Euro Tour!

Quick note on my phone from the road on the Boltcutters To Beyond tour w/Browski & Monsieur Sai + Arth? to let you know I’m on tour in Europe till 1/27; figure that’s a cool thing to let you know about, right?


Jan. 14- Rennes

Jan. 15-LeMans

Fri. 1/16- Pub Follette, Gomene,FR
(None so far)

Sat. 1/17- Le Taverne Elektrik, Amiens, FR

Sun. 1/18- Raymond bar, Clermont Ferrand,FR

Mon. 1/19- Kraspek Myzik, Lyon,FR (Festival Plug&Play #5)

Tue. 1/20- Underground Store, Villefranche-sur-Saône,FR

Wed. 1/21- Café Charbon, Paris,FR

Thur. 1/22- L’Entre-Pots Café-St. Etienne,FR

Fri. 1/23- White Rabbit, Freiburg,DE

Sat. 1/24- Hirscheneck, Basel,CH

Have some other tours coming up soon too w/Cage & Sadistik as well as Tanya Morgan & Corina Corina along with exciting announcements about SXSW. It’s 6am in Le Mans after a great show; cats van bag at 12 so I should be on my way to dreamland and such.

Hugs n shit.








Ruff Mix Mondays: Spooky Sunburn Edition!

Lots of cool things crackin’ at the back end of the month so take a look, you won’t be pissed you did…


SpookySunburnTour BRZO_halotour_FINAL

As noted on both fliers we’ll be all over the left coast for about 10 days, catch us if you can!  Here’s a list of them in non-flyer form…

Thursday 6/20 @ Benbow Room in  West Seattle, WA
Friday 6/21 @ White Noise at Columbia Theater in Seattle, WA
Saturday 6/22 @ Diablo’s Downtown Lounge in Eugene, OR
Sunday 6/23 @ The Holland Project in Reno, NV
Monday 6/24 @ TBA in Sacramento, CA
Tuesday 6/25 @ The Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland, CA
Wednesday 6/26 @ Johnny V’s in San Jose, CA
Saturday 6/29 @ Syrup Loft in Los Angeles, CA
Sunday 6/30 @ 3pm In-Store Access Hip-Hop in San Diego, CA
Sunday 6/30 @ 9pm at Kava Lounge in San Diego, CA

Subways & Sidewalks #16: Spooky Sunburn Edition


My newest podcast for!  Features as much music as I could get from all the heads we will be rocking with on the Spooky Sunburn Tour: The ILLusionists, Open Mike Eagle, Tramlife, John Cue Publik, and unreleased Brzowski.  Plus new and unreleased joints from Hood Internet, Cars & Trains, Gregory Pepper & Madadam and more!  It’s worth the hour in the background while you are doing something else…

Metallica – Seek & Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)

John Cue Publik – Press Save

Brzowski – Whorebar

The ILLusionists – Finally (feat. Jori Teran)

Atrak – Piss Test Remix (feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus)

POS – Get Down (feat. Mike Mictlan)

Brzowski – Friendly Fire Redux (feat. Seez Mics of Educated Consumers & Ceschi)

Cars & Trains – Stay Awake (feat. Open Mike Eagle)

Tramlife – Jammin with My Friends

The Hood Internet – We’re Backwoods Famous (feat. El-P)

Easy Star All Stars – Billie Jean (Mister Vibes Remix)

Esh The Monolith – Hip-Hop Ruined My Life (HALO Remix)

Solroc – Funky Izms (feat. Kev Brown & Mr. Lif)

Gregory Pepper & Madadam – House On Wheels (feat. Noah23)

Psyche Origami – Unreleased

Homeboy Sandman – Cedar and Sedgwick

Gitana La Bamba & Chelsea (of Drala) – Pink Moons

John Cue Publik – Par 3

Mega Ran – On My Level (feat. Brzowski)


Brzowski + DJ HALO – Harbinger

Hot off the griddle bi-coastal joint Brzowski and I whipped up recently, not for the tour necessarily, but it just got finished a little fast because of it.  So here she is our tour promo track…it’s actually quite dope.

Tuesday is Recycling Day…and I loooove recycling; MEGA edition!!!

Hollllyyyy Cowwwww!!!!  It has been a more than a minute since I Jacked content from the homie Adam’s World Blog…I dunno what I have really been up to, buuuuut it hasn’t been very productive I’ll tell you that much.  So now is my attempt to get up-to-date and turn this year around for you before it’s too late.  ohhh, word???  Already too late, hmmm…well, let’s see what we can see then eh?  So I have a MEGA, MEGA Artist of the Week update which encompasses all the Artists of the Week thus far in 2011 (yeah, totally nuts but hey that’s me) as well as my first Subways & Sidewalks Podcast of 2011 ft. the man, the myth, the legend…Boston’s own Wispers.  So buckle up and get serious, this is Hip-Hop (for the most part) we are talking about…you won’t catch me acting funny at a show. Unless of course you are on drugs, then I might appear slightly hilarious, you know, in a sad clown kinda way.  MANNNN do I love blogging!!!



