Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

T La Rock

One of the first actual pieces of vinyl I owned was a single by T La Rock from 1984 called 'It's Yours'. Little did I know it would stand as one of the classic Hip Hop singles of all time.

Not only would it feature production of Rick Rubin (recorded in his NYU dorm room apparently) and would serve as the first Def Jam/PartyTime single.

There's a great interview with T La Rock regarding his career as well as that single. Read it here!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Nineteen Eighty Five on Hero Spy

The fine folks at Hero Spy granted the book a feature on their review blog. The site is chock full of reviews and how-tos as far as getting your small press book or comic out to the public. Great stuff.

Check it out HERE!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Motion Man- Clearing The Field

In 2002, Threshold Records released Bay Area rap maverick Motion Man's debut LP, Clearing The Field. Motion has a pretty rich history, making his was through numerous bay area acts including Zero Tolerance, Noggin Nodders, etc.

After some colaborations and guest spots on Kool Keiths solo projects, it was high time for his own record. In planning for the project, head of Threshold Records, Kurt Matlin, had action figure created of himself and Motion Man. We took this into the record design, and came up with by far one of the funnest projects I've ever worked on. I agreed to come on to promote the record with album art as well as a music video, assorted promo materials.

We put together a booklet for lyrics for the records, using photos taken by Scott Zuschin, who, ingeniously pulled off great close up images of the figures which gave them an eerie lifelike quality.


Monday, May 2, 2011