Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Eight Mile Chronicle has officially moved.... is the new address, same Detroit state of mind though.

all of the mixes that have been previously posted on this page (Eargasms vols. 1 thru whatever, Kick Rocks, MJ, Primo, Luda, Gangsta Grillz 14, etc) will eventually make way to the new page so be patient with a brotha because the schedule's beginning to get a little hectic...





Monday, August 18, 2008

the pic says it all shawty...

"Eargasms 6"

"Eargasms 6"

"Eargasms 6"

and yeah, catch me going back and forth between here and


Sunday, August 17, 2008

what a week this should be...

just got out of the brainasium, had a pretty cool session today. i laid down another Eargasms joint (which will be number 6) and lemme tell ya...

in addition to some timeless hiphop classics, i got really creative with the blending on this joint. records that i've always wanted to hear in a different context got my "blender" treatment and they came out of it just fine. for the most part, i kept it recognizable since i know that my 90's joint that i did a couple weeks back might've gone over a few heads. understand though, that wasn't intended to be a "best of" type of mix. just some of my personal faves that i always rocked with and i figured if Just Blaze could do one, why can't i?

anyway, so yeah i have two more joints dropping this week. Eargasms 6 and a collaboration mixtape with my favorite blog site (TSS is MAJOR!!!) based on the music and influence of one of hiphop's all-time greatest groups. the mix was done damn near a month ago but i've been sworn to maintain an air of mystery around it until it drops this week (FINALLY, lol). if you need some type of hint, the group has been in the game for 20 years, and it was a task trying to put all of their classics and dope ass album cuts & select soundtrack singles into 79 minutes and 30 seconds. i was up to the challenge though, and i believe that this mix can create new fans of the group, as well as make longtime fans be like "dayummmmmm!!"

that is all for now, gotta head to Cali this week for some equipment maintenance and shows later this week. maybe i'll finally get some Madden time in...

i'm aware that links to a couple of older Eargasms volumes (3 & 4) are dead so i'll be re-upping those shortly.

and Fubu, i heard u loud & clear buddy. the process has been more difficult than you'll ever know shawty. hit me up on the celly and we'll rap...

one last note. i have another blogspot page.

you ask why? hit it and find out...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

my new single, "Headlights! (adjust them beams)"

i found the intro to this joint a few weeks back while doin' a little diggin and the shit was so hilarious to me that i just had to use it for something. so last Friday night, Apple Jac and I were having a impromptu turntable session and i started cutting the "adjust them beams" phrase and we just kept crackin the fuck up. next thing you know, the MPC was turned on and the result of that is what you now hear.

"Headlights! (Adjust Them Beams)" by The Sheckniculous Scissors Orchestra (Jaycee & Apple Jac)

side note: chick in photo is random, but i sho' would adjust them beams, lol...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sky High: The Mizell Edition (aka the "Swingtown" edition, lol)

one thing that i will give my father the utmost credit for is very good musical sensibility. in addition to the regular rock & soul most kids gravitate towards, he exposed my young impressionable ears to the sounds of artists like Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Hubert Laws, Hugh Masekela, Yusef Lateef, Fela Kuti, and Sadao Watanabe among many others. there was a lotta vinyl around the crib at all times and i used to sit for hours in my room intently reading liner notes, inquisitive about who played what instrument and who produced what. which leads me to mention the 2 guys in the above pic.

Larry & Fonce Mizell.

you're scratching your head "who???" here's their Wikipedia entry (under Mizell Brothers)

The Mizell Brothers were a highly influential production team in the 1970s, consisting of Larry and Alphonzo Mizell.[1]
In the early seventies Larry and Fonce Mizell moved to California to start their own company Sky High Productions. They went on to produce albums for Blue Note with Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, and Johnny "Hammond" Smith that set the tone for fusion and the era.

The Mizell Brothers often used the same musicians on their albums, including Harvey Mason on drums, Melvin 'Wah Wah' Ragin on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass and Jerry Peters on piano. Freddy Perren and Chuck Davis were often involved as co-writers or co-producers. Later hits of Sky High Productions include LTD's 'Love Ballad' and A Taste Of Honey's roller-rink anthem 'Boogie, Oogie, Oogie'. Younger brother Rodney Mizell also co-wrote some of their songs.

During the seventies the Mizell Brothers wrote and produced albums by Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Johnny Hammond Smith, Gary Bartz, LTD ("Love Ballad"), Rance Allen and Roger Glenn. Most albums featured the same musicians, including Harvey Mason, Sr. on drums, Chuck Rainey or James Jamerson on bass, Melvin "Wah Wah Watson" Ragin on guitar, Jerry Peters on piano and Stephanie Spruill on percussion. At the end of the seventies, the Mizell Brothers discovered A Taste of Honey and produced their first two albums, including the hit single "Boogie Oogie Oogie".

In the 1980s, the Mizell brothers retired from the record industry.


the reason for this post is because after all these years of digging pretty much everything these 2 guys have ever laid down in the studio, i finally decided to make a mix of my favorites. Apple Jac had been getting on me for years to do an all Donald Byrd joint, but the Mizell production touch wasn't exclusive to just him so i included other artists as well.

the mix is basically 70's funk/fusion/Sample Clearance/Jaycee, that's the best way i can explain it and i hope you enjoy. a lotta this stuff should be very recognizable, and if not the music is so good you'll just rock with it anyway.

there are a couple glitches in the matrix, but that kinda adds to the appeal i think. normally i'd scrap it and start from scratch but fuck it, lol...

one more thing: no "Ultimate Breaks & Beats" were used or harmed in the making of this mix...

"Sky High: The Mizell Edition" (rapidshare)

"Sky High: The Mizell Edition" (divshare)

"Sky High: The Mizell Edition" (zshare)

"Sky High: The Mizell Edition" (megaupload)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

perfect "mood" music: Kissin' In The Crates Vol.1 thru 4, get em' NOW!!!

before "Babies Making Babies", there was "Kissin' In The Crates", a 4 volume set of soulful gems compiled by my homeskillet Apple Jac. these compilations were recorded between 2001 & 2002 and for those of you who may be like "where have i heard the name Apple Jac before?", i posted a dope mix of his entitled "Obscurely Familiar" around these parts earlier this year.

some of these joints may be familiar to us because they've been sampled by some of our faves recently, and some haven't but all and all, this is good quality music that we can all get down with point blank period.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Director's Cut

(the director's cut contains songs that didn't make the transfer from the original 90min cassette version to 74 minute cd's.)

enjoy, and give the homie a holla at, let him know what you think.

and FYI, that's not a shot at the homie ?uestlove and his "Babies Making Babies" series on BBE. just tryin to help spread some more really good "mood" music around, that's all...


Friday, August 8, 2008

not for everybody...

we all have things that only we laugh at and others look at us like "wtf?" cause i'll admit, sometimes i'm amused by the most inane shit. allow me to share a few things that instantly crack me the FUCK up.