Oakland-based rapper and producer Adam Carter (a.k.a. A-Plus) has been spitting rhymes and producing characteristically soulful tracks since the early ’80s, but he hasn’t released a solo album until now. My Last Good Deed is inspired by a conversation with his father, in which Carter delved deep into his personal difficulties.

The fact that Carter has never put out a record of his own is primarily because of his involvement with hip-hop legends Souls of Mischief, and more recently the Hieroglyphics collective and its label,Hiero Imperium. Such collaborations kept him so busy that writing as a solo artist didn’t come easily. One night, stuck in the studio and losing inspiration, Carter received a necessary dose of encouragement from a close friend. Unfortunately, that friend’s untimely death meant he would never see the completion of the album, an achievement Carter will have to process on his own.

My Last Good Deed is out May 1, 2007 on Hiero Imperium.

1. Intro
2. The One
3. A Plus
4. A Beautiful Thing
5. Patna Please
6. Whats Hatnin
7. My Last Good Deed
8. My Dub Song
9. Nothin Fake / The Ultimate
10. Goodtime Charlie
11. Kiss The Sky
12. Javelin
13. Far Away From Here
14. Right Quick
15. Outro

Although solo on the record, no hip-hop artist travels sans crew. Check out A-Plus and other Glyphics on tour.

Tour Dates
04/13 Nashville, TN: The Rutledge
04/14 Atlanta, GA: The Loft
04/15 Johnson City, TN: The Hideaway
04/18 Brooklyn, NY: Southpaw
04/19 Ottawa, ON: Heaven
04/20 Killington, VT: Tabu
04/21 Hamilton, ON: Pepper Jack Café
04/22 Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig
04/23 Chicago, IL: Abbey Pub
04/24 Milwaukee, WI: The Stonefly
04/26 Asheville, NC: The Emerald Lounge
04/27 Wilmington, NC: The Soapbox
04/28 Chapel Hill, NC: Cat’s Cradle
04/29 Greenville, SC: The Handlebar
04/30 New Orleans, LA: The Howlin Wolf
05/01 Jacksonville, FL: Thee Imperial
05/02 Fort Lauderdale, FL: Roxanne’s
05/03 Orlando, FL: The Firestone
05/04 Tampa, FL: The Orpheum