Joey Bada$$ To Release Summer Knights EP + Smokers Club Tour Dates

Joey Bada$$, a member of the burgeoning New York City-based rap crewPro Era, is set to release Summer Knights EP, a 7-song digital release on October 29 via Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era Records/RED Distribution. Summer Knights EP will include two new tracks, “My Jeep” and a new version of Joey Bada$$’ current single “My Yout” featuring a collaboration with UK’s Maverick Sabre. The additional songs on the set were handpicked by Joey Bada$$ himself, an ode to his favorite songs from his Summer Knights mixtape released in June 2013.

 

View New Video “Hilary Swank” 

 

Joey Bada$$ has been drumming up serious excitement and discussions about his place in New York rap lore, drawing regular comparisons to greats like NasBiggie, and Big L. With his Pro Eracrew, comprised of buzzing CJ FlyKirk KnightDessy Hinds, NYCK Caution and producer Chuck StrangersJoey is leading one of the most compelling cultural movements to come out of NYC today. Joey Bada$$ will headline the 2013 Smokers Club Tour alongside TDE’s Ab-Soul, kicking offOctober 17 at Lupo’s in Providence with support from Pro Era, The Underachievers, Chevy Woods, Black Dave and more. Check below for a full listing of tour dates, and visit Thesmokersclub.com/tour/

 

Summer Knights EP Tracklisting

1. Hilary $wank

2. My Yout [ft. Maverick Sabre]

3. Sit N’ Prey [ft Dessy Hinds & T’nah Apex]

4. 95 Til Infinity

5. #LongLiveSteelo [Ft. T’nah Apex]

6. My Jeep [ft. Meechie Darko, Issa Gold, Chuck Strangers]

7. My Yout (ft. Collie Buddz)

 

SMOKERS CLUB TOUR DATES

10-17 Providence, RI – Lupo’s

10-18 Boston, MA – Paradise

10-19 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia Theatre

10-20 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix

10-22 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

10-23 Detroit, MI – Crofoot (w/o Chevy Woods)

10-24 Chicago, IL – Metro

10-25 Milwaukee, MN – The Rave

10-26 Las Vegas, NV – Life is Beautiful Fest (Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era only)

10-27 Minneapolis, MN – Epic (w/o Ab-Soul)

10-29 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

10-30 Lawrence, KS – Granada

11-01 Denver, CO – Cervantes / Ogden

11-02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

11-06 Ventura, CA – Venture Theater

11-09 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (w/o Underachievers)

11-11 San Diego, CA – Soma

11-12 Tempe, AZ – Club Red

11-13 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre

11-15 Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall

11-16 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

11-17 Austin, TX – Emo’s East (w/o Underachievers)

11-20 Tallahassee FL – Coliseum Tallahassee

11-21 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater

11-22 Miami, FL – Grand Central

11-23 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannis Live!

11-24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven) (w/o Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era)

11-26 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

11-30 Philadelphia, PA – TLA

 

NXNE And Collective Concerts Present The National

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) is thrilled to announce the first wave of programming for the 19th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 10-16, 2013. Tickets are now available online.

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NXNE Music and Collective Concerts have confirmed that Brooklyn favourites The National will headline a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) on Friday, June 14. The NXNE Music line-up also includes performances at YDS and in the clubs by breakout rapper Joey Bada$$, Floridian punks Merchandise, post-punk Danes Iceage, garage rock singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin, lo-fi hardcore quartet Milk Music, Brooklyn noise duo Buke & Gase, rapper Mickey Avalon, Southern rockers Supersuckers, rock revivalists founded by Nicke Andersson of The Hellacopters Imperial State Electric and Montreal hardcore legends Genetic Control. Click here for the full list of this first wave of music programming.

