Welcome to my glorious mess.

Friday’s = No Doze/ New Music.


If you haven’t picked up the Lovework album by Gabriel Teodros, you’re missing out. It’s just good quality hip hop. This cat is out of Seattle Washington, and I don’t remember exactly how I got put onto him. I was looking for a mix on a random blog one day (as perusing blogs has become a favorite hobby of mine) and I saw an article on him. Ah yes, I remember now. I was looking for a mixtape of some old Felt (Murs & Slug), you know. I had to replace a jawn I was given at a party and never once listened to after I recently heard rave reviews of the mixtape. BAM. There was the Lovework album article with a few snippets. It’s not avant garde. It’s not MINDBLOWING lyricism. What Lovework is, however is just plain ole good music. BUY it.

Gabriel Teodros- “Beautiful”

I think we’ll stay on the Left Coast and talk about Blu. You know who Blu is, or at least you should. The very first entry on this blog was about Blu’s project Johnson & Johsnon replete with a video performance. If you haven’t picked up the Lifted EP, then chance are that you have no idea who this man is. He’s dope is all you need to know. Soulful hip at it’s finest but with a west coast flare.
You know what? I’m not going to try to convince you. Listen for yourself to this cut off the Lifted EP. Go cop that Below the Heavens album! Support quality Hip Hop!

Blu- “Soul Amazing”

I’ma be real typical here and talk about The Cool Kids. For real. I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking I’m riding the buzz. I am. And what of it? I like to party. These guys make party music and whats more is that they are funny as shit. “A little Bit Cooler” makes me laugh. On the real, alot of that hipster bass driven stuff is annoying to me. If I hear too much Uffie or Bennie Sings I am liable to tear my eyes out. It’s just not me. This shit got a swagger to it, tho. Plus they rock their fitted brims ATL style. Check out this video and see if I’m lying…And btw, they’ll be performing Live at MJQ for the Sloppy Seconds birthday bash July 3rd. Be there or be lame as shit.

Listen. Seems like Alot of y’all that come here for No Doze aren’t from Atlanta. Fine. I love it. That means I can put y’all onto some ATL music. Rising Sons is one of those groups I’d like to introduce you to. Day to Day, the 2006 album from Rising Sons could have been a classic. It would have been a classic had anybody heard it. When you hear the tracks off this album it doesn’t sound like some underground bullshit. It sounds polished, well thought out. The skits are hilarious, the intro is on some Big Rube shit with Sphinxx representing on the Spoken word tip. Here’s my ultimate compass with the shit. My wife literally stole the album from me and took it to work so she could enjoy it on her lunch breaks. It’s that good. Listen to this jawn they did with Da Backwudz

Rising Sons-“In and Out”

For the life of me I can’t understand why more people don’t know who Social Espionage is. EVERY time I’ve seen them take the stage they’ve blown people away. The first time I saw them was at the 2006 A3C. It was the end of the night.
Everyone was ready to head for the doors. Unannounced, it seemed, comes this ill Daft Punk sample and a lil blonde headed kid starts belting out staccato braggadocio into the microphone. It caught all of us off gaurd. I turned around and looked at my friends and we all shared a collective WTF moment. The music was dope, the prescence was there. You could hear the murmur of people asking “Who is this band?” I had to buy the album right there and then. I was compelled to book them for NorthernArc’s Darien Brockington/Nicolay/Tanya Morgan show as well. I HAD to. I didn’t have a choice. My spirit would not let me leave without speaking with them. Well, it’s been a year since then and they had the same effect on the audience at the Darien Brockington show as well as anywhere else I see them perform. They simply KEEP TAKING FOLKS BY SUPRISE. Fuck that. I’ma spread the Gospel. This group is hot. They got a nice band, they do their think really crisp at shows, and they are just overall good dudes. They never get mad at me for missing their shows because I work nights. I think what gets more more than anything is their range. They do alot of different kinds of music. They can go from some Linkin Park shit to some Collective Efforts shit seamlessly.


Meet the new kid on the block. Spree Wilson is one of the most talented cats I have the pleasure of knowing. What instrument Doesn’t he play? What style is he not familar with, what genre? The dude is under the radar still, but that is by design. He has a new mixtape and album soon coming working with heavy hitters such as former Rawkus artist and current D.A.R.P producer Novel, and frequent collaborator with Chicago Rapper Common, No I.D. Do I need to tell you how serious this cat is? There aren’t many that can take you from a Beatles sound to Stax Records, and THEN to the Native Toungues. There just aren’t that many artists left out there are are true artists. You aint up on him?
Okay, let me help you with that.

