Thursday, March 25, 2010

URB Magazine Loves Us Back.

For years, your pals here at the PDP Mansion have scoured each and every issue of URB Magazine, searching for like-minded audiophile miscreants and photos of slender neon-cloaked ladies rocking huge headphones among the pages of the latest and greatest 'bout to bubble over beatmakers and vocalists.

Dr Hook may have echoed the sentiments of our parents' generation's garage bands when he sang about the cover of a Rolling Stone, but URB was where we wanted to be. The Source died with the '90s, XXL never quite got it, and while Waxpoetics is the Bible, you never really strive to arrive on the cover of the Bible... you just kind of hope to pop up in a passage in Revelations at some point. More on that later though. And even later, more on how that doesn't make a lick of sense.

Well, we didn't make the cover. But we can't sweat that, since most months there isn't actually a cover anymore. But we did make our way into URB, and found out that they like us. They really like us:

There are some hip hop groups that I don’t understand how they ever “make it”. Yet there are others I never understood how they don’t “make it”. The Providence, Rhode Island hip hop collective, Poorly Drawn People, fall into that later statement. Made up of several talented emcee’s, producers and DJs, they have been bubbling beneath the surface for a couple years now, waiting for their chance to make their mark on the music scene. It’s starting to look like 2010 might give them their best shot yet.

And, they'd really like you to download the new Reason mixtape, the new Reason single, and pre-order the new Reason album. URB & PDP seem to have quite a few shared interests.

To do all of the above, and check out the full article, peep out here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pre-Order REASON's Landlords & Lullabies!

Pre-order your copy of Reason's "Landlords And Lullabies" now and receive a FREE hard copy of "Stalker Stories" (15 Unreleased tracks from Reason), a FREE copy of Falside's "Dollars Make Change" and enough stickers to cover that hole you punched in your wall after your significant other walked out.

$10 with FREE shipping.

Click Here To PreOrder 'Landlords And Lullabies'

Track Listing:

01. Apocalyptic Sunrise (Produced by Falside)
02. Release (Produced by Esh The Monolith)
03. Designer Kids ft. Storm Davis (Produced by Falside)
04. Paid Bills (Produced by Falside)
05. Girls With Cameras (Produced by Justin Catoni)
06. MyCity YourCity (Produced by DRUMAT!C)
07. Decaf Blues (Produced by PhillipDrummond)
08. The Touch (Produced by Dox)
09. Let Her Sing (Produced by Falside)
10. Distracted ft. Esh The Monolith (Produced by Falside)
11. I Don't Want To Build (Produced by Falside)
12. Clingers ft. Dirty Hank (Produced by PhillipDrummond)
13. Take Mine (Produced by Falside)
14. Carnival (Produced by PhillipDrummond)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Reason: Paid Bills - FREE DOWNLOAD!

April 6 is fast approaching. You can feel your speakers yearning, you can hear the hunger rumbling in the depths of your iPod.

Here's a Poorly Drawn Snizzack for your components:

"Paid Bills" is the first single off Reason of Poorly Drawn People's new LP Landlords and Lullabies, which drops April 6 on Poorly Drawn Recordings. Its produced by Falside, and is the sort of weatherproof jawn that will take you all the way from the first crack of spring till the last leaf is off the tree.

Click here for your FREE DOWNLOAD, spread it all over your friends and lovers, and, as always, remember: we love you and your supporting ass.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dox: Tap The Bottle.

Another monthly installment of Tap The Bottle unfolds this Saturday in Providence. Here's Dox with the word on the event:

Local 121 plays host for the dox and djSave (Mike Curtis) hosted party Tap the Bottle tomorrow. Also, we celebrate the bornday of Michael Cuddy. You can't possibly have more fun somewhere else this Saturday, can you?

The usual local luminaries will be in attendance, weeping and grinding and sloshing their way about the premises. As usual, it will fill up quick, so make your way over early so Ref doesn't have to bar you from the overcrowded festivities.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Entity: Final Notice.

