Tuesday is Recycling Day!

Whuddp!  Hope you had a fun and safe 4th yesterday and enjoyed the remix of my, now spiffier than ever, website.  Frankly I am shocked I got it together so fast, serious I made that statement and then thought about the time line and was like, “DOH!  I am never going to get all these changes done…” always nice to prove yourself wrong from time to time…So, today like usual is my Recycling of an artist profile written by the homie Adam B  but this one also is doubly recycled as it is posted on Rapreviews.com the very same site stupid enough or generous enough to carry my podcast Subways & Sidewalks…hey it’s a family affair in this web game.  Also I will be posting a few pretty sweet videos that have been sent to me recently in addition to an amazing video of the most neck-snappingest break I have heard in forever.  Enjoy!

Playdough – Arts and Crafts on the Mic

For most people the word Playdough conjures up images of the clay-like toy we all played with as little kids. Hip-hop fans should get used to a second idea popping into their heads when they hear the word, and that’s Dallas, Texas, emcee Playdough, whose latest album Hotdoggin, just recently hit stores. This Playdough’s fun factory would be where he puts his music together, and this week RapReviews caught up with him to find out more about his music, his interesting connections to the church, and all the wild hotdog imagery on his album, including a hint at who the cover model erotically downing a dog might be. We also discussed doing Elisabeth Shue. It makes sense in context. Really, it does.

Read the full review at RAPREVIEWS.com

Tuesday Video Corner

Lyrics Born ft. Sam Sparro – Woulda Coulda Shoulda

The funky left coast resident himself released a new album (As You Were) this year on Decon and it BANGED.  Now, one of the stand outs on the album is now a funky ass video for your enjoyment…

Longevity – Tantrum

WOE!  This is one of the hottest Hip-Hop joints I have heard all year.  Another banger for the Decon Records camp…these cats are on the come up like whut.  Keep an eye out because they will be the sound of east coast rap since the void left by Def Jux…

Playdough – The Difference

Since he is featured in the above section I thought I might share my favorite song off his album ‘Don’t Drink The Water’.  Used to do a pretty nasty doubles routine with this track too and cut up the intro over a long outro instrumental.  Sorry got a bit carried off in my reverie there…

Funky Bijou – Funky Bijou Anthem

I first heard this track in Music Avenue (Peace to the homie DJ Maze!) in Paris thanks to the homie DJ LoScar and was immediately like, ‘YO! Who is this???” and subsequently he bought the 7″ on the spot for me…what a guy!  This is by FAR the most neck snappingest (yeah, I make up words. Sue Me) break I have heard in forever.  Not only that, but it is a really bizarre and entertaining video to boot!  Enjoy and you can thank me later…

MEGA Ruff Mix Monday!!!

Yo YO!!!  It’s already Monday in Berlin, I am coming the end of the HALO TAKES EUROPE TOUR and it has been a wild ride for sure.  All gigs were rocked proper, even under less than perfect conditions in some cases…Not gonna bore you with a tons of shout outs and ish like that, the peeps I met and rocked with were amazing and I hope to return the favor in the US as well as be back out for some one offs soon.  Basically lived the counter-culture DIY rockstar life for about 30 days; wake up around 12, walk around see some cool cultural stuff, put up MASSIVE amounts of stickers (check the few flicks below), made a few beats and a remix (also included below), bought some select records, hit the club to rock or check out other DJs, dance all night and got in at about 4-6am to do it over again.  AHHHMAZING times!!!  Check it…



Sage Francis – Slow Down Ghandi (HALO Remix)

A remix I did actually right before I left, it’s pretty good and already got a comment from the homie JayLaSoul (Whuttup Foo!!!).  I have just always loved the track and wanted to have my take on it.  Still kinda in progress, but for now this is it.  Oh yeah, the artwork was done (Dunn?) by me as well…yeah, yeah, multi talented, thanks…ENJOY!!!!

Serengeti ft. Sun Doobie & Vast Aire (???) – I Getz (HALO Remix)

Just a quickie remix I did while on the road…needs alot of work but it’s a good start at least.  Geti, Sun Doobie and I think Vast Aire…not sure though.  The stems were not really labeled well.  ENJOY!!!

This is what Tour Looks Like; Amsterdam

CLowN MonKeYs!!! Paris

So that’s just a bit of the Flavors of what I saw on the road in Europa Europa, if you click the pictures you can check the full album on FB.  Be sure to check back this week as I will be BANGING out many new tracks and other whatnots as it seems I will be snowed in for at least one day.  Out of the pan and into the FIRE…errr…I guess ICE is more appropriate.


Halo Takes Europe…

Tour has been ILL thus far, met tons of great and friendly
peeps. Wrap ups for London & Paris coming soon!!! Until
then feel free to check all the goodies on my Podcasts, Jeep Beat
Music, Releases & Mixes pages…they are there for YOU!
Click them, Download Them, LOVE them…ALSO, peep http://soundcloud.com/halodoesntsuck
for all my recent remix work.