December 10, 2008
If you're in the NYC area, come through to the Yule Prog celebration, presented by Uncommon Records. The homies Shortrock and 11:00AM will be in full effect, warming the stage up for Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox. So come down to NY and party with the Albatross!
December 2, 2008
November 25, 2008
November 17, 2008
November 10, 2008
Come thru to the No.9 Ale House THIS SATURDAY. We will be holding our B.O.S. Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of Mister Salty's Tobacco Road cd. All donations will go to the Bread of Life in Malden. Come out and support a great cause.
November 3, 2008
October 28, 2008
October 27, 2008
October 22, 2008
October 15, 2008
Hasan Salaam, of the Reavers, has dropped his sophomore effort, "Children of God". Featuring Masta Ace, Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian, and others, Salaam continues his criticism of our racists, classist American culture. Check it out!
October 6, 2008
October 2, 2008
September 29, 2008
September 23, 2008
September 15, 2008
September 9, 2008
Big ups to everyone that made this past weekend one of the dopest in a long time in Boston. Special thanks to everyone that came through to the shows and the ughh in-store. Big ups to the no.9 Ale House and Ughh for always holding real hip hop down to the fullest. Respect to all the artists that rocked: Top Choice Clique, Esoteric, M-dot, Nabo Rawk, Mister Salty, K-the-i???, Onepersun, B.O.S., Shurm & Green, Nabahe, and Verble.
Best wishes to our friends on the Grimm Image tour as they head north on their nationwide series of shows.
Also, be sure to check the legendary Top Choice Clique : MC Forcefield, Gemini, and Jawn P as they rock the UGHH in-store on 9/23 @ 6pm.
until the end...peacekill,
ReCaaLL the Albatroid
September 2, 2008
Been a while since we rocked in Malden @ the No. 9 Ale House. This Sat, Sept. 6th, we bring you two of the dopest lineups metro-Boston has seen all year. First, at 4pm, a show for all ages as the Grimm Image Tour comes through featuring the dopeness of K-the-i??? and Thavius Beck (out from Cali) as well as locals Shurm & Green and B.O.S. At 9pm, we prepare the room for Top Choice Clique's Record Release party. Joining JAWN P and Forcefield will be 7L & Esoteric (making noise with that new East Coast Avengers single), Nabo Rawk, and Malden's own (via the bay-area) Mister Salty. We are getting ready to shut down shop, so come through and support the realness.
August 25, 2008
Portland heads are def on some dope shit. @ the Space Gallery Jam for Justice, we encounter two such heads, Adam B. and Slouch. With their live act featuring Adam rockin the MPC and Slouch killin the Sp1200, the jams were in full effect. Check em out. Certified ill!
August 22, 2008
August 20, 2008
From Mister Salty's Blog:
"So for the past two years or so I've been working on this project of home recordings called Tobacco Road. It's just some grimey ole four track shit out of the bedroom. Some say the songs are pretty good. The whole thing started about three months after I returned from Bellingham, Washington where me and Bless One had just wrapped up recording on "Uneeda Biscuit". While teaching a high school English course on The Great Gatsby, I found via internet some really dope beats by an old friend from Cali, Stay Fresh, through his newly created Myspace account. I was really enamored with this one beat he'd made called "Pieta", and I thought it was one of the dopest musical pieces I'd ever heard.
I ended up burning the beat to a disc, and one cold winter day after a lecture I gave on Nick Carraway's lack/abundence of moral credibility [Gatsby stuff, who gives a fuck], I went to the Boston Commons and sat on a bench and stared at the pond for a long time with "Pieta" knocking in the headphones. It was still really cold but I could feel that the spring was coming and I wanted to write some rhymes about how happy I was about that. I ended up with the lyrics for a song called "Cheers!", which was meant to be a sort of Native American style ode to the changing of the seasons, with some personal politics mixed in and some stuff about lonely drinking nights at New England bars.
