One of our most rewarding moments in the few years that we’ve been doing this hip-hop thing was the release show with Zumo Kollie on September 27 at Aurora in downtown Providence. Those who came out were absolutely beautiful audience members who listened intently to the music and made the moment joyful for all. Thank you for sharing this with us.

We are almost completely sold out of the physical copies of the collaboration album but we will be posting it online soon for all of you.

In the meantime, here’s a brief clip of Zumo and the Milkbread boys putting in work on stage with a killer live version of “I See” which is still available for free download on our soundcloud and Bandcamp sites. Dig this.

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Milkbread and Zumo Kollie talkin’ all that jazz

Enjoy this killer write up by the man Chris Conti on the Zumo Kollie collaboration album we just released. This was in anticipation of our release show at Aurora a couple of weeks ago. We had a few people who came up and said that they were there because they had read the article so we honestly can’t thank them enough for getting the word out to the people who will dig these tunes.

Much love goes out to Mr. Conti for his nice words and appreciation for this project.

Here’s a little look into our time at Studio Mustard making the collaboration EP that we’re about to release with Zumo Kollie.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Aurora in downtown Providence this Saturday (9/27) from 6pm-9pm, so we can finally get this album into your beautiful hands.

zumokollie:

@zumokollie + @milkbreadmusic. PVD. Aurora. 9.27.14. 6-9.
#takingnoshorts #needthewholecheck #comewitit heh. But, for real. #goodsport x #milkbread for the twentytenplusfourpennies.

zumokollie:

@zumokollie + @milkbreadmusic. PVD. Aurora. 9.27.14. 6-9.
#takingnoshorts #needthewholecheck #comewitit heh. But, for real. #goodsport x #milkbread for the twentytenplusfourpennies.

nprmusic:

Saturday marks two decades since Bad Boy Records released Ready to Die, the album that introduced the charismatic, exceptionally talented, gone too soon rapper Biggie Smalls to the world, and made him a star.

Photo: David Corio/Redferns

Finally, on September 27th at Aurora in downtown Providence - after almost a year of refining and waiting - Milkbread is ready to release our collaboration album with local MC Zumo Kollie (zumokollie​). This album is a culmination of the efforts of several talented local musicians, producers, visual artists who wanted to make the most killin hip-hop EP possible. It was recorded at Studio Mustard in Providence over the course of an October weekend last year and has since been mixed by Nick Sollecito and Andrew Brown into what has become our proudest project to date. We in Milkbread composed and performed the beats while Zumo wrote and delivered his brilliant lyrics. 
For our September 27th show at Aurora (276 Westminster St.) we will have a limited run of physical CDs that were created by local designer Shelley Kornatz and feature photographs by Payam Fahr and Tyler Haft. Only 100 will be produced at this time so be sure to pick yours up when you can. Doors open at 6pm and admission is only $5. We will be performing the entire five track album, along with a couple choice originals from Milkbread and Zumo Kollie’s latest recordings. This is hip-hop done right and live music at its finest. Join us to celebrate and enjoy the fruits of the labor and creativity inspired by our city, and the collaboration that it made possible.

Finally, on September 27th at Aurora in downtown Providence - after almost a year of refining and waiting - Milkbread is ready to release our collaboration album with local MC Zumo Kollie (zumokollie​). This album is a culmination of the efforts of several talented local musicians, producers, visual artists who wanted to make the most killin hip-hop EP possible. It was recorded at Studio Mustard in Providence over the course of an October weekend last year and has since been mixed by Nick Sollecito and Andrew Brown into what has become our proudest project to date. We in Milkbread composed and performed the beats while Zumo wrote and delivered his brilliant lyrics. 


For our September 27th show at Aurora (276 Westminster St.) we will have a limited run of physical CDs that were created by local designer Shelley Kornatz and feature photographs by Payam Fahr and Tyler Haft. Only 100 will be produced at this time so be sure to pick yours up when you can. 

Doors open at 6pm and admission is only $5. We will be performing the entire five track album, along with a couple choice originals from Milkbread and Zumo Kollie’s latest recordings. 

This is hip-hop done right and live music at its finest. Join us to celebrate and enjoy the fruits of the labor and creativity inspired by our city, and the collaboration that it made possible.

