9th Wonder, the soul music beatsmith, drops a new project via DJBooth.net called Bladey Mae (The Beat Tape). Bladey Mae has dozens of beats on it, 73 to be exact. The audio player from DJBooth.net lets you peep 10 of them with the entire project for purchase and download. Thats a killer project, just based on the track count alone, I’d say so.
9th says this about his new Beat Tape
“This past weekend, I met my grandma, Beulah Mae Jarrett Douthit’s family (my dad’s mother) for the first time. My grandma passed in 1965, so I’ve had no connection to her at all. I listened to the elders talk about her all day. One elder in particular, her oldest niece, who’s 78-years-old, told me that her nickname was ‘Bladey Mae’, because of the blades she carried around in the purse and pockets, to protect her children from a segregated South, one of them being my dad. I was looking for a name for a new beat tape, and that one just came out of nowhere.”
Here’s to you Beulah Mae Jarrett Douthit and the blades you carried to protect pops……’Bladey Mae’… – 9th Wonder
Check it on DJbooth.net