LIVE SHOW | SAMMUS + TURQUOISE JEEP

When two of my friends showed me the music video for the song “Smang It” two summers ago I vowed to catch the members of the Turquoise Jeep crew live by any means necessary. I am therefore, ECSTATIC beyond words to announce that tomorrow night I will be OPENING for Turquoise Jeep at the Haunt (702 Willow Avenue)! Click HERE to buy tickets and I hope to see you there!1398182_10152733062782506_8343086410428398507_o

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ANOTHER M UPDATE + RAP GENIUS

AMAZING news! Between traveling to and from academic conferences (as well as preparing to present at them), teaching, grading, reading, and writing this has turned into the busiest semester of my life with very little wiggle room for my music but I’ve finally managed to eek out enough time to wrap up my first nerdcore EP, Another M! It has now been sent off for final mixing/mastering care of the Ambulance Factory in Wicker Park, Chicago so I’ll have more updates on when you can expect the finished project very soon! In the meantime, I’ve already posted up annotated lyrics for each of the songs HERE on Rap Genius. If you haven’t already done so, please check them out — I think gamers and non-gamers alike will enjoy some of my references.

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NEW SUNSET [PROD. SAMMUS] | SAM TURPIN x SKY BLEW

I was introduced to South African rapper Sam Turpin about a year ago through my relationship with incredible Congolese rapper/producer Alec Lomami. After rapping on a free beat that I dropped last year, Sam hit me up regarding his newest project and what resulted was  New Sunset, the final track on his recently released four-track debut EP “Eternal Sentiment. Check out an Okayafrica writeup on the album HERE and then to head to Bandcamp to check out the whole EP.


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LIVE SHOW | T2L + SAMMUS

Tomorrow night I’ll be heading to Brooklyn for my first NYC show in some time! If you’re free come through to Trash Bar [256 Grand Street] where I’ll be spitting some raps at T2L’s Monday Night Raw with other dope artists like Saidu, Sire, and of course T2L themselves! Doors open at 7pm and the damage is 7 (open bar from 8-9). RSVP on Facebook so I know I’ll see you there!

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FEATURE | CORNELL DAILY SUN

Alright, so I was featured in the Arts section of the Cornell Daily Sun today on a list of local artists who “are making worthwhile music.” Author James Rainis had this to say: “Steeped in the mythology of Nintendo heroine Samus Aran, Kanye’s chipmunk soul and the chopped/screwed beats of the Internet’s thriving nerdcore scene, Sammus approaches hip-hop with the intelligence and poise one would expect from a rapper in the midst of pursuing a Ph.D.” You can check out what else he had to say and peep the rest of the groups on the list HERE!

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POWER-UPS | OKAYAFRICA WEEKEND BURNER

As many of you know, my personal mission is to take nerdraps to new places. Namely, I want to bring it from the fringe of indie rap to more mainstream indie forums because I think a lot of people can relate to what we [nerd-inspired rappers] talk about, but don’t know that we exist. That’s one of many reasons I was super excited to find out that Power-Ups has been featured as one of Okayafrica’s “Weekend Burners” alongside my Congolese homey Well$! If you still haven’t gotten your FREE download, you can do so here – once that video drops you’re going to have pay!

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GEEKGIRLCONCERT | SHUBZILLA + SAMMUS + MORE

Last October when I boarded a plane for Nerdapalooza 2013, that marked the first time I had ever boarded a plane for the sole purpose of performing somewhere else in the country. Well now I can add another show to that list, because this summer I’ll be flying cross country to take part in the GeekGirlCon benefit concert thanks to the homey Shubzilla. If you happen to be in the Seattle area on July 13th at 6:30pm PST please head to Barboza [925 E Pike] and support the cause. To purchase tickets ($8 advance; $10 at the door) go HERE and to RSVP on Facebook go HERE. See you there!

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