Sorry, I did it again..

So according to my google analytics there's someone out there still checkin for this.. Busy as I am, its only right I hit yall with an update.

I've been busy as hell with the release of ADHD, which I'm pleased to announce has gotten a great response so far..Shoutout to Kev Knottingham, Rock the Dub, Hip Hop is Read, Bostonianz617, Dotgotit, Pen and Sword, TittyPuncher (yes u read that right), The Leakage, Fresh Hip Hop Music, Thats Major, Bsand3s, and any other blog I might've forgot to mention that showed love.

I've also been serving as the head of marketing for Scope Urban Apparel and still looking for a day job (I'm not one of those bloggers that makes a living off it).  In any event, its been a long time, and I shouldn't have left you, without.. blah blah blah yall know the Rakim sh*t.

So, what's new with me? Same sh*t different day, music, disgruntled twitter rants, and failed relationships. We had a very successful release party for ADHD at Kulturez in Harvard Square.. Since then I've pretty much been spending my nights in the studio working on new material, and my days hunting down Hip Hop celebrities to endorse Scope.

Myself and Tyler the Creator - Click for more photos

Its been fun. Last week, I met Tyler and those crazy Odd Future delinquents at the much publicized "riot" at the Newbury Comics in-store. I also put some new joints out myself.

I can't guarantee how consistent I'll be with keeping up with this blog but I will try to keep yall updated as much as possible. Don't forget I also have a tumblr which I check a lot more often so don't think I've disappeared completely from cyberspace. Just know bein a RapperSlashBlogger is a lot harder than it looks so cut me some slack.

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Further Proof..

This morning I got a couple joints to hip yall to. Remember when I said that 2011 was the year of the female MC? Well I have further proof...

The Not Enough Mics Collaborative released their debut EP at midnight and features appearances from Sofia Snow, Tiahera Nurse, FM Supreme, and many more. The album is available for free download via bandcamp, and its definitely a must have.

Also featured on the EP is the beautiful and talented Ms K-Raydio who has put out a free EP of her own this week as well. 

The follow up to her 'Signfigant Other' release, 'Signifigant Other II' is a true testament to her growth as an artist and features production from the midwest's Man Mantis.

Don't blame me if you sleep on either one of these projects.. I be trynna put cats on but you gotta do the rest..

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Re- Emergence

Couple shows coming up in the month of March as I rear my head from obscurity once again. If you are in or around the Boston area I strongly encourage you to come out and support. ADHD is closer than you think but in the meantime you should definitely come out to hear some of the new material performed live.

The first show goes down in a couple weeks at Hibernian Hall in Dudley. Can't believe we're in our 5th year and on our 9th show!

Saturday, March 12th 2011

YGB Movement, Voices of Liberation & BloodSkinLand Productions
(in association with the Madison Park Development Corporation)
proudly presents

YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK - The 9th Revolution
Boston's bi-weekly youth explosion returning for the 9th time with a collage of poetry, spoken word, rhyme, song, music, dance and more!

@ Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St. - 3rd floor
Roxbury/Dudley Sq. (next to fire department & barber shop)

5:00pm - 8:00pm (doors open at 4:30pm)

Scheduled to perform:
and more TBA!!

$5.00 tickets in advance / $8.00 at the door

To purchase tickets, visit

Contact VCR later for more info
617-480-7663 or

The second show is part of a 5-city tour my dude Savant will be wrapping up in Cambridge at the Cantab.

The 5th and final leg of the Abstract Music Tour stops in the Boston vicinity at one of the city's prominent Central Square venues and teams up with one of the Bean's burgeoning urban music labels in OneThree Music and one of its young rising stars in Catch Wreck to bring the tour to a rousing close.

Date: Friday, March 18th, 2011 
Location: The Cantab Lounge// 738 Massachusetts Ave// Cambridge, MA 02139

Savant (aka Stanstro)


Purpose of the Tragic Allies


Catch Wreck

Sounds by Diggers Union's DJ Books

Doors open at 8pm
Show starts at 9pm
Ages 21 and up
$7 cover before 10 pm/ $10 cover after 10pm

I'm excited to be a part of both shows and I hope you won't be foolish enough to miss either one.

