New Music: Navarro – 8:07AM En Nuevo Laredo (produced by Slot-A)

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Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas is one of main entries into the United States from Mexico. My parents were both brought to Nuevo Laredo at a very young age; they later met there, got married and had my sisters. My dad had previously made his way out to Chicago on his own to work and send money back, while my mother and my sisters stayed behind. He couldn’t do it; it wasn’t worth it if he didn’t have his family by his side. A couple years later he came back to the US, this time he brought his family. The plan was, he would wait on the other side of the border in a car with a couple of bags of clothes, while my mother and my 3 sisters walked across the bridge, my youngest sister was 1 years old at the time. My mother was to tell the immigration person that she needed to go buy milk for her daughter in Laredo, Texas, if they could please let her go and she would come right back. They did, and she didn’t. Instead they joined my dad and drove to Chicago; drove in search of a better life. The year was 1978.
I tell you that, to tell you this. Nuevo Laredo was their home. They left it behind, along with their families, in hopes of making a better life for their children. Years passed where they couldn’t visit, until finally they received their green cards and they were able to go back. This was when I went for the first time, and every year there after. This was home away from home. This is where I told people I was from when they asked me. Nuevo Laredo was beautiful to me in its humility and it brought sense of reality to what my parents went through. There was many extremely poor people, living in conditions I had never seen in Chicago. If we thought we had it bad, they had it worst. You live and you learn. As the years passed, things changed. We couldn’t walk around Nuevo Laredo like we used to. I won’t get into details, because honestly, it may not be the safest thing for me to do. Neither maybe was this song. But I had to at least shed a little light on what has happened to the city my parents called home.
It’s 8:07 AM En Nuevo Laredo.

New Music: Scheme – The Crooked Ones (Produced by The Analyst)

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Scheme and The Analyst return again with a brand new song off of their upcoming EP; Respect All, Fear None.

The Crooked Ones – Produced by The Analyst – Mixed by @DocDaMindBenda

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Artwork: Scheme – The Crooked Ones (produced by The Analyst)

New music coming from Scheme and The Analyst on 10/01/13 from their upcoming EP Respect All, Fear None.

Check out the artwork below and stay up to date here on SchemeMusic773.com for brand new song.

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New Music: Scheme – YNT (Remake)

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Scheme brings to you his remake of YNT which will be featured on his upcoming mixtape with DJ Scend, Pocket Full of Pesos (The Remakes). The project will be dropping on 9/23 and will consist of all the remakes Scheme has released in the past year.

Pocket Full of Pesos serves as the first release in which Scheme will have both English and Spanish music. Its purpose is to get the fans in tune with the original work Scheme is currently working on in both languages. For now, enjoy YNT (Remake) and get ready for what’s to come in the near future.

YNT (Remake) mixed by @DocDaMindBenda

Original Art Piece by Deiniel Ciderick

Young Brotha Tray

Only post I’m making about the Trayvon situation. The young brotha didn’t have to die. End of story.

There is audio from the 911 call where they specifically told Zimmerman to stay away from the kid; they will handle it from there. It could have ended there. He took it upon himself to continue following him. Now if this dude ran up on him and Trayvon felt the need to react, then isn’t that self defense? But then Zimmerman felt the need to shoot and kill him. He was specifically told to leave the situation alone. But he didn’t. You kill someone, you serve time. Yet he’s off.

They can try to corrupt the system and this world, but ultimately we all have to face God. There’s no avoiding that. No money in the world can change your fate.

I wrote and recorded a song when the killing occurred.

Listen to the song and read what I wrote about it back then:

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Artwork by Matthew Silva | Music by Scheme & Oscar Castillo

With this particular series, I wanted to talk about the Trayvon Martin situation. I’ve always been fueled to write when certain situations of injustice occur, I just never make it a point to make it so straight forward. The day after the Oscar Grant shooting, I wrote the intro to The Manifesto EP. From the lyrics I penned to the angst in my voice, the whole intro was fueled by the incident. I sometimes feel that too many artist discredit the actual incident by somewhat capitalizing on a current event; but the artist in me also understands that we have the responsibility to be the voice of the people. Some of the greatest music came from a dark place, but it gave a sense of hope and power. I want to give myself that opportunity to make music like that. I’m not going to stop myself from creating just because I feel some artist may be doing it for the wrong reasons, and I don’t want to be seen in the same light by others. Yet, who am I to judge from what place other artists art came from? Nobody. So I did what I’ve always done; followed my instinct and made the music I wanted to create. This is a genuine piece on my behalf. And I hope you receive it as just that.

“Freedom song for the one’s that never made it back home…” – Scheme

New Music: SCHEME – Mi Clika (Remake)

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Since the video for La Clika has been getting such great support, I decided to drop this quick remake as a thank you. Pocket Full of Pesos (Mixtape) will be dropping soon.

Thanks to everyone who has watched and shared La Clika; I truly appreciate it. Let’s keep pushing it Clika.

Respect. – Scheme

New Music: Scheme – Uneven Score (Produced by The Analyst)

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Scheme and The Analyst release a brand new song from their upcoming project which is due out soon. Analyst laces Scheme with smooth production and DJ Scend adds cuts to bring it all together. Uneven Score finds Scheme battling old habits, while trying to break new ground. He understands the challenges he faces up ahead, but lets us know he is taking them all in stride. It’s go time; final seconds on the clock and Scheme‘s taking the shot. No questions asked; time to settle that uneven score.

Written by Scheme
Produced by The Analyst
Cuts by DJ Scend
Mixed by Alex “Papi Beatz” Baez at Jay Vega Studios

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Artwork: Scheme – Uneven Score

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Look out for some new music from Scheme and Analyst very soon. For now check out the artwork.

New Music: Scheme – The Change (Glory) Remake

Scheme continues releasing remakes while working on his upcoming LP Pesos Turns to Dollars. This time around he creates The Change (Glory), which embodies everything the artist has experienced within the last 4 months, and also serves as a proclamation of what’s to come, both personally and musically.

 With this remake there’s a catch though; and it involves Scheme & DJ Scend‘s next Two Turntables and a Mic Series. The duo usually releases the name of the producer shortly before releasing a new series, but this time they are taking a different approach. The next producer for the TT&AM Series actually has co-production credits on the original beat for The Change (Glory). For Scheme & DJ Scend part of the fun in coming up with the TT&AM Series is the digging aspect of it. Having to go through beats of producers they respect and finding those gems; well known and underappreciated. This time they leave the homework up to you; listen to The Change (Glory) and figure out which producer has co-production credits on it, and then you’ll know who the next TT&AM Series producer will be.

 Expect a mixtape from Scheme & DJ Scend before the upcoming Pesos Turns to Dollars LP, and expect the next TT&AM Series even sooner.

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