Since the age of 10, djSpade1 has learned every aspect of music. In middle school he learned to play the saxophone, and while in high school he learned how to motivate crowds with a pair of 1200’s and a microphone. Growing up in a military family, Spade1 started his career as a DJ in various project basements in Berlin, Germany.
In 1992, he returned to the United States, and he enrolled in Virginia State University where he immediately immersed himself into the local music scene. While in college he swept the area nightclubs, house parties, and took over college scenes throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Performing alongside names such as Biz Markie, DJ Flexx, Ron G, DJ Kool and DJ SNS, Spade1 proved that he could rock just as hard as any big named DJ. Soon after, producing music became inevitable as he worked with many unsigned artists on mix-tapes while working to form his own independent label.
Spade1 has been creating his own brand and sound for the past 20 years and continues to expand his scope. Recently he has started to branch into video, commercials, movies, and video games. He’s currently working on several music and film projects including his self produced solo album, Uncle Spade: Life of a DJ. DJ Experience Club and Party DJ| 1990 – Current • Berlin Germany| 1990 – 1992 • HBCU College DJ| 1992 – 2011 • WVST 91.3 Radio DJ| Petersburg, VA – 1993 • Reewine Mixtape Radio| 2009 * 255 Tapas Longe| Atlanta, GA - 2009 - 2010 • Official DJ for the Marietta Storm Basketball club| (Atlanta, GA 2010 to Current) • Kia El Amin (Singer/Songwriter) 1997 – 2009 • Comedian Micah Bam-Bamm White) 2007 – Current Production Experience • Studio Engineer (Protools, Sonar, Logic) 2003 – Current • Video Editing and Film Production 2004 – Current • PA and Live Sound Engineer 1995 – Current • Music Production 1997 – Current • Songwriting 2002 – Current Project Credits • Tha Zone and Capital City Anthem Freak (Richmond, VA 1999) • Picture Me and My Intuition Kwiet Storm (Chicago, IL- 2001) • Recognize Bigg Will X-Box Project Gotham Racing (Petersburg, VA 2002) • B Ballin Golden Child X Box Inside Drive 2002 (Washington DC, VA 2002) • Marley Brown Album Eboni (Washington, DC 2003) • Slow Down Kia El Amin (Richmond, VA 2004) • Know My Name djSpade1 featuring That Boy Goldy (Atlanta, GA 2009) • God First djSpade1 featuring Jaffar (Atlanta, GA 2010) • A Fantastic Voyage and Stand Up and Some More Stuff Comedy DVD’s (Atlanta 2010 - 2011) Minutes of Madness Artist Showcase mix-tape series (Richmond, VA 1995 - Current) Bedknockas Slow Jam mix-tape series (Richmond, VA 1997 - Current) * Bird Money Mixtape - Gucci Mane Big Cat Records (Atlanta, GA 2009) Check Digg Mixtape - Roscoe (Atlanta, GA 2009)
Mixtape: Sir Tomz - "Lockdown" (Hosted by Tricksta)
Sir Tomz began life in the rap crew Shadowless who had a big release on Big Dada Records. As an integral member of the crew, Tomz showed his skill on the mic and behind the boards achieving major attention from urban music lovers worldwide. Sir Tomz aka Shadowless Tomz went on to remix Roots Manuva's 'Bashment Boogie' for the Big Dada Records label compilation 'Extra Yard' which was mixed by DJ Excalibah, as well as the track 'Sky Fall' by Shadowless featuring on Tim Westwood's well respected CD compilation album 'UK Hip-Hop 2002 Vol.1'. Sir Tomz has also played live all over the UK, Spain and France as well as producing for other artists and guest featuring on other artists releases.
