Month: July 2010

Whuttup Wednesday!!!


Hollerate!!!  So things are getting hectic around the Halodoesntsuck studios…August is gonna be a BEAST; Two weeks on the road with Pseudo Slang (Chicago artist on Fatbeats Records, check the link!!!) and two private events the following two weekends!!!  Oye Veh!!!  But, it’s gonna be good time for sure…since I was absent last week with Artist of The Week you get a DOUBLE shot this week (awww snappy son!!!) so let’s get into it so I can bask in the reflected glory that is Adam’s World Blog’s Artist of the Week.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK; SINTEX (last week)

A lot of artists like to say they can see the future of music, but how many have actually been to the future? According to Sintex, he has, and it was the inspiration for his 2009 album, 2020. Originally from Ohio, but now a Queens, NY, resident, Sintex’s story is an interesting one, and not just because of the time travel. Sintex had an extremely religious upbringing, and when I caught up with him this week he discussed it with me, as well as the way in which he rebelled against it. Also, since Sintex claims to have been to the future, I grilled him on when we’re going to get hoverboards, flying cars and robot maids.  For Full article visit Adam’s World Blog…

ARTIST OF THE WEEK; SOCE THE ELEMENTAL WIZARD

I’ll admit it, I probably should have been aware of Soce (pronounced So-Say) The Elemental Wizard a while ago. He’s a part of the NYC hip-hop scene and we have a lot of friends in common. Ironically, it was Iowa’s own Coolzey who, in a way, introduced us. During the 12 week run of Coolzey songs on this site one of them, week ten’s “Graduation Day,” was produced by Soce. Soce tagged me in a Facebook post about it, and alakazam, suddenly I was introduced to the wild world of Soce The Elemental Wizard. This week I caught up with him to find out more about that wild world, including his love of wizardry, how being openly gay has affected the way he’s been received within hip-hop, and how he scored the best website name on the planet.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…

INTERVIEW; PROLYPHIC (of Prolyphic and Reanimator)

As Strange Famous Records continues to mount an impressive roster of artists, I would like to take a look back at one of the beginning artists and albums they dropped from Prolyphic & Reanimator ‘The Ugly Truth’.  This records is Choc-A-Bloc full of jams that will make even the biggest hater’s head nod a lil bit.  Had a chance to sit down with Prolyphic when they first released the record waaaay back in 2007 and get his thoughts on eveything from his humble beginnings with Galapagos4 as one half of Stick Figures (alongside Robust) as well as how he linked up with both Sage and Reanimator.  Click the picture or link above to download; the zip come packed with treats two tracks off the album cover art and more!!!

Be on the looks this week for TONS more content for you to rock the F out to over the weekend!!!  SHIZAAAM!!!!

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Ruff Mix Mondays; Remix Edition!!!


Aiiight, Aiight!!!  So I have been posted in the lab since tour banging out remixes like the world was going to end, as well as making beats and all that good stuff…big things will be coming this fall!!!  That said I will also be updating the live dates page, adding more to the Six Feet Deep and Morning show archives, last and this week’s artist of the week and prolly some other tricks I haven’t figured out yet (Moo Whoo Hahaha!!!) and last but certainly not least I will be overhauling my soundcloud page so that I can post audio from my tracks on the site (Holler!!!).  I now also have a furry assistant for the nonce to help around the halodoesntsuck studios, he’s been a HUGE help with the remixes…So let’s get into it shall we???  All this lallygagging last week made me soft…

REEEEMIIIXXXX!!!!

GodAwful ft. Alley Hood & Logic – WithTheKick (Halo Remix)

Great Track off GodAwful’s new record, jungle/DnB drums with house synths…Bonkers!!!  Click the Cover art or link above to Download.

Dante LaSalle – Dead Weather (Halo Remix)

This one is a bit short but pretty sweet none the less.  Off Dante’s new effort ‘Back in Blue; The Fixtape Vol III’, what can I say I like bongos…Click the cover art or link above to download.

GET EXCITED!!!!

Awww Snap!!!  My Psychotic Doppelganger is going eeeennnnn once again and thanks to the nerds at Comic Con, here’s a trailer for Dexter’s Season 5…Are you as excited as me to see myself kill people???

Cotdamn that was FUNNNNN!!!


YOOOOO!!!  Just Dropped Noah and Brzo to their respective public transit destinations and am posted up in Starbucks in Boston waiting for my Homie Maestro1ton of Agari Crew before I head back to NYC to Rock my Saturday residency @ Karma Lounge.  I have had THE MOST fun in the past 4 days that I have had in a while!!!  Big shouts to Brzowski (Portland ME), Noah 23 (Gulph, Canada), Nobody Cares (Dover NH), Eyenine (Dover NH), HW (Boston MA) and all the other acts we rocked with on the Zero Gravity Hip-Hop tour!!!  All the shows were super hype, people were really receptive to the music and just straight up fuuuun chillin with the homies for a few days on the road!!!  Even with sleeping on floors and couches that last week, I can’t really quantify how great I feel right now!!!  Thank You Portland ME (Big Easy), Dover NH (The Brickhouse) & Cambridge/Boston MA (Western Front) for having great crowds interested in what we were doing…as well as a BIG shout to Undergroundhiphop.com for letting us post up in the store and out of the heat before the show last night.  If you missed the shows, I’m sure you will hear about them…Now Back to the grind.

Next week is gonna be Choc-A-Bloc with halodoesntsuck goodness…BBE mixtape entry, Interviews, Solo Podcast, Artist of the Week and Much, Much More!!!   Stay tuned for details of the Psuedo Slang North East run I will be doing the first half of August too.  It’s shaping up to be a busy summer!!!