I recorded the lyrics in my bedroom and added a Public Enemy sample or two with a bit of Oprah Winfrey for good measure, and the song was a done deal. At the time I had no way to put anything on a computer so I did it the real way, dubbed the track on to a TDK cassette and sent it to Stay Fresh, who was in Santa Cruz at the time. I found out that the homie MCK had already done a song over the exact same beat, and it was really dope too. Probably that's the kind of beat where nobody could do anything wack on it: anyone who's willing to approach the motherfucker had better come up with some good lines, or face immediate evaporation via cosmic retribution.
Well, Stay Fresh sent me some more beats, and then he slipped a CDR of beats under my Dad's doorstep in the Summer of '06 while I was staying out there on the couch for a minute, and goddam, I was floored by his beats because they are very good. I smoked a lot of cigarettes that year and wrote rhymes to those rhythms, and found myself smoking a lot and robotripping once in a while and recording songs, enjoying things.
Then when New Year's 2007 came I made a vow to quit smoking, and I was fairly impressive in a cold turkey dash at the beginning of the year. I didn't have much to do with my hands so I started making beats a lot to keep my mind off those cigarettes. I was really tweaking out, but sampling the fuck out of all these records and making beats that seemed pretty good. I wrote a lot of bugged out rhymes around then, just dumb whiteboy shit about feeling guilty about spending money, and how to talk to aliens and shit, thinking about how I wish the laws of physics would change. So I recorded that shit that summer.
Then I did a couple more songs and beats and holy mother shit cow, I had quite a pile of songs on my hands. Now I was smoking cigarettes again sometimes and we had really come full circle. Well, I decided, let's make the motherfucker symmetrical, as we all know the human eye craves. So I've got this album now, you see. Seven beats by Stay Fresh with rhymes I did when I was smoking, and seven beats by me with rhymes when I was trying not to smoke. It didn't mean to be a concept album, but life in general always displays circular qualities, and sometimes the puzzle's box does not appear until all of its pieces have been fragmented.
So I guess it's time to print these motherfuckers up and see if anyone wants to listen to it. Oh, and did I mention that Shortrock did all this amazing turntable ish all over the songs? And that Red Fox guest stars on this ill track about being in your twenties? For my money this record is pretty good. It's the kind of thing where I could die and be like, "Well, at least I did something while I was Earth-stuck." And it will be done soon. It's in the post-production world now. And thanks for reading this whole thing; you are a friend of mine if you made it that far.
Much love to you all,
We will keep you posted with updates. Don't forget to check out Mister Salty at the record release party for Top Choice Clique, sept. 6th @ the no.9 Ale House, 118 Ferry St. Malden MA.
August 12, 2008
August 11, 2008
We will be feautring dope, local writers, breakers, turntablists, and emcees - so come through. The United Front Company, 318 Squire Rd., Revere. Show starts early,5pm, so plan on getting there early. Cheap beers and good times- so come through and support local hip hop.
August 4, 2008
July 28, 2008
Come through to our Summer Clothing Drive Dance Night and assist in our support of the community. We will be accepting new and used clothing at the door to be donated to a local charity. A few guest appearances, some rockin tunes, great beer, and chillin with some of the coolest cats around- what could be better??!!
Hope to see ya.
ReCaaLL the Albatross
July 22, 2008
July 14, 2008
July 10, 2008
July 7, 2008
Wednesday Night, help Boston welcome our friends from afar, Paulie Think (Portland/Chi) and Fella (Chi). Dope show hosted by Mister Salty @ the Midway.
Wait, are you looking for a lil weekend action? Come out to the No.9 Ale House to rock with J.D.O. and Labeless Illtelligence.
Hope to see you,
Leo the Albatross
July 2, 2008
you can also find the event list on our myspace.
