United States of Mind says “Kill The Bullshit”

Whaddup Netheads,

don’t really got much to say, but i am excited.  the album has been sent off to be manufactured and the release will be Saturday Febuary 28th at Elements Gallery in Beautiful Dowtown Detroit.   This will also mark the return of kill the bullshit which will take place the last Saturday of every month.  This album has been quite awhile in the making so i truly hope you will enjoy it.  I will of course be hitting you guys off with more information as the date nears and begging you for help, but for now i just wanted to share this with you.

also don’t think i haven’t been keeping busy.  been in the lab so should have some more projects coming out in 09 for you guys to put your ear on.  just keep checking for me and spread the word.  let your people know that United States of Mind is coming.

For All My Brothers Having Girl Problems or Just Lovers of Good Music: Rachel Profiling

Rachel Profiling – Dood Computer & Stir Crazy featuring Dezmatic (click this)

whaddup world,

let me start by saying it is in the friends and fam section but i don’t know these dudes from adam.  just didn’t have a better category to put it in and they are brothers in arms in the fact that they make music from the heart.  just saw this vid over at www.detroitrap.com in the forums.  don’t know how to throw the video directly in the blog but do the extra effort and click on it.  you’ll definitely digg. the vibe of the beat is dope, and the concept of the track is something a brotha can relate to right now.  the vid is the ish to. it’s a top to bottom smash in my opinion and seeing things like this makes me have faith in music.  share in my faith and let me know what you think.

Zo! and Asylum 7 present “Overdue Process”

Whaddup world.  I would like to take the time today to introduce you to Zo! and Asylum 7.  They have just released a new album called “Overdue Process” and you can sample some of the tracks HERE.

I’m not really an album reviewer and I do know both of them personally so I am biased but I will say this.  For all you jazz heads and cats that like to just chill and vibe out through the head phones, this is most definitely the album for you.  I have only given it a couple listens so it would be an understatement to state how dope the lyrics are because you have to listen to what Asylum is saying over and over before it truly sets in (remember the times where you actually listened to an album for more than a week…..well this would be a return to that form).  The lyrical topics range on a number of topics, but I am a big fan of “One Bad Thing”.  It’s just the way A7 paints the picture of the day that has me on repeat.  I also love the vibe of the title track “Overdue Process”.  I could go on and on cause you really won’t skip a track.  alright, one more in that “Crushing” is the summer cruising with your chick album.

Once again I could keep going, but make up your own opinions.  Check the link i put in the first few sentences and comment back here on what you think.  It is available on itunes and amazon and all that (brothas handle biz).  This album is definitely playable all year round (especially in the evenings), but i really can’t wait to play this joint in the summer in the ride.  I think you’ll agree.  Till next time.

New Collaboration w/ The Fakehunters

The Fakehunters are some cats for France that are making dope shit so i had to fuck with em.  you can check out what they do @ http://www.myspace.com/fakehunters and there you can find out collaboration.  It’s a rough mix, but you’ll get the point as usual.  The song is called “Life for Granted”.  You will also be able to find the song on my myspace page @ www.myspace.com/cooperativeopposites.   I know not many are checking this right now as it is new but I hope people will comment and give opinions. i am not afraid of criticism.  in fact since i am putting myself out there, i guess i am encouraging it.  Let me know what you think and please support the fakehunters.  For one they are dope and secondly they support me.   I’ll keep ya updated.

Real Detroit did an article on me

Real Detroit Article On Me.  Mad love to Travis who has shown me love since i have known him.

check the link


I Need Your Vote For Urb Magazine’s Next 1000

I recently made Urb Magazine’s Next 1000 and I need your help to show those fuckers they should have put me in their Next 900 list. Here’s the link:

You can sign up to vote by going to http://www.urb.com/promotions/next1000/ and looking for the “sign up here” link.

and once you do that you can find my page here: http://www.urb.com/promotions/next1000/profiles/1316-D.+Allie.php

just click on the stars by my name (preferably 5 stars) and you are done and you have helped me more than you know once again.

you might have to quickly register, but it’s a small price to pay to not have me harrass you for at least a couple days.

also, for your troubles I have put my album “The Cooperative” up for free download at www.detroitrap.com so if you don’t have it yet go cop that shit.

As always, thank you and spread the word if you can.

Clips From Magic Bag Show on December 12th (thanks joe)

the title says it all.  i actually recorded the whole performance and i will be releasing a live cd in the up and coming months.  take a look at the footage and let me know what ya think.  you can see more live clips from me and united states of mind if you enjoy @ http://www.youtube.com/user/usmdet

D. Allie @ Magic Bag pt. 1

D. Allie @ Magic Bag pt. 2

D. Allie @ Magic Bag pt. 3

D. Allie @ Magic Bag pt. 4

If your like me at the end of the week i need some THERAPY. thank god for Big A and Zhaoski

what’s up people.  hope all is well. i usually use my page as others do to promote myself and what i’m doing, but in 2009 i really wanna also shine light on what other dope things others are trying to do out here.  so it’s only right i start with some friends of mine and their event “Therapy”.

I have attached the flyer below so you guys should know this event goes down every sunday.  I attended last sunday and was more than into the vibe.  As sundays should be the night is pretty laid back and low maintenance.  It’s Hosted by Big A and Zhao while Sleepy Biggs and Crate Digga are on the 1’s and 2’s.  The Avenue is a great venue and the ladies behind the bar are easy on the eyes to say the least.  It has about everything you could want in a night.  It is centered around the DJ as every hip hop night should be (it’s bigger than MC’s people).  However, for the MC’s they do have an open mic and a cypher.  I was trying to play the back, but after a little encouragement (that’s an understatement. when Aztek says grab the mic you grab the mic) i had to touch the mic for just a quick second.  For those of you outside of Dearborn, I came from ferndale and the drive is nothing so don’t let that deter you from making the trip.  Also, my boy Big A gave me some free passes to hand out to folks so don’t let money stop you either.  Contact me through this and we can coordinate a way to get you in the door.  Also $2 beers (but tip you bartenders dammit).  What more can i say.  This scene is ours to build or to let wittle and die.  I’m gonna choose the former.
-D. Allie