“From The Inbox” is the submissions portion of Social8gency, whether you sent it via email / Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr – we try to listen to everything. Keep Creatin’!
I’m way behind on the submissions, deal with it and forgive me for not bringing HAWDWERK to you sooner. He dropped his The Graveyard Shift album late February and I believe its worth your $3 to support a young man with talent and ability. The standout tracks to look out for are “Mastermind” & “Why Can’t We Smile ft. Chevy Jones”, both tracks present fully realized songs; the former about growth and expansion the latter about relationships and taking a look at who we are. Not laying this lofty of praise on the man, but I haven’t felt as strong connection with some hip hop as I did with these in particular since perhaps Blu’s Below The Heavens.
“Mastermind” & “Why Can’t We Smile” hit me that directly, so it could be more of a personal note than anything else, but that type of combination of ability, heart, and reflection are always welcome in these parts.
Take a listen to The Graveyard Shift by HAWDWERK, the man’s put enough of it in.
Get at the young talent: TWITTER / OFFICIAL
I could regale you with stories and feelings about how great these two are together, but you should already know that. Click the pick and get a peak into the upcoming EP “Maybe One Day” from Blu & Exile.
Blu also let loose that we should be looking for another LP this December 2012 “good to b home”, so mark your calendars.
Blu been doing the rounds lately, like he seems to; the internuts get their taste for a week or two then he does his Keyser Soze impersonation. Well he just lent a sweet 16 to ANTHM’s track “Polaris” and now he’s let go the visuals for his track “K E E P U S H I N N” off of the release NoYork!. Its a bit of an animated mind fuck; enjoy, I did.
I (@bjones21) have been spending the last few weeks here at @Social8gency putting together this show and I want everyone in LA, shit Cali and lets add Nevada and Mexico for good measure to make it out on December 29, 2011 to The FreQ Show. Its the first of hopefully many events and performance put together by Social8gency to bring that good, that SWAG to the masses.
My homie, associate, and outstanding musician Malik The FreQ and I have put together a undeniable lineup of DJ’s to get your transition into 2012 going right and to exercise a few more bad habits before those resolutions kick in.
Here are the details for those playing at home:
WHERE Little Temple
4519 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Doors @ 9pm
$8 admission at the door RSVP HERE for $5 admission
9 – 10:00pm : The GetDown Collective (DJs)
10 – 10:45pm : dj Almighty Nectar
11 – 11:45pm : Malik The FreQ LINK
12 – 12:45pm : Ta’Raach
12:45– 2am : DJ House Shoes
This gem came courtesy of the good folks at Hypetrak. Reportedly Blu was dropping copies of the album on the crowd at Rock The Bells this year (my ticket must have gotten lost in the mail), I ain’t bitter though I was gonna buy it anyway. Support Support!
There are also rumors of a No York! download link floating around the web, but I’ll let you deal with that in your own way. I support mine.
Blu continues to ramp it up as the release of No York! approaches. Blu just dropped Jesus to his bandcamp page, its $10 so its none of that free stuff just real hip hop. Pick it up here &/or listen below.
Some fresh new Blu, as he gears up for the release of his anticipated NoYork! Blu keeps it LA, as he treats us with a track with the unmistakable voice of Jack Davey and the undeniable production from Flying Lotus.
Over beers and burgers, one of my dudes asked me, since I am I guess in the industry, to put him on some new hip hop for him to check out. He’s aware of the J. Coles of the world but looking for something else. So this is what I came up with on the fly for shit I’ve been bumping for the past 2 months.
So I bring you Woofer Syrup; not everything on here will be by new artists, but I promise that I think at least most of it will be dope, and that if you have a problem with that kiss my ass and shoot me suggestions.
Each month a new 10, and not strictly hip hop. These are scoured from across the landscape of freely released music, but if artist A, B, and/or C have a problem with their track being posted here, get at me: Brock@social8gency.com.
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