Straight out of the deserts of El Paso, Artson is set to drop his new album Brave Star on April 20, 2018. The new album’s cover art is an ode to the Mos Def/Talib Kweli artwork for Black Star, the seminal album released 20 years ago. Based on the artwork alone, Artson isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel but pay homage to the artists that came before. That’s not to say the rapper that represents the Indigenous People of the North American continent doesn’t bring anything to the table. The man has skills that can’t be denied. The new album features several other renowned Native American emcees, including RedCloud, Quese IMC, Def-i and Wake Self. It takes you on a sonic journey, showcasing incredible lyricism, diversity, and perspective.
In anticipation of the new album, Artson premieres his new video for the title track. It’s a clever visual which gives listeners, and viewers, a look into his own dreams of rocking the mic and rocking the stage. The old B-boy perspective is in full effect.
April 13th – Los Angeles CA Listening Party @HIVEcalifornia 8-12am
April 18th – Los Angeles CA Green Chile Tour kick off @Universal bar and grill 9-1am
April 19th – Las Vegas NV Brave Star album release party @Ninja Karaoke 9-2am
April 20th – Phoenix AZ Brave Star Release Show @The Fireplace 8pm
April 21st – Las Cruces NM album release party @Barricade culture shop 6pm
April 22nd – El Paso TX Water protector Show @San Jacinto Plaza 9am-330pm
April 25th – El Paso TX @Club Here I Love You 8pm
April 27th – Albuquerque NM Gathering of MCs @Launch Pad 7pm
April 28th – Albuquerque NM Healing Circle @El Chante 12-6pm
April 28th – Albuquerque NM The Rebellion @El Chante 6pm
April 30th – Cortez CO @Blondies Trophy Room 930pm
May 2nd – Denver CO TBD
May 5th – Denver CO TBD
May 12th – Detroit MI TBD