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TOMMY WRIGHT III

"The thing I love the most about this album is it takes advantage of the lo-fi sound. A lot of other gangsta rap records have this really polished sound, like "Yeah, I'd kill you but I won't 'cause I don't want the cops to take my good studio equipment away." This tape literally sounds like he's rapping over beats from his car stereo and his whole posse is driving around in a used minivan looking for people to take out hits on. The original album cover is just a murky polaroid of him standing in a graveyard leaning on a rusty shovel, no artist name or anything. TW3 ain't afraid of nobody." - YouTube Viewer


 
 
 
Gravediggaz Compilation

Interviews, TV & Internet appearances, Videos & Live footage from The Gravediggaz collected from T.V., online, from the fans, News outlets & the Gravediggaz. 

The group's first album was originally to be titled Niggamortis; however, this potentially risqué title was changed to 6 Feet Deep for the American market, it was released on August 9, 1994. The four members adopted Gravedigga alter egos for their work with the group: RZA became The RZArector, Poetic became The Grym Reaper, Prince Paul became The Undertaker and Frukwan became The Gatekeeper. 

The second full-length Gravediggaz album The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel was less humorous, dealing more with social and political issues; it also used calmer and more conventional production. Prince Paul played a considerably smaller role in the making of this album, with many of the production duties now taken care of by RZA and his Wu-Tang affiliates. 

Around 2000, Gravediggaz recruited DJ Diamond J. Poetic died of colon cancer in July 2001. Frukwan stated in an interview not long after Poetic's death that a new album using leftover Poetic material would be released. Nightmare in A-Minor, the third official album for Gravediggaz, came out in 2001; it featured two of the original members, Poetic and Frukwan. This album was their darkest work yet, including many references to Poetic's struggle with cancer, as well as apocalyptic themes to do with the teachings of the Five Percent Nation. Although RZA did not take part in the album, some Wu-Tang Clan affiliates such as 4th Disciple, True Master and Beretta 9 were involved. The album was mostly produced by Poetic and Frukwan.

In 2010, Frukwan & Rza recorded a new song, "2 More Cups of Blood" as The Gravediggaz. In 2011, it was announced that the group had been recording new tracks involving former collaborators OMN999, Shabazz The Disciple & Killah Priest.


 
 
Chuck Berry ///// RIP

It took a minute to take in the passing of Chuck Berry. So many Innocnts shows have been graced with his music. An ongoing anthem of shorts for us. The original rocker! He will be missed dearly but indeed the music lives on. Here's one our favorite collective Check Berry moments.


 
We Are The Romantic Ones

Please join us for a special one night group show presented by INNOCNTS. We will be taking over Subliminal Projects on Valentine’s night to bring you a grouping of emotive works by some of our favorite people. Enjoy some complimentary PBR's as you listen to a romantic sound selection by Alf Alpha with a special Hip-Hop set by Kapeesh.


 
 
 
 
MATTY HARRIS // DOUBLE SEPTET

Our good friend and fellow California Institute of the Arts alumni Matty Harris composed an amazing piece of music with 13 other talented jazz musicians titled "DOUBLE SEPTET". It's a wonderful narrative of sounds and feelings. You can buy or listen to the album by clicking the link below but at $20 the vinyl is definitely the recommended mode of listening.

http://pfmentum.com/pr…/matty-harris-double-septet-pfmlp093/


 
 
DE LA SOUL // AND THE ANONYMOUS NOBODY...

De La Soul just dropped a new album "AND THE ANONYMOUS NOBODY...". It's a little over produced with cameos on almost every track but lyrically is just as crisp and honest as ever. Can't knock the De La Soul hustle. Apparently they raised the funds to create the album through fans and one of those kickstarter pages. Seems a nice way to keep outside hands away from the controls. We definitely back that approach. Check the mini-doc they also dropped detailing the making of the album below along with our favorite tracks.