|News on Legendary Hip Hop Group X-Clan|
|Written by Keith ID3228|
|Saturday, 13 January 2007 00:39|
The legendary Hip Hop group X-Clan have scheduled a CD release party for their upcoming album "Return From Mecca" February 3rd, 2007 at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. Tickets to the show will be $12 and include a copy of the group's new album along with admission to the show. The show will also feature appearances by Self Scientific, Charlie 2na (Jurrassic 5), Planet Asia, Aceyalone, Project Blowed, Sen Dog (Rap Artist fromCypress Hill), Abstract Rude and more.
"The X Clan CD release party in Los Angeles is going to be way off the meter," says X-Clan front man Brother J. "We have gathered some of the best hip hop artists in the game to cap our ''Return from Mecca'' run in February. This is partially my birthday party celebrating the year of the 9 (36). So as a true and living hip hop messenger and spitter, I chose to have some of the best mic controllers in the house for parliament style get down."
"The X-Clan foundation and Culture United will be hosting exclusive events of this nature throughout the yea. Our goal is to establish our school/headquarters in Los Angeles and New York. People take you and your mission more seriously when you are institutionalized; so lets get to work. It's time to build," says Brother J. "I would like to thank a few of the organizations that support our X-Clan foundation's Crisis Prevention program: Divine forces radio, Universal Zulu Nation, Core Concepts Inc., thaformula.com, Kaos Network, LA 2 the bay, Blackwatch Information Alliance, Suburban Noize, Culture United. We thank all of our supporters from businesses to the individuals."
X-Clan, one of the genre's most powerful and influential hip hop crews ever, have returned after nearly a decade-long hiatus. Making its debut in 1990 with the classic To The East Blackwards, X-Clan was at the forefront of hip-hop's cultural movement. With hits like "Funkin'' Lesson," "Heed The Word of the Brother" and "Raise The Flag," X-Clan secured hip-hop as a vehicle to advance the science and math of upliftment, popularizing the ideas of Malcolm X, Sonny Carson, Huey Newton, and Clarence 13X, while keeping dance floors packed.
X-Clan's long awaited comeback album, "Return From Mecca" will land in stores on January 30th, 2007 through Suburban Noize Records. The album is one of the most highly anticipated hip hop albums in 2007 and will feature guest appearances from Damian Marley, Chali 2NA of Jurassic 5, Tristate of One Session, KRS-1 and Jacobby Shaddix (Papa Roach).
"The X-Clan is truly seeing the support of the people beyond the doubt of the commercial market. Why wouldn''t I be able to translate to the new millennium market? Good music is good music; X Clan will demonstrate why hip-hop is not dead on January 30, 2007," he says. "Our new project ''Return from Mecca'' is a pleasure to offer to the current generation of hip-hop. Also wanted to say Happy Birthday to Sugar Shaft, the original rhythm provider for X-Clan, who was born January 3rd 1972 and sadly passed before his time on September 1st 1995; God bless your soul my brother."
X-Clan is currently offering a free download of the group's "Underground Scrolls Street Tape Vol. 1" in its entirety through their MySpace page which can be accessed visiting www.myspace.com/xclanmusic
X-Clan recently returned from a one month tour with Public Enemy and have announced more dates in support of "Return From Mecca", including a dates in Boston, MA and Santa Barbara, CA with more to be announced.
X-CLAN TOUR DATES:
Jan 28 2007 HARPERS FERRY - BOSTON, MA
Feb 3 2007 KEY CLUB - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Feb 16 2007 VELVET JONES - SANTA BARBARA, CA