Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FREE DOWNLOAD! Falside Remixes PDP + More!

PDP's little brother with the big beats has dropped the remix EP that we hipped you to last week, and you can download it fo' FREE below. Peep the official project text first:
"Five Finger Discount" is a remix compilation originally produced by Providence, Rhode Island beatsmith, Falside. A follow up to his instrumental tape "Bugs In Ya' Teef", "Five Finger Discount" is another addition to Falside's growing digital download series. Available for free download, this installment represents the different syles of Falside's vastly diverse production. This compilation displays a form of Falside's production rarely heard previous to this release; the remix. 14 remixed tracks make it clearly evident that Falside's production can be applied to all styles of emcee's styles and tastes.

"Five Finger Discount" is an eccentric and defining release for Falside's remix abilities as a producer. In a sense, Falside has used the art of the "Five Finger Discount" to take acapellas from previously recorded songs and transforming them into his own unique presentation.

Here are some recent and notable comments regarding Falside's production -

"As much as I hate calling someone "the future," I can't help it in this case. Falside's production is just too damn good to not want him to take over or at least be a major part of the game." ~ Andrew Martin (OKAYPLAYER / PopMatters / PIMB)

"The name Falside is a name that has been popping up on the blogosphere at an increasing rate over the past few months. The producer from Providence, Rhode Island has been making a name for himself this year and in a way, I saw it coming." - (Wake Your Daughter Up)

"Five Finger Discount" is already being considered as his most anticipated and premier release in his download series of 2009. You may have already heard Falside's production from his work with such artists as Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox), Pacewon (The Outsidaz), Reef the Lost Cauze (Army of the Pharoahs), El Da Sensei (The Artifacts), C-Rayz Walz, Prolyphic (Strange Famous), Poorly Drawn People and more.

"Five Finger Discount" Tracklisting

1.) FFD Intro
2.) Sean Price - "60 bar Dash"
3.) Ill Bill, Thekeenone, B-Real (Cypress Hill), Reg Riddem - "Hit That Shit"
4.) Reason - "Dead T-Shirts"
5.) The Beatnuts - "Props Over Here"
6.) FFD Interlude
7.) Kev Brown - "Always"
8.) Blak Madeen - "No Good" 9.) Amadeus The Stampede - "The 10th Jewel"
10.) The High and Mighty - "Hands On Experience "
11.) J-Live - "Walkman Music"
12.) Storm Davis and Reason - "Keep It Over There"
13.) Dirty Hank Ft. Rite Hook - "Main Attraction"
14.) Bonus Track - Lil Wayne - "A Millie"

*All songs Produced and Remixed by Falside

Download Link

Friday, October 23, 2009

Five Finger Discount.

Practically-PDP producer Falside takes a break from fielding important phone calls from clients to announce his upcoming remix EP, Five Finger Discount, featuring original remixes of PDP's "Keep It Ova There" with Storm Davis & Reason on vocals (from the 2007 mixtape Nothing Stays Gold, and Reason's unreleased track "Dead T-Shirts", as well as a track from backyard neighbor Dirty Hank.

Here's the official announcement text:

Falside presents Five Finger Discount, a remix sampler. This will be available for FREE download Wednesday, October 28th 2009. Presented by, Beatboxradioshow.blogsp, Leedz Edutainment, Swank Attire, Digsafe Records, and This is a 14 track compilation featuring original Falside remixes of Sean Price, Kev Brown, J-Live, B-Real (Cypress Hill), Ill Bill (La Coka Nostra), Reason, The High and Mighty and many more.

Check out the preview video from Falside:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kickin' It With Us, While You're Begging For Your Scene Back.

Last week we let loose the news that Seez Mics and Educated Consumers had invited PDP's Reason and Storm Davis to collaborate on a track for their upcoming album, Hello Big Mama. Well, turns out, it isn't upcoming. It's here.

And its dope.

Very dope.

And you know what's also dope? We're going to let you hear Seez, Storm, and Reas get busy over T.E.C.K.'s beat right here, right now. Just press play.

Educated Consumers feat. Poorly Drawn People - "My Us"

...and it just gets better and better on the rest of the record.

We implore you to go cop this (currently only available as a digital) album either at or via iTunes, or here at Strange Famous Records' digital store.

Tell 'em PDP sent you.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tippen Sie auf die Flasche.

Time again for the monthly installment of Tap The Bottle, a great place for you to come and talk about how awesome our set at the EL-P show was. Or at least, how short.

Here's Dox's words on this month's TTB:

"The second Saturday of the month means it's time for Tap the Bottle, the Dox & djSaveone hosted old school hip hop party in Local 121's Tap Room (that's upstairs for the ill-informed).

