Friday, March 31, 2006

’Ooh, He’s Got a Dirty Mouth!’

Bitches on my mind
I can’t hold back, now’s the time
All you loud-mouth bitches talk too much
And you dick teasin’ bitches never fuck...

Too Short - Dope Fiend Beat

Thursday, March 30, 2006

'The Vault' Video

'The Vault'

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Word Billy

Radio Reform

I've yet to meet anybody who enjoys commercial radio yet I've also met very few people who do anything about it. Davey D dropped this article on his site a few days ago and its an important and good read.

By Davey D

Over the past few years there have been a number of campaigns designed to make radio stations more responsive to their communities – battles fought in San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago and New York and other cities. Some have failed and others have succeeded.

If we are to make radio accountable to community, we must identify viable strategies. To understand which strategies work, we need to understand the recent history of reform efforts and the current context.

Faced with government plans to allow additional consolidation in radio ownership, tens of thousands of people successfully mobilized in 2003 through 2005 against such ownership rule changes. Meanwhile, over the same period, activists began to create more alternatives to corporate media – launching their own news-oriented Internet websites, creating blogs and making documentaries. As for radio, activists began to launch pirate operations and pushed the Federal Communications Commission to license low-power radio stations.

This independent media movement, which continues to grow, is a proactive way to give communities options to mainstream radio and other commercial media. Unlike the media reformers who waged a campaign in the early-to-mid 1980s to get the recording industry to put labels on music with “explicit” lyrics and – unlike the movement 10 to 15 years ago spearheaded by seasoned civil rights activists such as the late C. Delores Tucker and Reverend Calvin Butts – the leading media reform advocates today are the 20-to-30-something-year-olds who identify themselves as members of the Hip Hop generation.

Continue reading

Dont forget to check out the Youth Media Council.

Nigg@z and White Girlz

Rapitalism Records is issuing an advisory alert. Discretion is a thing of the past. With the release of the uncompromising "Niggaz and White Girlz," labelmates Kirby Dominant and Chris Sinister render their thugged-out interpretation of '80s and new wave music featuring DJ Icewater. Kirb and Chris turn tracks from groups like The Cure, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, B-52s, U2, and Gary Numan into a non-stop soundtrack for New Wave Thuggin'.

Kirb and Chris

Friday, March 24, 2006

Yo, Baby Hip Hops in the House Yall

Wow. This is so bad thats its great. Please click on this link, you will not be disappointed, I promise you.

"I keep my feet in different gumbo pots 'cause I'm an entrepreneur, not just a rapper," said D-Shot of the latest venture.
-Rap News Network

E-40 debuts at the top of the Billboard charts and this is what his brother is doing. D-Shot is the ultimate hustler.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

'Heelz' Video

Andre Nickatina and Equipto

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Northern California Love

XXL dropped a little piece on the whos who of the 'hyphy movement'. Check it out, its like baseball cards for rap nerds.

via XXL

The Scoop

Too Short has a new CD/DVD combo dropping titled 'Gangsters and Strippers.

E-40s new one debuts at #3 on Billboard.

'Young and Restless' from the self proclaimed 'Bay Area Mixtape King', Balance, hit the streets on Tuesday.

The Venetian Hotel in Vegas is soon to unveil the wax sculpture of tupac.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

'Music for the 21st Century'

"We love you Bucc Rogerz"
-Girls from track 13

In stores today so buy it!!!

1. Rock the Planet
2. Declaration
3. Soundport
4. Transmitting Live feat. Kool Keith
5. Materialistic
6. Rezurwreck feat. Spexxx
7. Infinity feat. Dubl A
8. Radio Rap
9. High Powered
10. Watch Your Step
11. On the Street
12. What I See
13. All Love
14. Dedication feat.King Eljen & Nate Mezmer
15. No Turns

Entered the Bay Area scene in the late 90's as one of the featured emcee's of the crew, Universal Figures, and has been rockin-it up and down the bay ever since. Although, there are a lot of dope cats out there, few can match the enthusiasm that Bucc Rogerz brings to the booth or the stage.

Bucc Rogerz Myspace
Mad Seven Records

Monday, March 20, 2006

'Practice Lookin Hard' Video

'Practice Lookin' Hard'

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Third Sight- 'Symbionese Liberation Album'

Crawl Space
Zodiac Killer
The People Vs. The Fake
- featuring: Ricci Rucker
Nine In My Pocket
The Limpire Strikes Back
- featuring: Sir Limpdic
Stop Rapping
Will I Get Shot By A Dope Fiend
- featuring: MF Grimm
Rip Mics In Half
- featuring: Azeem, Dave Dub, Insomniac, Rashinel
The Sheperd And The Sheep Dog
Idle Smasher
Harry Scrotum

"Third Sight is the heavy, solid kid striding over from the back, that you see coming from fifty feet away but are too paralyzed by fear to avoid. Plodding, never awkward, slow but relentlessly d-o-p-e. And this kid has a wicked right hook. " -- PopMatters

Buy it here!!!
Third Sight on Myspace
Check out their dope site,

Equipto Birthday Bash

Saturday March 25, 2006
Equipto Birthday Bash
at Studio Z
314 11th Street
San Francisco, CA

DJ Myke One (Almighty DJ's)
DJ Pause

21 & Over

'Smash Dont Hurt Em' Video

'Smash Dont Hurt Em'

‘Slaps, Straps & Baseball Hats’

San Francisco Bay area native, rap and hip-hop legend Celly Cel is back again ready to shake up the entire hip-hop and rap scene with his new album drop. April 4th brings Celly Cel’s new album ‘Slaps, Straps & Baseball Hats’.

