Thursday, February 15, 2007

Save the date for Peace Out East 2007

Hey ya'll Peace Out East 2007 will happen Thursday Oct 18-Saturday Oct 20th in New York City. Venues and Times TBA. Call for artists will happen in late April/early May.

If anyone wants to help me update the POE website, that would be eexxxxccccccceeeelllleeeennntttttttt.

More regular updates this weekend.


Shante Paradigm

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

February Ain't No Joke!

Greetings and Salutations from beautiful Brooklyn! It's cold, ya'll. Anyway, this week brings a couple of little updates of the interview variety. One is an audio interview from WNYC's Soundcheck that I did with Soce, the Elemental Wizard in December and this one has our performances (the website doesn't). It was definitely cool to have independent, queer hip hop representing on NPR, but, there's still a long way to go in terms of hip hop artists being actually listened to as artists by other "music aficionados." The dynamics of race and gender tend to come up as well, and many, many people think hip hop started 5 or 6 years ago by the limited artists they constantly check. Listen for yourself and let me know what you think.

The second interview is by my high school alma mater, my how things have changed. Read it here. And yes, it was as scary as it looks. Scarier.

In other news, the B.Q.E. album, The Digm and the Dutch is out. How many of ya'll copped that? Come one, pleeeeaasssseeee. I understand all my friends who are broke-ass, don't worry, you keep showing me love. But, really, buy that. Feel free to holla at me or Dutchboy with your feedback.

In other news, I have some projects brewing that I can't talk about right now, but hopefully, I will be able to write more soon.

Okay I have to go study, 'cuz I'm a nerdy scholar and spend way too much time here. I'm working on some songs though, no lie.

P.S.: Oh well, Blogger doesn't let you upload big audio clips. Email me if you'd like a copy. Damn I need to learn coding. Help!

Until next week,