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Free Spirit :: Chris Conde Drops ‘Conde Digital’ For Fake Four’s FreeCember

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For fans of independent hip-hop, December is a chance for Fake Four to bless us all with a gift-giving season known as FreeCember.  This year, the homie Chris Conde sets it off with Conde Digital, a lyrical firestorm produced in entirety by Moodie Black.  The combination of sounds works together, more than likely due to both artists being free spirits that are unafraid of (or possibly unaware of) boundaries or what they represent.  This one won’t cost you anything but time, so definitely take advantage and cop it.  Spread the gift around for others to do the same.  And, above all, support your independent creatives.

-chief

More Savage :: Moodie Black Unleashes ‘M B I I I’

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As cutting edge and ahead of the curve as Moodie Black can be, they have one consistent quality about them : an EP release following each full length release.  These four song gems have always been high-quality work, and I I I keeps the tradition going while pushing the envelope in terms of K‘s vocals (both in the topic choices and the way they are mixed into the track, which is much more up front than normal).  The sense of urgency found in this collection of songs matches the times, but the sound stays fresh and unique, something that us Moodie Black fans have come to love and expect.  I imagine this is the predecessor to another full length project, and I know has been lacing all kinds of folks (myself included) with production, so I know she’ll be on point for whatever Moodie Black has lined up next.  Dig this one and dig it good.

-chief

Vice Principles :: MC Homeless Drops Fake Four Debut In The Form Of ‘Sex And Death’ EP

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When I caught wind of the fact that MC Homeless had a handful of Moodie Black-produced beats and was working on an EP, I knew that we were all in for something memorable.  Over the past year, MC Homeless was showcasing tracks off the project, but there’s something about finally getting to experience a fully realized creation that not even the arresting nature of live performance can capture.  Sex and Death is part examination, part celebration of the trappings that come with the creative spirits.  Sex, depression, drugs and death form the four corners of the framework for Sex and Death, and the instantly iconic artwork is pitch perfect.  Definitely download and share this one around, and if you can, get a hold of the limited edition vinyl, which is equally dope.  Props to Fake Four for putting this one out.

-chief

Political Discourse :: Moodie Black And Ceschi Connect For ‘Ye Death’

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Moodie Black, a standout group from the Fake Four roster full of massive talent, has always been observant of what other boundary-pushing artists are doing, especially polarizing artists like Kanye West.  has always envisioned her band being as relevant as Ye, while offering a balancing set of opinions, ambitions and skill sets to offset that of the Chicago-based ‘mad genius’.  You can imagine, then, that Ye‘s embracing of MAGADonald Trump and the Right in general has been fuel for the Moodie Black creative fire.  Add to the fact that Fake Four label head (and incredible artist in his own right) Ceschi stopped by the studio to commit a hook to the inspiration, and the result is Ye Death, an observation on living in the madness we do now and feeling like a kite off the string, which is probably very much how Ye feels now (in light of recent reports that he feels ‘used’ by the same political machine he wholeheartedly embraced, and all within the span of about 2 months).  and company always have something deeply introspective and relevant to say about what’s rocking the societal boat, and this is just another notch in the belt.  Definitely check it out.

-chief

Tromatic Therapy :: MC Homeless Joins Protextor For Latest Episode Of ‘Rappers Playing Games (RPG)’

I’ve been wondering for a couple of weeks who would be the next guest on Rappers Playing Games (RPG), a piece of Baby Lion programming that has grown on me quickly and deeply.  It was a refreshing surprise to see MC Homeless as the latest guest, because I know how deep his love for various pop culture realms runs.  For his episode, he and Protextor sat down over a game of Toxic Crusaders on the Sega Genesis and discussed a wide variety of topics, including horror-core rap, horror movies from around the world that both find influential, their mutual love for Troma films, collaborations with Fake Four artist Moodie Black, and much more.  Not only is MC Homeless a solid interview, dude handled his business on the gaming front as well.  That Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice shirt is a nice touch as well.  Leave a like, a comment, subscribe, and don’t forget to share this one around!

-chief

Life Lessons :: ‘Eye Of The Needle’ Finds Sixo and Grace Park Collaborating Once More

Recent Fake Four signees Alligator Food surprised me in a major way when my friend Grace Park popped up on their debut project.  Cut to nearly a year later, and group member Sixo is preparing to drop a new project featuring his production and a long list of collaborators.  Lucky for us, Grace Park found her way onto Eye Of The Needle, and it’s quite the wonderful piece of music… sparse enough for Grace‘s voice to take hold, but a nice strong set of drums in the background to take us all by the hand and show us the way.  I am very curious about The Odds Of Free Will, and I am looking forward to hearing the finished album.

-chief

Conscious Streams :: Perseph One’s ‘Sip’ Video Is Simply Powerful

Perseph One is having a killer December.  Sip is the second video off of the recent Freecember release from Fake Four records, Machine Mammal EP.  The clip finds her meditating in a trainyard, letting the Stephen Farris instrumental serve as the perfect roadmap for her lyrical explorations.  I am excited to see what the future holds for Perseph One and Fake Four.

-chief