Celly Cel is not only tha Bay Area Boss of hip-hop and rap but a world wide legend in hip-hop culture. Celly’s many fans worldwide are anticipating this newest drop from the legendary Bay Area Rap Boss.

The new hit single "Shake Sumthin" featuring Mistah F.A.B. is already burning up the radio airways. If you’re not getting it on your local radio station, call them and request it.


Saturday, March 18, 2006

Bush Killa

Radical Bay Area rapper Paris, takes time to speak about institutional racism, fast-food entertainment, Public Enemy, and the importance of his label, Guerrilla Funk.

Read it at

Friday, March 17, 2006

'Same Song' Video

Digital Underground
'Same Song'

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Tonight 3/16 at Slims

Gold Chain Music Tour

Planet Asia
Mikey Mo

@ Slims, 333 11th Street San Francisco

Cali Agents
'The Good Life'

Future Primitive Closes its Doors

From The Guardian

At the top of the bad-news charts last week was the recent shuttering of Future Primitive Sound's gallery and shop in the Lower Haight. The head of the collective and label, Mark Herlihy, pointed to a set of sickening circumstances that led him to close the doors: The store lost one of its main suppliers of spray paints and art supplies, the lifeblood of the enterprise, and Herlihy's investor withdrew from a second round of funding. Now, with so-called Bay Area hyphy perched on the verge, Herlihy, one of the pioneers in the hip-hop DJ party scene, is reconsidering all his options.

"I've been fighting for so long — I'm starting to think I'll do something different," he said last week over the phone while on the road. "I'm hitting that point where — I've been putting in 150 percent since I was 17 years old. But the long and short of it is it takes money to make money, and in this case, I was trying to see a vision through, and I was real close to it."

Why does this event rate so high on the bummer-o-meter? The Future Primitive storefront was the center of a certain unique breed of Bay Area underground hip-hop. Not only did Future Primitive put out solid and influential discs like Romanowski's recent Steady Rocking and Z-Trip and Radar's 1999 rap-and-rock mixdown, Live at the Future Primitive Soundsession, Vol. 2, but Herlihy has also been instrumental in fostering turntable-shaking collaborations such as Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow's 7-inch showdown (which led to their Brainfreeze disc). Furthermore, he created his own distinctive synthesis when he invited graf artists like Doze to perform alongside DJs and later exhibited visual artists like Brian Barneclo and Mike Giant alongside those mix CDs and hoodies.

While friends have offered to pitch in for a benefit, that won't necessarily help with consistent funding, he adds, joking, "There's no shortage of broke-ass artists out there!" When it came down to it, "all I was trying to do was give an outlet to a lot of my friends, and this new movement of art that I was seeing and believed in." As for the gallery and store, Herlihy says, "I don't want to put a Band-Aid on a big wound — either do it right or not do it at all. I know what the store needs in order to become successful. It's a matter of whether I can find somebody to make that happen."

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Streets of San Francisco

This is a pretty cool video with an RJD2 song I found browsing through youtube. I have no idea whats its from but check it out.

Fuck a Rap Nerd

Z-Man aka Z-Dazzle aka Z-Mainey has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all his life. He developed his style listening to seminal old school classics like Public Enemy, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane and the rest. He began rapping during the Bay Area hip-hop Renaissance. Oakland legend Too $hort and Zamon’s neighborhood friend Coughnut (RIP), with his group IMP, had laid the foundation for Bay Area turf-rap groups to blow up the scene. Street heady groups like 415, RBL Posse, Hugh-E MC, JT the Bigga Figga, Rappin Forte, Celski, Dre Dog, 5150 and Totally Insane were putting the Sucka Free on the map. Around this time a young and hungry Zamon, alongside fellow 99th Dimension member Rev. Cope, started messing around making four-track tapes.

Old story by Thug E. Fresh for Synthesis

The Dick Swanson Theory

As one half of the Cali Agents, veteran emcee Rasco helped revive a stagnant West Coast underground scene in the late 90's with his two critically acclaimed albums Time Waits For No Man and The Birth EP. With a distinguishable raspy voice and articulate wordplay, Rasco proved there was a middle ground between Cali's gang bangin' and the underground scene. Now on his fifth solo album, The Dick Swanson Theory Pt. 1 (Pockets Linted), Rasco continues to deliver that intelligent yet gritty street music he is revered for making.