Whuttup Wednesday; Tour Edition!!!


Hey Hey!!!  Coming at you live from Starbucks in Portland ME (Ohh how I hate them in real life, but LOVE their internet on tour) for the first date of the Zero Gravity Hip-Hop Mini-Tour.  Looking forward to meeting tons of new peeps, having fun, destroying stages and hopefully selling some GODDAMN CDs.  Well, now that that’s been said…feel free to come out to the dates and get a free Hi5 from yours truely (Low5 costs extra, sorry it’s the economy, talk to Alan Greenspan)!!!  With all the Tour odds and ends to wrap I have slacked on getting all these things I promised done (SXSW 2010; Collected Interviews from the Dirty Dirty, New Ruff Mixes, etc.).  Fear not!!!  Next week will be Choc-A-Bloc full of Halodoesntsuck goodness…now let’s stop with the rambles and get to the meat of the this post…Artist of the Week!!!  This week’s Artist of the Week actually also got mention in my latest edition of Subways & Sidewalks ft. Sketch tha Cataclysm (which you can Listen to HERE…or Download HERE).

ARTIST OF THE WEEK; WILLIE GREEN

Many great producers don’t get the face time they deserve, which is why this week I made a trip behind the boards to catch up with beatsmith extraordinaire, Willie Green. Originally from Hartford, CT, but now residing in Brooklyn, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Green’s work, but just don’t realize it. He has production credits on the Super Chron Flight Bros’ latest album, Cape Verde, and on Premonition’s just released The Build. Green’s latest solo release is Dirty Jordans and when he sat down with me we discussed the album, why he likes the idea of dirty, rather than clean, Jordans, and what he has in common with some other famous Willie Greens, including an NBA player and an organic farm.  For full Article visit Adam’s World Blog...

SEE YOU AT THE SHOWS THIS WEEK!!!!

Ruff Mix Mondays; Podcast Edition!!!


Sup Foool!!!  I hope your weekend was super fantasticalicious…Mine???  Eh…This week’s Ruff mix is an early peek at the new Subways & Sidewalks that will be going up @ Rapreviews.com tomorrow!!!  Say word for leaked stuff…

Click on the tracklisting cover above or HERE, to download…But what if I just want to listen to it and not download???  Yeah, yeah I know, I am working on it.  Stop telling me how to live my life, site reader…

DJ Halo Takes on New England!!!

That’s right!  This week I will be hitting the road tough with the homies Noah 23 and Brzowski for a three date jaunt of rappermatical mayhem…Check the Flyer and dates below for more info and if you are in the area come out and get a Hi-5 or maybe even buy a CD (I actually unearthed a cash of Heart & Soul CD’s the other day so get em while the getting is good).

ZERO GRAVITY HIP-HOP!
BRZOWSKI (Portland,ME)
NOAH 23 (Guelph,Ontario, Canada)
DJ HALO (CT/NY)

Wed. July 14 Portland, ME (Brzowski turns 29…again!)
The Big Easy 55 Market St.
$5 21+ 10pm

Thur. July 15 Dover NH
Dover Brick House, 2 Orchard St.
$7 21+ 10pm
(w/ Coincidence, Early Adopted, Nobody Cares)

Fri. July 16 Cambridge, MA
The Western Front, 343 Western Avenue
$10 21+ 10pm
(w/ H.W., Sicarii, Left Over Wine, Reason of PDP)

Whuttup Wednesday; Recylcing Edition!!!


Hey, Hey!!!  So it is about a million and 2 degrees outside the frosty AC of the Halodoesntsuck studios and I am not feeling it AT ALL…can’t it be winter already, at least fall???  Lots of cool stuff coming up soon; Tour with Noah 23 & Brzowski, Rocking at Live @ 5, a few mixes and some new beats should be all served up by this time next week…Awwww Snap!!!  Wanna say Peace to the two Japanese girls who freaking KILLED it last night at the Full Spectrum showcase.  Tried to converse with the DJ but it was quite clear she had a limited grasp of English…c’est la vie.

[late] Artist of the Week this week is no other than all city famous Beatboxer…Greymatter!!!  Check it…

You may remember a few weeks ago I told a story about meeting two artists while waiting for the 6 train. The first artist was the recently featured Truth Now. The artist that was doing the beatboxing during their freestyle session was Grey Matter. After honing his craft and linking up with Kid Lucky and Beatboxer Entertainment, Grey Matter, although he still loves a good session on the train, has become one of the leading beatboxers in NYC. This week I caught up with him to find out more about how he became interested in beatboxing, why we see so few great beatboxers today, and the secret power of beatboxing that was revealed to him in Paris.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog

On last thing…

Just a graphic design piece I did recently, the text is taken from a Common Market song (Winter Takes All) off their album Tobacco Road…click on the JPEG to check their site.

Rough Mix Mondays Freedom Edition!!!


WOW!!!  Americans doooo love blowing stuff up don’t we???  Even our animals do!!!  My dog got so excited at the sight of fireworks he peed EVERYWHERE (thankfully it was on the porch…whew!).  So I hope all celebrated the birth of our fine (to some) nation in traditional fashion of gluttony and explosions of some kind…

This week’s Rough Mix is a few beats I have been tinkering with for a minute now…for the most part done, but could use something so be on the looks for them to appear later in finished form.  Here are my three favs I made in the last week, click the cover art or link above to download…

TUooThreeRMX

MySongSevenRMX

R.O.T.H.M.C.