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.

Z-Man Cupcakin’ Video

Posted by Dap1

ZMainey has been working on a video for his ‘Cupcakin’ track on the free EP, Show Up Shut Up and Rap. The full video is premiering at The Farmers Block party at 111 Minna on Saturday, June 5th. Stay tuned for the full version when it drops.

Z-man ft. Trunk Drank with Eddie Def – Gurp Logo

Posted by Dap1

If you haven’t copped Z’s free EP, Show Up Shut Up and Rap do so now. This EP is a preview of Zmainey’s full album release coming later this year. The album track is produced by DNAE Beats and features Eddie Def on the cuts, but this live version below has the equally legendary DJ Quest on the tables at the Elbo Room. Under that video is another track off of Show Up Shut Up and Rap produced by Boac.

Trunk Drank Episode 5

Posted by Dap1

If you haven’t seen any of the Trunk Drank episodes you’re sleepin. Nothing is better than home made rap movies, especially ones featuring EK and the infamous Brandon B.

Time to get this shit going again

Posted by Dap1

GurpCity.net is back with a new design and a new server. The new design is a simple blog layout than the previous version which was a magazine website layout. Basically we cut out all the crap no one used and stripped it down to the bone. It also features 50 different background pictures of Gurp City fam that change randomly when each page refreshes or loads. Click refresh hella times to see all the background pics. If there’s some pictures you don’t want up on this site, or some pictures you do want that aren’t there, send them over and we’ll get them up.

We moved GurpCity.net off the old hosting account and put it on Dap’s server which is super fast. The only bad thing is that when we exported the database, we got everything but the old pictures. So if any picture was uploaded through the site, its now lost forever. Pictures linked from other sites are up.

None of the pages in the navigation on the left are done. They’ll be live when we get to it.

We also need some fools to post shit on this site since the previous people got tired of posting. Holler at your boy.

Shows coming up this Saturday and next get ready

Posted by TheMayor

First up this saturday Nov. 14th Fist Family, Bad Touch, DJ’S Eons and Toph One
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And the following Sat. Nov. 21st Grand Invincible, Trunk Drank, and Sequenced Mindset.Metro Come out and get on gurp!

TopR – Siren Song

Posted by Dap1

Music video shot in San Francisco California for TOPR HOLIDAY and Gurp City. A One Hour Revealed and Levitate Media Group joint.

Z-MAN feat. on Jern Eye “Get Down” remix

Posted by TheMayor

Put together these two:
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These two have come together for the remix of “Get Down” from Jern Eye’s newalbum VISION (out now) produced by bay area and gurp city vet BOAC!
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Mint Rock B-Day Bash w/ TRUNK DRANK, Fist Fam and more Friday!

Posted by TheMayor

Come out and get on gurp for Mint Rock of Bored Stiff’s birthday

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Luke Sick’s Gurpuary Diary #1

Posted by Thuggy

Photos by: MC Oroville

Uncle Luke has made a vow to hit every Gurpuary event this year and is going to be providing us with blow by blow and bump by bump accounts all month. Here’s the first of soon to be many debaucherous posts.

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Luke writes:

I started my Gurpuary a week late, because I’m poor, but Wed. Jan. 7th I kicked it off in style. Me and DJ Eons began the evening linking up with my MC mentor MD to record the song “GIgantic” for an upcoming Grand Invincible limited edition release. Then around 9:30, I high-tailed to the Elbo on Valencia to watch the cats catch wreck.

First up was the vicious grind of Verlaten lighting off between finger-bleeding fast to cancer-crawling gobs of murder pounding my ear drums flatter than hammered shit; the mic on the drummer’s snare was so fuckin’ loud, it’s still knocking my brain, I loved that shit, good job sound guy! The Elbo was the loudest I heard it ever.

Then Quest got on and ripped while the the bands switched out. My favorite for this mini-set was him rocking doubles of Ice T’s “New Jack Huslter.” Players in attendence: Philo (with Eazy E hair, full-drunk, killing people with his mind), DJ 2 Fresh (chillin’), Eddie K (off that camouflage), Z-Man (off that DANK?! I actually toked a joint that he rolled, lit, hit and passed, then I passed it back and he hit it again!?!like five times, actually!?!, had to do a roach-pinch thing even, damn homie, how long has it been?!?! Watch he’ll be back on Cisco by Friday).

The next band was Go Like This. They sounded like an updated, more pissed off younger-brother version of Plutocracy, Eddie K and Z-Man hit the pit for this band and got moshy, but I was out getting pizza and missed the first half. Then I noticed Quest was DJing for them, making all kinds of ill noise! Go Like This started the theme that all the bands adopted for the night (not to mention the rest of their punk rock lives): KILLING COPS. I really appreciated that. Leave it to the Redwood dankcore to start the revolution, shit who else would? The front guy for Verlaten had SMOKE DANK written on one shoulder in black Sharpie and KILL COPS on the other. Very nice.

