After causing mosh pits at countless hip-hop shows, Brooklyn’s own MOP is set to release a heavy metall album on May 25 through indie label, Fastlife/Blaze Records.
The 12-cut self-titled album is collaboration with a Brooklyn rock act called Shiner Massive who will cover some of the group’s greatest songs and new material. These songs include "Conquerors" [Iron Man], "Put It In The Air," "Ground Zero," G-Boy Stance" [Bulls on Parade], "Stand Up," "Robbin' Hoodz" [Ante Up], "Nine & Two Clips," "It's That Simple," "Fire," "Watch Out," "All of the Above," and "F**ck M.O.P."
“There is nothing like an M.O.P. concert.” member Billy Danze said of his and Lil Fame’s show. “We want ni**as to bang they fu**ing head. Everybody knows that. Even motherf***as that don’t like M.O.P. know what to expect from M.O.P. and we ain’t going to change that.”
The album will also feature a bonus CD of hip hop songs from another project dubbed “Marxmen Cinema,” slated to be released later this summer.
Additionally, the group won’t release the album under their acronym, but rather their full name of the Mash Out Posse.
This isn’t MOP’s first foray into rap-n-roll. In 1998, the group released Handle Ur Bizness when the Brownsville sluggers were still signed to Relativity Records. With Jay-Z, they also recorded “4 Alarm Blaze,” a song that sampled Foreigner’s Rocky II classic, “Eye of the Tiger.”
Ghetto Warfare, their Roc-A-Fella debut, is still slated to drop this summer.
Shiner Massive and MOP will link with Pharoahe Monch on May 4 at B.B. King’s to set off the Weapons Of Mic Destruction Tour.
The dates for the Weapons Of Mic Destruction Tour are listed below:
May 4 New York, NY B.B. King's
May 5 Philadelphia, PA TLA
May 6 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 7 Norfolk, VA NorVA
May 8 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
May 9 Charlotte, NC Tremont
May 11 Charleston, SC Music Farm
May 12 Columbia, SC TBD
May 13 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
May 14 Atlanta, GA Coco-Cola Roxy
May 15 Orlando, FL Firestone
May 16 Miami, FL TBD
May 18 Birmingham, AL TBD
May 19 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
May 20 Houston, TX Numbers
May 21 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
May 22 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room
May 25 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
May 26 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
May 27 SLC, UT Harry O's
May 28 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
May 29 Tempe, AZ Club Rio
May 30 San Diego, CA 4th and B
June 1 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
June 2 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 3 San Jose, CA Spy
June 4 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
June 5 San Fran., CA Independence
June 7 Portland, OR TBD
June 8 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
June 9 Vancouver, CAN The Commodore
June 11 Minn., MN First Avenue
June 12 Chicago, IL House of Blues
June 13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
June 15 Toronto, CAN Opera House