Friday, February 19, 2010

Never Sleep II is now available!

The wait is over ladies & gentlemen...

Never Sleep II is finally here!

The album includes 54 minutes of dopeness: 14 instrumentals, 5 interludes & 2 songs with special appearances by Jondis & Junclassic! Those who have Never Sleep I know that all of the material was created during the hours of midnight & 6am, hence the name Never Sleep. This project follows the same format, but is light years ahead in terms of sonic quality & sophistication.

Digital copies are available exclusively through Polymath Records.

Peace & respect to everyone who supports. Music is the universal language & this is only the beginning!


<a href="">The Connection by IV the Polymath</a>

Special thanks to Cory Peak for the dope cover art!

*Limited edition colored cassettes will still be available in March courtesy of Sassbologna Records.

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Friday, February 12, 2010


Peace everybody. NEVER SLEEP II will be available digitally on Feb. 19 thru Polymath Records. Limited edition colored cassettes will also be available in March/early April thru Sassbologna Records. Don't sleep!

Over 50 minutes of dopeness, the album will have 21 tracks including 14 instrumentals, 5 interludes & 2 songs with special appearances by Jondis of & Junclassic of Monsta Island Czars.

To tide you over until next Friday, here's a free download of the sampler...

NEVER SLEEP II Promo by IVthePolymath

Huge thanks to Cory at Sassbologna Records for coming thru with the dope cover art!

Please pass the world along and as always, thanks for your support!

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Monday, February 8, 2010

2 Raw for the Average Listener February Edition

Peace everybody.

Welcome to the February 2010 edition of the “2 Raw for the Average Listener” mixtape series. By now you already know the deal: 10 songs from my record collection to your ears – nothing less, nothing more. Thanks to everyone who continues to listen to these mixes. Please pass it along to whomever you think will dig it. Friends come & go, but music is everlasting.


01 Bob James – Night Crawler
02 Cannonball Adderly – Dat Dere
03 Roy Ayers – Hummin’
04 Del La Soul – Stakes is High
05 Lou Donaldson – Ode to Billie Joe
06 Celestine Ukwu & his Philosophers National - Okwukwe Na Nchekwube
07 T.J. Stone – Run Linda Run
08 Rakim – Follow the Leader
09 Quincy Jones – Killer Joe
10 Gary Pacific Orchestra – Stop Your Fever

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Friday, February 5, 2010

IV on Facebook?

When I was little I always thought we would have robots in the year 2010. And we do...

Some people are so busy tweeting, texting, & LOLing that they don't have any soul left. You'll probably never see me on twitter, but I did bite the bullet & get a facebook page.

Please take the time to add me & show your support! I'll post exclusive beats from time to time.

p.s. - NEVER SLEEP II will be up for sale late Feb/early March & Push IVward will drop in March. 2010 Let's get it!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - Couch Sessions EP

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The story behind Couch Sessions is as follows…

It was the summer of 2009 & IV had no place to stay after a robbery forced him out of his neighborhood. Enter Jondis who kindly offered up his couch for IV to crash on until he found a new spot.

Days turned into weeks which ultimately turned into approximately one month of nothing but:

1) Weed Tea

2) Vegetarian cuisine


We kindly present to you the result


01 – Birthdays

02 – i yi yi

03 – Sediment Remix

04 – Unplugged

05 – Digital Sex

06 – 1234

*Tracks 1-5 co-produced Jondis & IV the Polymath

*Track 6 produced by IV, lyrics by Jondis

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Where's the Polymath?

Peace everybody. I've been getting a lot of emails & messages lately & I appreciate your interest. I try to get back to everyone personally, but sometimes I can't. Here are some quick updates...

First of all, I'm chilling in NYC right now in a hotel room recovering from surgery. Everything is cool - just fixing the basketball injury I've talked about before. Needless to say, this is why no new instrumentals have dropped lately. I'm hoping to get back on the MPC in a couple of weeks if possible so stay tuned - everything will be back to normal soon!

2nd of all, Polymath Records is up & running! The first release "Push IVward" will get sent to press as soon as the artwork is completed. Expect a release date in March. Pre-order information will be posted very soon.

Also, a bare-bones myspace page has been created for those who want to keep up with the label. Send a request if you'd like

3rd of all, I was able to record the February 2 Raw Mixtape before I hit the road, so that will drop on the first of the month & in my opinion is even more dope than the first 2.

New youtube videos, guest mixes, interviews & other stuff will also come to fruition in February so check back soon!

I'm not sleeping, just working behind the scenes.


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