Just caught the news this evening that NYC Graffiti Legend “Stay High 149″ has passed away. Stay High is a graffiti Triple OG who always kept his tag simple but effective and got up over several decades. He is one of the few cats who could put a tag up on a wall, and no other dude would dare put a throwie or piece over it. Now that’s clout!
I was honored to meet Stay High back in 2004 when he used to hang around the Frank 151 office. I met him a few times after that as well. One time he laced me with a lil canvas of his “Voice Of The Ghetto” tag that I STILL have hanging in my office till this day! The last time I bumped into Stay High was probably 2008. I laced him with a “Swagger Is Nothing, Talent Is Everything” T-Shirt as well as a copy of the new CD. Didn’t realize till later that I caught a picture of him right in front of a portrait of Dondi, another legend who passed way too soon.
Stay High is a true NYC Graffiti Legend. Honored to have a chance to meet the man and shake his hand during my lifetime. The “Voice Of The Ghetto” will be missed. Rest In Peace.
And apparently a Stay High 149 movie was already in the works, I had no idea. Spotted this at Frolab.
Rest In Peace Stay High 149. Gone but never forgotten.
I guess it’s time to make an announcement! I’ve been selected as a Nike Better World Champion for the Atlanta, GA market. Nike Better World deals with sustainability, as well as finding a journey to a better world through sport. As April approaches, there will be some really exciting things I will be working on including Ultra-Endurance Jason Lester’s run from Niketown New York to Eugene, Oregon.
Anyone who knows me or my music, knows I have a passion for making the world a better place. Whether it’s inspiring through my music, mentoring youth at the Boys & Girls Club, or fighting against police brutality, I’ve always believed in doing the right thing.
So needless to say I’m excited to be working with the Swoosh in the capacity of the Better World Ambassador for my city. Stay tuned as I will be blogging about my journey for a Better World.
In honor of TheKaosEffect’s 5 year anniversary I’m re-releasing my “Swagger Is Nothing, Talent Is Everything” project that was originally released in 2008. The project comes on CD, with slim jewel case. The CD contains 26 tracks including songs produced Kanye West, Johnny Euphonic, Illastrate, Rob Wonder, DJ Unknown and SL One. Oringal artwork designed by Frolab. Order yours by March 29th, and I will even autograph it for you.
For those that don’t know South By Southwest is a HUGE music festival that happens in Austin, Texas around this same time of year. It caters to just about every genre of music and everyone flocks there to perform, or see some of the new upcoming artists do their thing. Austin is also the coolest city Texas has to offer (no disrespect). There’s what seems like a hundred or so venues that cater to live music, and there’s a bridge you can hit around sunset every evening that thousands of bats live under to see them make their way into the night sky.
I’ve been blessed to attend the festival since 2007 as a spectator as well as a performer. I’ve had some great times, and met some amazing people there as well.
However this year I won’t be making that trek and I wanted to post this since EVERYBODY is blowing up my cell phone today with texts and calls as well as facebook and twitter. Artists and promoters are inviting me to their events, people are asking me where I’m performing etc. I appreciate all the love though, I really do. Wish I was out there rocking with y’all time go round.
I’ve seen some great event lineups including Red Bull Music Academy events and even a Nike event with Nas WOW!
I have SEVERAL friends and fam out there, and if you’re there for the week, make sure you check em out: Boog Brown, Homeboy Sandman, Clan Destined, Lyric Jones, Stanza, 4th Pyramid, etc.
I hope everyone has a GREAT time. Just remember not to get caught up in the hype, take in what new information you can, and do your best to form some real bonds with amazing, interesting people.
Also, remember to apply all the motivation you’ll walk away with to your life, not just the few days you’re away at the festivities. All too often people are only enthused and ‘making moves’ when surrounded by others who are doing the same; the real test is if you can continue to be just as motivated when you”re back in ‘real life,’ surrounded by people who just don’t get it.
WOW… 5 years already. Yep this site you are looking at officially turns 5 years old this week. I created TKE back in March 2007 as a way to share pictures and stories from my travels and events. Later on it gave me a platform to share my music, and later on share my thoughts.
