27 October 2009
aint this about a mutha fuccin ... what ever. i'm cold pissed at this shit right here. I never liked the UK but now... Lemme stop and let gabe explain this is off his blog. Please help my guy get some money for his trip.
First off, Rest In Peace to the homie TalkSick. A face you knew if you went to any hip hop show in Seattle in the last 5 years, a town historian, and he also ran this blog - The War of the Words. Words can't even express it... you will be missed, homie.
The show at Chop Suey last Thursday was a smashing success. I never felt so loved and so vulnerable at a hip hop show before... the new songs can be a little hard to do, i found out! I suppose that's just what happens when you push yourself to write something your scared of talking about every day for a month. Premiered 10 new songs off of Colored People's Time Machine that night while the homie Jonathan Matas started doing the coverwork live on stage. The homie-for-life Toni Hill came up from Portland to open up the show and to join me for a few tracks, Khingz killed it with new material off his Cold Hearted In Cloud City EP (look for that online soon) and we ended with a surprise: Abyssinian Creole as Sexual Chocolate! Much love to everyone who came throo, and helped make the show such a success: Amos Miller, EarDrumz, WD4D, Massiah, Rahwa, Lulu, Canary Sing, Dume41, Kitty Wu, Daniel Lint, Scott, Andria, and every single person in the audience that night! It was almost too much to handle. The next night, Rogue Pinay, Khingz and myself smashed up to Bellingham for a small show at Western. The new songs feel so good to do.
The weekend hit and i found myself caught between interviews and drowning in a million little details to wrap up before my flight to Europe on Tuesday... so of course i got sick and bed-ridden. Ugh. Determined to knock the flu out in one day i ate cloves of garlic, 5000mg of Vitamin C throughout the day, drank lots of fluid, had lots of rest.
On Monday i needed to run a couple errands so i left the house for a couple hours with my sister WongWeezy and in the 2 hours or so we were gone, the house i was moving out of caught fire and almost burnt down! It was a grease fire that started while one of the homies was cooking, the fire travelled up to the vent above the stove which then burst into flames, and it could only be put out with a fire extinguisher (which we conveniently stored right above where the flames were). My friend was able to keep the fire contained to the one part of the kitchen (and really risked her life to do that) before the fire truck came and put it all the way out. By the time we got home all the walls in the kitchen were another color from the smoke. My friend who was home alone, moving in the next day, and who basically saved our entire house from burning down was cleaning with my other roomie and friends, while coughing up smoke.... and i just had to pack. Horrible feeling.
Tuesday rolled around and it was time to go too soon... the flight to London was 11 and a half hours with a really quick change of flights in Reykjavik, Iceland. I had already heard my share of horror stories regarding UK Customs at the London-Heathrow Airport, and i've had a couple pretty crazy experiences crossing into Canada over the years for shows, so, i felt like i was prepared for it all. I had a family member meeting me at the airport, address and phone number of who i was staying with while in London, I wasn't carrying any merchandise, and i had a receipt from a $1000 deposit into my bank from earlier in the morning. "It should be all good" i thought.
My next cell mate was an older Black woman from Chicago, who was coming to visit her niece who actually serves in the military in the UK. More then anything, it seemed like she was being held for not understanding the questions, they actually gave her a 2 day pass to see her niece before deporting her too.
22 October 2009
20 October 2009
As the saying goes you can accomplish much in life if you just put your mind to it and my boys from Ill-Literacy have proven that over and over again. Since 2005 they have been putting in some serious work. From an Emmy Award-winning short film, two features on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, a solo album, two poetry books, and rocking over 200 shows collectively and individually around the world Dahlak, N.I.C, and Drizzletron are just getting started.
After years of doing shows and educating the masses this trio decided it was time to release their poetic talents into the realm of music. The end result of their time in the lab is a sonic adventure of future funk and intellectual verbal dexterity in the form of their forthcoming album iB4the1.
So feast your ears on these two songs off of iB4the1 after the drop and holla at the Ill-Lits when they hit your hood next.
kinda sux so i aint posting the video.
Kanye IS an asshole no doubt.. but i still can't stand to see black folks in bad situations. I have to anytime i open my eyes and i don't want to for entertainment. It's kind of an ill concept but doesn't work for me. I like spike jones shit tho no lie! what ev thats my 2% of a loony for ya. if you need to see it (and havent like everyone else) checc here
19 October 2009
Sooo Cold Hearted in Cloud City is now a reality. This makes me very happy. Sales of all physical copies of this joint will go to Gabe while he's on the road (and more if he needs it). The music on here is inspired by my Blaq Han Solo persona, the great city of Seattle and me nerding out with Dume41 at the studio! haha. Crispy from GodSpeed (and our nu crew with B-flat called High Life) produced all the trax. This really was an exploration of different parts of my personality i was unable to indulge in on Spaceships. I'm still searching for my "true" sound (which will change the second i find it but hey) and this is the next step. This is more smoothed out and relaxed more representative of the Seattle hip hop i listened to in high school.
Very much made for chillin on rainy days or driving down Rainier on a cloudy day on your way to no where. enjoy
Itunes and cd baby links when they send them to me.
SOOO my guy is going to do European tour starting on Tuesday!! We had a lil going away party for him at chop if you didn't go you suk!! Haha all jokes aside I am extremely proud of the work that his guy has done on himself and his music and the lacc of limitaions he places on himself. Gonna miss him so here is a video we did rite before i left bacc to Canada.
16 October 2009
15 October 2009
Shouts to mic phenom and my guy LA. We got it in during the cypher after the NG's reunion show where Bam and Kiwi killed it. Eyeasage also murdered the stage that night they got us hype and we went outside and did this.
In this one Canary Sings Hops in and kinda clowns us for all the testosterone we was throwin around. It was a much needed checcing.
LA is a beast!!!! Rival Gang for life!!
14 October 2009
The fucc you want me to do. Tell you he'll be missed tell you what he ment to me? i cant this shit just happenned and it s to raw. I had to talk to my manager (and one of my best friends) this morning and hear her falling down in tears... What the fucc CAN i say after that.
Here's a mixtape he did.
and this is his blog I cant do this rite now. I'm so sorry cassandra. please be healthy to your self.
06 October 2009
I did a song over one of this guys beats he gots heat!! It was me TC izlam and Hill B (or grammaticly correct TC Izlam, Hill B and myself). For A cut called "Round here". I'm not sure if the song is for TC's Hill B's or Jacc the Ripper"s album and I dont care its fresh!! Come thru to his brithday party (for free) where amonsgt dope performances and much frivoloty we will be unleashing the video on the unsuspecting massess be there and get your friccing mind blown!!!!!!!!!
05 October 2009
Shut up Chel i know what your thinking but what ever! This is the reunion show of one of my favorite groups I been needin this show and so have you. Don't be racist support Fil=Am american month. Plus hometown favorite JFK(grayskul) will be roccin as well. If you look below in this blog you will also see a video from Eyeasage, who will also be gracing the stage. Not to mention one of the homies from Lunar heights. Oh also any Canadians trying to drive down there twitter me i need a ride there and bacc that nite!!