- Its Thanksgiving.
- We have “so so much” to be grateful for.
- I would be really grateful for the new Blackalicious album the Gift of Gab and Xcel have been promising.
- But, this will have to suffice.
- From Gift of Gab’s 2012 Next Logical Progression.
- Plus this song totally rips the melody from Chicago’s 1973 “Saturday in the Park.”
I went trail running this afternoon. You know – it was about 85 degrees, there was zero shade on the trails I planned on exploring, and everyone has been reporting rattlesnakes in the area – so great idea! To make matters worse, one of the new trails I wanted to check out turned out to be really overgrown – a real bushwhack. That’s not fun when you’re paranoid about poisonous snakes. In any case, as I was moving along, this song by Lateef and the Chief came into my mind. This is Lateef the Truth Speaker and Chief Xcel (of Blackalicious). They only did one album – Maroons. And, its amazing. In the song Best of Me, Lateef says:
“You better watch your steps walking on that path and beware of them SNAKES lurking in that grass…”
So there I was, singing this to myself, wondering what would be the fastest way off the mountain should I get bit. Long story short – no bites. I made a it home in one piece.
The Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious fame) is out on tour with Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) Mr. Lif and Lyrics Born. That’s quite the lineup!
11/07 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent 21+
11/08 – San Jose, CA – The Voodoo Lounge 21+
11/10 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie theater
11/11 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theater -All Ages
11/12 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Tavern- All Ages
11/13 – Park City, CO – Harry O’s
11/14 – Bozeman, MT – Gallatin County Fairgrounds – All ages
11/15 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
11/17 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
11/18 – Bellingham, WA – The Nightlight
11/19 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
11/20 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
11/21 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/23 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
He’s touring to support his new solo LP, Escape 2 Mars. Check out the free track El Gifto Magnifico [download mp3]
Pre-Orders via his webstore will be autographed by Gab himself.
Enjoy this sample track:
The Gift of Gab – El Gifto Magnifico [download mp3]
You NEED this stuff on your iPods!
The Mighty Underdogs
Gift of Gab Solo
Lateef & the Chief
Lateef the Truth Speaker