Continuing a series of PDP updates to get you up to speed on what the crew has been working on real quiet-like, we give you the latest from Washington DC producer Entity:


In 2006, Entity released Past Due, a compilation of tracks produced by the man himself, and featuring appearances by all of the usual PDP suspects, as well as Providence-area luminaries such as Need Not Worry (Formulatin' Fathers), DJ Mekalek, Crisis, Romen Rok, and Ricky Dutra, as well as elsewhere presences like Time Machine, Emilio Lopez, and theGenetics.

The original press was limited to 100 CDs and a digital release, during a time when people were still purchasing CDs and hadn't quite gotten completely onboard with the digital revolution. So, needless to say, while it was a great compilation of upbeat, headnod-worthy tracks, Past Due withered on the vine.

PDP was proud to announce that on June 1, 2010, Past Due will be re-released as a remastered CD with updated artwork, as well as a digital download.

Proud, that is, until, in a move that has confounded the marketing department here at Poorly Drawn Recordings, Entity made the album available for a "pick-what-you-pay" download on his Bandcamp site here and asked that we announce it. He just loves you people that much. So, while we're still proud of the album, the upcoming re-release is a bit anticlimactic at this point. Go get it for free now. CDs if you want them in June.


Also on June 1, Entity will unleash Second Wind, his long-awaited follow-up to Past Due, that includes songs recorded before, during, and after the Past Due sessions.

The official tracklisting is still being compiled, but listen to Past Due and you'll get the general idea. If you dig that album, you will get a serious case of sonic deja vu when Second Wind hits your speakers. And that worked out pretty well for Denzel Washington.


June is a long ways off though, and Entity ain't gonna make you wait that long with just one free project in your iPod.

On March 9, DJ Tone Capone released Entity's Final Notice: The UNmixedTAPE, a collection of outtakes, unreleased tracks, previously released material, and remixes from sessions and projects spanning 2002-2008.

Here's the tracklist for the tape, which you can download FREE here:
Crisis - Causing Panic (cuts Joeywonk)
Emilio Lopez - For All Time (entity edition)
Storm Davis ft Jon Hope - I Need You (snippet)
Storm Davis ft Frankie Riptide & Dox - Crazy MF Remix
DJ Dirty Dek - DEKalude
Storm Davis - Truth Crush
Meta P - I Could Go There
Crisis & 8th Wundah - Whisper
Soulhouette - Just Go
Soulhouette - Walk & Talk
Soulhouette - Cuz I Love You
Optic - The Idea
Optic - LAM
Optic - Everyday
Crisis - Studio Session Verse
Mister RP - Aint No Sunshine
Reason - Rock Rock On
Lootchiano ft Chino XL - Today
Visionaries - L.O.V.E Remix
The Generalz (Crisis & Swann Notty) - Twists

Earlier this week, while hungover from his attendance at a Jay-Z concert the night before, Entity sent an email update to Poorly Drawn Recordings, summarizing his new endeavors, in the signature manner we've come to love here at the Mansion:

Funny with the twitter update jokes...first and foremost. Appearently I speak another fuckin language. I'm releasing Final Notice my PRE-Album mixtape next Tuesday. I'm sure I can bump it up HOWEVER THAT is all I asked for as! I put Past Due on my bandcamp page, set a release date for second wind, AND have this tape coming out! Sounds like an announcement to me! If your busy FINE but dont bust my fuckin balls and downplay my releases. Now maybe none of you give a fuckin shit but I do. Its a release of mine and I would appreciate hte same announcement consideration as every other fuckin person with PDP REC. That being said my new website and other social means will be updated later...but for FUCK SAKE I would appreciate the fact that June 1st my album date is announced and my mixtape thats coming out or was supposed to come out next week was announced. Not to mention when I told you storm that I was releasing the mixtape next tuesday you failed to mention ANYTHING about reason releasing a tape that same day. I would appreciate a little INTERNAL communication and less fuckin jokes and take my stuff as seriously as any of your stuff.