Presenting additional concerts June 10-16, 2013 as bonus festival programming, the NXNE Spotlight Series will feature FLAG, with original members Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena and Bill Stevenson with Stephen Egerton performing the music of Black Flag, at The Opera House on Friday, June 14. Americana heroes CALEXICO will rock the Mod Club on Wednesday, June 12 and renowned Swedish punk band MILLENCOLIN will perform at The Phoenix on Saturday, June 15.

To guarantee admission to any NXNE Spotlight Series show, fans must purchase tickets online (available as of Thursday, February 28). A limited number of NXNE wristband and pass holders can join a rush line the day of each NXNE Spotlight Series show for a chance at free admission.

NXNE Comedy Extra Series presents DONNELL RAWLINGS on Sunday, June 16 at the Danforth Music Hall. Rawlings is best known for his roles on Comedy Central’s Chapelle’s Show, such as “Ashy Larry.” Opening for Rawlings are local comedy darlings Nick Reynoldson, Trixx, and Dave Merheje. 50 NXNE wristband and pass holders can join a rush line the day of the show for free admission.

With over 80 presentations, NXNEi (NXNE Interactive) offers a roster of inspiring speakers and unforgettable panels featuring Johnny Cupcakes, J. Joly, Saul Colt, Mavis Huntley and many more. This year’s NXNEi takes a hard look at entrepreneurship and branding through digital outreach. Learn more at nxne.com/interactive.

The complete NXNE line-up and schedule will be announced over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

The Beast Coastal Tour Featuring Pro Era Coming to Altar Bar and a City Near You

Cinematic Music Group’s Joey Bada$$ and his New York City-based rap crew Pro Era embark on the Beast Coastal Tour this spring, joined by DJ Statik Selektah and Brooklyn’s own Beast Coast brothers Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers. The 20+ North American tour kicks off in Portland on 3/21 and will wrap in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre on 4/20, a concert in honor of late Pro Era co-founder Capital STEEZ.

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Joey Bada$$ and his crew of fellow teenage visionaries CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Dessy Hinds and others will be performing music from Joey’s debut mixtape 1999, Pro Era’s most recent critically-acclaimed P.E.E.P. The aPROcalypse mixtape and “Unorthodox” the Green Label Sound collaboration from Joey Bada$$ and DJ Premier. Fans can download the track for free as well as watch a behind the scenes from the forthcoming music video produced by Creative Control’s Coodie and Chike at http://www.greenlabelsound.com. The group will be doing in-stores along the way at select Eckō Unltd retail locations, meeting with fans and signing limited edition special tour merchandise.

Beast Coastal Dates
Thu-Mar-21 – Portland – Peter’s Room
Fri-Mar-22 – Whistler – Garfinkle’s
Sat-Mar-23 – Vancouver – Vogue Theatre
Sun-Mar-24 – Seattle – Neumos
Tue-Mar-26 – Reno – The Alley
Wed-Mar-27 – San Francisco – Slim’s
Thu-Mar-28 – San Diego – Porter’s Pub
Fri-Mar-29 – Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
Sat-Mar-30 – San Bernardino – Paid Dues Festival / Nos Center
Tue-Apr-02 – New Haven – Toad’s Place
Wed-Apr-03 – Boston – Middle East
Thu-Apr-04 – Providence – PVD Social Club
Fri-Apr-05 – Montreal – Underworld
Sat-Apr-06 – Ottowa – Ritual Nightclub
Sun-Apr-07 – Hamilton – Club Absinthe
Tue-Apr-09 – Pontiac – Crofoot
Wed-Apr-10 – Oxford, OH – Brick Street
Thu-Apr-11 – Chicago – Reggie’s
Fri-Apr-12 – Madison – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sat-Apr-13 – Bloomington – The Castle Theatre
Sun-Apr-14 – Columbia – The Blue Note
Tue-Apr-16 – Pittsburg – Altar Bar
Wed-Apr-17 – Baltimore – Soundstage
Sat-April-20 – New York – Gramercy Theatre

Follow @Dew_GLS on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive pics and a chance to win tickets and other gear along the tour.

