Today, Wednesday July 31st, we will be releasing the third music video from our new Greenhouse album Bend But Don’t Break for a song titled “Willing to Bleed.” The music video is directed by Blueprint and set to debut on Hiphopdx.com at 8:30am! We would like everybody to support this video by going to going to their website when it’s posted and rating the video and song. You can also help by sharing the video and song once it’s posted on our social networks (youtube, facebook, twitter, etc.).
All has been quiet on the home-front, while we took some time to decide when we were going to release the next Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic) EP, but we’re happy to announce the decision has been made. Electric Purgatory Part Two will be released Saturday July 24th. Part Two features guest appearances from Aesop Rock (Def Jux) and Toki Wright (Rhymesayers) and is produced by Blueprint. Here are the details:
- The promo version of Electric Purgatory Part Two EP will be released earlier the week of the 24th.
- The Delux version will be sold for $4.99 and will come with a free 11×17 poster and the instrumentals.
- There will be a deal where you can get a greenhouse t-shirt + EP + poster for $15.
- The CD Release party will be held saturday july 24th in columbus ohio at skullys. So far the lineup is Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic) and Toki Wright. The final lineup will be confirmed soon.
That’s all for now. I’m going to post this again tomorrow separately but peep this Greenhouse 102 video:
I’ve mentioned this on Facebook and on Twitter a few times before but this is the official announcement and flyer for it. Saturday January 30th, 2010 @ Carabar (115 parsons) in Columbus, OH. The line-up is Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic), Apocalypse Inc, All Eyes Path, and DJ Johnny Cashola on the turntables. We will also have a bboy battle earlier in the night and debut the “Cold Out Here” music video on the screen there. If you live in Columbus or the surrounding area we hope to see you all out!
Any requests? Hit up the comments section and let us know!
Back in 2005 Greenhouse Effect released a record called Columbus or Bust right around the same time that 1988 came out. Because we wanted to try to get better distribution situation for the record we licensed it to a label called Raptivism records. Boy was that a bad idea. Basically, they didn’t do anything they were supposed to do and looking back we would’ve been better off releasing this album ourselves.
Columbus or Bust has been out of print for a very long time (mostly because we didnt want to risk them pursuing us legally) but as far as I know Raptivism isn’t even in business anymore, so we think its high time this record was released properly. So, in January we will be rereleasing a delux version of the Columbus or Bust. It will be available for the first time Tuesday January 26th on iTunes, and the delux 2CD version will ship from our site on the 26th. We will also release the promo version on the 26th.
The delux version will include revised artwork, all instrumentals, as well as a 11×17 poster, sticker, and maybe even some other promo that’s not listed yet. For now check out the below song to get a taste of what the album sounds like:
In 2005, shortly after my album 1988 came out, i was on the Scribble Jam tour with my dude DJ Raregroove, Mr. Dibbs, and Glue. The tour ended in Portland, OR but instead of driving back with everybody else, me and raregroove decided to spend a few days in Portland kicking it and then fly back to Ohio later that week. Considering everybody else on the tour was gonna be trapped in a bus for 2 or 3 days in route to Ohio, getting drunk everyday and kicking it in portland seemed like a much better option. So we played darts, went out, dug for records, and while i was there i recorded a song with my fellow rhymesayers brethren Grayskul. The song is called “Blueskul” and its produced by Coley Cole.
It was intentionally slated for their second album Deadlivers, but the song didn’t make the cut. Considering I hadnt heard the song since i wrote and recorded it (and had never heard a version with Greyskuls verses on it), i was was pretty happy they sent it to me last week. Either way the song is now 5 years old and since nobody has really heard it i figure i would give it to you all.
Yup. You heard it right. Friday December 11th @ Al Rosa Villa.
Also, tomorrow (Tuesday November 24th), we will be releasing the free version of the new Greenhouse EP, Electric Purgatory Part One. You will be able to download it from here, printmatic.net, weightless.net. I will post the link in the morning and from then it’s pretty much on.
The delux version of the project comes with the instrumentals and an 11×17 poster. Pre-ordering from the weightless webstore right now for $4.99. We also have a deal where you can get a greenhouse hoodie, the cd, and poster for $25.
