Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Educated Consumers: Hello, Big Mamas.

Most of those who find themselves swept up in PoorlyDrawnMania (much like BeatleMania, without the bowl cuts, Neru jackets, and Shea Stadium) (and fans) were already somewhat familiar with our latest acquisition, number two starter Falside. Not as many are privy to the accomplishments of our two new corner outfielders, Seez Mics & T.E.C.K, also known as Educated Consumers.

Here's some background for you, straight from our Maryland mercenaries own press kit:
Educated Consumers is a HipHop duo composed of producer T.E.C.k! and MC SeezMics. The Educated Consumers critically acclaimed sound is born from their blend of HipHop’s Golden Eras: the early 90’s style of production and new millennium form of Mceeing. While T.E.C.k! uses the art of crate-digging to provide production, SeezMics meshes crisp technique with introspective content to speak on universal truths about human existence. The unique production and lyricism compliment each other to create a collage of HipHop’s best attributes.

Educated Consumers have achieved HipHop’s prized double-double: commercial success and underground respect. The group’s first label release “Aisle 2” reached #24 on the CMJ charts. The next two singles, “In The Pocket” and “Steal” steadily climbed the college radio charts. “In the Pocket” peaked at #2 on and Insomniac Magazine, while “Steal” peaked at #2 on and #1 on

SeezMics is one of the world’s most respected battle emcees with appearances in Scribble Jam, Brainstorm, and titles in every major battle in the DC/Baltimore/Virginia circuit. T.E.C.k!’s record collection and groove series “Mystery of Ages” have garnered him fame in the notoriously picky crate-digging culture, and he has provided beats for nationally recognized acts such as MarsIll, ResiNation, and TK.

Educated Consumers headlined the "No Merch For Oil" tour in July/August of '08. Educated Consumers also toured with Eyedea & Abilities in Spring '08 on the "Appetite for Distraction" tour, with Dezmatic on the "Bigfoot's Dick" tour in May/June '09, and June ’06 as part of the “Fish Can’t Carry Guns Tour.” In addition, they have rocked shows all over the U.S. at venues like 9:30 Club, The Ottobar, and Vans’ Warped Tour with the following groups: Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Murs, The Beatnuts, One.Be.Lo, Zion I, Eyedea & Abilities, Pigeon John, Lyrics Born, Living Legends, MacLethal, P.O.S., Inspectah Deck, UGod, GZA, MarsIll, Jedi Mind Tricks, J-Live, Chali 2na, Qwel, Reef The Lost Cauze, and Themselves.

SeezMics: raps, sports commentary, bad jokes, and REALLY bad jokes

t..E..C..K! aka J.Bomb.Beat: beats, spiritual guidance, and social critiques

Educated Consumers- s/t LP (2000)
Aisle 2- LP (2002, Modular Moods)
In The Pocket- 12 inch vinyl single (2004, VerIzUm Records)
Steal- 12 inch vinyl single (2006, VerIzUm Records)
It's About Effin Time- EP (2006, Man Bites Dog Records)
Write/Hear- LP (2007, VerIzUm Records)
The Waiting Room- EP (2008, VerIzUm Records)
Hello Big Mama- LP (2009, VerIzUm Records)
As you can see, the duo's latest release came in 2009 with Hello Big Mama, an album that featured EC's first collaboration with PDP, the song "My Us." EC invited Reason and Storm Davis to add verses to the track, and the rest, as they say, won't get fooled again.

Hello Big Mama was released digitally by VerIzUm Records, but PDP is proud to announce that in 2010, the first official physical release of the album will come courtesy of Poorly Drawn Recordings, in the form of a remastered state-of-the-art (circa 1984) compact disc with full touchable artwork.

When, you ask? When can you get your grubby lil paws on this gem?

Well, we don't know when, exactly. But we can tell you this: the re-release of Hello Big Mama will coincide with the release of the first full-length PDP/EC collaboration, Poorly Drawn Consumers (snappy, eh?), making for the first dual-release date in the history of PDP.

We'll leave the details of that for another day, but that's what's happening. Over a half dozen tracks have already begun to take shape, and we plan to have both projects in your hands sooner than later.

In the meantime, you can familiarize yourself with Educated Consumers by downloading their FREE EP The Waiting Room (from 2008) here.

Also, check out the ridiculous video for "Water" below.

Welcome aboard, fellas. We're glad you could join us.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Falside: Dollars Make Change.

Yesterday, we announced the addition of the newest Poorly Drawn People, Educated Consumers and Falside.

We promised a week of announcements on all things PDP, but Falside brought something extra special for you. Rather than a list of what's about to happen, Falside brings you his latest project (and first official release on Poorly Drawn Recordings), the Dollars Make Change Mixtape, for FREE DOWNLOAD:

Falside of Poorly Drawn People presents Dollars Make Change The Mixtape

Falside's latest free mixtape, Dollars Make Change is now available. The Providence beatsmith has compiled an extensive display of his different varieties of production for the mixtape, including his recent collaborations with such wordsmiths as Reef the Lost Cauze, C-Rayz Walz, El Da Sensei, Pacewon, Reks, Poorly Drawn People, Vast Aire, Slaine (La Coka Nostra / Special Teamz), Intuition, C-Chan (Slow Suicide Stimulus) and more.This is 19 tracks worth of dope that can be appreciated by leaders of the new school and boom bap veterans alike. (This mixtape is presented by Poorly Drawn Recordings (Providence RI) and Leedz Edutainment (Boston MA). Enjoy.

