It's been 16 long years since Bay Area rappers and producers Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born, who together make up Latyrx, released their critically acclaimed The Album, widely regarded as a seminal work in the West Coast underground hip-hop scene of the mid to late 1990s. Now, the technically lauded duo are preparing to release a long awaited follow up, The Second Album, due out November 5th with an extraordinary roster of guest artists and producers from groups and collectives that reads like a modern day music festival line-up, including Tune Yards, Anticon, Living Colour, The Decemberists, Blackalicious, and more.
DJ Shadow has a new full length album out in October on Island records. Its called The Less You Know The Better. The first singles were I Gotta Rock and I'm Excited which features Afrikan Boy and the LP will also feature Tom Vek, Little Dragon and Talib Kweli.
What’s the point of keeping it real when alternate realities are so much more fun? For new hip-hop super-group, The Mighty Underdogs, our world is one of hyper-reality where vacationing monsters have gunfights. Nothing’s harder than that, man.
Alternative hip hop trio The Mighty Underdogs play their first UK date in support of their forthcoming debut album release ‘Droppin Science Fiction’. The Mighty Underdogs are Blackalicious’s Gift of Gab, fellow Quannum compatriot Lateef the Truth Speaker and Bay Area producer Headnodic. They are signed to the critically acclaimed Def Jux label home to Aesop Rock, Mr Lif, El-P and more!
Around 40,000 musicians and an audience of 300,000 are expected to take part in 3,000 music events in October for Oxjam, the biggest music festival ever in the UK. Oxfam is calling for DJ, producers, MCs and music fans from right across the UK to get involved now and organise an event in time for October, helping to raise a total more than £1 million for Oxfam.
The Outsider features collaborations with Q-Tip, Keak Da Sneak, Turf Talk, Kasabian, Chris James from Stateless, and David Banner amongst others and comes four years after Shadow’s universally acclaimed previous album “The Private Press”, the long-awaited follow-up to his seminal debut set “Entroducing…”.