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.

Sound Wave Sanctuary

Posted by TheMayor

soundwave

Solidarity Records just released this ill instrumental project entitled Sound Wave Sanctuary featuring 28 instrumentals each by a different producer. Something dope to vibe out to. Gurp City’s own G-Pek is featured as well as a lot of our rellies in this game.
Check it out: http://solidarityrecords415.bandcamp.com/album/soundwave-sanctuary

White Mic – “Pat U On The Head” (Official Video)

Posted by TheMayor

This is the first video off of White Mic’s latest album, AS IS. Do yourself a favor and grab that if you haven’t.
http://white-mic.bandcamp.com/

Peace to our brothers at Solidarity Records.

What Inspires Z-Man (Interview)

Posted by TheMayor

Nice Z-MAN interview from the folks over at The Bee Shine.
http://www.thebeeshine.com/what-inspires-z-man/

99th Demention – S/T (Digital Reissue)

Posted by TheMayor

99thdeFRONT
Here is a history lesson from or friend the legendary Dj Stef:

“Let’s take a little time travel vacation to Daly City, California (just south of San Francisco) to September of ‘95. Travel beneath the surface and enter the 99th Demention, yes that’s right, D-e-m-e-n-tion, as dementia (n. mental deterioration), demented — a world created by Z Man where greedy label lords lure cash-hungry artists to sign their lives away; where robot MCs perform like wind-up toys; where you’ll see a sign that reads, “Will DJ for food” — a world not too different from reality, but where these evils are made clear, and live through the many characters penned by Z Man.

The musical dimension of 99th Demention is fleshed out by Z Man and his associates King Maz, Young Slim, Rated R, Rev Cope and P.B.F.-1. 99th Demention are rebels in rap. They know we’re all tired of the same tired shit and they talk about it. They have ventured out of the 99th Demention to our earthly realm to offer “hip-hop relief for the folks.” Their style is straight Frisco, and yet not. It’s west coast and east coast, and yet neither.

Check the cut “Too Much Sauce,” which warns against the common stereotyping of west coast/Bay Area hip-hop. This music is chaos with a purpose. Young Z Man describes their style as “alternative rap, kinda slammin’ and zesty.” Their originality and new flavor definitely add spice to the life of Bay Area rap, and to world-wide hip-hop for that matter; but the 99th are not in competition with other artists. Their shit will make you laugh (a sense of humor is often lacking in today’s hip-hop), nod ya head and think.

It’s on with the tracks as well. “Each beat is like a character,” says Z Man. He and cousin Young Slim take sounds from everywhere, including cartoons, twist samples around ‘til they’re unrecognizable; and create a lot of their own sounds. DJ Ladron accompanies them on the one-and-two at the group’s live shows.

This self-titled debut on 99¢ Records came out on cassette only. Fast-forward 19 years into the future and it’s here on the information superhighway for all to experience.

Don’t be afraid, people. Go that extra mile and visit the 99th Demention. You’ll soon find yourself coming back for more. See you there.”
-DJ STEF

I wrote about this release for Origins of Gurp #1 and we are proud to finally make this long out of print album available in digital format for the first time! Hit the link and take a trip back:

Read More »

Z-MAN & Elon – “You Want It”

Posted by TheMayor

Z-MAN and Elon have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album The Opening Act. “You Want It” is a track from those sessions that is not on the album. Something to hold you over until the album drops.

Reality Raps.

OGRE THRONE – Arc of the Hammer (Album)

Posted by TheMayor

ogrethrone big

As some of you may know, TOPR has been fronting a thrash metal band called OGRE THRONE for the past few years out in Asheville, N.C. We are proud to announce the release of their debut album, Arc of the Hammer. Pour yourself something, fire up that good nahmtalkinbout, turn it up loud and give thanks to the metal gods for they have delivered.

Free download here:
http://ogrethrone.bandcamp.com/album/arc-of-the-hammer

New TOPR album is finished and coming soon. LORDS. PCF. GURP CITY.

