“Joey Ripps” Posts

New Release: Ant The Symbol returns with our fiftieth original album release!

In 2009, Just Plain Ant made his album debut with our premiere original album release, so I think it’s quite fitting that Anthony Gillison with his new artistic identity, Ant The Symbol, brings blocSonic our fiftieth! With this new album, his artistic growth has allowed him to revisit his hip-hop… Read more

New release: Ant The Symbol kicks off December with the first single from “Tempus Fugit”!

Back in the Fall & Spring of 2013/2014 we were first introduced to Anthony Gillison’s new musical identity, Ant The Symbol, with a great trilogy of instrumental EPs. Since then, he released a number of releases independently, which you can find at bandcamp. However, it’s now been over a year… Read more

New release: The Honorable Sleaze is back with his first single from "Broad Street Boogie"

The Honorable Sleaze returns to blocSonic with some of his trademark freshness. This is the first single from his forthcoming release “Broad Street Boogie”, the incredibly addictive title track backed with “Love Me/Hate Me” which features the one and only Joey Ripps. Yup, RVA is back in the house! Remember…… Read more

New release: The return of Sleaze! A new single for your enjoyment

The Honorable Sleaze is back with the 2nd and final maxi-single from his great release “This Funk”. This time around it’s “Dance Track” b/w a single exclusive “Lovin’”! With those two great tracks, you’ll find a few other dopadelic exclusives… among which are FRESH remixes for Better Days. Don’t sleep… Read more

New release: The Honorable Sleaze’s “This Funk”

What if I told you that we’ve got some of that ILL hip-hop soul-funk for you? What if I told you it’s a free download? Word. The Honorable Sleaze has let loose his latest gem on blocSonic for your downloading pleasure. Fifteen essential tracks deep, “This Funk” is packed with… Read more

New release: More Ripps… the new single “Can’t Stop Livin’”

Yo, here’s more of that real hip-hop for you to nod your head to. The 2nd single from Joey Ripps’ album “Son Of 1,000 Pardons”. Grab it so you don’t miss the two exclusive remixes by the one and only, Sleaze! Also available by Ripps is the first single “For… Read more

New release: Introducing Joey Ripps’ “The Son of 1,000 Pardons”, hip-hop done well

In the early 80s, while in my teens, I first heard hip-hop music and it was for me… there was simply something about it that spoke to me. It was the future. It was exciting and fresh. A musical genre in its infancy that was finding its way… learning who… Read more

New release: Welcome back to blocSonic… JOEY RIPPS!

Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Joey Ripps is part of the multi-talented Just Plain Sounds crew. Depending on how much you follow blocSonic, there’s a chance that you’re familiar with JPS. If you aren’t, let me tell you that they’re quite simply the most prolific and talented hip-hop squad in the… Read more

New release: Just Plain Ant "These Times / Scream Out"

If you haven’t already checked out the excellent Just Plain Ant release “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”, here’s a little reminder for you. This, the final album maxi-single contains a double dose of album cuts with a couple dope remixes and a sneak peek at Ant’s upcoming September 7th release “seewhateyesee”.… Read more

New release: Just Plain Ant “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble” with guest appearance by Chuck D!

Just Plain Ant is back with another fresh collection of his unique brand of hip-hop — beats, jazzy samples and a host of guests who each add their own flavor to the mix. Among the guests we’ve got blocSonic regulars such as Joey Ripps, Ohbliv and Sleaze. We’ve also got… Read more