Monday, September 28, 2009

We're Number One

Yellow & Grey Remix with Dilated Peoples just reached number one on both of the college radio hip hop charts. We have been pushing this single for a while and it feels good to see it reach the top. Thanks to all DJ's who are playing our music and supporting us. We won't forget you.

Check out the charts here:

Friday, September 25, 2009


I wish I was still as nice with the graphics as my dudes Parishil are. These guys are the best you'll ever come across. The New Neu Buro Destrukt... PARISHIL (Adam & Alain, shouts to G-Biz plenty too).

They did our final album artwork treatment with me, among a lot of other stuff coming in and out of their studio. It was an amazing collaboration, and experience. And Btw, They finally put Pound Magazine on the map aesthetically too - and ironically before Pound shut down.

But Notes X Parishil are always working... An October collabo is quickly approaching. But can't drop details yet. All I can say is that it all will thoroughly blow your minds. These cats will rep Notes' visual aesthetic alongside our own Elicser as the new decade appraoches. My Dudes are family, and they hold Notes down.

But more importantly - these cats are throwing a final gala-type closing show tonight for their current space - I said TONIGHT! - as they're moving on from the Barbershop Gallery they once worked in / from / for / and built, simply to help put other cats (that you never got a chance to hear about until they set up this official spot) 'on'. But they aren't stopping - just moving on to their next big idea - so regardless - if y'all had never been by their spot, now is your final chance to see it & meet them. Y'all should def come out tonight & support these two very out-going and creative Think-Tanks I went to High School with. These Dudes are without a doubt some organized talent - some OG Boss's in the visual game, if you will.

Peep the show details below. and GO!

Thank You.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sneaker talk with Grandmaster Roc Raida

This was the last time I got to chill with Raida outside of a club atmosphere. We had a good time that day. Took him to a couple sneaker shops here in Toronto and then dropped him off at the airport. Big ups to J-Tec who was "camera man" that day.

Rest In Peace Anthony Williams aka "Grandmaster Roc Raida"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

R.I.P. Grandmaster Roc Raida

This is just the first of several post's i'll be making. We just lost another legend!! Wow!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More U.S. College Radio Charting

We cracked the top ten on the Rap Network Record Breakers Chart

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Notes to Self is Charting on US College Radio.

Peep our last myspace blog post, Notes to Self is Charting on US College Radio.

Notes to Self jumps to #15 on Rap Attack Charts TOP 30 this week (Sept.7).

New Shit. and Not Ours. maybe a bit of ours.

Saw this. A bit long & it's conclusion is a tad drawn out but Coppola is still King. Tetro was very Dope. See it. Don't test me, or my Pop won't have us over to the crib for Thanksgiving.

Heard this. This is like my New Shit. Infamous is nasty with the beat, he leaves blood on it. Just Murder. Fat Joe is nice on this too... got the Supersoaker for Superjokers...
Long Live Jimi.

Dope ass kit on Sunrise, among other good things on this tune.

Peep them shits out.

ps. Did you catch Jay Live from MSG lastnight?

BTW: Here's a blog post from our myspace we thought we'd repost here even though Donk posted our review link already... DE LA recap / Aug.24
NOTES TO SELF's debut full-length 'A SHOT IN THE DARK' reviewed in EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE, as well as a short Q&A with Notes to Self:

EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE | SEPTEMBER 2009 - pick-up a FREE COPY in PRINT OUT NOW or read ONLINE (Our print review has been scanned & filed in our Myspace Photos under PRESS)

Thank you to Chris Dart at EXCLAIM! for a very supportive review.

Peace to Mike & Del at EXCLAIM! for the constant support & push our way.

EXCLAIM.CA also reviewed De La Soul's 20th Anniversary tour date here in Toronto - The '20 Years & Rising' Tour rolled through TO on Sunday August 23rd at The Phoenix Concert Theatre - and we we're fortunate enough to open for De La and be a part of the whole experience. We thought the show was not only one of thee best rap shows we'd attended in years as fans here in Toronto but a historic night for Canadian De La heads supporting their favourite classic LIVE Hip Hop with non-other than the best rap group in the game, naturally, De La Soul.

Thank You to Kevin Jones for the very kind quotable about Notes to Self's performance.

"Up next was the well-oiled Notes to Self machine, who opened with a tribute to the magical year the night's main attraction broke onto the scene before breezing through a bristling set of tight posse cuts, earning much love from the hometown crowd throughout".