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MP3:Zerostar-Opposite Day

MP3:Zerostar-Opposite Day

The concept for “Opposite Day” is pretty self-explainatory. On opposite day the world is fair and Zerostar likes rappers that he normally doesn’t find up to par.  Zero executes the song very well because he is more proficient at talking in rhythmic patterns over minimal but authoritive production than the majority of people that persue such activities.

If you are feeling “Opposite Day”  then download Zero’s new EP, “Are we there yet?”.

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

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.

So What Wednesday’s One-Year Annivesary

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the Catalyst using various movie titles to let you know he will merk you.

The Catalyst will be performing tonight at So What Wednesdays, which will be celebrating its 1 Year Anniversday tonight. J-rawls  and Lo-Zone will be guest dejays alongside resident DJ Detox.  Blueprint will host.

Even though Bo(the Catalyst) spits that fire. The night has been about dejays from day 1.

MP3:So What Wednesdays Podcast w/DJ Detox & Pos 2

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I Know Some of Y’all Hate Fun..

Blueprint masked up for Halloween @ So What Wednesdays.

But I am like fuck it. I came across a Flickr account post by Bridget Eshbaugh that had lots of shots of people enjoying themselves at various recent events in Columbus


After the jump, photos from the Daymon Day Parade, Hangar 18, Saturday’s Chateau Awesome House Party, Get Right, Monotronix, and Party With the Universe

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Word to me. Zerostar MP3

Blueprint has been on the road throughout the Summer and Fall. This has left Zerostar without a producer. So he has been working on a mixtape to hold himself over until he can get busy on his follow-up to his much slept on “Forever Is Never Really That Long”. He texted me about this joint right here, and was like, “I think this shit I’m writing to Kanye’s “Flashin Lights” might be your fav shit when I record it. I namedrop you and its vulgar as fuck”.

MP3: Zerostar: Flashing Lights

Scribble Jam Flicks; Zero Namechecks El Jesus In Freestyle


2007 Scribble Jam happened this weekend. And for the first time in some time, I wasn’t there.
And am very happy because of it. If they would build a hotel with a pool adjacent to Annie’s, I would possibly go. But I am too old and miserable to stand around and listen to whiney white people making homoerotic insults that illustrate an intense sexual repression during the mc battle..

The graffiti is usually good though. I found these photos of IOK’s wall at America’s Largest Hip Hop Festival.

Zerostar also didn’t go to Scribble. He stayed at home, and played racketball.(True Story!)
When not playing sports, he recorded some freestyles. One is over DJ Przm’s instrumental that was originally used for Copywrite’s song Ten Times. The other is over Blueprint’s Lo-Fi Funk. In that Freestyle, he claims to use that El Jesus. Not sure what drug that is. But just when I thought everyone came to their senses and realized rappers and indie rockers have nothing in common, and have no business hanging out with each other, Zero suprised me.

MP3: Zero-Ten Times Freestyle
MP3: Zero-Lo Fi Funk Freestyle.

More Scribble Flicks After the Break
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Zero vs. Searius Battle Footage

Zero of Weightless fame, and Searius Add, who hosts Club Searius at High Five, squared up for friendly mc battle. Most of time, when you watch battles on MTV or Youtube that features New Yorkers, shit comes off mad corny.

Zero and Searius agreed to do a “Fight Klub” style battle just to see how it would come out. “Fight Klub” battles basically have rappers doing pre-written spoken word about how they did it to each other’s moms or accuse their foes of being snitches. Both Zero and Searius thought they could prolly do this a little better.

They agreed to keep it civil because the point was to bring excitement to Columbus Hip Hop, not divide people. No personal disses. No judges. Just flows and fun.

Video footage and my commentary after the break.
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Blueprint + Zero Tonight At Cafe Bourbon Street.

Blueprint and Zero Star are performing at So What Wednesdays, which is located at Cafe Bourbon Street in Columbus, tonight.
Here is a quick interview I did with Printmatic.

Wes Flexner-What are a few Hip Hop Weeklies that stick out in your mind?
Blueprint-Ohio would be Bernies(Fonosluts) Columbus #1, and Topcats #2. They were the best hiphop nights I’ve ever been to for different reasons…Bernies was rowdy on some youth angst clash of cultures type shit, and the music was really diverse. Topcats was dope only because it was the only outlet in a city with no outlets, and because people used to get regulated on so quickly. A lot more beatdowns at Topcats, but a lot more classic hiphop moments at Bernies. Topcats also had that straight edge, grafitti writer, hip hop head, meets g rapper element to it. That was the last place I battled at with regularity because you could guarantee it would be against somebody who hadn’t heard of me.Bernies was a place you had to earn respect before you got the mic at, and Topcats wasn’t really.

WF-How long did Top Cats go on for? I know Bernies went on for like 6 years.
Blueprint-Top cats was about 5 years.

WF-Girls Girls Girls. Why do most Hip Hop nights struggle on the girl tip?
Blueprint-Because dudes who aren’t around enough women put hiphop nights together. Most dudes don’t even acknowledge the fun factor, and the fun factor runs hand in hand with the female factor. If the women come to your event then you’re doing something right. Not that it has to be girly music but its gotta be something normal people ie Women can relate to. Dudes just wanna rap and get glory. Girls just wanna have fun. You have to meet somewhere in the middle to get girls out.

After the jump, Print gives hip hop dorks lessons on meeting women. He discusses future music and touring plans, and tells me how Envelope earned the nickname “the white ODB”.

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Take Off Your Clothes

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DJ Pos 2 and DJ Lo Zone of legendary dejay crew, the Fonosluts, are joining forces with DJ Detox for a Booty House party at Cafe Bourbon Street’s Hip Hop Night So What Wednesdays. That’s tomorrow.

Booty house is the ultimate evolution of Hip Hop. The Detroit sound strips Hip Hop of its frivolous elements like self-absorbed technical rhyme schemes… and having to rhyme words in general.
It gives you exactly what you want from rap: bass and cusswords.

Pos 2 and Detox just sent me a Fonosluts Booty House mix by Przm from a Febuary 11th, 2001 Hip Hop Night. 6 freaking years ago.

The mix stands up these days, now that Bmore club, Miami Bass, Detroit Booty House, New Orleans Bounce are all the rage do to Diplo’s influence.

This mix is extra special because it is hosted by the late Columbus Icon/ everyone’s best friend Daymon Dodson aka So What. (So What Wednesdays is named after Daymon, ya dig?)

Listening to Daymon is hilarous. He disses Jay-z. He demands the breakers to get off the the floor.
There was an ongoing war in Columbus Hip Hop community between the bboys and the rest of the Hip Hop scene. Columbus Hip Hoppers would rather look at women dance instead of a bunch a guys rolling around on the floor.

Daymon also chastizes the men of the crowd for staring at girls like a bunch of creeps. I’ts tight cause he keeps telling this girl Laura to dance. There were two Laura’s that hung out around that time. I think its the one that is built in a manner that would historically appeal to rap fans.. It would make sense cause Daymon keeps asking her to get out and dance.

I made out with her a few times so she would get me a ride to my job at Wild Oates in the morning. I wouldn’t sleep with her cause I was sweating this other girl. I didn’t want Laura to feel used. Now that I think about it, she was pretty attractive and I should have showed more initiative…

Nostalgia is a motherfucker.

Anyway, the mix is dope. Daymon is as always, lovable.

Download the mp3 of the mixtape here.

If you like it, go to Bourbon Street tomorrow. It’s free as an mp3.