Posts Tagged ‘Blockhead’

Take It Personal Podcast (Ep 2): ATCQ Tribute

Sunday, November 27th, 2016
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Sometimes sequels are just better, like a lot better. Take The Empire Strikes Back, Low End Theory, The Infamous and De La Soul Is Dead for example. Take It Personal Episode 2 is our best yet! Not only is this an A Tribe Called Quest tribute show, but we’re playing joints by Ultramagnetic MC’s, Black Thought, Company Flow, Mos Def, Vinnie Paz, Nas, AZ, Ras Kass, D.I.T,C, Atmosphere, MarQ Spekt & Blockhead to name a few. Join Jason Gloss, Kevlar & DJ 360 on musical journey you won’t want to end. Or maybe you will, you probably will…

Please be sure to subscribe to one of the many options available to listen to Take It Personal so you can stay connected when new shows are released. From us at Take It Personal, thank you for your support and happy holidays to all of you. –Philaflava


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MarQ Spekt & Blockhead – JustPlayWitIt (Album Stream)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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The full album is now available for streaming and purchase via DJBooth.


MarQ Spekt & Blockhead – Grilchy 808

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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A nicely weird and effective NY/Philly/ATL soundmashing mutation happening here, which actually makes sense since I think Spekt has lived in/been connected to all of these cities at one time or another. I like how Blockhead is stretching his comfort zone here too, this sounds a long way from his Ninja Tune ‘music to gently trip balls to while looking at trees’ m.o.


MarQ Spekt & Blockhead – SumOfItsParts

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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It’s tempting to call Spekt perpetually underrated, but then I get the sense that he doesn’t particularly strive to be ‘rated’ either. He sporadically finds interesting/interested collaborators, does whatever feels right with them and keeps it moving; all without any discernible goal or trajectory beyond the satisfaction he derives from the process of making music in of itself. So it goes with his new album JustPlayWitIt as well – Spekt and Blockhead have done a few tracks together before, the songs came out well, so they made an album. The first ‘official’ single arrived without much fanfare via Blockhead’s own blog, and the obligatory email blast from the Hipnott records (who are hosting/releasing it); the attitude around the release feels like “If you want it, here it is. We’re not gonna shove it down your throat, but do believe this is good rap and you will not be disappointed with it.” And the song really is good, executed with the same loose-limbed confidence that marks the way it was released, and Spekt’s career in general.


MarQ Spekt x Blockhead – Breakfast Club ft. Philly LoLife AllStars

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Spekt and a bunch of Philly cats on the posse cut, Blockhead does a Ron Burgundy on the gansta flutes. Taken from Spekt & Block’s upcoming JustPlayWitit

Interview: Blockhead

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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This past Tuesday our lil’ brother blog OpinionatedJay featured an interview with former Steady Bloggin’ member and indie hip-hop producer extraordinaire Blockhead. They discuss things like Aesop Rock, Kate Upton, New York Knicks, Tree, Derek Jeter, Necro  andof course the demise of Def Jux. Check it out and stayed tuned for some more interviews dropping every Tuesdays on