Veteran MC Chali 2na Releases The Third EP, Bloodshot Fisheye, From His Forthcoming Against The Current Art Book And Music Box Set
HipHopDX.com Premieres First Single and Music Video, "Show Me"
Los Angeles, CA, June 17, 2015 — MC. Musician. Artist. Renaissance Man. Chicago native Chali 2na will lay out his life experiences around his career in Against The Current, a coffee table-styled art book and music box-set. Today the MC released Bloodshot Fisheye (EP. 3), the third music installment of a five genre-bending EP series.
"Bloodshot Fisheye is a mirror reflecting the ills of society, especially the volatile relationship between minorities and the police in this country, 'Show Me' is the magnifying glass that exposes the fact that the devil is in the details, and that the sources of our 'truth' can't always be trusted," says Chali 2na.
First single and music video "Show Me" premiered on HipHopDX.com. It portrays Chali 2na in full-on detective mode, seeking the real truth behind some of mankind's biggest lies. "Show Me" marks Chali 2na's third video collaboration with director James Kapner for Play Productions.
Already released in the Against The Current music series is the Against The Current (EP. 1) at the turn of 2013, followed by Manphibian Music (EP. 2), which dropped in the summer of 2014. Of the two remaining EPs, one will be recorded live in front of an intimate audience in Los Angeles (details TBA). To conclude this project, Chali will release the coffee table art book to pair with the first physical version of the five EP’s, just in time for the holidays. Visit www.chali2na.com to view samples of Chali’s artwork.
The founding member of critically acclaimed rap group Jurassic 5 and Grammy Award winners Ozomatli, Charles Stewart, better known as Chali 2na, is identified by his distinctive baritone spitfire rhymes and charismatic and larger-than-life personality on and off the stage. He has collaborated with Anthony Hamilton, Beenie Man, Black Eyed Peas, Damian & Stephen Marley, Galactic, Hilltop Hoods, K’naan, Linkin Park, Mos Def, Raphael Saadiq, Roots Manna, Rusko and Talib Kweli. He independently released two solo albums, Fish Outta Water and Mixtape Series, and has lent his well-known and recognized voice to iconic brands Adidas, Coca Cola, Sega Dreamcast and Yahoo. Chali 2na has established himself as a renowned MC within the music industry, and will soon be recognized in the art world on a grander scale.
Keep an eye out for the next installment of Against the Current. In the meantime, below is a list of current tour dates and appearances.
|6/19||Dufur, OR||What The Festival*|
|6/20||Rye, CO||Sonic Bloom Festival*|
|6/26||Rothbury, MI||Electric Forest Festival*|
|6/28||Port Renfrew, BC||Tall Tree Music Festival*|
|Tue, 6/30||Edmonton, BC||The Starlite Room*|
|Wed, 7/1||Saskatchewan, SK||Saskatoon Jazz Festival*|
|Thu, 7/2||Saskatchewan, SK||Saskatoon Jazz Festival*|
|Wed, 7/8||San Diego, CA||Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay^|
|Thu, 7/9||Los Angeles, CA||Club Nokia^|
|Fri, 7/10||Seattle, WA||The Showbox^|
|Sat, 7/11||Oakland, CA||Fox Theater^|
|Thu, 7/16||Las Vegas, NV||Brooklyn Bowl^|
|Fri, 7/17||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre^|
|Sat, 7/18||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre^|
|Sun, 7/19||Bellvue, CO||Mishawaka Amphitheatre^|
|Mon, 7/20||Aspen, CO||Belly Up^|
|Tue, 7/28||North Hollywood, CA||The Federal Bar**|
|Thu, 7/30||Long Beach, CA||The Federal Bar**|
|Thu, 8/20||Hasselt, Belgium||Pukkelpop Festival^|
|Fri, 8/21||Charleville-Mézières, France||Cabaret Vert Festival^|
|Sat, 8/22||Orpund, Switzerland||Royal Arena Festival^|
|Mon, 8/24||Köln, Germany||Live Music Hall^|
|Tue, 8/25||Berlin, Germany||Astra^|
|Thu, 8/27||Stockholm, Sweden||Debaser Midi^|
|Fri, 8/28||Oslo, Norway||Rockefeller Music Hall^|
|Sat, 8/29||Copenhagen, Denmark||Vega^|
|Sun, 8/30||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Paradiso^|
|Wed, 9/2||Pula, Croatia||Outlook Festival^|
|Fri, 9/4||Paris, France||Jazz à la Villette^|
|Sun, 9/6||Stradbally, Ireland||Ireland Electric Picnic^|
|Mon, 9/7||Manchester, England||Albert Hall^|
|Tue, 9/8||Birmingham, England||The Institute^|
|Wed, 9/9||Bristol, England||O2 Academy^|
|Thu, 9/10||London, England||The Forum^|
|Fri, 9/11||Isle of Wight, England||Bestival^|
**w/The House of Vibe
*w/The Funk Hunters
More dates TBA.