Month: December 2009

Ruff Mix Mondays!!!


YOOOO!!!!  Maaan it feels good to be back!!!  Ohhhh yeah back to the grizzly and with new features just around the corner, it’s exciting here at the halodoesntsuck.com studios…Here is a super old mix that shows how a good playlist can help forgive even some shaky mixes…peep it!!!  New shows are posted as well this week to so check the live dates section as well…

This Joint was a quick mix made during the Fall of 2006 of my favorite tracks for radio at that time mixed with my favorite songs just in general as a mix to remind me of times past…Features some rare songs downloaded in the bad old days of Napster!  Inteneded to be listened to while driving.  Enjoy!!!

Ruff Mix Mondays!!!


Hey, Hey!!!  So Christmas is just around the corner…and I had plannned to get a Christmas themed mix up for today, but with the snowstorm and being stuck in NYC till yesterday afternoon I didn’t have the time to get it done yet.  SOOOO hear’s some more Bmore/Electro goodness for you…Enjoy!!!

So this was my first pass at a demo for the Beltek Festival which is a cool festival that happens every year up in the frosty north of Maine, check the link to find our more cause they do a really good job.  But yeah so this was my first draft of a the demo I sent them…Did I get accepted???  You’ll just have to wait and see now won’t you???

Maaan Xmas Cards are a Pain in the Ass!!!


So I would like to apologize for slacking on my Top 30 podcast recently, that will be up and running again in 2010…prolly some back episodes will post before then as well…in any case, I have been slaving away to make 50 handmade Xmas Cards for friends, family and those who respoded to my FB invite for and address to send to. Maaaan has this been a humongous undertaking!!! I had no idea what I was getting into…now that all cards are produced and shipped I can reflect on it. I had no clue the cards or packaging would turn into what is did…but isn’t that always how it is when you start a project like that??? the end is never what you had in mind…let’s take a look at a sneak of what the packaging and an example card would look like. Enjoy!!!

It Seems Recycling Falls on a Wednesday this Week…I still Loooove it though


Sup Sup Sup!!!  So the last few days I have had some intense radio hours and had to clear up a few legal fine issues as well that required some travel on my part…Buuut now that i’m a free man (Lawdy I never Roam again!!!)  it’s back to the grizzly…Without further chatter, here is this week’s Artist of the Week from Adam’s World Blog…Warren Britt

Think a big man can’t have a high energy show? Then you definitely need to see Warren Britt perform. The Brooklyn emcee is the highest energy guy in most places even when he’s just in the crowd. I finally had the pleasure of seeing him hit the stage last month and lemme tell you, I think I was more exhausted than he was after his set! If you haven’t been lucky enough to catch him live, he has an EP out, @ The Meth::Lab, and he’s working on a side project called Absolute Truth. This week I downed a case of Red Bulls to catch up with Warren Britt, and he filled me in on where his unbelievable energy comes from. Britt also revealed what some of his earliest influences were, and in what ways he feels he’s one part Michael Phelps and one part Patrick Ewing in his prime.  For the full interview Check Adam’s World

Rough Mix Mondays!!!


Whuttup, Whuttup!!!  This was a crazy weekend, maybe not all for the good, but crazy none the less.  I hope your’s was too…so here is this week’s Ruff Mix

This was a demo I produced when i really started getting into the Bmore dance phemonenom that has been breaking a sweat on dance floors everywhere headed up by the giants of Diplo, Atrak, Rye Rye, and others.  Check it out and don’t worry, I won’t say anything about checking your moves in the mirror and saying “Girrrrl!!!  I think my butts gettin’ big!”…

Tuesday is Recycling Day, and I Loooove Recycling; Catch up Edition


Whuttup Ya’ll!!!!  So as you may have noticed the Holiday put me back a bit, so now I am trying to cram it all back in at once to be up to date…How American right?  So here are the last two weeks of Artist of the Week, which you can always find at the Homie Adam B’s Blog in tune and on time every Monday, or if you are just a fan of my ridiculous comments with no real substance (again, how American right?) then you can check for it right here on Recycle Tuesdays….Now on with the program(s).

Dope female emcees can be hard to come by. Sure, you may find one here or there, but as a rule, the majority of hip-hop shows and street corner cyphers are filled with male dominated line ups. The few females people get to hear on a mainstream level are, for the most part, using their sexuality to get attention, rather than attempting to learn, or hone, any kind of rhyming skills. This is why listening to Rita J’s debut album, Artist Workshop, is such a nice change of pace. She’s a smooth emcee with a style of her own, and what’s between her legs is not a topic of conversation. Point blank, Rita J has skills, and this week I caught up with her to find out more about her path leading up to her first LP, her thoughts on why there’s such a dearth of female emcees in the game, and how a hurricane picked her up and moved her.  For the full story visit Adam’s World

When I decided I wanted to feature Stacye Branché as an Artist Of The Week it was because I’d heard her latest album, The Evolution To Living In Truth, and thought she was a talented singer. After sitting down with her I found out she’s also one very well connected lady. How else would one describe someone who’s collaborated with an artist based on a recommendation by Dr. Dre? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Branché. During our interview I also learned about her music, her history, and her unique connection with DJ Khalil.  For the full story visit Adam’s World

Everyone involved in NYC’s underground hip-hop scene has, at one point in time, rubbed shoulders with at least one of the members of the Brown Bag AllStars. The seven man crew consisting of (back row) KONCEPT, Deejay Element, J57, (front row) DJ E-Holla, Soul Khan, The Audible Doctor, and (not pictured) DJ Goo, have a huge bi-weekly showcase, Brown Bag Thursdays, and they’ve all worked at Fat Beats at some point in time. It was a host of after hours 40 oz. fueled rhyming sessions at the store that led the seven of them to decide to collaborate and form a group. Now that group they formed is one of the most respected in the scene and this week I caught up with all seven members of the Brown Bag AllStars to find out more about their music, the harsh realities of their responsibilities at Fat Beats, and how even being lost in the woods would be a musical experience for them.  For the full story visit Adam’s World

Shizaaaam!!!!  Don’t you just love being American???

Ruff Mix Mondays!!!


Whuttup Whuttup!!!  Sorry for the hiatus, but I had a busy week last week.  But I’m back in action this week…Whoa!  Watch out!  So here is this week’s mix and it’s a pretty recent one….

I made this mix before I hit the road this summer with Sketch tha Cataclysm.  It’s quite sad and whatknot, rainy day music if you will.  Features, Bad Religion, Blue Scholars, Common Market, DJ Shadow, Neutral Milk Hotel and more…Well…Enjoy!