4 The Record is returns with a bang next year with a new venue, a special panel with Mississippi funk musicians from the 70s, and the return of some of your favorite vendors! Vendor registration is open and we encourage you to register early because there are a limited number of tables available. Volunteer registration will be open in December if you will like to help out.
Thats the good news now for the bad, we will be doing only 2 shows as opposed to 3 a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. This could change in the future so don’t fret.
We will keep you updated on the upcoming show and for you holiday shoppers, another chance to get a 4 the Record shirt and bag which will make the perfect stocking stuffers.
Be sure to visit our website 4therecordswap.com for more info and to see video and photos from our previous event.
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Los Angeles based Piecelock 70, is an unique music production company headed up by Thes One (People Under The Stairs). Their approach is simple, produce the music, put the music out and let the artists eat. Which allows the artists to continue to make music. This release, Junk Drawer Vol 1 is a nice collection of tracks from Headnodic, see Crown City Rockers if the name isn’t familiar, the name should suggest what this project is. It’s a collection of tracks which were placed in the “junk” drawer in Headnodic’s studio. Pretty nice to know that I can’t even hum a tune correctly and people like Headnodic has this kind of stuff floating around in space.
The release is free digitally and if you are a vinyl head then you can pick up a limited edition purple vinyl copy via the links below.It is limited to 250 pieces so hurry, it probably will not last long.
DOWNLOAD : HEADNODIC – JUNKDRAWER VOL 1
PURCHASE : HEADNODIC – JUNKDRAWER VOL 1 LIMITED EDITION VINYL
We proudly present this Limited Pressing of 250 Units and Totally free digital download.
As producer of Crown City Rockers, The Mighty Underdogs and various side projects, Headnodic remains in the studio creating music that spans a variety of genres and styles yet stays rooted in the undeniable, classic era of hip hop. With that much creative output, sometimes beats can simply slip through the cracks, half finished and forgotten, locked away in a junk drawer never to see the light of day. And while Headnodic may have easily forgotten about these, the 26 intertwined beats of Junk Drawer Vol.1 meld into a masterpiece more than worthy of release – it is downright dope.
We at PL70 are very proud to present Junk Drawer in a recycled chipboard sleeve with custom artwork by Boston native Moe Pope and manufactured in Burbank, Ca. The Vinyl is hand drawn in El Segundo, Ca with an Opaque Purple swirl color combination formulated by Thes One. The pressing is limited to 250 units and will not be re-issued.
This project also represents a new direction for Piecelock 70. Starting with this release and all music projects going forward, we will be providing a free digital download of every album on our website. We know that times are tough and that vinyl is expensive, and ultimately we are happy just sharing the music with you. If you can afford the vinyl, we appreciate your support. If you can’t, maybe pick something up in the future. Either way, enjoy what we create, share it with your friends and keep lending us your ear. No labels, no corporate interference, just you and us and a whole lot possibilities. Here’s to 2014 and beyond.
New Balance has a new 574 “Rugby Pack” for this holiday season. Now, I’ll be honest I know nary a soul who plays rugby or has ever played rugby…wait strike that, when I was 16 and worked at Footlocker my assistant manager played rugby. He was a jerk, he did stupid stuff like make a circle with his two fingers and when you looked at it he would hit you. He was a big guy, it hurt usually, he was a jerk. I hate rugby, rugby is stupid, yeah I’m looking at you Australia. Anyway, these are cool, great colorways and excellent material. The burgundy colorway is especially butter, with just the right amount of navy accents to round out the shoe. Canvas is always an excellent choice for an upper, although with the weather being what it is lately here, I might have to wait until summer to rock em.
This video is so dope, I had to watch it like 5 times just to see what it was promoting….new leather G-Shock I presume….Something about blah blah G-Shock…blah blah 30th Anniversary…blah blah…C.R.E.A.M……blah blah limited edition…..hippity hooplah…..For more info hit up G-Shock
Scarface is easily one of my favorite rappers of all-time. I believe it’s the fact that he always tackles social issues. You can feel the pain/love/anger/depression in what he says. He has the ability to just speak to you on records. It’s like he’s sitting down next to you telling you a story which is meant only for you. In ’93, Brad Jordan released his second solo effort The World Is Yours, “Now I Feel Ya” was his opus to that point. A marathon as rap songs go, it went on for a little over 8 minutes. The song chronicles Brad’s life up until that point, his relationships with his mom, father, step-father, grandmother amongst others, his experiences on the streets, and the beginning of his music career. The journey that would eventually create Houston’s Scarface, one of the rap games living legends.
