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Daytrotter Session Finally Up!

by | February 13, 2010 | In Live, Music, News Comments Off on Daytrotter Session Finally Up!

Back in April 2009, Yea Big and I recorded a live session at Daytrotter in Rock Island, IL. (pics) Guess what? It’s LIVE on Daytrotter.

“Chicago’s Yea Big & Kid Static, is opinionated and out-spoken. The duo makes the kind of defiant and churlish hip-hop that comes from dissatisfied young men, idealistic and yearning for better results than the crap ones they’re getting or seeing as most likely, for themselves and for others. They are the words of those who sense that we’re not bettering anything and that we’re just phoning it in, sticking with a routine that might need some rejiggering or a complete overhaul. Yea Big and Kid Static seem to contend that the bigger truths are hidden under layers of muck, and that we’re being kept from the most sublime beauties of existence, the various things that along us an appreciation for the subtle and rich details. We’re being lied to, but maybe we’ve still got some cool enough homies that we’ll overlook these obstructions and these cover-ups.”

Check it out!


Went To LA. Did Some Thangs.

by | February 10, 2010 | In News Comments Off on Went To LA. Did Some Thangs.

Finally back from LA. Went out West to look for a place. Found out it was waaaay too early to be looking. You would think landlords would find a tenant when the previous tenant tells them they’re moving out. Not so much. Apparently they wait until someone needs to move in tomorrow. They were on some, you can pay us a month’s rent to hold it for you, I’m like yeaaah, I’m totally doing that.

Ran into the 5signs crew from Anodyne Electric. We did the 9th episode of their podcast. Also played a show at the Grand Star, did a photoshoot with Signals and Blood Is The New Black, and got it in with Frosti and Levi.

More audio, footage and images of all of that coming soon.


RPM 2010

by | January 18, 2010 | In News 1 Comment

It’s that time again. February is fast approaching. Between planning for Costa Rica, LA, and Austin, I’m going to somehow fit in making an album in the month of Feb.

The Rules:

Record an album in February 2009 that’s 10 songs or 35 minutes long

     * Recording can only be done in the month of February – no prerecorded songs.
     * All material must be previously unreleased, and we encourage you to write the material during
      February too.

Read all about it here.

If you remember, RPM 2008 was the beast that spawned this project:

In The Meantime

Pitchfork raved about it, people downloaded it way more than I ever expected (over 5,000 unique downloads), and it turned out to be a pretty decent undertaking.

So let’s do it again.

Keep an eye out.



by | January 5, 2010 | In News, Polls 5 Comments

The Throwdown is coming gentlemen. I was lucky enough to play for you guys last year and this year I hope to do it again. A couple people have asked that I play certain songs this year and I think that method of deciding the playlist is a really good idea. So here we go.

These are the suggestions I’ve gotten so far. If you want a song not on the list, feel free to write it in.


What songs would you like to hear at the Whiskerino Throwdown?
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by | December 13, 2009 | In Albums, Music, News Comments Off on TFLG VINYL! YEAH SON!


METAL POSTCARD is doing big once again, putting out this delicious piece of musicality from Yea Big + Kid Static. The Future’s Looking Grim FULL EL-P. Get it!


Hopie Spitshard : Yummy

by | December 13, 2009 | In Music, News Comments Off on Hopie Spitshard : Yummy

Hopie is one of the homies from the bay, you know her from the Hopie/Del/Kid Static collab. She’s been working hard to bring you some hot new visual material. Keep an eye out, her new video Yummy is about to hit.



Jose G. Sketches your weekend

by | June 4, 2009 | In News, Parties Comments Off on Jose G. Sketches your weekend

Jose Garibaldi over at Little Brown Heart sketches out what to hit up this weekend in Chicago. Dope.



iTunes finally updated. You can cop the new record where Apple rules the world.



by | April 23, 2009 | In Albums, Funny, News, Parties Comments Off on YEA BIG + KID STATIC : GRIM HAS LANDED

YB+KS’ brand new album “The Future’s Looking Grim” is hot off the trucks. We just got it in our hands and want to give the fans the opportunity to pick it up before it leaves for the stores. For the next two weeks, we’re letting you guys buy it directly from us  pre-retail on our myspace page. Pick it up now or you have to wait until June. JUNE! That’s a long ways away.  I mean you could just get it digitally but ITS NOT THE SAME!

Static Out!


Keeping it TREAL…

by | April 21, 2009 | In Editorial, News Comments Off on Keeping it TREAL…

from TREAL:

That captured pirate hits the states…

… and he’s COLD CHILLIN’! That smiles just says, “yes, I have lived a wild fucking life, I am 19, I am a pirate, I sail ships and rob people, I have fired cannons and swashbuckled and shivered ye timbers and stabbed scurvy dogs and squeezed big wench tittays and laughed so much, much more than you Navy Gravy Under Seige fools ever will. P.S. you have just made the biggest mistake ever, I’m about to take over the U.S. prisons like pirate Miklo! Did I mention I just got a free ticket to America!? Big Mac!” This motherfucker is a modern day Jolly Roger! Straight up, if he is not in the next Pirates of the Carribean (as well as Miklo, for that matter, his career has gone nowhere since Chicano Blood), I will eat ten scorpions and buy a 900″ TV from Sever for six dollars and a coupon.