Netlabel Day 2017!
Today’s a day of mixed feelings. Although we’re thrilled to once again participate with Netlabel Day and deliver some great new music to our community, we’re saddened because we’ve recently lost one of our own. This past Sunday, the extremely talented Richmond, Virginia rapper and blocSonic artist… Read more
In 2016 Ant The Symbol combined forces with fellow Richmond, VA (now Portland, Maine based) artist Graphic Melee to record and release an album. With Ant in control on the beats and Melee rockin’ the mic… Graphic Antics was born. Their first album Uh Oh… provided them with a strong… Read more
Back in September we released an amazing EP by Ant The Symbol called You Are Here: Downtown (if you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure you do). Well, it turns out that that EP was the first in a series and today we’ve got the second installment, You Are… Read more
Back at the end of August, Ant The Symbol sent me a few new songs to check out. I downloaded them and listened… like, whoa! I instantly felt that the seven songs I was listening to were the most inspired that he’d created thus far, as The Symbol. Of course… Read more
Today we have the second single for you from Ant The Symbol, the dope True Black (Featuring The Honorable Sleaze). Also included is the great new B-Side You Don’t See (Featuring RT & Reppa Ton)!
Sincere thanks goes out to Ant The Symbol, The Honorable Sleaze, RT and Reppa Ton.… Read more
In 2009, Just Plain Ant made his album debut with our premiere original album release, so I think it’s quite fitting that Anthony Gillison with his new artistic identity, Ant The Symbol, brings blocSonic our fiftieth!
With this new album, his artistic growth has allowed him to revisit his hip-hop… Read more
Back in the Fall & Spring of 2013/2014 we were first introduced to Anthony Gillison’s new musical identity, Ant The Symbol, with a great trilogy of instrumental EPs. Since then, he released a number of releases independently, which you can find at bandcamp. However, it’s now been over a year… Read more
Back in August, James Dangle contacted blocSonic via Twitter to check out something he, ScoopKid, Mighty Monde, as M.J S.K M.M J.D, had worked on. They had been inspired by the antics of James’ 2 year old son Miles J to record a complete 1-take driven improvisational/organic hip-hop session in… Read more
Back in September of 2009, a label started by our own Just Plain Ant, Just Plain Sounds, released a tasty gem by The Honorable Sleaze… the release was named Summer Fresh and featured a personal favorite, “God Damn” among other fresh joints. Now, closing in on five years later, I… Read more
Today we’ve got the final installment of Ant The Symbol’s, The Isolation Trilogy. Go It Alone serves as the perfect closing chapter in this outstanding sonic exploration that began with the release of I’m Not Them back in October of 2013.
Once you’ve given this a good listen, I highly… Read more