Archive for October, 2009
I just want to inform the world what I will be sporting coming in 2010. That’s right. The white hats are back and even better. These went out of rotatation back in the late ’90’s but now they are back. Babs and Sydney over at the Huntsville Stars hit me up to let me know the news. By the way I don’t wear nothing else but Stars hats and Bama hats, unless we get hats from a clothing line like DQM. I got the new logo hat on in the “This is Life” video.
Shout out to Mike Posner for taking the Block Beattaz to Coack K’s ipod. The only thing this was lacking was the Block Beattaz stamp. You know the Bl-Bl-Bl Bl-Block Beattaz. CP amd Mali Boi, the dude’s whose music got most of these rappers they deal. I’ll stop right there.
This whole year we have released very little G-Side music. After the Starshipz and Rocketz project, we were pushed into a direction of our own. Many were out trying to secure deals, others were trying to ride the waves of others, while we at Slow Motion Soundz were trying to rebuild what we felt like we built. “Starshipz and Rocketz” was the first piece of work that we worked on as a collective unit since the VSOP album of 2003. After the artist we worked with moved on with their careers ( Everything All Love til this day) we were left with a decision, keep going or stop. CP went into a shell and it felt like Slow Motion Soundz had run it’s course to no motion. One day while riding looking for a play I get a call from CP to check out some music. It was the “Sumthin 2 Hate” album. I was floored by songs like Swagger (2005), Ice Kisses, and Pray. At this point we had ourselves an album and a video (What up Bush?). From that point on it was on. Starshipz took us on a ride we have never been on, and that album still is moving across the invisible lines of the internet today. But right now we are gearing up for Huntsville International, named after our airport, (Noz this is an airplane album also, but our first album in 1999 that was never released went by the same name, so we did it first) will show and bring to light our reach over seas and will be our first time as a business incorporating other brands into the mix. So what we have been doing is documenting the ride via YouTube and through pics like the ones featured here by 30 Pack, to light the path for The H.I.P. (Huntsville International Project.) So to the few that stuck around and fought with us, never turned they back, kept pushing through the hard times I say, “Slow Motion, Betta that No Motion” and that’s on the 767. Selah
Video coming in less than 13 moons.
So I’m on google spring 2008 trying to see what I could find out about the reach of my city and the scene. Out the blue I see a website with .co.uk behind the site name, and an exclusive Huntsville mixtape. After days of trying to find a contact, I finally got in contact with Rob and it’s been on and popping every since. What you guys must understand, to my knowledge Rob put together the whole mixtape on his own. This wasn’t a strategy by us to get the UK to take notice , to be honest it seemed far fetched to me. It was then I became aware of Hip Hop Connection Magazine, the world’s original hip hop magazine (1988-2008). Rob told me he and a guy by the name of Dave had been bumping the music for a while and they would like to hear more. With in a month the scene had some write ups in the magazine. Before it was all said and done we were mentioned in 6 of the last 8 issues. Hip Hop Connection fell victim to the fall of a lot of print media mags, due to declining add purchases from the global economic problem. What people must understand is yes, we are making music and want to get paid, but I’m also learning that the music is just step one in that process. The second thing is making sound relationships and bonds, in this case, spans across the big pond known as the Atlantic. These guys, along with Superix, have propelled the Huntsville scene to reach for new heights. Instead of trying to stay regional and shoot for ATL nights, we are connecting and trying to knock down Euro doors from an independent level. Not from a major metro, but from an island of a city known as Huntsville, AL. Click the link up top, Dave and Rob them, go back a year then catch up.