Posts Tagged ‘dmv hip hop


Video: “The Man of Orange” by Mister Wise

This is a PSA from Team Demo’s, Mister Wise. We make no copyright claims to any of the images in this video.


Team Demo Presents… Notorious White

Last year, we (Team Demo) released a compilation entitled “Journey with Nas,” which mashed up Nas acapellas with beats made with samples from the legendary rock band, Journey.  The follow up is “Notorious White,” which does the same, but this time with Notorious B.I.G. and Barry White.  The project was put together at Depth Charge Studios over the past several months and is available for streaming and download on the Team Demo Soundcloud page as well as several other hosting platforms.  Enjoy!




Team Demo Presents… Notorious White.


Mister Wise Featured on the Huffington Post

huffpostI recently did an interview with friend and colleague, Head-Roc for the Huffington Post.  My first name managed to get spelled wrong but that’s just an example of why you can just call me “Mister Wise” now.  (So much easier.)   🙂

Check it out here


Please Support and Share the Mister Wise “I Can’t Figure You Out” Video

My music video for “I Can’t Figure You Out,” from my EP, “The Way of the Doh Doh,” has been spreading  around the web.  Despite a minor hiccup last week when one of our promoters apparently used a bot to add views (prompting YouTube to pull the link,) promotion and support for the video have continued to be awesome!  It has now been exactly one month since the debut of the video and I need an additional push from my supporters, fans and friends more than ever. Here is a simple thing you can do to help.

Below is a list of public web sites where the video has been featured. There have been quite a few private networks as well, but we can let them talk amongst themselves 🙂  Please show support for these sites that have supported me by visiting the respective video pages.  Visit as many as you can (it won’t take long.) Once you are there, give the video a view but more importantly, use the “share” links on each page to share/ like the video on your Twitter, Facebook, Email and other social media sites you frequent.  This publicizes my video, but also the web sites who have supported it.  You probably won’t be able to leave any comments or ratings on the video without joining the sites themselves (which you are welcome to do if you are so inclined,) but we would certainly be grateful for comments and “likes” on the video’s YouTube Page, which pretty much anyone can do.  Thank you in advance, and remember, the EP is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and dozens of other sites where quality funky music can be purchased and/or streamed.

Video Links:

I’m sure I’m missing a few so if you have posted my video on your site and you don’t see it on the list, shoot me a message and I will add you.  As for the rest of you, click click click.  Many thanks!!


“The Way of the Doh Doh” EP on iTunes

Mister Wise - "The Way of the Doh Doh" EP is now available on iTunes. Click on Image.

Mister Wise – “The Way of the Doh Doh” EP is now available on iTunes. Click on Image.


Pre-Order “The Way of the Doh Doh” EP by Mister Wise

Mister Wise, Team Demo, Depth Charge Studios, Zechariah Wise, Team DemolitionMy new single, “I Can’t Figure You Out,” is now making its way through promotional circulation, but you can get it now by pre-ordering the EP from our label store page.  Just put down the $4 for the EP, and you can immediately download, “I Can’t Figure You Out.” Then, when “The Way of the Doh Doh” EP drops on September 17th, you will receive an e-mail to download the full project.  Many thanks and enjoy!


Kingpen Slim F/ Memphis Bleek “No Photos” remix

Check out this fresh twist from Kingpen Slim’s most recent album, “Triple Beam Dreams.”  Slim enlisted Memphis Bleek for some additional flavor.  This is a Team Demo Production and was recorded and mixed by yours truly at Depth Charge Studios.


New Video: Kingpen Slim “The Haunting”

Check out the latest video from Kingpen Slim, “The Haunting” shot and directed by Chop and Shoot Productions. The song was produced by J-Buttah and recorded and mixed at Depth Charge Studios by yours truly. Slim’s latest album, “Triple Beam Dreams” can be downloaded at


Throwback: Team Demolition “Teamwork” Video (2000)

This past week marks the 12 year anniversary of the release of this record, which was our top-selling 12 inch single in the history of the Depth Charge catalog . To celebrate, I have posted the video. Enjoy!


My Resolution

The average urban music career is one and a half albums. The average attention span of a modern music enthusiast is about a second and a half. Add these two things together and it is easy to see why so many of the artists I work with have no idea that I was one of them not so long ago. In fact, they would be fortunate to have a career where they made the money my crew and I earned, sold the records we sold, toured the places we toured and broke the ground that we broke. We had videos before there was a Youtube. We were featured in The Source and scores of magazines that have been gone so long one probably hasn’t heard of them either. We were on WPGC when we were in high school.  Our records charted on CMJ and Rap Attack for a decade. Much of our music was available online; in the sense that one could order it from an online record store on vinyl, cd or cassette. (Side note: In 1999, I signed an online distribution deal with a company called CDuctive. We received a $2000 advance for the rights to distribute our catalog. That company was later aquired and then they were aquired until one day, they became The Orchard.)

If you’ve never heard of my crew and our work, I don’t take it personally. A hip hop generation spans about 3 or 4 years. That generation is usually only aware of the generation that immediately preceeded their own, and the one that follows. With the exception of my “Mister Wise Album” which came out in 2010, all of my records as an artist were released independently between 1996 and 2004. Only the few scholars of the current generation know about the Depth Charge label, the Lower Life Forms and the Team Demolition projects (but I digress at the risk of sounding like Andy Rooney.)

Fortunately, there are many from in and around my generation who do remember.  It is the demand of these individuals that drive up the price of our early out of print vinyl and who post our old music on web sites that are designed to spotlight the works of an underground era.  It is these people who have sent me a number of requests to make available our old catalog and unreleased tracks.  And it is in part, them who have inspired to make my New Year’s resolution to do so.

My company only released a dozen or so 12 inch singles and a half a dozen albums in our history.  However, that represents just a small fraction of the material we produced and recorded.  In the early 90s, we recorded our music on 4 Track tape.  I still have the working machine and all 62 tapes which contain more than 250 songs, (most of which never made it to market.) I also have more than 85 sets of ADAT tapes containing our music that was recorded between 1995 and 2003.  We are still cataloging these, but I estimate there are 300-350 songs on those tapes.  I am personally going to be spending my spare time dumping and archiving all of these tracks from both of these formats to hard drives over the next several months.  From there, I will restore, re-mix and re-master all that I find redeemable, and make as many of them available as I can.  I also have plans to take some of this material and re-work it.  (Vocals placed over new music, lost beats remade or completely remixed etc.)

When all is said and done, I believe those who do hear this anthology of sorts will enjoy the creativity, passion, unique ideals and honest artistry my crew represented.  If a youngster wants to have a listen, have at it, but I’m not doing this for them.  I’m doing this for myself.  The digital age allows me to preserve for both posterity and enjoyment, that which was the central focus of my life for a dozen years.  Doing so allows me to truly close that chapter of my life, and have a ton of fun in the process.

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