Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brothers From Another - Too Soon? EP

I just happened across these dudes from the 206, Breez and Goonstar, known as Brothers From Another. Their most recent Too Soon? EP is floatin around the internets (but you can hit the link below). They a jazzy hip-hop sound, the beats are pretty basic but lyrically these dudes are pretty nice. Check out their myspace or their blog. Peep the video below as well...kinda fresh.

Beeba Vision

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Charles Hamilton - Normalcy EP

Damn, what's it been like 6 months since we heard anything from Charles Hamilton. Well folk, Charles Hamilton is him or hate him. Bout to put these on and zooooonnnnee!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas...

Just wanted to take a second to wish all of you and yours out there a very Merry Christmas from the crew here at AYCE. Oh yeah, by the way...


THEY LIVE! - They La Soul

Ahhhh shit, I opened my first Christmas present just now and am bringing it straight to y'all. They La Soul the latest full length release from Seattle's They Live! I have only heard a couple tracks before this and I'm diggin it. It's different...good different! Pop on over to twitter and show them some love.

Peep the flier below for their next show on January 1st at The Comet here in Seattle. Fuuuudggge, another show on a night when I gotta work. Attention Artists: Please clear it with me when you decide to schedule a show to make sure that it works for me. Thank You.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

KRS-ONE & Buckshot featuring Geo Talib Kweli - Oh Really Remix

Seattle's own Geo (of Blue Scholars) joins KRS-ONE, Buckshot and Talib Kweli on the official remix for "OH REALLY," produced by Marco Polo, off KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT's Survival Skills album. Whoa...

B.o.B - I Am The Champion - EPSN Bowl Week

Just in case y'all missed it...dope introduction to Bowl Week. I got Alabama, Cincinnati, and Boise State...who's with me!

Revalation featuring M-Dot x Heart of the City

Ahhh, the big homey Rev blessed us with a new leak off his "The Revalation Will Be Televised: Commercial Interruption". Rev and M-Dot go over this classic Jay beat. "Commercial Interruption" New Year's Eve...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

U-N-I x Supreme 2.0

The guys Y-O and Thurzday sent through the first track from A Love Supreme 2.0 with Ro Blvd. Set to drop in February, the album will have 5 new tracks and an new playlist as well. Peep the trailer below followed by the link.

Macklemore - The Town Video

An early holiday gift from the dude Macklemore for a track off his Unplanned Mixtape. These are some beautiful visual people...step your video game up.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Welcome to you’re “DOOM.”

Do you think I would ACTUALLY misspell something? There is a reason for this….wait….wait….I lost it. I thought I had mfdoom something there. This Doom shit just magically appeared in this thing I have called an “inbox”. The infranet is a magical thing made of tubes. Tubes that sometimes deliver things to me that I love. Other times things that will forever scar my psyche and impair my mental health. This track is definitely in the former category. Please click HERE. The Madvillain, MF DOOM. Master Lyricist. I got nothin’ else to say.

P.S. Doom did an album with DangerMouse featuring various AdultSwim characters...a long time ago. It was amazing. If you don't know, please act like you do.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Edison - Music Made With Buttons 2.0 Video

This shit was crazy to me...check it out, followed by a little back ground.

...Edison playing the Monome (64 button beat machine) made from a converted lunchbox. Sounds crazy right? This is the second edition of the Music Made with Buttons Series. The first was done by Egadz! which currently sits at over 217,000 plays. The video was done in real time and one take, with the sound recorded straight into the camera.
You can peep more about Edison and the rest of the Kid Without Radio crew here. Edison will be dropping his debut album, "All The Information At Hand" on 12/22.

Mista Mista - Prov City Video

Check out the new video from the homey Mista Mista of Essence Music Group. Jon Hope, Mista Mista, and the rest of Essence are holdin it down for Rhode Island. I know, it sounds weird for me to say that as well, but I like what these guys are doin! I've never been to Rhode Island, let alone Providence, but it looks like a great place...especially at 0:38!

Illmind & Dub MD present Blaps, Rhymes, & Life Vol. 4

Shout out to Illmind and Dub MD for sending through the 4th installment of their "Blaps, Rhymes, & Life" compilation series. The fourth edition is 2 discs and features the likes of Erykah Badu, Mistah F.A.B., Keith Murry, KRS One, Skyzoo, and Seattle's own Grynch. Peep the link below!

Eternia - Get Caught Up

Funny enough, this little tape made it's way to the inbox courtesy of DJ Sav. One. Presented by 2dopeboyz and Kevin Nottingham and mixed by DJ Law. Below is the link and accompanying note from Eternia himself.

These are not ‘pop’ songs. These are not video singles. These are not Top 10 hits.

This is the heart and soul of why I do what I do when I do it. This is a personal offering.
It’s my huge THANK YOU to all of the people who have supported the Eternia & MoSS: “ROAD TO RELEASE” video episodes online over the last 6 months. I hand-picked these songs from the past decade, b/c I felt they are overlooked, they are the most personal to my life, and they reveal my growth as an artist.

To those that this mix was made for: ENJOY.


Eternia - Get Caught Up

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - The VS. EP

The wait is finally over, to their credit the duo claim to be perfectionists so that is what I'm expecting. Been waiting for this one since getting Macklemore's "The Unplanned Mixtape" at Bumbershoot this summer. Peep the link below...

GO! Machine...

Another dope piece of work from Catch's homey, Stephan Gray. Some of you may remember him as the director of the Fresh Espresso video Big or Small. The dude put together a nice video for those of us that missed the damn show! Peep it below...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Straighten up little soldier, stiffen that upper lip."