This month will also feature the born day celebration for Amedeo Sallese (better known to some of you as Lil' Justin). So even if you think Dox & Save suck (they don't), come through and share your love and WWII memories with birthday boy.

As always, no cover, no dress code, no cocaine. xoxo."

Saturday October 9 2009
Local 121
121 Washington St
Providence RI
21+ / 11pm-2am / NO COVER

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'll Fail When Ure Dead.

Le Poorly Drawn People open the show this Friday in Providence for Def Jux's EL-P and SFR homie B. Dolan. Also Yak Ballz.

We will be on sometime in the 9 o'clock hour, so come early and, if your night goes right, come often.

Friday October 9 2008

El-P (Def Jux)
Yak Ballz (Def Jux)
B. Dolan (SFR)
Poorly Drawn People (Parentheses)

Jerky's Music Hall
71 Richmond Street
Providence RI
you can buy tickets for the Providence gig here.

Also, peep the original flyer design below, posted for archival purposes, and the official DJX/SFR tour flyer done by PDP's own SD, in conjunction with some of your favorite rappers:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Permanent Press.

It's time we caught you up on the mentions of our last album, Motion Not Emotion, in print, since we were outrageously lax on letting you know who said what since its release.

We've managed to post up nearly all of the major ink that we've been given by the Providence Phoenix this year, and we can't give enough love to the local alternative weekly and especially to Homegrown Product writer Chris Conti, whose consistent support has been overwhelming. Having the biggest media outlet in the local arts community in your corner has been invaluable, and we do appreciate it.


The always supportive Wake Your Daughter Up has hit us with so many accolades since the time the record dropped its hard to know where to begin. But praise from such a reputable outlet has helped keep us striving to impress them with the next one, so big ups to Trav and the whole WYDU staff.

On April 9, they gave us this endorsement upon the release of MNE:

"Those not familiar with PDP, the group is made up of five members, Storm Davis, Reason, Dox, Entity and Sterbyrock. I've been blasting their music since running across Storm Davis' solo album, Kegstand Poetry for The Recovering Alcoholic, back in '07. We started talking and he let me know of the rest of his crew. From there, their mixtape, Nothing Stays Gold, dropped in 2007 and last years Shoot For The Stars, Hit The Ceiling got major play on the iPod/car stereo, discman, computer and home stereo.

Well, they are graduating from the mixtape scene to.......well, I'm not sure what exactly this is, but it's got the flavor and cohesiveness of a full fledged album in the form of Motion Not Emotion. Coming in at twelve songs, you get the typical PDP tongue in cheek humor, John Friesz name drops (props to whoever knows that name), missed women (and it's fuckin' annoying....listen to the song) and sound drops from "Better Off Dead", the classic 80's movie. They take everything you liked (or will like) about their mixtapes and put it all on one project. If you have heard them in the past, this needs to be heard. If you haven't heard of Poorly Drawn People, then you needs to hear this."

On June 17, head writer Trav listed MNE in his top spins of the week, and wrote:

"In a way, I'm somewhat pissed that this album hasn't taken off as much as it should. This is one of the most cohesive and enjoyable hip hop albums I've heard in a long time. The beats are all on point and the lyrics are filled with battle raps, sense of humor and straight up rewinders (what we used to do to hear a dope line on a tape back in the day). Tracks like "Stress Filled Days", "Might Blow Up", "Ain't Hard To Make A Million Dollars", "Stealers Wheel" and "Sawbucks & Fins" is straight up hip hop with a nice musical ambience to the tracks. I don't know what to say other than go listen to this album and tell me you ain't at least feeling some of this EP."

On July 13, they ranked the top ten EPs of the year so far... and guess who landed the coveted #1 spot, beating out heavyweights such as Rhymesayers' Brother Ali and his Truth Is Here release?

"When PDP dropped Motion Not Emotion, I gave it a listen, and actually was planning on being harder on it than the average submission, just because I didn't want people to accuse me of favoritism (not that I give a rats ass what people think). After the first listen though, I knew that this was a good, nah it was a GREAT, release.

I hated to include this as an EP, although that's what the four man group of Storm Davis, Reason, Dox, and DJ Sterbyrock label it. The truth is, this is one of my favorite projects of any sorts this year."


Here's one we reaaallllly should have made more of a big deal of: CDBaby, one of the largest independent music sellers in the world, gave us a front page feature this past June, as well as a FIVE STAR REVIEW. Yes, out of 5. Here's what they had to say:

"It's tough to pin this Rhode Island hip hop crew down, and that's exactly what makes this disc such an interesting listen. Each track (though handled by the same producer, the crafty Dox) sparks a new vibe, shoots off in a new direction, but never strays too far from the cut that preceded it. Fittingly, there's a stream of randomness in both the music and the lyrics, but an underlying focus shoots through and makes it all gel. "Celebrity Rehab" is both fun and bitter, with quick-fire verbals calling out the pseudo-famous with a sly nonchalance, while "Better off Dead" takes a darkly funny look at post-breakup emotions. The beats knock across the board, with slick percussion providing tight backgrounds for Reason and Storm Davis, the two gruff MCs who know how to play off one another. There's a little bit of everything on this one, but there's nothing not to like. Get with it."

