Sweet digital 12″ from my dude Dawhud. I had posted about needing to pick up a Walkman for Jon Wayne’s Cassette 2 on STMB awhile back and Dawhud was nice enough to send one over to me for free. Found out he’s from the Seattle area too and makes some great music. He included a cassette copy of his Dub Styles: Walkman Redemption release in the package which I’d also recommend checking out.
Above is a digital 12″ he’s released recently. Really digging the production on both tracks and the emcees who are on this. I’ve said before that I’m not a huge fan of Seattle hip hop, but the stuff Dawhud is putting out is making me rethink that a bit. It’s also nice to hear that the Battle Anybody track has gotten some exposure from folks like DJ Premier and DJ Eclipse which is detailed by the Bandcamp page:
On 4/26 DJ Premier broke/leaked the upcoming digi single from Dawhud featuring A.C.E.-One titled “Battle Anybody.” About 23 minutes into the “Live at HeadQCouterz” show, DJ Premier cut up the into and let A.C.E.-One and Dawhud beast a track that mirrors the camaraderie and competition of “Meth vs. Chef” from Method Man’s classic debut… Two days later, DJ Eclipse debuted the track on his “Rap Is Outta Control” show on Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM.
I imagine getting exposure from DJs like this is very exciting. Looking forward to more music from these dudes. Be sure to follow everyone involved in the making of this release on Twiter: @dawhud, @ace_one_ , and @wizdom80. Also check out Dawhud’s blog Basement Addicts for more good stuff.