Sooo..., Pt. 2

I thought I'd share that sampler I heard the other day with you.

Common - Universal Mind Control (Sampler)


I try tellin' people Alfamega will fuck anybody up

Alfamega Conquers All!

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Just heard snippets from Common's new album, Universal Mind Control, and it's gonna be something interesting. Especially comin' from Com. Definitely interested to hear the entire thing.


Review of my album Fly

I don't know who did this review, but I found it googling myself. I literally had nothing to do @ the time. Don't hold it against me. If you haven't downloaded it already, the link is @ the bottom of the review.


DOWNLOAD: Elijah - Leavin' Some Behind (Foreign Exchange Remix EP)

My man Elijah loved "Leave It All Behind" so much that he decided that he would add some of his own shit to the album. Peep it.

Elijah - Leavin' Some Behind


Ant Goes To DC

Last night, EENJ and I went to DC to see Foreign Exchange at the Black Cat. It was an amazing show. We met Phonte, Nicolay, Yahzarah, Zo!, and Muhsinah. They were all cool ass people. There's the short version of the story.

Now we go on to the major part. When we got there we met some dope ass people. T-Squared (look him up on myspace. dope dope emcee.) and The Pretty Brown Girl (check out Hey, You Asked! in the links on the right side of the page) were chillin the front row when we walked up. We just kicked it for a minute, and then that's when the conversation of the overabundance of emcees and producers came up. Elijah introduced me as their producer. I was kinda like "Uh oh, I'm just like the 10,000,000 other dudes that are 'producers' that are out there tryin' to do their thing." Then T-Squared shared m feelings in tellin' me how sometimes he's scared to tell people he raps. Funny things like that happen. It got me feeling like it was gonna be hard to make it, even for people as talented as us, because everybody's out there trying to do it.

After the concert finished, we went downstairs to the bar, and on the way in, we saw Muhsinsah. Justin walked up to here and asked to buy her a drink. We all went inside and chatted a bit. The "producer" introduction happened again. All I could say was " what i can...", following by an awkward glance around the room, but fuck all that. Justin asked "What did you do to blow up? Did you put yourself out there or were you found?" She told him she was found by Common and he randomly just called her. As a result of that, she told us to just keep doin' what we do, and if it's meant to be, it will. She went through a lot in order to be recognized, because she felt it was right. Look where she is now. Featured on Common's album. That's an amazing story to me.

I don't know what's gonna happen to me in the future, but I guess I'll find out soon. Last night was amazing. And I met some dope ass people. I'll see y'all around.


GZA, RZA, and Bill Murray in "Coffee and Cigarettes"

Bill Groundhog-Day Ghostbustin'-ass Murray. Dopest scene from the movie. If you haven't seen the movie, check it out.


MP3: Kanye West - Streelights

I was expecting to passionately hate everything about this album, but I'm starting to fail

Kanye West - Streelights


VIDEO: J. Dilla - Airworks

My favorite donut. Enjoy


MP3: Train feat. Elijah - Break Down

Check this track from my man Train out. It features Elijah of EENJ. Ill shit. Enjoy.

Train feat. Elijah
- Break Down


LMAO @ This Shit

There are no words.


This Is Martin's Dream

I wish Dr. King and my grandmother were still alive to see the first black president. History has been made.

JUST PLAIN (R)ANT: Beyonce's "Single Ladies" and Jazmine Sullivan's "Bust Your Windows"

Ok, so I got stuck in traffic on the way home today, and my iPod died. Anyone that knows me knows that I can't really stand the radio but I decided that I would listen to 106.5 The Beat (for those that don't know, that's an Richmond rap/R&B station). While I was sitting, "Single Ladies", came on. First and foremost, the song is ass and I really am sick of Beyonce. REALLLLLLY sick. I mean WHO THE FUCK IS SASHA FIERCE?!?! And to add to all of that, she makes this song that basically is making every girl out there is livin' by this shit!! "If you like it, then you better put a ring on it." What?! Really?! Now girls are runnin' around tryna get dudes to marry em. Calm down!!! It'll happen when it happens. Dammit, Beyonce, you're fuckin' up the game.

Speakin' of fuckin up the game, we've got Jazmine Sullivan talkin' bout bustin' dudes' windows. Makin' women madder and shit. I really don't have to say much about that except, fellas, DO. NOT. CHEAT., especially if you love your car. But do not cheat. Don't do it. If you think about it, think about Jazmine Sullivan. She may have gotten into your girl's head. Be smart; don't be a retard (c) Eminem.


Dert is that dude...

For those that don't know, Dert is a Los Angeles-based producer and he is DOOOOOPPPPPEEEEEEEEE. I highly suggest The Westside of the Moon, The Short List, and Fledgling. Just go to his myspace and you'll be able to pick em up.

Dert's Myspace


netBloc Volume 18 (frais, fresco, frisch, fresh… mmmmmmmmmmm… good)

After taking a much needed month off from releasing, we’re back with another fresh batch of netaudio gems. Even with the month off, it was a bit of a bumpy ride pulling this together. During the process of attempting to acquire permissions and assets, we were unable to finalize on four original tracks and went through two rounds of changes. As is always the case though, this process ends up being beneficial for the release — since the line-up/track order is always scrutinized repeatedly until it’s just right.

This group of songs brings to you music from Canada, US, Italy, France and Germany. The music comes to you in the form of Rock, Pop, Trip-Hop, Dub & Hip-Hop. You’ll also find that this month features a fantastic bonus track!

I knew from the start that I wanted to include a track from Brad Sucks’ latest release “Out Of It”. Little did I know how hard it would be to pick only one. I literally tried out every track from the album in the line-up. Finally, I realized that I couldn’t settle on just one and decided that I’d include two tracks from what is an incredible album. So if you haven’t heard Brad’s latest, here’s your chance to sample it. After hearing them, it’s quite likely that you’ll end up needing to give his whole album a listen.

The final noteworthy aspect about netBloc Vol. 18 is the fact that track eight is a little preview of what’s to come here at blocSonic. Original releases. I’ve previously mentioned that we were flirting with the idea, but hadn’t yet made a final decision. Well that final decision was made when a recently featured artist, Just Plain Ant, showed interest in the idea of releasing his upcoming project “Dig Deep” at blocSonic. Each release from the upcoming blocSonic original series will be released in the same formats and with the same features that you’ve come to expect from blocSonic releases. Three audio formats — Lossless FLAC, 320kbs MP3 and 192kbs MP3. Three album art formats — EPS, PDF and TIF. One excellent PDF booklet containing complete liner-notes and photos. In the first year we’re going to test out releasing originals four times a year. Since we’re going to be very selective about who we release, four releases a year seems like a reasonable limit in the beginning.

So there you go… another netBloc release for you to enjoy. We hope you do!

blocSonic: netBloc Volume 18 (frais, fresco, frisch, fresh… mmmmmmmmmmm… good)


VIDEO: Pharaohe Monch - Welcome To The Terrordome

Welcome To The Terrordome from W.A.R. Media on Vimeo.

Pharoahe Monch's cover of the early 90's PE hit from the album Fear of a Black Planet. Video was directed by Briin “Briin?” Bernstein and Daniel Rosenberg.