Month: August 2010

Thugg Thursday; Tres Records Edition!!!


Greetings from the Green Mountain State of Vermont!!!   The Shows have been great and peeps are really receptive to what Sick and I are doing with the live show…Jeaahhhh!!!  Tons of stuff coming next week in the halodoesntsuck labs; Interviews, Podcasts, Art and Much Much More!!!  But for now let’s take a look at the homie Chikaramanga’s Label Tres Records, which I have been a FAN of since they released Thes One’s (nope not Lifestyle Marketing…) Noonen 12″.  They have an incredible roster of artists; Thes One, Rashaan Ahmad, Shawn Jackson, Johnson & Jonson, Paten Locke…the list goes ooooonnnn.  AND most important, to me at least, THEY ALWAYS PRESS VINYL.  So with that glowing review, I present a FREE mix done by DJ Lowkey to promote the up coming ESQ & Chikaramanga release ‘The Succession’ which will be hitting stores/eardrums September 14th.  The mix (Recession Free) is 19 tracks of ballisticness (yeah I make up words, sue me), with two of them being unreleased tracks off of the album.  The other tracks are ESQ rhyming over instrumentals of Tres releases produced by Big Tone, Johnson & Jonson, Paten Locke, Lightheaded, Fonetik Simbol, Ta’raach, and Chikaramanga. Click the album art below or link HERE to download…

Tuesday is Recycling Day and I Looooove Recycling!!! Double Shot Edition…


Wassup, Wassup!!!  Just got in from the road with Pseudo Slang with enough time to Bounce the New Subways & Sidewalks Podcast and get it posted to Rapreviews, make it to my Morning Show on WPKN (which BANGED btw), get back report playlists to my various reporting agencies and now here we are…all alone, finally.  Did you miss me last week???  I missed you…Heading back out to VT till Monday so it’s not a choc-a-bloc week in the halodoesntsuck labs, but I got some tricks up my sleeve.  Namely two weeks of Artist of The Week; J Ross Parrelli & M.A.E. as well as the new Subways & Sidewalks ft. Jesse Abraham.  So let’s get down to it suckaface!!!  Errr…I’m sorry…delicate flower.

Artist of the Week (Last Week); J Ross Parrelli

As I’m sure you all know by now, I’m very open to recommendations when it comes to music. When my homegirl, super talented fine artist Blair Urban, told me I should link up with her friend J Ross Parrelli I added her on various social networking sites and we started talking. I also started listening to her music. Months passed and I came back to her work a number of times. There was really no defining it. With elements of reggae, soul and hip-hop Parrelli and her band have created something original, and I love when artists can still do that in 2010, and do it with instruments rather than a computer.
This week I caught up with Parrelli to learn about her musical history, how she’s been livin since she moved to NYC, and the three places you’ll never find her.  For full article, visit Adam’s World Blog…

Artist of the Week (This Week); M.A.E.

I first heard of M.A.E. in passing when someone told me about the duo while I was heading to Homeboy Sandman’s album release party in June. I stayed aware of the music they were making, checked out their video for “Fuck Dancing,” and took a listen to their free EP More. The jazz tinged production and great lyricism that showed a high level of wit and personality really impressed me. This week I caught up with the M.A.E. duo of Express The Motif and Indigo (pictured L to R) to find out more about their work, how they’re going about making sure they’re original, and how they really feel about dancing.  For full article, visit Adam’s World Blog…

Subways & Sidwalks Episode # 3 ft. Jesse Abraham

Had the pleasure of getting one of the NYC underground’s best up-and-comers in studio to kick it with me for Subways & Sidewalks Podcast # 3, check out some of his music, talk about Yoga, give the back story of ‘Halo Doesn’t Suck’ and much more!!!  You can also check the Podcast at my syndicated home @ Rapreviews.com (Biggup to Flash for agreeing to carry a ridonkculous fool like me). Good times were had by all and no animals were hurt in the production of this podcast…which is strange, because I usually like to sacrifice something to my god Zorgo before I do a podcast…must have slipped my mind to give thanks to my vengeful and merciless GOD.  Next Time, Next Time…