Happy Birthday to the Crown Prince Locust!
There's a Celebration going on in the Locust Camp. Our boy Marshall Calmplex, although no Grey Hairs...yet... is a Year Older!
Marshall has been a passionate advocate of the Locust Creed since the late 90's, delivering a Robust Stream of Lyrics and Collabs to the crew's Efforts alongside maintaining His Own Personal Music Legacy.
His Notebooks have Played a Large Effect in the Shaping of the SOTL playlist and Crew History. A Well-Respected and Esteemed Lyrical Colleague, Calmplex Remains to be a Great Musician, a Talented Graphic Artist and Supportive Brother & Friend.
Happy Birthday Calmplex!
Help us Celebrate Marshall's Bday by sending him a 'Happy Note' to his FB page >here<
AND checking out His Humble Contributions to our Culture of Hiphop and Art:
Whenever locust plague the studio it can't just be a simple recording session. Someones always gotta cause some kind of ruckus. No surprise it's Sam like an Ox in a china shop.... or something lol... Regardless of what it looks like I assure you we're working hard on this Locust album and making a Ton of progress!!! ...no really we are lol
12 & 9 year old.. killin' it on the turntables!
What's up everybody! Hope your having a blessed and safe Sunday. We came across this cool video of some kid's ripping up some vinyl like pro's and thought yall would dig it!
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Sam OX & Dirt are gonna blow up the stage at WoHop's Music Fest event in La!!! Come join the music and fellowship.
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Check out the 'Shadow of the Locust' Youtube channel, LocustFistTV, for some posted freestyle by the crew members (on 'the Show' playlist).
We're all about God, Family & Hiphop! So you'll see Muffin rappin with her newborn baby sleepin on her chest, Sam Ox freestyling for a free doughnut, Calmplex doing an ode to Jack Kirby and Khonsu punching on his chest like a gorilla. Don't miss all the action and don't forget to subscribe to the channel for all SOTL news and updates and fun.
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(Jeremiah Dirt & Samuel Oxymoron) are playing the GRINDHOUSE in Sept!!!! Come out and represent lovely with us SBC & LA County!!!
Our boy, Wut, has done a great interview with Christian Musician Podcast. You can hear/download the whole podcast >here<.
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And out of right field!--- Samuel Oxymoron has just released an epic EP project!!!
the Middle-Aged Has-Been Rapper EP
The album was concepted by a fanciful trip back to Sam's upbringing in Hiphop as he reminisced on his good ol' days of late 90's rap music. All production features this heyday of urban mainstream, chopped, cut-up & mixed by Beat Somebody, in an elaborate audible display of completely entertaining Hiphop music!
Although the beats are not 'new' the re-versioned concepts are fresh and invigorating! Sam Ox's lyrical prowess & Beat Somebody's quirky re-envisioning layered over these classics makes for a completely heavy-hitting final product. Oxymoron definately soothes us with a thurough trip from fun (Buf-zilla), to emotional (Start to Finish), to revealing (Fight for You), to soothing (Pen Play) and insightful (Ready Writer). His counterpart on the project, Beat Somebody, provides a definitive twist on some well known classics (Digable Planets, Tribe Called Quest, Biggie Smalls, ect) that seems to perfectly blend new audio concepts into grooved-ridden hits, seating us right in the middle of before & next, then & now, yesterday & today.
Features: Hosea Noiz, Man o' War, ManCHILD, Jeremiah Dirt, Loose Enda, M AKA Muffin, Sojourn, Foreknown and more!
the album is friggidy-FRESH!
The Album is FREE! Don't SLEEP ON IT!
(click album cover or above title to get it!)
Guess what?... Chicken butt. AND it's Muffin's Birthday!!!!
Wish her happy Bday on her FB page >here<
Check out here SOTL Bio >here<
Also... be on the lookout. She's been droppin hot verse at the Qumran Cave studio w/ Beat Somebody for a number of projects. This Locust Lady of Rap about to knock on your dome with some fresh poem!
Have you checked out Calmplex's new site?
Donkey Jaw Projects is up and running!!!
Share in Calmplex's passion for God, Comic Art, Hiphop & his homemade figurines! Support Truth in Hiphop!
What happens when you take two veteran MC's, throw em in a house together in the middle of the desert and leave em there with one of Hiphop's grimiest producers for 3 months?
the Serpent Dove is born!
Dirt, Noiz & Beat Somebody are about to bring the drama to your eardrums! Starting with the idea to revitalize and update the rap and rock combo made famous by the likes of Run DMC and Beastie boys, Dirt & Noiz began with a few track concepts that quickly boiled over to a 12 song album featuring some great production from Beat Somebody and a slew of underground MC's and DJ's.
