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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Visual Caffeine: Episode 51- PH Forever

Peace and bliss planet rockers!

The award winning Visual Caffeine is back! Off The Corner is proud present this monthly program that has become something of an instant classic. It presents the fascinating history of Hip-Hop culture, as well a peek inside the world of  present day underground Hip-Hop.
This month we bring you a tribute to a legend in true school Hip Hop- our brother PH. Broadcasting from Park Slope Brooklyn, we speak to Poison Pen and GMS about PH and his contributions to their lives.
Also we have some MC's spittin in the park- BUGZ, MONEY BAGZ, ACCESS IMMORTAL, J BUDDAHS, JOHN ROBINSON and POISON PEN all rock in the MS 51 park (PH went to school there).
We thought this was the best way to tell his story- with a cypher in Park Slope!

If you want to contribute to the family of PH:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pumpkinhead (PH) Tribute Mix By VoKab

40 minute live DJ set dedicated to Pumpkinhead aka PH. 

Donate to the Memorial fund for Robert Diaz aka PH/Pumpkinhead Here

Robert Alan Diaz (September 17, 1975 – June 9, 2015)[1][2] known by his stage name Pumpkinhead or P.H., was an American rapper and hip hop artist. He grew up in the Park Slope area of BrooklynNew York with his mother and younger sister.

Music career[edit]

Pumpkinhead started as a boy at age 10. He began writing rap lyrics during his 6th grade language arts class after hearing the song "Nightmares" by Dana Dane. He also stated he was influenced by Redman and the Leaders of the New School, as well as Doug E. Fresh.[3] He also cites his experience of meeting 2Pac and witnessing his ability to write and record songs on the spot as a motivating factor in his emceeing.[3]
Pumpkinhead got a break in New York City hip hop when a friend of his gave a demo tape to Bobbito Garcia of the Stretch & Bobbito Show onWKCR.[4]
Pumpkinhead's breakthrough single was 1997's "Dynamic," which became a staple of mixtapes in the late 1990s. The World Famous Beat Junkies featured the remix—featuring guest appearances by Poka Face, Meat Pie, Ocean, What? What?, CES, DCQ and The Bad Seed—on their second mix CD, The World Famous Beat Junkies, Vol. 2 in 1998.
Pumpkinhead has been a guest on several hip hop albums by other artists. He appears on Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol. 1 (2001) and Revolutionary Vol. 2 (2003). He guest starred on Jean Grae's 2003 EP The Bootleg of the Bootleg, appearing on the track "Code Red" with his brother Block McCloud. In 2009, he started going by PH and released My Era (No Skinny Jeans Allowed), a mixtape remixing several 90's classics.[5]


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