Chris Conti landed Thr33 Piece Suit on the front page of The Providence Phoenix today. It’s a good, informative read that also came with the news of “Headnod,” the group’s debut single, now available for free download via SoundCloud:
For those still foreign to the Thr33 Piece Suit collective, it’s the long-awaited and formal gathering of three of RI’s finest — emcees Chachi Carvalho and Swann Notty along with part-time rhymer, full-time beat maestro j.DePina. They’re a dream team of local talent, which makes news of their LP, Brand New Vintage, hitting shelves in April (I’ve heard rumor of CD, digital, and vinyl release) just about the most exciting event in hip-hop since, well, since I first heard the trio back in the days of CNJ.
Be sure to stay tuned in to TECB for more Thr33 Piece Suit coverage. And you can count on a bit of it. I’ve only heard a handful of cuts from the album so far, but I can still assure you that Brand New Vintage will be praised in my year-end wrap-up. (Yes, I’m already thinking that far ahead.)
Very, very behind on posts, but I’m not going to make any excuses. Besides, of course, the obviously glitched WordPress, a server or network or whatever these geeks call it, that has made it impossibly tough to stay up to date. It’s frustrating. Like clicking save and posts mysteriously deleting themselves type-frustrating.
Anyway, brass tax. And hopefully you’ll be able to see all of this once I’m done.
Esh dropped a project with Beantown-producer The Arcitype – yes, the same cat who just released a project with Ruste Juxx via Duck Down. The EP from Esh & Arc is titled Nightworks, and it’s quite possible my favorite stuff to date from the eccentric super hero. You can get the download here. And check out their video above.
2012 was big for music. John Mayer made a comeback. Green Day dropped three albums. El-P put more than his name into every critic’s mouth. Frank Ocean and the rest of OFWGKTA came out of the closet. A band named “fun.” existed. Pussy Riot happened and cries of injustice saturated Facebook statuses until it was time to Instagram lunch. And Barack Obama signed to Roc Nation. Lucky for me, things I care about also happened in the past three-hundred and sixty-five days. This is my 2012 year-end post. An alphabetized breakdown of the year’s highlights in music. I hope you enjoy. Creek my gangnam style:
In May we failed to keep you up on everything Jon Hope and, for that, I apologize. If the month was a little less hectic for me, and if Jon’s music moves weren’t so fleet-footed, I would have likely made individual posts for “Sara’s Song,” the video you see above, and each of the following: