“Like ‘Consumers Become Producers’, this collaboration with MR. OWL just sort of came together naturally. Since Chris and I are friends we often trade ideas/drafts/etc. and therefore I have many of his tracks saved on my laptop. I’ve found that his smart sense of timing and diverse production style fits well with my spoken word rhythms and we’re both really excited about what the future holds regarding our future collaborations. Straight up though? I made this track the night Wiz’s Taylor Allderdice came out, after learning that he’d used two beats from D. Dumont, who’s an amazing Pittsburgh producer I’ve also been lucky to have worked on a few demos with. The reality was mad inspiring and made me more proud and motivated than ever to be a Pittsburgh hip-hop artist. When the track was finished, I knew I wanted to dedicate it to Nakturnal as a nod to our collective friendship and for all the hard work you have also put into building our local scene. The lyrics/poetry specifically culminated from a few sick bits and pieces I’d recently saved in my smart phone after random nights of sitting alone on Bmore barstools.”
-Jack Wilson, from his NakYouOut interview on 4/2/12
Also be sure to check out MR. OWL’s interview with NakYouOut from 3/9/12 if you missed it!
Web Single released on Parliament of Strix Records 4/2/12, Catalog # PSXS003
MR. OWL’s remix of Pittsburgh party sage Sneaky Mike’s “I Look Like Lil B” has been described by Broke Whore Records as “post-apocalyptic industrial doom-electro partycore”. As usual, download or stream for free.
Beat: MR. OWL – Cave Dwellers
Acapella: Sneaky Mike – I Look Like Lil B
Artwork: MR. OWL
Web Single released on Parliament of Strix Records 2/19/12, Catalog # PSXS002
Parliament of Strix Records is excited to release “The Most Mighty” web single today, featuring the production talents of MR. OWL and the mic savvy of Baltimore emcees Jack Wilson and Avant-Garde. Check out this huge east-coast collaboration streaming on Soundcloud, or take advantage of the free download.
CAUTION: For your own safety, please stand jaws-length from the floor before playing
Web Single released on Parliament of Strix Records 1/13/12, Catalog # PSXS001
Mr. Jhak is the emcee who conspired with Mr. Owl to create the “Parliament of Strix” record label, and the Bodyslide Mixtape is Jhak’s first release. Born and raised in Philly, and currently living in Los Angeles, he blends the east- and west-coast styles to make some of the realest underground hip-hop you’ll ever hear. Jhak spits his intensely original rhyme style on twenty-one of his favorite borrowed instrumentals, and DJ Spaed cuts and blends all the tracks into a 54 minute set of continuous illness, never letting the groove stop.
Let this mixtape whet your appetite for a dope and prolific up-and-coming emcee, because P-Strix will be releasing several Mr. Jhak albums and mixtapes soon, including the highly anticipated “Who Killed the Page Wizurd?” LP with all original production by Mr. Owl. Keep your ears open because this dude is on fire!
Mixtape released on Parliament of Strix Records 1/3/11, Catalog # PSXM001