Thank you to everybody who has been apart of this journey. A lot has changed in 5 years around here, and I’m blessed to still be here.
Elmo raps about the number 5… Yep, he’s down with us too.
The Red Bull Music Academy has toured the world for the past 15 years hitting spots like Rome, Seattle, Toronto, Melbourne, London, Barcelona, Madrid, etc. This year the Red Bull Music Academy will be bringing it back to the U.S. to be hosted in New York City this fall.
The Red Bull Music Academy is open to artists of all genres, musicians, producers, instrumentalists, engineers, DJ’s, etc. Every year 60 people are chosen from around the world to attend the academy. The goal is find musicians who are working to change the musical landscape of today as well as the future. It’s totally FREE to apply, all you have to do is download, print, and fill out the application.
… Why are you still reading this? GO now.. head over to RedBullMusicAcademy.com to find out more today. Don’t say we didn’t tell you about it!
… Wait, wait, I didn’t sell out… my new album “The Kaos Effect” is currently Sold Out! Physical copies online via FatBeats.com & UGHH.com are all gone! I wanna say thanks to everybody who has supported the album whether you purchased the physical copy or got it via I-Tunes.
Looks like the people DO want to hear some Real Hip Hop. If you didn’t get a copy yet, don’t worry, we’ll be hitting all the online retailers with the Re-Up real soon. But don’t snooze or you’ll lose.
WOW. Today is the day you all have been waiting for right? For the past three years or so everybody has been asking me “when is your new album coming out?” I can FINALLY say it’s out NOW!!!
For my digital music lovers you can catch it via iTunes. Right now you can order physical copies online via SenorKaos.com. Also if your in ATL you can pick up physical copies at Moods Music (Little 5 Soul) and Criminal Records. The album is out via High Water Music and is distributed by Fat Beats Distribution. Look for it to hit stores, and online retailers around the world within the next week.
I hope everybody enjoys the album. Features tracks with: J-Live, Binkis Recs, Ekundayo, Fresh Daily, Ozy Reigns, Lyric Jones, Fort Knox, cuts by DJ Dainja and production by Illastrate and Marcotiks.
SENOR KAOS ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 11th (11.11.11) RELEASE DATE FOR “THE KAOS EFFECT” LP, RELEASES ARTWORK, TRACK LISTING, PLUS NEW SINGLE.
The time has finally come for Atlanta emcee Señor Kaos to release his highly anticipated album via indy label High Water Music. The LP entitled The Kaos Effect shares the same name as Kaos’ website (thekaoseffect.com) which was created in 2007 as a way to connect with fans.
“The Kaos Effect album is a snap shot of my life from the years 2000 through 2010. Throughout the listeners journey you will hear stories about my trails and tribulations of becoming an artist, quitting my job to follow my passion, starting my own company, making money, losing money, traveling the world, getting evicted, and dealing with the death of a fellow solider and friend,” says Kaos.
“The title The Kaos Effect describes all the small pieces I’ve collected over a decade which now have been put together to create a great puzzle. A lot of people know me for different things. Some know me because of my website, or the Blogs, while others know me strictly through my marketing related work, and some only know me for my popular interviews with Hip Hop artists like (Ghostface, Pharoahe Monch, B.O.B., DJ Clark Kent, Little Brother, Wale, Game, etc.). So the overall goal of this record, is for me to share a piece of my story with the world so they can understand why people call Señor Kaos The Most Interesting MC In The World.”
The album is produced entirely by Atlanta mainstay Illastrate. The first song and video released from the project “Automatic Classic” is currently available for purchase on iTunes via High Water Music.
“Me and Illastrate started working on this project three years ago. At first the plan was to create an EP of 5 or 6 songs. Once we reached that goal, Illa came up with the idea to produce a full album for me. In a time where emcees look for several great producers to create a sound for their project, I chose to work with only one. When there’s one person who understands your artistry and sound, it makes the process of creating that much more easier. Illastrate is ATL’s best-kept secret when it comes to production, but hopefully he won’t be anymore once the world hears The Kaos Effect.”