Read it the review from

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Mighty Quinn

People gather around a 15-inch flat screen monitor to watch a grainy pirated version of MTV’s My Block: The Bay. Momentarily groaning between interludes of crawling bootlegger logos, internet glitches, and screen saver freak-outs, they hang on to every word, praising the gods of TIVO for allowing them to enjoy the episode that debuted the previous night. While the rest of the nation is, without a doubt, wondering if we all really “ghostride the whip on” the regular, residents of the Bay Area are in silent awe of their newly-famous hometown heroes. A remarkable feat considering that the Bay is finally quiet no longer.

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Traxxamillions Got Beats

Bay Area hip-hop is on the rise, and much of its backbone -- its beats -- was born in San Jose.

Producer Traxxamillion is slowly putting his hometown on the map by bringing in artists from the better-known hip-hop hot spots of Oakland and San Francisco, and even as far as Richmond and Vallejo, to record at his San Jose studio.

Read on in the San Jose Mercury

Monday, March 13, 2006

'T-Shirt, Blue Jeans, and Nikes'

Keak Da Sneak ft. E-40
'T-Shirt, Blue Jeans and Nikes'

Sunday, March 12, 2006

'My Ghetto Report Card' on Myspace

E-40s myspace page has the whole album posted up right now so grap yourself a jug of some top of the line Rossi Rhine and have a listen.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Boots Riley Interview

Heres a new interview with The Coups' Boots Riley from the folks at Pop & Politics.
Read it

The new album 'Pick A Bigger Weapon' drops on April 25, 2006. Buy it.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Bishop vs. The Blastmaster

Adisa Banjoko

The ongoing fued continues at a Stanford conference between Bay Area journalist Adisa 'the Bishop' Banjoko and KRS-One. Apparently frustrated by Banjokos attempts for a debate, Kris goes on to call him a "fraud," "a enemy to our culture," and "an FBI agent in disguise". He even goes on to say "What I wanna do is jump across the table and beat your fuckin ass". Stop the Violence.

Read the story from
Listen to it for yourself

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

'Catch a Bad One' Video

'Catch a Bad One'

Rap Dreams

Kevin Epps

'Rap Dreams' is the latest offering from Kevin Epps, the same man who brought you 'Straight Outta Hunter Point'. To be honest, I have no intention of ever seeing this movie since I didnt really like the last one, but maybe its your thing.

New Guardian article
Interview in the SF Bayview

MTVs 'My Block - The Bay'

Im sure at this point, anybody who wanted to see this show already has. But fuck it, here it is anyway. As expected, this didnt really give an acurate rundown of the musical diversity in the bay, but they did manage to throw in Heiro and Hammer in the intro. Someone in the editing room even snuck in a little clip of Boots Riley. Overall, I think MTV actually did a pretty good job with this so check it out.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

'Ghetto Stash' Video

DJ Quest & Eddie K
'Ghetto Stash'

Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside Rebellion

Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside Rebellion
By: Adisa Banjoko "The Bishop of Hip Hop"


Balance, DJ QBert, Mix Master Mike, THE FIRST INTERIVEW W/ DEL WHEN HE WAS STILL IN THE LENCHMOB, Smash Rockwell, Ray Luv (old school interivew from 92), Master P (back when he was based in Richmond), DJ Vlad, Mike Relm, Paris, The Coup, Jeff Chang, Graff legend Scape One (creator of the Bomb Logo), Frontline and EA-Ski and many others...

This is indy Bay Area book biz at it's realest level...

Support when it drops on March 4th by hittin' up or!! Pass it on!!

Holla at the Scholar

Friday, March 03, 2006

DJ Shadow on D2S

Mac Dre Bobblehead

Limited edition Mac Dre "Thizzelle Washington" Bobble Head Doll. Only 5000 made!

'Quality of Life' @ Red Vic

Shot in San Francisco's own Mission district by locals and starring many well-knowns in the SF art and music scene, this gritty underground drama has been winning awards at international film festivals. The film tells the story of Heir and Vain, childhood friends who have evolved into a brilliant team of grafitti artists, covertly decorating the canvases of concrete and steel throughout the Bay Area. When they're arrested for painting and their secret identities are revealed, creative outlets are abruptly severed. Faced with restitution and the prospect of serving hard time, they struggle to maintain their creative passion, their lifelong friendship, and ultimately, their lives.

Check it out at the Red Vic Movie House on Upper Haight from March 3rd to the 5th.

Mistah FAB vs. Jin

He rides the yellow bus.

They'll Keep You Hostage

Check out Third Sight at their album release party for the 'Symbionese Liberation Album'. Its going down at the Rockit Room in SF this Friday night.

High Marks for E-40

E-40 featured on the cover of this weeks Guardian. Peep the article here.

Cardinal Sin

"DJ Kevvy Kev hosts the longest-running hip hop radio show in the world on Stanford's KZSU -- sans recognition"

Read the article from the SF Weekly on this Bay Area pioneer.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

'The Ghetto Theme' Video

Mac Mall
'The Ghetto Theme'