In what may come as a sad surprise to listeners and fans alike, veteran rapper Kam Moye (aka Supastition) will not make another album in his music career.
In a MySpace post this past spring the North Caroline emcee stated, “It wasn’t an easy decision for me but I felt that it was the best choice. I’ve sacrificed a lot of money and time and it’s just not worth it to continue with it the way I have done in the past.”
While he still plans to finish up collaborative projects with close producers Dela, D.R. and Madwreck, Moye made it clear that no work hereafter will be made for profit. Showing upmost respect to supporters that have followed him for over a decade, he concluded, “This isn’t some corny retirement speech or ‘I quit’ rant…just me personally giving you an update on what to expect and what not to expect from me.”
You can read the full blog post here.
In other news, the 15th annual Honey Jam is set for August 15 in Toronto.
As a staple showcase for women in T-Dot, Honey Jam has played an integral role in launching careers for artists such as Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Eternia. Along with giving aspiring artists an extra boost of exposure, Honey Jam also donates proceeds from the night’s event to the YWCA programs for women and girls.
Hosted by Much Music’s Sarah Taylor, The Honey Jam artist showcase will take place at The Mod Club, with presale tickets ($20) on sale now. For more information on this event, visit here.
Finally, producer !llmind has created a side-group called Smokey Robotic and recently released a free project to introduce them.
Consisting of !llmind, Seer, Father Dude, Konrad and JK5, Smokey Robotic’s music experiments with different genres while maintaining a groove-induced aesthetic. Seeing this new endeavor as a way to expand his own artistry, !llmind explained, “I’m really proud of this project…I’m primarily known for my ‘Hip Hop’ production, so this is just one way that I get to show people that it doesn’t always have to be ‘Hip Hop.’”
Listeners can download Smokey Robinson’s new project here or stream it here. In related news, !llmind and Skyzoo’s first single “Frisbees” off their collaborative album Live From The Tape Deck can be listened to here.