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Proseed is Now Dereos Roads

If you follow Proseed on social media, you might have noticed that he's been hinting at it for a couple months now...he's changing his name. It is our pleasure at Surface Level Records to introduce you to... ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽค Dereos Roads ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽน So what does that mean for the Proseed discography? All music under Proseed will remain on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Bandcamp and everywhere else. Bandcamp has been updated with a new subdomain, so gone are...

SLR Performing at Trace Brewing, Nov. 14th

We've got some exciting news! Surface Level Records will be performing this coming Monday, Nov 14th, at Trace Brewing in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. As part of the Lights Out multi-genre quarterly, Proseed & DFRNTFRM will be sharing the stage with DJ Blacklisted holding down the 1s and 2s. The band Different Places in Space, as well as Wil Kondrich & Marc Reisman, will also be performing. The show runs from 6-10 PM EST....

Surface Level Collective Live Streams & Hip-Hop Reviews

This past weekend we debuted our hip-hop album review discussions on Discord. Our topic was 1998's Third Eye Vision by the Hieroglyphics. Proseed, DFRNTFRM & DJ Blacklisted talked about the best moments and overall significance of the classic indie hip-hop gem. Check out the discussion below: Future discussions will be hosted on Discord and live streamed on Youtube. Have you joined our Discord server and subscribed to SLR on Youtube? Please...

Proseed “That’s the Truth” (ft. Real Deal & Reasun) Lyrics Video

One of the tracks getting the most attention from Proseed's Songs and Seven Blunders album (May 2022) is "That's the Truth," featuring international battle rap champion, Real Deal, and Reasun, host of Pittsburgh's freestyle cypher, Track Meet. In response, Proseed has created a lyrics video which will air on the Surface Level Records YouTube page at 7 PM EST. Check it out when it releases below: Until then, you can stream, download and support...

Ill Advanced “Maple Terrace”

Ill Advanced, a consistent and prolific emcee and producer from Pittsburgh, PA, recently dropped the first single off his upcoming album, Cโ€™Est La Vie. The track, "Maple Terrace," has the artist reflecting on his past, returning to his grandmother's old home and neighborhood, while also embracing fatherhood. The video contains beautiful shots of the aforementioned neighborhood, home video footage, as well as his current stomping grounds, as he...

Proseed – Songs & Seven Blunders Featured on Bandcamp Diaries

Following Proseed's recent release of Songs and Seven Blunders, the music blog The Bandcamp Diaries celebrated the new album, calling it a "well-rounded and extensively diverse record..." fully produced by Proseed himself, "showcasing some amazing versatility." Read the entire piece here. Songs and Seven Blunders is available to support on Bandcamp, and streaming everywhere. Prefer to wear the album? Head over to the store to scoop up the new...

That Time Grandmaster Caz Emailed Me

.redcircle-link:link { color: #ea404d; text-decoration: none; } .redcircle-link:hover { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:active { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:visited { color: #ea404d; } Powered by RedCircle When I was around 15 yrs old, I built a hip-hop website. Likely hosted for free by Geocities or Tripod or one of the other major hosts in the late 90s, the site was a simple celebration of the "best emcees ever." This was the age of...

Surface Level Records Live at the Deutschtown Music Festival

There's a big event coming up for Surface Level Records in a few weeks. As part of the 10th annual Deutschtown Music Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, Reasun & Proseed will be performing at 7 PM, with DFRNTFRM following the duo up with the help of DJ Blacklisted (Blacklisted will also be holding down the set at 7). The performances are on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Songkick users can see the event page here. Be sure to show interest or click "I'm...

That Day Q-Unique Wrote Back

This article is also the content of episode 12 "That Day Q-Unique Wrote Back" of the Feel the Void podcast. .redcircle-link:link { color: #ea404d; text-decoration: none; } .redcircle-link:hover { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:active { color: #ea404d; } .redcircle-link:visited { color: #ea404d; } Powered by RedCircle I must have been around 16 years old. I know this because As the World Burns, the classic debut album by the Arsonists, dropped...