Hip Hop

Bring It Back: The Orphanage (Slug x Aesop Rock x Illogic x Blueprint x Eyedea) – Obsolete

blame it on Shake October 1, 2010

Considering I’m heading out to catch Atmosphere (for like the 20th time haha), Blueprint, Budo and Grieves at the House of Blues in a few hours; I figured I’d shed some light on this joint. The Orphanage is/was a loose collective that included Slug, Blueprint, Aesop Rock, Eyedea and Illogic. Sadly, the group never officially released any projects (and I think it’s safe to say that every single indie hip hop fan is still disappointed to this day). We did atleast get a few tracks/freestyles though. This one in particular can be found on Blueprint’s 2003 release, The Weightroom.

DOWNLOAD: The Orphanage – Obsolete | Medaifire

BONUS: The Orphanage Freestyle pt.2 | Mediafire
– Off Sage Francis’ Sick of Waiting Tables.

  • limassacre


  • Green Monster

    Shake is there anyway you can resize that picture so we can use it for cover art?

  • Graham Lynn

    That freestyle is….god damn i mean DAMN

    Anyone peep the Sage and Apathy Freestyle when sage dropped the line “Big Pun was never undeground…..but he is now”

    COT DAMN!!!

  • @Green Monster

    no problem. it’s in the post now.

  • shibby5589

    I saw the Atmosphere show on Tuesday in Sacramento. Needless to say, it blew my socks onto my ass. Blueprint and Atmosphere are so good live.

  • that’s DJ Abilities not Eyedea.

  • tron

    ^abilities, eyedea…all white people look alike. and they kinda look similar in that pic. but “obsolete” was the shit. too bad they never dropped that orphanage shit.

  • Kal

    The beat, lyrics, good gosh on some dope shit
    On a hardrive somewhere hope to god there is a stash of Orphange tracks ready to leak.. like how CRS recorded 5 tracks but we only heard 2. A fan can dream eh

  • Dope, nice post

  • skeme

    its a shame the never put out an album

  • skeme


  • internet rap critic

    That Sage and Apathy style is awesome. That was the stuff that got me into hip-hop.

    I love how Sage laughs/yells after that Big Pun line.

  • ak

    I had these frees on my old pc but lost them and couldn’t find it anywhere. This shit made my day

  • Alteez

    The entire Break of Dawn freestyle is dope as shit; Where is “Hold Mine” Shake?

  • Can someone let these whiteboy wanna be wrappers know that there already is a group named orphanage. And they are Wu FAM. Just ask 4th Disciple and Lord Superb. Son u whiteys are messing with the wu.

  • JD


  • David

    Damn I was gonna see them tomorrow! But I couldn’t make it for multiple reasons.. I’m so pissed

  • i seen them at concert in vegas it was awesome

  • ML

    yea….i second Alteeze….”Hold Mine” is their gem. THAT should be posted

  • dopeness haven’t heard this shit in years

  • Anyone have lyrics?

  • kene_eye

    You cant have the orphanage without Eyedea (RIP)

  • mertso

    how can i download this cd?

    • Chad Howe

      They never released an actual album, every track in existence by the orphanage was a feature on a solo album of one of the members of the group.