Friday, November 28, 2008
In the grand tradition of Presidents getting head, I offer you this... Substitute the right bird and
Project Pat- Chickenheads
Big up Lisa Chen for lacing the photo...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I hope you're living it up with fam and friends. Here are some bangin' Rez jams I got from my dude Nick from Thunder Valley... he's making the worlds first green corridor on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota... show the world how to live Nick!
Northern Wind- Sneak Up
I like this song because it sounds gunshots going off and sneaking up on your enemies. Northern Wind is no joke, these fools kick ass!
Northern Wind- Crow Hop
A Crow Hop is a pow wow dance where dancers flex their skills at a different tempo. It's all about fools swagger and style. If you ain't seen, get your ass to a pow wow... shit is dope!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Meut One TDK, Soul TDK, portrait by Amend TDK
Dream's Tattoos of fallen brothers PakOne TDK and PlanBee 11-5 By Spie TDK
Vogue TDK reps an original style... wholly shit.
PakOne R.I.P. by Spie TDK, TMC, FC, IRIE POSSE
Chino BYI rep'n NYC!
Original style innovators, Mark Bode character, Stan 153
Young buck Daz flexes on the Meeting of Styles section of the wall.
Tall homies are the last to Rock, we gotta sew the backgrounds together and it's a wrap! Apologies to those not featured, promise I'll get you up, the shadows were too much for my sidekick... booooo.
Ps... the banner image for this blog is a pic of one of my old pieces the day before painting began on this huge project. The wall was so caked with hundreds of burners that it was falling off in huge beautiful chips that had to be pressure washed off and primed. Big up to young Kufu 2!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Bounce Camp is from Berlin. This is how he describes his sound...
"10% rap, 24% house, 10% cheese, 12% hand claps, 2% cheap perfume, 8% golden oldies, 8% Miami, 0% minimal, 6% sexy midget playing a keyboard, 12% stolen property, 100% Bounce Camp!!!!!!!"
... I can digit.
Bounce Camp- Big Dancin'
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I could go on... I'm sure I'll revisit this topic often... this time round, here's what comes up when search OAK.
Keak Da Sneak feat. Mistah FAB- Oakland
Man, this song really puts it down... Nostalgia and hella shit no hipster could ever reference (hipsterproof). This shit reminds me of writing E.S.O. on the bathroom wall of my elementary school in pencil next to "ELF" which was my first tag. hahaha. Love that FAB is on it too E.S.O. and N.S.O. love! Big up to my patna Matthew Africa (KALX 3p-6p Wed.)for puttin me up on this'n!
Jawbreaker- Condition Oakland
This track makes the cut even though Jawbreaker ain't from the Town, cause it reminds me of drinking with punks on rooftops and shit (and the title). This track's huge sound is hella beautiful and reps a feeling I know to be Oakland. Peep the Kerouac samples... dude knows the town too.
Rodger Collins- Foxy Girls in Oakland
Listen. This song is self explanitory and not a whole lot has changed except E.14th is called International by newcomers (See Keak's track). This song is a whole lot of awesome and there's a bit of shit talkin' bout Frisco dudes in it, and although I don't share the opinion, it's reassuring that the friendly rivalry goes back to Rodger's day. This track reminds me of DJ Kitty who held down the Town's longest running Soul nite at the Ruby Room on East 14th. She usta rock this bout every Wednesday and even though fools at that spot looked like they were fighting when they danced, she kept it poppin.' She owns a bar now. I rock Saturdays with Matthew Africa at KITTY'S you should come thru!
Casual feat. E Mac, Too $hort, G Stack & Richie Rich- Oaktown
Off the Smash Rockwell album this came out when hyphy was big and its genius is that this track takes it back to the slump Too$hort made famous. Love that the chorus is kids yelling "Oaktown" while fools are spittin' bout all that town life includes. It reminds me of catching the 82 to go play ball at Greenman next to the 69 Village. Ask somebody.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
MATTHEW AFRICA is my ace. He busts the dope moves on mix tapes and up in the club. He and DJ Eleven collaborated the definitive "DIRTY RAPS... the Best of Too $hort" mix last year, and he is still driving the ladies (of age of course) wild with the double disc "Dirty R&B... the Best of R. Kelly." He and I make party every Saturday up at Kitty's in Emeryville at a night called Crazy From The Heat! Matthew is like my personal library of dope music. He's always hella generous and willing to talk music over some dranks. His latest and greatest is "HARD AS FUCK VOL. 4" on Beer and Rap which will have you stompin' the shit out of somebody in no time!