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.
This time they’re coming with the intro track “Codenames Pt. II” and it is most definitely that west bay kad language. The Menace Mode tapes are disappearing quick so make sure you acquire this “sound investment with legit returns.” -Eric Yawn Esquire
MENACE MODE is the third album from underground hip hop duo GRAND INVINCIBLE, DJ Eons One and MC Luke Sick. Released on cassette three years after their 2012 CD EP, Winter365. The album contains a notably mustier and grimmer sound than their previous efforts. Guest appearances, in the form of furious scratch attacks, came from Sneek, Netherlands’ DJ Sniper (on the song SOFT DUCKS) and Oroville, California’s Eddie Def (on the song PLAN A). The first single and video is YEGG. Other singles with videos to follow are: CODENAMES PT. II, JACKSON POLLOCK, SHOWDOWN (Interlude), BRAINS DECORATE, and PLAY MY TAPE.
Luke Sick, who shared the mic with numerous features on their previous EP, goes all bolo on this one similar in fashion to their first 2 LPs (ASK THE DUST and COLD HAND IN THE DICE GAME). Producer Eons composed all of the vinyl excavations and dusted drum patterning and handled the rest of the album’s cut-work himself. Due to the fusty nature of their record company Megakut’s “micro-release” credenda, some of GRAND INVINCIBLE’s previous work is now hard to find.
1. Codenames Pt. II
2. Jackson Pollock
3. Showdown (interlude)
4. Brains Decorate
5. Play My Tape
6. Dust Tour
1. Dog Van 2. Yegg
3. Soft Ducks feat. DJ Sniper
4. Plan A feat. DJ Eddie Def
5. Obey The Citizens
6. Dead Joke
Raps: Luke Sick
Beats & Cuts: DJ Eons One
Recorded 2014-2015 at The Invincible Lab and Moffett Hollow
Mixed by DJ Eons One
Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering
Gurp City beat trolls G-Pek & Brycon have put their evil minds together to make the world a more scary place this Halloween. “There’s No More Room In Hell” is 20+ minutes of suspense, horror and grizzly death, sure to make you consider doing something drastic before the night is through.
Hard For You To See – Diamond Lung and Children Of The Funk get it together and drop the burly lumberjack raps and chops on this gem of a lost track. With Lightbulb & Big Sean aka B-I-Lectric on the mic and Yelir & Brycon on the beat. Extra dusty and super saucy 2015 shit.
Rocktober continues with the early release of Official Spill’s debut album!
Brandon B and Dev Rambis aka Mr. Rawng have teamed up with Big Shawn of Bored Stiff to form Official Spill. Their album “The Fill” has a release date of November 17th for digital retailers and cds. The features include Z-Man, Mint Rock, Michael Marshall, White Mic, Eddie K, Luke Sick, and FDOG Produced entirely by Big Shawn. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bruce Leighton datastream studio.
Lengendary producer Vrse Murphy (Sacred Hoop/The Bachelors) recently unleashed a 67 track compilation of some of his heat from the vaults. Be on the look out for some new production from him coming soon on a new project from two of your favorite MC’s.
Bay Area O.G. Ink One is back again with the first video titled “InkOne” from his newly released album, Writing In Pictures. This one features his Gurp League partner in crime Eddie K aka 88 so you already know the deal. Go grab the album and soak some game from a bay area vet.