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That Ole' Pro-Town sound ya heard...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Make sure you check out Pro-Town Records Radio on 90.3 WRIU or you can check at every wednesday morning 12am to 3am est. (U.S.A.)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

This one here is for Toddy La' Rock as of late there have been a couple of technical difficulties the crew has had to overcome. By the looks of it though things are falling back into order and our 3rd project will be out for release real soon. So stay on the look out for more quality material from Pro-Town Records. Peace, Swerve.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Project #3

So my man Bums passed me off the ruff cuts from the new compilation dropping soon. The shit sounds FRESH. I am souped that Pro-Town Records will be releasing project #3 on vinyl, would we do it any other way??? It seems that it will be another 11 cut 12". So get ready for this one cuz its comin'. There are also gonna be some new Emcees added into the mix, being that Pro-Town finds it very important to showcase talented Emcees from our area, it would only seem right to put some new heads on this one. This is a panel I painted today, along with other writers from my area, This one is gonna be on display in CITY HALL! how fucked is that... Anyways stay positive all and I will get at yous soon. Peace, Swerve.

Monday, May 3, 2010

On Hold...

To anybody who has put in an order in the past week or two. If I have not gotten your package out yet it is gonna take a little bit longer. My wife goes in for surgery on Wed. to have our third child. Hit me up if you have questions or complaints. Peace, Swerve.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hot off the press.

Get your Pro-Town tees for the summer!!! Available in different colors and sizes. Sweatshirts are also available (special order). Get at me, Peace, Swerve

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pro-Town t-shirts...

Pro-Town tees will be in next week. Hit us up if you want one $10 per shirt plus shipping. Also the last few copies of each record are being sold now. If you have not gotten your hands on either of these pieces that is your loss, these are priced extremely well and the material is to each is own. Do you! We might be running a special pre-order run of embroidered sweatshirts hit us up if you are interested in one. Peace, Swerve.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pro-Town @ City Cafe.

Make sure you come out and support.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stockin' Stuffah's

They have finally arrived...

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Burnt to a crisp again...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Snippets "13 emcees of X-Mas"

This is the snippet package for "The 13 emcees of X-Mas" 7" due in next week we will be taking orders soon enjoy. Peace, Swerve.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Pro-Town material.

Here is some new Pro-Town material. These are some possible joints that could be heard on project #3. Peace, Swerve

Monday, March 29, 2010

Custom for: Thirsty-Dragon

Waitin' in Anticipation

As of this week the 13 emcees of X-Mas should be in. The snippets of that should be up soon. We are also gonna upload a snippet package of a bunch of new material that is being sort through, and considered for the new project coming up. Stayed tuned Pro-Towns focus this year is not to let anybody who is looking for that strictly FRESH influenced material down. "Just Hang In There People". Peace, Swerve.

We are here to keep it RAW for ya's.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hell froze over.

The O.K. has finally been sent to press the "13 emcees of X-Mas". It took a minute but if your are involved in vinyl pressing you understand the process. Ideally you would want to be in the session when they are tweaking your master. Unfortunately this is not possible due to the fact the press plant is in Ohio and we are in Rhode Island. So long story short there are a couple of test presses hanging around now, which is not a bad thing considering that they have a completely different versions on them, one of them is the original. True Vinyl collectors know the deal with something of that nature, hmmmmmmmmmm. It is another piece added to the Pro-Town Records catalog. We have put alot of work into these last 2 projects, doing this actually ain't easy, theres alot of bullshit that one goes through while doing projects. Somebody almost always disagrees with something in some way, In the end it is all worth the strain because what you end up with is a project that ALL of us stand by. There is a very short run of this piece being pressed (100 copies). This record showcases 13 different Emcees all from different walks of life some that have been busy on a mic for 20+ years. I truly feel that this record will not let you down. RED VINYL!!!! This is the largest collab of MC'S put on wax, on a track in the history of Rhode Island. Do not miss out on this, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A TURNTABLE BUY ONE! Shit hang this one from your tree as a decoration what ever the case don't miss out. Peace,Swerverock.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Custom for R.D. @(D.W.G.)

2nd Test Presses are here.

The second test presses arrived today. I am souped!!! They sound excellent which means hopefully we can give the go ahead and make the 13 emcees finally happen, stay tuned we will definitely keep all of you updated. In other Pro-Town related news we are currently in the works of finishing up joints and are beginning the process of deciding what goes where. There could be a snippet package dropping momentarily so keep checking in. We wanted to thank all of the people over at Diggers with Gratitude for all of they're support. Make sure you check them out at:

Thank you for all of your support people,
Pro-Town Records.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A record review by Top-Notch.

