SUPASTITION Online Store: http://supastition.bigcartel.com/
We are officially taking pre orders for Supastition’s The Blackboard (Deluxe Edition) CD at our new online store as of today. The official release date for the CD will be May 21, 2013. The Deluxe Edition features a new digipak design, improved mixing and mastering, and also contains two brand new tracks that were not previously featured on the digital version which was released for free on January 15, 2013. You will also receive an MP3 download of The Blackboard (Deluxe Edition) including the bonus tracks on the release date.
For a limited time, we are also offering a pre order Package Deal for $25 which includes a signed copy of The Blackboard EP (deluxe edition), an exclusive Supastition “black cat” t-shirt (available in black for Men and Women sizes), and a Supastition logo sticker delivered in customized packaging. These packages are only available to the first 50 customers who place their orders using the discount code provided in the online store.
For those who want their copy of The Blackboard EP on CD today, there are autographed copies available of The Blackboard EP (Tour CD) which was ordered in advance for the CD release party last month in Charlotte, NC. Please note that this version does not include the two bonus tracks from the Deluxe Edition. In addition to the tour CD, we’ve updated the online store with the remaining stock of the Supastition “black cat” t-shirts in various colors and sizes (the black t-shirt is only available with the Deluxe Edition combo). Place your order today while these limited copies are currently available.
We’ve added some of the Supastition back catalog in the online store as well including physical copies of the original pressings of Chain Letters, Leave of Absence EP, and Splitting Image. For those who prefer the digital versions, all of the Supastition releases are currently available on Bandcamp for purchase and download.
Here are a few upcoming releases that I am proud to present to the world this year. Each of these will feature one producer which is different from anything I’ve done before. Here’s a quick breakdown of each project and the tentative release date.
Supastition and Stoupe (formerly of Jedi Mind Tricks) have joined forces to create the music collective, VESTIGE, who will focus solely on releasing concept albums based around one common theme. The first project will be entitled The Inanimate Life which documents the fictional life story of a man born to an unfit mother and how his life spirals out of control due to her actions as well as his own mistakes. The story and lyrics were written by Supastition with Stoupe and his production team (Bad Tape) handling the music which meshes together hip hop, downtempo, and live instrumentation. VESTIGE combines the renowned storytelling abilities of Supastition matched with the cinematic feel of Stoupe’s cryptic beatmaking. The MC/producer duo have been crafting the concept album for the past year while agreeing not to publicly discuss it until its completion.
Vestige: a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.
VESTIGE (Supastition x Stoupe)
Project title: The Inanimate Life
Produced by Stoupe (formerly of Jedi Mind Tricks)
Release Date: Summer 2013
After the recent success of The Blackboard EP, Supastition returns to the studio with German-based producer, Rik Marvel, who has crafted music for the likes of Skillz, Joy Denalane, and many others. The Guilt Trip EP continues Supastition’s return to vintage sounding hip hop with Rik Marvel handling all of the production duties. After listening to a beat tape that Rik Marvel (who along with fellow Producer, Microphono, makes up the production duo “The Phantom Notes”) had released, Supa contacted him about recording a full EP to the tracks. Guilt Trip EP will be released via Bandcamp in July 2013 with a download of the instrumentals to accompany it.
Supastition and Rik Marvel
Project title: Guilt Trip EP
Produced by Rik Marvel
Release Date: July 2013
1. Life motto or favorite quotation, that you could tattoo on your body?
“Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.”
2. Biggest success in life
Seeing how much I’ve grown and improved as a husband and father over the past few years is my definition of success. Plus, the fact that I had a chance to travel the world before the age of 30.
3. Biggest failure in life
I’ve failed plenty as a man, friend, husband, father, and artist. I’m proud to say that I’ve learned from those mistakes and become a great inspiration in all of those roles now.
4. Your first sports idol
At this point in life, I don’t really look to entertainers as my idols. If anyone then it would be Muhammad Ali. His story and what he stood for can’t be duplicated.
01. Although I’ve always been a huge fan, my first time attending The Roots show was performing with them live at City Fest in 2004. ?uestlove called me personally to invite me to perform on stage with them during their set. I almost missed my chance to perform w/ them because I couldn’t find a parking space in Uptown Charlotte. I illegally parked the car somewhere and ran a few blocks to the festival. Spent hours on the Okayplayer tour bus that night w/ ?uestlove, Little Brother, Skillz, and Jean Grae. I listened to hilarious tour stories from ?uest and Skillz and got a sneak preview of Tipping Point.
02. Strangely, moO (producer of Fountain of Youth) and myself never worked together again after a disagreement about his displeasure with other producers receiving more attention in interviews and ads for The Deadline. He later did a remix of “The Signature” but we haven’t spoken much since recording Fountain of Youth. There was never any beef; we just chose to go our separate ways.
03. After performing in Paris the night before, I wrote Dela’s Change of Atmosphere on the way to the studio the next day. The entire song was recorded in less than 30 minutes. Probably one of fastest songs I’ve ever written.
04. I can’t listen to ‘7 Years of Bad Luck’ and haven’t listened to the album in about 7 years (ironically). I probably know the words to maybe 3 songs total. I hated the way my voice sounded on the album and the label situation turned me away from that album.
05. I was once working on a MC/producer project with a producer. Shortly after The Minstrel Show, I played the producer’s beats for Little Brother as a favor to him. Phonte and Pooh loved the production. In return, the producer sent them all of the beats that he had made for my project. Needless to say….LB never worked with him and I later severed ties with him as well.
06. I’ve ghostwritten for a few “underground” rappers and some overseas artists. Only person who has never credited me was someone who I was formerly in a crew with.
07. After co-headlining a European tour with Jus Allah of Jedi Mind Tricks, I came back home to NC to be the opening act for Jedi Mind Tricks at one show. I was literally asked to perform at 8:30 while a few people were still walking in the door. The pay was next to nothing. Yan, the manager of JMT, just shook his head in disbelief and offered me a place to stay for the night. Situations like these always keeps me humbled and lets me know how far I’ve come… and how far I have to go with local support.
08. Since recording my first demo, I have recorded under the names: Cawt Smoove (Caught was a family nickname), Gyminii (the hell was I thinking with the spelling?), Blackmel, Supastition, and Kam Moye. The only named spelled correctly was my real name.
09. After hearing me freestyle once on the Wake Up Show, King Tech invited me to appear on the 2010 Wake Up Show Anthem ft Crooked I, Ras Kass, Tech N9ne, The RZA, Locksmith, B-Real (Cypress Hill) and Souls of Mischief. This was the final song I recorded before I left the music business. King Tech was shocked to find out about it and gave me some words of wisdom that stick with me ‘til this day.
10. My first album (under my 90’s alias Blackmel), First Impressions, was never released. The label at the time owned the music, masters, and my name. It contained tracks produced by C4 (producer of Akinyle’s Put It In Your Mouth) and some others. One unnamed NC producer who produced most of my album took the production advance money, subsequently became a born-again Christian, and left the music biz but never gave me or the label the music he was paid for. This sparked a major beef between myself and the label. This was one of the reasons why the album was shelved and never released.