You can cop the disc from CDBaby here.


We seem to have just popped up on's radar a couple of weeks ago, and they've declared MNE in the run for "rap album of the year":

"From one of the toughest hoods you can think of comes what may be the Hip-Hop record of the year... Poorly Drawn People - Motion Not Emotion. So far this year, there have been 3 new Hip-Hop records that have really stood out to me as being extremely not awful. Those three would be the P.O.S. record, the Tanya Morgan record, and this gem by Poorly Drawn People who are... white guys from Rhode Island. Whaaaaaaa? You heard me. Hey, Jay-Z's new record apparently sucks, so somebody's gotta pick up the slack. These guys got nice beats, clever samples and really good, funny rhymes. They are some regular Triple Threats, Debbie Allen! Hear for yourself..."

Peep it in its original context here.


The Brown Daily Herald shined an extremely favorable light on PDP in a recent article that examined the local live music scene:

"Rap and hip-hop thrive in Providence, and many performers who develop their technique on Providence stages move on to national and even international recognition. For example, Sage Francis has already acquired a national reputation, and Poorly Drawn People — a Providence collective of emcees, DJs, and producers — is on the rise, earning support both across the country and online."

Check the full article here.

---------- gave us the "don't have to go to summer school" grade of 7.5 out of 10, and we'll take it. Especially when it comes with commentary like:

"PDP as a whole make serious hip-hop without taking thesmselves too seriously."


"PDP may be an encryption key, they may be a group of rapping Rhode Islanders, but either way they unlock a part of your musical subconscious that knows hip-hop can keep it real and keep it fresh without always having to keep it too serious."

Check out the full RapReviews text here.

---------- gave MNE a favorable review, stating:

"It's tough enough dealing with a stubborn music scene in the smallest state in the country, but Rhode Island can rest assured hip hop is covered with these cats."

The full review can be found here.


Maryland homie SeezMics from Educated Consumers gives us the big up (pause) in this recent interview.

PEV: Is there an up and coming band or artist you think we should all be looking out for now?
Cole: Dezmatic, Dood Computer, Cubbiebear, Head ResiNators, DJ cam-one, Food Chain Collective, Icon The Mic King, Poorly Drawn People, Lush Farm, and The Caverns to name more than a few.


Falside shows that its not the worst thing in the world to show love to your hometown crew when the press comes callin', in this interview with

"Much respect to Esh the Monolith. He is a producer/friend also from Providence with great production and mindset. Poorly Drawn People (Reason,Storm Davis, Dox) my main local squeeze have always had their shit together marketing wise."

Check out his full verbiage here and grab some free Falside music while you're at it.


And finally, our favorite piece of recent press courtesy of the aforementioned Chris Conti and the Providence Phoenix, in their write-up of the ProTown Records 12" release party:

"The night was underscored by a tremendous show of local support: spotting Labeless Illtelligence wordsmiths Esh the Monolith and CasUno posting up in the Strange Famous gift shop, shooting the shit with Poorly Drawn People's Storm Davis."

Getting name-checked for just standing around. Page Six, here we come.

Thanks to all the writers, blogs, newspapers, and websites for the support.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dead T-Shirts.

Remember long ago when we announced that producer Falside had remixed an unreleased Reason of PDP track for his upcoming remix project? Oh yeah, that was yesterday. Well, he leaked it. Here's the press release:

Falside, the acclaimed east coast beatsmith with production credits including C-Rayz Walz, Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox), El Da Sensei (The Artifacts), Pacewon (The Outsidaz), Reef the Lost Cauze (Army of the Pharoahs) and others has teamed up with one of Providence's premier wordsmith's, Reason. Reason, a member of the hip hop collective, Poorly Drawn People, has been a stand out and contributing element to new age independent hip hop crusade.

In anticipation of his newly announced remix sampler, "Five Finger Discount", Falside releases the first single from the free project. "Dead T-Shirts" featuring Reason is an Indy hip hop fusion blend that erases the line seperating preference of any genre. Download your free copy of the acclaimed single as well as the instrumental below. Falside's "Five Finger Discount" will be another addition to his free digital download series, and the release date will be announced soon. For more information please visit or


Thank you in advance for listening. Feel free to post and share. As you know, feedback is always appreciated.