Quantcast The AntFarm Affiliates blog [has moved]: May 2008
| d_Cyphernauts | Expertiz | Phenetiks | Workforce | Sketch Tha Cataclysm |
| Cee Reed | The Rising Sun Quest | Spaz the Working Class | Pruven |

Saturday, May 24, 2008

www.AntFarmAffiliates.com is Live and Direct

Yes folks, freshly squeezed and chilled to perfection...
AntFarm Affiliates.com is up and waiting for your stankin' backsides to join!
The site is a Ning community, so it's very hands on and interactive.

So all of you stalker types can really feel like you're talking to your favorite AFA object of infatuation.
Sweet deal.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Reality Bites!!

Whats good people,

So this past Sunday I was really feeling good about myself right. 2:00 I had an interview with channel 12 in Stamford. I was in this big TV studio with the lights and cameras and all that Jazz. Well fed and Fresh off a couple positive myspace messages. I was part of a conversation on the History of Hip Hop and it turned out pretty well so I was flying high.
After the interview I headed to "Fame City" in Bridgeport to meet up with this cool cat from out there who has a clothing line and wanted to sponsor me by hitting me with some gear so I could rock at the shows. It's not a prob cause I'm feeling what he's doing with his movement. Spreading a positive message with his fashion while I do it with my music. Peace to Selfmathematiks by the way.
So I walk into "Fame City" which is a dope ass spot where they do legal graffiti. It was a bright sunny day and as I headed towards the open area full of people tagging these dope pieces on the walls, in the distance I can hear my album blasting out of a black SUV. Wow! It was such a dope feeling.
So I met the dude I was talking about who was gonna hit me with the shirts. We built for a minute and exchanged packs of flyers so we can help promote each others causes. As I walked around to the different graffiti artists, one looks at me and says "yo, I know you from somewhere. Do you write?" I said, "not on walls but I write rhymes ... lol." He smiled and said "your the Sun right, they call you the sun or sun rising right?" I laughed and replied "yea, I'm the rising sun Quest." I was shocked as he told me he had my second album "Surviving Life" and then started rattling off the names of my tracks, concepts off the album and even recited verses from it. He talked about how dope the album was and how much he loved the it. He gave me mad props and all that.
So here I am fresh from Ch. 12 in the Graffiti Mecca of Bridgeport with my music blasting on a beautiful sunny day and a fan reciting my rhymes.


You see thats all good and everything, but when I asked If he wanted to buy the new album he said "awww come on man, I'm a fan. Cant I just get that shit?"

Trust me people. It's not about the money at all. I love to make music for you to listen to. It's the reason I invest my hard earned money in putting out my material and professionally packaged at that. So I love when people tell me how much my music has moved them. But the REALITY is that as an underground rapper I can't continue to put this music out If I press it up and give it away. The REALITY is that people aren't interested in supporting us local artists either. The REALITY is, How the hell am I supposed to sell music to someone who doesn't know Me if I can't sell it to someone who recites my Music.

Damn Reality BITES!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Journey Towards the Sun. Release party #1

What up people, Last night ended up being real dope in my opinion. The night started off real slow and I was bummed out initally but all and all everything turned out ok. So it was my album release party and I was the Host/MC for the night. THe setup was real dope. On the stage was this big table with 2 dj setups and a big ass Graffiti banner hanging above it. I set the night off with three of CT's best break dancers doing a B-boy routine for the crowed. The wanted to rock at the show after hearing The rhythm. Thanks sketch, I wanted a B-boy track and Vega Styles who is tops in CT breaking scene fuckin loves that shit. after their set Mo nickles played some Bangin ass music from early to mid 90's classic shit. THen I had DJ Syrus do a Dj performance showcasing his skills with the scratching, juggling, similar to what a Dj would do in a battle I guess. I know It was fucking tight. then I let Syrus hold it down and get the people moving. After syrus set Spaz hopped on stage and killed it as he normally does. right after spaz finished his second song i kicked off my set and rocked the house too. I actually felt good about my performance for once. maybe its cause my stage coach Hawl was in the front seeing if I followed his tips. after my set was over Mo nicklez represented with the perfect blend of hip hop to keep the people moving and keep the vibe in tact. Smiles on faces, people dancing, drinking, my people in the house....I had a blast and really believe people will walk away from that night feeling as though the had a fun time. It was a good example as to how the AFA comes togeather to make shit happen. I really wanna thank MO Nikklez for holding me down last minute. Othello for lending me the Mic's. Expert really came through for me by going outta his way to get me those mic's and my boy even held the door down. I cant even thank you enough expert. Spaz for rocking the crowed and all the AFA cats who were in attendance. It was good to finally see Pruven, Hawl, dutch and Cee reed in my hometown for a change...lol thank you guys for making my album release party feel lik a party. I had a great time chillin wit yall last night.
Quest-- THE RISING SUN QUESTwww.myspace.com/risingsunquest