It was announced yesterday that veteran Hieroglyphics affiliate Casual is the latest artist to enter the studio for a full album with Seattle's Jake One.
Following 2010 full collaborations with Freeway (The Stimulus Package) and TRUTHLiVE (Patience), Smash Rockwell told DX that he's at work on The Return of the Backpack. Casual said that a release date has yet to be confirmed, but did reveal that recording is already underway.
Casual's last album was 2005's Smash Rockwell.
In other news, La Coka Nostra's Slaine and Strange Music/DXnext alum Kutt Calhoun are joining forces for 2010's Strange Noize Tour. The event is a collaborative effort between Strange and Suburban Noize, a label owned by Kottonmouth Kings' Brad Daddy X.
Big B and KMK's Johnny Ricter will also be performing during the tour.
The dates for the show are as follows:
Jun 21 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Jun 22 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Jun 23 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
Jun 24 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
Jun 25 - Elgin, IL - The Roadhouse
Jun 26 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Jun 27 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Jun 28 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
Jun 29 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Jun 30 - Worchester, MA - The Palladium
Jul 01 - West Springfield, VA - JAXX
Jul 02 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan's
Jul 03 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub
Jul 04 - Goose Creek, SC - The Dive
Jul 06 - Orlando, FL - Firestone
Jul 08 - Jacksonville, FL - The Pit
Jul 09 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Jul 10 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Jul 12 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Jul 13 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Jul 14 - San Antonio, TX - Back Stage Live
Jul 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Jul 16 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Jul 20 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Jul 22 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jul 23 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Jul 24 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Jul 25 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Jul 27 - Casper, WY - Downtown Grill
Jul 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Jul 29 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Jul 31 - Orangevale, CA- The Boardwalk