If you’ve been following any of my updates lately then you already know that I’ve been working on some new Greenhouse material with my Weightless compadre Illogic. We released the song “Gettin There” last week as a free download, and will be releasing the EP (Electric Purgatory Party One) that this song is featured on in November; the free version will be available on Nov 24th, the CD version will be in stores on Dec 1st. But if you live in Columbus you dont have to wait that long. We are throwing a CD release party on Saturday November 28th at Skullys in Columbus to celebrate this release.
The line-up is Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic), Kam Moye aka Supastition, Envelope, and special guest DJ J. Rawls. There are also going to be a couple more special guest appearances that will be on the official line-up, but this is an event that you don’t wanna miss if you live in the central ohio area, so mark your calendars!
I figure I would repost this for the people who haven’t seen it yet. Illogic and I working on “Electric Purgatory – Part One”, in stores November 24th on Weightless Recordings. Will post a couple more of these in the coming weeks.
As many of you know the first records i ever worked on were as a part of my crew Greenhouse Effect, from Columbus Ohio. Many things have happened and thru the years the cast has changed, and some people have come and gone. But since we started out with this Greenhouse shit as the foundation of this the weightless recordings movement, Illogic and I have decided to continue carrying the torch. We have been working on material together off and on for the past year or so, and will be releasing an EP called “Electric Purgatory – Part One” on Tuesday November 24th on Weightless Recordings. The EP will be the first in a two part series that will be completely free to download. The CD version will come with all the instrumentals and a free poster, and available at http://www.weightless.net.
So with that said, here’s a little something we decided to give to everybody as a way to get things rolling:
My apologies for the lack of blogging over the past 4-6 weeks. Its not that I dont have things to blog about that i don’t think are interesting, its more that lately all the stuff i want to write about is about music. It’s very rare that i really wanna write about music and share perspectives or philosophy. I tend to think that me blogging about music can come off pretentious or arrogant.
And the entire reason i have been wanting to talk about music so much is because over the past 6-7 weeks i feel more dedicated to music than i have the entire 7 years that this has been my job. I literally have been doing almost nothing but music, and have been more happy about doing it than ever. I honestly feel like such a lucky person just to have the chance to do this job, that when i put things into perspective it made me feel like i hadn’t been working hard enough.
And as wild as this may seem I can honestly say that for the first time in my career, I want to be great. I want to do great music. Not just be dope, have fun, get pussy, make money and all that shit that comes along with doing it for a living. I really want to commit myself to it, and take it as far as my talent can take me. But with that ambition comes a LOT of commitment, which is where i am now. Continue reading →
On Saturday August 22nd, I will be participating in a producer showcase at Check The Rhyme, a monthly hip-hop showcase in Columbus ohio. If you’re from columbus and want to hear a glimpse into what I’ve been working on lately then come check me out. Its going to be at Cafe Bourbon Street (2216 Summit street).
Had server problems last week that kind of took me out of the rhythm of blogging, but I’m back now. This week i will pick up where i left off. I figure i would start this week off with some music. Everybody has a youtube channel except me, so now I have one. I haven’t quite figured out what I’m gonna put on mine yet, but i figure posting one beat every week couldn’t hurt. So here is the beat of the week for this week:
Last year i did a little video for the song “1988″. It was basically a picture collage of all the significant things that happened in the year 1988 or were poppin in the year 1988. However the video version of the song is a slightly different than the album version of the song. I did this to make the song a little easier to perform and to have something special for cats to hear when they come to the show as opposed to how they hear it on the record. Since then I’ve gotten several requests to post this version of the song, so here it is:
so last night me and seance are at ladies 80s drinking beer, waiting to pass out some flyers for the new years show. we’re off in the cut standing right between the two bathrooms kickin it and this little ass dude walks up and just posts up next to us. dude was looking real serious. so we keep talking and clowning and dude is still there. dude is like “man, yall clowning over here!” but he still had that serious look in his face..real focused. at first i thought he might have thought we were in line for the bathroom, so i was like “we’re not in line for the bathroom” just so dude would know. and little dude is like “nah, i’m not going in the bathroom, i’m waiting on somebody to come out. i gotta handle some shit”. So i’m like “damn, you look real serious, is it about to go down?” and he’s like “yeah man, a muthafucka disrespected me and I’m about to handle that. hes in the bathroom, so i’m gonna wait for him to come out and see whats up.” so me and seance are like cool, we’re gonna post up here because this shit is about to get entertaining. Continue reading →