Spree Wilson- “It was all a Dream”

Friday’s= No Doze/New Music.


Clutchy? I think his myspace url states the question on my mind right sucintly…Who is clutchy Hopkins?
I got no clue. None. I’ve scoured the internet and the only thing I found is that noone knows who he is. There are rumors. There are tales, there is fiction. There are no cold hard indisputable facts about Clutchy other than he is Dope.
Right here is usually where I share one mp3 with y’all, but seeing as I did that yesterday with his take on UGK’s “International Players Anthem”, I aint fittna do that again. Buy the album.

I already know what you are going to say. Don’t say it. Don’t even think it. I’ma speak on what I like, dammit and this new T-pain album, I like.
Why? Call me crazy, but I’ma southern boy. This album reminds me of some of the Bass’n B music made so popular by the So So Def All Star albums of the early ’90’s. My wife and I were exiting Qtime over on Ralph David Abernathy before it turns into Cascade road and curiousity got the better of me. I haven’t been into Big Oomp records for a long time, and I decided to check up on what my homeboi from College The Black Bill Gates might have out right now. When we walk in, the DJ plays T-pain’s “Bartender”and it was on. I mean, my girl got that sway in her hips going, I started to two step right there and I had to ask who/what they were playing. Y’all know I don’t listen to the radio so I came off looking like a lame not knowing that was Tpain’s new shit. I listened to the album today as my Last.fm page will tell y’all…Dawg. I like it alot. Big up to mister Tigallo Pain (c) Phonte from Little Brother (who by the way will be in town on Saturday and again on Wednesday for the Scion Jawn). Lol. I really do like this record and it took a random occurance like this for me to give it a chance.

Try as I might, I’m no music critic. Actually, I’m not going to front. I don’t try to be a music critic. Looking for flaws in music is not fun, not my forte. Recognizing this, I’m not certain what to call this music. It’s just good. Kathy Diamond is just another UK import I’ve fallen in love with musically and like the Lo Fi, Grime, and Quantic-esque music before her I’m simply blown away with the beauty of it. The soul of it. I think the best way to describe this music to you is for you to hear it yourself…Kathy Diamond- “Between The Lines”

I like new shit. I like to be suprised. When I came across this Stockholm Jazz Beat Project album I didn’t expect much. I never really heard of them. Then I pressed play and the CD hasn’t stopped spinning. I’ve been playing this in the car more than anything else. It’s one of those albums you want to ride to. It’s good Jazz, it’s good fusion. It’s Divine. Stockholm Jazz Beat Project- “Divine”. By the way, don’t get caught up in this track thinking it’s indicative of the album. It’s not. It’s more soulful than jazzy, but it’s still one of my favorite tracks.

And now for ATLANTA. I guess T-pain being from Tallahasee doesn’t allow him to count as an ATL artist even though he spends alot of time here and is on a label based here in Atlanta, Akon’s Konvict Music. Well dammit this is MY blog and I do as I damned well please so I’ma break my OWN rules and count him as an ATL artist anyway. I’m tired, dammit. I want to go snuggle up next to wifey. Have you heard of Anthony David? Sure you have. Well it just so happens that this next artist wrote “Georgia Peach”. That’s one of my favorite songs from Mr. David. This Artist has also written for Sleepy Brown. In fact, I’ll stop with the trivia. Ed Garnesdid a nice write up on Coup De Ville Theory. I’ve been in love with this man’s limited myspace offerings for about a year. Coup De Ville Theory- “’82 Malibu”This is some sit on the front porch with a sweet tea and a soft breeze shit.

You haven’t heard of Eugene IV (Eugene the fourth)? Maybe you have and you just haven’t realized it. I mean the man has performed with the likes of Shawn J. Period, worked with ATL House/Soul/Bossa band Jiva, and just a few weeks ago I saw him at a show at Apache Cafe (Again, shout out to J Sevens and what those folks are doing over there) playing with Aloe Blacc, Buff1 and ATL’s own Dillon Maurer. What a show. What. A. Show. Unfortunatley I don’t have any tracks from Eugene. I didn’t buy the album as of yet. What you should know is that he has positive lyrics, and although he does mention God alot, I don’t think he’s overbearing with it. As a Muslim I know I wasn’t offended. Great, great music. The man plays sax live at his shows too. A live band and the whole 9 yards. If you get a chance to see him perform, make sure you do that.

And with that, I bid you adieu. Bedtime for the FireBrand. I got Jummah in a few hours. I need it. I’ma bad, bad man. But y’all already knew that.

It’s Free mix Wednesday’s!

