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Breaking Bad + 2Bad = “Breaking 2Bad”

FREE DOWNLOAD!

We’re all pretty big fans of Breaking Bad here at Strange Famous Records, so Buddy Peace put together this “2Bad” remix using bits from the show. I recorded the original version of 2Bad with B. Dolan under the “Epic Beard Men” moniker for his House of Bees, Volume 2 mixtape.
You can download “Breaking 2Bad” for FREE at: www.soundcloud.com/strangefamousrecords/breaking-2bad
In other news, Buddy Peace & Prolyphic will be joining dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip on their UK tour this October. In potentially bad news (for people in the UK without tickets) all of the shows have already sold out. But here are the dates are here. Special pre-orders for the upcoming DanVsPip album, “Repent Replenish Repeat” can be made here: www.tinyurl.com/RepentReplenishRepeat
STRANGE FAMOUS!

Aug 21

Two new shirts! Cowboy stylee + SFR Cyborg stylee

BOTH SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE IN MEN’s AND WOMEN’s SIZES! Click the pictures below for their product pages.

This shirt’s design is based on the 12″ cover for Sea Lion. “Never put down the axe.” Available HERE:

This new SFR shirt designed by deprivedanxiety puts a cyborg twist on the original SFR logo. It is available HERE:

Aug 12

Stale Bread Winner pt. 1 Notes

Listen to my “Stale Bread Winner” song here.

This song is like a mashup of memories for me when I used to work at UPS and at a warehouse.

Part 1 describes me waking up for work early in the morning during the winter when it’s still dark out. It’s one of the worst feelings…especially when you don’t like your job. I wanted to use certain image and sound references that I’d see and hear when I was still groggy getting ready for work. Like the dark rings under my eyes, they seemed to get thicker and darker each morning and the sounds of sporadic traffic would always makes me think of ocean waves which lead me to the lines, “it’s not safe in the water, the levels rise, the shoreline’s getting shorter”. These lines refer to the lack of job security and rising unemployment levels in RI especially between 2009-2011.

Everytime I walked out that door I didn’t know what was going to happen. There was this inevitable and unavoidable doom that felt like it was slowly creeping into my door like a rising tide giving warning about a coming storm. Like there was nothing I could do to stop it, I would just have to tread and keep my head above the water until it was all over. A ritual I had before going to work was kissing my wife and every time I would get this renewal to work harder and push further.

The car scene is a specific moment I had one time before leaving for work. It was like 15-20 degrees outside, I was sitting in my old Geo Prizm that did not have heat, freezing, blowing into my hands to keep them warm and trying to find a working radio station. Finally B101 came through, the oldies station, and I just sat there as time passed.

I didn’t care that I was late, I wanted to fucking quit, I questioned everything I was doing. I felt like I was way behind in life. I never forgot that moment and as I wrote this verse. The line, “I never learned from the classes that you taught in, so I won’t live by the books you wrote me off in” came to me.

My life’s outcome is not going to be determined by anyone else.

I control my own destiny.

The system was not going to categorize me or pigeon hole me.

I keep fighting and keep working harder.

Working Man.

Jul 08

Unlocking the Truth

It’s amazing for me to see these kids who are my dynamic opposite be motivated by the same thing I was when I started rapping. Interesting to note…hip-hop is the norm these days which, according to everything I learned as a kid, makes it the thing to rebel against. Of course, when I say “hip-hop” I’m basically talking about the general public’s understanding of it…according to whatever is force fed to them via mainstream channels. These kids are me in 6th grade in some strange but familiar parallel universe. It’s bugging me out.

Jun 16

Death of the Boombox

“Death of the Boombox” is a song that I did on the “WORKING MAN” album by Prolyphic & Buddy Peace. It also features our Brooklyn fam, the Metermaids. This song is not a rehashing of the played out “hip-hop is dead” argument, nor is it a eulogy for the revered portable stereos of the past. It is an energetic return to a lost moment in time when sharing music with friends didn’t involve an internet connection. Songs were simply blasted throughout the neighborhood from two speakers perched on top of a b-boy’s shoulder. “Dig…put your back into it.”

image by Pat Jensen

www.soundcloud.com/strangefamousrecords/death-of-the-boombox

We are all about to do shows together in Brooklyn NYC, Providence RI, and Portland Maine. We will also be joined by B. Dolan and special guests! Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Prolyphic Tourdates!

To make sure you don’t miss any announcements, make sure you sign up for the mailing list on our homepageThese shows are in promotion of my new “WORKING MAN” album with Buddy Peace, AVAILABLE NOW!

Butte, MT - 08/17 
@Original Festival
665 N. Main St. Butte, MT
Prolyphic
All Ages. Click here for TICKETS.

 

 

Mar 11
Mar 03

Sage Francis beanies and a birthday roll call.

Beanies, skullies, winter caps…Whatever you call these things, we’ve got em:

You can order yours HERE.
In other news, it was Varick Pyr’s birthday yesterday. He produced the beat for “Bridle” on my A Healthy Distrust album.

Varick Pyr now goes by the name of Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

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