I’m about to hit the road and do some shows in select places over the next few months. You should come to my shows if you happen to live in the area cause…why the fuck not?
Here are my US dates this month with Lusine
And in November, I head out to Europe. I’ll have more info on these soon, but for now, this is your warning!
November 10th: Ghent, Belgium @Lux ballroom
November 11th London, UK @Red Gallery
November 12th Poznan, Poland @Project Lab
2 Days offfffff
November 16th Bratislava, Slovakia @Nu Spirit
November 17th Budapest,Hungary, @Ötkert,
November 18th Berlin, Germany @Yaam
November 19th Athens,Greece, @Six Dogs,
A while back, I wrote a “yay or nay” column about Googie. He’s a Jersey born, Queens based rapper with a relentless style and dominating presence.
What had happened was , I was at a show , chilling by the bar , waiting for Billy woods to go on and heard this dude absolutely murdering it on stage. It was that rare moment were an opening act really caught my attention. That man was Googie. I had met him that night and seen him around a few times after that. Well, he’s finally released a proper album and it was my pleasure to do a couple tracks on it.
Check out the whole album right here: https://wearethekarmakids.bandcamp.com/album/tis-what-tis
Here’s one of the tracks I did off it. Good stuff.
My Buddy Marq Spekt and have been working together for a few years now. A little while back we dropped an album called “Justplaywitit” on Hipp Nott Records. Today, we release the follow up “Keep Playing”. Real excited about this. If you like no bullshit rapping and , well, my beats then you are in for a treat.
It’s available today all over. Here it is, streaming on bandcamp:
And you thought this blog was done…Nope. Like I said…when I got stuff to share I will.. Now is one of those times.
Here’s a spanking new song I did with MarQ Spekt from his upcoming album (which i produced entirely) called “Keep playin”. The album drops in august on Hipnott records. We did another album together last year called “JustPlaywitit” that I think you should check out if you missed it.
This song is a special one as it features the talents of Conway, HPone and Da Buze Bruvas. This is some tough shit. Don’t sleep. Enjoy!
Baby Dayliner is a singer/songwriter/producer from NYC that’s been doing innovative shit for the last 15 plus years. He’s also mixed a few of my albums and played live instruments on them as well. He’s put out two amazing solo albums on Brassland records and it gearing up to drop some new music onto the world after some time off.
The first taste is a two sided ep shared with artist Fusilier. Dayliner has two songs. One is a song he never properly released called “You push I’ll go” . It’s been around for a while and is a personal favorite of mine. The new song “Don’t ghost me” is over one of my beats and it’s about the uncertainty of online dating. Something many of us can relate to, no doubt. Check it out and also look back into his older catalogue. You might not realize but some of your favorite rappers listen to this dude on the regular.
It’s been a while since I posted a Sir Jarlsberg video but he just dropped a timely new video on Biggie’s B-day a few days ago that’s too good to not share.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Sir Jarlsberg, he’s a rapping man from the Medieval times who tells all sorts of tales and travels with a crew of merry misfits. A steed, a maiden, a gnome and a scumbag drunk, to name a few. In real life, Sir Jarlsberg is Jeremy Gibson , who was the other half of my old comedy group “The Party Fun Action Committee”, as well as the bassist in my side project The Mighty Jones.
It’s hard to really explain Sir Jarlsberg but I think it’s best if I just direct you to his Bandcamp page cause he’s got two albums of insane music , well as a bunch of loosies. If you’re into extremely weird, funny things…I can’t recommend this enough. He even did a posse cut featuring the voices of Aesop, Lateef the Tru Speaker, Kimya dawson, Myself and Baby Dayliner.
Annnnyway…Check out his new Video “Nectary”, which is a parody of Biggie’s “Juicy”…It’s pretty much everything.
While you’re here, check out his last video which is a demented ode to NYC public access tv from the 90’s
Elucid is a Brooklyn MC and possibly one of the more underrated rappers out right now. If you’re familiar with this blog, you’ve probably seen his name pop up a few times, along side Billy Woods. While he’s far from typical and might not appeal to the more mainstream ears , he’s got a style and approach that is truly his own thing. It’s kinda that new-new york sound. he recently put out a fantastic album called “Save Yourself” on Backwoodz Studios and I was fortunate enough to get to remix a song from the album. Here it is:
Don’t forget to peep (and buy) the whole album. Definitely worth the money:
In case you don’t know, Aesop just dropped his new album “The impossible Kid” on Rhymesayers last week. If you have missed it, you are fucking up cause it’s a really great album and should be ingested by all. You can get it all over the place but, if you’d like the two bonus tracks, I suggest you make the purchase from here: http://fifthelementonline.com/products/aesop-rock-the-impossible-kid
Yes, that’s right…BONUSSSSS. You get “Syrup” featuring Homeboy sandman and Open Mike Eagle as well as this remix i did for the song “Dorks”. That song you can also listen to streaming right here…
Oh hey…while i got you here…figured I’d just throw a bunch of new-ish remixes and random little joints I’ve done that are on my soundcloud page. Why not? Perhaps you missed one or two of these. Better late than never, right?
So, apparently, Desiigners song “Panda” has over taken Rihanna’s “Work” as the #1 song in america. This is just a coincidence cause I’ve been tinkering with a remix idea of this song for a while. Now, half of you will see I remixed this and come at me like “but whyyyyy?!?!?!?”. The other half will be like “Oh cool…”
For the first group of people, lemme explain.
I’m not here to make excuses. Fuck that. I’mma be straight up and say I like “Panda”. I would never remix a song I actively dislike. Not only that but I think Desiigner raps his ass off. Sure, it’s one short verse , sandwiched between two choruses that are about as long as said verse. I hear a lot of people complaining about how he sounds like Future. Well, I’m sure he does. i don’t really check for Future. The stuff i have heard didn’t move me and I can honestly say, at no point, have I heard Future rap like Desiigner does during his one verse in the middle of this song. Keep in mind, I’m not too schooled on Future so it’s possible it exists. I simply haven’t heard it. I see the similarities in aesthetic but that’s about it. But, back to Desiigner…to all you people rolling their eyes at the idea of even listening to this kinda thing, yet you claim to be into some weirdo rap…His verse on this song is some straight out of project blowed abstract rap flow kinda shit. Sure, I can’t make out most of the words and , topically, i doubt it’s anything special but my point is…the dude can flow. At the very least, you gotta give him that. That’s what popped out to me when I finally gave this song a chance. That and the hook is catchy. Sorry…it is. I hate that I have to even write this kinda shit but I feel like I know my readership well enough to know how closed off some of you are from even allowing yourself to like some shit like this.
So, yeah…Here’s my remix. It’s an old beat i was sitting on for a while that never found a home. A little latin flavor…kinda.
Enjoy…and the download link is below the soundcloud
I always enjoy doing these polls to get an idea where the readers tastes fall at the moment. Sometimes you guys surprise me, other times, you fall right into my trap. So, without any leading or angling, I present some songs for you to check out. Please try and check them all before making your vote. Cause that’s democracy. In Fact, VOTE FOR TWO SONGS. Just to keep it interesting.
(I fully expect Schoolboy Q to run away with this and probably shouldn’t have even made it an option but I’ll be curious to see what comes in second place)