Posted in Uncategorized by Dom Brady on June 20, 2007

I. AM. NOT. A. DJ. I might not even have incredibly discerning tastes, but I still like to put together mixes from time to time if nothing else than for something new to listen to in the car.

I’ve been calling these mixes Grit’s ‘n Gravy because it normally features alot of Southern Artists or Atlanta Artists as well as stuff I have been listening to recently.

I like to be as eclectic as possible. It throws some people off, turns others on. *shrugs* It’s fun. I also procrastinated on this so it’s kind of thrown together. These blends is sloppy as shit- non existent, even. If you can’t stomach this mix at all, here is a prior Grit’s ‘n Gravy for your trouble.

Anyways, here’s today’s playlist: (tried not to play songs I offer for download, but one might have snuck in there):

Grits ‘n Gravy 6 (?)

Bob James/Lo Borges- Weird Intro Thingy I did
T-pain Ft Akon- “Bartender”
Cool Breeze featuring the Dungeon Family- “Watch for the Hook”
Felt- “Rick James”
4Hero ft Jack Davey- “Take My Time”
Qtip as Kamaal the Abstract- “A million times”
Mos Def- “A ha”
Dreamer ft Fonzworth Bentley- “Bowtie”
Vanessa Marquez ft Justin Timberlake- “Want you to Know”
Kay ft Starchy Arch- “Ms Jones”
Buff1- “Slick”
The Knife- “Neon”
Santogold- “Creator”
Field Mob- “I Hate You”
Pete Philly & Prerequsite – “Amazed”(Seiji remix)
Sleepy Brown ft Backbone- “Don’t Stop”
Feist- “Honey Honey”
B.O.B ft Wes Fif- “Haterz”
Pharoahe Monch ft Showtime- “Push”

A friend called me last night and we talked about

Posted in Flight of the Conchords by Dom Brady on June 18, 2007

…We talked about Flight of the concords. I don’t have HBO, but with the internet, who needs it? The opening song alone shows HBO has another winner. Y’all probrably don’t know this but I’m a huge Rugby fan, and the New Zealand All Blacks are my favorite team. Well, dammit this show might be New Zealand’s second best product. I see you, Lord of the Rings fans. Yeah, I said it.

You can either click on the HBO link provided above or view the show here in this media player. Enjoy!

myspace.com/conchords

Friday’s = No Doze/New Music.

Matthew Dear is dope. The first mixtape I ever made had an Audion (one of his known aliases) Track on it. This Texan living in Ann Arbor makes two Ann Arbor transplants I’ve talked about on this blog making good music (the other being Buff1). This single I’m making available for DOWNLOAD is called “Dog Days”. He made this back in 2003 and it reminds me alot of the Audion tracks I used to love. I’m not going to get into all of his aliases and his prolific body of work in such a short amount of time. That’s just too much work and I’m lazy. His newest release is called Asa Breed . What can do, however is leave you with this: Matthew Dear– “Dog Days

Okay, okay. Fine. I know it’s weird. I know *I* am weird. I’m a relatively young man, still in my 20’s. I’m a Jamaican-American and I don’t listen to alot of Dance-hall. Sue me. I was raised on a steady diet of Roots-Rock Reggae. In my family we broke bread in the morning with records of Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh and of course Bob Marley spinning in the backdrop. I still gain sustenance from that sound. I love some Gregory Isaacs with my toasted breadfruit on a Saturday Morning waiting for My Dawgs come on the tube. Every now and again a Dance-hall artist like a Capelton comes along and changes it up for me. This time it’s Mavado. If you are into Dance-hall or Reggae and you haven’t heard this VP recording artist’s name ring out recently, you’ve prolly been under a rock. If you missed out on the mixtape prequel to his Album bearing the same name “Gangsta for life” you missed out. However… we still believe in seconds chances here at NorthernArc. You’re welcome. Buy the album.

Y’all heard of the Procsussions, right? Well damnit this ain’t about them. Okay, it sorta is. I wanna speak about this new mr. J Medeiros album “Of gods and girls”. It’s his solo debut, and I gotta say that it’s the hotness. It really is. I mean, as soon as I put the album on I was in love. In fact, allow me to help ya’ll share in the feeling. This is track #1 of the new album from mr. J Medeiros- “Amelie“.