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Tumbl in the Jungle

Just started using the Tumblr account that I setup months ago and it looks like I will soon be phasing out the blogspot and moving RapperSlashBlogger over to WordPress. In case your wondering, this decision has nothing to do with functionality and ease of use, I'm just following what all the cool people are doing. I'll be posting from here until everything's fully set up but ths is your official heads-up I'll be leaving soon

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RIP Dilla and Pun

#Shoutout to Jake from Pen and Sword for puttin this wallpaper together... Two legends we lost too soon...

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Pale Kid goes viral

By now you've probably all seen this. A couple weeks ago the homey, George Watsky released his video, "Pale Kid Raps Fast" Little did he know, the song would gain millions of plays in less then the first 24 hours of him putting it up.. Apparently a lot of people wanted to see a pale kid rap fast including none other then Ellen Degenerous.. The video is being parodied by beatboxers and other white rappers hoping to ride the wave of popularity. George and I used to joke about the fame and acclaim he got from his appearance on Def Poetry Jam. But fuck Russel Simmons and that tall Israeli, we got the internet. As I write this post the original video has generated 5,587,531 views since originally posted it.. If only there was a link to rapperslashblogger at the end of it.. Hats off to George, he's been forever diligent with his craft since I met him years ago when we both opened for Blackalicious in Boston. Be on the lookout for some new heat coming from the both of us real soon.. in the meantime, watch as he skillfully multitasks, speedrhyming and cat-stroking.. You know you wish you were ill like that...

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Music to start the year with

2010 was a dope year for new music. The Roots album(s), Kanye's return, The Black Keys, the rise of Odd Future, Big Boi, NERD, Smoker's Club, Das Racist, Moe Pope, Bad Rabbits, I could go on for a while.. And though we are only two months deep, so far, it looks like 2011 is off to a real good start as well.. 2 projects in particular have been in heavy rotation and deserve mention..

First and foremost, Kweli's new joint.. Talb Kweli that is.. The conscious Hip Hop veteran has yet to disappoint and with his latest project, Gutter Rainbows, he proves once again, that it is indeed possible to make positive uplifting music without coming off too preachy. Available for sale on itunes and shit like that.

The second recommendation comes from that wild bunch of hoodlums on the west coast known as the Odd Future Wolf Gang. Journey to the 5th Echelon is a well-crafted masterpiece of production from the Jet Age of Tomorrow. Like all releases from OFWGKTA, this piece is available for free download via the OF Tumblr.

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Back 4 the 3rd Tyme..

The thing is, when you have a life, it gets very difficult to keep a blog updated constantly with new material.. Especially when you are the sole-contributor.. If there's any other rappers out there who want to contribute your more than welcome, the more the merrier.. In any event I'm back on this, Happy belated new year to everybody who still bothers to check this, and happy 22nd birthday to me!

1st things 1st... ADHD will be out very soon and I just put out a new music video! I got mixed reviews about my self-edited, overly artsy piece for Concerto, so Rene Dongo and I teamed up once again to put some visuals with the record, "1Tyme4urMynd". The song and video mark a slightly new direction in my work, a more personal and honest approach as far as the lyrics go. With ADHD, I tried not to limit myself to "sounding like a conscious rapper" when it came to the writing, it was a a risk in terms of how I expect people to react, but so far I am extremely happy with the results. With 1tyme4urmynd, Rah Intelligence supplied a beat that starts off very dark and sinister sounding.. It lets the sun come out for just a moment before going right back into that dark place - very much a reflection of where I was at mentally while writing.. I left song structure alone and decided to just rhyme all the way through the record as opposed to trying to come up with a hook.. When Arcitype and I recorded it, we got it in one take with no punches.

Note the symbolic transitions and Rene's use of contrasting images throughout the piece. I guarantee your going to want to watch this more than once...

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Catch Wreck Based?

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Brugal, Blunts, & PBR

We definitely tried to do something completely different here. To accompany the Concerto piece I recently released off of the ADHD project, I edited footage Jacob took of me in our top secret location. I know this is something that will get mixed reactions given the content, but I feel like this works with the song in showing the depression that I talk about in the record and what I was going through while writing a lot of the material for ADHD. The quality of the footage should've come out better given the camera we used, but something got lost in the rendering. I'm still working this out, I haven't edited film in a long time and I used imovie for this so cut me some slack. Other then that, Jake shot this with his new camera that takes really nice photos and video.. what do you think..?

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