It’s been a busy few weeks for me with a bunch of loose music leaking out. New songs, remixes, collabs. Figured I’d throw them all in one post in case you missed any of it…Enjoy.
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.
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:
Here’s the I-tunes preorder link for the digital version:
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:
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!
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:
So, here’s a little gift from me to you…It’s not much but it’s better than nothing, right? Enjoy!
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
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:
Just wanted to alert you all that Billy Woods new album “Known unknowns” dropped last week and that you should cop it. Why, you may ask? Well, lemme tell you.
1)Woods is a fantastic rapper who will make you feel smart and dumb at the same time.
2)I did 16 beats on it
3)Aesop did the other 2
4)It features raps by Aesop, homeboy sandman, Elucid and Googie
5)It’s, quite honestly, some of my favorite music I’ve ever been involved in making. I’m very proud of this album and hope it gets the shine it deserves
So, yeah…cop dat!
It’s available all over (itunes, apple music, spotify, etc…)
here’s the bandcamp:
If you’re a hard copy kinda head, god bless your archaic soul cause there are cd’s and vinyl (as well as deals for all , and t-shirts) that can be found that the Backwoodz studios website (that’s woods label that put out this album)
Coming next…My new solo album “Funeral Balloons” , august 18th, also on Backwoodz studios. I’ll tell you more about that when the time is right though.
As you may know, Billy Woods has a new album dropping on June 9th called “Known Unknowns” on Backwoodz records. I did most of the beats (Aesop handled the rest), Today we premiered a new song featuring Aesop and Homeboy sandman (Shout out to Hiphopdx.com for the exclusive drop!).
Albums coming soon but hopefully this tide you over!