What we have right here is not really slept on (yet) cause it´s new, so i felt a bit like postin out of my scheme and tell you peeps out there that you better watch out for this incredibly dope LP right here and DON´T SLEEP NOW !!!

This LP goes by the title of Pro Town Records and is featuring a whole lot of very talented MCs, DJs & Producer named Al Bums, Swerve One, Romen Rok, Info Mite, Cevtwo, J Strest, Chachi Carvalho & Jahpan !!!

The whole collective comes straight outta Providence, Rhode Island and is really killing it with this incredibly dope LP right here !!!

There are 12 tracks featured on this LP titled "Welcome To Providence", "Five Deep", "Crash Test", "Him Go", "50 Ways", "Am To Pm RMX", "Doin Dirt", "Fe Fi Fo Fum", "Rhode Island Hospital", "Ice Puppies", "Money Up Front" & "Love Is Blue" which are all produced by Al Bums !!!

They only pressed up 300 copies of this hot ass album which can directly be ordered by Swerve One (you can find all informations right here):

DON´T SLEEP NOW and get yourself one of these beauties while you´re able to and stop moaning around about prices cause that album is priced very well !!!

I recorded some snippets of two my favourite tracks for you to check out !!!

Check out a sample of "Am To Pm RMX":

Check out a sample of "Ice Puppies":

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Test Presses.

At this point talking about the 13 emcees of X-Mas is some old ass news. It is almost as if this project was just a figment of our imaginations, like "this muth@fu*kah is neva comin' out" type shit. Well Bums finished up the mixdown this week and that shit is OUTTA HERE!!! In the muth@fu*kin mail on the plane to vinyl press plant land. See ya, Now lets make this an official piece of music history. 10 and change minutes of a holiday saga packed with that old SEASONS GREETINGS type of cheer. Sign me up I am in, X-Mas during spring..... Break out your sleigh.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Here it is....Definately go check Werners Blog.

Representing Providence On Wax
This is a pretty nice compilation album that's just dropping now from a new label, Pro-Town Records. It's limited to 300 copies, but unlike most limited vinyl releases today, it's not priced to gouge the collector, it's actually priced below the norm: $10 for a full-length LP (11 songs + an intro). It's by a crew from Providence (Pro-Town, see?) Rhode Island that've been down for a good while, but up 'till now haven't put much music out. The full line-up consists of: Romen Rok, DJ Al Bums, Cevtwo, J Strest, Info Mite, Swerve One, Roe Diggs, Minister Ref, Jahpan and Chachi Carvalho. Some of them have put in some guest verses over the years - you may remember Romen Rok from Joe Beats' solo album for instance - but probably made the most noise with their album as Funkbunker Fleet (Slap & Spit) in 2003.

This album is a compilation of material recorded from 1999-today. And what's fun is that you can't tell what's from the 90's and what's recent when listening to it. It's totally consistent and timeless. The production (primarily handled by Al Bums) is on one-hand pretty varied - they use a wide variety of samples, some upbeat and soulful, others loop soulful crooning - but on the other hand, it's all pulled into a unified style of straight boom-bap hip-hop.

Lyrically, it's pretty consistent, too. Some songs are posse cuts, others are solo songs. But regardless, they're pretty much all non-stop battle rhymes in the vein of clever wordplay that only briefly pauses for some scratched-in hooks. You can distinguish who's rapping by their voices alright (Info Might has a gruffer voice, Al Bum's voice is deeper, etc), but writing-wise they seem to speak with one voice. "Love Is Blue," a more contemplative tune, is pretty much the only song that isn't about dissing "you," dropping punchlines ("I'll never get washed up - just like my dirty dishes") and flexing skills ("I stay busy as a bee stuck in a bucket of molasses"). But let's face it, we don't generally like our MCs to stray too far from the formula, do we? And they don't.

So I encourage you to check it out. It won't replace your favorite record by the masters like Rakim or the random rap greats like Unique, but it's some solid underground hip-hop. You can check out snippets and more (they're already planning their next release) at their blog, When releases like this drop in 2010, I feel there's still hope the hip-hop vinyl scene.
Labels: Al Bums, Cevtwo, Chachi Carvalho, Info Mite, J Strest, Jahpan, Minister Ref, Roe Diggs, Romen Rok, Swerve One

Pro-Town compilation review.

