Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I wrote about Tonio: From Da Top's single "Suicide" on the City Paper's Noise blog.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I wrote a post on the City Paper Noise blog about "Crystal Meth," the new video by Born King aka Killa Fifth, produced by Singodsuperior.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Sean Armstrong and E Major - LOUDER! (Under Sound Music)
This is an EP that came out last month featuring two artists from Under Sound Music paying tribute to J Dilla by rapping over a few of his beats. I know it's kind of sacrilege to not totally worship Dilla these days but he was always just a good producer among many to me, nothing more, nothing less, so I like the way this is kind of a small, straightforward project with guys just grabbing beats they like and flowing over them. You can download it on the Under Sound band camp page.
E Major and Sean Armstrong - "Aquarius" (mp3)
Good choice of a beat here that was originally used on a Common track.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Here's the video for "Velvet Limousine" by DDm, which is short for Dappa-Dirty Money or Diddy-Dan Midas or something, off his upcoming album American Graffiti.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This morning WYPR aired their latest segment featuring me talking about Baltimore club music along with DJ Equalizer, and you can stream the entire segment, plus some web exclusives, on the Maryland Morning site.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I wrote about Rome Cee signing to Under Sound Music and releasing his new track "Rap Messiah Freestyle" on the City Paper's Noise blog.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Last year I began doing some segments with the Maryland Morning program on WYPR, Baltimore's NPR station, including some pieces about Baltimore club music to tie in with my upcoming book, Tough Breaks: The Story Of Baltimore Club Music. The latest segment in that series features DJ Equalizer, and will air on the morning of next Tuesday, March 15th, and the interview turned out great and I think will be really entertaining and illuminating for people who don't know about early Baltimore club and the role Equalizer played in it. It should stream on the Maryland Morning site at some point, too, so I'll try and link that when it goes up if you can't listen to the show when it airs.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
I posted Billo's new video "Off My Mind" and wrote a bit about it on the City Paper's Noise blog.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Here's Mickey Free's new video for "Dollar Bill" off last year's Last of the Tight Wiggers album.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I wrote a post on the Noise blog about "Hometown," the great new Dukeyman-produced single by OOH from Brown F.I.S.H., from his upcoming solo EP The Big 7.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
The March issue of Urbanite Magazine hit Baltimore newsstands today, and the theme of the issue is change, with features on six Baltimore 'change makers.' One of them is my article about Shodekeh, the human beatbox who's been performing with the BSO and doing countless other interesting projects that change the perception and parameters of his artform. I also spoke to another beatboxer, The Bow-Legged Gorilla, and High Zero Foundation member Shelly Blake-Plock about Shodekeh for the article.
In the same issue, I also wrote a review of Celebration's new album, Hello Paradise.