Ok so here’s the cover! Crazy right?
Artwork by Jinx Remover
Snake illustration by BallerB
Layout by Chair Wiener
Remember when we told you it was coming out in February??? SURPRISE IT’S JANUARY!!!! 24th to be exact.
A slot opened up and I jumped at the chance. First Fake Four release of the new year!
2012 is the year of the #RAP

I am ECSTATIC!!! and the album will be ready for my European tour with Astronautalis in Jan/Feb. BAM!

One day I’ll have a beard and kids and I’ll be able to tell them this story:
‘Kids: In some circles your father was a bit of a legend, a tramp, a maniac – a man.
A man who liked women. A tenacious man who chased his dreams down endless roads of despair and glory. A man who was loved by the people who knew him, and who loved them back recklessly and with disregard for his own stability and personal space. Good times were had by this man, and even funnier, bad times. He was dragged off stages by his feet and thrown out the back doors of sports bars. He slept in small cars with big men. He mastered the trains of Europe, sleeping on the dirtiest floors in Switzerland and broke champagne bottles on the cleanest floors in Sweden. He was met with praise in Osaka and Tokyo. He once wrestled a professional ear cleaner on a beach in Mumbai and shot bottle rockets from a Jordanian hillside on the 4th of July. His laugh was contagious. He was credited with coining such terms as “suck his dick, dad” and “free condoms, $1.00”. His adventures spanned the globe.
One such adventure found your father deep in the woods of Northern Maine, hunting the great white wolf with Uncle Andy, known to most as Astronautalis. We had been tracking the wolf for two days longer then their rations allotted for and had been surviving off of leaves, berries and some Runts that I had in my pocket. Hours of waiting still and silent, crawling through turds and barf and huffing each others farts, getting as close as you possibly could to another man without feeling the heat of his loins on your chest. We were breathing the same breath, hunting the same beast. Warriors.
When suddenly, alas! Andy was struck down by a devastating rattlesnake bite, right on his inner thigh between his Ruger and his hip flask – no condom. Our eyes locked in a way that can only be described as mutual acknowledgment with a smidge of duality. The simple fact was clear: if I didn’t do what was needed, Andy would be dead in seconds, also recognizing that any shred of hip hop credibility either of us had was as good as out the door. We felt the third eye of the temple turn its gaze briefly upon us and then go black and shake it’s head in disgust. As I cut a lip shaped hole through the thigh of Andy’s trousers with my Virginia Skinner he said, “I am going to produce an album for you. I want to do for you what Ben (Radical Face) did for me: take you out of your comfort zone and push you in an territory yet untread. New ground, yet uncharted. A path… New… Roads… Maps… Never be lost…” Just before I closed my eyes to kneel down and suck the sweet poison from his crimson thigh, I caught a quick glance over Andy’s shoulder at what appeared to be the ghosts of Tupac, Gary Busey and Hunter S. Thompson giving us a triple thumbs up. Andy, in the last throes of consciousness removed his flask from his belt, and as I spat the wretched poison out in repulsion, managed to hand it to me and yell, “CANNONBALL!!!”, just before he passed out. I carried him on my back for five miles through the tick filled woods to the nearest ranger station where he was airlifted to the hospital. On my way out of the wilderness, I climbed a mountain and planted an American flag in our honor. America.’

Help Kickstart my new VIDEO!


the rapper:(y’all already know ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)xoxoxoxox

Hello my name is bleubird, I’m from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I’ve been making music and touring the world for the last ten years of my life. Devoting my life to the pursuit of my passion, doing my best to entertain and inspire. I have a song called “Pimp Hand” produced by my good friends Astronautalis + Radical Face coming out on my new album “CANNONBALL!!!” on Fake Four Inc. in February 2012.

My friend Chris Hill of Digital Cypher Photography and I are attempting to shoot a video for this song.
We share a vision…and it’s AWESOME!

the photographer:

In a world of instant gratification, digital downloads, instagrams, and even movies shot on iphones… We want to step back and create an organic moment in time. Free from the 1’s and 0’s of the digital age. A time when kung-fu and Curtis Mayfeild shared the same screen. When action stars were judged by the size of their Afro.

What we are attempting to achieve with the “Pimp Hand” video is a somewhat satirical homage to the funky, colorful era of 70’s Blaxplotaiton. To honor such great films and actors like Dolemite and Jim Kelly. Walk in their platform shoes, put ourselves in their place. Create like the greats such as Robert Clouse and Melvin Van Peebles. To stay true all these greats which bleubird and I have admired for so long, we completely threw out any thought or notion that we would do this in a digital format. Although these digital cameras have made amazing leaps over the past few years, they still very often lack that one element that draws you in and keeps you wanting more…. they lack soul. 
Film itself is alive, organic, unapologetic… just like the song itself.
 This song has so much heart and soul to it, I feel it deserves to be presented as such. That’s why we decided to go with super 8 film. To keep the raw gritty feeling that you get while watching such great 70’s films .

We have put together a team of industry professionals with a resume entirely too long to list here. They are all donating time and gear with open arms and excitement for this project. 
We have a vintage MINT CONDITION Canon 1014 xl-s camera that we had flown in from Germany. It’s waiting patiently to devour rolls upon rolls of film to create an unforgettable visual to a song that already stands on its own. Regardless of it’s decade. We have reached out and had meetings via email and phone-calls with the same film house that JJ Abrams used for his film Super 8! They are on board and excited to help make this vision a reality.

So what it all comes down to is, we need your help… With the most modest of budgets, covering only film cost, wardrobe, and hopefully some food; we hope to make a video that is as rich in tone, color, and spirit as the artist himself.

1. Donate whatever dollar amount you can. No donation is too small! Kickstarter will allow us to raise far beyond the $3,000, but we have to reach AT LEAST our goal amount or else we get nothing, zero, zip, zilch.

2. Facebook “LIKE” our kickstarter video.

3. GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE and “Like” that too

4. Tweet about our kickstarter video.

5. Embed our kickstarter video on your blog or website.

6. Email at least 10 people with our kickstarter video link.

7. Email Me ( if you have another good idea for how you can help!

bleubird+Thesis Sahib-Live from #SAPPYFEST

Thesis and I (aka[ Les Swashbuckling Napoleons] along with Edison who sadly was not there) rocking out at Sappyfest in a jam packed #FREEEBIRD. The first two and a half minutes we’re jamming on James’ modded gameboy and assorted circuit bent pedals and craziness. Then we jump into “Paper Boat” off of our album “FUCK!”, then I do part of my new song “hand holdin” off my new record “CANNONBALL!!!” over my buddy Uncle Buzzie’s beat. Thank you so much to the fine folks at #SAPPYFEST for giving us free reign of the town where we were lovingly referred to as “The Rap Van”.

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also to find Les Swashbuckling Napoleons-FUCK!

filmed by Dave Hayden (THANKS DAVE!)

bleubird: Mr. Hood


Young Sole gave me that Ace Hood mixtape and immediately “Mr. Hood” hit so close to home I found myself waking up to it daily. Getting all charged up to attack the day..a GRINDERS ANTHEM!! All respect to Ace and his hustle but I just HAD TO!!!!
#BrowardCounty #BlackLocustSociety #MrHood #Swarm666 #CANNONBALL!!!

Big love to @Protoman954 for tracking and mixing and @JasperDelaini for the graphics

bleubird_Mr_Hood by bleubirdy