Quannum MCs The Gift
of Gab and Lateef the Truth Speaker will venture out this spring on a North American
tour from March 18 through May.
While The Gift of Gab plans
to perform songs off his solo debut Fourth Dimensional Rocketships Going
Up, on the tour, Lateef is opting for fresh material from his collaboration
with producer Chief Xcel, Maroons: Ambush, in addition to classics
from his past membership in Latyrx with Lyrics Born.
The tour is Gab's last solo
outing before the MC hooks back up with his partner, Chief Xcel, to promote
their new Blackalicious record entitled The Craft.
Several lucrative deals
in the past year have broadened the spotlight on Gab and Lateef.
A Blackalicious rework of
a classic Kurtis Blow song will be used for an upcoming Microsoft television
spot, and Gab's "Way of the Light" was used twice by Diet Coke on
recent international campaigns.
Lateef collaborated with
Fatboy Slim in 2004 and generated the single "Wonderful Night," which
will appear in the upcoming film "Robots" and has been used by Olympus
Soon after meeting in KDVS-FM
studios at the University of California at Davis, Gab and Lateef formed Solesides
Collective (now Quannum Projects) with Chief Xcel, Lyrics Born, and DJ Shadow.
Gab's solo album, Fourth
Dimensional Rocketships Going Up was released last year on Quannum Projects
and featured production by Seattle's Jake One (G Unit, Mixmaster Mike) and Vitamin
The Maroons: Ambush
album is also currently available on Quannum Projects.
Tour dates and
additional information on The Gift of Gab and Lateef the Truth Speaker are available