The Hood Internet: ABX (pronounced like three consecutive letters) and STV SLV (pronounced “steve sleeve”) are collectively known as The Hood Internet. For the past five years, the duo have been chewing up the indie, pop, rap and R&B landscapes and spitting out pure fire. Like laptop-armed alchemists, they draw from their expansive interest in the many faces of modern music and re-imagine songs for mass public consu...mption through thehoodinternet.com. Nearly 500 mixes and literally millions of free downloads later, The Hood Internet continue to ricochet across North America like an Arkanoid ball, bringing their arsenal of reassembled tracks to crowded dancefloors. And the dance parties have definitely been ignited in every city they roll through, not to mention holding it down at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, SXSW, CMJ, Pitchfork's #Offline, Mad Decent Block Party, and Camp Bisco. Having connected with so many musicians over the past few years, ABX and STV SLV are putting the finishing touches on an album of completely new material–but in the spirit of Hood Internet’s fantasy-sports-league stylistic collabos, the album is bringing together many different musicians from as many different walks of sound, to create a modern collaboration made possible by the speed of the Real Internet. In the meantime, there are always new mixes and mixtures on the way from The Hood, with original works and remixes filling the spaces in-between. A compilation of remixes and original production work dropped in December via NYC clothing label Mishka. And so much more music on the way! All eyes on the Hood.
Psalm One: With accesories and regimines being more exciting than some females these days, it's nice to know that some of us
can still rap. Rhymesayers has its hands full with this one, but part of that is because she has boobs. Psalm One,
the self-proclaimed "fuck a" fem-cee is gearing up for her second offering, the follow-up to 2006's critically
acclaimed "The Death of Frequent Flyer". After telling acade...mia to piss off, then inviting it into the bathroom again,
touring, male-to-female-to-female contact, manicures and dirt baths, Psalm is doing the unthinkable: letting
you in. With the skills that are hardly anything but stellar, new production, old friends and the world by the
tight and curlies, it's on once again. And what more could you ask for? She's not your prom date; she's the one
you hung out with at prom in the back of mom's volvo, got blasted and talked about all the people with their noses
in the air and thumbs up their asses. And she plays drums. Go figure.
She has shared the stage with:
50 Cent, Slick Rick, Atmosphere,
MF Doom, De La Soul, Camp Lo,
Murs, Jean Grae, Royce tha 5'9,
Diverse, Blueprint, Brother Ali,
Masta Ace, Prince Paul, Casual of Heiroglyphics,
Del, Gym Class Heroes, Bahamadia, Brother Ali,
ESG, Flosstradamus, People Under the Stairs,
Little Brother and many, many more.
In 2005 she was named as on of URB's Next 100 and featured "as next to blow up" in such publications as: Chicago Tribune,
Chicago Sun Times and The Onion which only added fuel to her ever-glowing fire. In 2006 these same publication
touted "The Death of Frequent Flyer" as the best Chicago album of the year. So let's get higher. The new as-yet-untitled
album has all the makings of a masterpiece from a master who is still mastering herself. But masterbates. If you will.
Back in the studio, back on her veggie tacos and ddr, and back for those who love her, who like her, and who just wanna
look at a female spitting like that. Brace yourself for some searching and headnodding. It's totally lovely.Chicago remains
on her heart, the universe is on her brain and you can be damned sure the world is her playground. She doesn't like oysters.
Psalm One, Rhymesayer representer, Chicago darling and available for download right now. Don't slumber. Unless there's cute
undies, fingernail art and pillows involved. Holla at her.
TANYA MORGAN: Tanya Morgan is a rap group. More than that, they’re a great rap group as evidenced by the acclaim they’ve received from the likes of Billboard, Vibe, SPIN, XXL Magazine, XLR8R, Los Angeles Times, The Onion, NY Magazine and a bevy of other press outlets who have praised the group throughout the duration of their career. "Tanya Morgan are like the sons of De La Soul -- soulful, stressed, effortle...ssly smart flows, intricate production, the whole package," says SPIN Music Editor Charles Aaron.
Hailing from both Brooklyn and Cincinnati, Tanya Morgan formed on the message boards of Okayplayer.com in 2003 when Donwill, Ilyas Nashid and Von Pea were all solo artists trading demos and beat tapes. The three MCs decided to collaborate for a one-off project and settled on the name Tanya Morgan - an inside joke to trick hip-hop crate-diggers and sample-searchers into thinking the record was an old-school soul singer. After their debut album, Moonlighting, was endorsed by the likes of ?uestlove in 2006 and was received enthusiastically by fans, Tanya Morgan decided to keep working together and keep the name. In the wake of Moonlighting’s critical success, the group released its follow-up, 2009’s Brooklynati which saw the group reach more fans and beguile more journalists as it was widely regarded as one of the year’s best hip hop releases.
Since Brooklynati, the group has reformed with Ilyas moving on to focus on his solo material and video production while Von Pea and Donwill continue to tour as Tanya Morgan, supporting the group’s classic material as well as the members’ first solo releases: Donwill’s Don Cusack In High Fidelity and Von Pea’s Pea’s Gotta Have It, both released in 2010. 2011 will see more tour dates and work on the group’s third full-length album, titled Y**Y**.