Monday, August 24, 2009

THE K.O.D. TOUR 2009


Dates: OCTOBER 1st 2009 – NOVEMBER 21st 2009

STRANGE MUSIC once again brings you one of the most anticipated tours of the year. Beginning October 2009, we proudly present the “K.O.D. TOUR 2009”! The “K.O.D. TOUR 2009” will bring together some of the most unique forces in independent Hip Hop. TECH N9NE pairs up for this outing with his Strange Music cohorts, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun and Big Scoob. Joining this unique tour will be the collective known as Slaughterhouse along with Stevie Stone and Glasses Malone. The “K.O.D. TOUR 2009” will present fans of Hip Hop a great opportunity to see a diverse range of styles in a format like no other.

TECH N9NE’s presence in the industry refuses to cease its expansion. Known for his hardcore touring ethic and bar-setting stage performances, TECH N9NE continues to up the ante for other touring rap artists. Bringing his memorable hits to the masses, songs like “I’m A Playa”, “Caribou Lou”, “Riotmaker”, “Like Yeah” and “Everybody Move”, TECH N9NE proves he can deliver live as well as on CD. Having released the epic “Killer” in July of 2008, which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top Independent Album charts and Number Twelve on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, TECH N9NE followed up the groundbreaking, genre-crossing double-album with two headlining nationwide tours, providing further evidence that he is the hardest touring artist in Hip Hop. His latest collaborations album, “Sickology 101”, which debuted at Number Two on the Billboard Top Independent Album charts, provided the basis for the 50+ city Sickology 101 Tour. Proving that his touring ethic is nothing short of serious, after completing the Sickology 101 Tour, Tech immediately hit the road to take part in the 2009 Rock The Bells Tour, which saw Tech perform alongside such luminaries as Nas, Damien Marley, House of Pain/La Coka Nostra and The Wu Tang Clan. TECH N9NE’s most recent solo album, “K.O.D.”, is scheduled to hit stores just a few weeks after this tour kicks off - on October 27th – adding fuel to an already fervent fire.

KRIZZ KALIKO, long known for sharing the stage with Tech N9ne and performing on some of Tech’s biggest hits, is in the midst of an uprising. Having recently released his second album under Strange Music - the incomparable “Genius”, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Rap chart, KRIZZ KALIKO is gaining recognition throughout the industry for his genre-smashing opus. With an energy and presence that demand attention, Krizz steps into the spotlight, well on his way to becoming a noticeable talent in his own right.

KUTT CALHOUN has been hitting the road with Tech N9ne for years, performing alongside the independent superstar and releasing two of his own albums under Strange Music – most recently, “Feature Presentation”. Kutt creates an attention-grabbing presence on stage, with a flow that rings familiar, almost old-school at times, and dance moves that compliment his fluid, percussive rhymes, he’s an MC that’s not to be missed.

BIG SCOOB, Strange Music’s newest artist, brings a decidedly “street” presence to the label. Having been associated with Tech N9ne for years, BIG SCOOB is no stranger to the stage, performing his honest and hard-hitting raps to crowds long before being signed to Strange. His first Strange Music album “Tech N9ne Presents Big Scoob Monsterifik”, is set to release September 15th and is sure to be the grittiest album of the year.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE brings together some of the biggest names in underground rap – Crooked I, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5’9” and Joel Ortiz. Representing New York/New Jersey, Detroit, MI and Long Beach, CA, SLAUGHTERHOUSE brings together different regions and different styles of Hip Hop for maximum effect. Having made their names on an individual scale, the 4 MCs combine their considerable talents into a group that easily becomes a force to be reckoned with. SLAUGHTERHOUSE’s debut album, entitled “Slaughterhouse”, dropped August 11th, landing at #3 on the Billboard Top Independent Album chart and the Billboard Rap chart as well as #26 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This collective of independent heavyweights may truly deserve the title of “supergroup” when it’s all said and done.

STEVIE STONE provides an up and coming MC’s perspective to the tour. Repping the Midwest - St. Louis, MO. to be exact – STEVIE STONE’s song have a bounce and intensity that’s hard to ignore and even harder to resist. Stevie recently signed with the iconic Ruthless Records and is preparing to release his first album under the label, entitled “New Kid Comin”, scheduled to hit store shelves on October 13th.

GLASSES MALONE comes to the K.O.D. tour straight from the West Coast, with his cinematic style of rap. Signed to Cash Money and having been affiliated with everyone from Dr. Dre to The Game, Glasses is preparing to drop his album “Beach Cruiser” – sharing the same name as the ever-present vehicle. It’s gangster, it’s smooth, it’s steady, it’s a classic – it’s GLASSES MALONE.

The “K.O.D. TOUR 2009” stands to bring together different styles of Hip Hop to create a unique and diverse tour. It promises to be the type of tour that will meld a wide range of audiences into a single, unified Hip Hop crowd, proving that TECH N9NE and Strange Music continue to change the face and perceptions of Hip Hop.

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