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“Hand Out My Pocket”

March 28, 2013
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“Hand Out My Pocket”

Eze Jackson, of the hip hop/jazz/experimental band Soul Cannon, just released “Hand Out My Pocket” a new single of solo material. Jackson says that the song, produced by BLKVIITH, is about the “woes of being black, working class, and viewed as a target for the rich to get richer.” You can listen here.
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Mania Music Group Adds a New Member: Eze Jackson, of Soul Cannon

June 17, 2011
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Mania Music Group Adds a New Member: Eze Jackson, of Soul Cannon

A week ago at Joe Squared, Kane Mayfield announced a new member of Mania Music Group: Eze Jackson of Soul Cannon. Right after a passionate mini- set from Mania’s Ron G, Jackson did a five-minute straight freestyle–in the truest sense of the word, without the accompaniment of a beat–that ended with a shout of...
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Party Like The New Year: Soul Cannon, the Get Em Mamis and Mania Music Group at the Windup Space, July 3

July 7, 2010
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Party Like The New Year: Soul Cannon, the Get Em Mamis and Mania Music Group at the Windup Space, July 3

The Windup Space doesn’t book hip-hop shows very often, but it’s proven that when it does, it gets it right. Saturday night’s bill was in many ways the perfect trio of acts to represent Baltimore rap at the venue: left-field and approachable enough for the Station North crowd, but still hip-hop to the core....
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Taking it to the Tweets: Mos Def one night; Amanda Blank the next

October 2, 2009
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Taking it to the Tweets: Mos Def one night; Amanda Blank the next

Whosane So an odd thing happened to me Sept. 16: I had my first real-time Twitter-based interface with a performing artist. Maybe that’s not that weird for some critics, but it was new to me. I was at Sonar for the Baltimore leg of Mos Def’s Ecstatic Tour, and I had been there since...
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Sight and Sound at Club Reality

August 21, 2009
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Sight and Sound at Club Reality

Soul Cannon | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam Thursday night’s event at Club Reality, un{FRAMED}, was billed as not just a show but an “experience,” using both the venue’s downstairs performance area and upstairs gallery. The union of visual art and music still had a bit of a slant toward the latter, however, since...
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Soul Cannon Give Themselves Some Hard Acts To Follow

April 28, 2008
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Soul Cannon Give Themselves Some Hard Acts To Follow

When local hip-hop band Soul Cannon played a release party for its new album at the Ottobar on Friday, it made a decision that could be interpreted as either really smart or really unwise: booking two opening bands that have fervent local followings and reputations as great live acts. Sure, the inclusion of Pittsburgh...
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