77Klash, the man behind the beat on Turbulence’s Notorious, has a new riddim out — The Swarm. Released on his Klash City Records and served in 7″ form by Tuff Gong. Vybz Kartel & a bunch of others have versioned it, here’s a hometown one by Brooklyn’s Noble Society:

Noble Society – The Swarm (buyable on itunes

9-year-old Makonnen designed the Swarm cover with a little help from Marcus of RockersNYC.


in other newz, the U.S. dollar keeps dropping in value. Or, as the BBC phrases it today, “Euro bursts to fresh dollar high“. Something sinks, something else rises up. Makes me think of Bruce Sterling’s Distraction:

Yes, it was true that the nation was broke, but other countries had seen their currencies annihilated and their major industries rendered irrelevant… In many ways, Oscar had to give the Chinese credit for their cleverness in making all English-language intellectual property available on their nets at no charge. The Chinese hadn’t even needed to leave their own borders in order to kick the blocks out from under the American economy.

In some ways, this brutal collision with Chinese analog reality could be seen as a blessing. As far as Oscar had it figured, America hadn’t really been suited for its long and tiresome role as the Last Superpower, the World’s Policeman. As a patriotic American, Oscar was quite content to watch other people’s military coming home in boxes for awhile. The American national character really wasn’t suited for global police duties. It never had been. Tidy and meticulous people such as the Swiss and Swedes were the types who made good cops. America was far better suited to be the World’s Movie Star. The world’s tequila-addled pro-league bowler. The world’s acerbic, bipolar stand-up comedian. Anything but a somber and tedious nation of socially responsible centurions.

4 thoughts on “SWARM”

  1. WICKED! This shit is the bomb. The Aidonia and Jahdan versions are my favorites. Check the youtube videos as well, search 77Klash on there.


    And the artwork SELL OFF!! Makonnen is a wicked designer. Wait till he gets to be 11, he’s gonna eat the game.

    Dutty Artz is the family, watch out for a lot more firey music coming soon.

  2. exploding..where can you get it in 3d? i am not finding it anywhere & gotta have the art WOW

  3. Nice Sterling quote there; I’ve never read that book but I’ll definitely grab it next time I’m at a used bookstore. Do you read much science fiction? I’ve only read short stories in anthologies by Sterling, but I liked what I read.

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