video, which features Matt Brevner and Dutch Robinson. The other nominees in the Hip Hop Video of the Year category are Drake, Classified and K-OS. Madchild is also gearing up for the summer release of Lawnmower Man, his second solo album and the follow-up to 2012’s Dope Sick.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for a MuchMusic Video Award and feels good to know that my solo album has been so well received by not only fans, but the media as well,” Madchild says in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. “It feels great to receive all the critical acclaim for Dope Sick, but it also has made me hungrier than ever. I’ve tried to use that, to push myself to the next level on this new album.”

The awards will take place Sunday June 16 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and are scheduled to be hosted by Psy.

The Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records artist will also appear on the Vans Warped Tour this summer and recently released the video for “Tiger Style.”

Madchild enjoyed success as a member of the group Swollen Members before embarking upon a solo career. Dope Sick debuted at #3 on the Canadian Billboard Top 200 and #7 on the US Heatseekers chart. Madchild also appeared in 2012 on a Canadian tour with Tech N9ne before launching his own 40-date headlining tour across the country.

Dope Sick was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards. He also earned nods for a Sirius XM Canada award and a Canadian Independent Music award.

Madchild’s tour dates are as follows: 

06.15  Seattle, WA  White River Amphitheater

06.16  Portland, OR  Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

06.19  San Diego, CA  Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

06.20  Pomona,CA  Pomona Fairplex

06.21  Pomona, CA  Pomona Fairplex

06.22  Mountain View, CA  Shoreline Amphitheatre

06.23  Ventura, CA  Seaside Park

06.26  Las Cruces, NM  N.M.S.U. Practice Field

06.27  Phoenix, AZ  Quail Run Park

06.28  Las Vegas, NV  TBD

06.29  Salt Lake City, UT  Utah State Fairpark

06.30  Denver, CO  Sports Authority Field at Mile High

07.03  Indianapolis, IN  Klipsch Music Center

07.05  Toronto, ON  Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07.06  Buffalo, NY  Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07.07  Holmdel, NJ  PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

07.09  Virginia Beach, VA  Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

07.10  Washington, D.C.  Merriweather Post Pavilion

07.11  Boston, MA  Comcast Center

07.12  Camden, NJ  Susquehanna Bank Center

07.13  New York, NY  Nassau Memorial Coliseum

07.14  Hartford, CT  The Comcast Theatre

07.16  Scranton, PA  Toyota Pavilion

07.17  Pittsburgh, PA  First Niagara Pavilion

07.18  Cleveland, OH  Blossom Music Center

07.19  Detroit, MI  The Palace of Auburn Hills

07.20  Chicago, IL  First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

07.21  Minneapolis, MN  Canterbury Park

07.23  Kansas City, KS  Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

07.24  St. Louis, MO  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis

07.25  Atlanta, GA  Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

07.26  Tampa, FL  Vinoy Park

07.27  West Palm Beach, FL  Cruzan Amphitheatre

07.28  Orlando, FL  Central Florida Fairgrounds

07.29  Charlotte, NC  Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

07.30  Cincinnati, OH  Riverbend Music Center

07.31  Milwaukee, WI  Marcus Amphitheatre

08.02  Dallas, TX  Gexa Energy Pavilion

08.03  San Antonio, TX  AT&T Center

08.04  Houston, TX  Reliant Center Parking Lot

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