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May 16, 2010, 4:26 am
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“Tri-coastal trio of Stoney Rock (a.k.a. Black Spade) Ced No and Proh Mic write bloodshot tracks in the same spirit at the Mizell Brothers and David Axelrod, (mostly) shunning vocals in favor of 700 ton funk grooves that are all laid-back Cadillac cruising. ”

The Hawthorne Headhunters is a project made up of the individuals Stoney Rock (aka Black Spade), Ced No and Proh Mic and was conceived in 2007 at Ced’s recording studio in that special place between Long Beach and Los Angeles – Hawthorne, California.

Black Spade’s music is a melting pot of sounds hailing from St. Louis by way of New York, Detroit, L.A., and everywhere that hip-hop has carved a distinctive and influential sound for itself. Along with his longtime friend Ced from St. Louis and Seattle transplant Proh Mic, the trio locked it down under the shine of Hollywood Park and created songs in the great traditions of musical heavyweight projects such as Funkadelic, Soulquarians, Native Tongues Posse and Bloomfield, Kooper, and Stills’ Super Session.

The Hawthorne Headhunters are at the crossroads of funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop from players already years deep in the game. The music spans these genres seamlessly blurring the lines between the Southern-influenced tastes of singer/rapper/producer Black Spade and keyboard and studio controller Ced No with the next level northern bounce of rapper/producer Proh Mic.

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