This past week, during our West Coast tour, Matt and I spent a significant amount of time hanging with Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces at his home in South Seattle. He was a great host and seems to know everyone around town, so we got an impressiveÂ tour of Seattle’s cultural history and local music scene. One of the highlights of the week was being able to check Tendai’s proteges Malitia Malimob perform liveÂ at our gig at The Crocodile in Seattle:
We wereÂ thoroughlyÂ impressed by the enthusiastic reaction from the local crowd of mostly young Somali kids who “moshed“, threw up their M’s, and enthusiasticallyÂ sang along throughout the group’s set.Â As I was djing a warm up set of mostly commercial rap, 5 minutes before Malimob were slated to come on one enthusiastic fan amusingly approached me to ask if I had any Malimob. I suppose he just couldn’t wait!
Dutty Artz is proud to premiere Malitia Malimob’sÂ latest video for their song “Thomas Hagan” from their EP theÂ Idi Amin Project.Â This also allows us to take the opportunity to officially announce a partnership between Tendai’s Maraire EnterprisesÂ and Dutty Artz to present Malitia Malimob to the world!
This partnership continues a collaboration that Tendai and I began last year, when we worked together on aÂ mixtapeÂ for hisÂ Chimurenga RenaissanceÂ project. Expect similar collaborations to come out of our working with Malitia Malimob.
The whole Seattle crew is hitting the road for the Shabazz Palaces and Thee Satisfaction North American tour this Spring. Check out the dates here:
- 04-19 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
- 04-20 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin – The Sett
- 04-21 Grinnell, IA – Grinnell College
- 04-22 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
- 04-23 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
- 04-24 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
- 04-25 Middletown, CT – Wesleyan University – Eclectic House
- 04-26 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
- 04-27 Washington, DC – Black Cat
- 04-29 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Cafe & Music Hall
- 05-01 Memphis, TN – Rumba Room
- 05-02 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
- 05-03 Houston, TX – Fitzgeraldâ€™s
- 05-04 Austin, TX – Red 7
- 05-06 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
- 05-07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
- 05-08 Boise, ID – Neurolux
- 05-09 Victoria, British Columbia – Upstairs Cabaret
- 05-10 Vancouver, British Columbia – Fortune Sound Club