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Che Guavera

A few years ago when I was working on the Young & the Restless, I recorded a song over a beat I got from Kimo that I had been sitting on for weeks. I wrote the song a couple years prior to the recording session at the height of my militant and radical teenage rebellion. I called the song ‘Che Guavera’ for obvious reasons. The rhythm of the track along with my ferocious threats of a violent uprising, I felt, captured the spirit of what Che Guavera meant to me at the time. For a while only the verses had been recorded with empty space in between. To fill that space, my good friend, Spanks, a transplant from Los Angeles, California, assisted me in finishing up the record. Once it was complete I decided that it didn’t fit well with the rest of the songs on the Young & the Restless so I took it off. I did however intend to share it eventually so I decided not to wait any longer and let it out. It may seem like out of place compared to my recent work, but if you’ve been following me from the beginning this should all make sense.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by catchwreck - November 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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Further Proof..

This morning I got a couple joints to hip yall to. Remember when I said that 2011 was the year of the female MC? Well I have further proof…

The Not Enough Mics Collaborative released their debut EP at midnight and features appearances from Sofia Snow, Tiahera Nurse, FM Supreme, and many more. The album is available for free download via bandcamp, and its definitely a must have.
Also featured on the EP is the beautiful and talented Ms K-Raydio who has put out a free EP of her own this week as well.
The follow up to her ‘Signfigant Other‘ release, ‘Signifigant Other II‘ is a true testament to her growth as an artist and features production from the midwest’s Man Mantis.

Don’t blame me if you sleep on either one of these projects.. I be trynna put cats on but you gotta do the rest..

 

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by catchwreck - March 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

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Re- Emergence

Couple shows coming up in the month of March as I rear my head from obscurity once again. If you are in or around the Boston area I strongly encourage you to come out and support. ADHD is closer than you think but in the meantime you should definitely come out to hear some of the new material performed live.

The first show goes down in a couple weeks at Hibernian Hall in Dudley. Can’t believe we’re in our 5th year and on our 9th show!
Saturday, March 12th 2011
YGB Movement, Voices of Liberation & BloodSkinLand Productions
(in association with the Madison Park Development Corporation)
proudly presents
YOUNG GIFTED & BLACK – The 9th Revolution
Boston’s bi-weekly youth explosion returning for the 9th time with a collage of poetry, spoken word, rhyme, song, music, dance and more!
@ Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St. – 3rd floor
Roxbury/Dudley Sq. (next to fire department & barber shop)
5:00pm – 8:00pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
Scheduled to perform:
PORSHA-O
JADE
MC D
LARISA OSORIO
ALLEGRA FLETCHER
SWAGGA INC.
CATCH WRECK
KETCHUP
ATRELL
AMBER TORRES
X-RATED
DANNIELA
and more TBA!!
$5.00 tickets in advance / $8.00 at the door
To purchase tickets, visit www.madison-park.org
Contact VCR later for more info
617-480-7663 or bloodskinland@yahoo.com
The second show is part of a 5-city tour my dude Savant will be wrapping up in Cambridge at the Cantab.

The 5th and final leg of the Abstract Music Tour stops in the Boston vicinity at one of the city’s prominent Central Square venues and teams up with one of the Bean’s burgeoning urban music labels in OneThree Music and one of its young rising stars in Catch Wreck to bring the tour to a rousing close.

Date: Friday, March 18th, 2011
Location: The Cantab Lounge// 738 Massachusetts Ave// Cambridge, MA 02139
Savant (aka Stanstro)
http://savantrarebreed.bandcamp.com/
ASN
http://www.soulonabeat.com/
Purpose of the Tragic Allies
http://tragicallies.com/
Re-Surch
http://www.reverbnation.com/resurch
Catch Wreck
http://catchwreckmusic.tumblr.com/
Sounds by Diggers Union’s DJ Books
http://thethievestheme.com/
Doors open at 8pm
Show starts at 9pm
Ages 21 and up
$7 cover before 10 pm/ $10 cover after 10pm

I’m excited to be a part of both shows and I hope you won’t be foolish enough to miss either one.

 

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by catchwreck - March 2, 2011 at 1:21 am

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Music to start the year with

2010 was a dope year for new music. The Roots album(s), Kanye’s return, The Black Keys, the rise of Odd Future, Big Boi, NERD, Smoker’s Club, Das Racist, Moe Pope, Bad Rabbits, I could go on for a while.. And though we are only two months deep, so far, it looks like 2011 is off to a real good start as well.. 2 projects in particular have been in heavy rotation and deserve mention..

