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THE ABORM vs. MARTY NOTES at RECORD BAR 10/29THE LOOP KC & Midwest Got Next! presents BEATS & BARSfeaturing THE ABORM vs. MARTY NOTESThe event will feature a production battle and a rap battle.3 rounds for each battle. Format details TBA.Winner for battles will be decided by a panel of judges.
FAROUT - If We Could Prove It’s Possible album cover + official tracklisting
1. 9 to 5
3. Fat Glass
4. Money ft. Blueprint
5. Golden Rule
6. Minimum ft. Tef Poe
7. Run Around
9. Rap Traffic Jam
10. Civil Asset Forfeiture
11. Shadenfreude ft. Steddy P
15. If We Could Prove It’s Possible
album photography by Manuel Hinkson & Nancy Botwin
follow @FaroutRhymes on twitter
#IWCPIP coming 9.16.14
OUR CHOICE TO PROVE IT’S POSSIBLE (EDITORIAL)
One thing that has become evident to those who pay even the slightest bit of attention to the world around them is that we have a choice. Even though these choices may seem restricted, planned, and repetitive there is still choice out there. Nothing is going to change until individuals make a choice to change themselves first. Our institutionalized brains strive for an outside system or authority to tell us what to do. To give us values, morals, roles, responsibilities, and ultimately a meaning to live. To tell us what and whom to listen to. It is time for that to change.
Farout is definitely an agent allowing this change to occur. In a genre full of the same old discussion and played out conversations here comes someone who is not afraid to cross these boundaries we create for ourselves. While most artists in this genre stray away from political or intellectual topics Farout embraces them. He feels that hip hop has always been a platform for a variety of things not excluding politics and philosophy. He has always been an artist who bends and breaks those indivisible lines we allow to perpetuate due to fear of upsetting the status quo. Allowing his listeners to ultimately think for themselves without being directed or told what to do.
Farout is one of those cats who just does not go away. His repertoire precedes him and his new album is his 3rd album on IGE. This St. Louis native is no stranger to the independent hip hop scene and has performed and collaborated with artists all over the country. Bouncing off of his success of his latest EP Rap Game Billy Hoyle, Farout is back to his old antics with a more refined style with his new album set to release September 17th titled If We Could Prove It’s Possible. Anyone following this artist has seen a bouncing ball of styles and will be pleased with Farout’s new album getting back to his roots with politically and philosophically motivated lyrics combined with a veteran ear for sound and an understanding of what will push the mental boundaries of listeners. Proving that a rapper with abilities can put any message out there while still remaining true to the art.
The new album is set to definitely cause some waves and tune us to some new frequencies. Back to what he considers his true style Farout puts the listener into the conversation with controversial and politically oriented lyrics that could potentially spark more than conversation and will test and question set boundaries that are so rarely disturbed. Few artists have both the intelligence and talent to pull off an album like the one Farout has created. Songs on this album will strike hard at a lot of different emotions allowing the listener both sit back and relax and potentially flip your boss the bird and quit your soul-sucking vocation. With a strong message and a refined style this artist will make strong ripples throughout the underground scene and truly prove that it is possible.
Most rappers feel that politically motivated and intellectual lyrics are unnecessary because people don’t understand what is being discussed. In this informational age it is more than ignorant to claim that people don’t know or understand what is going on. The continuation of non-intellectual lyrics in hip hop downplays the intelligence of both the listeners and performers. Entertainment does not need to be dull and repetitive emulating other aspects of life. A rapper can be entertaining and stay true to the craft while still engaging his audience in a conversation that makes them question themselves and the world around them. No modern independent rapper does this like Farout.
Farout feels that the genre of hip hop has the capability of sparking more than just good music. It is a way for people to express their opinions in an unrestricted and unhampered atmosphere. There are no censors in indie hip hop deciding whether or not lyrics will offend groups of people or advertisement possibilities. These artists have an open forum to say anything and everything that they want. In the land of free speech unfortunately this is not always the case. Farout uses his art as a platform to display his understanding and opinions of the reality around us. Not afraid to say something that will divide his audience and provide talking standpoints.
Farout brings an aura to the scene that is definitely needed. Thought is the last freedom that we have and Farout is helping to ensure that this is not taken away. So go ahead and make your choice. Remember there is always a choice. Choose to listen to what you are told to listen to and think what you’re supposed to think or be a fucking individual and listen to what you want to listen to and think for yourself. If you do not make your own choices then your choices will be made for you. Written by IGE Staff Writer, David P.
