Nas, Fashawn, Stro & More Appear On Mass Appeal's 'Starting 5: Vol. 1' EP

The record company is sending its roster on tour for free.

(AllHipHop News) The label compilation is back in style. Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment picked up Grammy nominations for 2018's Black Panther: The Album. New projects from Dreamville and Def Jam are also on the way.

Mass Appeal Records is getting in the game too. The indie record company founded by Nasir "Nas" Jones and Peter Bittenbender dropped the Starting 5: Vol. 1 EP.

The 8-track project is the first installment in an annual series. Vol. 1 features Nas, Black Milk, Fashawn, Keyon Harrold, Stro, Ezri, Cantrell, and 070 Phi. A corresponding nationwide tour will begin on February 6. All of the shows are free by RSVPing.

Starting 5: Vol. 1 Tracklist

  1. "Apostles" feat. Fashawn, Ezri, Nas

  2. "I Had Enough" feat. 070 Phi, Stro

  3. "6 Rings" feat. Cantrell, Ezri, 070 Phi

  4. "Black & Blue" feat. Ezri

  5. "Utter Disrespect" feat. Fashawn

  6. "When Morning Comes" feat. Cantrell, Stro, 070 Phi, Liana Bank$

  7. "SonShine" feat. Stro, Cantrell, Black Milk, Keyon Harrold

  8. "Run It Up" feat. Cantrell, Fashawn

"Starting 5 North American Tour" Dates

2/6 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory – Constellation Room

2/7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – Voodoo Room

2/8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre

2/10 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish

2/11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

2/12 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret

2/13 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey

2/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall

2/16 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

2/18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

2/19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Backroom @ Colectivo Café

2/21 – Chicago, IL – Reggie's Rock Club

2/22 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room

2/24 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli

2/26 – Montréal, QC – Le Belmont

2/28 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs

3/1 – New York, NY – S.O.B's

3/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy

3/3 – Washington, DC – DC9

3/5 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl

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