Blackalicious MC Gift of Gab is gearing up for his second solo release, Escape 2 Mars, dropping November 10th, by touring with some of his finest peers in indie Hip-Hop. “The Deadliest Catch Tour” will find Gab hitting the road alongside Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, as well as Mr. Lif and Lyrics Born. The tour kicks off on November 7th in the MC’s native Bay Area – just three days before Escape 2 Mars hits shelves via Cornerstone RAS.
LA residents were treated to an inside look at the album last night, when Gift of Gab opened for UK grime sensation The Streets in a sold out show. For those outside of the city of Angels, the inside scoop is this…
In typical Gab fashion, Escape 2 Mars features its fair share of Bay Area heavyweights, including producer DNAEBEATS and guest stars Hednodic (from Crown City Rockers and Gab’s indie super group, The Mighty Underdogs).
Del the Funky Homosapien, Quannum Collective members Lateef the Truth Speaker and Joyo Velarde, and Honeycut vocalist Bart Davenport also make appearances on the project as well as Brother Ali.
Check out “Dreamin”, the first single from the album featuring Del and Brother Ali below.
The tour dates for “The Deadliest Catch Tour” featuring Gift Of Gab, Chali 2na, Mr. Lif, and Lyrics Born is below:
11/07 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent 21+
11/08 – San Jose, CA – The Voodoo Lounge 21+
11/10 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
11/11 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theater -All Ages
11/12 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Tavern- All Ages
11/13 – Park City, CO – Harry O’s
11/14 – Bozeman, MT – Gallatin County Fairgrounds – All ages
11/15 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
11/17 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
11/18 – Bellingham, WA – The Nightlight
11/19 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
11/20 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
11/21 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/23 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s