Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dam-Funk- I Don't Wanna Be A Star! (Honor Flow Productions Remix)

Dam-Funk- I Don't Wanna Be A Star (HFP Remix) (Click HERE To Listen via!)

A touch of West Coast 80s Hip-Hop + Futuristic F.R.E.S.H. Funk + So Cal Soul= This remix. Dam-Funk is a major influence on this band; especially on some of the newer records we have been working on. So it was extremely fun to be able to create something for him for this remix contest. Voting opens New Year's Day (January 1st) to January 14th. So please listen, vote, comment, and share! Always, Soul Claps & Salutes and Thank You For Listening!

And here is the banging original for comparison...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Passion Pit- Carried Away (Honor Flow Productions Remix)

Any fellow Passion Pit fans out there? Peep out this remix I created for the track "Carried Away" from their latest album "Gossamer" for this remix contest. PLEASE! I encourage you all to comment and vote on the Indaba Music and share this with you peoples! As always, Thank You For Listening and Soul Claps And Salutes.

- Chuck

PS- Here is the original for comparison...

Friday, November 16, 2012

B. Rodriguez Photography Featured @ HaffwayHouse Grand Opening THIS SUNDAY (11.18.12)!!!

THIS SUNDAY (November 18th 2012), our photographer and friend, Bernadette Rodriguez, will have her work featured and sold at the grand opening of production company's HaffwayHouse new store! Come vibe out to some fresh gear, fly music, some great art, and maybe a drink or two.

2612 Saturn Avenue
Huntington Park, CA 90255

Jump Off @ 3pm

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Demand" Honor Flow Productions To Open For Mayer Hawthorne @ The Roxy Theater on 12.15.12!!!

You read right. Help Honor Flow Productions open for one of the dopest artists in Soul music in the last decade, Mayer Hawthorne, @ The Roxy Theater on December 15th, presented by "The Good Neighbors" at State Farm Insurance.

All you have to do is from your Facebook or e-mail account is "Demand It!" from the contest page below from the website Eventful. Just one demand. No stuffing of the ballot box is needed. Just look for us in the rankings and click demand it! Make sure to share this with your all friends and get them to "Demand It" as well!

Thank you so much for those who have already voted and furthermore shared this with there networks. The love and support means everything. We're off to a great start in the poll. Let's make it happen captain! Voting ends midnight on December 6th!  


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

@ The Speed Of Light + Photography (Live @ GCS Pomona) (10.20.12)

Filmed by Anthony "DJ Teddy Bear" Prudencio

Shouts out to everyone at GCS Pomona for inviting us to be a part of this dope in-store with so many dope artists (VerBS, Awukii, Besatree & Kserious, Gilead7, The Wizard... look em all up!). From that Saturday evening, here is a new record we call "@ The Speed Of Light." Album # 2 is underway... stay tuned.

PS- Watch till the end of the credits for what we call the "essence" of Hip-Hop... The Cypher.

Photography by Bernadette Rodriguez For B. Rodriguez Photography

Monday, October 15, 2012

Kuhtharsis Radio Takeover @ (10.12.12)

The uppercut heard around the world, the nonsense and politicin' of "rap game,"  mad giveaways, good music, random humor, and a freestyle cypher... just another organized chaos radio appearance by Honor Flow Productions, lol! This is mos def one of our favorite radio interviews that we've been a part of. That is largely in part to Kuhtharsis himself for being a dope host and creating a great atmosphere. Special thanks to him again for showing love and bringing us out to *In John Witherspoon's Voice* "The O.C." on a Friday night to get busy and have some fun @ Chapman University. 

Live In-Store With VerBS @ GCS Clothing Pomona THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!! (10.20.12)

This SATURDAY NIGHT (10.20.12) we're bring it live in P-Town, Pomona with the homie Verbs @ GCS Clothing Pomona!!! Show starts @ 6:30pm and is going down until 9pm. Good Hip-Hop, good music in general for your Saturday night, ya know? See you there AND BRING A FRIEND... or two... or three... BECAUSE IT'S FREE!!!  

GCS Clothing Store 
168 W. 3rd Street Pomona Ca, 91766 
Twitter and Instargram: GCSclothing

1nce Again rock with us... 
VerBS (Member of The SWIM Team/Project Blowed and Host of BANANAS) 


Besatree & Kserious

Plus Very Special Guest To Be Announced!