More recently Tomz has been back on his grind and making waves here in the UK and in the USA. Sir Tomz decided to remix five of the tracks from the album over industry beats and then dropped two music videos for them both having over 4000 hits on You Tube. The US unofficial remixes have been used on mixtapes from DJ Ames and Tricksta from UK Runnings, as well as featuring on the US released mixtape from DJ 5X & Coast2Coast Mixtapes entitled 'International Speaker Box 2' which was also hosted by Sir Tomz. He recently got commissioned to do a remix for Chicago label Knowledge Giving Birth (KGB) as well producing a ten track street album for MKD from Royalists. With a new energy and a new focus, Sir Tomz is bringing us back to reality. Bubblegum free, Sir Tomz is conscious Hip-Hop with a message and an artist with staying power.
His latest release 'Lockdown' drops as a collaboration project between his own imprint Jailhouse Records and UK Runnings Mixtapes. Mixed & hosted by one of the UK's leading mixtape deejay's Tricksta, who has released official mixes with the likes of French Montana, D-Block, Red Café, Papoose, The Jacka, Stat Quo, Chamillionaire, DJ Paul from Three Six Mafia and UK acts such as Iron Braydz, Skriblah from Terra Firma, M9, Big Cakes, Big Narstie and many more, this is an essential release for the UK Hip-Hop community. Featuring the production & the song writing talents of Sir Tomz, 'Lockdown' also features guest appearances from Nih'illi, Cyrus, Blackitude and Juice Aleem from New Flesh For Old.
Continuing in my series where i rap over industry beats that are picked for me by my fans! In this installment i go in on the A$AP Rocky track "Goldie Prod. Hit-Boy" and this particular version was remade by Rick Hertz!
West Coast rapper Attikus raps about his own ghost stories in his new video for "Poltergeists" the first single from his debut album "Boo Radley" available through Wandering Worx Music. The song is produced by REL!G!ON and the video is directed by Hayden Baptiste.
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MP3: Scheme - "Kingdom & Sayin' Nothin'" from City of Win Presents W1N Vol. 1
City of Win Presents | W1N Vol. 1 – Available 5.16.12 at CityOfWin.com | Featuring Scheme, BBU, YP, Rockie Fresh, Mig Mora, Chandler London, ShowYouSuck, ReallyDoe, G.O.D. Jewels, Calliko, Lungz and many more. These two tracks are the songs Scheme was featured on for the project. Produced by Stefan Clark. Make sure you visit CityOfWin.com to download the entire project tomorrow and to purchase gear.
TMZ reports that Donna Summer passed away today at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer. Summer is a five time Grammy Award winner whose voice was the sound of a generation of disco and funk, including hits like "Hot Stuff," "She Works Hard for the Money" and "Bad Girls." Our condolences to her family and her millions of fans worldwide.
Here is the first full-length original project from Hip Hop artist Presice. Fresh off an amazing LP release event at Santos Party House this past monday we proudly present to you "Sound Therapy". We are requesting review and a possible feature and hope you can grant this request. This project is simply amazing, please give it a full listen.
Music Submission: Savant feat. medafORACLE and Mr. Miranda- Bar Enrichment (prod. by i2k)
To celebrate the launch of KristianEliz.com and his arrival at 1000 Twitter followers, Savant aka Stanstro has linked with the new site and every indie hip hop head's favorite YouTube channel, SpreadingDopeMusic, to bring you the exclusive jawn "Bar Enrichment". Flanked by a lush, key driven soundscape courtesy of Illinois beatsmith i2k, the Chicago bred emcee links with Arizona wordsmiths medafORACLE and Mr. Miranda to provide explanation on the importance of writers' therapy.
In growing anticipation of the Nico the Beast/ Vanderslice True to Form EP dropping May 27th, we present Lost Sessions Volume 1. Comprised of five unreleased tracks from his original rendition of 2008's Dinner is Served mixtape, Nico the Beast goes in over a handful of classic beats, including Common's "The Game" and Outkast's "2DopeBoyzinaCadillac". Recorded prior to the despairing tragedies that influenced the content and tone of his subsequent releases, Nico focuses on simply impressing bar after bar, serving as a retrospective prelude for his return to grassroots hip-hop on True to Form.