7/4 Party with Shivaa @ the No.9 Ale House, 118 Ferry st., Malden
7/8 Stabross&theAlbatross w/ Nobody Cares @ Red Door, Portsmouth, NH
7/9 Stabross&theAlbatross w/ Mister Salty @ Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain
7/12 B.O.S. w/ J.D.O. @ the No.9 Ale House, Malden
7/24 Stabross&theAlbatross w/ Nofriendo @ Obriens, 3 Harvard Ave, Allston
7/27 Sylence DoGood All Ages hip hop show @ the No.9 Ale House, Malden
We will keep you updated. Have a safe holiday weekend. And beware the po are out, and lil kids lighting off fireworks are making the block hot.
ReCaaLL the Albatross
July 1, 2008
June 30, 2008
Last wkend was another ill one in local hiphop. Friday night rocked at the United Front Company Jumpoff and our peoples gave a warm welcome to Mistress and Rebels of Art as they released their new projects Saturday at the no.9 Ale House. Big thanks to Nikki Stone and O-Ry-N for hosting the respective events. Bigups to all the performers: Mistress, Rebels of Art, Crimson Bile, Black Hoodies, Sir B, O-Ry-N, M-dot, X-product, Genevieve, and B.O.S. Also, peace to everyone that helped behind the boards and with the setup and management. But, FOREMOST, thank you to everyone that came out to support the events- without you there is no local hip hop scene. Best wishes for the upcoming day-off and festivities.
June 27, 2008
B.O.S. Skwad Records, in association with Eighteen Angles, will be hosting a dual record release for Rebels of Art and Mistress @ the no.9 Ale House, 118 Ferry St. Malden this Saturday, June 28. Definitely come through and show some support. Featured sets will include B.O.S., O-Ry-N, Sir B, and Genevieve. There will be mad merch, so take a bit of change outta ya beer fund and cop a cd.
June 26, 2008
X-product of the B.O.S. will be featured in a hip-hop/rock show at the United Front Co. - 318 Squire Rd. Revere. Should be a dope time! Hosted by O-Ry-N. $6/18+/8pm!!! BE THERE! Show support as X rocks his new joint "color blind".
June 24, 2008
ok, boys and girls, it was a crazy long week- 5 shows, 5 nights- quite a bit of an overdose...thanks are in order (we'll do it night by night):
wed (portland): Brzowski - for everything, AM, Graymatter, Jonnymacsteeze, Turtle, Shahin, the Entire A-8 crew, Jenna- my whiskey friend, Onepersun, Agent8, Geno's, ect.
thurs (Malden): Xproduct- the ill host, AM- for driving back and helping set up, Nikki Stone, the brothers, Ghost, Quota, Kerry, Sir B, Amang, Exotic, ect.
fri (Sammys in Revere): O-Ry-N, The UFC co. staff, BOS, 18A, Mistress, Paul, Genevieve, Sammy, the cool ass door guy, my sis val, ect.
sat (Malden): BOS, Sylence DoGood, Mr, Keyes, Medisin Man, Usual Suspecktz, Nikki Stone, Amy, Laura, Matt, Ale House Staff, the brothers, Finese, OptimisGFN, Ghost, ect. ect.
sun (THE DRAFT IN ALLSTON): big thanks to Derek @ the Draft for having us after the show was dbl. booked across the way, peace to the entire staff, Shivaa, AM, Mister Salty, DJ Turnstile, Nofriendo- coming thru in the clutch, Nobody Cares, Outwrite, WID, DGP, Sylence DoGood, Kristen, all the supporters that stayed till the bitter end, ect. ect.
Peace to everyone that helped me maintain sanity this week. I am sincerely sorry if I forgot anyone, as I am completely exhausted. It was fun, and we have more planned this summer. I love you all, I still hate the world, and U KILL U.
ReCaaLL the Last Albatross
June 18, 2008
June 16, 2008
June 13, 2008
June 12, 2008
June 8, 2008
...peace to everyone that came out last night. big thanks to everyone that performed: Supraliminal, the Invicible Fex and Pause, Rebels of Art, B.O.S., and Ghost. If you have yet to cop the new disc from Supraliminal, do so- its dope!
ReCaaLL the Albatroid
ReCaaLL the Albatroid