From his open mic poetry days in NYC to ripping mics at the earth-shattering Church of Love and Ruin shows, B. Dolan has always used his platform and his art to rally against a host of evils plaguing modern man. Falling in line with the ethos of the Church festival, which recently celebrated its second year tearing through the northeast, Dolan’s “Which Side Are You On?” is a battle cry against small-minded hatred. Hip hop has been viewed as a homophobic art form for far too long. One need look no further than the Busta Rhymes interview clip featured in Dolan’s video for a taste of such ignorance. Along with the only footage of the arrest of Leslie Feinberg, a prominent transgender activist who tagged the Minneapolis City Jail is solidarity with Cece McDonald, Atmosphere‘s Slug makes a cameo marching alongside Dolan.
“Which Side Are You On?” is taken from Dolan’s House of Bees Vol. 2 mixtape, available now on Strange Famous Records. His Church of Love and Ruin tour, featuring Sage Francis on select shows, is currently making its way through the UK, with remaining dates listed after the video.
SEP 1 – MILTON KEYNES, UK – CRAUFORD ARMS (B. DOLAN ONLY, EXTENDED SOLO SET)
SEP 2 – BRISTOL, UK – THE CROFT (B. DOLAN ONLY, EXTENDED SOLO SET)
Tickets and Info: http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/
SEP 3 - LONDON, UK - at “JAZZ CAFE”
SEP 4 - LIVERPOOL, UK - at “KAZIMIER”
Tickets and info: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_northwest&query=detail&event=519213
SEP 5 - BIRMINGHAM, UK - at “HMV INSTITUTE”
Tickets and info: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_midlands&query=detail&event=519030
SEP 6 - READING, UK - at “SUB89″ (ft. headlining set from SAGE FRANCIS)
Tickets and info: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/176740
SEP 7 - BRIGHTON, UK - at “Coalition” (ft. headlining set from SAGE FRANCIS)
Tickets and info: http://www.seetickets.com/Event/B-DOLAN-PRESENTS-THE-CHURCH-OF-LOVE-RUIN/Coalition/653799
SEP 9 - BESTIVAL - at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight
Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Scroobius Pip all performing solo sets.
Tickets and info: http://www.bestival.net