New song With Marq Spekt- Grilchy 808

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Hey! Peep the second single from my album with Marq Spekt “Grilchy 808″. The album, “Justplaywitit”, drops July 29th on Hipnott records!
This song is something very different for both Spekt and I. In fact, I can safely say you’ve never heard either of us involved in a track like this before. Instead of explaining it, just peep it:

Also, if you missed the first single “Sumofitsparts”, here it is:

Okay? okayyyyyy.

You like Nina Simone? Check this out. I did a little mix/mash/up/song

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For the last couple years , during live shows, i’ve been doing a variation of this Nina simone mash up. Basically, I took a bunch of different samples from her catalogue and made one song out of them. I’m bout ready to retire it from my live set so I figure I might as well release it into the world.


http://www32.zippyshare.com/v/63713526/file.html
I made downloading possible but there’s a limit at 100 so, just in case, here’s an alternate link to download it.

Enjoy!

Peep “Sumofitsparts” By Marq Spekt and I. Album coming soon!

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You may or may not be aware that rapper Marq Spekt and I have been making some music together over the last few years. We’ve had a few songs drop via video but here’s the first official leak off the album we did , Justplaywitit, called “Sumofitsparts”.
The album is set to drop july 29th on Hipnott records. Preorders are available on I-tunes and Bandcamp
Here’s the new song:

Also, here’s the press write up about it:

Hot off his 2011 collaboration album with Cunninlynguist producer Kno (“Machetevision”), Philly emcee MarQ Spekt teams up with New York producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock, Illogic, Murs, Atmosphere) for one of the grilchiest Hip Hop albums of 2014; JustPlayWitIt.

Representing a certain aggression that is lacking in today’s culture, JustPlayWitIt showcases MarQ Spekt’s bizzarly verbose wordplay over Blockheads’s sirty yet sophisticated production. MarQ Spekt throws a little dirt on the game with JustPlayWitIt; as he walks into the current house of Hip Hop, tracks mud on the rug, sits on the couch and puts his soiled boots up on the table.

and , shit, while I got you here, here’s a few songs Spekt and I have done together already

I’m real psyched for this album to drop. It something a little different from me and Spekt is a beast. Check it!

Peep this remix I did for Little People!

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Oh this, pic^ No Big deal. Just Little people and myself posing with a 7 foot tall man cat. Shout out to that guy.
Anyway, He and I met on tour and had a great time. From there a friendship was born and from that friendship (and mutual respect for each others work) , this remix was birthed.
It’s the premier songs from his upcoming Remix album called “We are but hunks of wood remixes”. Peep “Wonderland” Featuring the talented January Thompson.

Peep this remix I did for The Skins!

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while the name “The Skins” might be a familiar name to you. They’re a brooklyn based band that’s very likely going to be all over the place in the near future that I’ve been big upping for a whine now. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, hanging and working with them. For more info (and a free mix I made of random hip hop) read this:
http://phatfriend.com/2013/10/16/a-mix-for-the-youth/

As for this Remix, I did it a while back and honestly just want people to hear it already. I’m not the most patient guy on earth. It’s a definite departure from the original but, hey, that tends to happen when a hip hop beat maker remixes a rock song. Anyway, Enjoy.
Here’s a download link if you’d like to own this song as your very own (for FREE!)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/n34brv

If you’re feeling the skins, like them on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/theskinsband

Peep this remix I did!

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Wildlight is a project by San francisco based electronic artist The Polish Ambassador. I had the pleasure of touring with him a while back and , when he asked me to do a remix for his “Wildlight” , It was a no brainer. Here’s the remix I did:

If you want to hear the rest of the album and download it (it’s a “name your price” deal) then go here:
http://thepolishambassador.bandcamp.com/album/hers-was-as-thunder-remixes

Enjoy!

So many remixes…More gifts.

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I don’t know what it is about this new year that’s got me in the giving mood. Yesterday was an old Aesop demo and today, I give you this…a 20 track compilation of remixes I’ve done over the years. Some are rappers, some are singers and some are old soul songs I felt like putting a new spin on. As a thank you to all my readers and supporters , I give you this. Hopefully , there will be songs you’ve never heard or have been looking for. Enjoy!

Blockhead Remixes galore!
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1)Bring it on: Organized Konfusion
2)A dream: Donny Hathaway
3)Footdown: Del the funkee Homosapian
4)Nobody’s fault: Nina Simone
5)Paper Float: Cassettes Won’t Listen
6)69 Guns: Rival Schools
7)Baking Soda:Hangar 18
8)Benjiman segal: Nacho Picasso
9)DMCA: Billy Woods
10)Black Arc: Armand Hammer
11)Go there: Chin Chin
12)Hot Knife: Fiona Apple
13)Limelighters: Aesop Feat. Camp Lo
14)Look Alive: Despot
15)Lord knows: Double AB Feat Roc Marciano
16)Meter Feeder: Hail Mary Mallon
17)New folk songs for new buildings:Freshkills
18)Omega 3: Cult favorite Feat Billy Woods
19)Radio dial: PRemRock & Willie green
20)Tinsletown: Billy Woods Feat Marq Spekt and LoDeck

