About Blockhead

Hi, I'm Tony. but some people call me blockhead cause that's my rappity hip hop alias. I live in NYC and i have never driven a car. Sometimes i write obnoxious things but i'm only half serious so don't get sand in your vagina over any of it.

Upcoming tour dates! US and Overseas!

Hi there. Tis the season for me to hit the road. I’m writing this from Greece so you know it’s fancy. I start a two week jaunt in Europe/Russia/Tel Aviv tomorrow and then kick off a bunch of dates in North america in November and December.
Here are the Overseas dates:

And here is North America:

You may notice the Cleveland show got moved back. This is due to a minor scheduling issue and I’m psyched that it was able to get rebooked.
Also, if you live the States and are pissed cause i’m not playing where you live, rest easy. I’m working on a pretty extensive tour next year and hope to hit all sorts of places that this tour didn’t.
Hope to see you all there…with bells on.

Funeral Balloons is here!!!!


Every new album is like a new child. This album is my 7th child. Jesus , I’m old.
Anyway, I’ve been yapping about this for months and months now and the day is finally here. I just wanted to have a go to place where anyone interested in the album can find it. To stream or buy. Either way works for me. I only hope you enjoy it.
If you like your music digital, I gotchu…

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1266075153?ls=1&app=itunes

https://www.amazon.com/Funeral-Balloons-Blockhead/dp/B074FT4NSZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504844044&sr=8-1&keywords=blockhead+funeral+balloons

If you’re more of a hard copy kinda person, cd’s and vinyl are here for the buying as well…Here’s a few options

http://backwoodzstudioz.com/portfolio/store/#blockhead-artists

https://www.fatbeats.com/products/blockhead-funeral-balloons-2xlp

If you’re a streamer…I got you as well. All i ask is that, when you leave you home, play it on repeat so I can cash those .000004 cent checks and live the boss life I so desire.
https://open.spotify.com/album/0uDP1NIO6LwQisOF2C0Hxy

Lastly, I did an interview for Noisey. I talk honestly about what happened with ninja tune, what i think about NYC rap and how sampling is what I do, no matter what direction music keeps turning.
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/xwwnqk/blockheads-new-album-is-instrumental-hip-hop-for-the-enlightened-stoner

So, yeah! I hope you enjoy it. I’m hitting the road soon and I’ll post as many dates as I can gather once I have them all lined up…but for now…here’s what we got:

European dates and more US dates to be added soon but I figure it’s best to get these out now then just sit on them.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible. If I can be serious and corny for a moment, I’m really lucky that I get to make music for a living. And it’s thanks to you guys. So, thank you all for sticking with me over these years. I’ve been making music for 20 plus years now and I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing.

First single from Funeral Balloons is here! Peep “UFOMG”

September 8th is nearing (the release date of my new album “Funeral Balloons”) but I wanted to give you all a little taste before then. Picking what track to leak was tough cause I coulda gone many different directions. The album is nothing if not eclectic. I opted to go with a slightly off center choice. Basically, I don’t wanna show my hand for what this album is gonna be and this song is just weird enough to keep people guessing.
The good people over at HiphopDX premiered it earlier today but I figure I would put it up here as well cause, you know, this is my website and all.
So enjoy the song:

It’s also up on bandcamp. If you pre-order the album, you get the song now so that’s kinda cool, right?
I’d say so.
https://blockheadnyc.bandcamp.com/album/funeral-balloons

Funeral Balloons Pre orders are here!!! Also, “Known Unknowns” Instrumentals!

Well, it’s been a while but the time has finally arrived. My new album “Funeral Balloons” has been done for a while but , thanks to the good people at Backwoodz Studioz, it’s ready for Pre-order on vinyl and cassette. Not only that, You can even get a T-shirt (It’s a limited run though so , if you want one, hop on it).

