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Despite issuing a widely acclaimed album, Bayani, Seattle duo Blue Scholars still haven’t mounted a proper tour. Slowly but surely, however, they’ve been making their way across the country, knocking off a few dates at a time.
They’ll cover several more cities during the next two weeks. Some of the artists they’ll perform with include Canadian crew Swollen Members and LA vet Evidence; Minneapolis upstart Psalm One; and backpack thugs La Coka Nostra. Blue Scholars’ year ends with a special event: a weeklong hip-hop showcase at Neumo’s in Seattle.
For those that can’t make the trip or, worse, don’t live in a city on the group’s itinerary, there’s the Joe Metro EP. Scheduled to drop on November 6 via Massline/Rawkus, the digital package features a remix of two cuts from Bayani (including a Jake One remix of "North by Northwest") and two new tracks.
The track listing for Joe Metro EP and Blue Scholars’ tour itinerary is listed below.
I’m always shocked to discover artists whom, though seemingly unknown, end up being down with major artists as if they’ve been around all along. That’s sort of the case with Marco Polo. I’ve never heard of the guy, but he’s copping heat in Scratch, URB and a whole bunch of other joints. Though seemingly unknown, he’s worked behind the scenes over the past four years, producing tracks for Boot Camp Clik, Pumpkinhead, Rasco and Masta Ace.
The latter returns the favor on Marco Polo’s full-length debut, Port Authority. The disc features a bevy of underground names, including Wordsworth, Large Professor, Buckshot, AG, Sadat X, J*Davey and many others. It arrives via Soulspazm/Rawkus on May 1. You can taste the first single, "War" feat. Kardinal Offishall b/w "Hood Tales" feat. Kool G. Rap & DV Alias Khryst, through the links below.