Gurp City

It's like Vegas fool. San Francisco and the Bay Area rappers, producers and DJs all get together for one good cause, to get drunk as fuck and make good music. Gurp City consists of hip hop pioneers such as DJ Quest and DJ Eddie Def to underground legends like Bored Stiff and Sacred Hoop to freestyle champions TopR and Conceit...pretty much every alcoholic rapper in the Bay Area of California. The Gurp Fam keeps growing and innovating rap music with artists like Trunk Drank, Z-Man, Fist Fam, Grand Invincible, Fay Dog, G-Pek, Eddie K, DJ Marz, Bullet Proof Space Travelers, Bullet Proof Scratch Hampsters, DJ Cue, Brandon B, Luke Sick, Iron Fist, Thuggy Fresh, 6 Feet Deep, DJ Mathew Africa, 4oneFunk, DJ Teeko, DJ Max Kane, DJ Mista-B, DJ B. Cause, DNAE Beats, Boac, The Makai, Third Sight, The AlterBoys, MC Oroville, Illsquad, Live Human, Lords Crew, Alex Pardee, Zero Friends, Big Sammy, DJ Raw B and Fatees.

Archive for July, 2010

New Luke Sick song produced by Conceit

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

KEEP SHIT MOVIN IN GC

GURP CITY 2010 Summer of Isolation, Conceit where you at relly?!?!?

Origins Of Gurp #2

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

For this second installment of  Origins of Gurp we are going to go back  and take a glimpse at S.F. vet TOPR aka TOP RAMEN. I first met Topr in 1996 at my favorite venue that is no longer, Maritime Hall in San Francisco. He would be ripping fools to shreds in battles, while working no less, or opening up for major acts with his crew The Earthlings. I would be screaming “Vacaville” from the front row which he took notice of and began incorporating into his freestyles and a friendship was born. I was always telling him that heads for ready and he needed to drop a tape to sell. In 1999 he finally did and the DONUT HUSTLAZ e.p. was released.

Produced entirely by Non Phenom the beats have a great vibe only heard in hip hop from this era. To my knowledge this is the only project Non Phenom was ever involved in which is a shame because he was a talented producer.

At this time TOPR was known mostly for being an incredible battle MC destroying all competion and for the energetic performances with The Earthlings throughout the bay area. This e.p. shows his ability to be a great writer with substance and emotion in his lyrics, not just another battle rapper who can’t make magic in the studio. This album is the spark  that ignited one of the best rappers to ever emerge from the bay area.

 Limited edition cover from Below The Surface, notice hustler being misspelled, shout out to Kegs One for selling me that back in the day. This album is available for purchase on i-tunes via Gurp City Digital.  Here is a taste :03 metaphorenzies 

Hope you enjoy.

Origins of Gurp

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

People always ask me about how Gurp City started and how long we have been putting out music so I decided to start this segment to let people know. If the album is out of print, never officially released, or not available for download via Gurp City Digital I will post the whole thing here for you to download. If its available for purchase, I will just have a couple of  key songs for you to check out.

To jump this off I decided to shine some light on the group that gave rap sensation Z-MAN his start, The 99th Demention.

Featuring members King Maz, Young Slim Goodworth, Rated R, Z-MAN, Rev. Cope, and PBF-1 the crew released their self-titled cassette in 1996 on 99cent Records. With raw production by Slim Goodworth, The Dangler, and another uncredited member of the 99th the crew, the MCs spit raps about everything from knockin’ dirty hoodrats, sellin dope, growing up in mainy situations to school  and whatever else they had going on around them in the streets of San Francisco. Needless to say, heads were feeling the vibe and it garnered much attention for the group. 99th Dimension was often compared to The Pharcyde, which I attribute to having a fun vibe throughout this album.

Cover art by Zamon

Download THE 99TH DEMENTION S/T CASSETTE (re-upped)
Now light that chewy and crack some brews, enjoy -TheMayor

Doc Prop-Life Aint Fair ft. Equipto & Z-Man

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Doc Prop-Life Aint Fair ft. Equipto & Z-Man by Solidarity Records

Z-Man & DJ Quest open for DJ Premier at Temple in SF

Monday, July 12th, 2010


Z-Man & DJ Quest open for DJ Premier at The Return, Amad-Jamal’s album release party, at Temple in San Francisco, July 11, 2010. Bas-1 hosting.

G.I. show 7/07/10

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

No Time Outs tour jump off going to be a great show

CUTTY BANG and CUDDY BANG

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Gurp producer extraordinaire Cutty Bang aka Dick Nasty just dropped his remix project for free download. This shit is tight cant wait to hear what he is cooking up for the new TOPR album.

http://www.zshare.net/download/779042374806512d/

In other cutty bang news, Vallejo vet Cutthoat REEK DADDY just released his 2nd album of 2009 also entitled CUDDY BANG full of crestside mobb music. Here is the title track to give you a taste:  http://www.divshare.com/download/11916275-84b or CUDDY BANG So go mix yourself a cutty bang and soak some game young rellies – THE MAYOR