Like many of us, Lushlife, the great Philadelphia rapper and producer who released the impressive album Ritualize earlier this year, grew up on the underground rap of the ’90s. This fall, he’ll head out on tour with ’90s underground veterans Blackalicious. And to celebrate both the tour and the era, Lushlife has announced the impending release of a new EP called No Dead Languages, a sort of extended tribute to the cinematic, shuddering instrumental rap of that moment. Opening track “The League Of Frightened Men sounds very much like something you could’ve heard on …Endtroducing. Below, listen to the track and check out Lushlife’s tour dates.
9/24 – Boot & Saddle @ Philadelphia, PA
9/27 – Turf Club @ St. Paul, MN *
9/28 – Gabe’s @ Iowa City, IA *
9/30 – The Bottleneck @ Lawrence, KS *
10/02 – Lincoln Hall @ Chicago, IL *
10/04 – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe @ Kalamazoo, MI *
10/06 – The Magic Bag @ Ferndale, MI *
10/08 – Skully’s Music Diner @ Columbus, OH *
10/09 – Grog Shop @ Cleveland Heights, OH *
10/11 – Iron Works @ Buffalo, NY *
10/12 – Rum Runners @ London, ON *
10/13 – Lee’s Palace @ Toronto, ON *
* with Blackalicious
The No Dead Language EP is out 10/7 on Western Vinyl.