"Once we started, we couldn't stop. We kept getting excited every time we finished a song and felt like we should keep going until the creative flow ran out." says Dirt. "Problem is that it never really did. We capped it off at 12 tracks but still have more ideas. So we decided to turn it into a full blown crew concept with future projects planned."
Noiz adds, "Beat Somebody just has the mind for this kinda music. He draws heavy on on an influence from all kinds of music genres, and old classic rock, nu-metal and punk, are some of his favorite. When the producer makes the beats that you want to write to it, it just comes together seamlessly.
the Serpent Dove is now a side crew consisting of these 2 lyricist that have already brought you classics in their own right seperately. These two have been long-standing close friends and partners in rhyme and their creative chemistry combined has been felt on a number of previous efforts. To put them on a whole project together is proving equally satisfying!
DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS UPCOMING PROJECT!
They have posted an unmastered preview on their soundcloud page:
voting for the their album cover is going on at:
The two SOTL vets have also launched new websites centered around their music careers and ministry efforts. Drop by at:
Two Shows this week in San Bernadino Cali!!!!
We Need Your Support. Please come and fellowship & support Truth in Hiphop (plus see some fresh performances!).
Show 1... an exciting night of Hiphop & Spoken Word!
Show 2... Mosh Pits & Bboy Circles!! Heavy Hitting!
We been puttin a ton of High Energy shows lately and we simply want to share our passion and music with you. Please come represent!!!
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Yo. Next big show is in San Marcos CA! As usual there's 2 jobs to do! One for you, and one for us. You get a ticket and come to the show ready to have fun. We go to the show and drop a hot set for you!
Show love and order tickets early so they give us the sweet spot on the bill! Go Locusts!
(Dirt, Sam Ox, Khonsu will be at this one playing new/unreleased material! Possible appearance from Broken1!)
Party People in the place to be!!
If you're Hip... If you're not a Square....
Then you will be Here!
Bboy Nesto of High Desert Fame is getting married soon and we are celebrating with a Bachelor Bash Hip & Bboy event!
Live Performances from : Shadow of the Locust (Dirt, Noiz, Samuel Ox, Wut, Broken1), Innovators Crew, and Special Guests - J.Givens!!!!
Don't miss this FREE event! Including: Live art/graf, MC Battles/Freestyles, Bboy contests (including prizes), Food, Vendors.
COME ONE, COME ALL! LET"S FELLOWSHIP and HAVE FUN!
These two Heavy Weight MC's have been locked in the Qumran Cave Studio for over a month now! Neighbors have been complaining about the loud noises of thundering Basslines, Ear-Splitting Guitar Riff's and Vintage Break Beats playing all night long! As of yet.... the cops have not been called. Hopefully Noiz & Dirt can get done with "the Serpent Dove" before the SWAT gets brought in! GOOD LUCK FELLAS!
Late into the wee hours of the nights.... we are awake... making music for you.
SOTL is dropping our first collab album in 20 years! A MIGHTY ARMY COMES, is slated to release late this year. Featuring all the members of the crew over tracks from Beat Somebody, Khonsu, Calmplex and Upright. Things have been going so well in the studio that the album might end up being a double disc! Stay tuned on this site.
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What is better than
cars, bikes, mexican food
and Locust HipHop!?
So come on out and enjoy the Fun. Support TRUTH in Hiphop.
(we plan on going on in between 7-8pm)
We got a NEW Audio Offering for YOU!
the tracks is called "We be to Rap (the Locust Creed)"! Head over to the EAR page and check it out. Download this joint quick!
On "We be to Rap" you'll get to hear the vocal stylings of 2 of our newest members; Samuel the Oxymoron & Broken1 - whom are both backed by the Locust Legend, Calmplex! Track was produced by Beat Somebody and is a lively expression of Hiphop bliss!
AAAAW Yeah! Time to get Connected!
The Album is out!
Shadow of the Locust presents Broken 1's Debut release:
from Dirt: "This album is super fresh & meaningful. Broken is a lyricist through and through. And to hear him over these heavy beats is amazing. You got his word play knocking at your heart & the music slapping your eardrums around... it all adds up nice! Good Job Broken! "
This is where you guys support. Shadow of the Locust is not backed up by any major. Our goal is to make good music for YOU. We need YOUR help in buying it and promoting it. It's a mutual relationship that we enjoy because it keeps us close to our fans. So go get this album, enjoy it & tell others to do the same so we can keep delivering the music to you.
Welcome if you are coming in off of -Sphere Of Hiphop.com's- latest Podcast. SOTL says "Whatup, Yo!?".... check out our soundscape offerings.
(any questions? Ask Dirt)
If you haven't checked out the Podcast DO IT NOW!!! It's featuring SOTL this time around. Get a good Blend of 'Locust' tracks & a Dirt interveiw, hosted by Cas Metah and SphereOfHiphop.com!
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