DJ Phatrick

SXSW 2009 Discovery: Black Spade


After discovering Anya Marina, Bam, Zoneil, and I rushed over to the SmokingSection / NahRight marathon hip hop showcase with hopes of grabbin’ some free Taco Cabana – which, for those not knowin’, is the best fuckin’ Tex Mex foodchain EVER! Imagine El Pollo Loco goodness combined with JackInTheBox-like menu options – no luck though, false promises.

While we wait for the Blue Scholars to perform, a trio of St. Louis emcees open up the show, including Black Spade.

DOWNLOAD 1: Black Spade – “Evil Love”
DOWNLOAD 2: Black Spade – “Good Crazy”
Both songs from To Serve With Love (Om Records, 2008)

Even before his formal set, dude perked my ears. He was behind his MPC playing futuristic beats and singing/adlib-ing for the first emcee, Rockwell Knuckles. By the time he got into “Good Crazy” in his own set, me and Lambo were singing along and fist punching along with the hook.

Another late pass, I know. Especially since the homie, Nick James, remixed a couple of tracks from To Serve With Love LAST YEAR! Download them here.

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Yeah. It was a year to the day almost where I walked into the studio with you and Zion-I and you extracted the vocals for me to even make those remixes. I gave you $20 and you were like, “for real,” given it was 5 minutes worth of work, but I called you, you picked up, and we made it happen in 20 minutes, so I was very happy. Peace.

Comment by Nick James

Not sure if you into Charlie Hamilton, but it seems like he’s swagger jackin Black Spade:

Comment by Ninoy Brown

yea! i heard!!

black spade was hella cool about it too…he coulda talked hellla shit, but instead put it out, relatively calmly, for the public the assess

Comment by djphatrick

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