Farout’s forthcoming album “If We Could Prove It’s Possible” arrives September 16th via IGE.
FAROUT announces new album “If We Could Prove It’s Possible”
"If We Could Prove It’s Possible", the new album from Farout set to release on September 16th via IGE, is proving that it is most certainly possible for him. Anyone keeping an eyeball on this artist for the past several years has seen a spectacle of lyricism and artistry. With his solo albums and work done with the group Brett Gretzky, it is hard to guess which direction this artist is going to go next. His opus project on Indyground is a long awaited full length album titled “If We Could Prove It’s Possible”.
Back to what he considers his true style Farout puts the listener into the conversation with controversial and politically oriented lyrics that could potentially spark more than conversation and will test and question set boundaries that are so rarely disturbed. Few artists have both the intelligence and talent to pull off an album like the one Farout has created.
Songs on this album will strike hard at a lot of different emotions allowing the listener both sit back and relax and potentially flip your boss the bird and quit your soul-sucking vocation. With a strong message and a refined style this artist should make strong ripples throughout the underground scene and truly prove that it is possible. - D. Price
WATCH/LISTEN to Farout’s playlist on the IGE YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwJVNhbUkux-E5mSKAEKSXdQOS7lukzuq
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EYEDOC: DOM CHRONICLES
shot n chopped by P
additional shots by Don Digi Howard
@DomChronicles @steddyP @indyground #IGE4L
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DOM CHRONICLES featured on thetsscrew The Smoking Section
produced by Marty Notes.
recorded and mixed by Tim Hanson at North Village Recording.
"ATOMS" available 7/15 via Indyground Entertainment.
ABOVE THE ORDINARY MIND STATE INTERVIEW
DOM CHRONICLES, July 2014.
It was one of those perfect afternoons. The sun was out but only about seventy degrees with the clouds in that calm dream state that only water can create. The rain earlier in the week cooled everything down and the heat hadn’t crept back yet. Dom had hit me up earlier in the day and we decided my place would be the best meeting place. Since I had only met Dom several times at shows I wanted him to feel comfortable. I made sure I had prepared some fine accessories that I thought would help him relax. As he sat on my deck with a nice size joint and a full wax pen he must have been in a relaxing place because that kid dropped gold. He sat there and answered my questions with ease and poise. He held himself as confident while still keeping that humble hippy vibe. As he was answering my questions I couldn’t help but notice the peacefulness and energy of the scene. Amidst the garden that had just started to grow and the crazy ass Waldo squirrels and birds it was almost as Dom had created this moment of perfection himself. I couldn’t help but think during the interview that this space and time was definitely created by or for Dom and in this moment he truly shined. What I thought would just be an interview discussing his new album ATOMS (Above the Ordinary Mind State) and the fact that he has just been signed to Indyground turned out instead to be a truly enlightening experience.
IGE: What’s happening lil’ homie? Tell us a little about where you’ve been.
DOM: I’ve done actually four previous projects before this newest project. I’ve worked with a lot of different people like the Abnorm. I came up under Dutch Newman, Greg Enemy. Saw what they were doing made me want to get involved. I actually was promoting at first for Crazy Boy Status that’s how I got into the scene. I’ve always wanted to do it. When I was like 14 or 15 I would write raps. I was with a crew Crowned in O Town. Did the soundclick thing but never took it seriously. But that changed when we brought Wiz into town.
IGE: Wiz huh?
DOM: Yeah. Brought Wiz into town and it just inspired me so much to see that some one that was a superstar was doing the same shit. Doing the same shit that everyday people are doing. Didn’t show up to the show in a bus. Got dropped up in Lawrence as far as I’m concerned. Had some girls take him and ya know got back onto another plane. It was crazy seeing them do it. It was like if they can do it, I can do it. Seeing rappers in the flesh made me really want to take rap seriously.
IGE: What other artists influenced you to start making music?
