Founder of the hip-hop label crew Hellfyre Club and a long-time host of Low End Theory, Los Angeles rapper James McCall, bka Nocando, is set to release his second album, Jimmy The Burnout, on March 18th. The crazy cut-up vox and jaunty rhythmics of this latest single, though, sound fresh and smart and quite the opposite of music you'd expect a true "burnout" to make, even as the rapper's words recall a kind of comically half-assed attempt to win over a woman who's already on another man's arm: I'm too old to break shit/ so your heart's safe. Jimmy the Burnout is out via Hellfyre Club/Alpha Pup. Dates for Nocando's March, Hellfyre Club Tour with Milo, Busdriver and Open Mike Eagle below.
Stream: Nocando, "Never Looked Better"
3/7 Boston, MA @ The Middle East
3/8 New Haven @ Stella Blues -
3/9 Washington, D.C. @ DC9 –
3/10 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor – Free Show
3/11 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory Room –
3/12 Nashville, TN @ Boheme Collectif -
3/19 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom -
3/20 Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress -
3/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint