MOP To Drop Hard Rock Album, Tour Dates

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