Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Houston Anniversary

This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of The Party in Houston. I have said it before and I will say it again, Houston knows how to get rowdy! With 900 heads through the door, Boondocks was a real sweatbox and at times it felt like the second floor was going to cave in. Houston, thanks so much for riding with us over the past year. We are looking forward to rocking with y'all in 09! Big Big ups to the following people: Shawn, Dayta, Squincy, Gracie, El Roy, Johnny Moon, K. Rose, Katrina, Perla, EV, Mel Boogs, Lily, Cashless, Matt, Denise, Waldo, Druski and everyone else that gets down!



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Satin Sheets Vol.2 :: Backseat Music

Hot of the press, Satin Sheets Vol.2 Backseat Music is now available for download. This is the second installment of the Satin Sheets mixtape series. Volume 1 was well received and I hope Volume 2 continues that nostalgic feeling. I tried to give it that backyard summer BBQ vibe. Dust off that old Ghetto blaster and burn a copy to put in rotation! Big shouts to Erykah, Ahmir, Queen Majesty, Nature and Remixalone (Murdered the cover homie!) High quality download available below, nothing less. This is grown folks music family!

Tomorrow's Top Notch will be the official release party. I will have tracked copies of the disc on hand. Swing through!



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Newness From Cultura Fina

Cultura Fina just dropped a couple of fresh new shirts *pictured above. You can cop them at Adikt.

3839 McKinney Ave Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75204


Monday, March 23, 2009


Above are a few Polaroids I shot at SXSW this past week. Big shout out to Gorilla vs. Bear for having me play their third annual Gorilla vs. Booze showcase. I had a lot of fun doing the Sirius radio spot and jamming out between bands. All of the performances were on point. You can get the inside scoop and peep tons of flicks right HERE.



Our boy A-One just dropped a new hip hop mixtape GRUSTLE VOL.1. This dude has been in the game longer than most and is still one of the illest! This mix was bumped on the way to ATX and made our drive much more enjoyable. Side note * Grustle was recorded in one take, no multitracking whatsoever! Get with that. Track listing and link below.

1 - Intro - a.one
2 - Rich Boy Ft. Kardinal Offishall - Drop
3 - Jae Millz - Five O
4 - Kid Cudi Ft. Collie Buddz - Day 'N' Nite (a.one edit)
5 - Damm D - Love Me (a.one edit)
6 - The Dream ft. Lil Jon - Let Me See Your Booty
7 - Beyonce ft. Jay Z - Diva
8 - Busta Rhymes - I Got Bass
9 - Big Tuck ft Fat B - Not a Stain On Me (a.one edit)
10 - Lil Keke ft. Birdman - Im a G
11 - Dorrough Music - Walk That Walk
12 - Young L.A ft. T.I. - Aint I (Rmx)
13 - Keri Hilson ft Lil Wayne - Turn Me On
14 - Lil Wayne ft. Jules Santana - Birds Flying High
15 - The Notorious B.I.G. ft Talib Kweli - Young G's
16 - Fat Joe ft. Ron Brownz & Lil Wayne - Windin On Me
17 - Kanye West – Heartless (a.one edit)
18 - Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain - Blame It
19 - Estelle ft. Sean Paul - Come Over
20 - John Legend - Greenlight (Reggae Mix)
21 – Outro – a.one



Wednesday, March 18, 2009


There are quite a few things going on during spring break, SXSW related or not. I am headed out of town this afternoon to go get lost in the SXSW madness. I will be playing the 3rd annual Gorilla Vs. Booze showcase on Thursday. If you are planning on attending this event, get there early...the Peacock is not that big. If you are in the D on Thursday, Top Notch will still be going on. The homie Luke Sardello will be holding it down. If you haven't ever heard this dude play, this is a good opportunity, he kills it! Also, peep WSJR for a listing of other local shows.

