Wednesday, March 21, 2018
U-God | Bit Da Dust | Venom in Stores 3/30
U-God (Wu-Tang) Presents New Solo-Album, Venom, Which Will Be Released On 3-30; Premieres Second Single From Upcoming Project, "Bit Da Dust" This year marks the WU-TANG CLAN's 25th Anniversary. Adding on to one of the great legacies in hip hop history, U-GOD prepares to release a new solo album Venom, on 3-30-18 via of Babygrande Records. "Bit Da Dust" features U-God at his lyrical best, with the gritty, classic Wu-Tang sound and reminds us why the legacy of the Clan continues to live on and influence the hip hop marketplace. "Bit Da Dust" is U-God's reflection on the current climate of hip-hop where artists are becoming disposable and lack longevity. "The image portrayed on the cover artwork is no one in particular. It is merely a play on the song which clearly gives good advice. If you don't play by the rules you get stuck for your jewels," said U-God. In addition to his new solo-album, U-God recently released a new memoir/book Raw: My Journey Into The Wu Tang on 3-6-2018 and is currently on his first solo U.S. tour in five years ((the RAW/Venom Tour - Dates below) in support of both his new album Venom and his new book RAW: My Journey Into Wu Tang. The RAW/VENOM Tour. Stream / Pre-Order U-God's new album Venom, in stores March 30th: fanlink.to/ugodvenom Purchase U-God’s Book, Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang: us.macmillan.com/books/9781250191168 Purchase tickets for the RAW/Venom Tour: ugodofwutang.com/tour/ U-God Venom Tour Dates: 3-21-18- Fullerton, CA- Slidebar Live 3-23-18- Pasadena, CA- Vroman’s Bookstore Q&A 3-25-18- Chicago, IL- Beat Kitchen Live Performance 3-26-18- NY, NY- Housing Works Café Q&A 3-27-18- NY, NY- Cielo Live with Tony Touch For More Info on U-God, please visit: twitter.com/ugodofwutang www.instagram.com/Ugod_Zilla www.facebook.com/UgodWutang/ About Babygrande Records: Established in 2001, Babygrande Records is one of the premier independent labels that pioneered the landscape. The company is currently celebrating its 15th year anniversary. Babygrande has maintained a unique perspective within the industry, prospering during the most volatile period in the history of recorded music. The label has been influential in launching the careers of new artists while at the same time working to nurture the careers of seasoned veterans. For more info on Babygrande Records, please visit: www.babygrande.com twitter.com/babygrande www.youtube.com/babygranderecords @babygrande www.facebook.com/bgr2001
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.