For my 6th EP focusing on a single artist, I have decided to tackle the immense catalogue of the one and only King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. The release date has not been determined, as I am still working on the art work and final concept (Michael Crackson? Michael Trapson?), but I do know that the album will be called “TRILLER.” The music is almost completed, and I am very excited to share it with the world… so get ready, because TRILLER IS COMING!
I went to the University Of Pennsylvania. They have a radio station. That radio station posted Ballin’ Oates on their website. That website just celebrated their 10,000th post, and included Ballin’ Oates as one of their 10 top posts of all time. They used the artwork from Ballin’ Oates for said post. That is really cool. You can read about it here. On a side note, I was a radio DJ at Penn – but we were on AM, having been KICKED OFF OF FM the year before.
This week’s TBT features a modern classic from Skeetwood Mac – “Dream Ride ft. Fleetwood Mac, Ciara & Ludacris.” If you haven’t heard it before, now is your big chance. So listen to it. Seriously, listen now.
Few blogs have shown as much support for The Melker Project as The Joy Of Violent Movement, an incredible one-man-show based in New York. William reached out to me recently with a few interview questions, which I happily answered here. We discussed everything from my musical influences to what it’s like to share a stage with Snoop Dogg. Enjoy!
The entire time I was watching the finale of last night’s episode of Game Of Thrones, this clip from The Princess Bride was haunting me….
It is not often that I find my mind completely blown. Today it was shattered to pieces. Phil Collins, who has not performed publicly since 2010, decided to make his 2014 comeback – at Miami Country Day school, backed by a bunch of Middle School kids. I could not make this up if I tried. I do not understand how it happened. I am so angry that I missed it. Ugh, just watch. I hope he is back for good.
Oh yeah, also this – TRILL COLLINS!
It has been a while since I released a proper mixtape (The Melker Project 3 was the last one), so when the good people at BroBible asked me to put something together for their “Summer Mix 2014,” I jumped at the opportunity. This mix features 30 genre busting minutes of musical mayhem, with heavy doses of hip hop, trap and twerk (and even some Ozzy Osbourne). This is the same set I played live at BC Fest in Washington DC. The download is FREE RIGHT HERE, so get it while you can!
Scientific Evidence has definitively proven that listening to The Melker Project inspires amazing dancing in babies. Play it for your child and see what it can do!
For this week’s #TBT I am bringing back my favorite track from Ballin’ Oates – “Melker Can’t For That.” If you didn’t get it the first time, now’s your chance!
There has been much ado about the recent video, posted by Tyrese, that has allegedly put the 3.2 billion dollar Apple buyout of Beats in jeopardy. In the selfie, Dre is seen calling himself “the first billionaire in hip hop, right here from the motherf&ck*n West Coast.” Cool. I like it. The only problem? He undoubtedly had a non disclosure with Apple, a company that is notoriously tight lipped about it’s product launches and corporate maneuvering. Oops. Tyrese probably should have kept this one to himself.
If the deal is buried as a result of this video, it will likely be the biggest social media mistake in history. Because 3.2 billion dollars is a lot of money. Like, a ton of Chronic.
Let’s be real for a second. Apple is taking issue with Dr. Dre saying a few bad words and appearing drunk (“Off Of Heinekens”). Did they forget about NWA? The Chronic? This is Dr. Dre, one of the most notorious gangster rappers and producers of all time. I mean, listen to the lyrics of “Forgot About Dre (which apparently Apple did)” He said things like “Now you wanna run around and talk about guns like I ain’t got none. What you think I sold ‘em all? Cause I stay well off?” I mean, according to Dre, he is the one who taught us all to “smoke trees.” Pretty consistent with the guy we see in this video, don’t you think?
The other issue I have with this video is simple – Tyrese. That dude sucks. Did you see Baby Boy? How much better would this video be if it was Snoop instead of Tyrese? Or Warren G? The good news – Dre probably isn’t really cool with Tyrese anymore after this fiasco. Tyrese – welcome to Death Row.