New York based multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cosentino first got in touch with blocSonic back in February. However, it took me a couple weeks to finally give it a listen. When I did, his EP, Country Western Star (CWS), immediately struck a chord and I emailed him back to find out how… Read more
I first heard The Scallions back in the early 2000s when I was designing much of the cover art for SLAMjamz online mp3 releases. From the start, their brand of Avant-Garde Power Pop grabbed my attention and didn’t let go. For me, their music was fresh and new while at… Read more
Ten years ago, almost to the day (October 12th, to be specific), The Impossebulls released their sophomore album, Slave Education. It ended up being the flagship release of the re-launch of Chuck D’s SLAMjamz Records, so it was being released via a new distribution partner. Somehow, someway, the distributor pressed… Read more
Back in 2008, a funky netlabel called Random Flow was dropping dope hip-hop releases, one after the other. It quickly became one of my favorite netlabels at the time. Sadly, in 2009, RF released it’s final release.
When it was apparent that RF was inactive, CM aka Creative was the… Read more
Back in 2008, when I first heard of a funky little netlabel called Random Flow, they had already released a series of releases that showed me that hip-hop was alive and well in the netlabel community. Among their artists, CM aka Creative was the first whose music I would later… Read more
Back in September of 2009, a label started by our own Just Plain Ant, Just Plain Sounds, released a tasty gem by The Honorable Sleaze… the release was named Summer Fresh and featured a personal favorite, “God Damn” among other fresh joints. Now, closing in on five years later, I… Read more
Today, our fine Xtended Edition series continues with the release of the extended version of Mr. Bitterness and The Guilty Pleasure’s latest album “The Good Fight”. An album that would surely have its place in the mainstream, if that mainstream gave a damn about quality music again. Surely his official… Read more
Fans of that classic BOOM BAP HIP-HOP sound will be happy to know that we’ve got more of it for you to enjoy this month!
During the whole month of September we’ll have releases by Mported Flows… an Impossebull… also one half of Twenty-One: Twenty Four, the dope 24 hour… Read more
A little over ten years ago, in 2002, I began working for SLAMjamz, the label run by Public Enemy’s Chuck D. I began by designing cover art for their digital single series. Among those digital singles were seven designed for Connecticut avante-garde power pop group, The Scallions, consisting of members… Read more
Back in ‘99-2000, I began frequenting Public Enemy’s Enemyboard, a forum that PE fans have long hit to shoot the breeze about anything under the sun… whether it be the latest Public Enemy release, the current political climate or merely to flame each other about how wack their musical tastes… Read more