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B. Dolan is an explosive, confrontational hip-hop lyricist and performer from Providence, RI who first came on the scene in 2008. Starting with a lo-fi, apocalyptic concept record titled “The Failure,” Dolan floored listeners with tracks that were at turns personal, poetic, sweeping and strange. Years ahead of it’s time stylistically, it was released by Sage Francis’ Strange Famous imprint, where fans began slowly gravitating to the album and to Dolan’s intense live performances. One of those fans, producer Alias, would become the sole collaborator on Dolan’s 2010 follow up “Fallen House, Sunken City”, an underground rap opus that was praised by critics and fans alike, cementing Dolan’s place in the landscape.

Turning to hip-hop’s favorite unofficial format to explore different styles and experiment, Dolan then released a three part mixtape series titled “House of Bees vols. 1-3” Political mixtape tracks like “Film the Police,” “Which Side Are You On?” and “The Devil is Alive” would become some of the rapper’s biggest anthems, while an exhaustive worldwide tour schedule won an army of fans for the unlikely bearded emcee from the Northeast.

in 2015, Dolan upped the ante yet again by self-producing “KILL THE WOLF”, an entire LP with a cast of over 30 musicians, vocalists and beatmakers. This 5-year opus in the making reinforces Dolan’s status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer who’s dedicated as ever to vision and concept over fleeting hip-hop trends. “Kill The Wolf” features contributions from a diverse group of peers that included Kathleen Stubelek of the hardcore act Circle Takes the Square, Dave Lamb from Brown Bird, Buck 65 and Aesop Rock.

Since his signing to SFR, Dolan has toured exhaustively and internationally to win himself a devoted cult following. So far his continually shapeshifting presentation, outsider perspective, and masterful execution have kept them coming back. KILL THE WOLF TOUR 2016 is B. Dolan’s first headlining tour of North America. It begins this March and will continue throughout the year. INFO + TICKETS available here:

“ALRIGHT”is the first official video from KTW

“JAILBREAK” is the 2nd video from “Kill The Wolf”!

It would be easy for an album to go astray amidst such varying styles, but Dolan stays in firm command as the expert conductor, driving the album’s layered and visionary sound. “KILL THE WOLF” sets out with a goal of demolishing the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in a B. Dolan record; bringing the best techniques from his catalogue into a new era of production value by fusing live guitars, analog synths, violins and upright bass with formidable vocals and intricate lyrics.

“SAFETY THEATRE” is the third video from “Kill The Wolf”:

Five years after shaking the foundations of underground rap with his “Fallen House, Sunken City” LP, B. Dolan emerges from the earth, battle-tested, clear-eyed, and sharper than ever.

The time has come to Kill the Wolf.

“Kill The Wolf” is available on limited edition 2xLP Vinyl, SIGNED CD, Bloody-Red Cassette Tape, and MP3 Download here from SFRstore. 

The Kill The Wolf World Tour is happening NOW! Click here for the latest tour dates. 

Latest Blog Entry

February 8th, 2015

House of Bees 3 is Here! Track-by-Track Breakdown

Welcome B. Dolan & Buddy Peace‘s new baby to the world! HOUSE OF BEES 3 can be purchased in a variety of physical forms and packages here. All House of Bees Vol. 3 orders include an INSTANT MP3 Download! We’ve been waiting a long time time to let you hear some of these tracks and […]

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"Raw, confrontational, honest, and futuristic — exactly what hip-hop should be." - Vital Reverb

8 out of 10 - "The timing for this B. Dolan album could not be more crucial." - Popmatters

"B. Dolan brings nothing but rawest, socially conscious rhymes I’ve ever heard spit."

"Set to knock the dust off your boombox and slap you right out of your little sister’s pants." -

"Politically charged spit fire, flipping Milk D and EPMD colloquialisms towards an activist slant." - Impose Magazine

"Shotgun blasts of aggressively satirical lyrical ammunition" - DJ Booth (

"B. Dolan has cursed me with repeating the same lines over and over again in my head since I met him. Come to Jamaica, come to Dubai. Damn you, B. Dolan. Shit knocks." - El-P

"...Appealing even to those who don't share his political views, simply because Dolan is a compelling rapper who takes great care in his craft. A blitzkrieg of boom-bap raps, rock beats and experimental structures." - Ben Westhoff, CreativeLoafing

"[B. Dolan's Live Evel] is one of the most important hip-hop EPs in years."

"Through Dolan's vociferous fragments you can almost hear the world unravel." -The Boston Herald


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From the mind of B. Dolan, The MAKE RACISTS AFRAID AGAIN Hat is meant to express solidarity with those opposing racism, homophobia, and fascism worldwide.  Anywhere they rear their head, we will combat them.  It's that simple.

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