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MP3: J. Rawls, Illogic, Ill Poetic & Le For the Uncool “The Passion” + Announce #OhioTakeOver Tourdates

MP3: J-Rawls x Illogic, Ill Poetic x Le For the Uncool “The Passion” (#OHIOTAKEOVERTOUR)

J.Rawls is hitting the road with Illogic, Ill Poetic, and Le For the Uncool to spread the word about his upcoming album The Hip Hop Affect, which drops 5/17.

Dudes are excited so they did a nice song over the intro of the Roots last album to celebrate hitting the road. Listen to “The Passion” and then hit up one of the shows.

Video: Blueprint “Keep Bouncing”

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If you live in Columbus, then you have to love this video. Filmed at the Carabar, this is very familiar scenario for most artistic townies.

If you don’t live in Columbus…I’m sure there is booze and floozeys in your city.

KEEP BOUNCING is off Blueprint’s new album Adventures in Counter-Culture, due April 5th on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Cameos by Latimore Plattz, Envelope, Zerostar, Ill Poetic, Bridget, this girl that worked at Bento, Donnie, Kate, random black dyke, Intricate Sunz, Ron from the Carabar, and myself.

“I came here to kick it. Not to hear your shitty band”

Video:J.Rawls Announces “Ohio Takeover” All-Star Cut

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J. Rawls has been working diligently on a new album, “the Hip Hop Affect”. This is footage of Rawls and Storm 900 mixing a Posse Cut called “We’re on Top”#Ohio Takeover. Its of note that the song has the 3rd, Illogic, Mhz, Tonya Morgan, Fly U, Le, Mood, Stalley, Count Bass D and more working together. So many generations and lanes.

Illogic (little interview w Me) Video + Tourdates + Rmx w Aesop Rock / Slug / Zero

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Illogic for a feature in the Alive. He spliced footage of this interview with footie of his release parties in Dayton and Columbus for this video thats circulating the internet.

Illogic is mad eloquent. I am mad hung-over.

I am not the only weird-o eccentric writerdood that Illogic is circulating the net with currently. Hip Hop DX is streaming the rmx of Diabolical Fun that features longtime penpal’s Slug, Aesop Rock & Columbus rapper Zero Star. Listen to the remix here–>Hip Hop DX
Watch video of Aesop recording his words here–>here

Zero will Join Illogic & DJ Manwell on the upcoming Diabolical Fun Tour. If you are wierd white poet writerdood please interrupt Zerostar anytime he is talking to a girl & ask him how he feels about the hole in the OZONE layer and/or tell him all your girl problems. Continue reading

Illogic: One Bar Left Ep Free Download

Illogic is giving away a free ep called One Bar Left. It’s produced by Ill Poetic. Illogic will be performing at Cafe Bourbon Street as part of the 2-year Aniversary of So What Wednesdays this week. Intricate Sunz will open. Blueprint will host. This download will show what Illogic and Ill Poetic have in store for Illogic’s new album Diabolical Fun, due out on Weightless on March 24th, 2009.

MP3: Illogic-One Bar Left Ep

If you want to buy the cd of this it will be availble at the show. For more info head over to  www.weightless.net.

Portishead Remixxxed

MP3: Ill Poetic Presents Mood Music Third-Joe Buddens Remixed with Portishead

Cincy rapper/producer Ill Poetic has taken Joe Buddens critically acclaimed mixtape Mood Music Three, and remixed with it Portishead. Its a pretty good idea because Buddens had a lot of things to say on MM. And Portishead always provides a lot textured emotion.

Of course the drawback is that Portishead it is literally mood music. Buddens is dope. But is anyone trying to fuck to some dood rapping about his hard feelings towards the Big Homie, Jay-z?

Then again on Budden’s 2003 hit, “Pump it Up” dood did prove himself as a regular Henry Miller over here, by saying, “Ma wanna fall in love like I’m cupid. Telling me she don’t give brain like I’m stupid .You can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

All jokes aside, Ill Poetic is a refined producer so this project works really well. If you saw Ill Poetic at the Dilla tribute at So What Wednesdays a couple months ago, then you definatly can tell dood has spent time in the lab. So Mood Music Third works. Be on the look out for Ill Poetic in general. He produced Illogic’s next album Diabolical Fun, due out on Weightless in the fall.

J-Rawls, Columbus Hip Hop Pay Tribute to J Dilla.

J-Rawls is taking part in a J-Dilla Tribute Night here in Columbus at So What Wednesdays.The show will consist of Blueprint, Rawls, Ill Poetic, the Rhythm Section and K81 showcasing their own production. Following the showcase Detox, and Pos 2 will spin Dilla songs. (The Detroit Producer passed Feb 10,2006)

I caught up with Rawls the other day and asked him what Dilla beats were his favorite. He had just returned to Columbus from L.A.. He was in Cali to take part in another J Dilla Tribute Show with The Stones Throw Crew and the Beat Junkies on the 9th.
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New Zerostar Mixtape

Zero Star, who recently wrote a blog on Art of Rhyme about animals he thinks he could beat up, following up his genius tribute blogging about big girls earlobes, just dropped an illy mixtape. If you don’t know about Zero? Well he raps in technical patterns about how dope he is at rapping or sex. He also likes to tell humorous antidotes and reflect on issues facing black folks. Zero tends to rap over beats that are either raw as fuck or soulful. And for you Downwaiting friendlies the mixtape’s price is free99.

Take’em or Erase’em: the mp3 mixtape
Download: here or here


1. Intro: Take’em or Erase’em (Prod. Ree-Dic)
2. Sheeeesh (Prod. Blueprint)
3. The Real Thing (Prod. Ill Poetic)
4. Random Tales (Prod. K81)
5. You Wish (Prod. Przm)
6. Deeper ’07 (Tribute to Bo$$)
7. Lookin 4 Me Remix (Feat. V-Hyphen [Prod. Przm)
8. Criminology 101 Freestyle
9. Forever’s Never (Prod. Ree-Dic)
10. Reality (Prod. Ree-Dic)
11. Wordperfect Remix pt. 2 (Prod. Przm..RIP)
12. We Gone Roll (Prod. Pete Rock)
13. Fast Shit (Prod. Blueprint)
14. BlueStar (Prod. Blueprint)
15. Lo Fi Funk Freestyle (Prod. Blueprint)
16. Another Time (Feat. Blueprint [Prod. Ree-Dic)
17. Follow Me (Prod. Grmm)
18. Shotgun Freestyle (Prod. J Dilla)
19. Flashing Lights Freefall (Prod. Kanye West)
20. Yaaaa… RIP Przm (Prod. Przm)
21. The Hole (Prod. K81)
22. Outro: Jazzyball Rideout (Prod. Ree-Dic)

Zerostar will rap at the Weightless N.Y.E. Show. More info here on the bored.