Blackalicious Frontman Gift of Gab Conquers The Final Frontier
With the Release of Escape 2 Mars
Gift of Gab, best known as the adept MC of Blackalicious, knew that after waiting over five years for a solo follow-up release he would have to really deliver. His new album, Escape 2 Mars, signifies the next groundbreaking voyage in the career of an MC who is nothing short of iconic. Escape 2 Mars will be released October 27 on CD, vinyl and worldwide digital download.
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Production on Escape was placed mainly in the hands of the Bay Area's talented DNAEBEATS, with a few tracks also helmed by Hednodic, from Gab's most recent project The Mighty Underdogs and Crown City Rockers. Del tha Funky Homosapien and Brother Ali, another two undeniably iconic MCs, are featured on "Dreamin," one of the record's stand out cuts. Gab also recruited some of the talent from the Quannum Collective he helped pioneer, including Joyo Velarde, Lateef The Truthspeaker, and Honeycut's vocalist Bart Davenport.
Escape 2 Mars Track Listing:
2) El Gifto Magnifico
4) Dreamin' feat Del The Funky Homosapien & Brother Ali
5) In Las Vegas
6) Escape 2 Mars
7) Electric Waterfalls
8) Richman, Poorman
11) Rhyme Travel
12) *Dreamin' (Aqua Sawtooth Remix)
*Bonus for vinyl LP only
Known for one of live hip-hop's most engaging shows and a mind-blowing delivery, Gift of Gab will tour the country heavily in support of Escape 2 Mars this fall and into winter and spring. More dates to be announced shortly.
Current Gift of Gab Tour Dates
09/02/09 Wed One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
09/03/09 Thu Aces Lounge Austin, TX
09/04/09 Fri Alabama Music Box Mobile, AL
09/05/09 Sat McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
09/05/09 Sat Eugene Celebration Festival Eugene, OR
09/11/09 Fri Deerfields Horse Shoe, NC