Tag Archives: J. Rawls

Video: Liquid Crystal Project “Stakes Still High” Ft. P.Blackk & LefortheUncool

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Dove of De La Soul said he was “Sick of half-ass awards shows/Sick of name brand clothes/Sick of R&B bitches over bullshit tracks/Cocaine and crack Which brings sickness to blacks/” back in 1996 on Stakes Is High.

I am willing to bet he expected things to change.

Now 15 years later, imagine how sick of it he must be.

Well, J.Rawls and the Liquid Crystal Project are still sick of it and have remade Stakes is High with P.Blackk and Le For The Uncool.

Video directed by: Luke Sirimongkhon

MP3:DJ POS 2 “Buggin Out” Vol 1

Zerostar dropped a new EP Tuesday called Don’t Look Now. To celebrate, Zero Star and Pos 2 are launching a new bi-monthly at the Carabar Tonight. (See above Flyer).

In addition to Zero’s new EP, Pos2 also made a mix, Buggin Out Vol 1. It has a good cross-section of hip hop from locals like LE, Rashad, Path,Fly U and more to just a general whats poppin now like Random Axe, Mac Miller, and Elzhi. Track List, download link and cover after the jump.
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J Rawls “The Hip Hop Affect” Release Event @ Magnolia Thunderpussy Friday May 20th

J Rawls will be at Magnolia Thunderpussy Friday, May 20th from 7-9 to promote his new album, the Hip Hop Affect.
Admission is free.

The album runs the gamut of the Hip Hop experience. Rawls works with national icons on songs like “Face It (ft. Sadat X & Wise Intelligent)” , “Best Producer on the Mic (ft. Diamond D, Oh No & Kev Brown)”, “Just Rhymin’ with Fest (ft. Rhymefest)” and “Find a New (ft. Casual)”.

Rawls collabs with people from his personal history on “That Very First Day (ft. Fat Jon [3582])”, and “Sandsy (ft. J. Sands [Lone Catalysts])”.

And he works with almost everyone from Ohio regardless of generation on the posse cut, “We’re On Top”(the Ohio Takeover)

Video: J Rawls (ft Sadat X & Wise Intelligent) “Face It”

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Wise Intelligent of the Poor Righteous Teachers, and Sadat X of Brand Nubian on a track produced by Columbus, Ohio’s own J. Rawls?
Say word?
They shot the video at the Allah School in Mecca?
Yessir….Shot it in Harlem. The song is called “Face it”
ok ok. so J.Rawls followed that Ohio Posse cut up with a video with Hip Hop legends?
And its on J.Rawl’s album “the Hip Hop Affect” which drops everywhere in the universe May 17th?
Emphatically Yes.

ladies and gentelmen of Columbus. It gets no more authentic than this.

Talib Kweli in Columbus Friday Night 4-15-2011

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Above is a video of Talib Kweli performing “Palookas” off his album Gutter Rainbows with a live band in San Francisco earlier this month. Talib Kweli will be in Columbus Friday.

He will be signing Gutter Rainbows at a Magnolia Thunderpussy instore from 7-9 before performing with a live band that night at Skully’s. J.Rawls feat Le, Illogic and Illogic Poetic, and the first showcase for the Are You Radio Ready Contest will open.

The Magnolia Thunderpussy instore signing is free.

Ticket info for the Kweli show at Skullys at the Royal Columbus website. And if you want to read about Kweli and I on a panel click here.

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.

MP3: J Rawls “#OHIOTAKEOVER The Mixtape”

Download: J Rawls “#OHIOTAKEOVER Mixtape”

Columbus Hip Hop producer J Rawls just dropped the #OHIOTAKEOVER mixtape devoted to getting the public hip to a bunch of different Ohio Hip Hop artists.
The #OHIOTAKEOVER mixtape ends with Rawls’ ambitious 23 emcee all-Ohio posse cut “We’re On Top”

Featuring: Count Bass D (Canton), Trav Dave (Columbus), Rashad (Columbus), Co-City (Columbus), J Osceola (Columbus), Lefortheuncool (Columbus), Stalley (Massilon), Tage (MHz, Columbus), Copywrite (MHz, Columbus), Donwill (Tanya Morgan, Cincinnati), 6S (Akron), Donte (Mood, Cincinnati), Piakhan (Cincinnati), Ilyas (Tanya Morgan, Cincinnati), Main Flo (Mood, Cincinnati), Dominique Larue (Columbus), Hood Apostle (Columbus), ILL Poetic (Dayton), ILLOGIC (Columbus), Iyeball (Fly.Union, Columbus), JaySwifa (Fly.Union, Columbus), Jerreau (Fly.Union, Columbus), P Blackk (Columbus) & J Rawls

“We’re On Top” is the first single off of J Rawls’ underground legend studded new album ,the Hip Hop Affect on Nature Sounds Records.

#OHIOTAKEOVER Tracklisting after the jump. Continue reading

MP3: L.E. for the Uncool “The $hine (Produced by J.Rawls)”

MP3 :L.e For the Uncool “The $hine(produced by J. Rawls)”

L.e offers a single called “The $hine” produced by J Rawls, off the soundtrack to his documentary titled “The Malcolm Little Apparatus” which will be out very soon. This song was also on Le’s last offering.
This song is perhaps the closest thing to an Atmosphere song that will ever come out of the Milk N Syrup. It’s a piano driven ballad that utilizes empathy to understand a female.

Video:Copywrite-Tic Toc(Produced by RJD2)

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Copywrite’s “Tic Toc” (produced by RJD2) is from his sophomore album “Life and Times of Peter Nelson” which is now available digitally at iTunes and will see a retail release date of 11-30-2010 courtesy of Man Bites Dog Records.

Here is an interview I did with Copywrite for the Other Paper. Copywrite has a release party in Columbus at Carabar November 26. J-Rawls Trav Dave and Piakhan are also on the bill.


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You fuck with Jesus’ Son, Drugstore Cowboy or any of those movie drug love stories? Well, Copywrite gets his Kurt & Courtney on with a dwarf. Not sure if its the same dwarf he had on stage at the Dead Prez show
Life & Times of Peter Nelson now available on ITUNES. Release party at Carabar November 26 with J-Rawls, Trav Dave, Dominique LaRue, and Piakhan.
Album drops November 30th.
maybe i should’ve put this up for the staffers to critique.