Hosted by MC Gilead7 (ReSERVED Records)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Honor Flow Productions on Kuhtharsis Radio (@ Chapman University Radio) THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

This Friday night, we will be invading Chapman University Radio as guest on Kuhtharsis Radio! Good music, good conversation, you how we get down at radio shows, and this will be no different. Oh and by the way, if you like hats just like I do, they will be giving away this CUSTOM HAT! They need AT LEAST 60 Listeners for the show before they raffle it off. So make sure to LISSSSTTTEEEN!!!!
Remember 10pm SHARP on!!!
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Live @ FPAC (9.9.12) (Photography)

We have rarely gotten a chance to play outdoor shows (working on changing that), which is why I really loved not only the energy of this gig, but also from a lighting and color point of view, how these flicks came out. Special Thanks to FilAm Arts for having us and much love to all the great people we had a chance to meet and build with a little on the festival grounds. "Mahal Kita."

Photography By Bernadette Rodriguez for B. Rodriguez Photography

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Moonwalking On Mountains

That breakbeat, those now famous ad-libs, I don't even think the band Mountain themselves would have guess that their 1969 live rendition of "Long Red" at Woodstock would become a staple in a totally different genre of music. It's up there with James Brown's "Funky Drummer," Skull Snaps' "It's A New Day," and Melvin Bliss' "Synthetic Substitution," as the most used break in Hip-Hop. Everybody... and I mean EVERYBODY has used it at some point. Pete Rock, DJ Premier J. Dilla, Kanye West, Madlib, 9th Wonder, Large Professor... list goes on and on.

Of course what can be said already that hasn't been said about Track 7 on Thriller. Human Nature is hands down one of my favorite records from the King of Pop. I don't know what is about those opening synths, but it gives me this feeling of flying, absolute elevation, like Jordan from the free throw line or NASA from the launch pad. Then, of course during the mid 90s, the song was re-introduced to another generation thanks to SWV ("Right Here") and Nasty Nas ("It Ain't Hard To Tell"). When these two are put together (See "It Ain't Hard To Tell" as mentioned above) it's a perfect marriage like Peanut Butter & Jelly, Burgers & French Fries, Chicken & Waffles... well you get the point. And once again, as I was getting use to use Maschine, I decided to re-flip these two classics.

Then, in the middle of a session about a month ago, I played the beat for the rest of the fellas, 3 hours later, you have what you are hearing now.

Since we didn't want to use it for a full song ("The Sample Police" would jack us for everything short of the clothes off our backs if we release this commercially, lol!), I still didn't want it to remain forever on my hard drive only for my ears to hear. So with the re-release of MJ's Bad today (its 25th anniversary), I thought why not? Captain Eo... we're ready for launch.

- DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"- Programming/Keyboards/Percussion
Kerwin Tsang- Bass
Brian "Trumpet Bling" Williams- Trumpet
James "J.D." Daniels- Drums

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Honor Flow Productions Live @ On The Rox THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!! (9.15.12) (Presented By JM West)

*Read In An Old School 80s Hip-Hop MC Voice* Yes, yes, ya'll...  we're back on the attack, and never come wack THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at our old stomping grounds @ The Roxy at their upstairs club, On The Rox, presented by the good people @ JMWest!!! Cop your tickets HERE and make sure you buy under the "Honor Flow Productions" tab. We're on @ 11:30pm!!!! "Peace... Much Love To Ya." (c) Lupe Fiasco


$5 online---->
$10 @ The Door

On The Rox: 9009 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

S.S.C. (System Sound Check) Music Video

I have confession. You know the guy that pulls up beside you in traffic with his windows down, music damn near at full tilt, and his rearview mirrors shaking? Well that's me, lol! Music is a release for me, as well as the rest of this band. It's our "battle cry" as I say during my verse. My observation of my rearview window making this beautiful mess of a shake when the bass is up (and treble is balanced, a perfect mix) is what inspired the the initial concept of this record four years ago, and has become not only one of my favorite records to record, but more so to perform. It's raw energy, it's crowd participation, it's loud, it's in your face, it's annoying to some, it's rebellious... it's Hip-Hop... in its purest form; which is the feel the mad scientists @ OISHIMEDIA wanted to bring visually to this music video.

Special extra thanks to all the folks how came out and was part of the fun with us during the shoot. Ya'll brought the energy and kept it live on that blazing hot Saturday afternoon.

And now... it is time to "Test The System Out."

*Turn ups up the 808s... Boom, Boom, CLAP, Boom, Boom..."

- DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Young Kings (With Shadows Of Society) (12' Single)

Art Direction & Design: Tyler Ann Nunley

8/25/12 10:04pm

I was put on the spot by Chris to make a beat with him. I had been visiting the Shadows Of Society recording sessions only as somewhat of an "second ear and overseer" (a la Rick Rubin). Not with the intention of being hands on and actually producing a record for them. Sure I wanted to at some point, but I wanted their in-group producer Renegade to handle the bulk of the production to hone their sound.

Like any beatsmith will tell you, you have your good days and your slow days in terms of your output for creation. Lucky for me, and the rest of S.O.S, he caught me on a good day, lol! 10 minutes later, in the middle of me programming the drums and chopping out the melody live, I had Jamal, Isiah, Jay, D.C, and everyone else in the room on their feet and starting to kick rhymes. No better feeling than that for a producer than to get an immediate reaction like that from a vocalist. Exactly a week later, all 8 members deep of the S.O.S. crew found themselves CRAMMED in my home studio (an apartment at that) recording their vocals. This record you are hearing now is a textbook example why, even in the age of e-mail collaborations, nothing beats being in the same room and vibing off each other's energy to create music.

I've said it before and I'll say it again here, being around S.O.S. reminds me of H.F.P. six years ago. When I only had a laptop, one dynamic mic (and I still use that mic on projects and at DJ gigs to this day) and my first Yamaha keyboard. When everyone was jammed in my room and the spot smelled like old fast food and dirty tennis shoes. When V.I.S.I.O.N.S. was only conversation, and the only stages we were rocking was the school open mics and coffee house. When it was just about the music. Nothing more and nothing less. When you get to a certain level of success, it's easy to forgot the basics, but it's because of the basics we're still progressing. Because myself, and the rest of H.F.P never forgot about the music, and our natural and unconditional love for it. And I always love working with others who never lose the "love" for it. And the love for Hip-Hop music, the love for good music in general, is ever present in this record.

The title "Young Kings" started as the working title for the beat, to the actual title given it was something that a teacher (as well as mentor) at the high school that most of the members went to was always called. I was always hear Mike "The Poet" refer to many of the S.O.S. members as "King." Thus, when you start reaching your late teens, early 20s, it's only right you should be knighted as you are now the leaders, the influence, and the trendsetters. It's now your world. You now have the right to have a say. It's the coming of age.

S.O.S, H.F.P, as well as many of our fellow peers, are the new generation of Young Kings. So I say to you all, rule with passion, rule with respect, rule with wide eyes, and most of all, rule with a big heart, and never forget your "love" for the music.

"All Hail To The Kings."

Soul Claps And Salutes, and Thank You For Listening,

DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"

Record Credits:
Verse 1: Isaiah Wisechild
Verse 2: Jay C.
Verse 3: Bombastic
Verse 4: Jamal Carter
Intro & Chorus Vocals/DJ Scratches : DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"

Produced, Mixed, & Mastered By DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" For Honor Flow Productions
Additional Recording & Production By Chris Justice For Shadows Of Society Music Group

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Honor Flow Productions Live @ FPAC 20-12! (9.9.12)

On Sunday, September 9th, we will have the honor and pleasure playing live and direct as we close out Stage # 2 at The 21st Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) in San Pedro!

For those of you who don't know, FPAC (annually produced by FilAm ARTS, a certified 501 (c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization supported by the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the California Arts Council) is a two-day weekend of arts, culture, fun, and community, with a yearly audiences of over 25,000 intergenerational and multicultural supporters, representing 21 years of community tradition. And H.F.P is proud to be a part of that tradition this year!

In short, these will be two days of all around dopeness that you don't want to miss! Tickets are $9 (A portion of the admission tickets will go to FilAm Arts' philanthropy and charities in the LA community) and we have them on sale right now... NOT now... but RIGHT NOW! Contact any H.F.P. member directly to purchase your tickets or email us at! For more info on FPAC and FilAm Arts, please visit their website at See you all in San Pedro!

21st Annual FPAC
Point Fermin Park
807 Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA
Tickets- $9
We're on at 5:00pm on Stage # 2!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cadillac Dreams Music Video Release Party (Recap)

Filmed and Directed By Ron DeLeon For DeLeon Pictures

Live and direct from The Blu Monkey, a small little recap of the night where we premiered our 1st visuals from V.I.S.I.O.N.S. Includes interviews with the band and the directors @ OISHIMEDIA. Peace out to everyone that came out and showed love. Also, a little sidenote, we're working on the next one now... stay tuned.

Photography by Bernadette "The Birthday Girl" Rodriguez For B. Rodriguez Photography

Oh... and if you still haven't seen it...