Download all of Pro Era’s music:
Joey Bada$$ – “Waves” & “Enter The Void”
Joey Bada$$ – 1999
Pro Era – P.E.E.P. The aPROcalypse
Pro Era – The Secc$ TapeThe Secc$ Tape
ALL downloads

http://www.theproera.com
Pro Era Facebook
Twitter.com/thefckingera
Youtube.com/PROfckingERA

A full listing of the Beast Coastal Tour dates can be found below and by visiting TheProEra.com.

JOEY BADA$$ “WAVES” VIDEO

Joey Bada$$, a member of the burgeoning New York City-based rap crew Pro Era, premiered the official video for “Waves” on BET’s 106 & Park music video countdown show starting last night, 11/28 at 6pm EST.

An ode to teenage aspiration, “Waves”- one of the most uplifting singles from his critically-acclaimed mixtape 1999- has had fans and music critics across the globe talking about the 17-year-old MC’s uncanny talent and meaningful subject matter. On 11/3, Cinematic Music Group/Creative Control/RED released a reworked version of the track on iTunes along with”Enter The Void”, a brand new song from Joey produced by Lee Bannon with a feature from TDE’s Ab-Soul.

Joey and Pro Era recently headlined New York’s Hot 97’s “Who’s Next” concert at SOB’s and completed their first European tour with sold out shows in all cities including London and Paris. The crew also appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Zane Low and will release their next free mixtape on December 21st.

Cinematic Music Group/RED Set To Release JOEY BADA$$ “Waves” Single

Joey Bada$$ Emerges as Artist To Watch in 2013:

“…the high school senior has been tapped as one of the premiere MCs to emerge from the recent wellspring of hip-hop hopefuls pouring our of the greater New York City area.” – Interview Magazine

“The precocious 17-year old MC…has many critics hyping him as New York hip hop’s last hope, the heir apparent to lyrical giants like Nas and Big L” – XXL Magazine

“Joey conjures a sepia-toned, three-dimensional world, balanced between youthful exuberance and unsettling adult poise.”- Pitchfork

Joey Bada$$, a member of the burgeoning New York City-based rap crew Pro Era, is set to digitally release his song, “Waves”. An ode to teenage aspiration, “Waves”- one of the most uplifting singles from his critically-acclaimed mixtape 1999- has had fans and music critics across the globe talking about the 17-year-old MC’s uncanny talent and meaningful subject matter. 1999 was released earlier this year as a free download and fan response was immediate: without any promotion, by word-of-mouth the “Waves” video went into heavy rotation at MTV2; The New York Times described 1999 as, “casual in presentation but complex in execution, full of offhand assonance that’s hypnotic”; and the mixtape earned a BET Hip Hop Award nomination catapulting Joey to national attention.

In early November, Joey Bada$$ performed the song on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Joey Bada$$ recently inked an innovative deal with Cinematic Music Group/Creative Control distributed by RED Distribution.

With a reworked version of the sample originally featured in the mixtape version of the song, this release offers existing fans a new look at the track while introducing Joey Bada$$ to a whole new audience. In addition, the special release will include “Enter The Void”, a brand new song from Joey produced by Lee Bannon with a feature from TDE’s Ab-Soul. The two MCs trade bars of wisdom beyond their years over a slow soulful loop, offering their take on perceptive reality and inviting the listener into a spiritual journey.

The digital release is an opportunity to introduce new listeners to Joey Bada$$ and his meaningful brand of Pro Era hip hop and for those that are already fans to experience his riveting collaboration with Ab-Soul. The singles can be bought together as a bonus for $1.29 per song or for $1.99 for both tracks (including the “Waves” video exclusively on iTunes)

Joey Bada$$ has been drumming up serious excitement and discussions about his place in New York rap lore, drawing regular comparisons to greats like Nas, Biggie, and Big L. With his Pro Era crew, comprised of already buzzing Capital STEEZ, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, and producer Chuck Strangers, Joey is leading one of the most compelling cultural movements to come out of NYC today.”If 2012 is Pro Era’s branding year, expect the future to only be brighter for a crew who intend to make the mecca of Hip-Hop their official stomping grounds,”said The Source in a recent feature about Pro Era.