Instead of retyping all the info, I’ll just post exactly what Backwoodz did, with links included


Link to Pre-orders:
http://backwoodzstudioz.com/portfolio/store/#blockhead-artists

Here’s the I-tunes preorder link for the digital version:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/funeral-balloons/id1266075153

 

On top of that, Backwoodz has also been kind enough to release the instrumentals to the recent album I did with Billy Woods , “Known Unknowns”. So, if you like those beats and want them all to yourself or if you’re one of those weirdos who doesn’t like rap music but likes my music, it’s your lucky day. This release is only being done digitally.
That is available RIGHT NOW! So, head on over to either of these two places to get them:
http://backwoodzstudioz.com/portfolio-item/blockhead-known-unknowns-the-instrumentals-digital/
https://blockheadnyc.bandcamp.com/album/known-unknowns-the-instrumentals

As for the digital release of my album, it will be dropping on September 8th (along with the vinyl and cd) and it will be available everywhere online you find your digital music.
Very excited for you guys to hear this album and I hope you enjoy it. More to come!
Also, US and European Tour dates are coming soon. Should be a fun fall!
Thanks,
Blockhead

Soundcloud messing with my shit…So i got free stuff for you.

So, every now and then, I get bored and amuse myself by remixing popular pop/rap songs. Often, the goal is to flip them on their ear and give people a different perspective on a song they , most likely, are completely tired of hearing. I gotta admit, I do generally like all the songs I remix though. You’re never too cool for a catchy pop song, breh.
Anyway, i got this email today from the good people at Soundcloud

As you can see…They got me (as is expected, legally) and threatened a 3 strike rule which would cancel my soundcloud. So, being the obedient pussy that I am, I preemptively deleted all the pop music remixes I’ve made to assure I don’t get the axe from soundcloud. While that’s a bummer for me (Soundcloud is an ideal place to post that kinda shit, outside the whole “It’s illegal” aspect) I figure I might as well throw them all in a folder and leave them here for any of you guys who might not have them.

As an added bonus, I remixed the Migos hit “Bad and Boujee” just now (literally just did it in the last half hour) cause, why not? It’s a curveball version , for sure. It’s in the folder below but, if you just want that song alone (or to just listen to is stream), here’s  a link to that:

http://www70.zippyshare.com/v/gpXTN1CH/file.html
So, here’s a little gift from me to you…It’s not much but it’s better than nothing, right? Enjoy!
https://www.sendspace.com/file/y154du
1)Bad and Boujee- Migoshead

2)Bad Liar Remix- Selena Gomezhead

3)Classic man Remix- Jidennahead

4)Hot N#gga- Bobby shmurdahead

5)I can’t feel my face- Weekndhead

6)Panda Remix- Desiignerhead

I remixed this Selena Gomez song for shits and giggles


Lemme give a little back story on this…
I was coming back to my crib in an uber the other day. The radio was playing and it was some random top 40 station. Song after song of inane bullshit kept playing to the point where I just kinda zoned out. Towards the end of my ride, a song came on that felt vaguely familiar. I knew this song…somehow. Turns out, it’s the new Selena Gomez song. It was familiar to be cause a)It samples The Talking heads b)I had actually heard it a few weeks earlier and noticed it as something somewhat interesting.
Let’s be honest, the song is cute. It’s catchy and not in an annoying way. It’s a…dare i say…GOOD song. I don’t fight that reality. I know it’s easy to turn your nose up at all pop music but, when someone does something right, you gotta give credit where it’s due.
So, yesterday, I’m sitting around and that song popped up somewhere and I thought “hmm…surely there is an acapella for this somewhere”. I was not wrong. One thing leads to another and I’m looking through beats that might work with the tempo and pitch. Well, I found one.
Remixing pop music is a lot of fun. Taking something that’s made to sound one way and turning it on it’s ear gives songs a new dynamic you’d never expect. In the case of “Bad liar”, I went with a super slow, sludgey fuzzed out psyche kinda feel. More Portishead than anything else.
It’s a slapped together job and the mix is, well, slapped together but fuck it. It’s summer and let me have my fun. Enjoy
So, here ya go:

DL LINK:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/2785h3