Song du Jour Nr. 139: Gift of Gab – So So Much

  • 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.

SNAKES!!! Also, Lateef & the Chief: Best of Me (ft. Gift of Gab)

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.


Gift of Gab on Tour

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]

New Gift of Gab track – El Gifto Magnifico

The Gift of Gab (Blackalicious, The Mighty Underdogs) will release his much overdue Escape to Mars on October 27. In his words, “it as 11 brand new, exclusive tracks, this release is an intergalactic journey through time and space.”

Pre-Orders via his webstore will be autographed by Gab himself.

Enjoy this sample track:

The Gift of Gab – El Gifto Magnifico [download mp3]