Ghostface Killah preps new album, tour

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Ghostface Killah, one of the most critically acclaimed rappers of the decade, is planning to drop a new album before the year is out, according to a publicity site for Universal Music. The album, called The Big Doe Rehab, is scheduled to drop on December 4. And he’s stoking anticipation for the disc with two innovative tours.

The first, which was mentioned a few days ago, is a college campus tour sponsored by Adult Swim. Ostensibly a coming-out party for Dungeon Family affiliate Witchdoctor, Ghost will be headlining the short one-month trek. After that, he’ll appear on Hip-Hop Live!, a package assembled by syndicated cable channel producer Flow TV. Joining him will be Rakim, the original “best rapper alive,” who will preview cuts from his forthcoming album The Seventh Seal; and Minneapolis big bear Brother Ali, who continues to promote his recent The Undisputed Truth. Taking a page from the influential Scion Metro series, all three men will be backed by funk combo Rhythm Roots Allstars.

No details are available on The Big Doe Rehab yet, but will probably be forthcoming in the next several weeks. Meanwhile, the dates for his extended road trip, which is already in progress, is listed below. (November 12 update: The tour dates have been updated.)

  • 10/01: State University of New York State, Albany, NY
  • 10/03: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • 10/05: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 10/06: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • 10/07: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • 10/09: American University, Washington, DC
  • 10/10: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • 10/11: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • 10/14: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 10/16: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/17: University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
  • 10/19: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • 10/29: House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/30: 4th & B, San Diego, CA
  • 10/31: The Vault, Long Beach, CA
  • 11/01: The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 11/02: Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
  • 11/03: Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
  • 11/04: The Showbox, Seattle, WA
  • 11/07: Harry O’s, Park City, UT
  • 11/08: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
  • 11/09: Belly Up, Aspen, CO
  • 11/10: Beaumont Theatre, Kansas City, MO
  • 11/11: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
  • 11/12: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
  • 11/13: Bluebird Theater, Bloomington, IN
  • 11/15: Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
  • 11/16: Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
  • 11/17: Sonar, Baltimore, MD
  • 11/18: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
  • 11/21: Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/24: The Parish, Austin, TX
  • 11/25: Warehouse Liv, Houston, TX
  • 11/26: The Loft, Atlanta, GA
  • 11/27: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

10/01-10/19: w/Witchdoctor, Khujo Goodie
10/29-11/21: Hip-Hop Live! w/Rakim, Brother Ali, Rhythm Roots Allstars
11/24-11/27: w/Rhythm Roots Allstars, DJ Ayres

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