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KONSci, Tronic, DJ Slim Deluxe, and DJ Noumenon



"Self Reliance" is a highly conceptual project which focuses on bringing the listener closer to their own reality and the world that surrounds us all. Ranging from satirical insights on financial woes to calls for greater social awareness and standing strong in the face of devastating loss, whether its the love of HipHop or the love of life, "Self Reliance" takes its hold. 

The album features a variety of producers who each bring their own distinct sound to the project. Kev Brown, iLLmind, J. Rawls, Oddisee, and Dunc, along with in house instrumentalists Jamoculus and KON Sci offer musical backdrops for the vocalists to command. Emcees Tronic and KON Sci weave through the progression with clear intent, to demonstrate the strength of will necessary to embody Self Reliance. Guest appearances by John Robinson aka Lil Sci, Seez Mics of the Educated Consumers, Kev Brown, and rCyn bring their lyrical insights, while DJ Noumenon heads an arsenal of scratchwork assisted by Rob Swift, DJ Excess, J Smoke, DJ Spictakular, and John Beez.
All support is greatly appreciated!!
MindsOne Cru

MindsOne - Legion of Doom (Prod. Kev Brown)

Directed by Big Hop who put in a bunch of time and effort to making this thing official.

Peace to everyone who came to support us making our first video.

Peace to Kev Brown for the heat!

Album Release thanks

PEACE!! everyone who came through the Album Release Party @ 16 Taps over the weekend. Special thanks goes out to DJ Slim Deluxe, DJ Noumenon, Seez Mics, Fuzz Jaxx, Big Hop, Jamoculus, Whispaz, and Jones for blessing the crowd with DOPE HipHop music. Hope everyone got the album at the show but if not...CHECK ABOVE POSTS.

You can check out some photos from the show, by local photographer Chris Zachary here:


Legion of Doom

MindsOne drops their first single, "Legion of Doom", off the upcoming album "Self Reliance" which is slated for release on Soulspazm records September 21, 2010. MCs Tronic and KON Sci detail the life of the back alleyway antagonist over a gritty bass driven instrumental produced by Low Budget's own Kev Brown. The album offers production from the likes of Oddisee, iLLmind, Kev Brown, J. Rawls, and Dunc along with contributions from other talented artists such as, John Robinson, Seez Mics, Rob Swift, DJ Excess, J Smoke, DJ Spictakular, and crew turntablist DJ Noumenon.

Check for "Self Reliance" album updates and other material at:



MindsOne "Self Reliance" Release Date and Art Work

SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 --Official Release date of MindsOne NEW LP "Self Reliance" on Soulspazm records. Check out our artist page on the Soulspazm site:

SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 --Official album release show at 16Tapps (artists and flyer coming SOON)

"Self Reliance" Cover Art and Track Listing: Courtesy of the talented illustrator Ulises Farinas and graphic design chief Big Hop



MindsOne at 16Tapps Wilmington this Saturday August21

Our good holmeboi over at is hosting an event in Wilmington NC at 16Tapps this Saturday August 21, 2010. The night features fellow Monumental Music crew member Fuzz Jaxx and the reggae stylings of Tony Dread, along with DJ Slim Deluxe holding down the turntables....COME THROUGH



KON Sci MindsOne Instrumentals...Catalog Available

Gears are turning, blades are being sharpened, ligaments are being torn....The new MindsOne album "Self Reliance" fast approaches. We have been overwhelmingly busy meeting deadlines in order to have this album available in September...(release date, artwork,singles,and other album related details will be posted later this week).

In the mean time...I ,KON Sci, have managed to gather available instrumentals for you Emcees and Production freaks. Recent goodies and classic gems are all apart of this wide ranged catalog.

HIT ME @ for the link and further details!!


Times Evident Mix: Free Download through

MindsOne has dropped a free anthology for your listening pleasure. The "TimeEvident Mix" is a collection of material from various MindsOne albums along with collaborations and unreleased music from the MindsOne catalog circa 2000-2010. Crew members DJ Slim Deluxe and DJ Noumenon handled the mixing of the project as only two seasoned true school turntablists can.

You can download the "TimesEvident Mix" and more for free at:
Stay tuned because MindsOne will also be dropping their new full length album
"Self Reliance"
later this summer, which will include production from:

iLLmind, Kev Brown, Oddisee, J. Rawls, Dunc, KON Sci, and Jamoculus.

With Emcee features from:

John Robinson (LiL Sci of Scienz of Life), Kev Brown, Kenn Starr,
Seez Mics of Educated Consumers and rCyn of Systematic.

We greatly appreciate your support!