Supastition at Cola-Con 2012

About 3 weeks ago, I had the chance to meet & chill with Supastition under the Fresh From Birth tent at the Elizabeth City Block Party. It was raining pretty hard, but he, his family, the FFB family, & friends were having a great time just hanging out. While we chatted, he gave us a lot of insight into the kind of man that he is, what he thinks about the music industry, and some advice to some fellow Charlotte ‘artists’ that want to do something in the city. Although we are designers or graphic artists, there are a lot of parallels to be drawn between us and Supastition & the music industry as a whole.

We’re working a few things with him, and be on the lookout for a video introduction in the future, but for now, enjoy one of his more intimate performances at last year’s Cola-Con.

Supastition, “fountain of Youth” Live @ Cola-Con 2012

We’re always going to support fellow artists, Charlotteans, and in general, individuals who have a passion and want to do something with it!

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Fountain of Youth” (produced by moO) is featured on the Supastition‘s album, The Deadline, released by Soulspazm Records in 2004.

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Cola-Con 2013 is right around the corner, be sure to check it out!


The Freestyle Pokérap

The title says it all. This is what happens when you start goofin’ off and someone mentions Pokémon, and then another throws out the word freestyle.

SONG | Control (Instrumental)

GEAR | Canon T2i w/ Magic Lantern | Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

From the Street Influence Music Throwback Thursday Video


What do you hear rappers rap about today? It’s no wonder a lot of conservative America is quick to stereotype and denigrate hip hop with so little meaningful content hitting mainstream media waves. To be fair, I enjoy a catchy beat as much as the next person. But music needs to speak to people too. Whether or not I’m the intended audience, I feel like a lot of today’s music isn’t conveying as strong a message as music did in the past.

If you need an example of powerfully moving music, look no further than one of greatest MC’s of all time, Nas. His debut album Illmatic is lauded as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time as it portrays his gritty childhood in the Queens projects in New York. Though he also succumbed to the allure of big money commercialization in his later albums, he brought it back to his roots with his fifth album, aptly named Stillmatic. His track “One Mic” has alway stood out to me in particular. It’s an incredibly moving song, with verses that start slowly and softly, but crescendo in speed, volume, and intensity as he paints a vivid picture of life on the streets. Removing the gangsta rap persona Columbia Records had created for him, Nas made this song all the more impactful by keeping it simple. “One Mic” is Nas’s interpretation of reality in the ghetto as well as a testament to the power of a man and his microphone – the power to educate, to embolden, and to inspire.

Nas – One Mic

Dance Fresh Friday Music Swag


Far East Movement is back! *insert giddy Asian gesture* And this time they’ve brought with them one of the hottest rappers in the game right now, Tyga! All I know is that the last few times I’ve heard Faded, I’ve been….well, faded. And back to the song – The hooks are super catchy even if FM’s lyrics are meh, and the bass is definitely dirty-grimy-nasty. Let’s face it, Far East makes catchy music, and Dirty Bass is no different. It’s yet another club banger from our favorite East Asian artists – expect to hear this song numerous times this weekend. Definitely not a song to play if you ain’t ready to party!

Far East Movement – Dirty Bass feat. Tyga

Influence Music Track Tuesday

TRACK TUESDAY: Intergalatic (RIP MCA!)

Genre-defining. Race-defying. Lyrically-inspiring. The Beastie Boys did it all. Only the third rap group ever to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame (preceded by Run D.M.C. and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), the Beastie Boys are easily one of the most influential music groups of the last 2 decades. Unfortunately, just one month after being inducted, the Beastie Boys lost one third of their legendary trio, Adam “MCA” Yauch. There are tons of eulogies online and endless entries reliving the Beastie Boys’ and Yauch’s contributions to both rock and rap music – I can’t do them justice… Suffice to say, the Beastie Boys are not only great music to dance to, they remain proof positive that if you are good enough, it doesn’t matter who you are. Talent always rises to the top – that’s all the inspiration I need. Thank you Beastie Boys, and R.I.P. MCA!

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic