Rap Duo Not the 1s Launch Kickstarter Campaign by Matt Valerio

Rap Duo Not the 1s (Cuzzo D & Mawnstr) just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the 12" vinyl of their upcoming LP Everybody's Rappin'. The release will come out on Gold Robot Records later this year and will be a 12" picture disc with art by illustrator Matt Gondek. The album features guest appearances by the legendary Kool Keith, Riff Raff, and more. 

By pledging $100 or more to the project, not only do you help fund the release of the physical goods, but you also become a PART of the album. Matt Gondek will incorporate YOU into the actual art on the picture disc. How cool is that? Oh, and how cool is Mawnstr's amazing Juice t-shirt in the above video? Where can I get one?

For more info and to support these guys, check out their Kickstarter page



Kickstart the new FOG album by Matt Valerio

The world definitely needs a new Fog record. It's been 7 long years since the last LP (Ditherer, Lex Records, 2007). I count Andrew Broder's self-titled debut, which he released back in 2000, as one of my all time favorites, and his epic masterpiece "Pneumonia" as one of the first songs to truly give me goosebumps. I was near tears the first time I saw him perform it live in San Francisco all those years ago.

This, on top of his work with Yoni Wolf of WHY? as Hymie's Basement (another masterpiece), and the brilliant record he did with his new band The Cloak Ox, leads me to believe that the new album he has just announced he's working on will be nothing short of amazing. 

Please do yourself a favor and back this project now. He's got some great incentives to back this project, including remixing one of your songs, limited edition prints from Burlesque Design, and he'll even paint you a mural if you're generous enough to donate a certain amount. Go check it out. You'll be glad you supported this. 


Odd Nosdam remixes Black Moth Super Rainbow by Matt Bomarr

Black Moth Super Rainbow FAR surpassed their initial Kickstarter Project goal recently (raising about $80k MORE than their goal). Last week, they released this remix from Odd Nosdam (Anticon / cLOUDDEAD / Reaching Quiet), which completely flips the vibe on this, and I love it. (Edit: I just discovered an insane remix of this same song by mysterious prankster Longmont Potion Castle as well over on the BMSR Soundcloud page as well.)
bmsr soundcloud

Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Windshield Smasher" video by Matt Bomarr

They've done it again. Another great song, another insane video. You still have ONE DAY to contribute to the Black Moth Super Rainbow Kickstarter project for their upcoming record Cobra Juicy. They've almost tripled their initial goal of raising $45,000, but you really should contribute so you can get some awesome stuff.

Not the 1s - "You Dress Like An Asshole" by Matt Bomarr

not the 1s - "you dress like an asshole" (download) [audio]

Bomarr Blog superhomie Eric Steuer (Meanest Man Contest) has a brand new project called Not the 1s that he recently started with Oakland rapper Mawnstr (Connoisseurs). They have a REALLY great EP coming out soon called Why You Cryin? featuring production from Lunice (he produced this track), as well as dEbruit, Daedelus, Mexicans With Guns and Monster Rally. Seriously some great stuff and it's been in constant rotation around here lately. They just started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a limited vinyl release of the EP on colored vinyl via Gold Robot. If you're into this, I'd highly recommend going over there and pledging even a few bucks, because this NEEDS to get a proper vinyl release.