Tuesday the 2nd of October in the Year 2012 is the Pops’ 60th Birthday. Today also marks the date my friends the HOOD INTERNET release their record, FEAT on Decon Records. The duo’s first original studio album features vocals/production from some of today’s freshest MCs and hippest indie acts.
Last summer, I met STV SLV, the Hood half of HOOD INTERNET, outside of the Troubadour in LA after his show. They were opening up for my friends WALLPAPER from the Bay and after a mutual friend made the introduction, STV SLV and I immediately hit it off. We discussed a bevy of topics ranging from candy to my Conway Twitty t-shirt before deciding we should collaborate on music should the opportunity present itself.
STV SLV and I corresponded over email for the better part of the last year, sending beat ideas, rap lyrics and PDF’s back and forth across the country via the interwebs. During this time, I continued to work odd jobs as well as pursue other passions and found myself spending time working with Milk at the home/studio of Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine).
While working out of the rock god’s humble abode, buried beneath the gold and platinum plaques, emerged a vintage uzi water gun. The toy gun had a motor, a shoulder strap and a removable clip. It was almost as old as I am and after much deliberation, we decided we were meant for each other.
The gun would turn up in recording sessions, on fishing trips and even at the beach. One day, while visiting a former student whom I use to mentor, who is now at the Army/Navy Academy, I promised to reward his good behavior by bequeathing him my beloved uzi water gun.
Within minutes of being handed down to the future generation, the plastic soldier met his doom and sputtered out it’s final words to minimal fanfare.
A year later, after multiple recording sessions at several different locations thorough out the country, FEATis available on New York’s leading indie hip hop imprint, DECON RECORDS.
I am honored to have been asked to be a part of this project and would love it if everyone supported the release by downloading the song and playing it at high volumes…in other words…TU!
ps….also, I will be performing the song this Sunday at Los Globos in LA…holler if u hear me…X