HHTT Productions: Streets (Preview)

You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.

Hot Dog’s and Coke mixtape coming very soon b stay tuned, Worcester we do this for you.

Real Talk: Kinda Dusty

“Kinda Dusty is a support system of artists that operate as a crew, label, platform and whatever they want it to be” says Ethereal, one fourth of the artist collective. On a Monday afternoon in Ding Ho, Lex, Rev and I sat down with some of the most focused brothers in the city of Wor. This is how we break bread b, REAL TALK.

WM: What is Kinda Dusty?

Ethereal: Louie Gonz (MC/DJ), DJ Manipulator (Producer, DJ), Paul Mighty (Engineer, Producer, MC) and myself Ethereal (MC, Graphic Designer, Site Manager, All Around Artist). Kinda Dusty is a artist collective, basically a support system of artists, we operate as a crew, label, platform, whatever we want it to be.

WM: How did you get together?

Paul Mighty: Skivi is my brother who couldn’t be here for the interview, Louie I have known forever, E left a prior situation and started recording over at my camp, I got in touch with DJ Manipulator through him. Manipulator lived close to me and we both did the same kinda thing so I thought that was cool. DJ ImageManipulator dropped a mixtape called “Studio Kinda Dusty,” one day just talking in my room I said it would be cool to do something with the name “Kinda Dusty,” maybe another mixtape or something like that. We have a friendship, a bond, these are my brothers, we go bowling together, movies, etc. I went to school to learn music, I still got student loans and everything! I don’t charge E anything to record. I do this for the love, I just ask he shows respect and if I ever was in a jam he can help me out, one hand washes the other.

WM: What are some of the projects you have released and are currently working on now?

Ethereal: The one physical release we did was Spit Supreme’s — Quick Strike II hosted by DJ J-Ronin. This came out a few months ago prior to Spit’s name change.

WM: Lou, what made you change your name from Spit Supreme to Louie Gonz?

Louie Gonz: The backpack got too heavy! Nah, I mean a lot of people got confused, I’m not a 5 per center. I be in New York a lot and they think I’m a 5 per center and I always have to explain myself. I like Louie Gonz, it’s my first name with my last name shortened. I’m 24 now. I’m getting older. I’m thinking long run, new chapter, fresh start.

ImageWM: What is the “Wall Street” project?

Ethereal: That is the next big release from Kinda Dusty.

Paul Mighty: What happened was E and I were working together and I showed him some beats, he picked one, said he loved it and he was gonna use it. A week later he comes back and does a song called Gordon Gekko to it, he basically watched Wall Street and there you have it! Watch what you say around him cause it will turn it into a song, that’s been the running joke through his career! After doing that one song, E called me and said he was thinking bout doing a whole concept album around the movie Wall Street. I mean how much more creative can you get than that!

Be sure to peep kindadusty.com for artist bio’s, music downloads and the latest news in the Kinda Dusty camp.

And always check hulkhatetimetravel.com for the latest in pop/culture, local music, and everything else under the sun!

Editors Note: This was more than just an article we put together it was an experience. Breaking bread w/Kinda Dusty showed me how far Worcester Hip-Hop has come in these last few years. With the success of the Mass Stand Up shows they have put together and constant flow of digital media it’s only fitting for us to feature them, beyond that we fam and have nothing but the utmost respect for these brothers. This is only the start stay tuned because Worcester Magazine & HHTT have a lot more in store for you w/Kinda Dusty! Be sure to grab the latest edition of Worcester Magazine and get up on REAL TALK!

REAL TALK is a monthly segment in Worcester Magazine written by Brother Menelik Ebna la-Hakim of HulkHateTimeTravel.com (w/contributors XXL Lex Luthor & Reviresco) HHTT Productions/Da’Kitchen/H2T2 Productions/Hulkhatetimetravel.com

Real Talk: Kinda Dusty article can be found in this week’s Worcester Magazine and also online here

Mass Stand Up III

It’s like the return of the Jedi

The trilogy continues…………….. HHTT once again is in the House, come and chill with the gods and break bread b. Dont forget to check the site  after the show for a in-depth  article of all 3 shows in retrospect! Shouts to our family over @ Kinda Dusty, we see you b!

HHTT Productions: Mainsouth @ Kirsch

Pollying out in front of the famous Kirsch Liquors in Worcester, MA one of the many spots Lex and I ran through growing up. Real Talk this is the inspiration for Drug Dealer, Drug Dealer. Don’t forget vote Elijah Divine in the pulse! HHTT in the place to be!

HHTT/Worcester Magazine “Real Talk”

We on an Award Tour with Muhammad my man!

