Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Debut Album: State OF The Arts OUT NOW!!!

SOTA Cover

I could say a lot here, but I'll let all that unfold... just know that it's been a LONG TIME COMING.

Right where we need to be.

Until later, check out these articles on State Of The Arts...

SF Weekly

State Of The Arts is now available everywhere digital music is sold!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State OF The Arts tracklist released!

SOTA Cover

Next Tuesday 1/25/11 yall...

Shout out to Mister Bouncer of Trust Your Struggle for lacing the art for the album!

State Of The Arts tracklist:

1. “State Of The Arts” featuring Goapele
2. “D.I.Y.”
3. “More Than Two Ways”
4. “Stop It!” featuring Mistah F.A.B.
5. “Score”
6. “Quit Yo Job” featuring Kid Sister
7. “Get A Job”
8. “Show Love” featuring Spank Pops & 1-O.A.K.
9. “Fool On The Hill” featuring Phonte
10. “International Affairs” featuring MoxMore
11. “Check” featuring Josie Stingray
12. “Face the Music” featuring Teedra Moses

Friday, January 14, 2011

VIDEO DEBUT: "State Of The Arts"

This is it yall.
The Beginning of the Beginning.

It's been a minute since I've posted- for good reason. I've been super focused on getting State Of The Arts together for the world to hear...

And now it's finally here.

"State Of The Arts" is my DEBUT video off of my DEBUT album, hence "The Beginning of the Beginning".

Featuring Goapele
Directed by Dahveed Telles

State Of The Arts drops Tuesday January 25th, 2011.

Until then get the "Fool On The Hill"
and "Stop It!" digital Maxi Singles NOW!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Release Day! Trackademicks Doubleheader!

A while back I dropped the first singles off of my upcoming project, State of the Arts, for free download.

Today, go and grab the maxi-singles available everywhere digitally, complete with new exclusive B-sides and Remixes!



01. Fool On The Hill featuring Phonte
02. Fool On The Hill (Instrumental)
03. Fool On The Hill (1-O.A.K. Remix) featuring Phonte
04. Fool On The Hill (Snippet)
05. Life Is What You Make It

FOOL ON THE HILL on itunes


01. Stop It! featuring Mistah F.A.B.
02. Stop It! (Instrumental)
03. Stop It! (Snippet)
04. Kodachrome

Stop it! on itunes

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Side[Track]ed: The Heavens.


I'm literally sitting here working on the liner notes for State Of Arts and got to thinking, on a tangent of course.

Our World is like the Heavens.

What am I talking about?

Well its like this. People are like stars. You can see them from far away and they leave an impact for all to see. There are all kinds of stars. Big, Small. Some are known, named. Some are part of groups, galaxies, clusters. Some are solitary, but still shine bright.

There are also "heavenly bodies" that we can't see. Some, like planets and moons, may revolve around stars, but for the most part exist with very little fanfare. They can also bring meaning to the stars the revolve around. An audience, following, fans, of sorts.

Some individuals are comets, traveling their own paths, not bound to the same immediate order that most other bodies are. They don't come around often, only just enough four you catch a glimpse.

Some people are like Meteors. Existing on the fringes, sometimes crashing into other matter for no apparent reason, other than to remind you that they do exist. And sometimes, make you realize how fragile your own existence maybe.

Just a rumination...

Production on Polyester's new album


I'm glad to have had a chance to work with Poly on his new album. He's one of those dudes that can do it all.

Technically this isn't the first time I've worked with him... He mixed one of my favorite productions, J*Davey's "Valley Of Love"

Check out my production on album opener, "Friend of Mine".

via HNRL
Polyester releases his debut album, Peace, Love, Unity, Respect, today! The project features some of his frequent collaborators including Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies, Like (of Pac Div) and our very own Trackademicks behind the boards on track #1 – “Friend of Mine”. You should already know Poly from a hella fresh mixtape from a few years back, Curly Tops & Nautica Jackets (under the L.A.U.S.D. moniker with L4zy Lou), and work with L.A. heavyweights including J*DaVeY, Taz of Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Blu, U-N-I and hella others folks… just get familiar and cop that album!

Get Peace, Love, Unity, Respect Now!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Art of Re-use

Prelude to Interim (Documentary) from The Art of Re-use on Vimeo.

The homie Whiz shot me this video from The Madbury Club. This is right up my alley. Just in case you forgot, I do this too... And like them, maybe I should do it for you too...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NBA Jam Launch Party This Tuesday at True SF


This is shaping up to be a good time...

Make sure you slide through!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Saturday::Craze::J-Wow::Trackademicks::@ Public Works SF


It's going down this Saturday night at Public Works in SF!

I'll be performing new material off of my upcoming project State Of The Arts! Be sure to come out... This is going to be off the hook!

For a thorough synopsis of the evening click HERE.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Show @ 111 Minna this Wednesday


Come check out the show this wednesday!