Swollen Members Launch Black Magic Album And Tour

Black Magic Album in Stores September 12th

Swollen Members gear up for Canadian And U.S. Tour

September 11, 2006

The Canadian based rap group Swollen Members are
poised to release their brand new album Black Magic
on September 12th, on Battle Axe Records through
their new marketing partnership TVT records. Group
members Rob the Viking, Prevail, and Madchild seek
to embark on the same success that they have
experienced in their native land in the states as well.
The lead singles off the album are the instant
bangers “Put Me On” featuring Everlast and “Too
Hot” featuring DJ Babu. “We met Everlast from our
friend, Evidence (Dilated Peoples). We met in LA, the
song came about by rolling through his crib and he
was playing licks on his guitar, couple days later
Evidence came in with the piano looped the beat”
Madchild explains. Swollen Members just recently
shot a video in LA, to accompany the track.

“Too Hot” is a funk soul sample which showcases the
beat making skills of the groups producer, Rob the
Viking who dug deep in the crates for the funk laced
sample borrowed from the Dap Kings. While most of
Swollen Members sound can be attributed to
sampling, the group also uses live instruments on
Black Magic to balance things out. “Sometimes we
will go in the studio with live instrumentation. Which
we have done from a number of songs on Black
Magic, but a lot of the time, Rob relies on samples,”
says Prevail.

Also making an appearance on the album is
Ghostface who lends his lyrical fury on the
track “Weight” (which also features The Alchemist).
Swollen Members also had a chance to perform with
Ghostface by touring with the “Wally Champ” on his
most recent tour. “It was amazing already having the
song already recorded and ready to go on the album
then getting the call jump on the tour with him,”
Prevail exclaims. “He was very supportive rocking
Swollen Members shirts, giving us shout outs on
stage. 100 percent supportive of what we were

No strangers to being embraced by some of hip-hops
elites, Swollen Members have been official members
of the Legendary Rock Steady Crew. Becoming one
of only three hip-hop groups to be affiliated with the
dynamic b-boy faction. “Linked up with Rock steady
back at the B-Boy summit in San Diego. We were
traveling a lot on the west coast back then. I was
staying in San Diego, Prev was staying in San
Francisco. I became friends with Legs and Ez rock,
who is the west coast chapter leader at the time, he
decided to put me down,” said Madchild.

To further promote the album Black Magic, Swollen
members are gearing up for an extensive tour in the
U.S, as well as some dates in Canada. “We have a 4
month tour kicking off in Canada September 8th with
Black Eyed Peas and then taking our own tour for an
extreme ski & snowboarding movie out in America for
two and a half months.” Swollen Members look
forward for the opportunity to perform for the
masses. “We just started touring in America last year
after our success in Canada, and the reception has
been phenomenal.” explains Prevail. “It feels really
exciting because a lot of people in the US are just
finding out about us right now. It feels just like when
we were just starting things in Canada a couple
years back.”

Tour Dates:

Sun Sep 17 -OFF/jackson

Mon Sep 18 – travel toronto

Tues Sep 19 – Promo in Toronto

Wed Sep 20 – Toronto – MTV performance

Thr Sep 21 – London, ON – Call The Office

Fri Sep 22 – Barrie, ON – The Foundation

Sat Sep 23 – St. Catharines – L3

Sun Sep 24 – OFF

Mon Sep 25 – Sudbury – TBC

Tues Sep 26 – Sault St Marie – TBC

Wed Sep 27 – Thunder Bay- TBC

Thr Sep 28 – Duluth, MN – TBC

Swollen Members, Black Eyed Peas, Rhianna

Fri Sep 29 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Centre w. Black
Eyed Peas

Sat Sep 30 – Winnipeg MTS Centre

Sun Oct 01 – TBC

Mon Oct 02 – Regina Brandt Centre

Tue Oct 03 – Calgary Saddledome

Wed Oct 04 – Edmonton Rexall Place


Thr Oct 05 – TBC

Fri Oct 06 – Vancouver PNE

Sat Oct 07 – Victoria Memorial Centre

Jeep and The North Face Present:

plus very special guests:

Wed Oct 11 – Salt Lake City-In The Venue All

Thu-Oct-12 – Ft. Collins – Aggie Theatre

Fri-Oct-13 Denver, CO-Gothic Theatre

Sat-Oct-14 Boulder, Co- Boulder Theatre

Sun-Oct-15 OFF

Mon-Oct-16 Alb / Santa Fe

Tue-Oct-17 OFF / AZ w. Beatnuts ** TBC

Wed – Oct-18 AZ w. Beatnuts **TBC

Thu-Oct-19 San Diego-4th & B

Fri-Oct-20 LA – El Rey

Sat-Oct-21 Santa Barbbera

Sun-Oct-22 San Luis Obispo-SLO Brewing

Mon-Oct-23 San Francisco-Slims

Tue-Oct-24 OFF

Wed-Oct-25 Sparks, NV-New Oasis

Thu-Oct-26 OFF

Fri-Oct-27 Bend, OR-Domino Room

Sat-Oct-28 Portland-Berbatti’s

Sun-Oct-29 Seattle- Neumos

Mon-Oct-30 Spokane TBC

Tue- Oct-31 Missoula

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