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PL004 - Americancer

by PATEN LOCKE

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    You get it ALL!

    *Americancer on Black Ice Vinyl + CD + Cassette

    *Erudite Eremite T-Shirt (Unisex/Soft-Spun Cotton/Fashion Fit) & Sticker

    *Erudite Eremite Mug & P Locke Earl Grey Tee (15 bags)

    For those who didn't know, Paten was an AVID tea drinker. We partnered with a world renowned tea blender to create a custom blend of Earl Grey with just a touch of 'moonlight'. Perfect for those late night listening sessions. These Merch Bundles are the ONLY WAY to get the Mug & Tea. Once it's gone, that's it.

    All orders ship with a FULL PLATE sticker pack.


    *ALL SALES GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS FUNDING THE ENDEAVORS OF PLANET LOCKE*

    *PATEN LOCKE FOREVER*

    ***About 'Erudite Eremite'***

    er·u·dite (Latin - adjective) - having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    er·e·mite (Latin - noun) - a hermit or recluse.

    While growing up in Boston, Paten was invited to attend the internationally acclaimed & highly prestigious, Roxbury Latin School. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

    Of course Paten was a star at the school and developed a proficient skillset in the lost language. His love for Latin - the ancient & obscure - was exemplified in his approach to music and an integral part of his identity. The phrase 'Erudite Eremite' is Paten's own Latin rhyme & remains on his Twitter profile as his 2-word autobiography. Not to mention it is now forever immortalized in the Americancer song, 'Wrong Soup':

    "The Erudite Eremite - every step's serious"

    That's Paten. An artist & soul who had an incredible knowledge. He was willing to share it if you were worthy and equally as passionate. Otherwise, he mostly kept to himself. Unless Asha was calling...


    Logo by: Kenski
    Photo: Edan Portnoy

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    I GREW UP ON TEA. I GREW UP ON TEA.

    You get:

    *Americancer on Limited Black Ice Vinyl

    *Erudite Eremite T-Shirt (Unisex/Soft-Spun Cotton/Fashion Fit) & Sticker

    *Erudite Eremite Mug & P Locke Earl Grey Tea (15 bags) -

    For those who didn't know, Paten was an AVID tea drinker. We partnered with a world renowned tea blender to create a custom blend of Earl Grey with just a touch of 'moonlight'. Perfect for those late night listening sessions. These Merch Bundles are the ONLY WAY to get the Mug & Tea. Once it's gone, that's it.

    All orders ship with a FULL PLATE sticker pack.

    PLEASE READ: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. Vinyl was sent off for in the Summer of 2021 and is expected to arrive in May 2022. This is not a guarantee, just the best estimate from our manufacturer. We will get them out as soon as we have them. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION WHEN YOUR ORDER SHIPS. Thank you for your patience & understanding. Without your support we're unable to carry on. Cheers!

    *ALL SALES GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS FUNDING THE ENDEAVORS OF PLANET LOCKE*

    *PATEN LOCKE FOREVER*


    ***About 'Erudite Eremite'***

    er·u·dite (Latin - adjective) - having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    er·e·mite (Latin - noun) - a hermit or recluse.

    While growing up in Boston, Paten was invited to attend the internationally acclaimed & highly prestigious, Roxbury Latin School. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

    Of course Paten was a star at the school and developed a proficient skillset in the lost language. His love for Latin - the ancient & obscure - was exemplified in his approach to music and an integral part of his identity. The phrase 'Erudite Eremite' is Paten's own Latin rhyme & remains on his Twitter profile as his 2-word autobiography. Not to mention it is now forever immortalized in the Americancer song, 'Wrong Soup':

    "The Erudite Eremite - every step's serious"

    That's Paten. An artist & soul who had an incredible knowledge. He was willing to share it if you were worthy and equally as passionate. Otherwise, he mostly kept to himself. Unless Asha was calling...


    Logo by: Kenski
    Photo: Edan Portnoy

    Includes unlimited streaming of PL004 - Americancer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 72  12 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $60 USD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    I GREW UP ON TEA. I GREW UP ON TEA.

    You get:

    *Americancer on Compact Disc OR Cassette

    *Erudite Eremite T-Shirt (Unisex/Soft-Spun Cotton/Fashion Fit) & Sticker

    *Erudite Eremite Mug & P Locke Earl Grey Tea (15 bags) -

    For those who didn't know, Paten was an AVID tea drinker. We partnered with a world renowned tea blender to create a custom blend of Earl Grey with just a touch of 'moonlight'. Perfect for those late night listening sessions. These Merch Bundles are the ONLY WAY to get the Mug & Tea. Once it's gone, that's it.

    All orders ship with a FULL PLATE sticker pack.


    *ALL SALES GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS FUNDING THE ENDEAVORS OF PLANET LOCKE*

    *PATEN LOCKE FOREVER*

    ***About 'Erudite Eremite'***

    er·u·dite (Latin - adjective) - having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    er·e·mite (Latin - noun) - a hermit or recluse.

