I have spent the last year rediscovering my creative compass. Today, I'm sharing that process with you all. The Finger & The Moon.
At 9am this morning, I released a record into the world that is the most truly honest and sincere thing I have ever created.
I'm nervous. I'm scared. I'm vulnerable.
But I have incredible faith in the art I have made. I have faith in its humanity. And I am grateful for the chance to share it with you all.
I have no label behind me. Just me and a couple of incredible friends that helped me turn these ideas into something beautiful.
Today, October 8th, 2013, I'm presenting you with The Finger & The Moon. A free full length record. A statement of purpose and a collection of music that took me almost 31 years to get comfortable enough to share with the world. I really hope you enjoy it.
Stream/Download The Finger & The Moon now at budo.bandcamp.com.
At first glance most would think a skinny, blue-eyed hipster looking dude in a flannel with obnoxious Nikeís to match, would be in a post-electro indie-band. But this is the 90ís for the third time and one of rapís most exciting new voices, ECID, is not your average newsstand heartthrob. Minneapolis native Jason Mckenzie, an only child raised by a single-mom, had a lot of time to himself growing up. But he was never bored. Ever. He started writing songs at age 13, released his first ďalbumĒ before his 18th birthday and hasnít stopped since. Released earlier this year, Post Euphoria volume 1 brought Ecidís true charm to the surface with sexier beats and punchlines on steroids (and kush).
New York city emcee and producer Deca and his side kick Tibo are at it again in the second equally stunning stop-motion video for the track "Gabriel Ratchet," the sequel to his first video "Breadcrumbs." This time around the two are separated from each other after doing battle with an evil magician. Deca wakes up to find himself in an inner city maze in the real world, while Tibo try's to find his way out of a labyrinth in the imaginal plane. The story revolves around the two trying to find their way back to each other and ultimately pulling each other through a portal to a new dimension.
Video: The Immortals Project f/ El Da Sensei "Affirmative Action"
Courtesy Matt B.
ďAffirmative ActionĒ is the first leak from the Immortals Project's upcoming LP Rogue Agents. The song shows what a tailor made track for an emcee like El Da Sensei can do to enhance what that the song ultimately becomes.
Audio: Termanology f/ Action Bronson & Jared Evans "Take My Turn"
Courtesy Matt B.
LP Includes Appearances from Action Bronson, N.O.R.E., Lil Fame, DJ Kay Slay, Sheek Louch, Tony Touch, Doo Wop, Inspectah Deck, Maffew Ragazino, Reks, Wais P, Dice Raw, & Chris Rivers (Big Punís Son) and many more.
Quelle Chris has the ultimate workout plan to keep that summer body: Super F#%@. The producer/mc enlists director Ewen Farr (thanks to video producer Ruff Mercy) to animate this Schwarzenegger style blockbuster. Listen as Quelle makes that canary sing.