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.
I know 99.9 percent of the people gives a fuck about the shit i do but the feeling is mutual playas. This is my house and if you don’t like it then get the fuck out! Ill be in Austin til Saturday for the SXSW Gurp Festival and you’re gonna hear about every thing i can manage to remember. hopefully the Funkybiznatch will keep uploading any pics I take and you guys can get a little chuckle from my drunken text ramblings. Holla atcha boy in the comments and let me know whats poppin if i just met you in Austin or you’re here and you wanna meet somewhere you can find a rough guess of where Imma be here. ill try to update it as much as possible.
“I’m going to the Google Party…and I’m going to pee on someone”
Words, fresh off the lips of our very own roving Gurp Reporter, Thuggy Fresh, who’s soaking up the sun, gawking at nerd beezies and drinking as many free Lone Stars he can get his chubby little Mexirican hands on at South By Southwest Interactive right now. He only left last night and already it’s shaping up to be a fucking adventure to say the least. Here are some highlights of his telephone check in.
Got blotto at Oakland Airport Lounge which resulted in dropping iPod into an impossible to retrieve crevasse between two snoring dudes in the first 15 minutes of a 3 and a half hour flight.
Sans iPod, Thugula is forced to listen to switch back and forth between Dave Koz channel and Classical Composers channel (no homo) from the in-flight radio service while sweating profusely (too much time smellin’ Oroville’s keys on the way to the airport) and wondering if dudes beside him were ever going to wake the fuck up.
Thuggy breaks down tunes into the in-flight movie, Enchanted. He said it was the best movie he’s seen in a while. He really loved the music, especially “Happy Working Song”, he doesn’t understand why it didn’t take home the Oscar for Best Song this year.
Your boy flew to Austin via, what for it….Atlanta where they had to “de-ice” the plane before it could fly further. De-ice in Hotlanta? WTF?
Thuggy spent the second leg of the trip rocking gently and praying to Jesus for sleep, the only escape from the monster life sucking hangover he was sobering into. His prayers went unanswered because Jesus is a dick.
With a little over 30 minutes sleep under his belt Thuggy descended into Austin this morning and made his way to the Craigslist crash pad he had arranged for himself. The place is a dirty shit hole but it’s going to work out just fine for the next few days.
As I type this Thuggy could be peeing on someone at the Google party. He’s been instructed to take photos and to text updates, so stay tuned for updates on THUGGY… IN THE LAND OF GUUUUURP (insert echo effect)
A familiar question to anyone rockin a Gurp City shirt is “Gurp, whats that?” Not that its hard to explain, but it happenes frequently enough for it to be annoying. Now we have an answer. I feel like this clip of Philo from Fistfam doing the most incoherent freestyle ever during last months Trunk Drank show at Annie’s Social Club is truly the perfect example of being on GURP! The best part about it isn’t even slurred drivel and “whoooo!” line, the best part is the fact that the crowd is so wasted as well that they actually gave him props for spittin such ridiculousness. Now thats Gurp City Love!
Thanks Philo, seriously the shit is fucking beautiful. -Thuggy
Another Friday night in Gurp City means it’s time as MC Oroville would say, to “Do SoMETHing!”
Here’s some ideas on shit to get into.
Wale, Catchdubs, Trackademicks and The Instant Messengers // Mighty 9PM // 119 Utah SF $15
Wale and the homie Trackademicks are doing some shit at Mighty with Catchdubs and Brandon B’s favorites The Instant Messengers, whose pants incidently are tighter than yours. A lot of folks are feelin’ Wale, I’m not really up on game but Gurp City’s own Lord Facials is. He interviewed dude not to long ago for Vapors. That shit’s online and can be accessed here. Trackademicks is the homie and his Honor Roll crew really know how to have a good time so grab your neon track jackets and lace up those limited edition alligator dunks and get down there.
Wesley Willi’s Joy Rides // Artist’s Television Access 7 & 9:15PM // 992 Valencia SF $8
Wesley Willis (RIP) is one of the most fascinating people to have ever graced this earth. This documentary explores his life, his music, his art and the demon hell rides that he took him from obscurity to fame. Rock over London, Rock on Chicago. If you ain’t knowin’ I suggest you start your introduction by YouTubin’ his now infamous interview with Howard Stern.
Funkside Toph One with special guest Z-Man /// Nickies 466 Haight SF Free before 11pm or $5 after
It goes down every Saturday, tomorrow it’s True Justice featuring ya boy Z-Dazzle on the mic. Thuggy Fresh would be there but his seester is getting married so he asks that you,”quadruple fist miller high-lifes, smell your keys in the bathroom and point a finger in the sky for me.”
Every year around this time Noise Pop takes over venues across SF and fills them with indie rock loving hipsters. There is a wide variety of folks playing this year. Peep the schedule and take your significant other to a non-rap show for once. NP is putting on a few free to the public “expo” events this year including an educational seminar and a bazaar of sorts both at 12 Galaxies. Tomorrow is the educational seminar. Yours truly will be on a panel talking about how to use the interweb to market and propel your musical careers. Come heckle me. Sunday DJ Ryan Poulsen will be spinning the cuts for the masses who show up for Pop & Shop, the fashion and craft bazaar.
I’ve got no other suggestions for Sunday, I’ll be busy putting together a video of the footage I took last weekend when I caught SergDun reenacting this video down at the local YWCA.
