The proper follow up to something out of nothing, Sleeves dropped on the 16th via the homies UK imprint Earnest Endeavours. It made its debut on the highly reputable OKAYPLAYER dot com and from there has found its way on various blogs and sites across the interwebs. This collection of songs is the strongest of my releases to date. Admittedly sometimes I wonder where my music fits in amongst the current crop of artists. How does it fit within current context of “what’s in” The comparison trap is one I find myself more times than I care to admit, but you know what I’m really proud of this project and the response has been nothing but positive. Thank you for that, thank you for reminding me that there is a place for my art. I will work hard, continue to make music I believe in and that is true to me and by proxy it will reach the people that it’s supposed to. It will connect with people in the way that it is intended.
Peoples can’t seem to agree on their favorite track of the project, which I think is great. They all mean something to me. I do find myself going to back to the title track recently but that could change tomorrow. With that said here is the title song Sleeves. Enjoy
Sleeves is available RIGHT NOW!!!
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Well it’s been a week and some change since my last post. I’m aiming to have a new piece up for your guys on a weekly basis. Looks like I’m getting there, anyways this week post is about the time I met 702. Around the time of high school, I along with my family mainly on mother’s side took trip down south to visit my family there. I believe this was the first time I met my grandmother’s sister, my auntie Rosetta. Some of the older cool cousins and my uncle decided to get hotel room. Downtown Birmingham I believe was the area, if memory serves me correct it was the Sheraton. A hotel room meant some of that good AC and more likely a place they can go get their drink and smoke on. Anyways we go check in to get our room keys etc, and then take the elevator to go our floor. We shared the elevator with three girls. It was me, my uncle and my cousin and these three girls. I remember them being cute, cute enough to the point that I was too shook to say anything. My uncle is a social guy so he struck up a conversation with them. They mentioned they were from Las Vegas, and other small talk. They were really friendly. My uncle decided to put his nephews on blast telling them, “I think you girls got my nephews shy”. I immediately felt myself, crawl even deeper into the socially awkward hole that was me. The elevator reached their floor said their goodbyes and left. A beat of silence passed, which was followed by what I’m sure was my uncle giving us a hard for not joining in on the conversation. Sometime between leaving the elevator and that night it clicked that those girls were actually 702 (sidenote, its entirely up to you if you want totally disregard magoo’s involvement with the song that is linked here. i would understand, he wasn’t THAT bad though). Las Vegas gave it away, and what confirmed it was that radio mentioned the group playing there that weekend. Armed with this new information, my cousin and I took to the mall the following day to get some gear motivated by the chance that we were totally going to pull all three. We stepped back into the hotel lobby; Nautica’d out hoping for that second chance encounter. Needless to say that encounter never came to be…
The good thing though is this story gives me an excuse to post this great tune by the group from their album Star called Trouble.]]>
Having just released the record Dark Comedy, home to one of my favorite tunes to come out in a long time in Qualifiers, my buddy Mike Eagle continues to be one of the most inspiring people I personally know. My history with mike goes back a couple years specifically to a little place called Philaflava. As most of you know I put out a record called something out of nothing. Around the time it first dropped I posted a link for people to check it out in the message boards there on the site. The response was very positive and through that I befriended some cool people over there, some of those folks happened to be some of the more respected people doing the indie thing. Mike was one of them. We got cool around the time Unapologetic Art Rap came out. He sent me the record to check out and I remember the tunes that got the most spins from me were Easter Surgery and Unapologetic with Nocando (another good dude). I always thought the skit about art rap parties was pretty funny too.
One day we were talking about comedy, not sure how we got on the subject of it but we did. I may have told him I took some comedy writing classes in the past and had done stand up before. He told me he went to college with Hannibal Buress. My brain was definitely blown upon revelation, and then he told me that was actually Hannibal’s voice on the art rap party skit. My mind reached another level of blownage. This is one of the many things that’s very endearing to me about Mike. He’s been able to meld these two worlds in a very sincere way that shows admiration and appreciation for both The Rap and The Funny. From playing UCB theatre and playing shows with such luminaries as Paul F. Tompkins to “The Mike eagle Show” (a variety show he created that plays on this melding), he’s carved a unique lane for himself. A lane that’s very true to him and a lane that speaks directly to the rap practitioner, and comedy appreciator in me.
Mike is a really solid guy, who works his butt of to make to make things happen. Knowing this, it’s been great to see the love he’s getting on the interwebs this week and how much his profile has grown over the last couple years. I don’t want to over use the word inspiring but mike just being him the comedy loving, rap making, wrestling fan that he is has resonated with me. You can totally win, just by being yourself.
Dark Comedy is available now.
Alright got that out of the way. Here’s something i working on during the first round of recording of my next record.]]>
I’m still alive.]]>
heres the flyer/deets for the June 21st at the Old Miami
and the show on the 28th
Hope to see ya. Been a few months since I been back in the D.
Last but not least heres lil something i did the other night.