First and foremost, Kweli’s new joint.. Talb Kweli that is.. The conscious Hip Hop veteran has yet to disappoint and with his latest project, Gutter Rainbows, he proves once again, that it is indeed possible to make positive uplifting music without coming off too preachy. Available for sale on itunes and shit like that.

The second recommendation comes from that wild bunch of hoodlums on the west coast known as the Odd Future Wolf Gang. Journey to the 5th Echelon is a well-crafted masterpiece of production from the Jet Age of Tomorrow. Like all releases from OFWGKTA, this piece is available for free download via the OF Tumblr.

 

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by catchwreck - February 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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Back 4 the 3rd Tyme..

The thing is, when you have a life, it gets very difficult to keep a blog updated constantly with new material.. Especially when you are the sole-contributor.. If there’s any other rappers out there who want to contribute your more than welcome, the more the merrier.. In any event I’m back on this, Happy belated new year to everybody who still bothers to check this, and happy 22nd birthday to me!

1st things 1st… ADHD will be out very soon and I just put out a new music video! I got mixed reviews about my self-edited, overly artsy piece for Concerto, so Rene Dongo and I teamed up once again to put some visuals with the record, “1Tyme4urMynd”. The song and video mark a slightly new direction in my work, a more personal and honest approach as far as the lyrics go. With ADHD, I tried not to limit myself to “sounding like a conscious rapper” when it came to the writing, it was a a risk in terms of how I expect people to react, but so far I am extremely happy with the results. With 1tyme4urmynd, Rah Intelligence supplied a beat that starts off very dark and sinister sounding.. It lets the sun come out for just a moment before going right back into that dark place – very much a reflection of where I was at mentally while writing.. I left song structure alone and decided to just rhyme all the way through the record as opposed to trying to come up with a hook.. When Arcitype and I recorded it, we got it in one take with no punches.

Note the symbolic transitions and Rene’s use of contrasting images throughout the piece. I guarantee your going to want to watch this more than once…

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Helmsplitter EP

Brand new free EP from the good people at the Helmsplitter. Not only does this feature hotness from the likes of Seyonia Washington, OTO, and Pause.. but it also got a brand new joint off ADHD called “1Tyme4UrMynd” Needless to say you need to go get this.. (Click the link to download it)

Tracklisting:

1. Seyonia Washington – Imagine if the Beat Stopped
2. Pause – Where You Should Be
3. The Helmsplitter – Fight An Animal!
4. Zayde Buti – Hot n’ Juicy
5. O.T.O. – Sail On Freestyle
6. Jasmine Mans – Nicki Minaj
7. Zeek – Hold To The Time
8. Anthony Febo – First Time
9. Catch Wreck – 1Tyme4UrMynd
10. Jack Kahn – Crisis
11. The Helmsplitter – Outro
12. Daniel Fairclough – Her Eyes (Bonus)

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by catchwreck - December 20, 2010 at 10:35 pm

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Watch For it… OFWGKTA

It would be irresponsible of me as a blogger not to make mention of these dudes. Think the black version of Insane Clown Posse over Neptunes production, with less clown makeup and more swag. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is quickly taking over and might be one of the most interesting acts to hit the scene in a long time. These dudes are either on to something, on something, or both, either way, the shit works!

I first came across OFWGKTA a couple months ago via an interview they [Tyler the Creator, their leader] did with the blog Cool’eh. It was such a well-done interview that, I had to find out more. So I started doing my digging. OFWGKTA is a collective of artists, rappers, producers, and skaters with a growing cult following. Since my initial introduction the crew, I started noticing the name pop up everywhere.. I must admit, I didn’t get it at first..

Shit was disturbing to say the least. Over time, however, I continued to follow these dudes and downloaded more of the music, and now the shit makes perfect sense to me..

These dudes are the Young & the Restless for real. They act it out in a way thats meant to scare the shit out of you but it does make you ask yourself, “How the fuck these kids come up with this shit in the first place?” Thats what makes this shit art! I can’t wait to hear what they got in the works but you can be assured I’ll be keeping a close eye on their tumblr for the latest. You should too..

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Problems

This new joint I got from NYOIL goes hard! I am a firm believer that conscious rappers should never be afraid to step out of their element to let a muhf*cka know he can still get smacked. We not the hippy conscious rappers! This joint, which also features Sic Men and Dyverse, reminds me of Wu sh*t from back in the day which should be know surprise since cats also hail from Shaolin (The Stat.. Staten Island if u don’t know..)

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by catchwreck - December 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm

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Big K.R.I.T. – Can’t Be All (Official Music Video)

Lovin this joint!

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