First full project ever on iTunes. First time fucking with a label. First time with a little $ to play with for beats/sample clearances, features etc. Songs recorded in New York & LA over multiple trips back and forth.
Famous All My Life Phantom (Redux) Vanity Fair 7 Billion People Let It Go (Feat. Nina Sky) 100 Years (Bonus)
Say what you want about this kid but I think he's one of the more interesting movie stars we've ever seen. Until you're making millions from dumb shit yet still dedicate yourself to this level of discipline in your art, please chill.
LaBeouf: I can’t articulate how big this was. I don’t even know yet. All I know is I feel the weight of it. I’m walking through the streets and I’m smiling, like a cartoon character…I felt extraordinary support…Once you press play on your life and you open up and there’s that vulnerability and not only are people getting the artistic side of you but they’re getting the human side of you, watching that, you’ve shared everything. And the fact that you can walk out of there and people are still nodding at you and giving you a thumb’s up…it’s something else. I really don’t even know what it is yet, because I haven’t sat on it or done any writing or thought about it at all. I just know if I can explain a feeling, I feel lighter today. I feel love today. It’s as simple as this: I used to order my coffee and when they’d say, “Hey what’s your name?” I’d say James, because I didn’t want them to say my name. Turner: Someone walked up in the gallery we were in today and said, “Hey, are you Shia?” and normally every time we’re together it’s like “no no no.” But for the first time ever today, “Hey are you Shia?” “Yeah.” LaBeouf: I would never claim my name. And today it’s just something different, it’s as simple as that. And it’s not through thought it’s just “that’s me” and I’m cool with that. It’s the first time really in my life, before the other shows, because all of the other shows never changed my coffee order name. This shit changed my coffee order name, which in turn, changed my sense of self.
Words From My Chick (Produced by Krak) Cuba (Produced by United Crates & Bass Estrada) Bengal Tiger (Produced by United Crates) Turning 17 (Produced by TC & Cheatcode) Theory (Produced by High Frequency) Attitude Tupac (Produced by Steel Tipped Dove) Chuchi & Jujo (Produced by Springtime Carnivore) Friends Like Family (Produced by Supreme Breed) All Season (Produced by Goodson) Make Me Come (Produced by DJ Dahi) No Records Sold (Produced by 20th Letter) Top Of The Whitney (Produced by San Holo) EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY SHIRT & DARVIN SILVA RECORDED IN QUEENS, NY
Was able to get my hands on one of these early and couldn't even believe how beautiful and important the shit is.
Here is a kaleidoscopic assemblage and poetic history of New York: an unparalleled and original homage to the city, composed entirely of quotations. Drawn from a huge array of sources—histories, memoirs, newspaper articles, novels, government documents, emails—and organized into interpretive categories that reveal the philosophical architecture of the city, Capital is the ne plus ultra of books on the ultimate megalopolis.
The kid dropped this up top yesterday, and just announced on a new album Nike Adidas Records dropping tomorrow at 9am.
THEORY, is a musical collaboration between MoMA's first poet laureate, founder and editor of UbuWeb, Kenneth Goldsmith, and New York rap artist Shirt. The beat is produced by the UK's High Frequency.
Each of Shirt's lyrics were taken from Goldsmith's book THEORY, which he printed on a 500 sheet ream of paper and published this past July (http://monoskop.org/log/?p=14834). This video features photos of 31 pages from that book.
On Soundcloud too
"When you do six shows a year, there’s not enough time for the whole process," he explains. "Technically, yes — the people who make the samples, do the stitching, they can do it. But you have no incubation time for ideas, and incubation time is very important. When you try an idea, you look at it and think, Hmm, let’s put it away for a week and think about it later. But that’s never possible when you have only one team working on all the collections." "Also," he goes on, "what people forget is that when you do a runway show, it eats time away from your schedule. Just the prep time before a show is six or seven days, especially when you are showing abroad."
"So you’re constantly creating," I say, "with no time." "But I have no problem with the continuous creative process," he says. ‘Because it’s the reason I’m in this world. It’s always happening. I just did a show yesterday. Just now, while waiting in the car, I sent four or five ideas to myself by text message, so I don’t forget them. They are always coming."
Had an idea out the blue and now there's 6 new joints on my Soundcloud in just as many days. Mad love to the producers who reached out. Not just those that paid the $250 and were excited to pay, but even the kids who kept it real and told me they were broke but still wanted to bless my inbox. As usual you listen to some of these guys from around the world and hear the love for this rap shit seep through everything they make. I'm convinced Top 10 rappers we think fell off or never had a classic can make just that fucking with the kids I got.