Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Junclassic


Peace people - peep the first single off Junclassic's upcoming album "Better Than Fiction" produced entirely by Wunderkind from Germany. The full thing will be available in April/May of 2011 on Classified Recordings. I've heard the record & all I will say is that you guys are in for a treat!


To learn more about Jun's plans for 2011 click here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Spin Cycle


Currently in heavy rotation...


Big up to IZ-REAL & the Sassbologna fam! Click here to DL the whole tape for free.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tweet Tweet


Yea yea yea I know twitter is garbage, but I finally bit the bullet & got an account. Don't worry I won't be tweeting every time I go to the bathroom - I'll be posting music updates over there so feel free to follow if you'd like to stay in the loop!


Also, if you haven't peeped the new website - check it out! I'll be hosting the 2 Raw podcasts over there from now on...



& of course the most important announcement of all is that a new EP will be dropping digitally very early into 2011. It's gonna feature Junclassic & Jondis on the mic as usual along with 5 instrumentals. The tracks are from '09 & follow a specific theme that's very cinematic & perfect for the winter. Other projects are in post-production as well, but this will be the first to drop. More details soon...

peace peace

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Monday, December 13, 2010

"MagiC" by Jondis (Free DL or Donation)


Peace everybody - you may or may not know that Jondis, my homie & partner in rhyme (i.deals), doesn't just spit flows - he makes beats too. Peep his debut instrumental project called "MagiC" which he says is "a collection of manipulated sampled beats from early 2010."

This album is free to DL or you can drop a donation if you would like. Also, if you're digging it, please share it with others that you think would like it as well.


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Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Why Not" by Jondis ft. Diles (prod. IV the Polymath)


Peace everybody. Check out the new track by Jondis ft. the homie Diles from New Mexico! We all got together last month in Columbus, Ohio to work on some tracks. I brought the MPC, Jondis brought the Microkorg & turntable while Diles brought the mic. We banged out a handful of songs in 3 days & hit up all the digging spots.

Enjoy this free download which will be on Jondis' upcoming EP & pass it along to whoever you think will dig it! More details on this project soon.

Why Not ft. Diles ( prod. IV, IV on hook too ) by jondis

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jammin' on the MPC Part 3 !!

What up everybody?

Here's a quick MPC jam video from tonight with some random keyboard playing thrown into the mix. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sassbologna?


Peace everybody! Been a minute since the last update. I've been working on lots of new material since the release of Drum Machines Have No Soul & will provide more details on this in the near future. I've got a lot of ill stuff lined up for you guys!

Until then, check out this dope new compilation put together by my man Cory over at Sassbologna Records! It features 19 tracks by some of the label's artists, including myself. The two tracks I contributed to the project are previously unreleased so definitely drop some feedback with your thoughts!


The compilation's purpose is to a) provide quality music to the people who seek it and b) to raise funds to get the Sassbologna website back up & running. This being said, definitely check it out, tell your friends, & if you have a blog or a website, please pass this info along.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

New Interview with Inaudible Answer!


What up everybody? Check out this recent interview I did with Inaudible Answer here...

Big up to Athar for making it happen!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Instrumental Mix for Inaudible Answer

Here's a new Instrumental mix I did for Inaudible Answer with tracks by myself, Oddisee, Damu the Fudgemunk, Jondis, & others. Stream or download below...



I also did an interview with them which should be posted tomorrow sometime. Peace!


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Thursday, September 16, 2010

New junclassic Mixtape!


Peace everybody - check out the new dope from junclassic! Dropped on Nas' birthday & mixed by DJ Tre Unda, this mixtape is something you're gonna want blowing thru your speakers for a while.

If you've been following jun over the years, you'll know some of these gems. If for some reason you're just getting familiar than this is a great start. You can cop his other albums here.


Peep tracks 5 & 11 for some vintage IV production.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

New 2 Raw Mix + New Website


Peace everybody. The new 2 Raw for the Average Listener mix is now up for free download!

Also, just launched is my new website www.ivthepolymath.com. It will be the place to be concerning all new music, videos, mixes & more.

I'll be setting up a store there shortly as well, because rumor has it that my next LP is gonna be pressed on vinyl! No guarantees, but we're looking into the numbers right now. I'll reveal the details in the near future.

