PJ Sumroc said:
12SP Tour only T-Shirt (2 of em)
Highlighter stickers (#3, doubles of #5, & #10)
Forgot about these. Got the 12SP shirt too & all ten stickers!
PJ Sumroc said:
(on digital download...yeah not proud of downloading The P either lol)
Also, forgot about two downloads I picked up in the dark corners of the Internets: I found a 2000 live set with PUTS & Mission... it's a fairly short set, but both crews share the stage and do a little fresstylin' at the end of it. I also found a copy of PUTS' 2000 John Peel Session (well... it's missing one song, but it's got the other three: Afternoon Connection, E Business, and Time To Rock Our Sh*t).
My philosophy on downloading has changed throughout the years. As a broke-*ss college student, 10-12 years ago, I was snatching up whatever I could get my hands on and not paying for sh*t. Now, I've been schooled on how much it affects the artists (especially now that physical releases are going extinct), so I feel sorta bad, and I've managed to ALMOST replace everything I downloaded with a physical purchase or a higher-quality digital download that was paid for. Some stuff is too expensive/too hard to completely change out (Stereolab, anyone??), but I'm working on it.
In PUTS case, I've put in mad cash to get the releases, helped out the cats at shows (watched the merch table while they're on stage... even bought the homies a drink a few times), paid $100/yr for the lyrics site upkeep, etc., so I think I'm cool owning a small amount of their stuff illegally because I know they'd put a physical release in my hands if they could swing it. I know for a fact that Double K doesn't even own a copy of Fun DMC on vinyl, and Thes doesn't own any of the Om-era single releases (maybe he's got one copy lying around somewhere for personal use, MAYBE). And the downloaded PUTS material I DO have I've really only shared with cats in a trading situation or for a VERY good reason, because I don't want to perpetuate it too much.
As far as the Brothaload/Double K 2000 stuff and the related Female Fun stuff & the "Menace II Sobriety" project that never happened, I think this is the way it went down (don't quote me on this 100%, but I think I've got it right) :
Double's really not too happy with the guy who's putting it on the web because it was only demo-quality at the time, given to the cat early so he could give Double some exposure on a radio show (the downloads I have actually have an audio "stamp" overlaid on each track), but the guy posted it to web, so it's out there in a really rough demo form, before Double could polish it.
In the end, Double never did the polishing (except for the few that went on those Female Fun CDs) because he wasn't satisfied with the output. Double's really shy about his solo work because he never feels like it's up to the quality level he wants it at... he's proud of "Plantation Music" (it was on his MySpace page for a while), but a lot of the 2000 stuff was done while he and all the other cats were drunk and TORE UP. When I've talked with Double at the shows about that stuff, he kinda treats it like it was just a phase (most of the Brothaload cats have all settled down with family now... I think Kidd Lexus and his fam are up by me near Sacramento now...).
Good news is that he's told me that he's been in the studio recently, and he's laid down some solid tracks that he's thinking of releasing soon. So yeah, par'n the storytellin', but that's what I've heard...
yo no worries about the storytellin' i love hearing about that sh!t. How the f*** you get all the Highlighter stickers??? f**king crazy that Double K dont even have a Fun DMC 12' lol . Id love to get those Bruthaload tracks ..gotta get that other Female Fun cd too. I also forgot i got that Live show download that came with the VIP card that came with Carried Away.
With all the digital stuff i got,,half of it i bought off PL70.net ..the other half i plan on gettin on wax regardless. Lately every time i get extra cash i been buying up whatever i can find at the record store or online. Just got the We'll Be There 12' in the mail today ...finally got to hear that bonus track "Friday Afternoon Taco Shop" ..shits fire
..also just found out my homie in FL got the PUTS Best Of Mxtpe by DJ Food ...trading him for that sh!t