In addition to Illastrate’s production the album also features guest artists: J-Live, Fresh Daily, Binkis Recs, Ekundayo, Ozy Reigns, Lyric Jones, Fort Knox and includes cuts by DJ Dainja. The album will be released in physical and digital formats on Friday November 11, 2011 (11.11.11) via New York based Indy label High Water Music. (highwaterISmusic.com).
“Its Like That” featuring ATL emcee Ekundayo is the first leak to be released fromThe Kaos Effect.
(ATLANTA, GA – August 18, 2011) Debut New Video For “Hard To Quit The Rhyme”
When you combine the forces of two superiorly talented individuals that have not only mastered but reinvented their craft, they become a more powerful, twice as brilliant, creative super power … an Ultra Beast!
The affiliation between the two emcees spans nearly a decade in the Atlanta Hip Hop scene.
On “Hard To Quit The Rhyme” 4-Ize and Señor Kaos come together to let the world know Hip Hop is something they live, and when you are this passionate about it, it’s Hard To Quit. Produced by ATL’s own Floyd The Locsmif the record also features guest vocals by Grammy nominated ATL soul singer Anthony David. “Hard To Quit The Rhyme” has already been featured on AllHipHop.com as the “Heater Of The Day” now with the Black Box ATL directed video Ultra Beast plan to show the world that the real Hip Hop scene in Atlanta is ready to come above ground.
Be on the lookout for the 4-Ize and Señor Kaos Are Ultra Beast project sometime in 2012. The album is set to feature some of the best Beast in Hip Hop.
If You Like The Song/Video Click Below To Purchase “Hard To Quit The Rhyme” Digitally. We Greatly Appreciate Your Support.
About The Artist:
About Señor Kaos: Content, delivery and showmanship are the three core values for Atlanta emcee Señor Kaos, whose unique approach to Hip Hop has sent him around the globe. As an emcee, marketer and blogger, his persona and work ethic makes it hard to disagree with his self-proclaimed title as “The Most Interesting MC In The World.” Kaos got his start in the music business at just 16 years old, and has been a mainstay in the Atlanta indie Hip Hop scene since. He has featured on DJ Spinna’s produced “Sonic Smash” LP on the song “Call Me Señor.” His energetic live show has lead him to perform with some of Hip Hop’s best talents such as: Ice Cube, MF DOOM, Rakim, Camp Lo, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Redman & Method Man, Raekwon, and Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang). More info: www.thekaoseffect.com or www.senorkaos.com / www.twitter.com/senorkaos
About 4-IZE: As the “ambassador of everything awesome,” 4-IZE is well recognized for his animated character, incredible stage presence & mechanical rhyme flow. 4-IZE stands out from the plethora of rap artists through his marketing & promotional campaigns as well as branding himself as one of the most entertaining Hip Hop artists in Atlanta. With most of his notoriety coming from being featured on two 3x platinum Ludacris albums, 4-IZE bridges the gap between the mainstream & the underground artists everywhere. Not only an emcee but a writer, director, producer, promoter, actor and radio personality, 4-IZE embodies all that is needed to restore the balance in Hip Hop.
About Anthony David: Savannah born, Atlanta bred singer/songer writer Anthony David lends his soulful southern vocals to the chorus of this melodic masterpiece. Most known for his duet “Words” with India Arie, he garnished his first writing placement on India Arie’s 7x Grammy nominated album Acoustic Soul. Anthony David’s Lead single from AS ABOVE SO BELOW, “4evermore ” feat. ALGEBRA & Phonte (of Foreign Exchange) peaked at #1 on the Urban Adult Radio charts & at #18 on the Billboard Hip-Hop/ R&B Charts nationally.
About Floyd The Locsmif: Whether it’s jazzy soul or overground ruggedness, Locsmif’s range of production clientele includes Atlanta’s own Cee-Lo, Stahhr, and 4ize, to the likes of J-Live, OC, and 50 Cent, for which the Locsmif produced Maybe We Crazy from 50′s video game Bulletproof soundtrack that snagged Best Original Song in a Video Game at Spike TVs 2006 Video Game Awards. Locsmif’s versatility in the music marketplace has landed him spots on various mixtapes, compilations, TV shows, and national campaigns including the TNT cop drama series Dark Blue, Luster’s Pink Lotion and NesteaIce.com.