We have finally managed to get our hands on copies of the Hawthorne Headhunters EP, be sure it's worth the wait.Available here on 12" vinylFrom the HVW8 website:â€œTri-coastal trio of Stoney Rock (a.k.a. Black Spade) Ced No and Proh Mic write bloodshot tracks in the same spirit at the Mizell Brothers and David Axelrod, (mostly) shunning vocals in favor of 700 ton funk grooves that are all laid-back Cadillac cruising. â€The Hawthorne Headhunters is a project made up of the individuals Stoney Rock (aka Black Spade), Ced No and Proh Mic and was conceived in 2007 at Cedâ€™s recording studio in that special place between Long Beach and Los Angeles - Hawthorne, California.Black Spadeâ€™s music is a melting pot of sounds hailing from St. Louis by way of New York, Detroit, L.A., and everywhere that hip-hop has carved a distinctive and influential sound for itself. Along with his longtime friend Ced from St. Louis and Seattle transplant Proh Mic, the trio locked it down under the shine of Hollywood Park and created songs in the great traditions of musical heavyweight projects such as Funkadelic, Soulquarians, Native Tongues Posse and Bloomfield, Kooper, and Stillsâ€™ Super Session.The Hawthorne Headhunters are at the crossroads of funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop from players already years deep in the game. The music spans these genres seamlessly blurring the lines between the Southern-influenced tastes of singer/rapper/producer Black Spade and keyboard and studio controller Ced No with the next level northern bounce of rapper/producer Proh Mic.Features guests such as soul singer/songwriter Coultrain and L.A. based Jimi James. Executive produced by Tyler Gibney.Tracklisting:
Below is a video from the HVW8 crew out of Los Angeles. Featuring performances from Coultrain and Black Spade. The track 'To Serve With Love' is the title track from Black Spade's most recent album, available here at Conch.