Classified Drops New Mixtape and Video, Announces Canadian Tour

Classified Drops New Mixtape and Video, Announces Canadian Tour
Classified has been one of the East Coast's most prominent hip-hop exports for more than a decade, so it doesn't come as too much of a surprise that the rapper is kicking off his 2012 with a mixtape, music video and tour.

The mixtape is called The Joint Effort and, like the title suggests, it's a collaboration-heavy affair that includes guest spots from Royce da 5'9", B.o.B, Brother Ali, Chino XL, and more. It's more of a retrospective compilation than your average mixtape, and Classified described it on Facebook as "a mixtape of older songs/collabo's."

Download The Joint Effort here.

The mixtape includes the Joe Budden-featuring "Unusual," which is the latest single from Classfied's 2011 LP Hand Shakes and Middle Fingers. The new video for that melancholic track is at the bottom of the page.

Next month, Classified will also be crossing Canada to play shows in some impressively large venues. The month-plus outing will take him from the West Coast all the way to the Atlantic coast and back again. See the schedule below.

Tour dates:

2/10 Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place

2/11 Victoria, BC - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

2/13 Prince George, BC - Prince George CN Centre

2/14 Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Event Centre

2/16 Lethbridge, AB - Enmax Centre

2/17 Medicine Hat, AB - Medicine Hat Arena

2/18 Estevan, SK - Spectra Place

2/20 Thunder Bay, ON - Fort Williams Gardens

2/22 Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Arena

2/23 Kingston, ON - K-Rock Centre

2/24 Oshawa, ON - GM Centre

2/25 Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum

2/27 Barrie, ON - Molson Centre

2/28 Kitchener, ON - Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

2/29 London, ON - John Labatt Centre

3/1 Guelph, ON - Sleeman Centre

3/3 Windsor, ON - WFCU Centre

3/4 Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Memorial Centre

3/5 Quebec, QC - Pavillon de la Jeunesse

3/6 Halifax, NS - Halifax Metro Centre

3/8 Saint John's, NL - Mile One Centre

3/10 Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum

3/12 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre

3/13 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

3/14 Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place

3/17 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre

3/18 Regina, SK - Brandt Centre (Evraz Place)

3/19 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre

3/20 Calgary, AB - Saddledome

3/21 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place

3/24 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena