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.

Alex Pardee gets Used

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Lies for the Liars

Alex Pardee recently finished up the album artwork for The Used‘s next album, Lies for the Liars which drops May 22nd. Pardee is The Used‘s go to guy, as he designed their 2004 In Love and Death album artwork, then did their 2007 live album, Berth. Pardee also designed The Used’s new album single, “The Bird and The Worm.”
The Bird and The Worm Alex Pardee
You can see more art from Alex Pardee here (and here) on Gurp City dot.

Now be wary and keep your eye out for the Chadam. He has been spotted stalking The Used and may turn up in a few of their music videos!

DNAE Beats: The First Hundred is the Hardest, mixed by DJ B Cause in stores now!

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DNAE Beats dropped a new mixtape, blended by DJ B Cause of 4oneFunk, comprised of tracks DNAE produced throughout 2005 and 2006. The First Hundred is The Hardest has tracks featuring Z-Man, Gift Of Gab of Blackalicious, Pigeon John, Mr.Lif, Conceit, Boac, L’Roneous, Eddie K, Writers Block of The Visionaries, Otherwize, Lateef The Truthspeaker, N8 The Gr8 of The Cuf, Azeem, Lo Vision, Hasaan Salaam, MF Mez, MF Grimm and more. Album is in stores now.
DNAE BEATS photo by Amanda Lopez
Photo By Amanda Lopez

Not familiar with DNAE’s work? Don’t worry because hes on some shit, giving samples out of his work through his podcasts here. (For those who drink too many IRAKs, a podcast is an audio mix that is free to listen to through your computer.)
Other 2007 DNAE releases include:

Gift Of Gab : Supreme Lyricism vol.2 (all beats produced by: Dnae Beats)
Z-Man : Six Pack of Dynomite (all produced by: Dnae & Boac)
Boac & Dnae : free downloadable ep
Dnae Beats : Instrumental Ish Vol.1&2
Dnae Beats : Instrumental Ish Vol.3&4

More Gurp City Love in XLR8R

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I guess we need to up our magazine game because these two came in under the radar. Gurp City has had features in the last two issues of XLR8R magazine’s Lucky 13 section. Peep the shouts out to Sacred Hoop, The Live Human* Breakseven Remixes & Conceit aka “The Blue Meanie of Rap” in issues #105 & #106 respectively. Toph One proves once again that he has fine taste in all things awesome, shout out to Toph One for being one of the coolest cats around. And if you didnt already know XLR8R has downloadable versions of past issues in PDF format at their website www.xlr8r.com. Click the images for the larger versions.

**UPDATE**
Peep the Gwizski shout out in the issue 106 (#3 after Conceit,) for Z Man and Eddie K namedrops as well. MUCH LOVE TOPH!! Respect.

**UPDATE # 2**
Peep issue 103 for the Topr shout out as well as the Gurp Homies Max Kane and B-Cause. CLICK HERE
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* For those who dont know Live Human features The Legendary DJ Quest.

Live feed from no respect studios…

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Peep the streaming player over there in the right column tonite, we got Topr, Conceit, Eddie K with a possibility of Z Man and Luke Sick rollin thru the house tonite. Get yet live chat on homies.

Rest In Peace Evil B

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Evil B and Thuggy

Evil B and Me at the Gangsta Rap Superbowl Party

Brian LeVenton better known as “Evil B” to the Gurp City Collective is no longer with us. While we dont know all the details we know his body was found sometime yesterday evening near Butte Meadows. We send out our deepest condolences to his family.

I Met B when he was barbacking at the UBar up in Chico CA. I used to post up at the end of the bar and chop it with up with him about the nuances of everyday life. From women to A’s baseball, music to college life we always managed to get each other through the night til it was time to go home. When he got promoted to bartender B was always the jumpoff for G-Pek, Faydog and Myself. We were never “Going to the UBar,” we were always “Going to say whats up to Evil B.” We called him Evil because of the strong drinks he poured and the things we did after drinking them. But “Evil” was just an ironic name for there was not an ounce of evil in his soul. He was a huge fan of all things Gurp City and would come to or bartend at our shows whenever he could. He treated us like rock stars and we loved him for it. If you ever went to Chico to do a show and got wasted in the process, chances are it was Evil B who made the drink that took you to the next level. It was a tradition whenever we put out anything on a cd that Evil B had to get one of the first copies made. The song at the top of this post “Callin Shots” was written one slow night at the UBar. I was writing the raps and having B name off all the shots as I incorporated them into the lyrics of the song. Yeah its a Spice 1 ripoff but thats besides the point. B was the homie, without him my Chico experience would have been entirely different. Even after I had decided to break out and move on to bigger and better things I always made an effort to go say whats up to Evil B when I came to visit. But over time my trips up north became less and less frequent and we had begun to lose track of one another. I remember the last time I saw B we talked about hitting up A’s and Raider games when the seasons started. We made promises to not flake and that we were gonna “make it happen.” I had always assumed it was going to go down but I never thought I’d be typing this today. Rest In Peace B you were the best bartender and an even better friend. I’ll never forget you.
your homie,

elias

Leak of the Week:
Luke Sick & Z Man are “The Motel Crew”

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Luke Sick Feat: Z Man “The Turf”
Sacred Hoop’s Luke Sick and Z Man teaming up is nothing new, but for those who dont know the result is always uncut dope shit. Peep the classic Slim Goodworth produced cut “The Turf” from Luke’s 2002 underground album The Underbucket. Luke and Z have finally teamed up for a full length project called The Motel Crew. Powered by the production of Doug Surreal and featuring DJ’s Quest, Mike the 2600 King as well as Eddie K, Gurpers world wide are anxiously awaiting the completion of this project. Lets hear about the project from Luke and Z themselves.

The 40 Oz Show: 03.28.07…

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Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!

Super Fresh, piping hot, next day service — it’s this week’s edition of The 40 Oz Show. Click the boombox-bagged 40 bottle to download the whole thing. To see the playlist and subscribe to the weekly podcast, CLICK HERE.

MC OROVILLE “Meth Til Death” video!!!

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The MC Oroville video has hit the inter-web. honestly I never thought it would see the light of day. Man did your boy have alot of hair (snif), time to start growing it back Jeffery. This video was supposed to come out along side the new Oroville “Buy SoMETHing” mixtape that was recorded a long ass time ago but who knows where that shit is. Maybe the magic Mixtape Fairy will make it just appear out of nowhere someday. Props to Uncle Drew for all his hard work on the video and to Lord Facials for being the only cat who woke up early enough to get a cameo.

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Beer & Rap Goes to the Gurp Mecca

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Chico was the place to be this past Saturday as Sergdun, DJ Stef, Lyds, Brandon B and Myself all rolled up to check out Liquor Bank, Dap One’s Hit the Deck Art Show and The Main event which was a private screening of the Trailer Park Boys Movie as put on by Manny at Paradise Lost. Serg has a recap over at Beer and Rap dot com.
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pics, and more pics.

The 40 Oz Show: 03.14.07 & 03.21.07…

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Here are the last two weeks of The 40 Oz Show. Tell a friend…

03.14.07…

Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!

  • Main Source, “Just Hangin’ Out,” Breaking Atoms (Capitol)
  • Zion-I & The Grouch, “Trains & Plains,” …Are Heroes in the City of Dope (Om)
  • Black Sheep, “Without A Doubt,” Non-Fiction (Polygram)
  • Hard 2 Obtain, “Shit We Do,” Ism & Blues (Traffic Ent.)
  • The Beatnuts, “Superbad,” Street Level (Relativity)
  • Atmosphere, “Free Or Dead,” Lucy Ford EP (Rhymesayers)
  • Mr. Lif, “Madness In A Cup,” Sleepyheads (Thought Wizard Productions)
  • Ludacris, “Tell It Like It Is,” Release Therapy (Def Jam)
  • T.I., “I’m Talkin’ To You,” King (Atlantic)
  • MHz, “Rocket Science,” Table Scraps (NCS)
  • Geto Boys, “Fuck A War,” We Can’t Be Stopped (Asylum)
  • Gravediggaz, “1-800-Suicide,” 6 Feet Deep (V2)
  • Nas, “Everything Is Real,”
  • Notorious B.I.G., “Machine Gun Funk,” Ready To Die (Bad Boy)
  • Snoop Dogg, “Candy (Drippin’ Like Water)” feat. E-40, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc, Daz & Kurrupt, The Blue Carpet Treatment (Geffen)

03.21.07…

Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!

  • Mac Dre, “2 Hard 4 The Fuckin’ Radio,” Young Black Brotha
  • Rich Boy, Throw Some D’s (feat. Polow Da Don), Rich Boy (Interscope)
  • Sacred Hoop, “Tuesday Night,” Go Hog Wild (Sacred Hoop LLC)
  • RZA, “We Pop,” Birth Of A Prince (Sanctuary)
  • Trick Daddy, “Lights Off” feat. International Jones, Back By Thug Demand (Atlantic)
  • El-P, “RMG,” I’ll Sleep Whn You’re Dead (Definitive Jux)
  • Illogic, “Birthright,” Celestial Clockwork (Weightless)
  • Ice Cube, “Who’s The Mack,” AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (Priority)
  • B-Legit, “Kill Somebody,” Block Movement (SMC)
  • 8ball & MJG, “Runnin’ Outta Bud” feat. Killer Mike, Ridin’ High (Bad Boy)
  • Mims, “This Is Why I’m Hot,” CD single (Capitol)
  • Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo, “Ill Street Blues,” Live And Let Die (Cold Chillin’)
  • Andre Nickatina and Equipto, “Boss Soss Talk” feat. Shag Nasty, Horns And Halos (Million Dollar)
  • Mobb Deep, “Can’t Get Enough Of It,” Hell On Earth (Relativity)
  • Too $hort, “In The Trunk,” Shorty The Pimp (Jive)

Click the boombox-bagged 40 bottles at the top of each playlist to download each show as one mp3. Better yet…

Subscribe to The 40 Oz Show weekly podcast: Copy and paste this link…

http://the40ozshow.podbus.com

…into your desktop media player’s podcast streamer. You can also find it in the iTunes Music Store, just search for “40 oz show”…

For more stuff like this, check out www.AudioNarcotic.com

Leak of the Week: Why Haven’t You Purchased Sacred Hoop’s “Hog Wild” yet???

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Sacred Hoop Gurp City

Hey people, In case you didn’t know already the Hoop’s new album is out and blazing the ears of privaleged youth all across the country, but thats not enough. Spread the word folkers, if fools cant wait for some stoner to mail it out to them the album is available at any online retailer you can think of and even some illegal European ones (fuckers). Here’s some free tracks for fools to peep if they still need more convincing. Beleeeeeedahype dammit.

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Download “Chicks Pack Heat” (mp3)
Download “Lie, Cheat, Steal” (mp3)
Download “Bartender” (mp3)

Goodword Record Release Party Tonight!

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Goodword is having his record release party on March 31st. at The Canvas Gallery on 9th and Lincoln. Hit this show up and see Conceit and Z-Man representing Gurp City on stage stealin the show!

Goodword Record Release Party ft. Conceit and Zman

Happy St. Pattys Day!!!

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Say Hello to Conceit aka “The Johnny Drama of rap” guest posting this morning with the mother of all hangovers.

NEW DRINK!!!

GURP CITY IRAQ DRINK

You wanna go to war!! We’ll take you to war!! What started off as an innocent celebration of St.Patty’s eve turned into an abomination of mass bodily destruction we like to call “Iracks”. That’s right kids…. we have a new drink that will take you and your body(especially the next morning) to WAR!!! After meeting up with Thuggy and him “casually” mentioning he had purchased a fifth of Jameson, we ventured to visit Faydog, get pizza, and 2 pitchers at Lanesplitters. The early signs of what was to come began while hitting the liquor store to pick up 4 cans of 100 racks to mix with our fifth of Irish delight. While leaving the store me and Thuggy were almost forced to create a “casualty of war”, when approached by West Oakland’s finest example of when Hyphy goes wrong. Being we don’t beat up lil’ kids with ponytails we kept it moving and proceeded back to No Respect studios where we formulated the deadly combination now known as IRACKS. This drink is a mixture of equal parts Jameson and 100 Racks energy drink a.k.a “The Energy Drink For Real Hustlers” (what up Messy!!). After 2 strong sips I managed to spill my first pint on the No Respect Studios floor due to what I like to call the “Shock and Awe” effect of your body’s initial reaction to “going to WAR!!”. The events which took place after can only be labeld as vivid “flashbacks” and “shellshocked memories” of bringing in St.Patty’s with a “bang”. The list follows as such…. recording a song that we later erased while trying to listen to, due to a Tsunami attack , My Sp- 404 being dropped by Thuggy as a “retalliation” for earlier party foul “manuvers and tactics”, a random gathering of “allies” striking through the No Respect “home base” at 3am, which included Z-man in a sports coat with 2 snowbunnies, Thuggy’s neighbors side chick being dropped off(ditched) at the crib and then doing her best impression of Gloria Estefan meets M.I.A meets Johnny Depps wife in BLOW. After blacking out and wakeing up not knowing where I was the next morning with a severe urge to curl in a ball and cry while Thuggy handed me a “That’s a bad look son” sticker, I can say I survived the “WAR!!” I would ellaborate more but my brain is melting as I type this….so to finalize this….NEW DRINK KIDS!!! JAMESON(irish whiskey) & 100 RACKS(energy drink) = IRACKS. Happy St.Gurp’s Day soldiers and guard your grill!! -Concizzle

Leak of the Week: Z Man “4 Hours of Sleep”

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Party All Night – Z Man From “4 Hours Of Sleep” (rt. click save as)
Get your Tapes – Z man from “4 Hours of Sleep” (rt. click save as)
Z Man’s catalog goes way back to the early/mid nineties. Theres the stuff he did with his brother Maz through the releases with former group 99th Demension as well as the Gingerbread Man saga. Back in like 99 (I think) Z gave me this tape he made all by himself on a borrowed 4-Track with a bunch of beats from his boy Sllim Goody as well as a few from Sacred Hoop’s Vrse Murphy. “4 Hours of Sleep” is considered by many to be Z’s best work, dirty and Lo-Fi, desperate and personal the songs are pages torn out of the book of Z’s life at the time.
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Gurp City is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend by giving away a free download of the entire 4 hours of sleep album until Monday morning UPDATE: We’re gonna keep it up for a couple more days so spread the word. click here to download the whole album.

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Party safe this weekend!!! – Thuggy

Gurp City Presents: Ballin on a Budget “The Brandon B Special”

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The last few days before payday are always the worst. All of us on the daily grizzy know what its like to be on that final $20 spot with three more days to go till that paycheck finally hits. Fuck a Cup-O-Noodle, and lord knows that the brown bag bologna sandwich is strictly for the suckaz. So what do you do when you’re nine to fivin’ and cant afford to do the $9 a day lunch ritual? Ask Brandon B. The Gametightelectro emcee and Gurp City vet has got the hottest lunch dish south of market street and its about to take the nation by storm. to read more click here or below the picture.

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