Dom Kennedy ruling outta Venice... Shouts to my homie Sharon, Activista House, I wouldn't know the feeling this video exudes without time well spent a block from the sand. Shouts to Dream and PakOne TDK who painted with me at Venice back when it was all good!
Graff eye candy as we gear up for Dream Day 2010, honoring the life and legacy of Oakland/The Bay's undisputed graffiti style master, Mike "Dream" Francisco. Many posts to follow about DREAM DAY, its Super dope line-up of Graff Artists, performers, DJ's and other goodies... hold tight.
Feb. 5th, 2010
The New Parish
579 18th Street @ San Pablo Ave.
The release of the MTN MUTE button has a lot of writers like myself hollerin' GENIUS. Apparently after talking to my yout MIGUEL he was like, "yeah, i usually just use grab a magnet from wherever." *Bubble bursts* Guess the real genius is marketing it! Coming soon to a distributor near you... remember, real killers move in silence!
UPDATE: I was informed that citizens may not know what the fuck this means, so *for the non-writer* The agitator (metal ball)that mixes the spraypaint is held in place and kept quitet by this nifty magnet you can buy from your local montana retailer, or just take a powerful joint off your ‘Fridge and voila… happy hissing sound with no pesky rattle.
Salute to Dj Vinroc, J-Billion, 1O.A.K. & Spank Pops for capturing Summer and re-creating it sonicly (nothing short of F'n magic!). The That's That Records team took it even further and made the perfect call to shoot the video at the quintessential Bay Area slice of life "Dooinit In The Park"... it almost hurts to watch it in what seems to be the coldest winter in recent memory. Maybe if I play this more often it'll warm things up out this piece!
Honor Rollers, forgive my tardiness... (I got a note stating technical difficulties.)
Lateness aside, I'm going on the record FULLY endorsing the head-nod, slap and soulful vocals 1O.A.K. and Trackademicks brought to the loved/hated Cure version. The HNRL version really takes Lovecats in a new direction (hairspray and white hi-tops to fitted caps & t-shirts) while amplifying a proper dose of sexy that the playful original obscures with it's sexy lyrics & goofy tune. Looking forward to the forthcoming "covers" project from Trackadeezy and 1O.A.K.