Interview: Black Spade

I’m a long time fan of Black Spade, so it was a really cool to get a chance to chat with him about past projects, stuff he’s working on now, and the future of Black Spade. He put out the mixtape Build and Destroy, and most recently a beat tape called The Day We Landed. I can’t stop playing either one. I met up with Black Spade at I Ced’s place when they were taking a break from working on some Hawthorne Headhunts’ tracks. I got a little insight about who Black Spade is and what his future plans are. I did learn one important lesson about doing interviews- Don’t stop recording until you leave, because we talked about everything. I know I’ll be doing another interview with him when he drops back into town. Check out Black Spade – The Day We Landed. BIG thanks Black Spade for taking the time, and making the music. Keep it going. BIG shout out to I Ced for the sound effects (ha ha) and the place.

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BOOMBOX: Blu & Hawthorne Headhunters

Oh yes, it’s that time again.  October 2nd is going to be off the hook.  The Boombox crew has come up with some heat for this line up.  Ced No, Coultrain and Black Spade making up the incredible group the Hawthorne Headhunters.  If you don’t know them yet, this is your chance to hear their great sound.  Also keep an eye out for the Hawthorne Headhunters LP and their individual projects.  Next on the bill my man Blu and his band No YorkBlu is everywhere right now including a couple of tracks on The Roots new album.  Blu is also getting ready to drop an LP, so keep your ears open.  Show up at Boombox and catch a sneak peek  to both groups and their new joints.  Gotta love the first Saturday of every month, so get your dancing shoes, all of your friends, and head out to the Boombox.  BIG thanks to the Boombox crew Inka One, Ben Diggin, and One Man Jazz for putting on dope events.

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BOOMBOX | 1st Saturdays
Grand Star Jazz Club

943 N.Broadway Los Angeles (Chinatown)
9:30pm-2am | 21 & over

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Black Spade – Build and Destroy

I’ve been waiting for this since To Serve With Love.  If you don’t know about Black Spade, this is a good time to be introduced to him with his new mixtape Build and Destroy.  Once you cop it, I guarantee you will be digging up everything else Black Spade makes.  From St. Louis, Black Spade produces banging tracks and has a flow like no other. He’s made an instant classic with To Serve With Love (get it if you don’t have it).  He is a member of the super group Hawthorne Headhunters, has contributed to many projects like Starship 27 compilation, and is now here to Build and Destroy.  This mixtape is filled with crazy production by Black Spade that has a hypnotic sound that you’ll be nodding your head to.  Black Spade has gathered up equally dope guests from Coultrain to El Prez for this project.  This is one of those times I urge you to stop reading and download Black Spade – Build and Destroy NOW!  Check out Black Spade on MySpace and Twitter.  BIG thanks to Black Spade for making the music, and BIG shout to Trackstar, Union LA, & Smoking Section.

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Black Spade – Breakthrough ft. Rockwell Knuckles & Vic Mensah

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Black Spade – The Cool Out ft. El Prez & Vandalyzm