    While growing up in Boston, Paten was invited to attend the internationally acclaimed & highly prestigious, Roxbury Latin School. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

    Of course Paten was a star at the school and developed a proficient skillset in the lost language. His love for Latin - the ancient & obscure - was exemplified in his approach to music and an integral part of his identity. The phrase 'Erudite Eremite' is Paten's own Latin rhyme & remains on his Twitter profile as his 2-word autobiography. Not to mention it is now forever immortalized in the Americancer song, 'Wrong Soup':

    "The Erudite Eremite - every step's serious"

    That's Paten. An artist & soul who had an incredible knowledge. He was willing to share it if you were worthy and equally as passionate. Otherwise, he mostly kept to himself. Unless Asha was calling...


    Logo by: Kenski
    Photo: Edan Portnoy

    Includes unlimited streaming of PL004 - Americancer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 72 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $50 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    *Americancer on Limited Black Ice Vinyl (500 Pressed) + Erudite Eremite Sticker

    All orders ship with a FULL PLATE sticker pack.


    *ALL SALES GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS FUNDING THE ENDEAVORS OF PLANET LOCKE*

    *PATEN LOCKE FOREVER*

    ***About 'Erudite Eremite'***

    er·u·dite (Latin - adjective) - having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    er·e·mite (Latin - noun) - a hermit or recluse.

    While growing up in Boston, Paten was invited to attend the internationally acclaimed & highly prestigious, Roxbury Latin School. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

    Of course Paten was a star at the school and developed a proficient skillset in the lost language. His love for Latin - the ancient & obscure - was exemplified in his approach to music and an integral part of his identity. The phrase 'Erudite Eremite' is Paten's own Latin rhyme & remains on his Twitter profile as his 2-word autobiography. Not to mention it is now forever immortalized in the Americancer song, 'Wrong Soup':

    "The Erudite Eremite - every step's serious"

    That's Paten. An artist & soul who had an incredible knowledge. He was willing to share it if you were worthy and equally as passionate. Otherwise, he mostly kept to himself. Unless Asha was calling...


    Logo by: Kenski
    Photo: Edan Portnoy

    Includes unlimited streaming of PL004 - Americancer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 500 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $22 USD or more 

     

  • *Erudite Eremite Mug & P Locke Earl Grey Tea (15 bags) -

    For those who didn't know, Paten was an AVID tea drinker. We partnered with a world renowned tea blender to create a custom blend of Earl Grey with just a touch of 'moonlight'. Perfect for those late night listening sessions. Each pouch of tea comes with 15 bags inside.

    All orders ship with a FULL PLATE sticker pack.

    *Mug & Tea Orders must ship US Priority 2-day shipping due to fragile & perishable contents - hence the atrocious shipping cost. Apologies.


    *ALL SALES GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS FUNDING THE ENDEAVORS OF PLANET LOCKE*

    *PATEN LOCKE FOREVER*

    ***About 'Erudite Eremite'***

    er·u·dite (Latin - adjective) - having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    er·e·mite (Latin - noun) - a hermit or recluse.

    While growing up in Boston, Paten was invited to attend the internationally acclaimed & highly prestigious, Roxbury Latin School. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

    Of course Paten was a star at the school and developed a proficient skillset in the lost language. His love for Latin - the ancient & obscure - was exemplified in his approach to music and an integral part of his identity. The phrase 'Erudite Eremite' is Paten's own Latin rhyme & remains on his Twitter profile as his 2-word autobiography. Not to mention it is now forever immortalized in the Americancer song, 'Wrong Soup':

    "The Erudite Eremite - every step's serious"

    That's Paten. An artist & soul who had an incredible knowledge. He was willing to share it if you were worthy and equally as passionate. Otherwise, he mostly kept to himself. Unless Asha was calling...


    Logo by: Kenski
    Photo: Edan Portnoy
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 72  2 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $25 USD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    *Americancer on Smoke Grey Cassette + Erudite Eremite Sticker.
    Only 100 Cassettes pressed!

    All orders ship with a FULL PLATE sticker pack.


    *ALL SALES GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS FUNDING THE ENDEAVORS OF PLANET LOCKE*

    *PATEN LOCKE FOREVER*

    About 'Erudite Eremite':

    er·u·dite (Latin - adjective) - having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    er·e·mite (Latin - noun) - a hermit or recluse.

    While growing up in Boston, Paten was invited to attend the internationally acclaimed & highly prestigious, Roxbury Latin School. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

    Of course Paten was a star at the school and developed a proficient skillset in the lost language. His love for Latin - the ancient & obscure - was exemplified in his approach to music and an integral part of his identity. The phrase 'Erudite Eremite' is Paten's own Latin rhyme & remains on his Twitter profile as his 2-word autobiography. Not to mention it is now forever immortalized in the Americancer song, 'Wrong Soup':

    "The Erudite Eremite - every step's serious'

    That's Paten. An artist & soul who had an incredible knowledge. He was willing to share if you were worthy and equally as passionate. Otherwise, he mostly kept to himself.