Hope everyone is doing well. The new 2 Raw mix & tracklist can be found here.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Born Day to Jondis


Happy born day to my homie & partner in rhyme: Jondis! The lyrical half of i.deals & someone with a LOT of knowledge. Respect! Check him out here or here & listen to some of his dope beats.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

1 Million Served...

My homie Mr. Grim from Australia has a torrent account that recently reached over 1 million downloads by way of myself & a great team of hip hop artists (including Junclassic, K-Murdock, Damu the Fudgemunk & more). To celebrate he's dropped a free mix for everyone to enjoy! Download here (.rar).



01. Campfire Intro The Tale of the Princess - K.Murdock [iMANGAnation].mp3
02. Beginning - Junclassic feat. Monsta X prod. Husky [Imaginary Enemies].mp3
03. Blue Magic - Jay Z prod. RAVAGE [American Monsta].mp3
04. Diary of A Madman - Cyrano prod. JSLIKK [Cyrano's republic].mp3
05. Family Ties - Willie Green feat. Billy Woods of Super Chron Flight Brothers [...Of Heroes and Villians].mp3
06. How Many of Us - Y Society - Damu & Insight [Travel at your Own Pace].mp3

07. Epoch - Mega Ran & K.Murdock [Forever Famicom].mp3
08. Beats From the East - UnderCurrent - IV the Polymath & Junclassic [Drum Machines Have No Soul].mp3
09. Unsigned Hope - Cyrano prod. Cynergy Soundz [Ya'll Gon Soon C-Y].mp3
10. Going In - Monsta X prod. Husky [The X-Factor].mp3
11. John McCain Remix - Super Chron Flight Brothers prod. Ravage [Indonesia Bonus Disc].mp3
12. Puzzles - Y Society - Damu & Insight [Travel At Your Own Pace].mp3
13. The Ooh Ahh - Junclassic feat. Cyrano prod. J. Slikk [Late Nites and Early Mournings].mp3

14. Reggie Miller - Super Chron Flight Brothers prod. Willie Green [Cape Verde].mp3
15. Pack-Up Line - Panacea - Raw Poetic & K.Murdock [Corkscrew Gaps].mp3
16. A Song 4 U - Cyrano prod. Cynergy Soundz [Cyrano's Republic].mp3
17. On A V.I - Junclassic [2 Much Ain't Enuff].mp3
18. Never Off (On & On) - Y Society- Damu & Insight [Travel At Your Own Pace].mp3
19. The Dynamix - Dynamix - Junclassic & Monsta X [The Campaign Vol.1].mp3
20. Broccoli - The Super Chron Flight Brothers [Indonesia].mp3
21. Dream Master - Mega Ran & K.Murdock [Forever Famicom].mp3

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Monday, September 6, 2010

2 Raw for the Average Viewer - Episode 1

Here's the first installment of the new "2 Raw for the Average Viewer" video series. Peace!
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Last Fat Beats Trip Ever



Had a chance last week to fly down to NYC & kick it with Junclassic. You know we had to hit Fat Beats! If for some strange reason you didn't know they were closing the stores this weekend than read this.

I guess it's a sign of the times, but damn it hurts music. I wrote a long piece about the effects of the digital age, but decided to keep it light for this blog.

Anyway, it was dope as always to chill with Jun & I also got to meet the legendary DJ Eclipse for the first time. I could go on all day about the food, the women & the overall energy that NYC has to offer, but I'll just say peace to Fat Beats for now.

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New Album Review


Big up to niwa from thebeats.nl for the dope album review!

Also, peep this review if you missed it before.

Thanks again to everybody who posted the album on their websites & shared it with friends - the response has been crazy so far!

I'll reveal details about the next LP sooner than later.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

IV on Subsoniq Instrumentals August 2k10


Huge thanks to K-Murdock for continuously showing love! Also congrats to my brother Jondis for making the cut! Stream above or download the show here.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BEATCULTUR3 Interview


Check out the new interview here.

Special thanks to Chris from BEATCULTUR3.com for making it happen!

Also check out this interview about record digging if you missed it before.

I'm heading down to NYC for a few days (gonna visit Fat Beats one last time before they close) but will have a new 2 Raw vinyl mix posted upon my return.