Enough for out-of-towners. Let’s get back to the A. We’ve mentioned Le Castle Vania before on this blog. The man is doing his thing. Be sure to check him out at his Monthly Event over at the Drunken Unicorn on First Thursdays. The event is called Fuck Yesss, in case you were wondering. Dylan has an EP out, if you didn’t know. Here’s a track off of it. Le Castle Vania – “Tigertron


Real quick I’ma speak on a young cat by the name of Atypik. This Atlanta based artist is originally from the Bay area. I know y’all haven’t heard of him yet, but y’all might have seen him around. How did I run across him? We go to school together over at Clark Atlanta (CAU!). Yet another AU center artist, yes. This cat is talented, and he’ll be on the “Brew House” mixtape coming Late Summer from Dj Unknown. Can’t wait that long to hear new shit? Atypik – “Hold that pose“.

I’ma close this out with Jahi Kearse. I mentioned him last week when we talked about Days Ahead. This man is talented. We know how deep the Atlanta Soul scene is and this brother has been on his grind in that scene. You might have seen him perform with Donnie, you might have seen him perform solo but I promise you that if you are into Soul (Like I am) You’ve never seen him and been disappointed. Word on the street is that he’s got a Demo he’s shopping. Enjoy this little jam from him…
Jahi Keare – “You’re Beautiful“.

That ends our No Doze segment for the day. I MIGHT be back to talk about some events this weekend. Lots of parties. The F’in Socialites have Slush(Featuring Matt Roan) planned for Saturday, The Decatur Social Club has an event featuring The Glamour over in East Atlanta (I’m assuming) tonight. Can’t forget to mention that Dj Mafioso’s Sazon will be going down at Apache as well for those that want to get their dance on.

It’s a Wednesday and that means a free mix.

Posted in Grits 'n Gravy mix by Dom Brady on June 13, 2007

I think I’d like to offer y’all a free helping of Grits ‘n Gravy on Wednesdays. I started working on a mix last night after I stopped my Lenny’s to show my face over at Nesslee’s show. I saw some of the Beat Chef crew out there, btw. Big shout out to them. But yeah, I think this will be cool. I didn’t finish this mix, so I’m going to post an older mix from a few months back. It’s a LITTLE dated, but since NorthernArc is from the future some of it might be new to you.

Look forward to a brand new Grits ‘n Gravy volume 6 with new shit and hopefully some exclusives next Wednesday.

Race relations in the ATL party scene.

Posted in 3 6 mafia, dj drama, piakhan by Dom Brady on June 13, 2007


Before we begin I think y’all should know this is abit of a rhetorical rant. You should also know that I’ve enclosed two mixtapes at the end of this rant…

So…is it a problem? Are we mixing enough? Do we get along as well as we’d like to think? Is it okay for partying and soicialization to be segregated? In my opinion I don’t see how any of it can be beneficial.What do you think? Do you think about these sort of things? I find it interesting that a black person could say to me that they wouldn’t want to attend an event because the black to white ratio wasn’t right. “Too many crackers” are over there. What kind of shit is that? And I’ve seen my white friends become uncomfortable when the ration unbalanced the other way or say the same kind of thing. “Isn’t that like a black show, or party or club?”, hell no. It’s just a club.

Why is that? It’s 2007, people. Get over that shit and have a good time.
People are so afraid to open up and be REAL in this city. I wonder why that is?
I think it’s getting alot better. But there are still the cavemen with old school limitations on what is acceptable for a party “ratio” or what music is acceptable to be played in the club. Get the fuck outta here with that.

DJ Drama & 3 6 mafia Mixtape
Piakhan Agua Vol. 1

It’s a Monday, and that means Moral Chicanery!

Posted in Moral Chicanery by Dom Brady on June 11, 2007

In celebration of our 5th Episode last week, and in recognition of my Air conditioning going out we’d love to bring the heat that is the first episode ever of Moral Chicanery. We figure every 5th show we’ll share a previously un-aired classic since we have so many of them. Enjoy our buffoonery.

DOWNLOAD Moral Chicanery Episode #1

So this weekend was crazy…

Posted in Uncategorized by Dom Brady on June 11, 2007

The opening of Opera (The club formerly known as 1150)on Friday night… For pics check out The Midnight Socialite. Kai Alce at Apache Friday night as well…Saturday was wild. I honestly don’t know how I survived. Bbq at Dumpster Dive
Then the pool party in Buckhead that BP ‘n the Beatchefs threw. Yelawolf came thru there, and much booze and other substances were consumed…We skipped the Creative Loafing Beer fest and tried to make it to City of Ink for “24 reasons to live”. We didn’t make it. Variable was summoned to spin at Sloppy Seconds- THAT party was off the fucking chain too! I slipped out early to catch Buff1, Aloe Blacc, Dillon and Eugene IV @ Apache, tho and wow. I missed the early sets but Aloe Blacc was fucking amazing, fam. Eugene IV was doing his thing- he had the entire band there and it was dope.

