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[$FREE.99] Mike Mictlan (of Doomtree) - 'SNAXXX'

It's always awesome to be a Doomtree fan! Especially this year with the multiple releases that the crew has put out like Lazerbeak's Lava Bangers, the Doomtree crew album No Kings, Paper Tiger's Summer EP and free Beat Tape and the upcoming album from P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here, it's hard not be excited and supportive of one of hip hop's best if not THE BEST collective there is out there. Why do you think they are called "Team The Best Team"?

In addition to all the releases I listed above, we get another album from Doomtree member, Z3R0K00L himself Mike Mictlan titled SNAXXX. The album is the first solo release from Mike since his collaborative record with Doomtree producer Lazerbeak, Hand Over Fist. However, unlike most of Doomtree's releases, Mictlan's SNAXXX features one cut of Doomtree production by Paper Tiger while the majority of the album is produced by newcomer 2% Muck (Tha Clerb, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog) and also features some of the midwest's up and coming rappers such as Lizzo, Greg Grease, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog and Freez but also features Doomtree partner-in-crime P.O.S. for 2 tracks on the album.

It's a bit of change of the normal formula that we are used to from members of the crew but it's still a dope record nonetheless. You can stream the album below and then head to group's bandcamp site to download the record for free or by naming your own price if you wish to show support. WHICH YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DO! So that dope artists like Mike keep continuing doing what you and them love and thats putting out good music. Need more convincing (you shouldn't) peep the awesome promo above.

You can also pick up the album in physical form in a sweet deluxe package of the album titled SNAXXX PAXXX, which includes an autographed 15 track CD, multi-colored screen printed t-shirt, 11x17 3D SNAXXX Magic Eye Poster, 2 different stickers, and a gummy pizza candy, all packaged inside of a special screen printed "MIKE'S SNAXXX" pizza box. There have only been 300 physical PAXXX created, so get your ass to the Doomtree Store and pick one of those up as fast as you can.

Mike will be on tour with P.O.S. in support of his new album We Don't Even Live Here dropping this month. Check out the tour dates after the jump.

P.O.S We Don't Even Live Here Tour!! w/Bad Rabbits and Mike Mictlan


10/26/2012 // Minneapolis, MN -- First Avenue :: 

11/1/2012 // Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall ::

11/2/2012 // Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge ::

11/3/2012 // Detroit, MI — Magic Stick ::

11/4/2012 // Cleveland Hts, OH — Grog Shop ::

11/5/2012 // Pittsburgh, PA — Altar Bar ::

11/7/2012 // New York, NY — Irving Plaza ::

11/8/2012 // Boston, MA — Royale ::

11/9/2012 // Philadelphia, PA — First UU Church ::

11/10/2012 // Washington, DC — Rock & Roll Hotel ::

11/11/2012 // Carrboro, NC — Cat's Cradle ::

11/13/2012 // Orlando, FL — The Social ::

11/14/2012 // Tallahassee, FL — Club Downunder :: tickets day of show only

11/15/2012 // Baton Rouge, LA — Spanish Moon ::

11/16/2012 // Houston, TX — Fitzgerald's ::

11/17/2012 // Austin, TX — The Mohawk ::

11/18/2012 // Dallas, TX — The Loft ::

[SKOA Presents] Beats For Daze #1

Sup everyone! Your friendly neighborhood Rocko here bringing you a new project that I've been working on for the past week or so while I was gearing up to head to the bay area this week. So lemme give you a little back story, as i've been working on the Some Kind of Mixtape series with the rest of the awesome crew here at SKoA and getting super obsessed with compiling artist/producer playlist on Spotify (username: somekindofrocko. I know cheap plug.) I wanted to do something of the sort for the readers of SKoA that wasn't just contributing a few new tracks every month. So I hit up The Kibbs aka Kibbe and said, "YO I GOT DIS PROJEKT I WANT TO DROP FOR ALL THE FLY HUNNIES OUT DER" cuz I talk like that and she was like "That sounds like a super awesome idea", in her best Rock Mama voice. Note: this was all done over AIM so i'm just making shit up. But anyways after a few days of tinkering, coming up with art designs and shit, the series Beats For Daze was born.

