Mad ChildSwollen Members group member, Mad Child, announced this week that he’ll be releasing his solo debut, Dope Sick, in early 2011 through Suburban Noize.

The album was inspired by Mad Child ‘s ongoing battle with drug addiction and his descent into severe Oxycontin dependence.

For a first taste of solo Mad Child, he debuted a track titled “Hanging On By A Thread”, featuring a beat by Madlib, from his upcoming mixtape. It can be heard over at

His Swollen Members brother, Prevail, recently released his own solo release, an EP titled SpaseFase, in which the rapper details a journey into conspiracy and an expression of various topics, executed in a way that only Prevail could orchestrate.

“This project, which showcases the skills of both mc and producer, SpaseFase is a high energy, lyrically forward release that Swollen Members listeners will love,” Prevail said about the solo release. “We just shot a video for the song ‘Razorblades’ featuring Malia May and it looks amazing. This EP is quickly becoming an instant classic, so make sure you get it now on iTunes!”

Swollen Members will be touring throughout Canada in September and then launch a full US tour in November. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, Dagger Mouth, which is scheduled for early 2011 release.

Below are confirmed dates:

9/11 – Prince George, BC @ Roll-O-Dome
9/16 – Kelowna, BC @ Gotcha’s Nightclub
9/17 – Chilliwack, BC @ Echo Room
9/18 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar
9/19 – Nanaimo, BC @ Queens Hotel
9/23 – Calgary, AB @ Back Alley
9/24 – Lethbridge, AB @ Exhibition Park (Main Pavillion)
9/25 – Red Deer, AB @ Urban Rodeo
9/27 – Yorkton, SK @ Ultra
9/28 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
9/29 – Winkler, MB @ Morden Complex
9/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Tequilla Night Club
10/02 – Nelson, BC @ Royal Hotel