Illogic and Deep Thinka are starting a revolution!
DTR wants you to take a long hard look at yourself and ask the question, What’s a Revolution Without Dancing? To help you answer such a profound inquiry, we are announcing our exciting partnership with Illogic and his impending Summer Tour with Lucid Optics!
Illogic is an American hip-hop artist, poet, producer, writer and speaker hailing from Columbus, Ohio whose career has spanned nearly two decades. He is deemed, “one of the best word-for-word rappers alive…” –DJBooth.net. His debut album Unforeseen Shadows (1998) was recently selected by FACT Magazine as one of the best hip hop albums of all time indicating that his mastery of the spoken word has set an immeasurable precedent in the industry. His studio presence also sets an impressive bar, completing as many as six full length albums over a period of seven years. As an active member of Weightless Recordings, Illogic has worked closely with co-founder and longtime friend, visionary and producer Blueprint. In addition to his work with Blueprint, he has collaborated with Aesop Rock, Slug) of Atmosphere), Eyedea (R.I.P), and Cannibal Ox as well as countless others worldwide. And 2017 will prove to be no less epic as Illogic brings multiple projects of new and unreleased material including his debut producer credit on a cerebral instrumental!
What’s A Revolution Without Dancing? Tour w/ Illogic with special guest Lucid Optics. NOW BOOKING US & Canada: July, August and September 2017. Contact Chad Porras for available dates and markets at 925-339-0876 or email@example.com
Whether it’s somebody with a household name or a local celebrity, we all come across people we want to meet and work with. The problem, is how do we approach them without making a fool out of ourselves? In this episode of the most infamous podcast on planet earth we dive deep and give you some rock solid rules for approaching the people you want to work with. These rules should help you become more successful before, during, and after you step to them. Let’s go!
It has been a crazy year from the wins to the losses, but we are still here. If you follow me on social media then you have seen me talking about my new venture into production as well trying to move into some new musical places with my art. I have been working really hard on a lot of good music that i am excited to share with you guys, so much so that i might jump the gun here and there. PRIME EXAMPLE, I had previously stated that I would be releasing The Beauty in evolution: Vol 1, which will be the first project ever released by me that features my production on 11/17/16, but it was not ready so I did not. I did however release A song from the project called “Blank Eyes” that you can check out below:
This brings me to Lucid Logic which is a group that includes Producer, Emcee, Singer, Song writer, multi-instrument musician, Lucid Optics and myself. Some of you may remember that we released “Penciled in” on New Years Day as a gift to introduce the idea of what we were doing.
Since then We are basically Finished with our Debut Album which we will hopefully be able to share with you next year. Until then we thought we would give you a little taste of our sound with A free EP that we are calling “Falling Into Winter”. It will be available on my Bandcamp on 12/20/16 which is the last day of Fall. You can Listen to the First Single from the EP called “Batch Confusion” below:
Although groups like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest were mainstays of hip-hop’s golden era from the late 80’s & early 90’s, both groups fell out of the public eye in the last decade. Thankfully for their fans around the world, the stars aligned and both groups dropped impressive comeback albums in 2016. While most hip-hop media will talk about the comeback albums themselves, we decided to take it a step further and breakdown why both comebacks were successful. It gets risky returning from any leave of absence, but we got the keys. There are six keys that De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest employed that made their comebacks successful, and we give you all of them.
While conflict between competing rappers is a relatively common occurrence in hip-hop these days, it’s much more rare to see two friends air their dirty laundry in public. Well, not this week as Kanye West returned to the news for his on-stage tirade against his close friend Jay Z. We’ve all been there before; arguing and beefing with friends and family over small things. But we wouldn’t be grown ass men if we didn’t frown upon this type of behavior, and we wouldn’t be the MVP (Most Valuable Podcast) if we didn’t give you nine rules to help you handle conflict with your friends without escalating things.
One of the most difficult balancing acts in life is between our personal lives and our careers. A decision to focus primarily on work usually forces us to sacrifice our personal lives, and a decision to focus on our personal lives often leaves us without challenges in our careers. Everybody is trying to achieve the proper work-life balance, but very few actually do. In this episode, we give nine tips for achieving the proper work-life balance and also briefly speak to two of our professional friends that are working on it as well. Lots of bars in this one.
“I think its really important, especially in this day and age that people have individual thought because the collective mind is dangerous” – Rita Alva Lawson (My Mom)
This is the first installment of a short series”Thinking with Your Own Mind” Directed By me, My mother explains the origins of the album name and how she trained my brothers and I to think for ourselves and be our own people and just drops mad bars about the state of individuality in the world.
Pre Order “A Man Who Thinks With His Own Mind” HERE