Not the 1s recently participated in the 2013 edition of Music Video Race where musicians and filmmakers came together to speed-create music videos in just one weekend. Their contribution for the track “You Can’t Scare Me” features Lioness and Wolfman facing off in a post-apocalyptic battle to the death. Great work by everyone involved, especially Vanessa Carr (Director), Mark Oltmans (Cinematographer), Patrick Kollman (Cinematographer), and Michael Goodier (Editor).
You can still pick up the debut album by Not the 1s, there are still a few copies left of the limited edition 12”.
This is just a masterful collection of the most wretched of random rap — from Joey Lawrence and Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band, to Dee Dee Ramone, Brian Wilson, and David Faustino. There is Gerardo and there is Vanilla Ice. To top it off, he includes Darryl Strawberry’s “Chocolate Strawberry,” which is unquestionably the prized piece of my vinyl collection.
Here’s the full tracklist, just check out the names on it.
 DC Talk – I Luv Rap Music
 Outlaw Posse (f/ David Faustino) – Brand New Star
 Icy Blu – It’s Your Birthday
 Mr. T – I Am Somebody
 Darryl Strawberry – Chocolate Strawberry
 Hulk Hogan and The Wrestling Boot Band – Beach Patrol
 A to the D – The Renegade Jew
 Dee Dee King (aka Dee Dee Ramone) – German Kid
 Brian Wilson – Smart Girls
 MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob – I Ain’t No Kitty
 Vanilla Ice – Havin’ a Roni
 Biscuit – Biscuit’s in the House
 Elvira – Monsta’ Rap
 Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks – City of Crime
 Surf MC’s – Can’t Get a Tan
 2 Bigg MC – High on Your Love
 Joey Lawrence – I Like the Way (Kick da Smoove Groove)
 Gerardo – My Name Is Not Rico
 Aaron Carter – That’s How I Beat Shaq
 Ron Artest – Michael Michael
 Kids Hit Masters – Crank That (Soulja Boy)
Download and stream here.
Not the 1s have a sweet little track on the recently dropped Circle Into Square label compilation, which is available for free download over on their bandcamp. This rap duo has been in the news a ton lately for a number of reasons, including their collaboration with RiFF RAFF or being name-dropped by John Cale. Keep an eye out for more great stuff from these guys in 2013.
Not the 1s have a new track called “You Can’t Scare Me” on a new compilation by the website CrayonBeats! It’s part of a running series they’ve been curating.
This is a concept compilation, where the artists each chose either an episode from The Twilight Zone or a story from the Goosebumps book series. I (Tiffology) have thoroughly enjoyed both in my years—I read the books as a child, and I continue to watch The Twilight Zone to this day. I thought this would be an excellent compilation to release around Halloween, with their combined themes of horror, science fiction, paranormal, fantasy, and beyond.
Never thought I’d be posting about RiFF RAFF on the GRR blog, but here goes. Our good friends Not the 1s recently collaborated on a track called “Rap Game Donut Sprinkles” with the Houston rapper. Evidence provided in the video above. Wow.
Grab the debut 12” by Not the 1s here.
One of the funnest things about running a label is seeing the music find its way into the most unlikely of places. Anything from hearing a song in a bar, or this latest event. John Cale (of Velvet Underground) is making the press rounds supporting his latest solo album titled The Shifty Adventures of Nookie Wood, which sees his sound branching out into some hip-hop related territory. He keeps getting asked what hip-hop artists and songs he’s into, and he keeps referencing “You Dress Like An Asshole” by our very own Not the 1s. Totally surreal.
"I like the guys that are funny. There’s also a group called Not the 1’s and they have a song titled “You Dress Like an Asshole.” [Laughs.] It’s great. It’s really great."
- John Cale (via Relix)
"There’s a group called Not the 1s with a track called You Dress Like an Asshole, which nails the fashionistas pretty well. I generally go in that direction rather than the gangster stuff.”
- John Cale (via The Guardian)
The song being referenced here is off of the Why Your Cryin? LP by Not the 1s. We still have a few copies of the limited edition 12”, or you can download it here. Here’s the now semi-infamous “You Dress Like An Asshole”.