Our session at Q Division Studios in Boston this past Thursday was perfect. We spent the day hanging out with some killer guys in an insane studio making music that we couldn’t be more proud to call ours. We had the chance to play with some crazy gear (a real Neve console!), worked with some top notch pros, and came away with what could possibly be our best track that we have ever produced. Many thanks to Converse and Rubber Tracks for having us and for allowing us the opportunity to make this thing with them. Go grab some ballin’ new kicks from them today and please support everything these guys do because they are going way out of their way to make sure that independent music gets the support it needs. 
We are truly blessed guys right now.
We are giving it a listen to see if there is anything we want to mess with on the recording, but when it’s finalized and ready we will get it out to you all immediately. You will dig this track.

Our session at Q Division Studios in Boston this past Thursday was perfect. We spent the day hanging out with some killer guys in an insane studio making music that we couldn’t be more proud to call ours. We had the chance to play with some crazy gear (a real Neve console!), worked with some top notch pros, and came away with what could possibly be our best track that we have ever produced. Many thanks to Converse and Rubber Tracks for having us and for allowing us the opportunity to make this thing with them. Go grab some ballin’ new kicks from them today and please support everything these guys do because they are going way out of their way to make sure that independent music gets the support it needs. 

We are truly blessed guys right now.

We are giving it a listen to see if there is anything we want to mess with on the recording, but when it’s finalized and ready we will get it out to you all immediately. You will dig this track.

Breaking out these classics to celebrate a country based on protecting the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. While this country is far from perfect, in America there is always that spark of hope that no matter who you are you can better yourself and help leave this world better than you found it. Have a safe and freedom soaked July 4th everyone!
Also, these shoes will be following us to our Rubber Tracks recording session in August where we’ll be laying down a brand new single! More information to come soon.

Breaking out these classics to celebrate a country based on protecting the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. While this country is far from perfect, in America there is always that spark of hope that no matter who you are you can better yourself and help leave this world better than you found it. Have a safe and freedom soaked July 4th everyone!

Also, these shoes will be following us to our Rubber Tracks recording session in August where we’ll be laying down a brand new single! More information to come soon.

tuneage:

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop

Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever.
I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop. I used each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics. That way, prolific artists, such as Jay-Z, could be compared to newer artists, such as Drake.

Matt Daniels set out to figure out who had the biggest vocabulary in hip hop. What’s amazing is not only who tops the chart but what big names are at the bottom. And while some may not be surprised with Aesop Rock’s #1 position or that DMX brings up the rear, Daniels’ analyses on Wu is worth the read and data alone.

tuneage:

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop

Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever.

I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop. I used each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics. That way, prolific artists, such as Jay-Z, could be compared to newer artists, such as Drake.

Matt Daniels set out to figure out who had the biggest vocabulary in hip hop. What’s amazing is not only who tops the chart but what big names are at the bottom. And while some may not be surprised with Aesop Rock’s #1 position or that DMX brings up the rear, Daniels’ analyses on Wu is worth the read and data alone.

We’ve spent the last couple months avoiding the stage so we can focus on writing the next evolution of this group’s sound. The itch to play has been intense, but we have needed to take this step for some time. Unfortunately it’s an effort that needs solitude to flourish, and thereby we’ve had to quiet the need to perform in order to hone new music. 

Also, we know it’s taking us a bit of time to get this collaboration EP with Zumo Kollie out to you all, but we have a lot of moves to make and can’t afford missteps when bringing this to you all. There’s a free download up on of the single “I See” for you to have and to remind you of the music that’s coming. 

We love you all and want you to stick with us because each of you is a necessary slice of our motivation. Thank you.

We’ve spent the last couple months avoiding the stage so we can focus on writing the next evolution of this group’s sound. The itch to play has been intense, but we have needed to take this step for some time. Unfortunately it’s an effort that needs solitude to flourish, and thereby we’ve had to quiet the need to perform in order to hone new music.

Also, we know it’s taking us a bit of time to get this collaboration EP with Zumo Kollie out to you all, but we have a lot of moves to make and can’t afford missteps when bringing this to you all. There’s a free download up on of the single “I See” for you to have and to remind you of the music that’s coming.

We love you all and want you to stick with us because each of you is a necessary slice of our motivation. Thank you.