Saturday Morning Cartoon (Nitro Fresh and Jonnie Storm) reached far and wide for this remix album. 23 artists from 13 different countries contributed to Toy In The Cereal Box, a compilation assembled using vocal tracks from SMC’s debut, Cereal Box Superheroes, which you can grab here.
Fresh off their debut album, Cereal Box Superheroes, Saturday Morning Cartoon and 206UP.COM bring you the exclusive premier of the crew’s new single, “Run & Tell Dat.”
Blending new and classic styles, this posse cut connects dots between Northwest hip-hop artists Jonnie Storm and Nitro Fresh of SMC and the venerable flows of veteran MC’s Silver Shadow D, Dee.aLe and DeRoxs. As Nitro himself tells it:
Silver Shadow D, Dee.aLe (DMS) and DeRoxs (Wolfpakk) are like brothers. As you can hear lyrics by Silv, they have been knowing each other for nearly 20 years. But, according to Silv, this song is actually the first song he had ever recorded with Dee.aLe. Jonnie had known these guys when he used to be known as Jon Doe, at the freestyle ciphers, shows, etc. I, personally, got a chance to first meet Silver Shadow D and Dee.aLe at RC tha Trackaholiq’s CD release party. I was mesmerized by their energy on stage, and immediately decided to work with them. I met DeRoxs about 2 years ago, at the show. I gave him my beat CD, and about a year later he contacted me, saying he wanted to work with me for his upcoming album. Now, his upcoming album “Checkmate” is due June/July 2011, produced by myself, Silver Shadow D, and few others. It was truly my pleasure to have all these veteran MCs on one of my tracks.
Catch Saturday Morning Cartoon at the Arts In Fusion show at Rendezvous this Friday (5.27.11) at 9:30 pm. Click the flyer below for more details and download the track below.
From the playful hip-hop minds of Jonnie Storm and Nitro Fresh, the dudes who comprise Saturday Morning Cartoon, comes Cereal Box Superheroes, the crew’s debut album. Beginning today, SMC will leak one (or two) tracks per day for FREE. Each drop will only be available for 24 hours, so stay up on the group’s Bandcamp page (linked below) daily to make sure you get the whole album.
An upbeat and positive vibe is SMC’s general hustle, along with healthy use of the talk-box, which adds a nostalgic old-school futurism to the group’s sound. Get hip to SMC below.
Peep the video for “Something Brand Nu” by Saturday Morning Cartoon featuring Julie C, animated and directed by David Toledo. SMC is Nitro Fresh (beats) and Jonnie Storm (rhymes). Their vibe is on some chilled-out, schoolyard whimsical sh-t. 206UP.COM appreciates that. Check for the crew’s FREE mixtape, ABC’s and 123’s, here. And keep an eye out for their debut album, Cereal Box Superheroes coming sometime in the Spring.
So many random tracks sent by aspiring emcees come through 206UP.COM’s email inbox that it’s impossible for me to keep up. Probably 90% of them aren’t even worth the two clicks it takes to download, but I try to listen anyway, mainly because I appreciate that someone has invested their valuable time and energy into producing a piece of work that they think is a valuable addition to Seattle’s hip-hop landscape. A high principle, yes, but one that doesn’t preclude the fact that most of the sh-t is hella wack.
I’d like to keep 206UP.COM a place where an artist has to earn his or her stripes in order to be put on. In the past that hasn’t necessarily been the case as I’ve thrown-up material that, in hindsight, should have been dragged straight to the Trash. That previously noted principle, though, just keeps f-ckin’ with me. Thus the creation of this new weekly feature on the blog: The TrackMeet. Here’s what it is: every week (specific day TBD), I’ll post three tracks that may or may not be nice and leave it to you, the reader, to decide. All I ask of you is to listen to all three and then vote and post a Comment for the one you think is the hottest/dopest/filthiest/bangingest/whatever-est.
We live in a democracy, dammit, and every hopeful emcee should have a voice, right? WRONG! Wack-ass rappers should keep their day jobs. Help me break it to them (not so) lightly! And with that, peep the first three tracks on this inaugural edition of 206UP.COM’s The TrackMeet.
LANE 1: “Full Speed” – Living Proof f/Abstract Rude and Michele Wylen
From the group’s Myspace:
Living Proof is a two-man crew, Prem and Tope, currently repping Seattle and Portland respectively. With one full-length release and numerous live appearances under their belt, Living Proof is currently working on a second album in addition to a Tope solo album.
Click Play to listen to “Full Speed” by Living Proof f/Abstract Rude & Michele Wylen. Click here to purchase at Bandcamp.
LANE 2: “You Hangin” – IzZy f/Daytona
IzZy is a 19 year old emcee from Centralia, Washington.
Click Play to listen to “You Hangin” by IzZy f/Daytona. Click here to D/L the track.
LANE 3: “Little Birdy (Remix)” – Saturday Morning Cartoon
From Saturday Morning Cartoon’s press email:
In 2011, SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON will release its very first studio album which we have been working on for over a year now. So far we had recorded 15+ tracks to pick/choose for this album. Now, in the next couple months, we are planning to get some collaborations done and I must say we’re very excited!!! To appreciate your love and support, I had remixed one of our songs “Little Birdy” last night. I would like to share this one with you. This is available for FREE download… at least for now.
Click Play to listen to “Little Birdy (Remix)” by Saturday Morning Cartoon. Click here to D/L the track.