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Mass Appeal’s STARTING 5 Tour now FREE w/ RSVP

February 4th, 2019

In partnership with Puma and Monster Energy, Mass Appeal presents the first-ever STARTING 5 North American tour showcasing the latest and greatest from Nas’ Mass Appeal roster of next-gen hip hop stars including Fashawn, Stro, Ezri, Cantrell & 070 Phi. This tour is now free thanks to Puma & Monster Energy!


Each artist has designed their own shirt to be sold exclusively during The STARTING 5 Tour.

2/6 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory – Constellation Room
2/7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – Voodoo Room
2/8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
2/10 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
2/11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
2/12 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
2/13 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
2/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
2/16 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
2/18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
2/19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Backroom @ Colectivo Café
2/21 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
2/22 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
2/24 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
2/26 – Montréal, QC – Le Belmont
2/28 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
3/1 – New York, NY – S.O.B’s
3/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
3/3 – Washington, DC – DC9
3/5 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl

WATCH – Injury Reserve – Jawbreaker (Ft. Rico Nasty & Pro Teens)

January 23rd, 2019

Phoenix, Arizona rap trio Injury Reserve just dropped a video for a new track “Jawbreaker”. The track features Rico Nasty along with fellow Phoenicians PRO TEENS, and the video was directed by Parker Corey of Injury Reserve. With the biggest week in fashion around the corner “Jawbreaker” is their take on the state of things w/ the video almost acting as a Mystery Science Theater-esque commentary while remaining true to the elegance of a high end fashion show. Stay posted on much more to come from the recent Loma Vista Recordings signees in 2019.

WATCH – J-E-T-S (Jimmy Edgar & Machinedrum) ft Mykki Blanco

January 18th, 2019

J-E-T-S is the collaborative project formed in 2012 by electronic wizards Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum. They’re back on Friday with their latest single, a punishing industrial house number called “PLAY” featuring Mykki Blanco, and The FADER has the premiere of the track’s fun and vibrant video. Mykki takes on a number of personas – a security guard, a distracted mother, and a Hot Topic fiend among them – and places them all in a photo booth where he delivers his fierce bars. Check out the Robert Fox-directed clip above. – VIA THE FADER

WATCH – Harriet Brown Takes the “Drivers Seat”

January 18th, 2019

R&B Experimentalist Harriet Brown arrives to take the “Driver’s Seat” ahead of his new album…out next month! On February 1st, L.A producer, musician and songwriter Harriet Brown will unveil his new studio album, Mall Of Fortune via LA based label Innovative Leisure. Ahead of the project’s release, he’s letting slip “Driver’s Seat” — a funk and soul-infused piece of R&B that gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the album.

Judging by this track — as well as comments Brown and his team have made — the rest of Mall Of Fortune promises to be a commentary on paranoia, anxiety, masculinity, and technology, all viewed through the lens of futuristic yet soulful R&B.

Peep the Amanda Kramer-directed visuals for “Driver’s Seat” above.

WATCH – Atmosphere’s Stopwatch Video + Mi Vida Local Tour

January 18th, 2019

Independent Hip-Hop duo Atmosphere release their new music video for “Stopwatch” today via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The cinematic visual is the fifth video from the groups Mi Vida Local LP and follows the lyrical contour of the song from a pessimistic introduction to an optimistic conclusion.

The video is directed by Ryen McPherson and produced by activist art collective, INDECLINE, known for poignant satirical installations such as the naked Trump statues and the prison cell suite in Trump Tower.

Continuing into 2019, the “Mi Vida Local Tour” kicks off again tonight, January 18, in Springfield, Missouri and features support from deM atlaS, The Lioness, and DJ Keezy. This leg of the tour covers the West Coast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Mountain regions, featuring sold out performances in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and more. The tour will conclude in Lawrence, Kansas at the Granada Theater on March 23.


WATCH – Drama’s new video for “Dead & Gone”

January 11th, 2019

Chicago-based duo DRAMA has dropped a video for their newest cut, “Dead & Gone.” The alluring video is soaked in neon lights and features personal camcorder footage of the two on tour. Stream and download the song HERE and catch them live in a city near you!

Tour Dates

01/19 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
01/23 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
01/24 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
01/25 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
01/26 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
01/27 – Three Links Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
01/30 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
01/31 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
02/01 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
02/02 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
02/06 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
02/07 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
02/08 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
02/09 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
02/10 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC