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Archive for June, 2012

Keb0 “Drifting” video

Yo the homie keb0 came thru with the STOOOOPID ILL video for the song “Drifting”. This is a song off the new EP were working on ( which by far is our BEST collab ever ) When i made this beat i felt it was mad dope already but it wasnt my favorite beat from the EP ( wait till you hear the rest of the joints i gave him ) but when homie blazed the rhyme and hook over it i was floored. No…………………….i mean FLOORED. He killed it so much it became one of our favorites after that. Seeing the video for the first time really hit me like wow cause it came together with the vibe of the song so flawlessly and it makes me like the song even more. Shout out to the director Sam Mirpoorian for doing the damn thing.


Praverb.net interview

The big homie over at Praverb.net graced me with the opportunity to do an interview. He kept the questions funky. Fun interview to do for sure.

Shout out to Praverb.net for all the fly info put up for all us indie cats on our grind. Very informative site for sure and provides a lot of great reads that sparks up the hustle right.

Peep the interview here

http://www.praverb.net/2012/06/5-ways-to-establish-your-brand-with.html


The Regiment “That’s Hip Hop”

Detroit & MD connection = LIVE MUSIC. These cats KILLED this damn beat. One of my favorite joints i ever did. Off the new J Love hosted “On the Verge” mixtape. I knew that beat was crazy when i made it. A beat i make is just another beat to me cause i make so many and its usually when i hear the vocals on top that it really comes to life for me but there are always those one where i’m like WHOA. I loved the beat already but when i heard what THEY did over it i was blown away. They brought it to life only to kill it brutally. Everyone i played it for was going apeshit like “yo they went in like SWAT”.  Salute to the Regiment all day ( DJ Premier shouted them out crazy for a reason yall. Check out the album “The Panic Button” as well to see why )

http://istandardproducers.com/istandard-blog/the-regiment-thats-hip-hop-prod-tokyo-cigar-audio/


The Plexiglass Fountain “Bloody Idiotz”

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Well wereeeeeee back. I gotta say this album has been a headache to release. Through no fault of the homie Cyclops ( He BLACKED OUT more than ever on this album ) I just been holding on to it cause it just doesn’t seem like the right time. We got the EPK out where i was saying “March 2012 AD” which came and went. But one thing i noticed about his album is that the extra time given to it makes it better. Listening to it now it is for sure at it’s strongest level. Plus the extra time i took even after the music was done allowed me to step up the artwork design and make that as special as the music. I’m finally winding down in life after a HECTIC past few moths where i took up some new hustles as well as met some new artists i got stuff in the works for so i finally got time to go over what promo plan ideas i got with Cyclops so we can turn it in to our distributor. This joint is so crazy that i want to make sure everything is right for it to come out. Trust me when it comes out i promise heads are gonna roll out the red carpet to promote it cause i feel that people really should check this joint out. It will be out without a doubt within the next 2 months ( July is gonna be a HOT one ) In the meantime we leaked the song “Bloody Idiotz” off it. The title came thru from Cyclops who wanted us to have some tracks on the album where we go for the neck so we got this and a few others ( wait till yall hear “Kill Zone” ) The album is heavy conceptual and even though we are in the Ipod era we made something you can only truly appreciate by listening to it in it’s entirety. Maybe a tall order to ask of the “Instant everything” era but worth it.

Anyway. Check out the song.

Peace