araabMUZIK, the “MVP of the MPC,” wowed us 2 years ago with his production skill on his Electronic Dream album, and has had some quality releases since. But his live on-the-fly flips of electronic tracks quickly turned him into the one to cross-pollinate hip-hop style with electronic flare, and he has been on a steady stream of tour dates.
There was an attempt to rob araabMUZIK of his jewelry (which had been showcased in a THUMP feature a few weeks ago) while he was walking around his neighborhood a couple of weeks ago, and he was shot in the process. He’s on the mend, but obviously has to cancel a small number of dates. We’re hoping that he’s well enough to return to the grind by June, and glad that he is taking care of himself. His shows must be physically demanding, as he’s pounding on his machine for lengths of time. We can only hope he waits to get cleared by a medical professional before jumping back to work.
AraabMuzik will not be performing at the following shows:
May 18th – The University of Chicago
May 23rd – Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
May 24th – The Backyard, Austin, TX
May 25th – The Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX
May 31st – Wakarusa, Ozark, AR
June 1st – Borgata, New Jersey, NJ