No Entity, thank you.

Download Entity's "Final Notice" TODAY!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

FREE DOWNLOAD: Reason's "Stalker Stories" is here!

Poorly Drawn Recordings proudly presents the new mixtape from Reason! Featuring 15 unreleased tracks with production by Falside, Dox of Poorly Drawn People and PhillipDrummond. With guest appearances by Storm Davis, Dirty Hank, Cas Uno, Esh The Monolith and Intrikit.

Click here for your free download of Stalker Stories!

01 Issue Scar Tissue
02 Dysfunction
03 A Stalker Story
04 Get Downsized
05 Worriers feat. Dirty Hank
06 Its Not You Its Me
07 No Meat No Fish (cuts by DJ Emoh Betta)
08 My Tape On Drugs (Falside Remix)
09 Marla Singer feat. Dirty Hank
10 Distance
11 Dead T-Shirts (Falside Remix)
12 All Together feat. Storm Davis, Intrikit, Dirty Hank, Cas Uno, Esh The Monolith, DJ Save
13 Here Today
14 Shut Up & Rap
15 Last Letter

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hair Product.

Falside has flexed his video muscle and put together a series of teaser videos for Reason's Landlords & Lullabies album, dropping April 6. Peep the first 2 below.



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Reason: Landlords, Lullabies, Stalkers, Stories, & So Much More.

Last week we introduced you to our new crew and detailed their upcoming exploits. This week, let's catch up with the old guard and see what the hell has been taking so long.

First up: Reason.


Since Reason's debut solo album, Gemini Slang, dropped in 2006, he has steadily made a name for himself by slicing beats to bits on PDP's three most recent crew releases (Motion Not Emotion; Shoot For The Stars, Hit The Ceiling; and Nothing Stays Gold) as well as appearances on multiple projects by Falside, Storm Davis, Educated Consumers, and a number of international producers.

And now we're ready to announce a project that has been over 2 years in the making, the official follow-up to Gemini Slang, Reason's sophomore solo release... Landlords & Lullabies!

Landlords & Lullabies
will be available for purchase on April 6, 2010 on CD through, CDBaby, and in finer independent retailers around the US, or digitally via iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, and all of those fine e-spots.

We'll drop more details soon, including tracklisting, producers, guest appearances and exclusive pre-order package details. But let it be known: it exists! And it will be in your hands soon.



Can't wait that long for new Reason music? No problem.

On March 9, Reason will release a FREE mixtape called Stalker Stories, made up of outtakes and bonus cuts from the Landlords & Lullabies sessions, featuring production by Dox and Falside, plus appearances by Storm Davis, Esh The Monolith, Cas Uno, and Intrikit of Labeless Illtelligence, and Dirty Hank.

Limited edition hard copies will be available for sale if you'd like to support the cause, but the music itself is a gift from Reason to you, and a little tease of what's to come on Landlords & Lullabies.


Its a work in progress, but Reason has finally decided to join the rest of us in cyberspace and set up shop in a space where his own thoughts can reign supreme: is now live! Get your bookmark on.

Reason's partner-in-swine Dirty Hank recently released a free EP called Dirty Hank's Guide to Giving Up that features two guest shots from Medium Reas, as well as production from Mad Plaid & PDP's Falside.

And, if you're in need of a weekly dose of Reason's Radio Personality, be sure to tune into 90.3 FM WRIU (or stream online at every Tuesday afternoon from 3-6pm for HAMRADIO, featuring, yes, Reason, with Dirty Hank and a revolving band of ne'er-do-wells (including Nystone, DJ Save, and Falside) who loiter about the studio and distract the hosts as they play the finest in indie, underground, and old school hip hop.


Landlords & Lullabies. April 6. Get ready.