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the tor’cha mixtape version2.0: “we back and you mad about it!?!?!”

What's the word good people???

 

Yeah, so there's a buzz in the air that I’m lovin' right about now, and it clicks so well with the holiday season...lemme break it down...

 

Of course, the launch party was crazy – to check out some of the pics, log into facebook, then just click over here to get the tor'cha launch party photo album...it should pop up real nice…and what you’ll see in the pics are people with the limited edition physical copies of “tor’cha mixtape v2.0: we back and you mad about it!?!?!” Now, did y’all really think I was gonna forget about you??? Huh??? Well, here’s what's bubblin’ off…

 

First off, people been askin’ me: “why ‘we back and you mad about it!?!?!’ as a title sun?” Well, lemme break it down real quick. There was a lot of love for “tor’cha”, and when the 1st edition sold out, there were people who were mad in a good way – cuz they couldn’t get their copy right away…they were happily “mad about it”…so for all that “happy-mad” love, we back snitches!!! And then, as always, what would life be without the haters…you KNOW there was hate specifically because the 1st edition sold out. It wasn’t supposed to happen, the odds were stacked against us, blahblahblah - you know how it goes…however, we're back!!! As a matter of fact, “we back and you MAD about it!?!?!” So haters: when you done kickin’ rocks, I got a front-row seat for you to the festivities…cuz it’s POPPIN’ right about now!!!

 

So here’s the science: shouts to my man BJ at Control Freaks Management – dude took this project and made it buzz…first thing we did was leaked the joint “Timeless Ageless”Truck North on the rhymes and the mighty "capital H.avoc" on the beat…heatrock…of course, that song got a few things buzzing. Feel free to grab it right over here, cuz you KNOW I ain’t gonna leave y’all in the cold. Plus, this’ll save you the work of the google science, which’ll give you three pages worth of sites (including nahright, smoking section, xxl-mag, onsmash…)…when I woke up to that list, you know I was definitely open!!!

 

So that buzz rolled us right on into the second buzz, which was the release of the mixtape along with another special treat – “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” by Mobb Deep…you know I gotta keep it family all day!!! So you can get the Mobb joint here, too…

 

And then, after you finish listening to those joints, might as well just snatch up the whole damn mixtape right here...tor'cha: the mixtape version2.0: "we back and you mad about it!?!?!" There you go - some of your favorite joints combined with some exclusively exclusive joints off the tor’cha CD-ROM. Shouts to the 2.0 mixtape think-tank: Reef The Lost Cauze, dumhi, DJ Phillee Blunt of Illvibe Collective, Mr. Len, Sticky and Smallz, plus a couple other secret weapons that I’m NOT announcing just quite yet (cuz the shark-biters are in the water!!!). And of course, shouts to the artists whose joints made the mixtape pop off: Truck North, Kash, Canayda, Reef, Kam Moye (aka Supastition), Rich Medina, Tha S Ence, Killa Sha, Dinny, C.R.I.P.P.L.E.D. and all that!!!

 

So now, on behalf of the good folks at blacker inkwells, happy holidays…Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa…whatever it is you doing holiday-wise right about now, this mixtape is for you, along with a “Happy/Merry…” from us, knaimean?

 

And oh, DON’T SLEEP…the blacker inkwells website re-launch will be hittin’ for the New Year…more rocks for the haters to kick, and more love to my peoples that rock with the tor’cha movement…the train keeps rollin', you know what it is…

 

Peace, love and all that good stuff…I’ll be back in a second to make some more movement announcements: tor’cha will be rockin’ in Philly, VA and DC momentarily…you know I ain’t playin’!!!

 

One L

 

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tor’cha 2.0 launch party: post-game wrap up

Good people,
Okay, so it’s taken me this long to recover from one of the illest parties that I’ve been to in a SECOND!!!! And that’s NOT me being biased, make no mistake about it…if you missed the launch, it was absolutely off the hinges…lemme hit you with the blow-by-blow on the whole night…

