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 of next month, starting in Seattle. Purchase your tickets now.

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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 his Rhymesayers’ brother Atmosphere being on tour, Prof will be heading out on his in a little over a week for his Pookie Baby album. Go ahead and make arrangements now so you can see yourself at one of these venues below.

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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.

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Lauryn Hill responds to Robert Glasper's 'stolen' comments • Word Is Bond

Lauryn Hill responds to Robert Glasper’s comments that she stole music from ‘The Miseducation…’, a claim that were made on Houston’s 97.9 The Box a few weeks back with a statement. She wanted to respond right after her debut solo album’s 20th anniversary date passed.

In the statement, she addresses a number of things, such what it was like for her to work with new musicians, Robert Glasper, old rumors, and her live performances.

“-The Miseducation was the first time I worked with musicians outside of the Fugees who’s report and working relationship was clear. In an effort to create the same level of comfort, I may not have established the necessary boundaries and may have been more inviting than I should have been. In hindsight, I would have handled it differently for the removal of any confusion …  I may have been inclusive, but these are my songs.”

She goes on to address Glasper..

“-I’m confused as to why such a principled musician, who thought I ‘stole’ from his friends, would show up to work for me anyway. If that was hypocrisy or opportunism instead of genuine interest, it would further explain why an artist would feel the need to put his or her guard up.”

“Who are you to say I didn’t do enough? Most people are probably just hearing your name for the first time because you dropped MINE in an interview, controversially. Taking nothing away from your talent, but this is a fact.”

A couple of weeks back Glasper appeared on Houston’s 97.9 The Box and spoke on a concert he was going to be a part of with another artist. Towards the end of the interview (around the 30 min. mark), Glasper spoke about his career taking a turn in 2005 (when he got signed to a label) and he had denied his service to a number of artists – one of them happened to be Hill.

The interview continues to go on with Glasper talking about his experiences in dealing with her. He goes on explaining how some of his friends got their music stolen from her.

A great number of people who were following this story on twitter didn’t know this happened –  which caught so many people off guard.

Glasper’s reference was in regards to a 1998 federal lawsuit against Hill, her management, and the label by the band called New Ark, who says she “failed to properly credit them for their work.” After a nearly 3-year battle, they’ve settled out of court, with New Ark walking away with $5M.

In celebrating her album’s 20 year mark, she performed on a number of dates that were scheduled. Back in July, she cancelled a number of shows right after fans in Toronto were disappointed with her 45-minute set after arriving to perform late, according to Exclaim.

Tour dates are still ongoing.

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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 watch the promo video above. If you want more tour date-related info, or purchase tickets and VIP packages, go here.

Side note: Before the tour starts he will be in New Zealand and Australia in September, so if you’re in the area, make sure you purchase your tickets soon!

10.06.2018 – Kansas City Power & Light District – Kansas City, MO

10.08.2018 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE

10.11.2018 – The Hangar – Bar Nunn, WY

10.12.2018 – Fiddler’s Green – Englewood, CO

10.13.2018 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO

10.14.2018 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

10.16.2018 – Knitting Factory [Boise] – Boise, ID

10.18.2018 – Knitting Factory [Spokane] – Spokane, WA

10.19.2018 – Greater Tacoma Convention Center – Tacoma, WA

10.20.2018 – Midtown Music Hall – Bend, OR

10.21.2018 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA

10.23.2018 – The Senator Theatre – Chico, CA

10.24.2018 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA

10.25.2018 – The Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA

10.26.2018 – Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company – Fresno, CA

10.27.2018 – The Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA

10.28.2018 – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

10.29.2018 – House of Blues San Diego – San Diego, CA

10.30.2018 – House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA

10.31.2018 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

11.01.2018 – The Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ

11.02.2018 – The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

11.04.2018 – The Historic El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM

11.06.2018 – The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX

11.07.2018 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX

11.08.2018 – Emo’s – Austin, TX

11.09.2018 – Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX

11.12.2018 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

11.13.2018 – The Ritz YBOR – Tampa, FL

11.14.2018 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

11.15.2018 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL

11.16.2018 – Mavericks Live – Jacksonville, FL

11.18.2018 – Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC

11.19.2018 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD

11.20.2018 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

11.23.2018 – The Worcester Palladium – Worcester, MA

11.24.2018 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY

11.25.2018 – The Agora – Cleveland, OH

11.27.2018 – Clyde Theatre – Fort Wayne, IN

11.29.2018 – The Rave / Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI

11.30.2018 – Myth – Saint Paul, MN

12.01.2018 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City – Sioux City, IA

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Evidence releases visuals for 'The Factory'; Plus European Tour Dates • Word Is Bond

Check out the 6th video from the Weather or Not rapper – which includes a compilation of pictures depicting the city of Los Angeles from various time frames. Surprisingly it includes Evidence without his hat. I’m not sure if anyone has ever seen him without his hat – but this is my first! Track is produced by Twiz the Beat Pro.

 “This is my real hair before I cut it. Hope you enjoy!” – Evidence

Evidence will be on tour this fall in Europe, and tickets are already on sale now, which you can purchase here. Check out the full tour schedule below. 


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