Joey and Pro Era will be headlining New York’s Hot 97’s “Who’s Next” concert at SOB’s on November 20th and are gearing up for their first European tour with already sold out shows in all cities including London and Paris. In the spirit of staying true to their fanbase, Pro Era will release their next free tape on December 21st.

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Special Edition Mini-Mag Featuring DJ Khaled Cover & Two Free Bonus CD Samplers Inside

XXL & RED Distribution is excited to announce the XXL Special Edition mini-mag available exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide starting October 9. As part of Best Buy’s first partnership with XXL & RED Distribution, the $5.99 limited edition mini-mag will be positioned in the music section of all Best Buy locations.

The XXL mini-mag features DJ Khaled on the cover, and inside readers will find exclusive interviews from DJ Khaled, Eve, RZA, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, T.I., Joey Bada$$, and more. Each mini-mag comes with two free bonus CDs, including a times, rhymes & beats sampler with new music from Future, Method Man, Ryan Leslie, and Ca$h Out, and a Mizay Entertainment sampler featuring music from Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman, Tarvoria and Reema Major.

“XXL was more than happy to join forces with Sony RED and Best Buy for this project. It helps us reach a wider audience and showcase RED’s roster while also offering a special edition of the mag to our dedicated readers.” – Vanessa Satten, XXL Editor-in-Chief

“I am pleased and excited about the RED, XXL and Best Buy partnership on the XXL mini mag. I’m confident that the Best Buy customer will thoroughly enjoy the content as well as the 2 CDs included. Hopefully the fans will enjoy reading as much as I did about Eve getting back into the hip hop game, she has truly been missed.” – Sonya Askew, Senior Buyer, Anderson Merchandiser

Cricket is running a contest in conjunction with times, rhymes & beats. Contestants can enter to win 1 year of service to Cricket with Muve Music® included plus an Android Smart phone signed by RZA. Additional rules contest details can be found in the XXL mini-mag, and at Facebook.com/timesrhymesbeats.

Disc One Track Listing:
1. Eve “She Bad Bad”
2. Ryan Reslie “Beautiful Lie”
3. Future “Turn On The Lights”
4. The Revelations “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”
5. Ca$h Out “Big Booty”
6. Deon Young “Party Life”
7. King L “Val Venis”
8. Mad Child “Monster”
9. Method Man “Built For This”
10. Joey Bada$$ “Waves”
11. Casey Veggies “Toe Tag”
12. RZA “Just Blowin In The Wind”

Disc Two Track Listing:
1. Waka Flaka Flame Ft. Sony “24 hours”
2. Dbo Montana “Dbo Montana”
3. OJ DA Juiceman “Wea Ya Been”
4. Dirt Gang Ft. Waka Flocka “Rambo”
5. Young Joey Ft. Waka Flocka & Fred Da Godson “I Fuk Wit Em”
6. Reema Major “Major moves”
7. Tarvoria “Be Quiet”
8. Joses Moses “Ratchets Dirty”
9. Fetti Gang “Jaw”
10. Woo Da Kid “What’s Brackin”
11. One Thurd “Stop & Go”
12. Shuga Shane “Ring Bells”
13. Cartier Kitten “Bring It Back”
14. YG Hottie “West Hanin”
15. Cartier Kitten “Guala Guala”
16. Bo Deal “Wow”
17. Fetti Gang “Good Morning”
18. Bo Deal “Clap”
19. Joe Moses Ft. Ty S & DJ Mustard “Bitch”
20. OJ Da Juiceman Ft. Gunplay “I Sell”
21. Reema Major “I Am Legend”