yak ballz!
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2008

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Yak Ballz: Funny flippin’ name for sure. But this Manhattan-born, Queens-bred MC sure sounds mighty serious when it comes down to it. Having released plenty of vinyl since the age of 17, Yak has certainly been killing NY’s indie Hip Hop scene since the mid ‘90s. But, singles aside, it was an innocent little promo idea for the Scifen clothing line that really put Yak on the radar. Released back in ’06, the wildly popular Scifentology took on a rather unruly life of its’ own…thank distribution through Fat Beats, full color art work by graffiti graphic artist Ewok One, and Yak’s introspective rhyme flow for that. Fast forward to the present, and Yak is back with Scifentology II (Flospot); a much anticipated follow-up that is sure to please those down with the original collection, as well as seek out plenty of new listeners along the way. Teaming up once again with Scifen, Ewok One, and tapping Aesop Rock to produce (among plenty of others), this collage of hip hop elements is a real mind melter. Expect heavy, global touring behind this effort. We've got some dates below. – David Pitz

Yak Ballz Us Tour
05/01/07 Middle East - Cambridge, MA
05/02/07 Le National - Montreal, QC
05/03/07 The Opera House - Toronto, ON
05/04/07 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
05/05/07 Little Brothers - Columbus, OH
05/06/07 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
05/07/07 Top Cats - Cincinnati, OH
05/08/07 Abbey Pub - Chicago, ILb
05/10/07 Granada - Lawrence, KS
05/11/07 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
05/12/07 The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
05/14/07 Neumo's - Seattle, WA
05/15/07 Plaza Club - Vancouver, BC
05/16/07 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR.
05/18/07 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, Ca
05/23/07 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
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Yak Ballz @ MySpace

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