KNBS – Raggedy Rips (West Bay Demos and Rarities from the mid-’90s)

Posted by TheMayor

The Kriminal Nasa Beat Show returns!
“This show focuses on projects centered around the KZSU community radio station (Palo Alto, CA) courtesy of the legendary Know Rhythm Show hosted by Raggedy Andy… shouts to Insomniac, Mystike, Simon Barsinister (RIP), Jihad (Third Sight), Spexxx (DFS, Sublevel Crew), Rundown, Kegs, Friendly Traveler, Raimundo, M-Smooth, Jubwa, Kevy Kev etc, etc.” – Luke Sick

Cue’s Hip-Hop Shop Show last week w/ Megakut and Eddie K

Posted by TheMayor

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/45275550

A special South Bay rap history lesson with Luke Sick, Eddie K, and DJ CUE. 408 & 650. Megakut.

White Mic & Z-MAN – “Preachin & Plantin” (Official Video)

Posted by TheMayor

Solidarity Records and Gurp City are proud to present the new video from White Mic and Z-MAN. This is a bonus track from their newly released limited edition green vinyl of The Vegetable and The Ferret album which you can buy here. If you forgot how dope the album is give it a listen.

415

Patrick Sexx – The Shadow That Took Shape (Album)

Posted by TheMayor

patrick-sexx_1

Gurp City family member Patrick Sexx just released his debut album The Shadow That Took Shape on Alpha Pup Records. Pushing his production to new heights the album takes us on a journey to the land of futuristic blap. Do yourself a favor and get it right now. Stream it below courtesy of Impose Magazine:

Peace to DNAE.

EDDIE K & INK 1 – NO CHASER – Album Out Now!

Posted by TheMayor

eddie k no chaser COVER

They can delay us but they can’t stop the gurp. Following up last years turfed out masterpiece by Trunk Drank, Loud Music In The Parking Lot, the gurp city vet Eddie K is back with his third solo album, NO CHASER. This time 88 teams up with producer Ink1 and unleashes his most well rounded album to date. The album hits all angles and has something for everyone. Crazy replay value really banging from start to finish. Features include Z-MAN, IlSquad, Khafre Jay, Ronnie Mac from Fist Fam, and of course DJ Quest. Check out the first leaks “8″ and “NH Freak” on our soundcloud, Cheers!

Get the album from iTunes or Amazon here:
Eddie K & Ink 1 – No Chaser
Eddie K & Ink 1 – No Chaser

gurpsquad

Gurp Squad in full effect, logo by Z-MAN. Space Traveling with the 40oz Crew.

Luke Sick – “Blow” (Video)

Posted by TheMayor

Unreleased Luke Sick goin’ in on some breaks with Son Tiff. The Infidel Producer.

GURPIN’ ALL DAY.

Free Radio – “Fried Neck Bones”

Posted by TheMayor

This is an extended crew track by FREE RADIO featuring Philo, Smidi, C-Mills, Jeremy Indelacato and cuts by Dj Ra Mak. New album in the works.

Cleanhead a novel by Luke Sick

Posted by TheMayor

bookstandingup

“We sold-out the first 40 copies of Luke Sick’s first literary effort way faster than we thought we would, so we have decided to offer another round of 40 books. This is not a new press, and these books will look and read exactly the same as the first round. If you didn’t get one the first time around or didn’t know about it, now is your chance!”

“Classic noir-ish pulp fiction with a deeper literary feel. Imagine S.E. Hinton being pimped out by Iceberg Slim to Cormac McCarthy while Dashiell Hammet takes pictures through the window of a seedy motel room with shag carpet, and you pretty much have some idea of Luke’s visionary writing style. A must read for all fans of the dark underbelly of crime fiction.” –TopR/LORDS/CBS/PCF

http://megakutrecords.blogspot.com/2014/02/cleanhead-luke-sick-pre-order-prices.html

http://megakutrecords.blogspot.com/2014/02/cleanhead-luke-sick-pre-order-prices.html

Dregs One “Style Excercise #1 – Crowd Control” (Official Video)

Posted by TheMayor

Dregs just released a video for this cut off of the STYLE tape. OUTBOUND. GMC.