Tona is an emcee from Toronto, ON. He is a member of the Freedom Writers, a hip hop collective creating positive and socially conscious music. Check out the group’s music on Bandcamp.
Desdamona has released the first single, “Mr. Pretender”, from her upcoming DigiPhenom EP. The song features Carnage The Executioner and Alicia Steele, and tells distinct stories from Desdamona’s perspective about men behaving as players and non-committing opportunists. DigiPhenom is a collaboration between Desdamona and Big Jess, scheduled to release in July 2013.
Orlando emcee, ETurn, releases the first visual “Come Close” from her recently debuted album, Dark Trust. She teamed up with DMC champion, DJ SPS, and presents a political message about conformity and control in American society.
Black Rob is an emcee from Harlem, NY. He signed to Bad Boy Records as early as 1996, appearing on records with 112, Total, Faith Evans, Mase, Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Ol Dirty Bastard, The LOX, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, Tony Touch, and others. In 2000, Rob released his debut album, Life Story, which featured the hit single “Whoa!” and helped the album go platinum. His second album, The Black Rob Report, was released in 2005, and Jemal Mosley from Off The Block Entertainment began managing Rob’s career. In 2010, Rob signed to Duck Down Music, and released the album Game Tested, Streets Approved.
Zumiez announces the lineup for their 13th annual Couch Tour of free, live performances in 9 major cities. The tour features an afternoon music and skateboarding, with meet and greets, pro skateboard demos, and autograph sessions. See the official schedule and live webcast information at ZumiezCouchTour.com.
May 25, 2013 – Seattle, WA
Headliner: Kid Ink / Opener: Lil Snupe / Skate Team: LRG
May 27, 2013 – Portland, OR
Headliner: Red Fang / Opener: TBA / Skate Team: Volcom
June 1, 2013 – Sacramento, CA
Headliner: Pigeon John / Opener: Dose of Adolescence / Skate Team: Plan B
June 8, 2013 – Denver, CO
Headliners: TBA / Skate Team: Deathwish / Music By: ICECREAM
June 14, 2013 – Houston, TX
Headliner: Bun B / Opener: Trae Tha Truth / Skate Team: DGK & Gold
June 21, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA
Headliners: Riff Raff & Trash Talk / Skate Team: Adidas
June 25, 2013 – New York City, NY
Headliner: AWOLNATION / Opener: TBA / Skate Team: Neff
June 27, 2013 – Buffalo, NY
Headliner: Polar Bear Club / Opener: With The Punches / Skate Team: Girl & Chocolate
July 2, 2013 – Chicago, IL
Headliners: TBA / Skate Team: Neff
Eve is an emcee, producer, and actress from Philadelphia, PA. In her early teens, she was a singer in an all-female group called DGP. Her managed suggested she start rapping, and Eve was soon battling other rappers and formed a duo called EDGP that performed at talent shows and clubs. When she focused on a solo career, she landed a meeting with Dr. Dre in Los Angeles, and signed a one-year deal with Aftermath Records. Eve’s song “Eve Of Destruction” landed on the Bulworth soundtrack in 1998. Her time with Aftermath ended and she met DMX while promoting his debut album in Los Angeles, and she excelled in a rap battle audition to join the Ruff Ryders team. In 1999, Eve was featured on the Ryde or Die Vol. 1 compilation with the single “What Ya Want”. She was soon featured on The Roots’ song “You Got Me” and the Blackstreet/Janet Jackson song “Girlfriend/Boyfriend”. In 1999, Eve’s relesaed her debut album, Let There Be Eve… Ruff Ryders’ First Lady, which sold over 2 million copies. Her follow-up album, Scorpion, released two popular singles in 2001, “Who’s That Girl?” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Gwen Stefani that won a Grammy Award and helped the album go platinum. Eve stepped into the film industry with her debut appearance in XXX, and later Barbershop and Barbershop 2. Her third album, Eve-Olution, was released in 2002 with the single “Gangsta Lovin’”, featuring Alicia Keys. Eve’s latest album, Lip Lock, released in 2013 with features from Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot, Pusha T, and more.
Denley is a hip hop and electronic producer, originally from San Francisco, CA. He runs a label with his uncle, Hallowed Articles, and is a member of the groups Broken Figures, Latent Sea, and Crown Colony. In 2012, Denley produced the album NOTHING by The Zap Tap.
Will is a hip hop producer, originally from Philadelphia and now residing in Minnesota. He is a member of the hip hop production duo, LEVEL 13, along with his brother Steve. They have produced for great artists such as Ras Kass, Chino XL, Jakk Frost, Kool G Rap, Jus Allah (Jedi Mind Tricks), Baby Black, and many others.