Check out this review conducted by Werner Von Wallenrod on his blog.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crazy forward progression as of late . Things are on the move at the spot. 4/5 new joints in the works as of this past week, plus remixes to older joints are in order and ready to be worked. The final touches are finally being put on 13 mc's...whewww. That project will be finishing up finally. There is new material being produced on new machines and the sounds show and prove. Albums always comes with that muck for your eardrums. MomaG is on point with a couple of new joints that are sure to melt off a face or two. My man Stresto just laid out some glowin' hot coals for us tribal folks only to walk over. Damn things are on the move and it feels good to be getting goals accomplished, gotta thank the whole Pro-Town fam for stayin positive through any adversity. Lets keep it rollin fellas. Once again Thank you to all of the cats from around the world for copin' the compilation, that joint is movin quick so if you don't have a copy I suggest you grab one now. Peace Rhode Island, and Whole World. Swerveone


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Denim For Sale

Get at me I am selling this.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Money Up Front.

A photo to go along with the best joint on the Pro-Town compilation (IMO). Left to right Bums, Strest, Ref.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sorry bout the size...

Here it is.

Custom covers.

Did these couple of covers for a few swell fellas over at Diggers with Gratitude. I have to thank everyone out in Europe for they're support. The Pro-Town comp. has been selling like crazy over there. Hit us up for a copy while they last, numbers are dwindling so you want to grab one of these before they are gone TRUST ME!

Romens' project is mastered and from what I understand the shit knocks so get ready people it has been a while but the doc is in with your medicine STAY TUNED!!! Peace,from the Pro-Town fam.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Finally a good old B.A.M. mix for ya's....Have a Good One

Al-Bums Production

"Ain't Shit Changed"

Puttin' in work....

The Pro-Town troop is puttin' in some serious work right now. There are a few projects that are in the workings at the moment. If you missed it on Friday night Ready Ink was in the building at the Firehouse for Mr. Mortal's once a month celebration, Elevation. Be sure to go out and support Mortal, this is the man who has brought you many different parties through the years including UNITY. Ready Ink (J.Strest, Info-Mite)are working on a project at the moment that is sure to have anybody checking they're ego's at the door. Trust me I have been privileged to hear enuff of this collaboration to know that short's will not be taken so stay tuned for that....There is also another collab. brewing that is between none other than MOMAG and Swerveone, keep your ears peeled to local radio for possible leaks of this funk drenched venture. In other Pro-Town news, Rahlo Santiago, a.k.a. Oliver Hopnoodle, a.k.a. Romen Rok is on the verge of finally releasing his much anticipated solo debut project. For real folks this is in process as we speak, in brief convo. with Romen he has confirmed that the project is being mastered as I relay to you this update. So get ready for a Pro-Town filled summer people. Last but definitely not least.....the Christmas Project, oh the Christmas project!!! The adjustments that needed to be made are currently in the works TRUST ME they are being attended to, this is a piece you are not gonna want to miss out on, a 7" on red vinyl with 13 emcees on it, all from our own local area, custom artwork.... You would be a fool not cop one of these just on G.P. Anyways keep doin' your thing stay healthy and love your fam. Peace.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Got That...

Come through ELEVATION this Friday night Feb,12th for all kinds of Pro-Town merch. Including Vinyl, T-shirts, Stickers, CD's, and Grab Bag's with some interesting shit fa'sho'. Make sure that you come out-YOU WILL NOT BE LET DOWN...PRO-TOWN RECORDS, READY INK, will be in the building, Fire House 13, Be there or look really stupid.

Here it is....

Welcome to the Pro-Town Records blogspot. We are dedicated to bringing you that ole'good music. The squadron is put together with individuals who have hand crafted they're own style throughout the years, within this organization YOU WILL NOT find any jump on the bandwagon newjacks. It's called tried and true a standard that is stuck to with the soul purpose of the outcome being "FRESH". The actions executed by this group of artists are not conveyed because it is what we need to do, the actions are executed because they simply have to be, meaning the faint of heart need not apply when it comes to representing yourself through your artistry and dedication. We are ALL a part of this organization and we ALL perform and execute our separate roles that have formed this unit.Within this blog we will try and represent activities that have taken place in the past, events that are current, and also there could be some previews to future plans,projects and performances. Thank you for taking the time out to read the brief foreword. Peace, Swerveone.