RAP SABBATH

Me and my dude Ready been at it with this ish!!!!

It’s pretty self explanatory. We love Black Sabbath. We love Rap. We love ROCKING THE FUCK OUT! Love it or hate it, it exists…

Wait… you don’t know about my dude READY yet?

CHRON PAUL FOR PREZ

“Not the kind that can’t be solved With an / atom bomb…”

Not about to drop any Politrix right now, but Ron Paul is down for Legalization. Just something to marinate on. Check it: CLICK HERE

Cham is on a roll with the pum pum joints… The maddest part of this tune is DAVE “PENTHOUSE/MADHOUSE” KELLY produced another beast of a riddim.

My bredren Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi (SF,CA) dropped this fresh little video/mix promo for Gappy Ranks’ new EP “Cookies” which is dropping Feb. 24th, mixed by DJ I-VIER. Apparently when Gappy was out on the West Coast he fell in love a strain of Kush called Cookies. Big Up Bay Area Family!

Gappy Ranks is returning to San Diego March 3rd at Soundwave, and Tickets are available HERE!

Speaking of Bay Area…

The story is loosely based on the Legend of EPIC BEARD MAN

ooooh he leakin…

Tribe of Kings Soundsystem and Armory massive are joining forces this Friday, Feb. 10th to bring you “The Melting Pot”. Click here to view the invite.

All the links are here: DJ CROS-1 DJ KID RIZ SELECTOR DASH EYE DJ UNITE


If your not familiar with San Diego’s Premier Hip-Hop Culture Shop, get with my dudes at The Armory by clicking HERE
Cros 1 has been putting on the internationally renowned Freestyle Sessions. He got write ups on Wikipedia and shit:

“Freestyle Session was founded in 1997 by graffiti writer and DJ Chris “Cros1″ Wright in California. It is the largest breaking competition based in the United States. The main competitive event is for b-boy crews, but there are also popping and locking competitions for solo competitors.” Hip-Hop Dance

Happy Bornday Robert Nesta Marley!

Those who are from San Diego, know about the biggest annual Reggae concert in town. The Bob Marley Festival. Of course these days it’s known as the “Tribute to the Legends” festival or concert or whatever. To me it will always be Bob Marley Fest. Due to legal issues concerning Bob Marley’s estate, the yearly festival had to change it’s name. Which is funny to me because to some, including myself, Bob Marley is important like MLK. Yet you won’t get a lawsuit from the Martin Luther King Jr. estate if you want to throw a tribute show. To each their own, but I can also see why it makes sense to pay tribute to all the Legends of Reggae that have passed on.

The Fest has become a two-day affair starting this year, and is moving from it’s home at the Sports Arena to the Broadway Pier in downtown SD. Don Carlos, Yellowman, Johnny Osbourne, Jr. Reid just to name a few. Wicked line-up. To see the full line up click HERE

We are throwing an after party, Saturday Feb. 18th with some of the top Reggae Sound Systems from San Diego. Destiny Roots, Shotta Crew, TRC, DJ APR , and Tribe of Kings. The idea is to bring more unity between the sounds in San Diego, because it seems we don’t come together as much, thus leaving the Reggae community a bit fractured. One step forward we say.

BTW…

Hip-Hop VS Punk Rock was H.A.M. & Eggs!!! Full house, great perfromances, lots of beer. That’s first friday of every month at The Tower Bar…It has me inspired to leave with a punk rock shout out…

BAD BRAINS

Paz

SOPA ON A ROPA

Freedom..dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun…YEAH RIGHT!!!

I’m sure every blogger and their mothers have covered SOPA and PIPA at great length this week.

SOPA=Stop Online Piracy Act
To read Wikipedia’s entry on SOPA Click HERE
Basically it gives the US Government more Federal control over the content found on-line. Namely “Rouge” websites from outside of U.S. jurisdiction that are pirating, or bootlegging American intellectual and patented materials.

Sure Artists need to get paid for their works. There are ways to fight it. But this Bill gives the Government the power to force on-line search engines to block certain sites. In other words, INTERNET CENSORSHIP. Many artists are fighting against this, and I don’t blame them. I invite you to brush up on the topic, and look at it yourself to form your own opinion.

Brand New Riddim from Hot Coffee: Stunt Double Riddim (not to be confused with Stuntdouble & Tenshun)

You can check out more Hot Coffee Music Business by clicking HERE

This Stylo-G Track been blazing out of my iPhone for a minute now! UK!

SAN DIEGO LOVE
The homie Sumach got front page of The Reader, something not alot of Hip-Hop cats can boast of here in San Diego.CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE ON GONJASUFI

If you don’t know the drill with Gonjasufi, check the article, then check this joint. My dude is on some next level bugged out SOUL TO THE BONE dirty music. Not dirty like Blowfly, but dirty like this…

To hear more Gonjasufi, visit his myspace by clicking HERE, check his homepage HERE, and buy his music HERE.

I always hear cats talk about how you got to get out of San Diego to get respect, and I understand it has worked for alot of folks. It gets frustrating out here. Cost of living is high, wages and job opps are low and if you want to follow your dreams it’s a hard living. That’s why I like what Sumach says about repping SD so that folks DO know culture exists out here. As far as leaving SD to make noise, in my case, Fuck That! I Will Get Over I gotta play outside of San Diego, sure, but I got gotta nurture my home, and make sure there are still places to get a dose of culture. Shit, maybe we won’t have the next popular scene based on our city. GOOD! The last thing we want is a bunch of culture whores transplanting to get in on the next big thing. That’s what (with all due respect) L.A. and S.F. are good for. You don’t know what San Diego is known for besides beaches and Shamu? No? GOOD! Stay your ass at Sea World or stay your ass home…

(BTW, I Love SF, and sometimes LA)
(I say sometimes LA because, and LA can back me up, there’s little love between the cities when the Raiders play the Chargers in SD)

Speaking of “Welcome To San Diego, Now Go Home”, and speaking of Stuntdouble & Tenshun…

Another installment of the ever-popular Hip-Hop Vs. Punk Rock party we throw EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH at The Tower Bar” features a double bill this time. 2 Hip-Hop acts, and 2 Punk Rock acts as well as your favorite Drunk Punk Rap DJs: Mr. Henshaw, DJ Sesh, and myself.
Check out The Regressions by clicking HERE
Check out Stuntdouble & Tenshun by clicking HERE
Check Out P.38 & RW by clicking HERE
Check this footage of The Lumps Live:

I had a chance to sit down with Stuntdouble recently for an interview and I will be posting that in the future with a rumored EXCLUSIVE track for free download, so stay tuned!!!

I will also be playing at one of my favorite dives in the city this Monday, January 23rd at LIVE WIRE for Wheels Of The Industry. This series of Monday Night DJ Nights runs through the gambit of Daygo DJs, mixing up the styles and vibes every week, has been brought to us for years now by Glory Bound Productions. The DJ has to spin with his back to bar patrons, there is barely any room at all to dance so most have to get inventive, and the drinks flow HEAVY all night. If you do not have anything cracking, roll through…