My boy The Black Bill Gates had his bday jumpoff at Club Miami. Patron was overflowing, folks. I’m talkin like an inch of patron on the dancefloor

Went BACK to Sloppy Seconds and hung out for a taste. I mean, celebs was in the building as usual. After party thrown buy the Dumpster Dive DJ’s near Castleberry Hill. Shit was dope.

To close it out? ANOTHER pool party (salt water pool this time) over near Edgewood, and mad parties at clubs, etc of which I took part in NONE this sunday.

What did y’all do this weekend? I hope y’all weren’t at the crib.

It’s raining and I’m in the spirit of giving, so…

Posted in Free Mixtapes, Kaze, Lil Wayne, Qualm Scott, Small Eyez by Dom Brady on June 8, 2007

Here are a few mixtaps featuring ATL artists, Artists that have performed in Atlanta recently, or that are coming soon to the city. These are all free and are being given away by the artists themselves. If you haven’t been to their shows chances are you didn’t get to pick these freebies up. Well, we believe in second chances around these parts. Enjoy…

Stop Spittin’ That BullMix courtesy of The Soul Stirrer & Smalleyez
over at Chesing the Cool

01.Invocation- Common
02.Get a Hold- A Tribe Called Quest
03.Release Yo’ Delf- Method Man
04.Beasts from the East- Lost Boyz ft.Canibus,Redman & A-Plus
05.No Fear- Originoo Gunn Clappaz
06.In The Mood [Remix]- Talib Kweli/Kanye West
07.Slang Editorial- Cappadonna
08.Sittin’ On Chrome (Pitkin Ave. Mix)- Masta Ace
09.Iraq ( See Tha World )- Capone-n-Noreaga
10.Get Retarded- Cassidy
11.Over Wit- Elzhi
12.You Know My Steez- Gang Starr
13.Alive- Beastie Boys
14.Buckingham Palace- Canibus
15.Rize (feat. Ladehra) (Album)- Median
16.”Life’s Still A Bitch” feat. Nas And AZ
17.One Beer (Remix)- MF Doom
18.Blink (prod.by ABOTS)- Small Eyez
19. LA Times – People Under The Stairs
20. Next Levels- feat. Lil’Sci, ID 4 Winds & Stahhr

The Empire & Lil’ Wanye – The Drought Is Over 2: The Carter 3 Sessions
Tracklisting

01. The Empire & Lil’ Wanye – Tha Carter 3 (Intro) 00:46
02. Lil’ Wanye – Did It Before (Produced By Kanye West) 03:50
(Carter 3)
03. Lil’ Wanye – How You Like Me Now (Carter 3) 03:20
04. Lil’ Wanye – Something You Forgot (Carter 3) 03:39
05. Lil’ Wanye – Scarface (Carter 3) 02:18
06. Lil’ Wanye – World Of Fantasy (Carter 3) 03:56
07. Lil’ Wanye feat. Mack Maine – I Know The Future 03:33
(Produced By Timbaland) (Carter 3)
08. Lil’ Wanye – What He Does (Carter 3) 03:13
09. Lil’ Wanye – Help (Carter 3) 01:32
10. Lil’ Wanye – Time For Us To Fuck (Carter 3) 02:36
11. Lil’ Wanye feat. Mack Maine – Zoo (Produced By Rockwilder) 03:36
(Carter 3)
12. Lil’ Wanye – I’m A Beast (Carter 3) 04:05
13. Lil’ Wanye – Pussy MVP (Carter 3) 01:14
14. Lil’ Wanye feat. DJ Khaled – Let’s Talk (We The Best) 03:17
(Not On Album)
15. Lil’ Wanye feat. Currency – Diamonds & Girls (Carter 3) 03:56
16. Lil’ Wanye – I Feel Like Dying (Carter 3) 03:27
17. Lil’ Wanye – La La La (Carter 3) 04:38
18. Lil’ Wanye – C.O.L.O.U.R.S. 00:54
19. Lil’ Wanye – Get It Shawty 01:17
20. Lil’ Wanye – Prostitute Flange 05:18
21. Lil’ Wanye feat. DJ Khaled – Brown Paper Bag (We The Best) 01:17
22. Lil’ Wanye – Is It Coming Out? (Outro) 00:13

Total Time: 61:55

Qualm Scott– “The Malice De King

SORRY! No Tracklisting!