Since TopR and Foul Mouth Jerk work and tour as a team, it only makes sense that I follow up last week’s Foul Mouth Jerk feature with an interview with TopR. An emcee who describes his music as “feel good music for fucked up people,” TopR spent most of his formative years in the Bay Area. He moved out of his parents house at 15 and has now spent the better part of half of his life touring. Heavily influenced by hip-hop, punk rock, and graffiti art, TopR says “my musical influences have always been strongly anti-establishment, which helped shape my world view from a young age.” This week I sat down with TopR to find out more about his views, his music, and how he came to have a plethora of knowledge regarding everyone’s favorite celebrity religion, Scientology.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…



The Northeast oftentimes gets looked over by the hip-hop community. Thinking the only things past Massachusetts are ski lodges and a Poland Spring factory, many hip-hop heads miss out on a lot of talented artists. One of those talented Northeasterners is Brzowski. Originally drawn to music by Black Sabbath at the age of 12, Brzowski is currently making quite the name for himself with his mic skills. He just released a collaborative effort, Brzowski+Moshe Like Woe Remixes, last week, he’ll be touring Europe in April, and he’ll be releasing his next album, A Fitful Sleep later this year. This week I caught up with Brzowski to find out more about his music, where his unique perspective comes from, and how a Canadian girl nearly sent him, and everyone he was on tour with, to jail.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…



Downtempo and hip-hop have always had an interesting relationship. Not technically brother and sister, but perhaps distant cousins, the two just seem to get along well. Many hip-hop fans count even themselves as downtempo fans, as well. This is why it wasn’t completely surprising when Happ G told me about the latest KRU release, Murai’s Tozai, and how it’s a downtempo album that also features some hip-hop artists. Their sound is really dope and this week I caught up with the Murai duo of Greg and Yui to get the full scoop on how their connection is more than just musical, in what ways they’ve personally seen music overcome a language barrier, and why they decided to combine downtempo with hip-hop.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…



When Karma Response Unit Records was launched in 2000 it was done so with 40th Dimension as one of the lead artists. The duo made up of Happ G and Scandal made some noise for KRU in the early years and continues to today. Scandal has also been making noise with his numerous guest appearances on other KRU releases. From his verse on Happ G’s “Nothing No Nada” to the 16 he spit on last week’s Artist Of The Week Murai’s “Another Day,” Scandal has been making sure he’s getting in everybody’s ears. This week I caught up with the Philly flame spitter to find out why we’ve been hearing so much from him recently, what it was like growing up in one of the most musical cities in America, and the one thing his lips are sealed about.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…



As longtime readers of this site know, I love when artists recommend other artists to me. Usually it’s an emcee or producer telling me about another emcee or producer they’re working with. When it comes to Solrac, however, he was originally brought to my attention by singer/songwriter Jim Wolf. Wondering what a man focused on his guitar could have in mind when it comes to hip-hop? Well, that’s where the beauty of the universality of music comes in. Good musicians usually know good music, and both Wolf and Solrac qualify as such. Currently, Solrac is preparing for the February 14th release of Himself’s album, Feel Like a Star, which he produced entirely, and this week I caught up with him to find out about his career as a producer and emcee, why he made the move from Connecticut to California, and what advice he has for up and coming producers.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…



In September of 2009 I featured J.Monopoly as an Artist Of The Week. Since then, the group he’s a member of, O.I.S.D. (Operation Industry Shut Down), has made great strides, becoming one of the premier groups in NYC’s underground hip-hop scene. Realizing that I’d only featured one of the five members of O.I.S.D. as an Artist Of The Week, I decided to right that, which is why I want to welcome you to O.I.S.D.uary. For the entire month of February all of my Artists Of The Week will be members of O.I.S.D., and in a break from the way I normally do things here, I’m asking them all the same questions so everyone can see how truly unique each of them are as individuals. First up to bat is J.O., who, interestingly, was the last member to join the group.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…



It’s officially week two of O.I.S.D.uary, where I’m featuring a different member of O.I.S.D. (Operation Industry Shut Down), New York City’s most explosive group of up and coming emcees, every week for the entire month. I’m asking each artist the same questions so everyone can see how truly unique each emcee is as individuals within the group. They all rock shows collectively, but this week E.Y.E.Q, aka JohnNY Storm, takes center stage as he discusses the formation of the O.I.S.D., how the unexpected can be beautiful, and what he thought might happen to him, or more precisely, for him, at a Comic-Con.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…


Khid 2Che

I hope everyone has been enjoying getting to know the emcees of Operation Industry Shut Down during this very special monthlong series of interviews. This week O.I.S.D.uary continues with Khid 2Che. In addition to revealing a little bit of his background, Khid 2Che discusses what he feels makes O.I.S.D. such a great team, why you’ll never mistake him for Drake, and what Sisqo has to do with his album collection.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…


WOE (speaking of, be on the looks for my remixes of Brzowski’s ‘Like Woe’ coming very soon!!!) that was alot of artists to take in.  You Ok???  Need a breather???  Here, sit down and let me pour you some water…you’re sweating…now, you good???  Ok check this last jammy…

Subways & Sidewalks #9 ft. Wispers

Hiyoooo!!!  Spanking (yes, ladies…spanking) new S&S podcast for 2011 featuring Boston’s own Wispers.  The homie DJ Addition asked if I wanted to get a phoner on my WPKN morning show with Wispers and I said ‘Nahhh Son! Let’s do a podcast…”.  Thus the first episode of Subways & Sidewalks for 2011 was born.  While on the show I got a good look at the man’s music, some of his humor and maybe even made him speechless a few times…praise from Caesar if you ask me.  Click the Cover Art or Link above to Download or stream through the link HERE @


That does it for this week’s 2011 in a nutshell(shocked?) MEGA, MEGA Tuesday Recycling edition…hopefully I will not get too far behind in the future, but I doubt it.  Long Time Readers know…I am sporadic at best.  Such is Life…thanks for checking the site and don’t forget to find me on all the nifty link I set up in the SideBar; FB, Twitter, Soundcloud, ETC.  If you ever have a question, feel free to…

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 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).


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...


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 @ 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).

BRZOWSKI (Portland,ME)
NOAH 23 (Guelph,Ontario, Canada)

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.