Clarks Originals has teamed up with the enigmatic DOOM to produce a custom Wallabee to be released in the Spring/Summer of 2014. The upper is premium brown leather with just a touch of suede on the cuff, fancy enough for a SUPER Villain to wear. The heal and foot bed are embossed with his mask logo and the hang tag sports the infamous “DOOM” throw up. This are a must have, a collaboration done right and Kanye would be ecstatic that it was not with Nike.
Today, Philadelphia Eagles head coach named Nick Foles, over Mike Vick, the starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2013 season. Well done, Nick gives the Eagles the best chance to win for a few reasons. He is throwing the football more accurately than Vick, he is making better decisions, and he’s staying relatively healthier than #7. His numbers in the 8 games he’s played this season are stellar. He’s completing 65% of his passes, he’s thrown 16 TDs with 0 INTs, rushed for 2 more scores, he’s thrown for an average of almost ten years an attempt and most importantly the team is winning. So Chip Kelly made who one would see from the outside as the obvious choice.
As a football fan however, this is kind of bitter sweet. I was the one cheering Vick on through out the entire process. I wanted him to succeed. I believe a lot of people wanted it, but let’s not miss out on the fact that he already has succeeded. He was incarcerated, lost what seemed like everything and became an outcast from the NFL. He paid his debt to society, a relatively harsh one if you ask my personal opinion, and worked his way back to a starting quarterback. If this is where his chapter ends in Philadelphia, I certainly don’t believe this is where it ends in the Nation Football League. I’m sure that he will be able to go to a team who can benefit from him leadership and skill-set.
Right now, it’s Philly Bird Gang football people, we’re only getting better.
No Malice drops visuals for his retrospective and informative track “Bury That”. From his debut album Here Ye Him which dropped earlier this year, he sheds light regarding his relationship with his brother Pusha T. As a Christian, maybe I’m a little more sympathetic to the plight of No Malice. This industry is meant to be your God, period. It is increasingly difficult to be a successful musician and a Christian. But art intimidates life I guess, we live in a society where living as a Christian seems to be almost impossible. Pressure attacks you from all angles; stress, pride and envy are but a few tools which can be used to throw someone off their paths. And once you are on the right path, people are quick to throw stones and put everything in your live under a microscope. I suppose being a Christian means being perfect to some. Lord, knows I am certainly not that. I applaud No Malice for maintaining his faith and being in the open about it. Embrace your past and use it to build. Through our mishaps we can teach those behind us to not make the same mistakes. We can build instead of destroy.
The Procussions, off the heels of their new self-titled album, release a new in 5th entry in their Pro-Exclusive series. The series is an effort to connect with their fans by offering free songs which were not intended in to be included on any projects. The result here is “Lush”, a song in response to the rising troubles of sexual exploitation. Mr J Medeiros has a history of tacking the subject. On his 2006 release Of Gods and Girls, he recorded Constance (Click here for the video), the story of a 13 year old Filipina being sold for sex. Alice Amelia sings beautifully and hauntingly on the hook “It’s the eyes that betray you. They were never your best friends. Two liars with the same truth. But the touch don’t pretend”. It’s an industry that destroys and it’s consuming at an alarming rate. I applaud anyone who steps up and addresses these issues.
Do you know what is missing in the hip-hop culture in 2013? Culture? Individualism? Understanding? A conscious? Sure all of these, but we can lump them into one statement, knowledge of self. I’m not talking about the Muslim, 5%, account but rather the knowledge of one’s surroundings. What made me fall in love with rap music, wasn’t the harsh language or the womanizing, which ironically is it’s huge draw today. No, the soul of the music drew me in. The heart that is poured out over the tracks. Songs about struggle, rising up, being taken serious, refusal to stand for the injustices being done everywhere. These songs are fewer and further apart these days. Not to say they don’t exist, they do, but they have gone from being album focal points to fillers. Conscious artists get upset because they get labeled “conscious”, and the masses stop paying attention, so they distance themselves. Still other rappers take the cop out, “I rap about the streets and try to give hope to the children”. Please, how are you giving hope? You rent $100k cars for videos, rent chains, rent models, rent houses and even clothing. You portray lifestyles which you know nothing about. You create unrealistic goals for children to hold up to. You create crooks. The average American family cannot afford a pair of $100 sneakers every week for kids. So the kids resort to illegal means to maintain the image of what is success. You aren’t successful unless you have the newest Jordan shoes. If anything rappers are “Perpetuating Hopelessness” and glorifying ignorance. I miss the days of rappers like Common who wouldn’t just sprinkle a song about Civil Rights activist Assata Shakur on an album but he made it a statement. However, you bring up Common to anyone these days and all you hear about is the Badu period or his “acting” gigs. It’s a shame.