    Logo by: Kenski
    Photo: Edan Portnoy

    Includes unlimited streaming of PL004 - Americancer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 100  2 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    *Americancer on Compact Disc + Erudite Eremite Sticker. Only 300 pressed!

    All orders ship with a FULL PLATE sticker pack.


    *ALL SALES GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS FUNDING THE ENDEAVORS OF PLANET LOCKE*

    *PATEN LOCKE FOREVER*

    ***About 'Erudite Eremite'***

    er·u·dite (Latin - adjective) - having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    er·e·mite (Latin - noun) - a hermit or recluse.

    While growing up in Boston, Paten was invited to attend the internationally acclaimed & highly prestigious, Roxbury Latin School. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

    Of course Paten was a star at the school and developed a proficient skillset in the lost language. His love for Latin - the ancient & obscure - was exemplified in his approach to music and an integral part of his identity. The phrase 'Erudite Eremite' is Paten's own Latin rhyme & remains on his Twitter profile as his 2-word autobiography. Not to mention it is now forever immortalized in the Americancer song, 'Wrong Soup':

    "The Erudite Eremite - every step's serious"

    That's Paten. An artist & soul who had an incredible knowledge. He was willing to share it if you were worthy and equally as passionate. Otherwise, he mostly kept to himself. Unless Asha was calling...


    Logo by: Kenski
    Photo: Edan Portnoy

    Includes unlimited streaming of PL004 - Americancer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 300  6 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $15 USD or more 

     

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Wrong Soup 03:01
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Oodlesofnos 02:17
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Goldtouch 02:31
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Novadosage 01:03
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Ooze 02:07
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about

PATEN LOCKE FOREVER

After his untimely passing in 2019, we are proud to present the first official posthumous album from the catalog of Paten Locke - 'Americancer'.

Gone but not forgotten, the triple threat, Paten Locke (MC/DJ/Beatmaker) remains highly revered in underground Hip Hop circles as a 'producer's favorite producer'. Hailing from Jacksonville, FL by way of Boston & Chicago, Paten was admired for his true school Hip-hop aesthetic and respected by diggers worldwide as a master record collector & musicologist. Whether it was the studio or the stage, Paten's energy was unmatched and will be forever missed. Find a few clips online of Paten performing one of his legendary live sets with Edan or his former group, Asamov to get a glimpse of the greatness.

On 'Americancer', the first of a pair of albums that Paten left behind (along with much more), we find P doing what he does best: chopping up rare & obscure vinyl records, lacing them with chunky, dusty drums and then proceeding to rap & scratch with purpose & precision. The skull-cracking beats range from triumphant to tragic & everything in between. A steadfast cynic, Paten's rhymes run amok as he bounces between dropping gems of knowledge & philosophy to bullying you with braggadocio - always delivering with his trademark sardonic wit and the utmost of confidence.

It would be remiss of us to not mention that in 2017, this album was mostly complete with plans for it to be released - with the name 'Americancer' already intact. This never came to fruition however, as Paten was diagnosed with Stage-4 Cancer in the summer of 2019 and would pass soon after in August of 2019. The irony is not lost on us. A musical prophet to be sure, we are honored to carry out Paten's legacy and continue to share his gifts and talents with the world, just as P intended.


***About 'Erudite Eremite'***

er·u·dite (Latin - adjective) - having or showing great knowledge or learning.

er·e·mite (Latin - noun) - a hermit or recluse.

While growing up in Boston, Paten was invited to attend the internationally acclaimed & highly prestigious, Roxbury Latin School. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America.

Of course Paten was a star at the school and developed a proficient skillset in the lost language. His love for Latin - the ancient & obscure - was exemplified in his approach to music and an integral part of his identity. The phrase 'Erudite Eremite' is Paten's own Latin rhyme & remains on his Twitter profile as his 2-word autobiography. Not to mention it is now forever immortalized in the Americancer song, 'Wrong Soup':

"The Erudite Eremite - every step's serious"

That's Paten. An artist & soul who had an incredible knowledge. He was willing to share it if you were worthy and equally as passionate. Otherwise, he mostly kept to himself. Unless Asha was calling...


Logo by: Kenski
Photo: Edan Portnoy

credits

released March 15, 2022

*All Beats, Rhymes & Cuts by: Paten Locke

*Additional Vocals on #2 by: Kat Thundergun

*Recorded by: Paten Locke at The Spliffsonian in Jacksonville, FL

*Compiled & Mixed by: Dillon

*Mastered by: Batsauce

*Artwork by: Kenski

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