Yes, I do still work with rappers

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I’ve been on tour the majority of the last few months and a question that keeps coming up from random people is “Are you ever gonna work with mc’s again?” to which i reply “Actually…”
Turns out, I’ve been making tons of music with rappers over the last 4 years or so and a lot of people haven’t really noticed. Granted, I can’t really knock them for that cause the projects haven’t been huge name artists but more rappers I personally fuck with as a person and a fan. Labors of love and respect. I figure I might as well just give the heads up to all those asking cause there is , in fact, lots of music I’ve done with MC’s. Entire albums produced by me, in fact. As well as some one offs here and there.
I’ll also add, I’m working on a compilation album that I plan dropping before my next full length that will feature rappers, singers and instrumental songs. It will be a free release too so get your wallets out and then immediately put them back in your pocket.
Anyway, here’s a quick refresher course of the albums I’ve done with rappers. Included are links but know that, if you wanna support and buy the album and the website i direct you to is not one you typically use, all these albums (with exception of the Ep’s with Illogic) are available EVERYWHERE digitally. I-tunes, amazon, etc as well spotify for streaming.
So, let’s start with Illogic.
Illogic is an incredibly gifted mc from Columbus, Ohio who I’ve been down with since before Def Jox existed. He worked with Aesop , as well as Atmosphere, Blueprint and ton of other talents. A few year back he hit me up asked if I wanted to do a project together and I jumped at the opportunity. Turns out…we were both in highly prolific points in our lives and we churned out an full length album and 3 Ep’s. So, we got MAD music together including two lead up EP’s to the full length and prologue EP we dropped afterwards.



https://illogic.bandcamp.com/album/preparing-for-capture

https://illogic.bandcamp.com/album/preparing-for-capture-2

https://illogic.bandcamp.com/album/capture-the-sun

https://illogic.bandcamp.com/album/after-capture

Next up, We got Billy Woods. Woods is a brooklyn based MC I was a huge fan of before i even met him. We got linked up through friends in common and immediately hit it off. We made the album “Dour Candy” soon after that and are currently finishing up another album together (Mostly produced by me but with a special guest producer on a couple tracks) that should be out next year.


https://www.amazon.com/Dour-Candy-BILLY-WOODS/dp/B00D9Q8NJW

Next we got Marq Spekt. He’s originally from philly and a guy I’ve been a fan of since the early 2000’s. He was one of those dudes that everyone I knew knew but I had never met before. I forget how it happened but we linked up and decided to do an album together out of mutual respect and admiration for each others work. We got two albums together on HipNott Records , the newest actually dropped pretty recently


https://marqspekt.bandcamp.com/album/justplaywitit
https://marqspekt.bandcamp.com/album/keep-playin

There’s also a few loosies I’ve done with various artists over the years you might have missed:
Lice (Aesop & Homeboy Sandman)- Environmental studies

Open Mike eagle- Billy’s Quagmire

Red Pill- Darlin’

Sum- Oblivion

Premrock- Criminal Childish

Premrock- Let me see your tongue

Sir Jarlsberg Ft. Aesop, lateef, Blockhead, Kimya dawson, Baby Dayliner and more- All’s Faire

Googie- Big mouth arcade

Googie- Googie Architecture

And shit…while I got you here, did you know I made an album as a part of a group called The Mighty Jones? It’s me on beats, two female vocalists and live guitar and bass. If you’re not so much a hip hop fan but like my beats and singing…this one should speak to your soul. This song in the video below is actually not even released but will be soon.

https://themightyjones.bandcamp.com/releases

So, there you have. I may have even forgotten a few things but that’s the answer to anyone who’s wondered if I still make music with other people. A resounding yes with much more to come.

“Keep Playin” By Marq Spekt (produced by me) drops today!!!

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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:

You can buy it at all these wonderful locations. ENJOY!!!
https://marqspekt.bandcamp.com/album/keep-playin
https://www.undergroundhiphop.com/products/marq-spekt-and-blockhead-keep-playin-cd
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/keep-playin/id1134789221

New Song with MarQ Spekt Featuring Conway, HPone and Da Buze Bruvas!

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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!

If you wanna buy it, it’s a buck at bandcamp:
https://marqspekt.bandcamp.com/track/point-break-feat-conway-hpone-buze-bruvaz

Aiiiight!

New track with Marq Spekt, Aesop Rock and Open Mike Eagle!

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Last week, Marq Spekt and I released our album “Justplaywitit” on Hipnott Records.I had mentioned a bonus track coming down the pipe featuring some special guests.
I told you it was coming! So, here’s a little extra treat. In all honesty, this wasn’t even a bonus track that we left off the album. Nope. It was a song specifically made to give to you guys after “Playwitit”dropped.
So, enjoy!

You can download it from the soundcloud page but, just in case, here’s an alternate link:
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/35699248/file.html

Also, While I got you hear, my boys Armand Hammer (Billy Woods and Elucid) dropped a new EP today called “Furtive Moments”. I did a track on there , as well as the bonus track on the vinyl.
Check it out:
http://backwoodzstudioz.com/portfolio-item/armand-hammer-furtive-movements-ep-colored-vinyl/

“Justplaywitit” by Marq Spekt and I is out Today! Peep it! New Video as well!

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It’s been a busy past few years for me as I’ve been getting back into the swing of things working with MC’s. I did a bunch of ep’s and an album with Illogic, an album with Billy Woods, and now, an album with Philly rapper Marq Spekt. It’s called “Justplaywitit” and it comes out today on Hipnott records. I’m really excited for y’all to peep it. Definitely something different from both Spekt and myself.
Here’s all the info you need-
It’s streaming here:
http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/marq-spekt-blockhead-justplaywitit

You can get the digital release here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/justplaywitit/id885595223
http://hipnottrecords.bandcamp.com/album/justplaywitit
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LVGBR2C/ref=mu_dm_alb_dp
http://www.junodownload.com/products/marq-spekt-blockhead-justplaywitit/2533222-02/

And, if you’re one of those brave soldiers who still buys physical copies, god bless you and here’s where you can get those:
http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/marq-spekt-blockhead-justplaywitit/HNR032CD/
http://www.fatbeats.com/products/marqspekt-blockheadjustplaywititcd
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=9292229
http://www.ccmusic.com/music/cd/3863837/marq-spekt-blockhead-justplaywitit
http://www.amazon.com/JustPlayWitIt-MarQ-Spekt-Blockhead/dp/B00L3KYWGO
http://www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/marq-spekt-and-blockhead-justplaywitit-375506
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/justplaywitit-cd/25543434.p?id=3272738&skuId=25543434

Last , but not least, here’s the brand new video for the first single, “Sum of it’s parts”. Enjoy!

Oh, and we got a treat for you coming in a week or so. An extra track that features Aesop rock and Open Mike Eagle. Keep an eye out for that!
Also, to people curious about my next solo album, it’s coming. I’m planning on making a announcement when everything is officially solidified (in terms of dates) so, just know, it’s coming soon…

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.

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!