So, yesterday while checking out a few of my favorite spots I came across a post from the almighty tRUExRadio Mhz about A new SELFSAYS EP. Now, I had been speaking with Self every now and then, and every time we got off the phone I was Inspired or ViceVersa, Definately one of the Cooler cats Ive met over the years.
I always was aware of dude for a few years now, but it wasnt until around 2004, 2005 when I Met Samiyam that SELF and I began talking. This was all before the passing of Dilla (R.I.P.) and the Flux of post Dilla Electro Hiphop producers, Before Sam and Lotus went public with there Masterpieces, tho it was the Exact same time Sam and Lotus started bouncing samples and ideas off each other.
What really caught my Attention was this joint that SELF did over one of SAMIYAM'S SID-chip Style NES Tracks. The one thing we all had in common was A Definitive love for the NES and the Sounds that it spawned off haha
So, it has been Three, four years now I have been anticipating a project from SelfSays. The EP is A Perfect representation of SELF. IF anyone is familiar with the show "ANGEL" or "BUFFY" - The whole character and Idea of ANGEL reminds me of Charles. Dark, drawn back, deep, complicated bruting type character but passionate and super intellectual style. He has a really Clever way of getting his point across that compliments the production from todays BEAT GENERATION that isnt too excited about having anyone spit over they're beats in the 1st place.
Im Excited to hear the album if this is only the EP.
I really want to Include my favorite song by SELFSAYS called "Nights like this"(reset) but, because he didnt put it on the EP, I am thinking that there is probably a Reason. So until I speak with him further ima just hold off. In fact, I actually recorded A Verse to "Nights like this" after the fact because I loved the song so much and SELF was super cool enough to let me jump on it as A Remix, but when I got home from the studio process and mix my Vocals, (yes, I "ALWAYS" process and mix my own vocals) the protools session was corrupt. I since then havent had any chance to Re-record it, So only time will tell.
So, In Closing. This EP was really dope. I played it front to back while driving with no destination and I gotta say, It was A dope album to ride out to.
Make sure you Download the EP and check out all the links. If your feeling a certain track more than others, read the tracklisting and see who did the beat and check them out.
(BEATS by: Bullion, Feux, Samiyam, Dak, Devon, Jackhigh and Knowledge)
You might find a whole bunch more music you will enjoy. Or you can just do yourself A Favor and Visit both tRUExRADIO's myspace and webpage and subcribe so you dont miss anymore Classic mixtapes/podcasts etc.
Download Link to the EP:
(Something Out Of Nothing): DOWNLOAD
SELFSAYS is hands down one of the coolest and most humble cats I have the honor of calling A friend. So it suprised me when I saw this and had no idea it was coming! hahaha
Aiight well, Ima go burn this to CD and go for A Drive and Zone out.
CONGRATS 2 SELFSAYS!
Download Link to the EP:
Something Out Of Nothing EP