Early on, we were in the building – shouts to my dude Prophecy Da Monsta, who came thru real heavy all the way up from the Beantown to rock with tor’cha in the home of the World Series (yeah homie, you know you wasn’t gittin away with that one)!!! Mr.Len hit the people with the dope-freshness…straight underground joints from today that you wish you heard more of, coupled with that boom-bap-classic 90s ish. We was all in a corner, and literally, EVERY OTHER RECORD, we was like “WHOAAAA, Mr.Len’s KILLIN’ it!!!” . After Mr.Len’s set, Akalapse hit the 1s and 2s and killed it with the rare soul grooves; it was a continuous onslaught of the soul records that all our favorite hip-hop samples come from……and then some. I can’t front – I never really heard DJ Akalepse go in before, but it’s something you need to be in the building for, cuz dude became problem number 2 after Mr.Len. And just when it was packed and the party was poppin, my dude Ricky Lo Fang, aka King Vinyl, aka “The DJ that other idiots bite to win Best Nightlife Awards” (yeah sun, I said the ish!!!) – Rich Medina got on and destroyed it. And I’ve been to Rich’s parties a few times before and heard him do it, but of course I was much more focused on the music on this night. When Rich says he switches genres every three records, dude is NOT playin. Make a mental note: if you go to another club and hear this type of format, know they bitin’ my man Rich’s style…dude came thru like the subtle wrecking ball – anything that wasn’t completely torn down after Mr.Len and Akalepse got quietly bodied…man look, I’ll put it to you like this: when I got back in the crib, I was so open, I wanted to hit the 1200s myself!!! All y’all DJs know how real that is…

Then, just when you thought it couldn’t get any iller, Mr.Len hops on for another set, and starts rockin’ mid-late 80s and early 90s HOUSE music…oh yeah, CO-FLO Mr.Len banged out a crazy house set. And all the favorites: Hot Music, Robin S, M People, Frankie Knuckles (The Whistle Song drove the crowd to the next stratosphere), Dajae, Masters at Work…Len made all of us remember how dope it was to go out 10 years ago…for real. On the way out the door, I had to hit DJ Phillee Blunt with the “sun, you sure we out now??? Sun, he just put on ‘The 900 Number’…how you walk out on the 900 number sun???”

Meanwhile, apparently we was the ish of the whole night…Twitter was tweeted out with the word that the party at APT was on fiyah sumthin AWFUL!!! I also got word that Mr.Len’s set rang bells so tough, that a radio station had on a throwback set that sounded like Mr.Len’s set…hey, I’m just sayin what I heard, you know…
It was definitely a moment to remember, without question.

Extra shouts to No Mas – who had me laced up something real crazy with the “I’m the Straw That Stirs the Drink” hoodie, hat and the “Game Night” tee. Yes indeed, I was fresh, compliments of the No Mas foundation. Of course, shouts to Chris Isenberg, Donnell Alexander, and Andrew McIver, who all made sure that I was official!!! Shouts to all the people at APT, who showed nufin but love to me the whole night. And of course, shouts to the “blacker inkwells launch party think-tank”: Mr.Len (who has held the tor’cha movement down lovely for a minute), Rich Medina (whose energy and enthusiasm for this project has helped to step the blacker inkwells game up a few notches) and Akalepse (who showed extra love and support to the cause!). And of course, shouts to all y’all who came thru, especially Zuhirah, Furqan, Phillee Blunt, Jean Grae (oh yeah, Jean was in the building), Jessica Green (Mayles Cinema), Nandi and Sommer, D Smooth (UrbanSoul Music Group), my man Fly (Flytime Studios – Infamous all day), and any and everyone else I’m forgetting. It was a great night that found me surrounded by family, friends and good people who were excited to celebrate the release of the tor’cha 2nd edition with the new CD-ROM

…oh yeah, did I mention everyone in the building got the limited edition pressing of the “tor’cha version 2.0 mixtape: ‘we back and you mad about it!?!?!’”, mixed by DJ Phillee Blunt of the Illvibe Collective and hosted by Philly’s own Reef the Lost Cauze? I already got word back from Rich that the mixtape’s knockin’ real bonkers, so that’s all I’ma say on that…but you’ll be able to catch that download at a blogger/blogspot near you in a second…and that second being Monday, Deceber 21st!!! Shouts to BJ Moore of Control Freaks Management, Phillee Blunt (who really put his foot in the mixtape’s a@@!), Reef the Lost Cauze and Dumhi for really comin’ thru on the hosting tip, and all the artists that have songs and drops on the mixtape…it couldn’t have gone down like this without y’all, word…

And with that, I’m a ghost…and don’t forget: that tor’cha 2nd edition is on sale right now for 25% off…Happy Holidays from the blacker inkwells foundation…

Peace, Love and digital downloads (soon come)!
One

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