Much like the fashion of the SKoA monthly mixture, I (and hopefully some awesome guests) will be dropping a mixtape roughly around the middle of each month of some of my favorite headnodding tracks, some classic, some freshly off the grill. So without further ado, hear is the first installment in the Beats For Daze series. I originally tried mixing the tracks together like an actual DJ session but didn't hit the expectation I was looking for. See: FAILURE. But I hope you guys enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed compiling it together and I hope you also discover some new artists that you haven't heard before and go out and support their shit. Because without support, how are they supposed to make more dope shit? Sell drugs? Maybe.

So on this month's installment we got classic tracks from The Budos Band, Dan The Automator's Lovage, RJD2 and pre rave/mainstream Calvin Harris and for the new shit we got tracks from recently released albums by Blockhead, Flea, Alchemist, Jeremiah Jae produced by Flying Lotus, Vacationer (thanks whoever put me on to them in a session) Dark Time Sunshine and more with the addition of some unreleased tracks. So click on the artwork above to kick this session off. BTW keep a close eye on the artwork as it will change monthly and has some nice little easter egg type shit in it for video game/comics/entertainment and music lovers alike. Enjoy!

[Watch] P.O.S. - "Fuck Your Stuff" (Prod. By Lazerbeak)

Just when we thought one taste from the new P.O.S. album wasn't enough, the Doomtree rhymespitter follows up his first single "Bumper" with his latest and I dare say greatest single "Fuck Your Stuff" produced by Doomtree's own Lazerbeak. On this new cut from the upcoming album We Don't Even Live Here, P.O.S. delivers some fresh anti-swag raps over a dope Lazerbeak trap beat stating "My whole crew's on some shit/scuffing up your Nikes/spittin on your whip" and shits on your typical, mainstream, radio iced out rap song. 

Peep the video for new single below and make sure you pick up the new single on iTunes or Amazon. Then, take a ride in your 97 Honda Accord with your scuffed up Chucks or skate shoes and bump this joint as loud as you can. We Don't Even Live Here drops on Rhymesayers October 23rd. Pre-order the album now at Fifth Element and make sure you catch Stef on his upcoming tour with Bad Rabbits this fall. Tour dates after the jizzzump.

10/26/12 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11/01/12 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
11/02/12 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
11/03/12 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
11/04/12 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
11/05/12 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
11/07/12 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
11/08/12 Boston, MA - Royale
11/09/12 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11/10/12 Washington, D.C. - Rock and Roll Hotel
11/11/12 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
11/13/12 Orlando, FL - The Social
11/14/12 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
11/15/12 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
11/16/12 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Downstairs 
11/17/12 Austin, TX - Mohawk
11/18/12 Dallas, TX - The Loft

ReviewsRockoDoomtree, Lazerbeak, P.O.S.
[Watch] Doomtree - "Beacon"

Team The Best Team aka Wings and Teeth aka Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree return with a brand new video off one of my favorite albums of 2011 No Kings. Although the album dropped back in November, the Doom Crew have been busy touring in support of their latest record and if you heard it in all its epicness you would understand why. But even with their crazy schedule the crew still finds time to put out some awesome videos like their latest steampunk themed visual for the No Kings' cut "Beacon" directed by Bo Hakala.

This dark and gritty video is one of my favorite videos that the collective have put out to date. Although it isn't Har Mar Superstar getting down(to his bare ass, literally) to some "Bangarang" karaoke, this video speaks for itself on how creative these group of artist are and also showcases the always beautiful Dessa, Sims looking like a crazed maniac while Mike Mictlan creeping around in the shadows which I call an all around win. But anyways, enough talk check the video out above and if you haven't already picked up No Kings (FOR SHAME) do so here.

If you still haven't caught the group on tour like myself (I know sad, right?) you still have a chance to catch them at the following events:

Doomtree Upcoming Tour Dates

6/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Rock The Garden

7/13 – Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival

7/20 – 7/22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

7/27 ­- Somerset, WI - Sound Town Music & Camping Festival at Somerset Amphitheater

8/4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza 

[Listen] Lazerbeak - "Smash Hit"

On January 24th, Doomtree producer Lazerbeak will be releasing his album LAVA BANGERS, an instrumental epic compiled of 150 beats that have been refined and tweaked into 20 tracks. In an exclusive premiere at Absolute Punk, Lazerbeak has let loose the first taste of the upcoming album in the form of the track "Smash Hit," which you can listen to below. The album is currently available for preorder here, and make sure to head to the Doomtree website every Tuesday for the weekly Tuesdays With Lazerbeak feature.

As well, Lazerbeak will be going on tour with the rest of the Doomtree collective starting on January 19th in Lawrence, Kansas. The tour includes over 40 shows all throughout North America, so take a look at the tour schedule after the jump to see if they will be performing in a city near you.

