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Columbus Graffiti & Jay Swifa “Fall In Love” Dilla Remake

Two random, unrelated but good things I found on the net. First is this little  PBJ/IOK/DROIDS/3WA jammie. (above).

Jay Swifa of Fly Union put this remake of Slum Village’s  ”Fall In Love” on his soundcloud to pay tribute to J. Dilla. (below)


Daymon Day 2011 Memorial Wall

At this year’s Daymon Day people painted a mural that honored deceased local icons and members of the community Daymon Dodson,  DJ Przm, “E”Camu Tao, Todd Minton and Andyman on the back of a handball court at Tuttle Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Check the mural out after the jump.

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STEVE JOBS AINT NOTHING TO FUCK WITH PT.2

Ohio-based collective Higher Level Art pays tribute with this “Good Apples Better the Bunch” Steve Jobs graffiti mural.

Check out the entire Steve Jobs “Good Apples Better the Bunch” Memorial mural after the jump

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MP3: Chozin Beats (Feat P.Blackk and Lxe For The Uncool) “Ohio Classic”


“Classic” burner by AREL

MP3: Ohio Classic

Chozin Beatz (ft P. Blackk & Lxe For the Uncool)

Dope beat. Two elite Columbus Emcee’s? What could be better?

Screaming Urge Interview: Columbus Punk History and Much More


Screaming Urge High Street 1980

MP3: Hitlers In Brazil
MP3: Skitzo Brain
MP3: Killa Poe Lease (Kill the Police)

I wrote an article on Screaming Urge in this week’s The Other Paper. Screaming Urge were a pioneering punk band from here in Columbus that had their last performance on Saturday. The band had a lot of interesting things to say, so I figured I would post the interview with Columbus legends on Donewaiting.

The three above songs are off a cd Screaming Urge just released called Gory Years. Gory Years has remastered versions of Screaming Urge’s two albums, and their coveted 45. Classic material recorded from 79-81. I believe you can obtain a copy of this cd by contacting Screaming Urge’s Facebook.

I interviewed Michael Ravage (MRav), and Myke Rock (MRock) for the Other Paper story. Dave Manic, who also played in Great Plains, was not there for the interview because he lives in Erie, Pa. Dave Manic did play the reunion show. (Shirtless but without a half-beard). Danielle Kline who took the photo for the Other Paper story also asks a few questions.

W: What was Columbus, OH like in 1978?

Michael Ravage: We couldn’t get into any clubs. They wanted bands like McGuffey Lane. Cover bands. There was no punk. There was us, The Blades, (two bands whose names I couldn’t make out.hopefully someone post the bands names in comments)

W: How did you get into punk?

MRav: I was listening to a lot of Iggy Pop so that’s how I got into it and then went from there to the Sex Pistols.

W: Where was your first show?

MRav: Believe it or not it was at the Campus Methodist Center. I invented a thing called the ‘Nowhere shows’ they were called “Nowhere Fests,” we couldn’t find any place to play. I rented out the hall and we called it “Nowhere ’78″ we brought the four punk bands together to play and that was our first show.

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Video: Path (feat Jacob Wright) “The Waking Life”

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Columbus emcee/producer PATH’s third music video off his debut solo album “The Next Big Thing” which features Jacob Wright of I Am Mute

Filmed and Directed by Kyle Cardwell of Whoa Bro Productions

Ohio Hip Hop: Fly Union, The Catalyst, King Dom, Hodgie Street, L.e. For the Uncool, Stalley & Rashad


HigherLevelArt mural by Andrew Kern in progress. (not pictured Andrew Kern)

Fly Union drops a video for “Hard Sell”. The Catalyst , King Dom, and Hodgie Street ask you “Fuck Wit Me” er them . Le For the Uncool also has a new video for “the Format”. Rashad and Stalley do some sort of spage age pimpin after the jump.

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Columbus Hip Hop Videos: Zerostar “72 Dolphins” & Path614 “Floating Away”

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Zerostar82 drops “72 Dolphins” from his upcoming EP  Don’t Look Now.

This is another GRMM Hensley Video Production.

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Interview: Michael Carney Talks About the Grammy Award Winning Packaging of the Black Keys Album Brothers


(Photo from www.Grammy.Com)

The Black Keys’s art director Michael Carney won a Grammy for the packaging of the the Black Keys’s album Brothers. The Black Keys also won Grammy’s for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals.

I interviewed Michael Carney back in December for an article that I wrote in the Other Paper when he was initially nominated.

Here is the full interview where Mike talks about what is unique about Brother’s packaging, CCAD, Columbus, and more.

Where were you when you found out you were nominated officially?

I was in my apartment in Fort Greene with my friend Mike Swen refreshing the Grammy’s website when my brother called and told me.

Are you going to the ceremony?

Yes.

What was the last official ceremony that you have been to?

I guess graduation from Art School, unless a Trey Songs concert counts.

In this age of downloading…what role do you think art direction plays in what gets purchased, and what gets downloaded?

I have found in the past few years larger labels are actually willing to go over the top when it comes to packaging. It seems like right now it is really easy to get people to listen to your music, but to get people to actually buy it is a whole different story. There are so many bands that seem like they are huge because they get tons of press, but they don’t actually sell any records.

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Video: Copywrite Featuring the MHz “Mega Mega”

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Copywrite, Jakki, the ghost of Camu and Tage rapping at the Carabar here in Columbus.

This song is off the Life and Times of Peter Nelson available at the finer record stores everywhere.