If you haven’t watched it yet, check out the rap-boy-band vid for PNCs Take it all featuring Jordache, David Dallas, Louie Knuxx, and myself. This will be on PNC’s album Under The Influence out later this month, I’ve been bumping the album all week and it’s fresh like new Pani Popo – so get ready to cop that.
Got back into Welly yesterday, my last minute time off to roll to Aucks for my man PNCs Take It All vid meant I had to head straight from the airport to the office and back into the corporate side of my work + life (un)balance.
Joint I finished recording/mixing today - nothing fancy, just some real life raps and an instrumental. Instrumental + raps = easy mixing. On a side note I finally copied EZ Drummer over to the PC today, gonna start banging around on that soon - getting a bit sick of Kontakt's full kit (and no separate mixing for each drum) approach.
Check it out – this is off the bro’s album Under The Influence dropping March. Make sure you grab that!
The bro PNC, Jordache, David Dallas, Louie Knuxx and me all took turns at rapping on this joint from PNCs new album Under The Influence out March. Here’s the visual art, musical art to follow.
I just dropped off a couple shirts/hoodys to the good folks at Hipsta in Otaki. If you’re after one but not keen on copping it online you can grab em there. Otherwise holla at Printmighty
Shiiit, another year down.
I’m posted up on Kapiti Island right now eating my way through the tail end of a Hennesy, Ciroc, Patron, Frangelico and Jim Beam hangover. But that’s what New Years is about right? Still made it up in time for a 9am Paua gathering hunt with the homies so it’s not all bad.
I’m not Skillz so my 2011 wrap up isn’t gonna rhyme, but the concept remains.
I spent 2011 working like a corporate slave so I could eat like a maori king come bonus time. Except that phrase would be better suited to someone who doesn’t have a $38,000 debt to an insurance company that needs to be settled before he can look at joining the first home buyer gang.
I like to think of myself as having a pretty solid work ethic, which as an unsigned artist pretty much accounts for half my visibility. The downside to that is that it’s not specific to the music game, so when I’m putting in work at my 9-5…I’m really putting in work and it often turns into an 8-6, with a 15 minute break for a feed if I’m feeling lazy. The effect of that on my music is obviously having less time in front of the speakers with a pen and (i)Pad.
That being said, I have nearly finished this EP/album I’ve been chipping away at in silence. My promo game was the first thing to get pushed down the list when I started working full time (OK, so it probably got pushed off the list, but the actual making of music still dominates my day when I’m not at work, or at home doing work. The slowing down of my promo grind just means you won’t have heard much about it, but I’m still doing it.
I’m pretty much waiting on a coupe verses from the bros, then it’s mixing time, then I’ll have it out there for you to listen to if you so choose.
In the meantime there’s a video on the way for Outta My Hands and another joint, and maybe even another blog post before then…
Welcome to twenty twelve!
Lol at the awesome ineffective lateness of this post… if you happen to read this in the next 4 hours – come down to Rain Bar or a drink and listen, should be good times!
Ninja, Raw and Shan on the 1s & 2s
If you’ve read the rest of the series (or watched Game of Thrones on TV) then you already know what it is, this dudes books are crazy – when it comes to genre of choice I’m pretty much a fantasy novel nerd so it’s a no brainer that I’ve read all of 5 these and part of me will be hanging the fuck out for the next 8 years it’ll probably take him to finish the next one. For humours sake, check out his blog – he looks like an old, post-village people version of Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons.
Now that I’ve smashed that 1022 page bastard I can finally pick this back up (cue: token rap related topic) – if you haven’t read this and you like raps, then you should, I pretty much skip the pages breaking down Jay Hova’s verses, cause there’s not much enjoyment to be had reading rap lyrics you already know word for word, but his descriptions of what it was like coming up for him (which is where I’m up to at the moment) and narratives on hip hop in general are prettttty good. If there’s not enough gangster in his accounts, try this one