My latest single, inspired by my trip to NYC and dedicated to 40 years of the Universal Zulu Nation. Listen, download, and share. Produced by Dregs One Cuts by TD Camp Recorded, mixed and mastered by TD Camp Photo by Beats, Rhymes and Relief Mural art by IZK DTOX of 3of1 Arts and Joe Skilz
Peace y’all, it’s been a minute since I shared some of my solo work so I wanted to upload this joint off “the STYLE tape.” As of right now, the only way to hear that mixtape in its entirety is to cop the CD, but I wanted folks to check out this track.
I wrote this song last year in 2012 a few months after I moved from San Francisco to Oakland. This song is basically about my new life across the Bay, but it also deals with the concept of getting older and how the world keeps on changing. In our lives we are always caught up thinking about time; worrying about the future, regretting the past, and trying to make use of the present. This song is about me letting go of all that, accepting everything that’s happened to me and everything that’s presently happening; and being open to wherever life takes me. I brought my raps to Hella Records, recorded them in just a few minutes with TD Camp, lit up a chop and dipped home on 580 with a PYT in the passenger seat and the new song on full blast. It has definitely been part of the soundtrack to my life, hope you enjoy.
Here it is, the first leak off my next project “the STYLE tape.”
This mixtape is all about STYLE- not necessarily fashion or swag or any of that, but the STYLE that goes into each element of hip-hop. This track right here represents my STYLE, a bangin’ ass sampled beat by one of my favorite producers and me just writing off the top of my head and coming with some ill lyrics.
Instead of worrying about what other people wanna hear I’m just gonna do me and have fun with it. Hopefully y’all dig it. Ima drop more joints soon but until then soak this one in and let me know what you think.
The Wake Up Call album came out one year ago to this day exactly, after months of hard work and preparation. Honestly I feel like I’ve gotten so much better since this came out and I look at the music much more critically now, but I still really stand by the message and content. Putting this album out opened up a lot of doors for me and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. If you heard this project, what did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? What are your favorite/least favorite joints?
And for those that don’t know you can now download the album for free (or make a donation if you’d like) on my bandcamp page: http://dregs1.bandcamp.com/album/the-wake-up-call
What up folks! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve just released the first single from my next project, an EP called Mood Swings. All the beats on the album were made by my good friend BIG Shawn of the underground group Bored Stiff. The album’s got a jazzy feel and is somewhat of a hip-hop tribute to the old jazz musicians. It will be released on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats, with a short theatrical film to go along with it. Please listen to, download, and share the new song here: http://soundcloud.com/dregsone/sets/easy-rider-single/ I’ve also included the instrumental and accapella for anyone who wants to remix the song in any way.
Check it out, spread the word, and let me know your thoughts! Much love.
Dregs One - Pushin’
Here’s the latest music video from my new project “The Inspiration.” Filmed by Leo Docuyanan at the world famous Amoeba Music on Haight Street in San Francsico. Yee!
Dregs One - Playa Del Rey
My latest project, “The Inspiration” mixed by TD Camp
This is a project I wanted to do strictly for the fun and the love! I gathered instrumentlas by some of my favorite producers out there, as well as looped some songs by a couple artists I dig, got some of my fellow Bay Area emcees on the tape and knocked it out in about a month. I really hope y’all get a chance to check this out and soak up some of the new content I’ve been working with. One love.
I literally wrote this rap while eating KFC when I was living with my girlfriend in Southern Cali, with no job, a broke down car, and two dollars to my name.
Produced by J Dilla (Phife Dawg - Thought U Wuz Nice instrumental)
This song will be available for free download for 2 weeks only.