Make sure you check out this week’s episode of the “Straight Outta Lo Cash” Radio Show. This week’s show “I Couldn’t Survive Without My Radio” with Hot 104.1′s Staci Static. You can also subscribe to the show on I-Tunes or listen on your Android, I-Phone, I-Pad or Black berry of Stitcher Radio.
As I have talked about before I am going to use my voice to highlight some great independent projects in film, television, music, etc. I will not just be highlighting African-American produced films but I do want to support quality projects in general. If you are interested in having your project highlighted in this new segment shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We always talk about that music and hip hop particular has lost its soul but do we support the artists who are breathing life into the genre? We love hip hop so much but do we support the music we crave to hear? This edition of Push, Kick is actually in support of one of best new age MCs…Vandalyzm (@vandalyzm). If you are in tune with independent hip hop you probably have heard of him. Vandalyzm has worked with producer 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Naledge of Kidz in The Hall, Royce Da 5’9, Black Spade and a host of other great artists. I actually had him as a guest video blog on FATC and he was on the Straight Outta Locash Podcast as well. But you know what let’s let him his story himself and why we need to push and kick for him:
I wont keep you long. But my name is Vandalyzm. An emcee/producer from out of St. Louis, MO. Last year after a host of really bad events, I decided to take a break from music. I lost friends, almost lost family, and lost my ability to create music at the level which I was doing so. Mind you I was about halfway finished with my new album. I took the time off to take care of family, and really learn who I was as a man. In that time I also began to love music again, and I longed to create.
So, I gathered all the equipment I did have access to (it wasnt much) and I began to write and produce a return EP called “The End All Be All”. A throwback project, nothing but loops, breakbeats, and sample chops. Beyond having to produce in this style out of necessity, I realized that everything on the radio and on videos sounds the same. Same snares, same 808′s, same synths. And I wanted to make something that sounded old school yet FRESH at the same time.
So while I was close to getting done with this project, upon returning from Minnesota to be by the side of someone close to me in the hospital there. The next day my car was broken into, and my bookbag was stolen. It contained my laptop, my external hard drive, my rhyme books, wallet etc. This means songs I produced, wrote, and never got to record are now all gone. I have no way to recreate any of these songs at the moment. My return to music has now been halted.
This is why I am now coming to you. I need your help. Because honestly, my entire LIFE was in that bag and it was taken from me. Im asking, if you can find it in your heart. To please support my cause, help me recreate this wonderful project! This ep contained my life story, where I have been since folks have last heard from me, and where I am headed now. I have features from Black Milk, Nickelus F, and Tef Poe. As well as production from not only myself, but Nameless (http://nameless-beats.com/), Nez and Rio (Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul), Jansport J (http://jansportjmusic.com/) and more! I promise with your help, this can and WILL BE one of the illest projects to drop this year, and for time to come.
I have a ton of great rewards for pledges given by you. Honestly, if you give just a DOLLAR, you will recieve a FREE DOWNLOAD of my first single from the new project. That in itself is an exclusive, you wont be able to get it anywhere else! I dont want you to think this is all about me in any way. I want us all to benefit. And if you are still wondering why you should donate, please check my music out at http://www.vandalyzm.com/, I think that it speaks for itself. If not, or you cant donate, please pass it along to your friends. Every little bit counts. Thank you for supporting my dreams. It means more to me than you could ever possibly know.
Now to support Vandalyzm and his Kickstarter program CLICK HERE!!