Lazerbeak "Smash Hit" by doomtree

Doomtree No Kings Tour Dates:
1/19 - The Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
1/20 - Mojo's - Columbia, MO
1/21 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
1/22 - The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
1/23 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
1/24 – Neurolux - Boise, ID
1/26 – Branx - Portland, OR
1/27 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
1/28 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
1/29 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
1/31 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
2/01 - Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
2/02 - The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
2/03 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
2/04 – Chasers - Scottsdale, AZ
2/06 - Wrecker's - Lubbock, TX
2/07 - Dan's Silverleaf - Denton, TX
2/08 - Fitzgerald's Downstairs - Houston, TX
2/09 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
2/10 - Bottletree Café - Birmingham, AL
2/11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
2/12- Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
2/13 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
2/15 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
2/16 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
2/17 - The Middle East - Downstairs- Cambridge, MA
2/18 - II Motore - Montreal, QC
2/19 - Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, ON
2/20 - Shadow Lounge - Pittsburgh, PA
2/21 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
2/22 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
2/23 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
2/25 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI 
2/29 - Northern Michigan University, Great Lakes Room - Marquette, MI*
3/07 - Blue Moose Tap House - Iowa City, IA*
3/08 - The Maintenance Shop - Ames, IA*
3/09 - Union South, The Sett - Madison, WI*
3/10 - The Firebird - St. Louis, MO*
3/11 - The Marquee - Tulsa, OK*
3/12 - Media Star Entertainment Hall - Shreveport, LA*
3/19 - Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK*
3/20 - The Scene-ary - Wichita, KS*
*Newly announced shows
[Watch] Doomtree - "Bolt Cutter" (Video)

AltPress debuts the first video from Midwest Hip Hop Collective Doomtree's sophomore album No Kings (which I have thoroghly bumping all weekend). Check the awesome video for the lava banger "Bolt Cutter" directed by Marijuana Deathsquads' Issac Gale. No Kings drops tomorrow. Do yourselves a favor and pick this one up. We'll have a review of the album for you up later this week.

UPDATE: Hear No Kings before it drops tomorrow via Spinner while you can.

[Download] Doomtree Announce 'No Kings', Release New Song "The Grand Experiment"

This is a wonderful surprise! The Doomtree crew, P.O.S, Sims, Cecil Otter, Dessa, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger are back with their upcoming sophomore crew album No Kings, being dropped on Nofucksgiven day, November 22nd. Preorders for the new album have begun, which include both CDs and a double-vinyl standard and deluxe package. Included with the packages is a chance to win a pair of tickets to all seven nights of this year’s Blowout at First Avenue in Minneapolis. WHAT!? Thats right, peep the dates for DOOMTREE BLOWOUT VII after the jump and check out the full pre-order details HERE.

But thats not all folks, down below is the first single from No Kings, “The Grand Experiment.” Check it out, spread it around. Embrace it. And for those of you that will be out in New York for CMJ, Doomtree will be performing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on October 19th. Even if you dont have a CMJ badge, you can still pick up tickets here. Be there, I will. NO KINGS. EVER.

Doomtree Blowout VII dates: Grab tickets here.

[Watch] Sims - "LMG" (Video)

Yesterday was a good day for indie hip hop, Astronautalis dropped his new album This Is Our Science and the homie Sims of Minnesota rap collective Doomtree, dropped the video to one of my favorite jams off his latest release Bad Time Zoo, "LMG" (Love My Girl).

Sims and Lazerbeak bring in their buddy, Matt Scharenbroich (drummer of Lazerbeak's former band The Plastic Constellations) to direct this awesome little animated video. Sims explains how the video came to be by saying, "I usually have decent ideas when it comes to conceptualizing music videos, but this one was a challenge. The song itself is borderline cheesy as is, which is why Beak and I love it. We knew the video couldn’t be too cutsie and could absolutely not take place in a bar. After those parameters, we were out of ideas so we enlisted the services of Matt Scharenbroich, a really talented visual artist and the drummer in Beak's old band TPC."

Peep the video out above and also make sure you grab Bad Time Zoo, available now and the recently released free EP Wildlife. Sims alongside Doomtree member Lazerbeak and Cecil Otter are currently on their recent tour titled Good Time Zoo, check them out when they play your area. Tour dates here.

ReviewsRockoDoomtree, Lazerbeak, Sims