DOM: Definitely Curtis Mayfield old school shit like that. They were talking about shit we’re talking about now back then. Like all this higher thinking and the abuse that the world gives us from the powers that be. But I’ve listened to everything. Used to listen to like N’Sync, I’ve had a lot of different influences. Anything that sounds good. Orchestra opened me up to a lot of classical shit like Beethoven and Bach. And of course a lot of stars now like Wiz and Curren$y and it’s like man I want to be them. I could be them ya know… I could be a rapper.
IGE: Wait. Orchestra? Violin?
DOM: Been playing violin for like 10 years. Wait, no I’m 24 and started playing violin when I was 10. 14 years, damn. That definitely helped me get involved in music in a way. I can read and write sheet music all that shit. Went to college for Music Education.
IGE: K man. The new album is titled ATOMS. What is this all about?
DOM: Definitely the sound. The sound is what I paid attention to the most. It’s definitely lyrical too. People always tell me that when they listen to my songs they gotta play it a couple times to get every piece of the song. I want it to be like that too. I don’t know it’s like a “how to” of how to elevate your mind. I don’t even talk about weed that much. It’s not a major part of the album. But it is a part of how I want people to think with that higher level thinking. Not worry about the physical. I want to take people to that astral plane.
IGE: Who do you collaborate with on this album?
DOM: On this album I jam with let’s see… I got the Abnorm, every track I’ve done with him is golden. I got Gen the Assassin. We got the Black Belt Society thing going with us. Also I got Gee Watts and Lindsey Alderman.
IGE: Alright. Just saw these tour dates. What are you looking forward to accomplishing with this tour?
DOM: I would definitely say meeting the fans. People who listen to me ya know meeting them first hand. That’s what I’m about. I like being with the fans. That’s why I like RecordBar. There is no back stage. I’ll end up just talking to people the whole time I’m there. They’re all the homies and I want to be like that with all my fans. I want to get off stage and not get shot. I don’t know why it’s like that for some people. I want to build love and I want you to feel my love. I feel like I take on people’s emotions. But people don’t take on my emotions. I want people to feel me. I want people to really listen.
IGE: What cities are sticking out to you on this tour?
DOM: I am excited about going to Cedar Rapids in Iowa. I’m excited to tour with Imperfect. He’s dope. He’s one of the beat makers who performs live. He’ll rap and do beats at the same time, it’s crazy. How is that not cool? And his beats are just sick. Iowa is his home state. I want to meet his fans.
Fort Collins, Colorado. I’m ending the tour in Colorado. Then probably gonna take me a vacation. Chill out there for a few days.
IGE: How do you prepare for shows on tour differently than local performances?
DOM: You have to be cool with somebody in the scene over there. Somebody who is making moves just like you are that you are in contact with and eventually trade shows. I don’t understand some people. You can’t wait for shows. You gotta figure out how to make them hit you up for that shit. You gotta figure out how to appeal. The appeal is it.
Really the thing you gotta prepare for is gas. Gotta find a place to kick it and stay. It’s not like people buy me hotels. I spend all my money on that and everything evens out. Really figuring out what you’re gonna do when you’re out there. You have to establish a plan. You have to have a plan.
IGE: What are you listening to when you’re on the road?
DOM: When I’m out on the road just chilling it depends on the mood man. I can listen to Pink Floyd and shit. I’ll put in Dark Side of the Moon. Freddy Gibbs. Listen to Freddy Gibbs a lot. That’s a man I feel is a master of his trait. But I mean I’ll put it on shuffle I got a lot of different interests especially in hip hop. Ya know it’s like Nas, Danny Brown. I also listen to some AC/DC. All over the place. I listen to a bunch of shit. I think that is what’s cool about my music. I try to capture all types sounds at and when I put a project together there is a little bit of everything in every project I put out. Drum-heavy, sample, hip hop, New York Style, chops and shit. The beat maker makes that. I like working with beat makers. Niggas that do live beats at performances. That shows way more love for the craft ya know. I don’t care what anybody says. A beat to them isn’t just something that somebody else can rap on its something so that someone else can live.
IGE: You still get nervous before shows?
DOM: Sometimes yeah I be feeling the butterflies. Even when all the homies are there. Ya know all the friends and all the fans. It makes me a little nervous. But I feel like I work better under pressure anyway. Ya know everything always turns out great. Never get too smashed or anything like that. Even in orchestra when I was playing violin I would be nervous all the way up to the show. Pressing my suit. I get to the show. Then I just kill it. That’s what I’d do. I get nervous man but I always feel like the best will come out of whatever I do.
