It’s true. I’ll be performing my first solo set ever Saturday, June 30 @ The Berkley Front backed by a live DJ, and my good friend, Paulie aka Grade A. The night will be hosted by none other than Five30 Music’s Tony Franks.
This is a big deal for me. A lot of people know that I’m 1/2 of Abrasive Method with Tony Franks. Some know I make beats. Some think I’ve stopped rapping, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Some people think I only facilitate projects now. I guess I do a little of everything.
I’ve been working on my own album for a little over a year, in between releases projects for Five30 Music, as well as producing tracks for Five30, SKRAPZ, Miz Korona, Tenacity, Moe Dirdee, Progress Report, Farout, AJAX, Mathias, MC Tay, and many more.
The point being, I’ve been recording my album behind close doors so to speak, but am ready to unveil some music LIVE to everyone. My album is called How Dare You and we’re planning to release it this Fall. I’m really anxious to hear what people think of my solo material as it’s a slight departure from A.M. material, and happy to get out and do some things on my own.
My good friend Steddy P. from Indyground Entertainment out of Kansas City, Missouri will be playing music off his recently released album Better Make Room. This is a sample free endeavor with producer Matthew Sawicki and DJ Mahf. Steddy P. is an amazing artist, and definition of independent. Check him out at www.steddyp.bandcamp.com and his millions of videos at www.indyground.com
Pony Boy & Eddie Logix are working on their debut release for Paradime’s BEATS AT WILL label. His album, Blood, Sweat, & Beers is produced entirely by super producer Eddie Logix. While Pony Boy has been opening for such notables as Royce 5’9″, Mystikal, Three 3 Mafia, and Trick Trick, Eddie Logix has been producing tracks for Danny Brown, Metasyons, Doc Waffles, Warren Peace, Midcoast Most, Progress Report, Guilty Simpson, and Mobil. Not to mention releasing an album on Five30 Music with Of Mice and Musicians’ Benjamin Miles entitled Play It Forward. This all happened in this year alone. These guys are building great buzz for their upcoming release. Check out Pony Boy’s latest mixtape, Black Eyes N Hickeys here: http://soundcloud.com/ponyboy313/sets/pony-boy-blackeyes-n-hickeys and Eddie Logix www.eddielogix.bandcamp.com
Relatively new in the grand scheme of Detroit hip hop is Crom Royale. I first saw a video for his song “Dark Minded” and was instantly intrigued. A couple of videos later, and I had to see him perform. S.Kaiser and I went to check him out at The Pike Room and were floored. Recently releasing a basement album entitled “Demo” Crom Royale has been gaining lots of blog love. You can download his Hi Hill Recordings debut here www.hihillrecordings.com/album/crom-royale-demo-2012
This is going to be a classic show, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone come out and support. Keep checking into Five30Music.com in the following weeks as there will additional viral, including a brand new song released from yours truly. Thanks for checking in as always. See you June 30th.