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RJD2 auctions beats to benefit Japan, awards Columbus native Grand Prize in Insane Warrior contest

RJD2 recently launched a contest that asked fans to submit their visual, audio or written representation of any track from We Are The Doorways, an album he made under the alias The Insane Warrior. Lots of people submitted, but the grand prize went to the video you see here, created by Joey Thomas and University of Cincinnati’s Walter Nini, a Columbus (Clintonville) native and son of Old 3C Records head Paul Nini. The song is “The Water Wheel,” and video will make you laugh.

RJ is also auctioning off five original beats on ebay, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. Details: Continue reading

Video:RJD2 as the Insane Warrior “the Water Wheel”

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XLR8R dropped a video today off of RJD2’s the Insane Warrior side project,
We Are the Doorways
The Insane Warrior’s music is said to be “Brian Eno meets John Carpenter”. EP is in stores and available online now. Video was directed by Kyle Thrash.

RJD2 today announced the Insane Warrior Project where artists can submit visual or audible companions to the music.

RJD2’s Insane Warrior Now Available

We Are the Doorways is a new Sci-fi concept album from RJD2’s alter-ego, The Insane Warrior. It is available digitally, and in stores now. Head over to RJ’s bandcamp and give it a test drive. You can also download You Hear Footsteps for free on RJD2’s bandcamp as well.

MP3:Npayshint “Stretchin’ Freestyle”

MP3: NP-Stretchin’

NP from Thought Set twittered this little freestyle. Dude is dope.  You might remember him as the third guy on RJD2’s Ason’s Cycle. Anyway, this is just a warm-up that has the Columbus MC rappin’ over a looped up beat.

2010 Show Memories: Damn, I guess living in Columbus isn’t so bad.

When I sat down to recount my year, I hadn’t even really registered what I got to see. All my friends moved away. I pretty  was miserable.

I spent the majority of the year hanging out by myself.

But now looking back, I was really fortunate this year.

I got to see the Black Keys spread love and become one of the biggest rock bands in America. RJD2 played our 7 Year Anniversary. Jay Electronica came to town and did a really intimate show then got signed 7-8 months later by Jay-z to Roc Nation. I solicited Wavves’ opinion on Psychedelic Horseshit.  I witnessed  what Dame Dash’s guy, Currensy ,was doing the night Jay Electronica signed with Jay-z.  I talked to Bone after a nationally publicized arrest. Well, read away if you want.

1.The Black Keys Lifestyles Community Center August 13th

photo credit-ME

The image source of this tattoo is  from  the cover of Chulahoma,  an ep by the Black Keys. It is on the body of a female that had a family member die of cancer.   The finger pointing it out belongs to Mary Stormer,  Key’s drummer Patrick Carney’s mother.  Mary Stormer’s son and Patrick’s brother,  Michael created the image that is tattooed on this girl.  The girl got this tattoo because Chulahoma was what got her through hard times.

The tribute to Junior Kimbrough IS a blues record.

Mary Stormer, and I explained to the girl that the band would really appreciate this.  Mrs. Stormer told me to take a picture and send it to Michael. The band was onstage so they couldn’t give the girl a hug. Continue reading

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.

Columbus Hip Hop History:Groove Shack Documentary

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Groove Shack was a record store here in the Short North from 1994-97. Pretty much everyone like MHZ(Copy, Camu, RJD2, Tage, Jakki), JRawls, the 3rd, Illogic put in time there.
Groove Shack is where Columbus scene that eventually got noticed internationally with the help of indie labels like Def Jux, Rhymesayers, Fondle Em, Groove Attack, Rawkus and Eastern Conference was built upon.
The owners made a documentary about the spot.
This documentary is being screened this week.
Thursday, November 18th at the Gateway Theater 1550 North High Street Columbus, OH 43201
The showing is from 730-930.
to be exact.

I saw the screening at Madlab, and the footage is priceless. Just watch the trailers..
The movie has a couple flaws, but it is not to be missed.

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RJD2 Remix Contest

RJD2 dropped the Inversions of the Colossus a few weeks ago. It has unreleased joints, as well as remixes, and instrumentals off of the Colossus.
RJD2 announced a remix contest for his song “the Glow”. The winner will be a b-side to a digital single alongside a Flosstradamus remix. You can get the stems and enter the contest at RJD2Remix.com.

Also RJD2 is giving away two remixss on his facebook page.
There is a Bassnectar remix of “A Son’s Cycle” feat The Catalyst, Illogic and NP
and a Candy Panther remix of “The Glow”
here is pretty good feature on RJ in Paste Magazine.

Vote For Kate Hutson in MTV’s Twitter Jockey Contest

As you may or may not be aware of a Columbus girl, Kate Hutson, is in the running to be MTV’s first Twitter Jockey. They’ve been showing her on MTV and have a billboard with her picture in New York. If Kate wins she gets a job that will pay her 100,000 and have her be the network’s first twitter host
She has been going through a series of challenges in the competition. Today she interviewed Asher Roth. A couple days ago, RJD2 and her held a twitter convo
Anyway to help her win, please vote for Kate here: MTV TJ Voting
Voting ends 5pm Thursday
Follow her:twitter.com/katehutson
Read her tumbler:Kate Hutson’s tumbler

even if you are selfish and don’t care…think about how Kate could help Columbus music gain exposure if she were to win. She has already been riding for Envelope

MP3:Copywrite Ft/Middle Distance Runner-Forever and A Day(Produced By RJD2)

Tuttle Park, Columbus Ohio

MP3:Copywrite-Forever and a Day

“On Forever and a Day” RJD2 and Copywrite work together to mourn their fellow Megahert, Camu Tao. They brought in an indie rock group, Middle Distance Runner, to add layers and sing the hook. This is the first song on Copywrite’s upcoming album the Life and Time of Pete Nelson due out in October.

Def Jux and Fat Possum are putting out Camu’s album King of Hearts August 16th

(I swear to Allah that I’m not trying to get on this computer and talk about death everyday. Not to get all Jim Carrol, but, 3 major figures in hip hop from Columbus did die. And both of Copy’s parents are deceased so…artists are gonna make art about what affects them )