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Fashawn: New Mixtape & Tour

September 11, 2009

BREAKOUT HIP-HOP ARTIST FASHAWN COLLABORATES WITH THE ALCHEMIST ON NEW MIXTAPE, ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR WITH GHOSTFACE KILLAH THE ANTIDOTE MIXTAPE AVAILABLE NOW AT HIPHOPDX.COM – COMPILED AND PRODUCED BY THE ALCHEMIST.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES SUPPORTING GHOSTFACE KILLAH KICK OFF OCTOBER 2nd.

The 20-year old Fresno, CA-based emcee Fashawn has just released his anticipated new mixtape, The Antidote, compiled and produced by the The Alchemist. In addition, Fashawn will be supporting Ghostface Killah on a coveted spot on his upcoming national Wizards of Poetry tour, beginning October 2nd in Albany, NY and extending through November 14th in Portland, ME.

Fashawn has proven himself to be a hip-hop virtuoso – influenced heavily by the classic early 90’s golden era of Hip-Hop he grew up with. Since beginning his rap career at the age of 12 and releasing his first mixtape at the age of 15, Fashawn has released 6 mixtapes, in the process collaborating with Talib Kweli, J. Cole, DJ Muggs, and Dilated Peoples.

His upcoming debut album Boy Meets World was produced entirely by Exile, a West Coast fixture and veteran in his own right (Mobb Deep, Ghostface Killah, Jurassic 5). Already recognized as one of the most promising MCs of his generation, Fashawn’s debut album exhibits the real story of a kid growing up – in his own words, “”It’s my story, it’s very honest, it’s very in depth. So whatever you thought you knew about me, listen to this and you’ll really get a good look at who I am. It’s going to be classic.”

“Boy Meets World is a strong debut from such a young MC, and it resonates a lot more than the work of some rappers decades his senior.” – XXL MAGAZINE (XL rating)

Download The Antidote mixtape here:
http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9778/title.free-download-the-antidote-by-fashawn-alchemist

Tour Dates:
9/16/09 LOS ANGELES, CA KEY CLUB

Supporting Ghostface Killah on the Wizard of Poetry tour:
10/2/09 ALBANY, NY NORTHERN LIGHTS
10/3/09 PHILADELPHIA, PA TROCADERO
10/4/09 CARRBORO, NC CAT’S CRADLE
10/5/09 CHARLESTON, SC MUSIC FARM
10/7/09 FT. LAUDERDALE REVOLUTION 1100
10/9/09 OXFORD, MS LYRIC
10/10/09 BATON ROUGE, LA SPANISH MOON
10/11/09 AUSTIN, TX EMO’S
10/13/09 TUCSON, AZ THE ROCK w/Mayer Hawthorne
10/14/09 TEMPE, AZ THE CLUBHOUSE w/Mayer Hawthorne
10/15/09 SAN DIEGO, CA CANES
10/16/09 LOS ANGELES, CA KEY CLUB
10/17/09 SANTA BARBARA, CA VELVET JONES
10/19/09 RENO, NV CLUB UNDERGROUND
10/20/09 SAN FRANCISCO SLIM’S w/Souls of Mischief
10/21/09 ARCATA, CA ARCATA THEATRE w/Kymani Marley
10/22/09 PORTLAND, OR BERBATI’S PAN
10/23/09 EUGENE, OR WOW HALL
10/24/09 FRESNO, CA TOWER THEATRE
10/25/09 BELLINGHAM, WA NIGHTLIGHT
10/28/09 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE
10/29/09 ASPEN, CO BELLY UP
10/30/09 DENVER, CO BLUEBIRD
10/31/09 BOULDER, CO FOX THEATER
11/2/09 OMAHA, NE WAITING ROOM
11/3/09 MADISON, WI BARRYMORE
11/4/09 CHICAGO, IL HOUSE OF BLUES
11/7/09 COLUMBUS, OH SKULLY’S
11/8/09 BLOOMINGTON, IN BLUEBIRD
11/9/09 ANN ARBOR, MI BLIND PIG
11/11/09 NEW YORK, NY BB KINGS
11/12/09 SYRACUSE, NY WESTCOTT THEATRE
11/13/09 BOSTON, MA PARADISE
11/14/09 PORTLAND, ME ASYLUM

For more info:
http://www.myspace.com/fashawn
http://www.fashawn.net/

Ghostface Killah – The Big Doe Rehab

June 19, 2009

Label: Island/Def Jam
Rating: 3 Guns

Buy On:
Ghostface Killah

There are very few amazing and talented veterans in the rap game; Ghostface Killah is one of the those tiny few. At 37, Ghostface has released seven solo albums, is a member of The Wu-Tang Clan and shows a lighter side on the MTV2 shorts “The World According To Pretty Toney” and in films like “Walk Hard.”

On “The Big Doe Rehab,” the violence is still in full force. On the song “Walk Around” an innocent trip to the grocery store turns into a murder and how much of a bitch it is to get the blood stains out. Trust me, it is a bitch getting blood stains out of your clothes.

After a murder, Ghostface knows how to have a good time. On “We Celebrate”, Ghostface celebrates hip hop, poppin’ corks, New York and the world. “Paisley Darts” is a true “you can’t fuck with me” anthem featuring Cappadonna, Method Man, Raekwon, Sun God, and Trife Da God. I would give you a line, but there are too many to choose from and I would be writing the whole song.

Like I said from the beginning…there are very few good veterans.

p.s. If you want a fact, The Wu-Tang Clan’s “The 8 Diagrams” was supposed to be released on December 4th, but Ghostface was upset as this is the date he was releasing his album. RZA of Wu-Tang moved the Clan’s release to December 11th to avoid conflict.