KazeWord on the Street

1 – INTRO – TALK OF THE TOWN
2 – JUMP IN YOUR SPOT prod. – by ERV F.O.R.D.
3 – WE RIGHT HERE FEAT. JOZEEMO – prod. by LOW
4 – ORLINS TO CHAPEL HILL feat. EMPEE – prod. by ASTRONOTE (FRANCE)
5 – I TRIED TO TELL ‘EM – prod. by K. HILL
6 – NO PLACE feat. DOUJAH RAZE and KAIMBR – prod. by SHUKO (Germany)
7 – MOMENT OF SILENCE – prod. by ANALOGIC
8 – ONE COLOR feat. YOUNG FLU and VELOCITY – prod. by J. THRILL
9 – SHOW AND PROVE – prod. by HATHE (SPAIN)
10 – OFF ON YOUR OWN (REMIX) feat. K. HILL – prod. by JAH FREE
11 – SHUT UP feat. ERV F.O.R.D., AMEN, SILENT KNIGHT and RAKS ONE – prod. by ILLMIND
12 – NON STOP feat. COUNTRY RAY BUCK$ – prod. by JAZZ-B
13 – GOOD MORNING CAROLINA – prod. by JIMI CONWAY
14 – I’M ON MY N.C. SH*T
15 – IT’S LIKE THAT feat. YOUNG FLU – prod. by 9TH WONDER
16 – PAPERWORK feat. ROYCE THE 5’9 – prod. by ERV F.O.R.D
17 – RHYME FOR A REASON – prod. by DJ REVOLUTION (WAKE UP SHOW)
18 – 16 BAR BIO – prod. by ODDISEE
19 – AGAIN AND AGAIN feat. GRIND and K. SLACK – prod. by K. SLACK
20 – GO GETTERS feat. S.S.P. – prod. by THE DEM
21 – THE EULOGY feat. K. HILL and PUMPKINHEAD – prod. by ANALOGIC
22 – SLAVE 2 YOURSELF – prod. by ANALOGIC
23 – BLOOD THICKER THAN OIL – prod. by DJ RHETTMATIC (BEAT JUNKIES)

Friday’s = No Doze/New Music

Posted in Atlanta Music, Days Ahead, Deep Cotton, Free Mp3, free music, Jax, Jewl Anguay, The Futurists by Dom Brady on June 8, 2007


What can you say? The man is hungry. Jax been making moves in the A since like ’97 and what a better way to celebrate his tenth year going strong in the A-town than with his 5th Solo album “Sharper Images“. This Queens, New York transplant has been making records and performing with Binkis Recs for a minute. For more on the history of Jax, Binkis and
interesting tidbits like how DJ Drama came up in their camp check out Mosi Reeves’ article in Atlanta Creative Loafing about the new project. There was a time when I felt like we need to push the old heads and the memory of that old scene out of the way to make room for the new artists. A reasonable person should have known better. I remember talking to a few brothers about this about a year ago and they gave me the gas face. I’ll take that L. That was a bad look. The truth is that Binkis is an integral part of the fabric that makes the art and music scene here in Atlanta. Without pioneers like Binkis, Lyrical Giants, P.A., Micronauts, Hemisphere, Mass Influnece, etc, there simply would not be a hip hop underground in Atlanta. Binkis is still involved performing at shows, showing support for artists new and old. You can’t go to a show or art event in Atlanta without running into these cats. ATL should be grateful for them, and show love every time one of these cats touch a mic. Show some love and go pick up “Sharper Images“.

Jax “J A Xperience


Well these cats are new on the scene. Apparantly they are still unsigned, but these cats are making moves. You can check for them at the Loft tomorrow night Saturday, June 9th. The Atlanta fusion/electronic/rock scene is really on fire of late with many bands landing on the scene- most of them are signed to Stickfigure Recordings. It will be interesting to see what The Futurists do in the up coming years.

The Futurists “One of us


Jewl Anguay is fine. I probrably need to stop mentioning this first when I’m bringing up female artists. I probrably also need to stop stating the obvious, but again, this is blog. MY blog. I’ma talk about it. This beauty is an artist on Cee-Lo’s new Radiculture label. Between her and Tori Alamaze? The man has got a solid start. When you hear her voice you just know. You know she will be a star. Just beautiful music. You can hear more of her music on her myspace page, but you know I couldn’t let y’all go without tasting a lil sample.

Jewl Anguay “I found you


Deep Cotton is signed to The Wondaland Arts Society. What is, who is the Wondaland Arts Society? I’d be lying if I said I know. What I can say is that Janelle Monae is an artist working with them, and that they do have a blog Well, whatever the hell it is they are doing, they need to keep on doing it and do MORE of it. I love their style, their swagger, their music. Deep Cotton is abit of an enigma for many right now, but if you check out this remix they did of “The Mighty O” off of Outkast’s Idlewild soundtrack you might begin to get an idea of what these cats are about.

