The cool thing about artists – specifically Hip-Hop artists – is whenever their birthday comes around, they feel obligated to give you, the listener, a gift. In any other walk of life, it’s the other way around. For Black Cobain’s 26th birthday (April 29), the Board Of Administration executive hand delivers his newest project, Cheers. As the follow up to 2011′s Young, Gifted & Black, Cheers features a collection of parts helping create the greater good. Hello Chi-City, Mark Henry, Tone P, Beat Billionaire and more all assist Cobain on the production and composition side while Wale, Jose Guapo, Shy Glizzy and even J. Holiday handle the features.
2012 has already been a busy year for Cobain which saw him apart of Wale’s Ambition tour as well as spending time performing in Europe for what resulted in an incredibly dope opportunity.
The Royal Ballet will premiere a new show at the Royal Opera House this Friday. Entitled ‘Carbon Life’ it features a score composed by Mark Ronson and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt. Devised by Wayne MacGregor, the RB’s resident choreographer since 2006, Boy George, US rapper Wale and Jonny Pierce of The Drums will all perform as part of an on-stage cast that also includes The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, alt-pop soloist Hero Fisher and American MC Black Cobain.
Support Black by downloading his birthday present to you. Just typing that sounds weird, but when good music is the result, it’s well worth the hard drive space.