Just letting those interested know where we stand as of right now: the limited edition bundle with the colored vinyl and extras is SOLD OUT (everything flew out within hours of availability…. wowww). The double black vinyl lp is still available but it too may be sold out very soon, so I would advise any and all wanting to cop the album to do so ASAP. The CDs should be around awhile longer. More info in the comments. Thanks to everyone who bought the record, your support is appreciated to the fullest!
Pre-orders for the limited edition Phill Most Chill “All Cuts Recorded Raw” DOUBLE VINYL LP (ill unreleased joints from the 1987-1990 “On Tempo Jack” era) begin on MONDAY JUNE 6th- be sure to check the Diggers With Gratitude forum for more details right here. I’m gonna keep it funky with y’all… I know these limited edition joints may be a little steep for some folks’ budgets, but if you can at all afford it I’d advise you to spring for that full bundle. Not because it’s gonna put loot in my pocket but because we tried to lace y’all with a package that hopefully would be worth the money spent and then some. I really think we succeeded. MAN. I’m extremely excited myself in anticipation of getting the finished products in my hands… can’t wait like Bart Scott.
Super ill new joint droppin’ on Slice-of-Spice Records (Slice-of-Spice is allied up with THAT REAL SCHITT, DWG, In Effect, World Of Beats and everything else that I’m affiliated with, so anything they’re droppin’ you need to be coppin’)- well, new in that SSR is just releasing it but in reality this sureshot was birthed back in 2001. My homie Paul Nice on the beat, legendary Juice Crew alumni Masta Ace on the m.c. rhymes. And of course I can tell you all day and night how fresh this record is, but why trust what I’m telling you when you can just listen on the embedded youtube-avision down below and see for yourself that the schitt is dope on a rope. Ordering info can be found right here (ya lost one if you ain’t gettin’ that Brooklyn Dodger blue vinyl, my mellow). This record is part uno of the three part Paul Nice Signature Seven Series (I’m not going to explain to you how three equals seven… figure it out for yourself by checking right here) featuring not only Ace but also Guru (R.I.P.) and the diabolical Biz Markie– now that’s real Hip Hop star power.
BTW, Paul Nice is comin’ back like a super ninja… also dropping new Drum Library records and collaborating with yours truly on some new stuff… more on that as we proceed.
Those of you familiar with my Soulman “The Truth Is Forever” and “Beautiful” mixes may know that I am a big fan of the Hendrickson Road House album from 1970, one of the great holy grails of the psych / folk rock world. Through this very blog I was lucky enough to meet the singer / songwriter / guitarist / creator of this amazing record, Sue Akins (actually spelled “Eakins” but changed for the album so that people would get the pronunciation correct). Even got to interview Sue a while back- unfortunately my unwieldy daily schedule (you know, that burdensome encumbrance that keeps me from regularly updating THAT REAL SCHITT) hasn’t afforded me the time to transcribe the full interview as of yet. Luckily I don’t think Sue (who is just a wonderful woman and has become a good friend of mine) is gonna hold it against me that she may have ended up wasting a couple hours of her time answering a bunch of questions from a Hip Hop dude straight outta Philly, questions and answers that unfortunately may never see the light of day. Well, it was a great experience and an honor for me to be able to talk to the person behind one of my favorite albums, and I’m still gonna try to finish transcribing everything and run the interview right here whenever I can do it (I just know I’m such a bum when it comes to stuff like this that I can’t say when I’ll get it done, but I’m gonna try). Meanwhile, please check out Sue’s Swan Fungus interview, which honestly covers pretty much everything I did and then some.
Anyway, all of this is to inform those that may be interested that the Hendrickson Road House lp reissue is officially a reality- no vinyl as of yet but the 100% legit CD on Wooden Hill is now available for pre-orders via Amazon, Amazon UK and Amazon Japan too. I’ve already pre-ordered one for self, but I also got an advance copy a minute ago and it sounds real nice (with six bonus tracks- my personal fave being “Beachcomber”, a tune that right now I can’t get out of my head). The cover and booklet design is on point as well- as I told Sue, Wooden Hill did an excellent job and gave this album the proper reissue treatment that it deserves, something that I really hoped would happen and gratefully it did. Plus I got a shout out in the credits too! Thanks, Sue.
Recently put these snippet mixes that I did back in 2005 up on youtube … featuring my boys Soma & Big Ghate, aka G.U.N (Greed’s Ultimate Nemesis). I don’t know if it’s because their EP dropped in the summer of 2005, but for some reason this schitt just feels like some summertime Hip Hop schitt to me.
I told you right here on this blogsite about four years ago that Willie Evans Jr. was the future… well, the future is now and Willie Ev is beyond even that. Here’s a couple of Youtubes that illustrate what I’m saying way better than my inadequate words would ever be able to.Shout out to Paten Locke and I’m givin’ one to Aloe Blacc too (I also happen to be a big fan of his video for “Loving You Is Killing Me” that Willie chopped up to make the joint below).