Accompanied by Angeleno rapper Bambu, the Seattle-based hip-hop duo Blue Scholars, is headlining their first national tour for the release of their new album Cinemetropolis. The cinema-themed album was produced by Persian American DJ Sabzi with lyrics by Filipino American MC Geologic.
The album features songs covering day-to-day topics such as food and love to more worldly ideas such as police brutality and class divisions. Yuri Kochiyama is one of the namesake song on the Scholars’ album, a tribute to the Japanese American human rights activist, her values, and her work.
The tour will begin in Vancouver, Canada on September 14 and will travel throughout the States with a final performance in NYC on November 11. For the complete list of tour dates, visit their website.