W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. will be reuniting for their first album in nine years. It will be called, BBQ & Chaos. It will be released via ChiMil Music and Taiyamo Denku's imprint Cypha Den. The group decided to keep the album cameo free. But, it will feature production from, Uncommon Nasa, Dynamo, Black Tokyo, Dcypha and more. Short Fuze is hoping to release the album in May. It will be released on Short Fuze's website, Denku's Bandcamp, iTunes and other online retailers. In the meantime, catch up on the group's back catalog.
Generosity is inspired by Uncommon Nasa and Short Fuze's love of the Mr. Robot television series and what the show represents in it's message and it's art. This song isn't a play by play of any of the seasons of the show or what happens on them, but it's an attempt to get into the mind of people like Elliot, Darlene, Angela or the other characters.
What if Elliot was a rapper/poet with something to say about how he found the world? This is that. The goal was to create a song that stands alone whether you've seen the show or not, while also paying some tribute to it.
Season 3 ended on Wednesday, Net Neutrality ended on Thursday. and now this on Friday. Enjoy it, while you can.
Short Fuze has unveiled a content feature on the site called, Tales From My Rap Life. It will be updated with stories from Short Fuze's career, ranging from stories from the road, recording and behind the scenes stuff giving insight on the recording process. You can read the first story called, That Time I Almost Died (Kind Of) At Yule Prog 2. Read here, enjoy!
Recently, Uncommon Nasa and Man Bites Dog Records dropped the video for Gingerbread Hag. Here is a description and quote from Nasa himself:
Every song starts with an idea in someones head, some take longer than others to come to fruition. Gingerbread Hag is one of those songs. Somehow Uncommon Nasa's brain came up with an idea to make a rap song that was an inverse telling of the fable, Hansel & Gretel, told from the point of view of the old woman in the gingerbread house. When Nasa's critically acclaimed record, Written At Night, was being formulated it was finally time for the Gingerbread Hag to reveal herself to the world. Showing her face proudly during the thematic album's nightmare sequence was highly intentional. There were no better choices to share this exploration of the selfishness and privledge of children than Brzowksi on vocals and C-Money Burns on some chilling guitar licks. There was also no better place to shoot the visual representation of this idea then their wide open space of Portland, Maine. With that, hardened New Yorkers, Uncommon Nasa and director Mike Petrow piled into a car for the 5 hour trip North.
"What you are viewing is the result of an idea formed outside of the box and molded into a piece of art that hopefully sparks some thought and imagination. "- Uncommon Nasa
You can cop the vinyl from Nasa's newly renovated site here
Short Fuze has redesigned the site for the upcoming new year. It has a cleaner and easier to navigate look. As always, buy, listen or download music from Short Fuze & Uncommon Nasa or W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. here. You see updated content in Video Of The Month, check interviews, album reviews, watch the video for Time And Space, browse photos and more. The will be a new feature launched soon. Enjoy, thank you for your support!
Uncommon Nasa has relaunched his flagship website: uncommonnasa.com.
It features a renovated Home Page, Merch Shop, a better location for The Dope Shit Podcast, Videos and much more!
Uncommon Nasa dropped the long awaited follow up to Halfway on Friday, August 4th.
Written At Night features heavy hitters like Open Mike Eagle, Guilty Simpson, Oh No, The Last Sons, billy woods, Quelle Chris and more.
The album is produced entirely produced by Uncommon Nasa and is available on Man Bites Dog Records.
In addition to the heavy hitters mentioned above, Short Fuze along with Bronze Nazareth is featured on the track, Gods Aim.
You can listen to the song here
In addition to the stream, you can purchase the album on vinyl, digital download and cassette. Click the album cover below to purchase and listen.
Earlier this week, Prodigy of Mobb Deep passed away at the age of 40. Those of you that know me, know that Mobb Deep, specifically Prodigy was a huge influence on my style. He was one of the best story tellers in hip hop hands down. I wrote a tribute to him a few days ago. Here it is in it's entirety:
Sitting here bumping Mobb Deep genuinely upset that Prodigy is gone. I never had a chance to meet him. But he was such an influence on my style. He was so vivid with his words and the way he painted pictures. I remember sitting in my room in '95 and '96 just soaking in The Infamous and Hell On Earth. Prodigy's words just complimented Havoc's beats perfectly and later on, the Alchemist's beats. I've had many influences on flows, song structure, album sound, etc...
But, Prodigy was definitely a main influence for me. As hip hop evolves and rap evolves the thing that will never change is a great story. Prodigy was definitely up there with the best of the story tellers. R.I.P. Thank you for your contribution to our culture and making me a better MC in my early years. #TheInfamous
Short Fuze recently created a Facebook artist page. It was designed as a companion piece to the website and his other social networking sites. It gives you an opportunity for instant updates on the go. You can like and follow here.
To clear up confusion and clutter in the online store, it has been split into two separate stores. The Short Fuze & Uncommon Nasa link is where you can buy the duos acclaimed work.
The second link, W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. is where you can buy the releases from Short Fuze's former group. As always, the vinyl, CD and digital downloads are available.