Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Clearly, I RRRREALLLY need to 'get back to making my joints' where this blog shit is concerned even if I am the only one who reads it. But anyhow..I'm sitting here drinking a Twisted Tea (becuz Wifey bought that shit) and have got that feeling one gets when there's 20 things that need to be done and a bunch of other shit weighing the mind down and nothing ends up getting done. Fuck. I've got at least 20 songs to write, that I can think of. Oh, not bitching at all..I love the opportunities. I just wish, like every other music muhfugga with a job, that I could devote more time to doing what i love. Meh.. don't we all. So, since the last post, some wild shit has happened in the personal life. A little drama, a little suspense..you know that ol' tale from the sea. And from that joy and pain I had drawn the raw materials for the lyrics that would become the album, "WIDESPREAD IRREGULARITY," which was produced solely by Parisian beat king, KEOR METEOR. Released through Pragmatic Theory label outta UK. Peace to Manonwire, Sev En, Rhythm22.com and Pragmatic Theory Collective. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't proud of this album. All the pieces came together beautifully. Alexandra Bautista so graciously lent her vocal stylings on "Vermillion" and it's not like I was TRYING to make a song for the ladies. It was just a sincere joint about a lover's spat, cold shoulders and making love.. Nothing deep. But big up to all the ladies who are feeling the song. Thank you. Of course my bredren all came through for the I.. RenRok rocked the cuts on "Spark" and "Hiking Hills." Delight from Dallas did some amazing turntablin' on a couple and DJ Ivan6 also lent some flair. (I don't see how whole albums are made where the DJ element is not represented..smh) My man 'Dova from Bad News, VA blessed me with a verse on, "Elixirs." And two cats I've been feeling for a while, Slim Pickens from Boston and Twylight aka Light from Jerz blessed us with ill bars on "Triangle Choke".. I first heard Slim P on a Handbook produced track called, "Braced" over a year ago and I first heard Light through producer MISHAP when I guested on a track with him and Nalm Myerz that 'Hap produced called, "Something's Wrong" which appeared on MISHAP and LIGHT's (DEAD CENTER) album Republic Of The Damned. And my crew mate from VIAS, RaSun the Sol B(r)uddha held me down lovely on the track, "Pearls." We had to keep that vibe going so we are working on a whole album of mind scienz and vibrations. I'm looking forward to this one as well. We both got stories to tell and unique ways to tell it. Ra is definitely a unique, wise brother who HAS to be heard, man. We're gonna have fun with this. We've already got beats from Keor Meteor, RenRok from Cali, Shuffle Jack from Germany, Jon Ozi Smith from Portugal, DJ Hellblazer from UK, Mr. Mamadou from Senegal, The Custodian of Records (TCOR) from New Jersey, Anomeric from Cali, and Solomon Caine. And more. Plus we will bring out a few special guests. The homie is about to set up shop in Southern Cal, so we're gonna rock this joint. Taking no shorts. Watch.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Let's see if I remember how to do this..
Friday, December 23, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
journeyman - one who has completed an apprenticeship and is fully educated in a craft or field of study but is not yet a master. Gray Dayzz [prod. by Arthritis] by COR STIDAK I kept going with my man Damon (Big D, RIP) who was the guitar player in the group and another cat from Bad News, VA who sold alot of weed and played keyboard on the side. Not ideal but it was a spot to jam at and chill and be creative....and smoke alot of weed. Later on after dude got raided I found out just how much weed he was selling. Had I known I wouldn't have been just chillin' up in there like that. But you know what they say about babies and fools. I was kind of burned out and languishing musically. My little brother, Mike (shout out lil nigga, ha), knew what I could do and the direction of my vision and he was kinda wise with his money so he fucked around and bought me a MPC and a keyboard. I saved my pennies and got an Akai studio mixer and I already had vinyl (dust head..always hunting) and started making my own shit. In '04 I recorded an EP, "The Secret Science" named after a book I was deep into at the time. But it was basically just something a few heads heard. By few I mean a few. After that, my relationship with hip hop was very on again-off again, like an old girlfriend. This is where we eventually get to the tipping point. My friend, Bobby Blunt, was putting in work musically. I really didn't know him very well. We had a mutual friend who we were both trying to get beats from but it was like pulling teeth so we decided to get together and collaborate. The first song we did was a tune called, "Dunk Smack." It was a beat he got from Grand Ear out of the 'Burg and we both wrote verses and recorded it in one day. Bobby was already making music with his groups and promoting on sites like Soundcloud and Bandcamp and had his own website and merchandise. I didn't even have a laptop. But I had made a few pretty good tracks. It took a while to get right with a computer and I joined Soundcloud. I just had, and still have, a real do or die, now or never mentality. Gray hairs be damned. Now. The first connection I had on Soundcloud was Akademik aka Les Braun of Lurk Music and of course Bobby. I had actually linked with Akademik a bit earlier on the Stone's Throw forum. We eventually went on to collab on a gem called "The Bootlicker Lullabye" which was included on my first album. It remains one of my favorites. From there I connected with the homie Keor Meteor. What a talent!! Our first trans-continental offering was the joint "Crown Chakra" and again it was very well received. Crown Chakra (prod. by Keor Meteor) by COR STIDAK That collab opened a few doors because Keor had been putting in serious work and already had about 4 or 5 excellent releases at the time, so cats was already feeling him and some of them listened and loved the song. This lead to a connection with MISHAP and eventually my first feature. The song is "Oyster & Stout" and came out on MISHAP's album "The Science of the Sun" on Ugly Boy Music. More than 20 collabs later and I have no plans of slowing down. Here's a list of the artists I've had the pleasure to build with this year: Akademik, Bobby Blunt, Blase, MISHAP, RenRok, Keor Meteor, Handbook, Fadee, yahn LOOKE picard, Melodiesinfonie, *IMS*, 2ndNature, Pepil Pew, funkload, Ben Official, Mr. Mamadou the Pi Art, Rendition, Arthritis, Light, Nalm Myerz, Anomeric, King Boom, SHANE GREAT, Beat Machine Aron and Prof. Logik. There may be a couple more before 2011 bids us adieu. Visioner by COR STIDAK One love to all the music makers and the music lovers. Cheers (*raising a dram of Jura single malt*) and I hope to keep making music people enjoy and feel good about. Happy Holidays!! Heavy Karma [prod by Prof. Logik] by COR STIDAK Official releases:
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
So, I connected with the homie MISHAP again with this feature on an album he's doing with a illy nice MC named LIGHT. Together they are DEAD CENTER outta Jerz..Also featured was NALM MYERZ. He goes in first, then LIGHT and STIDAK finishes. It was a pleasure to get down with them and their project should be dropping soon. SOMETHING'S WRONG - feat. NALM MYERZ, LIGHT, & COR STIDAK [prod. by MISHAP] by COR STIDAK
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Dropping October 15 will be the collab album. Basically a collection of blood-boilers that I did with some new friends from various zones. Featuring beats by Keor Meteor, Yahn Looke Picard, King Boom, Handbook, Beat Machine Aron, Pepil Pew, Arthritis, and Anomeric. Available at Bandcamp. Links to come. Peace!!