VIDEO: “Wassup Pham / Pho Life” – Sabzi of Blue Scholars

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Blue Scholars’ DJ/producer Sabzi is going in for phở. Rapping. Directing. Producing. And of course, EATING. Peep Kickstarter game here to learn more about this Townfolk project, and hit play below.


NEW MUSIC: Yesler & Cine Riddims – Sabzi

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Two new beat tapes from Blue Scholars’ producer/DJ, Sabzi. The first is Yesler, a 20-track collection of instrumentals designed “to accompany your reflecting and daydreaming in the car, collegiate studying, or hours spent on graphic design work.” (Saba’s words.)

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And the second is Cine Riddims, the now-familiar instrumentals to Blue Scholars’ 2011 album, Cinemetropolis. Put your own raps over Sabzi’s slaps and embarrass your friends and family today!


NEW MUSIC: EXIT 163A – Sabzi

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The always generous and gregarious Sabzi unleashed this massive collection of new/old instrumentals from his vault on the first day of Spring 2012. From his Townfolk website:


it’s the first day of Spring and i have new old instros direct from the TOWNFOLK studio to the holes above your earlobes.

in the spirit of cleaning house, i’ve dug even deeper in the crates (ok, computer folders) and compiled another tape of unreleased beats—some of which date back almost 9 years.  this one is massive: a collection of beaterinos, slappers, nuggets, sketches, and concepts (finished and unfinished) never before heard until now and available for a limited time at a special New Year price of 5 bucker bills.

wishing you a happy and prosperous year, full of fresh starts and new beginnings, son!

(Borrowed from Blogs is Watching.)


NEW MUSIC: Townfolk Instrumental Chronicles – Sabzi

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Well look-y here at what we found hidden behind the tree! It’s a late Christmas gift from DJ/producer Sabzi: All of his instrumentals in six tidy, easy to collect volumes. Below is the first which he titled Ravenna. Click here for the rest.

(Okay, this actually wasn’t late at all. Our favorite dood from Blue Scholars dropped these between Christmas and New Year’s and we’re just getting around to posting them now. Don’t blame us, we were on vacation!)


DOWNLOAD: “Lumiere” (Blue Scholars)

The name of Blue Scholars’ upcoming LP is Cinematropolis (set for release in Spring 2011). If the title is indicative of the album’s conceptual bent, then we may be in for a sort of film/music amalgamation, which wouldn’t be surprising given Geo’s love (and talent for) movie criticism and Sabzi’s own interest in visual media (check out the DJ/producer’s recently launched multimedia project, Townfolk.)

On the group’s recent drop, “Lumiere,” Sabzi samples The xx track to great cinematic effect. Geo’s vocals are understated and would probably win an emo rap battle, if there were such a thing. Click the image below for the D/L link.

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