A gift from Aesop Rock and I to ring in the new year

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Turns out, Aesop and I had another lost song laying around. Who knew? Turns out, it’s kinda fun. It’s a song called “Try not to die” and it’s from around 2000. Pre-labor days/post Float era.
While I can see why we never released it, it’s definitely something I feel fans of Aesop will be into.
Check it out over at Aesop’s website 900Bats.com
It’s streaming and you can download it.
http://900bats.com/2014/free-mp3-from-aesop-rock-and-blockhead-2/

Phat Friend year in review 2013

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Wow, what a year it’s been? Remember that thing that happened? oh, and that other thing where that guy did stuff and people were all like “oohhhhhh!”. unforgettable. We will never be the same. Well, like every other blog on earth, it’s time for me to round this year up. Unlike those other blogs though, I’m not here to give you my top five albums and singles and blah blah blah cause , honestly, those lists read more like “The ten albums I heard enough of this year to have an opinion on”. If you read this blog with regularity, you probably know what I liked this year so it would be repetitive. Also, artist made music lists are the worst cause most of spend half the list putting albums our friends made that we barely even listened to. So forget all that. This is about this blog and the stuff that was on it this year. A huge “In case you missed it…”.
So, wasting no time, let’s get it covered.

Most read articles
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This is a funny category cause it’s fueled by peoples creepy google habits. A few of these are here on their own merit but, let’s be honest, a few others are here cause people are looking for porn. To be clear, these are the columns I wrote this year that got the most hits.

Emily Ratajkowski will ruin my life
http://phatfriend.com/2013/04/03/emily-ratajkowski-will-ruin-my-life/

I hooked up with riff raff part 1 (of three)
http://phatfriend.com/2013/06/12/i-hooked-up-with-riff-raff-part-1/

Hey guys, let’s not make Yung Lean a thing, okay?
http://phatfriend.com/2013/07/24/hey-guys-lets-not-make-yung-lean-a-thing-okay/

Porn star Questionnaire w/ Angel Del Ray
http://phatfriend.com/2013/10/23/the-porn-star-questionnaire-angel-del-ray/

Talking about my cancelled shows in europe and passport problems
http://phatfriend.com/2013/12/05/shitty-news-my-shows-in-munich-and-kiev-are-cancelled-heres-why/

So, yeah…those got read A LOT this year. For better or worse. However, I have my own personal favorite things I wrote this year so here are my personal top 5 posts of the year. If you like reading hastily written rants/stories with questionable spelling and grammar, today is your lucky day. This blog is a great time waster and posts like these are the heart and soul of the operation.

My personal Top 5 Posts
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You and your kids

http://phatfriend.com/2013/01/10/you-and-your-kids/

My neighbor: Livin’ la vida loca
http://phatfriend.com/2013/05/15/my-neighbor-livin-la-vida-loca/

How to be an asshole online
http://phatfriend.com/2013/06/05/how-to-be-an-asshole-online/

The best/worst idea of all time
http://phatfriend.com/2013/09/19/the-bestworst-idea-of-all-time/

50 shades of shame
http://phatfriend.com/2013/09/04/50-shades-of-shame/

Free mixes!
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I don’t do it as often as I used to but, every now and then, I’ll throw together a little compilation of music I love and give it away. Here are all of those I did this year. Free music! Download them again…for the first time!

My old 12′s Vol. 1
http://phatfriend.com/2013/12/12/my-old-hip-hop-12s-in-the-form-of-a-compilation-part-1/

My old 12′s Vol. 2

http://phatfriend.com/2013/12/24/my-old-hip-hop-12s-in-the-form-of-a-compilation-vol-2/

A mix for the youth
http://phatfriend.com/2013/10/16/a-mix-for-the-youth/

Tony Bones: A look back at someone you’ve probably never heard of
http://phatfriend.com/2013/01/09/tony-bones-a-look-back-at-someone-you-probably-never-heard-of/

The weekly columns
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Listen, I gotta create content somehow. One of the ways I do that is by having columns that come back every week or two. Some more than others. Here are those columns with the most hits from this year.

Answers for Questions
http://phatfriend.com/2013/08/26/answers-for-questions-vol-150/

Fuck marry kill
http://phatfriend.com/2013/02/21/fuckmarrykill-vol-19/

Ask Dr. Tony
http://phatfriend.com/2013/05/01/ask-dr-tony-vol-26/

Yay or nay
http://phatfriend.com/2013/10/03/yay-or-nay-this-pusha-t-song-that-sounds-like-mase/

Music I released this year
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Oh yeah…I make music for a living. And this year was actually pretty prolific. I produced a few full length albums and a few ep’s. I even made a short compilation of me rapping from when I was younger and gave it away on this blog (poor life choice on my part). So, here are all the albums I dropped this year and the info you need about them.

Illogic:After Capture Ep
http://phatfriend.com/2013/12/18/new-ep-with-illogic-and-new-armand-hammer-remix/

Billy woods: Dour candy
http://phatfriend.com/2013/07/02/dour-candy-by-billy-woods-and-myself-is-here/

Illogic: Capture the sun LP
http://phatfriend.com/2013/04/16/capture-the-sun-is-out-today/

Other Ep’s I did with Illogic
http://phatfriend.com/2013/03/07/illogicblockhead-round-up/

Blockhead: The Rapper
http://phatfriend.com/2013/03/20/blockhead-the-rapper/

And that’s about it. Have a good new year and I’ll see you on the flip tip. Also, Don’t drink and drive, guys. Just drink.