Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dawhud x Moka Only x Wizdumb - Candyman (...Large Pro...J Dilla)

"Sweets to the Sweet"

 About 10 years ago Dawhud purchased the legendary Large Professor's S950 from him on eBay. The sampler was a staple along with the SP1200 in Hip Hop's Golden Age and Large Pro used the sampler on many of the classics he produced. "Put it in the S950 and stretch IT!"

 Fast forward a few years and Dawhud was able to acquire a record that was from J Dilla's personal record collection. Was it used on any of the beats he made that weren't released? Who knows... but knowing it was from his actual collection is worth its weight in gold.

 Both of these pieces mostly sat as collector items in Dawhud's studio until a simple joke/suggestion from Ryan Fresh planted a seed. "Yo... if you make a beat with Large Pro's S950 and J Dilla's record, you'll summon Candyman." Boom... that was it. Suddenly the concept for the song was born and as the beat was created, Dawhud wanted to make a song that was an homage to the legends that were in essence behind the track. Dawhud, being an emcee/producer/DJ, wanted to make a song with other emcee/producer/DJs using equipment and records that were from legendary emcee/producer/DJs.

Enter Moka Only and Wizdumb. Three like minds, but each ride the haunting mellow track in a different direction while maintaining the theme.

"You ever heard of Candyman? If you look into the mirror... you say his name 5 times."


 Moka Only...


 Large Professor...

 J Dilla...

 Enter the Candyman

 As an homage to the late J Dilla, who owned the record used in the production, Candyman will be released on Dilla Day Tuesday February 7th.

Monday, December 19, 2016

D&G Limited Edition 7" Lathe Cut

When D&G offered a glimpse into their upcoming album, "The Secpter & The Sword," it was in the form of a snippet/mixtape featuring a mix of previews, remixes and b-sides from the project.  Two of the tracks that stood out were "The House of Dawhud" and the original version of "Goliath."

Dawhud and Ace-One decided to release these tracks as a single outside of the "mixtape" format and have them made into a limited edition double A side lathe cut. Taking the concept of this epic project and wanting it to be a special limited release, the 7" is a clear lathe cut and laser etched with the D&G logo on the center.  Along with the 7", every jacket is laser etched and painted by hand.  Each 7" will technically have a different cover and every lathe cut will be different from all of the 50 copies made.
D&G will be accepting preorders and will start shipping the single after January 7th.

 Preorder the limited edition 7" now before Christmas for only $10. After the New Year, if still available, they will be $12 (plus shipping).  Each purchase comes with an immediate download of the two tracks including inst. versions via the D&G or Dawhud bandcamp site.

Something's Coming...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ang P X Eddie Venom - #Project 1031

Dayum Ang P is on a roll.  Rest is for the dead and after a short breath from the last EP, Ang P & Eddie Venom are back with another dose.  And like how "Manicotti" had a lighter vibe than "L.I.F.E." to represent the season it was released, "Project 1031" complements fall.

Nonstop... RLC cold killin' it!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ang P - Daddy's Soul Donut

Can't stop WONT STOP!  Ang P started off this year with his "L.I.F.E." Lp and then quickly followed it up with the "Manicotti" EP and here we are with another serving.  To quote Ang P from the RLC "Blood of King's" release, "It's a marathon baby, it ain't a fast race."  Non-stop and consistent.  Other artists would start muddying their own catalog by putting out music at a pace like this, but with every release dude is keeping stride and gliding to the finish line.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Who's Next redux

Today is my bday and my gift to you all is a track from the vaults. One of my pseudo shelved projects is a follow up/sequel to "Basement Sessions."  Tracks for the LP were pulled for other projects, scrapped or just sat unfinished.  One was this redux version of "Who's Next".

This is just the demo version of the redux because when revisiting the session files I discovered that there was something wrong with the files.  Following the theme of the follow up, it then sat scrapped as I realized I'd have to pretty much start over to recreate the track.

Until then...enjoy this treat from the vaults.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ang P - Manicotti EP

RLC don't stop...

After JUST releasing "L.I.F.E." a few months ago, Ang P is on a takeover mission and drops the "Manicotti" EP produced by Eddie Venom.  Taking a dip from some of the concepts from "L.I.F.E." Ang P brings lightness with "Manicotti" as the Ying to "L.I.F.E.'s" Yang.  Eddie Venom serves a plate of top shelf production and Ang devours each track making anthems like, "Thought's of A Man" and "Juice Bar" with ease.

At 7 joints this EP is like a soundtrack to summer fading into fall.

RLC did it again...  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Something's Coming...

To prep for the release of "The Scepter & The Sword" Dawhud and Ace present the "Something's Coming..." snippet/mixtape.  Comprised of alt versions, b-sides and remixes from the project the duo are simply telling you exactly what the title says.

Setting off this snippet/mixtape/ep is "The Premier" which is a shout to the legendary DJ Premier who gave them love when they released "Battle Anybody" in 2013. The track's production and cuts pay homage to the producer and DJ along with Dawhud's verse. "Stomping out this joint going out to Chris Martin!"

Teasing the listener with a glimpse into the project and offering up some rare treats, this certainly wets the appetites of those that have been waiting patiently for their epic to drop.  The title says it all.

Along with the digital release of "Something's Coming..." there will be a limited run of cassettes in purple and gold flake. The physical cassette will feature 4 tracks on the b-side produced by Da Beatminerz that will not be released digitally or featured on "The Scepter & The Sword".  (to purchase a copy of the limited cassette, click here)