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 October, 2011

Cosmic Parasite Album Cover

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

From the Press Release:

Cosmic Parasite:

A soundscape and glimpse into a future world -created using traditional and modern hip-hop instruments; turntable, sampler, drum machines, synths and digital multi-track. The raw materials for this project were recorded and compiled by DJ Eddie Def who sampled a wide range of pre-recorded and stock sounds; drums, tones, dialog and pieces employing the use of an MPC2000, Korg MS2000, Roland MC505 and a random source of vinyl and movie clips. He then supplied Quest with a series of stems, beats, breaks, loops and fragments. Quest then conceptualized the vision for this sound-track by sculpting and shaping the crude sounds and arranging sections with scratching solos and combos using various techniques both complex and old school -played according with what the musical segment called for, placing them in their corresponding space to achieve the right dynamic intensity. At times remixing, over-lapping, re-tuning and of course cutting up the series of sounds provided by Eddie Def as well as his own selection of ‘tweaks’ and effects from his personal library. The work in progress was later passed on to DJ Cue who layered it with saucy beat programing and textural overdubs using AbletonLive which added a subtle high quality sonic presence to the mix. Last, Quest defined the multi-sonic puzzle and brought it together with final over-dubs and mixes arranged in a non traditional form but in a flow-form which dictates the next part of the song to follow naturally without the need to cater for vocal or lyrical content giving this recording it’s sound-track value. The over-all finished product is an electro-funk/sci-fi/industrial -turntable and machine composition with sound-track/mix tape ‘feel’ to keep you on the edge of your ear.

Scratched, mixed & composed by DJ Quest
beats & pieces by DJ Eddie Def, additional drum programing and over-dubs by DJ Cue


Gurp City Flashback: Underbucket – “Turf Raps”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Before Grand Invincible, Luke Sick, DJ Eons,and Slim Goodworth hooked up for a project called UNDERBUCKET. They put out one cutty ass album filled with tales from the turf. If you were lucky enough to get a copy you know the deal. Maybe I’ll throw it up here one day.


Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Back at yall with the quickness is I$$UE #2:


Al Lover – Black Magick Starter Jacket – VIDEO

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Some ill visuals for the new single I posted about last week.

Aceyalone and Z-Man freestyle session (Red X Tapes Tour)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Straight West Coastin’

He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper Fall Tour

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Coming in November!


Thursday, October 13th, 2011

From the masterminds behind RIPPED OPEN BY METAL EXPLOSIONS , Grand Invincible, and Megakut Records….

This is an 80s&90s hip hop/current 80s&90s-influenced hip hop from the Bay Area & local graffiti mini video ‘zine. Much more to come. Rocktober continues.

Cosmic Parasite album release party!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

OCTOBER 22ND mark yo calender
Celebrating the upcoming Cosmic Parasite album by the unfuckwitable DJ QUEST!

Al Lover – “Black Majick Starter Jacket”

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

For more info on the project check here: Impose Magazine – Al Lover – black-majick-starter-jacket

The first single from the Satanic Tambourine tape. Dropping 11/11/11 on Impose Records. Shoutout to Blake Gillespie at Impose.

Behind the scenes/on the road of the Red X Tapes Tour 2011

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

A little glimpse of what went down on the tour:

Too mainey, looks like cats were gurpin’ tough

AGENTSTRIKNINE – Delta 9 video

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

featuring cameos from Big Shawn, Z-MAN etc.. Directed by our rellie Laura Weyl for Metagasm

Z-MAN – All Jokes Aside title track leak…

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Put up an leak up on our new soundcloud page to give you a taste of what we have been working on as of late.
All Jokes Aside by GURPCITY

Wordsmiff – Day Jobs and Day Dreams – new album

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Fresh off the release of his group album with Fantastik, THE COLDCUTS – Servin \'Em Fresh,Wordsmiff is back with his new solo album Day Jobs and Day Dreams. Featuring Gurp City’s most wanted Z-MAN, BOAC, and Philo of Fist Fam. With production from Optik and BOAC among others.


DJ QUEST announces new album!

Friday, October 7th, 2011
Here is a little sneak peek into the projects sound:

Shout out to Billy Jam for the info

Rocktober Jumpoff

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I’ve been slacking on keeping this shit lit for the month of Rocktober, but I promise to make up for it.
SIX FEET DEEP feat. HARDCORE JERRY of the Becky Sagers

Yes, I am going to post this every year. Shout Out to my dunny M.F.D. aka Dirty Rancher