Maybe you just said, "What the fuck is that about?" My answer is yes, the title of this post comes from an Eminem song. I've been wrestling with this for a while now. Along comes Eminem, the dude Slug, and Brother Ali, who gave me a little clarity. Follow me here:

In "Mockingbird" Eminem captures the difficulty of being a father, and his love for his daughter very eloquently.

On the track "Little Man", Slug bares his emotions in relation to being a father and a son that may not quite live up to the expectations that come along with it.

I recently attended the Fresh Air Tour in Orlando, and seeing Brother Ali onstage with his son was a very powerful experience. His songs are interlaced with stories about his struggles as a father.

If you give a shit please listen before you read on:

The last 6 months have been more than difficult for my little family. My daughter is far away. I keep a stiff upper lip. I want my daughter to do the same. What does it feel like? Sorry, I don't know how to articulate it. It just doesn't feel good.

There are a few words that I hate. One of these is "emotional". What the fuck does that mean?! You may not have known this, but BrainSlice is a MAN. Part of the job description for being a man is to avoid showing "emotion". This is sometimes a very easy task, sometimes very difficult. A lot of us deal with this by drinking, taking pills, and punching other human beings in the face. I try not to take that route (Ok, maybe not the alcohol part), which leads to occasional outbursts of anger, and then more silence. My point is this: Hip Hop is my therapy. It is my medication. It makes me a better man. As much as I would like to avoid feeling things, sometimes I have to. Hip Hop helps with this process. Slug, Ali, and Em have a couple things in common aside from being white (like me!) and being pretty damn good on the microphone (not like me!): they found a way to articulate things that I cannot. Being a father is the most important, most difficult task a man will ever face. When you throw a less-than-ideal family situation into the mix, it can be overwhelming. Thank you Hip Hop, for helping me deal, and hopefully become a better man in the process.

I miss my daughter terribly. I wish she was here to listen to my favorite songs with me. I want to teach her everything I know. She could listen to Subsoniq on Tuesday night with me. She needs her dad to teach her to be strong. It is difficult to do this from across the country. We will be together again soon enough, which makes me "feel" a little better.

I chose my closing statement carefully. Eminem sums it up pretty well:

"and if you ask me to, daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird, I'm a give you the world. I'm a buy a diamond ring for you, I'm a sing for you, I'll do anything for you to see you smile, and if that mockingbird don't sing and that ring don't shine I'm a break that birdy's neck, I'll go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya, and make him eat every karat. DON'T FUCK WITH DAD."

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just “Do” It!!

DoSomethingCoverParty people in tha house…hit it! Seriously, hit the link below and go get yourself some brand spankin’ new Dyme Def. The Sea-town Trio was kind enough to drop the “Do Something” mixtape pre-release party (which is tonight at Cowgirls Inc. if you happen to be here, and you like ass-less chaps, I suggest you get the fuck over dare tonight…it’s a win-win my friends!). Do yourselves a favor and dl that shit riiiiiiiiight… NOW!

“Do Something” Mixtape

More Release Party Info


Monday, December 7, 2009

Idle Warships - Bedroom Lites

Here goes the video for Idle Warship first single, Bedroom Lites, off their "Party Robot" mixtape. I've been a fan since Kweli started this group (with Res and Graph Nobel) a while back. This mixtape is dope and FREE, so head over to Kweli's spot to pick it up. Peace

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Revelations - "Net" Worth

The big homey Rev just sent through a track, "Net" Worth, off his forthcoming mixtape "The Revalation Will Be Televised: Commercial Interruption" droppin New Year's Eve. Click the link below, then hit the homey up here and tell him what you think. Peace.

Unreleased Frank Ramz...

Damn, where the hell have I been? I missed these like an airball at the end of the game. Ramz release 4 previously unreleased soulful tracks. Does She Notice?, Euphoria, Baddest Night, and Brother Gonna Work It Out should tide you over until "Frankly Speaking" drops. I went ahead and zipped up the four tracks in one nice little package! Peace.

"Do Something" before the "Sex.Tape"...

Huh? Maybe I should surf around the Proof more often...there is some decent stuff to be found there. For instance, today I found the artwork and track list for Dyme Def's soon to be released "Sex.Tape". By "soon to be released", I mean on (or around) December 15th. You can actually preview all the tracks here.
Before that though, there will be a mixtape. The DJ Scene hosted "Do Something" mixtape on December 10th. Looks like their having a mixtape release party at....Cowgirls Inc? Huh? Must just be a party, cause I can't imagine any kind of performance there. Are those dudes gonna dance on the bar with the ladies??? I might pay to see that!!!

Track List
01) I Got You
02) Timeless
03) Do Something
04) All Night Long (feat. Spaid)
05) First Time (feat. Spaid)
06) Do It Better
07) Anecdote
08) Rockin' The Boat
09) Wet Dreams (feat. Spaid)
10) La Bamba
11) Light Switch

D.Black - Yesterday video

Man this must be the week for 206 video premieres...Fresh Espresso yesterday and D.Black today. Peep the video below for Yesterday featuring Marissa.

Check the flyer below for Black's show at Chop Suey December 19th. Peace.

Chip Tha Ripper - The Cleveland Show

Here you go folks, Chip Tha Ripper's "The Cleveland Show" mixtape is here. Check out the video trailer and download at the link below. Peace.

Chip Tha Ripper - The Cleveland Show