Satin Sheets Vol.2 is done and pressed up. If you are in Austin this week, find me and come grab a copy. An online version will be available post SXSW. Track listing below.

1. Xscape - Just Kickin' It
2. Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
3. The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
4. Erykah Badu - Love Of My Life ( An Ode To Hip Hop)
5. Adina Howard - It's All About You
6. The Roots - Silent Drop?
7. 702 - Steelo
8. Total - No One Else
9. Soul For Real - Candy Rain
10. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
11. Keyshia Cole - Let It Go
12. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
13. Maxwell - Matrimony: Maybe You
14. Sade - Kiss Of Life
15. Jaheim - Just In Case
16. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
17. Midnight Star - Curious
18. Eric B. & Rakim - What's On Your Mind
19. En Vogue - Hold On (Hip Hop Remix)
20. Mary J. Blige - Real Love (Hip Hop Mix)
21. Keith Sweat - Twisted


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Free Show

Red Bull is throwing a free show tomorrow afternoon. The line up looks like this.

Sober // Big J // Z-Trip

Show starts at 4pm. RSVP here :: Redbulldetour@us.redbull.com


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Charles Harper (1922-2007)

A Solo exhibition of original paintings and prints by Charles Harper opens at The Public Trust, Saturday March 7, 2009 (6-9PM). The exhibition runs through April 31, 2009.

Charles Harper (1922-2007)
Born in West Virginia in 1922, Harper's formative years were spent on his family farm. This upbringing shaped and inspired the direction of his visual language which began to take shape at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. It was there he met his wife and fellow artist Edie Harper. He would later go on to teach at the Art Academy while they raised their son Brett.

To this day, the images of Charles Harper are tightly woven into the fabric of our visual landscape. Harper's unique visual language rose to prominence with his contributions to Ford Times, as well as his work produced for the Audubon Society and the National Park Service. However, he is most renowned for his illustrations in The Golden Book of Biology. It is in this publication that one can see his effortless command of illustration and design.

His geometric style, which is synonymous with mid-century Modernism yielded some of the most compelling and timeless images of nature and wildlife. In a career that spanned 60 years, these depictions of nature have influenced generations of contemporary artists and designers, including Ryan McGinness whose work was exhibited alongside Harper's in the exhibition series, Graphic Content, at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In late 2007 a 400 page monograph titled, Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life, was authored by internationally acclaimed designer Todd Oldham and published by Ammo Books.

In an interview with Todd Oldham, Harper discussed his simplified forms:

"I don't think there was much resistance to the way I simplified things. I think everybody understood that. Some people liked it and others didn't care for it. There's some who want to count all the feathers in the wings and then others who never think about counting the feathers, like me."

This exhibition will consist of vintage serigraphs and original paintings. The Public Trust is honored to present the work of Charles Harper.

The Public Trust
2919-C Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226


Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Listen up Ladies and Gents. My fellow crew mate Select and homie Schwa are starting up a new monthly, SAS Saturday. It goes down every 1st Saturday in the backroom of Zubar. Their idea behind the monthly is to create a vibe and night that they would actually want to hang out at. SAS will concentrate on Funk, Soul, House and various other genres, reflecting mostly on classics. Don't expect the newest fidget remix or hyped up blog track, just an intimate night of good music.

ZUBAR (backroom)


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Horse In The Hospital?

Today I was asked to open up for the legendary Kool Keith. The show takes place this Friday evening at The Loft. Apparently Keith will be concentrating mostly on material from his Dr. Octagon & Dr. Doom aliases. If you are a fan, this is one show that you don't want to sleep on. I have two pair of tickets up for grabs. If you are interested in attending this show for FREE, email me your favorite Kool Keith lyrics, line, quote, moment, etc. to will@decadeclothing.com.

P.S. Bring your Space Doo Doo Pistols!


Denim after Dark - Thursday - North Park

7-9 pm.
$25 off all denim
tunes by me!
rsvp @ dallasevents@madewell1937.com