Well I'm back in Canada after a week vacation in Mexico with my fiance. Time to get back to work promoting my upcoming release 'Aud Man Out; The Album'. The pre-order will be available a week from today on my bandcamp page, and that same day March 30th, I'll be dropping a new music video I shot on my trip in Huatulco, Mexico.
This April I'll begin a rigorous promotional campaign for the new project with approximately 20 shows across Canada beginning April 22nd in Toronto as I showcase at Canadian Music Week. The next day i play Saskatoon with Apathy and Celph Titled, the 28th is my CD release party and also the hip-hop showcase entitled 'Respect The Elements 3', and then in May I play a bunch of shows in Saskatchewan and Alberta with Merkules, some headlining shows, and more. Right into June it'll be non stop movement playing shows, and then I'll dip into the US and keep it movin down south.
Keep it locked to my site and my socials for more info on some press, TV performances, album drop info and more! PEACE!
I can't say I've ever dropped two videos so close together, but it seemed like the right thing to do this time. I'm going to have a lot more video content this year. This new one, 'Hold On' , featuring my homie Rel McCoy, is the fourth video from my last ep 'Never Enough'. Likely the last video from that project, and i'll start bringing you visuals for the fresh new stuff off my new record 'Aud Man Out: The Album' which I release April 13th.
Check out the new video and share it with your friends for me. Thanks fam! PEACE!
As you may have seen on my socials or my videos page on the website, I have another new video ready that I'm releasing on Monday, Jan.30/2017. The video is for a crowd favorite off my last record, 'Never Enough' (available here ), entitled 'Walk'. The track was produced by my homie Factor Chandelier, and the video was a collaborative effort between my homie E-Flat, Frederico, Austin Barzetti, and myself. I've posted the video teaser below, check it out and make sure to be on the look out for the video on Monday, and share it on your socials for me!
Also, I have a few announcements regarding my upcoming albums, a big music festival I'll be playing, and my album release tour. As soon as I get the go ahead I'll share all that info with you guys too.
Thanks for the continuous support fam!
Finally, I had a chance to revamp cquelmc.com! As a self-managed artist and family man, sometimes keeping up with everything is a daunting task.
As those of you that follow me know, the last year was yet another crazy, busy year for Cquel. December 4th I got home from the last of 4 official Cquel tours that happened in 2016. For the year end run my good homie Rel McCoy (Toronto) and I co-headlined a tour that ran 17 dates between Ontario and British Columbia. The tour was a great success, most of the shows were incredible turnouts with a few sold out shows in there as well. Not bad for a couple indie hip-hop artists from Canada. Shout out to all the artists and promoters that helped us keep it movin!
Since then I've been back home getting this next album all wrapped up to release this April. The record has the same title as my crew, Aud Man Out. We are starting a movement, it's time to bring the positivity, love, and lyrical bravado back to hip-hop - and Aud Man Out is leading the way. I have this April release almost ready to go, and have also recorded a project with my homie Fabric for release later in 2017, and my crew mate Kurlz and I have a crazy mixtape coming soon as well. So needless to say, I've been busy. On top of all that, keep your ear to the ground for an album release tour coming through Canada and the US in the first half of 2017 as well.
Thanks for checkin in fam, much love and respect to you all. PEACE