THE EVIL GENIUS UPDATE / TOUR DATES

green_lantern.jpgGreen Lantern initially came to prominence in the mixtape scene by consistently featuring exclusive self-produced music with hip-hop superstars like Jay-Z, The Beastie Boys, Mike Shinoda’s Fort Minor, D-Block, Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep and many more.  

In addition, Green Lantern was the first DJ to officially host mixtapes for Eminem’s Shady Records label.   Green’s vast accomplishments as a DJ and mixtape artist eventually lead to an acclaimed career as a proper music producer, which has since yielded Billboard hits such as “Number One Spot” by Ludacris and “In The Ghetto” by Busta Rhymes featuring Rick James, as well as the street hit from Akon “Ghetto” f/Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac and Uncle Murda’s “Bullet, Bullet.”   Recently, Green Lantern has lent his production to LP’s from D-Block, Nas (“Black President”) and Immortal Technique (among others) and he recently released two mixtapes; Nas’ controversial “Ni**er” mixtape and the soon to be released collaboration with Russell Simmons on the “Yes We Can” mixtape in support of Barack Obama’s bid for the 2008 Presidential campaign.   Green Lantern is one of the rising stars of today’s music landscape and he can also be heard every Monday night 10pm — 1am nationally on his Invasion Hip Hop Nation Sirius Satellite Radio show.

Green Lantern’s work with Rock Star games is equally impressive, as Green makes his official production album debut with the release of Liberty City Invasion: Music from and Inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV. Containing eight brand new tracks crafted exclusively for Green Lantern’s “Liberty City Invasion” radio show on the in-game radio station “The Beat”, as well as six new songs directly inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV; The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern has created an epic urban soundtrack.   This special album release features an incredible lineup of hip-hop, reggae and R&B superstars including heavyweights Busta Rhymes, Akon, Wyclef, Fat Joe, Styles P and Fabolous as well as up-and-coming artists Avado, Uncle Murder, Qadir, Johnny Polygon and more.

“The Grand Theft Auto games have always featured stunning soundtracks and the amount of eclectic music in Grand Theft Auto IV goes above and beyond anything we have been able to do before” said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games, “DJ Green Lantern’s contributions give the soundtrack a true New York flavor and we’re excited to be releasing his full album to fans.”

“From making mixtapes, to being on the radio, to touring with the biggest artists on the planet, and then for the biggest video game title to solicit me to create exclusive music is something most people could only dream about, it’s like a graduation,” said Green. “Rockstar Games understood what I bring to the table as far as not just presenting music, but creating music.”

Track Listing for “Liberty City Invasion” Grand Theft Auto IV (all tracks produced by DJ Green Lantern)

01). Intro
02). Styles P – What’s the Problem
03.) Busta Rhymes – Where’s My Money
04.) Wyclef, Uncle Murda & Mavado – Informer
05.) Joell Ortiz & Dante Hawkins – Alone
06.) Jim Jones & Juelz Santana – Bustin’ Shots
07.) Maino – Get Away Driver
08.) Uncle Murda – Anybody Can Get It
09.) Fabolous & Fat Joe – I’m So Fly
10.) Qadir — Nickname
11.) 38 Special, Fever & Dwayne – Streets Raised Me
12.) Clipse f/ Re-Up Gang – 9mm
13.) Heltah Skeltah f/ Buckshot – Can’t Trust Em
14.) Red Café – Stick’m
15.) Immortal Technique – Parole
16.) Tru Life – Wet Em Up
17.) Johnny Polygon – Price On Your Head

(Grand Theft Auto IV is currently available for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment system.)

Be sure to catch Green Lantern this summer on the 2008 Rock The Bells tour we he will serve as Nas’ official DJ and the tours main DJ.   In addition, Green Lantern will be featured on Nas’ “Jones Experience” tour that will also feature Talib Kweli and Jay Electronica.  

2008 Rock The Bell Tour Dates:

Sat 7/19 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 7/20 – Toronto, ON, CAN – Arrow Hall
Sat 7/26 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Sun 7/27 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sat 8/2 – Miami, FL – Bicentennial Park
Sun 8/3 – New York, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Sat 8/9 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Pavilion
Sat 8/16 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat 8/23 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sat 9/6 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre

2008 Dates for Nas’ “Jones Experience” Tour:

Tue 7/22- Montreal, Quebec- Metropolis
Thur 7/24- Burlington, VT- Higher Ground
Fri 7/25- New Haven, CT- Toad’s Place
Wed 7/30- Charleston, SC- Music Farm
Fri 8/8- Las Vegas, NV- House Of Blues
Fri 8/22- Park City, UT- Harry O’s
Sun 8/24- Dallas, TX- The Palladium
Mon 8/25- Houston, TX- Warehouse Live
Tue 8/26- Austin, TX- Stubbs Amphitheater
Thur 8/28- Cleveland, OH- House Of Blues
Fri 8/29- Detroit, MI- Chene Park
Sat 8/30- Champaign, IL- Canopy Club
Mon 9/1- Chicago, IL- House Of Blues
Wed 9/3- St. Louis, MO- The Pageant
Thur 9/4- Milwaukee, WI- The Rave
Fri 9/5- Minneapolis, MI- First Avenue

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