Peace!
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shapeshifting Video by Bloggerhouse.net

Big up to Owen aka O'Snapple from Bloggerhouse.net for making this video! He's also the genius behind THIS website.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

New MPC Video & Updates...


First off - huge thanks to everybody who supported "Drum Machines Have No Soul" in any way. It has been receiving positive reviews & enjoying some underground radio play at the moment which is dope. Peace to all the blogs & websites that posted it & a special thanks to those who donated to the project. I'll be dropping 10% of the funds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the end of the month.

Also, big up to everyone who downloaded the i.deals EP! We really appreciate the support & hope that you guys will continue to spread the word to others. Some people have been asking about the instrumentals - I might drop those in a couple of weeks. A new 2 Raw vinyl mix will be up in a few days as well.

There are still some of the Never Sleep II limited edition purple cassette tapes for sale here. The next 2 orders will receive a complimentary Sassbologna Beat Sampler CD with their purchase!

Last but definitely not least - if you haven't had a chance to peep the new interview I did with beat the brakes off yo ass, you can read it here. Lots of discussion about record digging habits & some pictures of the new Bee Hive as well. Special thanks to Gorge Foreman for the dope interview.

That's it for now - hope everyone is well. Peace!
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Video

This joint was fun to make.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Never Sleep II Limited Edition Cassette (Pre-Order)

Just because you don't drive that gas-guzzling Buick anymore doesn't mean you can't still rock tapes! Only 100 available so definitely order now as they are expected to go quickly.

The cassette includes 2 bonus beats NOT found on the digital version & features dope cover art by Cory Peak (we are currently discussing future collaborations). This is a split release with Polymath/Sassbologna Records. Hit me up with any questions you guys have in the comments section. Peace!

Order HERE.

*orders will be shipped no later than August 21.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

10% of DMHNS $ Going to Charity


What up everybody? With the recent increase in support I wanted to say thank you to everybody for listening to my music & spreading the word. Knowing that you guys enjoy what I'm doing provides a lot of inspiration to keep it coming. Drum Machines Have No Soul is just the beginning! New instrumental & vocal projects, vinyl mixes, random videos and a lot more will be popping up in the coming weeks & months.

If you've been following for a while now you know you're not gonna hear a gun shot in any of my songs. I'm not on some get money shit. I would eventually like to team up with legit charities & do performances & projects to raise money for good causes.

For now I just want to encourage people to peep St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I'm going to donate 10% of the money made from Drum Machines Have No Soul to them.


They're doing some serious work to help children with cancer. If you've had a loved one with this type of disease then you know where I'm coming from. This is the only place of its kind in the US that doesn't turn people way because of an inability to pay. That's no joke.

I did a lot of background checking before I made this post & they are one of the few legit places out there & one that I want to support. & yo this is not an advertisement so don't get it twisted!

Peace & thanks for the support!

IV


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Drum Machines Have No Soul is HERE!



Big up to Jondis, Junclassic, Jwho & the fam. Peace to all the blogs & websites that post this & everyone who supports the effort.

<a href="http://ivthepolymath.bandcamp.com/album/drum-machines-have-no-soul">1. 2 by IV the Polymath</a>



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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Drum Machines Have No Soul (Promo Video)



The album will be available digitally & will be a "name your own price" ordeal. This means you don't have to pay a cent if you can't or don't want to (no hard feelings) & if you do than the support is more than appreciated as it helps me to continue to do what I do.


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

i.deals (free) EP is here!


The new i.deals (free) EP is here! I take care of all the beats and cuts & Jondis provides the rhymes.

This is a project we've been working on for a while now & we are pleased to share it with all of you. Please enjoy & pass along to anyone you think will dig it!



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UnderCurrent = Junclassic & IV the Polymath


Last May I sent some beats to Junclassic & we did a couple of songs together. 14 months, a few trips to NYC & a bunch of songs later we decided to call ourselves UnderCurrent & are currently working on a full length project called "Spectrum."

To tide you over until then, we've decided to drop a freebie called "Beats From the East."

Spread the word!

Beats From the East ft. Junclassic (UnderCurrent) by IVthePolymath

*Shout out to Jondis for the dubs & the mixdown.


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Monday, July 26, 2010