Deep Cotton “At the Deep Cotton” (The “Mighty O” remix)


Days Ahead is dope. The Duo has been doing their thing for about 4 years now. But for some reason alot of folk have never heard of them. I keep getting people calling me and telling me about them as if they came out last week. I first saw them at Apache Cafe 2 or 3 years ago performing with another ATL talent Jahi Kearse. They were tremendous. Somehow this group has managed to fuse together Soul, Rock and Jazz seamlessly. Of course I’m going to give y’all a sample, but you really need to see them live so I thought I’d inlcude this youtube of them performing earlier this year at The 5 spot.

Days Ahead “Love is love

Heavy Mojo. I love these guys.

Posted in Free Mp3, Heavy Mojo, Radio Video, Streetz by Dom Brady on June 8, 2007


I did an interview for them on our NorthernArc site a few years back before we had our first crash (thanks porn bots!) and like a dumbass I didn’t back up my audio or save my text so the interview was totally lost. It’s funny. Because when I met B Dirty out at Greenbriar mall for the interview I really didn’t know who they were. I had an IDEA. El Pus had just dropped their new album, and I was really just understanding how deep the talent pool in Atlanta was when I ran across their myspace site. I kept calling ’em Danger Mojo. I know he was mad as shit. Prolly even more mad their interview got lost. lol. This is back in the day when Myspace was Friendster’s little sister. Well, times have changed…

3 years later here they are still doing their thing in a scene where we’ve witnessed alot of ATL acts come go, or just fade away. Looks like they just released a new video for “Radio” which is dope because I love that song. It reminds me alot of “Gangster” by B.O.B in that it shares the same subject matter. Noone more than ATL musicians know the pain of what it is to be marginalized by Big Media. I see y’all, fellas. Do your thing.

I’d feel weird if I didn’t include an MP3 for y’all so here is “Streetz” from Heavy Mojo. If I can somehow dig up that audio, I’ll post that shit later. Meanwhile, go cop that album, folks!

So the cops shut down Janelle Monae last night

Posted in Atlanta, Janelle Monae, Live performance, Smile Live by Dom Brady on June 6, 2007

I got the entire thing on my camera, but for some reason my firewire isn’t working.

You know what’s dope about the innanets, tho? If you wait long enough someone somewhere will upload footage to youtube.

This is Janelle soldiering on after the cops cut her mic off:

Now see, this is interesting…

Posted in ATL, Ghettotech, Lounge, Mike Wright, Sister City Studio by Dom Brady on June 5, 2007


MSW aka Mike Wright. This cat reminds me of a less vocally adept Cody ChestnuTT. Call it the live guitars, call it whatever. This Decatur cat reminds me of the ATLien, tho.

Mike Wright “Thick Thighs…” (Couldn’t make out the rest of the Title- oops!)

Am I crazy? It’s interesting to say the least…Y’all REMEMBER Cody ChestnuTT, right? Him and Saul Williams had a jawn packed out somewhere in Manhattan during CMJ. I aint gonna front, though. I wasn’t at the show. I just notcied the crazy line on my way to try to sneak in the Clipse show- which we never got into :o(.

I’m debating on whether I should delve in to ATL’s Electronica scene or the very STRONG Drum and Bass at some point scene today.

I’ve decided to hold off talking about Daryl Reeves, and Gripp until Friday. I like them both and want to be able to put sumin nice together if either of them contact me before then.

We’re going to take it to the next level sooooon. This blog is just getting started, really. Gonna add interviews and whatnot. Soon come. I can’t wait!

Anyway, It’s late- or actually early at this point. I’ll holla!

Moral Chicanery Episode 5

Posted in ATL Hip Hop, Clan Destined, Moral Chicanery, Sky Hy, Spree Wilson, Underground by Dom Brady on June 5, 2007

In this episode we talk about Mike Vick’s woes, The idiot flying on the TB tour, and Kang James. We also manage to play some dope music- all ATL artists, btw

DOWNLOAD Moral Chicanery Episode 5

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Friday’s = No Doze/New Music

Wow. I got some dope shit for y’all this Friday, yo. It’s EARLY here. I just got back from the Collective Efforts/Floyd Da Locsmif/Supatition/Kaze/Audubon Society show over at the Earl earlier this morning…I missed the show :0(.

What can I say? Working nights sucks, man. Especially for weekday shows, but I love what I do, and I love the time shift I do it in so, fuck it.

I did have a chance to run into H20 (Of Mass influence, and Y’all so stupid…never heard of them? Get up on your ATL Hip hop history. Cats like these folks and Parental Advisory, Kilo, etc? They made it all possible).