IGE: How does it feel being signed onto Indyground?
DOM: I love it, I love it, I love it. It was something that people were asking me about a year and a half ago since the Vacay video. Me and Steddy and everyone we all have the same type of position and take on life. It makes it easy to work with people. Now we’re at a time where people like us can do shit now. Ya know what I mean? We’re stoners. We own businesses. We are trying to better the community. Indyground is about to be the new core of the city. I can see it happening and I want to be a part of that.
IGE: What sets you apart from other Kansas City rappers?
DOM: I feel like I’m just on my hustle, and it’s visible. Steddy sees. I’m not gonna talk that talk and not walk that walk ya know. That’s just one of the things that you have to be able to do to be a business and to be a brand. I need Steddy’s help ya know when it really comes down to it. I need his help to help me be a brand. I gotta be 100%. He makes me wanna be 100%. People like that are people I should be around.
IGE: Got some random fan questons… Ass or titties?
DOM: Ya know I get asked that question. I like both. Proportional. Proportional.
IGE: Indica or Sativa?
DOM: Sativa man. Keeps me active.
IGE: If you could spend a month anywhere in the world only focusing on music, no other responsibilities, money is no option, where would you go?
DOM: Africa my nigga. Probably Egypt somewhere. If it’s not fucked up. It’s fucked up right now. Egypt is crazy. So crazy. I just wanna stand and see how big the pyramids are. Like you see it in the pictures but you never really know unless you’re there. I want to see them I want to touch them I want to feel the energy. That thing holds the Earth together. You knock that down shit gets fucked up. That’s why it’s still there. It’s sacred. I want to visit sacred places. Cuz I feel energy and shit. I want to feel that energy. Not that I practice that religion or anything. I believe in the universe and spirit and energy how it’s transferred. I want to feel the energy the ancients felt. That’s some real shit. That’s one of my big goals in life to travel the world and see places like that. If I have enough money to travel and no time limit to do it. I am going to all the sacred places. I’m going to Stone Hinge. I’m going to Teotihuacan. I am going to Egypt to see the great pyramids and the Sphinx. All that stuff is still there for a reason. Nobody can say anything different.
IGE: What does the future hold for Dom Chronicles?
DOM: In the future I see definite prosperity. I feel like if you think things can happen and you really put you mind to it you can make what you think happen. It’s gonna happen. It’s not about the money it’s not about none of that. I just see everybody being what they want. That’s what keeps me going. Seeing other people strive for great things. That’s what I want. That’s what ATOMS is about above the ordinary mind state. I feel like you have to break free from the chains of your mind and the social standpoint. Think about what you want not what other people want you to want. This is what I want.
-interview & writing by David Price, IGE staff writer
DOM CHRONICLES “ATOMS” album cover + official tracklisting
1. Get Focused
2. Before I Started Rappin’
3. The Comeup ft. Gee Watts
4. Don’t Trip
5. Main Thang
6. Mutuality ft. Lindsey Alderman
7. We Straight
8. Tough Talk ft. The Abnorm
9. Astral Plane
10. Life Of A Black Sheep
album artwork and photography by Kendu
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#ATOMS coming 7.15.14
DOM CHRONICLES - ATOMS TOUR July 16th - August 10
Dom Chronicles is prepping his debut album “A.T.O.M.S” to release this Summer July 15th via IGE. In conjuction with his album Dom will be touring the midwest with longterm partner in crime and Black Belt Society member, Gen the Assassin, and long time friend of the label, Imperfekt from Mic Hand Recordings, Cedar Rapids, IA.
07.15.14 - A.T.O.M.S. Release Date
07.16.14 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*
07.17.14 - Saint Louis, MO @ No Coast Skate Shop*
07.17.14 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Demo*
07.24.14 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
07.26.14 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall*
07.30.14 - Cedar Rapids @ The Breakroom*
08.02.14 - Waterloo, IA @ Spicolis Reverb*
08.05.14 - Denver, CO @ Cold Crush (hosting Cocoa Butter weekly)
08.07.14 - Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Half Note*
08.10.14 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
DOM CHRONICLES - Before I Started Rappin
produced by Ohbliv
recorded and mixed by Heez on Fire at North Village Recording
debut album “A.T.O.M.S” coming 7.15.14 on IGE