Download Link :

Dollars Make Change
1. Dollars Make Change Introduction
2. Catching the Strange ft. C-Rayz Walz
3. King of the Jungle Remix ft. Blaq Poet, Jaysaun (Special Teamz), Termanology
4. Too Many Mc's ft. El Da Sensei, Pacewon, Exposition
5. No Gentleman ft. Alex Minor
6. Al Bundy Remix ft. Intuition
7. Tape on Drugs Remix ft. Reason (Poorly Drawn People)
8. Hit That Shit Remix ft. thekeenone (Audio Hustlaz), B-Real (Cypress Hill), Reg Riddem, Ill Bill (La Coka Nostra)
9. Shallow and Hollow ft. Reef the Lost Cauze, Blak Madeen
10. Juice Barz Freestyle ft. Amadeus the Stampede
11. Hall of Game ft. C-Rayz Walz
12. Umbrella's and Mac 10's ft Dirty Hank
13. The Crush (Original) ft. Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox)
14. Designer Kids ft. Reason, Storm Davis (Poorly Drawn People)
15. Headlines ft. Reks
16. Say Your Prayers ft. Good Brother, Amadeus the Stampede
17. Educated Suicide ft. Rite Hook, C-Chan (Slow Suicide Stimulus)
18. What Rap Don't Say ft. Stu Cat
19. Too Much ft. Slaine (La Coka Nostra/Special Teamz), Amadeus the Stampede

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Monday, February 22, 2010

The Year We Make Contact.

Hello not-so-young world,

Been a hot minute. Holidays, inactivity, on-the-low activity, procrastination, rasterization, last-place-facin', rat racin', fat lacin', Dick Grayson, Minister Mase-in', Flintstone-pacin', and alladat.

There. Excuses out of the way. We're back to officially announce that 2010 is about to kick off, a month and twentysomething days late.

But we's returned with a vengeance. And some new avengers to boot.


Poorly Drawn People has some new members, and a new way of doing biz.

First, get your e-clap on and welcome our latest signees, FALSIDE and EDUCATED CONSUMERS (Seez Mics & T.E.C.K.)!

You may be familiar with both, as they've been kicking 'round the Poorly Drawn universe for a minute now.


Falside has done a grip of production for us over the past few years (Reason's "Dead T-Shirts", Storm Davis' "Close To Me", among others), and drank more of our beer than we care to remember. Along the way established an impressive burgeoning indie hip hop career for himself, producing for a number of namedrop-worthy industry emcees that he'll be glad to tell you about over at


Educated Consumers are the first proper-Poorly Drawn mates from outside of the Providence, Rhode Island-area (no, Entity, you moving to DC doesn't count). Speaking of DC, right around the capitol-ish is where the veteran emcee/producer duo of Seez Mics & T.E.C.K. hail from (or maybe its Maryland, frankly, I'm more of a big-picture guy and these type of details just escape me), but Seez has spent enough couch-surfing time in the Poorly Drawn camp over the past couple of years to have earned official status. Plus, there'll be some official music collaborations from PDP & EC, and some Educated Consumers releases, that will hit you this year under the Poorly Drawn Recordings banner. In the meantime, get familiar at


Signees? A new way of doing biz? The Poorly Drawn Recordings banner? Whuuuuuut?


We've managed to go our entire existence without signing to, our establishing, an actual record label. Opportunities to do both have come up, but we figured that we've done pretty well as a collective, a team with a revolving roster that carried the same flag onto the field every game. But in the interest of forging ahead and reducing confusion for those who never got the whole 'collective' concept, we're simply shifting some responsibilities around and streamlining the way we do things. Same house, just got some new furniture.

Henceforth, solo projects from Reason, Storm Davis, Dox, Falside, and Entity will carry the Poorly Drawn Recordings logo. Projects from Educated Consumers that are under the PDP umbrella will do the same, and they will continue to seek and create opportunities outside of Poorly Drawn Recordings that best expand the EC brand. Projects from DJ Sterbyrock will continue to remain property of Sterbyrock, as he prefers to act as our live DJ and not engage in the day-to-day activities of what is now called Poorly Drawn Recordings.

When you see a "Poorly Drawn People" CD, or the name on a flyer, same as it ever was: Reason and Storm Davis on vocals and Dox mult-tasking in his usual fashion. But maybe you'll see and hear the rest of the crew too. It'll be a nice surprise for ya.

So really, in the end, we're still a collective. Just with an easier operating manual for the suits and the tax people to browse in the lobby of the PDP Mansion. For you, it just means more music and more Poorly Drawn projects for your well-worn Walkman.


Yes, announcement #3 announces announcements. To celebrate our new arrangement, we will begin a week of updates and, well, announcements, for each member, both new and old, of the PDP crew. You'll learn of new projects, new music, and a little bit about what we've been doing over the past 3 months to gear up for 2010. So remember to check back here every day this week, or get at us on Facebook, Twitter, or even dust off your MySpace account.

And as always, thanks for sticking with us. We'll do our best to make 2010 our best year yet.

glasses raised,