Saturday, February 2, 2008

Hip Hop Legend Brother J of X-Clan Checks in From Studio

Hip Hop legend Brother J has checked in from the studio with an update regarding the X-Clan’s plans for 2008. X-Clan have are currently preparing another monumental hip hop release of knowledge and wisdom for late 2008 release through Suburban Noize Records.

"We have been working on a new album, along with a new DVD release that starts to explain some of the history of X-Clan," says group founding father Brother J, offering a glimpse into what the hip hop legends have cooking for 2008. "This is one of the first DVD's that will bring some of the history down as we start to gather some of the original members to tell their story. We are getting some things in line that are of the master caliber we want to present. Give peace and blessings to everyone. Respect."

X-Clan, one of the genres most powerful and influential hip hop crews ever, returned in 2007 after nearly a decade-long hiatus with their Suburban Noize debut, "Return From Mecca". SOURCE Magazine’s review of the album stated "Brother J shines as he nourishes with vanglourious music," while the Los Angeles Times proclaimed, "This a rare rap 'Return' well worth the wait." The critically acclaimed album saw the group dropping their unique brand of ancestral wisdom and culture to a whole new generation of hip hop fans on sold out tours with Public Enemy, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Jurassic 5.

X-Clan have also announced a headlining performance in San Francisco, CA on Feb 15th, 2008 with Humboldt County’s finest hip hop duo Potluck.

"We are definitely looking forward to one of the first headlining dates of the Millennium Cipher version of X-Clan. We've been holding it down for a couple of years now, supporting some powerful movements and we're looking forward to breaking out in the Bay area," says Brother J. "The Bay area was responsible for helping to break the original 'To the East, Blackwards' and 'Xodus' records back in the day, so we are glad to return on this level. We want to give a big ups to all the support acts (Lifesavas and Potluck) and we look forward to all the Bay area X-Clan heads coming out and having a good time."