Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hyphen Nation - Episode #1: 25 Biggie Commandments

In this episode of Hyphen Nation, I dive into the library of The Notorious B.I.G. to commemorate the 18th anniversary of his untimely death. 25 of some of my favorite Biggie tracks and if I had tried to get them all, we'd be looking at a 5 hour episode! I don't even have the patience for that. But until I do come back around with 25 more, let's remember Biggie in the best way I know how.

Young G's
Big Poppa
I Got A Story To Tell
Miss You
Only You
Who Shot Ya
Kick In The Door
Party And Bullshit
Gimme The Loot
The What
One More Chance
Sky's The Limit
Loving You Tonight
Notorious Thugs
Ten Crack Commandments
Brooklyn's Finest
Everyday Struggle
Playa Hater
Going Back To Cali

Hyphen Nation - Episode #1: 25 Biggie Commandments

Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy 10th Anniversary to The Mind's Mixtape volume II!

March 9th, 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of The Mind's Mixtape volume II. While it's not available any more, if you ask for a copy, I'll be more than happy to accommodate you.

I think I have a better version of the cover somewhere. I still think it's awesome that I made the whole thing in Paint. It was a bigger deal in 2005.

Fun fact: I had written a lot of volume II before I realized I wasn't counting bars. There's a huge difference in the song structure because of this; some songs sound like one big unclear wall of rhyming words, while others are broken down into perfect 16-8-16-8-16-8 song structure. Ah the learning process!