Recently, acclaimed New Orleans-based future funk collective Naughty Professor released their highly-anticipated new album, Identity. Available now on all digital service providers, Identity can also be purchased physically as a CD/DVD bundle, which includes in-studio footage of every track on the album, here.
Mixed by Grammy-Award winning producer Qmillion (Robert Glasper’s “Black Radio” Vol. 1 & 2), Naughty Professor raises the stakes on Identity. Where their prior releases showcased the group's knack for self-contained instrumentals, Identity finds the band teaming with a stellar assortment of more than a dozen cutting-edge collaborators, including David Shaw of the Revivalists, Charli 2na of Jurassic 5, Ivan Neville, Benny Bloom, Mike Dillon, members of The Soul Rebels, and others lending vocal, instrumental and compositional contributions. The result finds Naughty Professor expanding their music into exciting new territory.
Recently named an “On the Verge” artist by Relix Magazine, Naughty Professor has previously released three singles from Identity. First single “Stray” featuring David Shaw of The Revivalists on vocals, was praised by New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine. Of the song, they stated, “The Revivalists frontman’s smooth, soulful style is a great fit for Naughty Professor’s laid back energy,” while Live Music Daily described, “What we hear and see in this video is the longevity of New Orleans’ musicians producing music that touches the heart and soul and pulls at the emotions of the human heart. Also released is the politically charged anthem “Darker Daze” featuring legendary hip-hop vocalist Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and fellow New Orleans musician Dexter Gilmore -- and most recently “Without a Trace” featuring Eric Benny Bloom of Lettuce.
Naughty Professor is about to embark on a comprehensive North American album release tour. Kicking off in Park City, UT on July 6th, Naughty Professor will hit over 30 cities across the country, including shows in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. All confirmed dates are below with more to be announced soon.
Thursday, August 17 @ 8:00 PM (Doors @ 7:30 PM)
w/ Maceo Parker
1135 13th Street Boulder, CO
Tickets $25.00 ADV, $30.00 DOS / All Ages
For more information, please contact 303-443-3399 or visit www.foxtheatre.com
Friday, August 18 @ 9:00 PM (Doors @ 8:00 PM)
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
w/ JoJo's Slim Wednesday feat. John "JoJo" Hermann of Widespread Panic
2637 Welton Street Denver, CO
Tickets $20 ADV, $25 DOS / Ages 16+
For more information, please contact 303-297-1772 or visit www.cervantesmasterpiece.com