As Himself was originally a project the Stik Figa had put together and pushed around in his local Topeka neighborhood a few years back. The project caught local fire and became Stik's entrance to notoriety with tracks like "Absitively" leading the way. The entire album was produced by Kansas producer Michael "Seven" Summers who has earned a reputation producing for the best of the best including Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Mac Lethal, Tech N9ne, and Wiz Khalifa. Stik's charismatic and humorous flow won the attention of MMG producer Oddisee who originally brought Stik into the fold and is producing Stik Figa's next album in its entirety. Mello Music Group decided to pick up the project to release to a national audience and sign Stik to a multi-album deal.
I've been really busy getting things ready for the release and tour for Vintage. In the middle of all of the chaos, Sac State contacted me about performing on campus for the students. Although I'm now living in LA, I couldn't turn down the offer. I accepted the offer and am looking forward to showing everyone what I've been working on.
As a result of a lot of new listeners, I plan on performing tracks from my whole catalog. I want people to see the transformation and evolution from A.R.A.B. to Timothy Rhyme. My music tells a story of success and I want everyone to be able to get the entire picture.
Looking forward to seeing you there. If you know anyone that might be interested please fwd this message.
Once again coming from the highly anticipated mixtape Jackin4Beatz volume 2 This time we have Phraze and Jayroctomologist explaining LIFE as if it were a game. This one is filled with lots of wordplay and puns as the two Mc's cleverly get their point across.
Video: JW CTE - "Get It From Da Muscle Episode 2" Dallas, TX
Courtesy Stephanie Moss.
Episode 2 of "GIFDM-TV" is the biggest movie ever in Dallas, TX. Cameras followed JW in Dallas for the past week gathering rare behind the scenes footage of one of the industry's hardest working hip hop artists. Video edited and produced by JW CTE.
Video: Jedi Mind Tricks Live w/ @KingMagnetic Stage Dive
Courtesy King Mag.
From February 15 - April 1, 2012, King Magnetic and GQ nothin' pretty rocked 34 shows from EU to US. They were out promoting for "EAG 3" (May 1) and the upcoming "David & Goliath" project (2012). Linking up with Jedi Mind Tricks and GZA in Europe for 2 shows each & 25 US cities with Cappadonna, the duo has DEFINITELY made a lot of new fans.
New York underground veteran emcee Avatar the Articulate pays homage to Nas's sophomore album It Was Written, in its entirety, with his self-produced remake, appropriately titled It Was Bitten. Despite the satirically seeming title, Avatar's motivation for this release, accompanying his reverence to Nas, is to offer a new vantage point to the time-honored original, so that others can appreciate the concepts and issues addressed in his music.