Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Apple Jac...

An incredible person, DJ and producer, Apple Jac blessed CE with this remix he calls "Apple Jac's Golden Glide Remix" - the song is "The Game" and it's from our last album, Freezing World. Please enjoy, and if you like it, go learn more about the man and his music.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sittin on thrones...

Here's some more of that delicious intelligent ignorance from W.I.C. featuring yours truly. Mudfish went sonar on this shit, and really knocked this one out of the park! When Trip originally sent it to me, Kory had already written and performed the hook, and they just wanted me to "re-sing" it for them, with no intention of having me rap on it. But as soon as I heard that empty third verse the end, I had to go "Hamilton" (© Trip Freeman) on that thing, I just felt that it was my civic duty...

Hope you enjoy.

NSFW (Explicit Lyrics)

Oh, and if you are in the A, you'll want to come check out the show this Friday:

Schools Out Forever with W.I.C., Lyric Jones, & Grip Plyaz

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A fresh start...

It's been a while since I've updated anything in my web world. I've decided to make an effort to post more regularly about what's going on with me, if for no other reason than to keep track of the progress I am making with my new musical venture. As some of you may know, or at least can tell from lack of output, Collective Efforts has been on a long hiatus (going on about two years now). Since Mil moved to New York for his new job, there really has been no way for us to get together enough to finish the Diamond D EP (which was so close to being done), and it's a shame because it's very dope. All in due time, though...whenever the time is right, I guess. If we can't even get together to finish, then there is no reason to try to release the project, as we would not be able to devote the attention needed to promote it properly. Much love to any and all who have supported us throughout the years, it really has meant a lot to me.

In the meantime, I have been working with a friend of mine (drummer Max Barash) on developing a two-man musical team with me on guitars, laptop, and Ableton Live and Max on drums. I am working on some solo material, as well as songs for other vocalists and prospective projects. We have about 30 beats started, some can be combined, some won't make the cut...but it's quite a learning experience. It's tough to try to start again from scratch, but I feel very motivated right now, and Max is the perfect compliment to my creative style. I can't wait to get a way to get these live sessions recorded so I can start sharing some samples.

In the meantime, I will leave you with this video of W.I.C. featuring myself, which recently appeared on The Source, and IllHype.com. I just finished a verse for a new song with them, to be continued...

Find out what motivates, captivates and rejuvenates me on my never-ending quest for knowledge and art.
Peace, fam, thanks for checkin' in...