New Music: NAVARRO – Maybe (produced by THEMpeople)

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Navarro, formerly known as Scheme*, releases new music produced by THEMpeople. Maybe, is a spoken word piece; an audio interpretation from a piece Navarro wrote and released a few weeks ago, which was shared by major Latino websites, as well as NBC Latino news analyst and more. He considered restructuring it into a “rap song format,” but this wasn’t that. This had to stay the way he wrote it; every word.

The painting for the artwork is by artist Chantala Kommanivanh (www.chantalism-art.com).

Written by NAVARRO and THEMpeople

Produced by THEMpeople

Twitter: @SchemeNavarro | @THEMpeoplemusic

Sites: NavarroMusic773.com | Soundcloud.com/THEMpeoplemusic

*The reason for the name change is due to the refocusing of music in both Spanish and English for Navarro. Scheme wasn’t the easiest name to translate into Spanish for new fans and editorials, so Navarro chose to use his last name as his artist alias starting now. This is his 1st release under Navarro. Same music, only difference is the message is now worldwide. Same rebel, new cause.

It’s Been One Helluva Year … 2012

2012 was personally one of my toughest years in life. I went through a lot, but thankfully learned a great deal. I am grateful for the lessons which have prepared me for what’s ahead. I appreciate those who have helped me mentally and spiritually; you all have made a big change in who I am becoming. My art is created by what I live, and this year I lived a lot. The very good and the very bad. Regardless, I am grateful for it all and plan on executing these teachings, not only in 2013, but from here on out.

For the past couple of years I do a quick recap of what my year was like musically and share it with all my people.

This year we continue tradition.

This is just an overview, there’s a lot of details and moments I can’t capture, but I’ll try my best to go through what went down in 2012.

We started off the year where we left off 2011, which was a video recap of my 2011 release part for Life That I Chose.

1. We released Life That I Chose at the end of 2011 and had a great release party at Akin which was captured by my homie Sense Hernandez.

2. DJ Scend, Slot-A and I had a dope interview over at Chicago’s very own The Hip-Hop Project radio show in regards to the Life That I Chose EP.

You can catch the interview interview by CLICKING HERE.

3. We also started off the year with a very dope show at Double Door as we opened up for Pharoah Monch. Below you can catch some footage of us doing what we do.

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SXSW 2012 | Day 4

Day 4 of SXSW was dope. We were walking down 6th street and I hear someone say “Ay ese no es el Raka que iso el remix,” it happened to be Los Rakas pointing me out and stopping me to say what’s up. They had recognized me from the remix I did. They said they’ve been on my site checking out all my music and digged it a lot. We chopped it up and hopefully we’ll be working on something in the near future. Those are the random and crazy moments you get while at SXSW. You can meet any and everyone just walking down the street. Social media is great to reach out to people, but nothing like shaking their hand and chopping it up face to face.

Besides that we went to the 2dopeboyz Dopehouse and kicked it there for a bit. We then were interviewed by HHRapInfo; the interview will up on GoWhereHipHop soon.

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We also went back to Wahoo’s for some tacos.

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All in all it was a good Day 4. Now we take on Day 5. You might just catch Scend spinning at the 2dopeboyz Dopehouse. And then, even though Sunday tends to be clean up day for SXSW we have a show with a dope local DJ team. Looking forward to that one as well. – Scheme

Sidenote:
Maaaaan this shit brought back memories lol had to take a pic.

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DJ Scend and Scheme – Helluva Year Mixtape Vol. 2 (Front and Back Cover Art)

Tonight at Midnight the Helluva Year Mixtape Vol. 2 drops on SRNCMusic.com

The project contains music from SRNC members Scheme, Astonish, Jamal Science and Clew Rock. The mixtape is completely handled by DJ Scend and the mastering was handled by Alex Baez from Good Life Music Group.

Below you can see the artwork (which was done by Danny Torres) as well as the track list for the mixtape. It’s a year end wrap-up celebration of music. A special thanks to all the fans, blogs, sites, producers, artists, writers, columnists, promoters and everyone who supported us through out 2011.

Inspiration : DJ Babu Edition

The homie DJ Babu just posted the picture below on his Instagram not too long ago. It’s amazing. Just gave me a boost of inspiration and kept me more focused than what I already was. People affect you in ways they don’t even know. Shout out to the homie DJ Babu for always being cool with me since day one. Respect brotha & keep killing them. Peace

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Picture taken on stage in Bogota, Colombia; while they performed in front of 70k people. One day damnit, one day. I promise myself that.

– Scheme