So before we discuss Jaden, we’ve been pretty quiet around here for a while adjusting to some recent changes but we are definitely still on it. Stay tuned for new music coming as soon as we can get it to you!
On Monday afternoon, we got word via Twitter that Jaden Smith was using our music for Stoops, Park, & Rooftops in his new song/video debut called “The Coolest.” Although we were flattered, this news totally caught us off guard.
As you can probably imagine, since we put out mostly instrumental music, rappers, singers, etc. often record their own songs to it. We typically don’t mind when this happens, as long as the artists reach out to us and gives us some kind of credit or mention the source of the music. A simple “Beat by The Stuyvesants” is usually all we ask for (not to be confused with Produced by The Stuyvesants which is misleading). This way everyone wins — you get a nice track to rap/sing on and we get a little extra exposure. Easy.
With Jaden’s single none of that happened — they didn’t credit or mention us anywhere. Luckily, we were able to get in touch with Jaden’s production team and sort it all out thanks to @mashibeats & @fwmj! (223 for life!, lol). So we’ll officially be mentioned in the liner notes of Jaden’s record which drops on Monday via DatPiff.com. Be sure to check it out as he has another song featuring our music as well. Also, thanks to everyone who tweeted and left comments about the missing credits on our behalf. We definitely see it and appreciate it. Now that it appears to be going viral, please continue to leave comments and spread the word about our music on any posts or blogs where you see the video.
After the unexpected success and positive feedback from our first release, “Brooklyn’s Finest” (released 6/1/10), we’re back with our sophomore effort, “THE FINER THINGS” (volumes 1 & 2). Sonically we’re taking you on a completely different journey, however, the distinctive vibe of The Stuyvesants is still very present in the music! We truly appreciate all of the support for our movement thus far, and hope that you will enjoy this soundscape. Download and/or listen to the two albums below.
A good friend of ours, photographer Tia Warhall put together a short video of one of her models preparing for a photo shoot w/ her. This song parallels w/ the visual quite nicely. Just thought we’d share…
Thanks for thinking of us for the soundtrack to your vid Tia!
Today is the first day of summer and to get things started off right (despite the clouds hanging over BK right now), we put together a Single that captures the feeling of summer in Brooklyn with some help from Naturel — the third member of The Stuyvesants. BK Summers are always incredible from the BBQs, the diverse and progressive individuals, & the fish fry’s to the rooftop parties & random beach excursions. So take a listen, vibe out, and enjoy the summer…
We’re VERY excited about headlining this Northside Festival event for Brooklyn Bodega in conjunction with L Magazine! Please come out and support us along with these other SUPER TALENTED artists/musicians on Thursday June 16th at EUROPA in Greenpoint Brooklyn. There will be an open bar from 9-10pm courtesy of Pool Vodka, as well as a Flud Watch giveaway. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!! We want this to be an amazing night for guests and all parties involved. Thanks for your time and support!!!
Big shout out to WORD BK, the man behind the photography for Brooklyn’s Finest, our debut soundscape. He recently shot a few photos of us that will be used for a special project that he’s working on and he was kind enough to send us a few snapshots for our press kit. Just thought we’d share…