HHTT and Worcester Magazine have been in talks for a little while now and I figured I would get you up to speed. A few weeks back Worcester Magazine did an editorial on HHTT and our influence within the city, after the editorial we were asked how we felt about contributing to the magazine in a hip hop aspect, we humbly accepted. On a monthly basis HHTT will be contributing to a new section in Worcester Magazine entitled Real Talk. The section will be all about the local music scene and futher establish Worcester as a city to be respected in Hip-Hop, so get ready b…….REAL TALK!

Check out the first article on Yohon DI of Selective Hearing here.

HHTT in Worcester Magazine

Check out the article in Worcester Magazine this week.
H2T2, the infection has spread.

Photo credit: Steven King of Worcester Magazine

Divided We Fall

Worcester is a very unique city, in the heart of New England we get a bit of everything. For some reason though Hip Hop in the city has failed to flourish like big brother Boston but many of us know the reason for this. Long as I have lived in this city I always had the feeling many people don’t want to be from here. For one reason or another people in Worcester love to say they from another city (mostly Boston or New York). Within the city itself pride is vacant, we do have hip hop but its spread. An example of this spread is how there are many hip hop groups and people who do music but stay to in their own little circles, as if to mix with other hip hop artists in the city might contaminate them or someshit. In other cities I have visited it’s not like that, for instance when I was in Boston I noticed a lot of pride for and within the city. Driving through downtown I have seen Boston hats, local artist’s posters and promotion everywhere. Even deeper, when chilling in the community I seen the truth, the truth was love, love for the city. Living in Worcester you don’t see that, go to a hip hop show in Worcester and you will see a small crowd of people standing around. I love Worcester I grew up in Mainsouth, I rented Nintendo games from Main St Video, rode the RTA, stole from Ames, copped the penny’s from the fashion outlets, met T at the platform, played ball with V (RIP) in Crystal Park etc. I have so many memories and I am proud of where I’m from, HHTT in 2010 will bring Worcester to the next level, mark my words bee, we are the machine.

HHTT united we stand.

Main Aim Interview and Cypher

A few weeks back we had Main Aim come down to WCUW 91.3Fm in Worcester Ma. Main Aim is a group consisting of two emcees by the name of A.P. and Haze. They are both from Southbridge Ma and definitely represent that raw energy of Hip Hop. When you hear them you think of emcees that come from my golden era of emceeing. It’s almost like traveling in a time machine and bringing back that 97-98 sound of music. They definitely have a good connection as a group and top that with A.P.’s production skills they are a group to keep your eye on. A.P. has released “Da Mic Pro Vol Zero”  as a solo effort that has production from himself, LG , Vanderslice , and Dj Manipulator. With that project being wrapped up A.P. teamed up with Haze and formed Main Aim they are currently working on their first group project and we will follow them as it gets closer to its completion.

We had a special guest that told us the story of how he met A.P. its towards the end of the video but I think it shows how an artist on his grind can leave a lasting impression on a stranger. Big Shout to Snipe

Steadfast visit to New England

HHTT interview with Social Light Sounds very own Steadfast. To people who don’t know Social Light Sounds is a multi-state collective that has alot of talent in its ranks. Steadfast is a Washington D.C. native who travels back and forth between D.C. and Massachusetts to perform and collaborate with his crew. During his last visit Steadfast opened up for Masta Ace & Edo G (A & E)  out in Providence R.I. and also for the legendary M.O.P. at the Middle East in Cambridge M.A.  Be on the lookout for Steadfast, to find more info or to buy his LP ( The Joel Hachem Chronicles-All In The LP ) make sure to check him out at http://sociallightsounds.com/new/store/

After the interview on 91.3’s Selective Hearing radio show HHTT had a lil’ cypher with Steadfast out front of the radio station on Main St. in Worcester.

If that wasn’t enough Steadfast recently collaborated with  veteran Worcester MC’s Arablak & Larry Cheeba (L Da Headtoucha) for Give Thanks which will be appearing on Arablaks upcoming Fresh Heir due out 2-24-10.

Give Thanks – Arablack Feat. Steadfast & Larry Cheeba

Selective Hearing

We had a crazy show this past friday (11/13/09) on Selective Hearing down at WCUW 91.3 here in Worcester.  Special Guests the Black Ownerz & Arablak from the Social Light Sound crew were in the building as well as the whole SLS  &  HHTT family.  http://hulkhatetimetravel.com/2009/11/19/selective-hearing-91-3-wcuw-111309/

Selective Hearing on 91.3 airs every friday night from 10 – 12 and can also be streamed live online @ http://wcuw.org/

In case you missed it last month down at the show Nite People’s own Tone Capone was mixing with only one turntable and the IPhone. Make sure to tune in every friday or stream online @ Wcuw.Org “Urban Fire Radio” 8-10pm ( playing Reggae and hip hop ) “Selective Hearing” ( Hip Hop and talk radio ) 10pm-12am and El Gallo 12am until the sun rises ( Latin Music )