Thursday

Music: Just Plain Ant - "The Last Of This" (ft. Sleaze)


The Summer of Ant begins. Peep the trackage. You already know what it is. Sleaze. Ant. "The Last Of This".


<a href="http://justplainant.bandcamp.com/track/the-last-of-this-feat-sleaze">The Last Of This (Feat. Sleaze) by Just Plain Ant</a>

Tuesday

Music: Sleaze - A Rose, By Any Other Name (A Beat Tape) [2009]


It has come to my attention that I never posted my beat tape here on Ketchup Plz?. Late is better than never. Check my fresh from last year. Most of these beats are still open too. Holla for em'. Ketchup.


<a href="http://sleaze.bandcamp.com/album/a-rose-by-any-other-name">Fall In by Sleaze</a>

Music: Octavion Xcellence X Ryan Flow - "Preparation H(ate)"


Now on to cake (or cakes) of another sort.
@iamryanflow & @oxcellence let go of the first single for their mixtape The Creation of Yellow Cake today. Also, they let go of the fresh artwork for the project, created by PS. Shouts to @djrhetorik.


Ketchup Cake


Ran across a slamming recipe for Ketchup Cake. That's right! Cake flavored with the red stuffs. Would you eat it? Recipe below, and oh yea, ketchup.

GREAT CANADIAN HEINZ KETCHUP CAKE

The commemorative cake from Heinz tastes much like carrot cake and makes 12 servings.

CAKE INGREDIENTS:

2 cups (500 mL) All-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 mL) Baking powder
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) Ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL) Baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Each ground nutmeg and ginger
1/2 cup (125 mL) Heinz Tomato Ketchup
1/2 cup (125 mL) Water
2 tbsp (30 mL) Red food colouring
3/4 cup (175 mL) Butter, softened
11/2 cups (375 mL) Dark brown sugar, packed
2 Eggs

FROSTING:

6 oz (175 g) Brick-style cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup (175 mL) Butter, softened
1 tsp (5 mL) Vanilla extract
4 cups (1 L) Icing sugar


Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease two, 9-inch (23-cm) round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper. Stir the flour with the baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and ginger into a bowl. Stir the ketchup, water and colouring in a separate bowl. Set aside. Beat the butter and blend in the sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour mixture and ketchup mixture. Beat on low, scraping down the bowl as needed, until combined. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for one minute. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until the centre springs back when touched lightly. Cool the cakes for 15 minutes before turning onto a rack to cool completely. Frosting: Beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla on medium speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Gradually beat in the sugar on low, scraping the bowl as needed. Beat on high until fluffy.

Frost between the cake layers and over the sides and top of the cake.


Sauce from: Canada

Monday

Music: Nickelus F - Season Premiere [2010]



The drop I've been waitin' on today. Nick's anticipated album dropped over at Commonwealth.




DOWNLOAD HERE!


Video: Aynjul - "And Again" (ft. Michael Millions)


Michael Millions is making moves since his album Ashes & Samples dropped. Here's a new vid of him and female artist Aynjul. Ketchup.


Friday

Video: Suburban District - Back & Forth (Teaser)


Here's the teaser for the next Suburban District video, "Back & Forth" (directed by Will Bryan). Shoutout to the whole SDP Crew.

Twitter : @districtva
Website : http://www.SuburbanDistrict.com
Suburban District - Rosa Parks Freestyle - http://usershare.net/b83zq75ckr4o

Music: Black Liquid - Black [2010]



You're probably wondering why the photo is just a black screen. Cuz we reppin' that all black everything? No. It's another new mixtape from Black Liquid. Get your head from under that rock and ketchup!


DOWNLOAD HERE!!!

Tuesday

Video: Flying Lotus - Heave (n)


Here's an unreleased(released now) cut from the genius that is Flying Lotus. The visuals make it that much more heavenly. Y'all make sure you get Cosmogramma, too.



Music: Kleph Dollaz - Kleph Notes Volume I


I'm the first to admit that I snooze on a lot that goes on in the city. I breeze through so much music from independent to signed. Certain ish falls through the cracks. Like this joint from Kleph Dollaz. Ketchup with me under the cut.



Download HERE!!!
Sauce from: The Smoking Section

Music: Friends or Whatever - Friends or Whatever [2010]


blocSonic released Richmond artist Row1n (under the moniker Friends Or Whatever) debut release Friends Or Whatever. Please check it out. Comment. Tell your friends. Ketchup!


blocSonic is quite proud to present to you the self-titled debut by Richmond, Virginia artist Friends or Whatever. With its fusion of shimmering electronica and a raw rock vibe, FoW proves to be a very engaging listen. At times quiet and contemplative… at other times beat-driven and laced with distorted guitar and melancholic vocals. All the while a bit challenging to put your finger on and yet it’s quickly familiar. It’s that very enigmatic nature that’s sure to pull you in.

Video: RVA Sessions - Photosynthesizers


Richmond's premiere hip-hop band Photosynthesizers recently performed a live set for RVA Magazine. Always a pleasure to watch these talented musicians. Ketchup!!



Monday

Video - Nickelus F - "Reese Witherspoon"

My homie Ohbliv offers the production for Nick's 3rd single for Season Premiere, dropping Memorial Day. Ketchup!

Saturday