Jesse Abraham

Ruff Mix Monday!

Yeaaaahhhh!  So the weekend was fruitful times peeping a local show in Bpt. w/Roc Doogie, Jesse Abraham, PremRock and Political Animals all ripped great sets, if you missed it…I can only feel sorry for you.  So today I have a few joints from videos from the homies above and a special treat of an older mix I dug up as well.  So sit back and let the cows come home to roast (pun intended)…

Roc Doogie – Perspective

Jesse Abraham – Spiderman On Vitamins

Premiered on Subways & Sidewalks #3!!!  This song has been taking college and non-com radio by storm!  Peep what all the fuss is about…

Premonition (Prem Rock) ft. DJ Addikt – The Writer’s Block

This cat really tore it down on Saturday.  You should prolly find him on Twitter or at least his website…great throwback sounding track here, makes me think of sunny Fall days.

Political Animals – F*ck A Record Deal

I met the frontman for Political Animals before my morning show when Home Bass Radio was still on WPKN (Single Tear…) when he was rapping over some dubstep Humble D was spinning.  I normally find hip-hop bands corny for the most part, but just that fact that you can really feel the passion and belief these cats have for what they speak makes it all come together (ala Zack DeLaRoche of Rage).


DJ HALO’s WOMEN in Music


Mix I did as part of the WPKN ‘Women in Music’ Fund Drive Winter 2010.  Chock-A-Blok with dope jams from all the fems you love but won’t own up to (you know it’s true so put the ice grill away) I belive the zip includes cover art, track listing and the interview I did with Dessa after her Bowery Ballroom show (See Photo above).  To Download click the link or cover art above…Enjoy!

Lyapis Trubetskoy – Afrika

I have NO CLUE what dude is saying but this song RULES.  Found out about this dude when, shockingly, I was in Praha in January.  Out now on East Blok Music, get some culture…


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 @ (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…