Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and composer and producer Adrian Younge have announced an extensive North American fall tour for their 10-piece ensemble The Midnight Hour. Younge and Muhammad created the score for the Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage and their newest project includes vocalists Loren Oden and Angela Muñoz as well as guitarist Jack Waterson.
"The Midnight Hour is black excellence," a release announcing the tour explains, describing the group as "an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. Performing with their jazz rhythm section and an orchestral section reminiscent of maestros such as David Axelrod and Quincy Jones, The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop.
Younge’s label Linear Labs is set to release the follow up album to The Midnight Hour’s self-titled 2018 debut this fall, as well as albums from Oden and Muñoz. Earlier this year, Linear Labs also released Waterson’s psych rock album "Adrian Younge presents Jack Waterson:"