The Midnight Hour is going on tour next month! • Word Is Bond

After six successful ‘JAZZ IS DEAD’ events in Los Angeles, The Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad) will be taking their talents across the country! The duo has a seventh LA show, making it 22 tour dates to finish off towards the end of the year. They’re kicking things off in the middle […]

Check Prof out at a venue near you as he delivers his 'Eulogy'… • Word Is Bond

 Prof just delivered his ‘Eulogy‘, through the help of Will Moses and Tomas Aksamit that directed the new visuals. The video paints a stunning backdrop for the lush audio. Speaking about the track and the visuals, Prof says, “We live in heaven right now. Don’t ignore the signs. This is my eulogy.” Aside from […]

Black Moon's 'Enta Da Stage' 25th Anniversary Show at SOBs! • Word Is Bond

In the words on DJ Evil Dee (linear notes): “This album was done on blunted terms. Anyone who is offended by the contents of the album, FUCK YOU. Nuff said.” In the 90s, Black Moon was basically EVERYTHING hiphop fans wanted to be like. The idea of having huge crews in your music videos was […]

Atmosphere: 'Mi Vida Local' album; 'Jerome' video; Tour Dates • Word Is Bond

 Here are the visuals to Atmosphere’s ‘Jerome’ latest single, which is directed by Evidence and Stephen Vanasco. The album, Mi Vida Local is out now. Also, he brought some friends with him, so catch him on tour with deM atlaS, The Lioness, & DJ Keezy when they come to your town. See Original Article: The Word […]

Mac Miller tribute concert taking place on Halloween in Los Angeles • Word Is Bond

An all-star cast will pay tribute to the late Mac Miller at the end of the month at the Greek Theatre. The cast will include those who Miller collaborated with in music, friends, and associates in music. The “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert will feature acts like Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, Childish Gambino, Travis […]

Fat Beats Returns To Los Angeles • Word Is Bond

On Saturday, September 22nd 2018 Fat Beats Los Angeles reopened its iconic doors.  Fat Beats closed its doors in Los Angeles back on September 19th, 2010. The New York location closed down earlier that same month. For many, the closure of Fat Beats marked the end of an era. The record store being closed left […]

Tech N9ne's Independent Grind Tour 2018 starts in October! • Word Is Bond

Tech N9ne is about to embark on a national tour this fall, and he has released the dates on what venues he will be hitting up with Dizzy Wright, Futuristic, and Krizz Kaliko. Included in those dates are a couple of festivals he will be performing at as well. Check out the dates below, and […]

DJ Muggs Announces New Album, releases single with MF DOOM & Freddie Gibbs • Word Is Bond

DJ Muggs has just announced a new album called ‘Assassination Day’, which is scheduled to be released August 3rd through his Soul Assassins imprint. The album itself will feature a “chapter” concept with a number of emcees. For example, MF DOOM has a two-song “chapter” with one of the collaborative tracks featuring Freddie Gibbs (as […]

LA: The fourth installment of JAZZISDEAD returns this saturday! • Word Is Bond

After three successful events that included Pete Rock, Georgia Anne Muldrow, two orchestras, Novena Carmel (the youngest daughter of Sly Stone), the emergence of two outstanding women who would be the leading talent called Voices of Gemma, and one hell of a lineup which included amazing local talent – here comes the fourth installment of […]