After Go Like This, Quest and 88 (getting drunker by the minute) blasted through some impromptu songs, and then Redwood City’s Murder Of Crows and the Shed Dwellas took the stage to rap about all kinds of ill shit ranging from pulling guns, on… well, everybody, to Stone Henge and conspiracy evil. Tizzo (from Shed Dwellas/Shadow People) is a killer MC; his raspy-as-all-hell voice was like an icepick on these uptempo mob-style like ’93 turf beats made by this dude Tommy who works at Gelb (guitar and music store in Redwood City). “Shed Dwellaz number one, straight born in the casket!” Eddie K and Z-man were both drawn to this, and started doing the Ms. Pac-Man (have Ed show you) and even Carlos was crip-walkin’. And, what more can I say about the main man himself, MC Stinkweed was the hardest working man that night, playing guitar in two bands and rapping in Shed Dwellas.

Then Eddie K. got on and did a loaded double-time disco version of “EK Baby Straight From the Sco” and kind of went berzerker when he got to the “like Mel Gibb in Payback” part. Then Quest did doubles of the break from PE’s “Night Of The Living Baseheads,” (thanks for pointing that out Z)… what is that break? I gotta do my homework, ’cause that shit is too ill. Every beat and scratch breakdown that Quest did between Ed’s party-rockin’ was on point. Philo had stumbled out by now. Where did you go Phi?

Then all of a sudden, who takes the stage? Muhfuckin’ PLUTOCRACY!?!? Well, the whole band, except Max Ward who they explained, “Doesn’t do music anymore, and lives in Japan, doing Japan stuff.” But, fuckin’ Plutocracy!?!?! then I take a second look… no! wait! Plutocracy with Quest djing! WTF! Epic fuh rea’! (Mayor you shoulda seen it). I heard Plutocracy back in the day tear down a KZSU live set on a Wed. night, and it was fun to hear them rip through about 5,6-15 of their short, fast, loud ones. In between songs Stinkweed was like, “If we stick to fucking gether, c’mon let’s destroy the fuckin’ system.” I went apeshit inside, but I was backstage in Z’s weed coma by now.

After that, Quest and Lobo, the drummer from Go Like This (I think), got on and destroyed my ears with some heavy ass Kelis beat noise/scratch shit that deconstructed in a very natural and fucked up fashion while Ed, Z and I passed the mic around, really fucking loud, and I went deaf for the entire ride home… word up.

Next Up: Tonight Thurs. Gurpuary 8th: Alex Pardee Art Show at Upperplayground, I’ll be there sometime around 7pm 7:30ish… holla at a pimp.

Gurp-uary is Going Off!

Posted by Thuggy

Welcome back. Save your breath about the lack of updates, I’m sorry ok. Now quit yer bitchin and go to all of these shows. The troops have been hard at work putting shit together so that you will have something awesome to do every weekend this month. So break out that skrilla grandma gave you for X-mas and buy a fucking round you cheap bastards. If you don’t see me there it’s because I’m in the bathroom hooking me up some walrus action.

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The World is Not Ready…

Posted by Thuggy

For TRUNK DRANK!

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Gurp Band Rocks in the New Year

Posted by Thuggy

Welcome Gurp City 2009! This past weekend we had our old pal Jourdan visiting from across the country. The OG from the D&D Chico crew was hoping to see some familiar faces during her visit so we had a little mini reunion/throwback to the old Backyard Boogie days of lore. But since backyards hardly exist in the city we had to improvise a little and just decided to bust out some Rock Band, Gurp City style. Too bad the results were less than stellar.

It was still good times tho…

Thanks for coming out Jourdan.

Thanks to Oroville, Max, and Audrey for the pics.

Lets hope 2009 doesn’t suck as bad as 2008 did – Thuggy

Trunk Drank, FistFam, Gpek & More Thursday!!!

Posted by Thuggy

The flyers here should tell you everthing you need to know. Props to Jeff and the Fistfam cats for making it happen.

This Rocktober has been one of the most gurped out in years and we’re still riding strong. We better see you all out at 111 Minna tomorrow for the grand finale (Fuck Halloween in sf.) So this is it folks, see you there, and if you need a place to crash don’t ask me or Pek… never agian. Full rocktober report comming soon!!! – Thuggy

Topr, GI, Pardee, Cage & More Tonight!

Posted by Thuggy

It’s going down f’reals tonight! this kicks off the illest weekend of Rocktober 2008. Heres the flyer we better see you there tonight. For those of you who live too far away, we’ll hope have a full report for you before the week is out.

See you there, buy me a drink punk, it’s my birthweek. -Thuggy

944 Magazine Rides for the Gurp

Posted by Thuggy

Looks like Luke Sick finally put his english degree to good use this past month as your boy was published in the latest edition of 944 magazine out here in the Bay. Couldn’t have boon too hard cus the subject matter was all about the gurpo family doing big thangs. Check out the articles on One Block Radius as well as the ‘Cream of the Scene’ report with links to all the rellies albums in iTunes. Now go click the links and buy some shit so Brandon B and me can get this money. Good lookin Luke! this shit is real officiall for the home team!