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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Caught Between Torture And Resistance

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Caught Between Torture And Resistance.


God Is Not American

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God Is Not American.

Chali 2na announces new project and kicks off a north-america tour

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With his distinctive and widely beloved baritone voice, Chali 2na has established himself not only as one of hip-hop’s preeminent and charismatic personalities, but has also garnered renowned praise as a highly respected artist across a myriad of mediums. Today, he has announced his latest project, Against The Current, a 5 EP installment that will be released throughout 2012. Breathing new life into his musical history, the project’s sound is heavily influenced by his history; from the blues music he was raised on and the hip-hop he produced as a member of Jurassic 5, to the urban-Latin music he created with Ozomatli and his love for performing live. Each EP will be a fusion of these experiences, and also include Chali’s trademark spitfire rhymes. A trailer for Against The Current, featuring snippets from the project’s first single and title-track, has been released today, and can be viewed at

Fans can catch a preview of Against The Current this winter as Chali will be hitting the road for a nationwide tour (full routing below). Kicking off February 9th in Oakland, CA, the tour will encompass nearly 30 dates before wrapping in Austin, TX for a series of showcases at this years’ SXSW Music and Film Conference.

February 9, 2012 Oakland, CA The New Parish
February 10, 2012 Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley
February 11, 2012 Reno, NV Cargo
February 12, 2012 Boise, ID The Reef
February 14, 2012 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom – Lola’s Room
February 15, 2012 Victoria, BC Club 9one9
February 16, 2012 Tofino, BC Tofino Legion
February 17, 2012 Cumberland, BC Waverly Hotel – The Bridge
February 18, 2012 Vancouver, BC The Rio Theatre
February 20, 2012 Whistler, BC Garibaldi Lift Co.
February 22, 2012 Nelson, BC Hume Hotel – Spirit Bar
February 23, 2012 Fernie, BC The Northern
February 24, 2012 Golden, BC Rockwater Bar & Grill
February 25, 2012 Calgary, AB Hifi Club
February 27, 2012 Ketchum, ID Whiskey Jacques
February 28, 2012 Victor, ID Knotty Pine
March 1, 2012 Bozeman, MT Zebra Cocktail Lounge
March 2, 2012 Missoula, MT Top Hat
March 4, 2012 Avon, CO The Snowball Festival
March 6, 2012 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
March 7, 2012 St. Louis, MO 2720
March 8, 2012 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
March 9, 2012 Kallamazoo, MI Bell’s Brewery
March 10, 2012 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
March 12, 2012 Asheville, NC Asheville Music Hall
March 13, 2012 Nashville, TN Exit In
March 14, 2012 Knoxville, TN Cider House
March 16 & 17, 2012 Austin, TX SXSW *Shows to be announced soon!

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Hip Hop Philosophy – Why hip hop?

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One Mans Terrorist Is Another Mans Revolutionary

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One Mans Terrorist Is Another Mans Revolutionary.