DJ Stef here. About to be “livin’ it up, livin’ it up, oh yeah, Friday night.” Unfortunately I can’t sing “Friday night, just got paid.” Cuz I didn’t get paid. ANYwayz here are a few jawns going on in the SF city.
– Fishbone atÂ the Independent! You’ll see the Funky Biznatch and me there. If you know me, you know I am ancient. I must have seen Fishbone at least 10 times in the 80s, including when they opened for the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill tour 21 years ago this month. I haven’t seen them since like ’92 so I am super stoked.
– Â Bomb Hip-HopÂ presents COLLECTOR @Â Space Gallery. This is the 2nd annual exhibit of classic hip-hop record covers and other hip-hop memorabilia. Last year’s was great. Classic hip-hop cuts were played all night. Serg drank Canadian beer and got confused. Open from 7 pm to 1 am. It’s FREE! Distortion 2 Static caught some of the action last year:
TOMORROW, Saturday 2/23
– Tomorrow is the LAST Rucker Park show on KFJC. Mike Boo, Eddie K, Serg and I (and more) are going down to kick it with Trinity and to thank her for her always-awesome show and for supporting and promoting artists and DJs over the years. Listen and watch atÂ kfjc.orgÂ or on 89.7FM, noon to 3:00 pm.
– 4OneFunk presents That’s the Blap atÂ the Elbo Room. Kick it with Azeem, Dnae Beats, Conman, B.Cause and more. And probably, Chauncey. $7 before 11:00.
– Pete Rock, J-Billion and Fluokids atÂ Mezzanine. I want to see the French Pharrell. Oui.
–Patric Fallon’s 25th birthday party atÂ 222. Patric is in All Teeth and Knuckles and Futuristic Prince. He used to work with Serg at Hollywood Video. He’s cool.
– Funkside atÂ Nickie’sÂ with Toph One. Toph holds it down on Haight Street every Saturday night. DJ Raw B is the guest this week. I’ll be DJing there on March 8, celebrating my 46th(!) birthday. Hope to see some of you there.
I’ve been out the loop (more so than usual) lately, so the show’s been slippin’. Thanks to White Paul and TopR for the shine on the Gurp Board. I’ll try to get back into the every-other-week regimen as best I can.
First of all, since this is the first show I’ve done in 2008, Happy New Year.
This week’s comeback show (but don’t call it that) coincides with the Oscars, so I decided to put together a Fuck The Oscars show. Just a few of my favorite joints from movie soundtracks. Enjoy. I’ll be back in two weeks.
Ice Cube, “How To Survive In South Central,” Boyz N The Hood (Warner Bros)
Too $hort, “Only The Strong Will Survive,” Menace II Society (Jive)
A Tribe Called Quest, “Glamour And Glitz,” The Show (Def Jam)
Cypress Hill & Sonic Youth, “I Love You Mary Jane,” Judgement Night (Sony)
Ice-T, “Colors,” Colors (Warner Bros.)
Notorious B.I.G., “Party And Bullshit,” Who’s The Man? (MCA)
Geto Boys, “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster,” Office Space (Interscope)
Schoolly-D, “Am I Black Enough For You?” King OF New York (Jive)
The weekend has actually begun! The next gurp that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding pintsâ€¦Let it come. I repeat, Relly, Let it comeâ€¦Are jobs so dear or pussy so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of convention and sobriety? Forbid it, Almighty drunken liberty! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me Gurp City or give me death!
Start your Friday night by honing your freestyle technique to this grimey new Vrse Murphy beat.My boy’s back in the saddle.
Vrse Murphy – Mozart Wind
Then go check out X-Clan at the Mezzanine.And hope to death that Brother J plays some Dark Sun Riders tracks, because that shit was more slept on than a couch on a porch in Chico.Hit up Lydia for the guestlist, ’cause Lifesavas is on the bill as well.
The REAL motherfucking DJ QUEST will be on the radio this weekend along side another super star DJ 2Fresh. It goes down this Sat on KFJC 89.7 FM www.kfjc.org from 12-3pm and will be hosted by the lovely Trinity 😉 -listen or die.
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I would like to thank all the Gurpos and Gurpettes for helping make the show this last Friday the most satisfying and successful performance of my long and alcohol drenched career. All the opening acts killed and the crowd response was gracious to the point of being almost over whelming. As I watched Conceit and BOAC’s set from the balcony, enhaling blunt smoke from the stoners below and witnessed the boozed up crowd going absolutely bananas during they’re set, I realized that I could not ask for a more supportive group of fans and friends. As we took the stage and the throngs of gurped out hip hop aficionados pushed forward to the stage, I felt like all these years of hard work is finally beginning to pay off. I’m about to head down to the 2B1 warehouse in the Mission to go over footage from the performance which will eventually become the DVD half of the double DVD/CD that will be the official release of The Marathon of Shame. We have national distro on this one, and i think I’m finally ready to jump into the national spotlight. Once again, I would like to thank all of you for making it happen. I said it at the end of the show, and I mean this whole heartedly, Gurp City is the best crew in hip hop right now and its about time we let the world know. 2008 is our year. Here’s to you.
Check out TopR performing “Security! Security!” at theÂ Â 12 Galaxies thisÂ past weekend.
Video by Thuggy Fresh forÂ ‘FuckÂ You Wack Ass Beezies INC.’Â