I also met J Dilla’s Uncle. How cool is THAT!?! I hear he’s working with Dillon and H20 on some stuff. Well be still my fucking heart. I can’t wait to see what they got in store for us.

OKAY. Enough about my night. Let’s talk about that new-new. This week we gonna talk about Nerdkween who isn’t really a new artist, but dammit I’m pretty sure she’s new to you…We got Dillon, Neslee, and more…


I thik we’ll start off like we did last week- with the sole out-of-towner: The Smile Rays. Hailing out of North Florida, The Smile Rays are comprised of Bat Sauce on the beats, Therapy of the AB’s (formerly known as Asamov), and singer Daisey. Quite frankly this shit is ill. There is just no other way around it. As usual I’m not going to TELL you how to feel about the music. Judge for yourself. Big up to their being signed to Rawkus 50, btw. Do the damned thing.

“Toast”

Now that we got the formalities out of the way, let’s talk about ATLANTA. Tori Alamaze (pronounced Al-lah-mah-zay) is flames, family.

You’ve heard from this Radiculture signed artist- or at least her hit song “Don’t Cha” before. The only problem is that you heard the Pussy Cat Dolls singing it. Cee-lo sold the rights to the song to the long legged vixens but Tori made the song sing, shawty.

In case you haven’t heard, Cee-lo has a new label called Radiculture based here out of Atlanta, and she is just one of Radiculture’s new artists that we will be profiling in the coming weeks. She’s fine, she’s talented…she’s originally from Detroit, but we’ll forgive her for carpetbagging. Oh yeah, and she’s into…

Freaky Boys

Next up? This cat…Lmao. This cat is RAW. Neslee is just raw. I could go on and on, and speak on the brother but why? I’ll let him speak for him self since he does it so-so well.

Downstairs

Back to Soul music, tho. I’m sure you’ve heard of Keri Hilson or maybe you haven’t.

This Atlanta based singer is doing some really big things. I mean, she was on Diddy’s Press Play album. She was featured on Timbaland’s Shock Value (which might be a good or bad thing depending on which way the wind is blowing) morever, she’s just damn fine. This is becoming a recurring theme with ATL’s sultry sirens, they gorgeous. I mean what do you want me to do? LIE? Ignore it? This is a BLOG, son. I’m fittna be real as shit. She is damn beautiful. I honestly don’t know what kind of radio spins she is getting beacuse I don’t listen to the radio (I’ll give you my WCLK rant later) But in any case check her music. This song is featuring Snoop Dog…

Happy Juice

DILLON. (DY-LAWN) lol. Wow. This cat is good peoples. I mean, his energy is just like pure artistry. You have GOT to love Dillon.

Dillon is one half of the critically acclaimed Intellekt & Dirty Digits. These Florida Transplants were doing their thing last year getting artist of the week nods at SPIN MAGAZINE, and even finding love on Okayplayer.com getting 4 afros (which is a feat itself). Well, the group has dissolved and we are left with just good ole Dillon.

He’s blessed ATL already with a mixtape called Un-Cut. You can pick this up at his shows which are frequent or on his myspace. In fact, the next show is THIS UPCOMING SATURDAY over At Apache Cafe He’ll be playing with Euguene IV, Buff1 and Aloe Blacc What has to be appreciated about this mixtape is that Dillon did MOST of the production, scratching and nearly all of the MCing himself. It’s a great peice of work that includes earlier works with Therapy of Asamov/The Smilerays and The Audubon Society as well as Collective Efforts, etc….

It’s just a great flavor of music, check this choice cut-

Me, You, and a Bottle of Merlot

Man, Nerdkween aint really new, yo. This sista has been doing her thing in the A for a minute.


But aside from my Low-fi and Electronica heads, she’s new to nearly everyone I talk to so I decided to include her here. This jawn is a live recording. It speaks for itself.

If

Lastly, I’ma speak on Supreeme. Remember I mentioned them Last Friday as part of that art scene movement? Well, these cats have a more street sound than many of the artists in that scene. Shit is aiight, tho.

Check this jawn they got off last year’s album…

Supply and Demand

In point of fact, you can download their entire last album on their Website HERE.How kind of them!
And with that? I’ma holla at ya’ll later this evening, God willing. I got the weekend off this week so I can catch the Buff1, Aloe Blacc, Eugene IV, Dillon show.
I hope to see y’all there this upcoming saturday. Later today we gotta talk about how John Blaze this Pharoah Monch is, and talk about some more ATL music. I also want to delve into some stuff I seen in the news that is on my mind…

Peace.