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Byrd Over Staten EP

If you liked the first singles from the Byrd Over Staten project from Shaolin Jazz, which I posted a couple months back, you’ll definitely dig the full EP, which you can download here. If you’re lucky enough to be around NYC this weekend, the good people at Reed Space are hosting a Byrd Over Staten listening party at the L.E.S. store tomorrow 4pm-7pm. You need to RSVP for that.


Be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, American friends. “Though you might not drive a great big Cadillac…”

All Flows Reach Out

A.F.R.O. is a young freestyle phenomenon from Bellflower, CA, who has been racking up accolades all over the place – from R.A. the Rugged Man co-signs to production by DJ Premier. Tales from the Basement is his latest release – an EP of fresh new rhymes from the virtuosic 18-yr-old emcee, over other peoples’ beats.

MDV Tweety Bird 8″ Figure

About two weeks back, while I was off in Taipei, LA-based artist Mark Dean Veca released a great 8″ figure in collaboration with toy brand/retailer Kidrobot. It’s part of Kidrobot’s series of artist interpretations of Looney Tunes characters. I’ve been interested in vinyl figures since visiting Michael Lau’s studio in HK back in the late 90’s, and it’s great to see a fresh new one these days. You can check out the original artwork the figure is based on too.