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 February, 2017

TOPR – Afterlife of the Party (New Album Out Now)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

TOPR AFTERLIFECOVER

Gurp City introduces one of its newest collections of hip hop music’s hidden treasures—TOPR’s “AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY” The project will be available February 22, 2017 via all major digital retail outlets.

A colossal juggernaut of an MC, who started his career as a Bay-wide battle roamer and homeless teenage graffiti writer (LORDS/CBS/WST/CMA/PCF/AMF/FTL) and forged his name as an iconic figure in the Bay Area’s hip hop music history, TOPR was a member of the Earthlings collective that opened for every major-market rap artist that played SF’s Maritime Hall in the late-90s and early-2000s. From there he went on to spawn his solo career as a songwriter and battle rapper before eventually finding a home with Gurp City. On this, his seventh solo studio album, he shares the billing with renowned stalwarts of the Bay Area rap scene such as DJ Quest, Z-Man, Otayo Dubb, DJ Defie, Philo, Ronnie Mac, Smiddy, Eddie K and Luke Sick.

AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY showcases TOPR’s stout talents as a seasoned and confidant recording artist (jumping off with the sleeper hit “I Shouldn’t Have Left You” and culminates with the ominous harbinger “Warning Shots”) and highlights a hardcore and outlaw attitude of hip hop music artistry that may have easily been lost and forgotten. The album contains an ongoing theme of drug-addled miscreant turned somewhat well-adjusted adult, coming to terms with growing up, embracing fatherhood and the other realities facing todays aging B Boy / scumbag philosopher. Songs like “Cemetery Fence” and “Working Class” offer bleak depictions and drive home the stark realities that are constant for those that chose or are forced to eternally go “against it.” And to quote SF legends Faith No More: what is it? Maaan, what have you fucking got?

AOTP features 13 never-heard-before tracks with Cutty Bang and Otayo Dubb splitting the production duties pretty much half and half. It was mixed by Philo and TOPR himself and mastered by Shawn Hatfield (Audible Oddities) with an audio quality of the highest twenty-first century standard while def scratching from the featured turntablists completes the jam. The project has been described as “A fully realized TOPR” (Toph One/Let’s Side Magazine/AS/TMF). The production sounds as if TOPR and the A-list b-boys he has assembled to accompany the project mixed cocktails on the Neve console signed by Carl Perkins at A&M Studios in Hollywood and rapped, scratched and knocked bangers and slumps on through the night until the broad daylight and the job was done. One!

-LUKE SICK ( Sacred Hoop / Grand Invincible / Grand Killa Con)

The new album from TOPR, Afterlife of the Party, is now available on bandcamp. Look for it to hit iTunes etc. on Feb.22nd
Stop playin’ and hit the link:
https://topr.bandcamp.com/album/afterlife-of-the-party

Cd’s are still available: http://gurpcitymerch.bigcartel.com/

Bombing Science Interview: Lord Topr

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Bombing Science just did a really dope interview with TOPR check it out here:
http://www.bombingscience.com/interview-lord-topr/

Bref.

#BOTZ7 – Thesaurus vs TOPR

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Instant classic.

Al Lover – Interference Patterns (Cassette)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Al Lover returns with a new tape release, Interference Patters. Al says, “If you like music to explore the darkest regions of your psyche to, give it a whirl. I suggest high af in a dark room by yourself!”
And there you have it.

Grab the album here:
https://crashsymbols.bandcamp.com/album/interference-patterns