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.

Got any Gurp Video?

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Do you have any live video of an old Gurp City Show? Have you made a video clip and used a Gurp City affiliated song as the soundtrack? Humped an ottoman with MC Oroville playing in the background? If you have, we’d like to feature it on Gurpcity.net. We aint payin for it but we’ll make sure you get the crdeit you deserve. Holla ej{at}gurpcity.net with your links and we’ll get them up. And if you cant get your video off of a tape we’ll do that for you too. Send us anything.

Check out the lil video I made a couple years back with an old G Pek beat.

R.I.P. No Respect Studios Oakland.

The 40 Oz Show: Another Two-Week Wrap-Up…

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I can’t seem to find enough free time lately to do this every week, so again, here are the last two weeks’ shows.

Coming soon — THE SUMER JAMS SHOW!! Don’t get too far away kiddies…

The 40 Oz Show: 05.09.07…

Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!

  • Rappin’ 4-Tay, “Live From The 415″ feat. Big Rich, Messy Marv, San Quinn & Seff Tha Gaffla), That’s What You Thought (SMC)
  • The Coup, “The Coup,” Kill My Landlord (Wild Pitch)
  • The Beatnuts, “Coco Taso,” Musical Massacre (Relativity)
  • Trick Daddy, “Breaka Breaka,” Back By Thug Demand (Atlantic)
  • Equipto & Mistah F.A.B., “Worldwide,” Mac Dre Presents Thizz Nation (Thizz Ent.)
  • Mims, “They Don’t Wanna Play” feat. Bun B., Music Is My Savior (Capitol)
  • E-40, “It’s All Gravity,” Grit And Grind (Sick Wit It)
  • O.C., “Day One” feat. D.I.T.C., Hidden Gems (Next Mill Ent.)
  • Ice-T, “Drama,” Power (Sire)
  • TopR, “Security! Security!” Cheap Laughs For Dead Comedians (E-Lings / Gurp City)
  • 8 Ball & MJG, “Turn Up The Bump,” Ridin’ High (Bad Boy)
  • Dr. Dre, “Deez Nuuts,” The Chronic (Priority)
  • Little Brother, “We Got Now,” The Minstrel Show (Atlantic)
  • Bums, “Let The Music take Your Mind,” Lyfe ‘n’ Tyme (Priority)
  • Kid Rock, “Super Rhyme Maker,” Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast (Jive)

The 40 Oz Show: 05.16.09…

Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!

  • Celly Cel, “Get It Crackin’,” The G Files (Jive)
  • Lifesavas, “Gutterfly” feat. Camp-Lo, Gutterfly: The Original Soundtrack (Quannum)
  • Methodman & Redman, “Cereal Killer,” Blackout! (Def Jam)
  • J-Zone, “Zone For President,” Pimps Don’t Pay Taxes (Old Maid Billionaires)
  • Mighty Casey, “Black Rappin’ School,” Original Rudebwoy EP (Busted Lip Records)
  • Devin The Dude, “She Want That Money,” Waiting To Inhale (Rap-A-Lot)
  • De La Soul, “Dinninit,” Stakes Is High (Tommy Boy)
  • Latyrrx, “The Wreckoning (Live 45 Mix),” Latyrx (Solesides)
  • Seff Tha Gaffla, “Hatin’,” 457 Is The Code #3 (Frisco Street Show)
  • El-P, “EMG,” I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead (Def Jux)
  • Musab, “Bang,” Slick’s Box (Hieroglyphics)
  • Grimm, “Landslide” (Remix), 12″ (Fondle ‘Em)
  • Medina Green, “Green Boogie,” Funky Fresh In The Flesh & More Vol. II (Illson Media)
  • Tash, “Nightfall,” Rap Life (Sony)
  • TopR, “I’m On One,” Cheap Laughs For Dead Comedians (Gurp City / E-Lings)
  • Masta Ace, “SlaughtaHouse,” SlaughtaHouse (Delicious Vinyl)

Click the boombox-bagged 40 bottle at the top to download the whole 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 media player’s podcast window. Or just search the iTunes store’s podcast section for The 40 Oz Show.

Leak of the Week: Million Bucks (Conceit & Boac)
As well as Strangeface in S.F. Weekly Best Of San Francisco

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strange face gurp city

 

Being recognized for your drunken antics has proved to be counter productive for some, however not for the homies in Strange Face. The SF Weekly has just given respect where its due by naming the rowdy bunch of kids The Best Drunken Rap Group in San Francisco.

 

Best Drunken Hip-Hop Group

Strange Face

www.myspace.com/strangefacefam

Bay Area hip-hop artists are either pill-poppin’ purveyors of the hyphy high life, or knit-cap wearing pseudo-intellectuals who spout the obligatory “Fuck Bush!” in order to rouse the slightest bit of crowd response. San Francisco’s Strange Face collective is neither. Instead, they spit raw raps, guzzle jugs of Carlo Rossi, and write odes to their muse: booze. Their singlemindedness is best illustrated by albums such as Conceit’s “Wasted Talent” and TopR’s “Cheap Laughs for Dead Comedians.” Strange Face earns respect from local hip-hop heads for “gettin’ gurped” and drinking 40s outside of clubs with fans and still rocking a mike better than most do sober. The network of emcees, DJs, producers and artists includes founder Conceit, Wordsmith, Rush, Optik, BOAC, and turntablists 4OneFunk. You can find them any given weekend performing at bars and clubs, or buying cheap booze at your local liquor store.

Much props to the boys, good to know all that hard work has finally paid off. So now in order to celebrate this monumental occasion Boac has sent me an exclusive rough mix from the upcoming Million Bucks collabo between him and Conceit aka the “Deonte Bradley” of rap (yeah Conceit I went there). Peep out “Kick Snare” up top and post your thoughts in the comments. Don’t hesitate to send it out to all your friends, enemies and the down low hoes your girl doesn’t know about on Myspace. And for those of you who like to post Myspace bulletins get some extra code here.

Gurp City tracks now up on Last.FM

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Last.FM has been around for a while now but its been blowing up the Web2.0 world as of late. So if any of you loyal Gurpites have Last.FM profiles go to the Gurp City Label page and show us some love, post pictures, add tags & comments, Im sure you know the deal. Check out the streaming player, we’ve got some classic cuts in there, and we’ll be adding more tracks real soon. Get the code for the player from this message board link to copy & paste it in your blogs, facebook, myspace pages etc… stay focused. -Thuggy

Topr Video Release Party for Security Security this week.

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Gotta love how Topr gets top billing on this one. I can only imagine Topr blowing his lid when he saw that flyer. Nonetheless the Gurp City fam bam will be out to support this week at Mighty to get some free drank, watch Topr rock shit and watch the new Security Security video directed by Nic Hill of “Piece by Piece fame, and also guest starring Big Max from the 40oz Show (subscribe to this shit you beezie). Be there

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Check out the Christmas-Lights-In-Your-Bedroom version HERE.

if you cant make it to the show check back here later in the week and I’m sure we’ll have the video up.

Conceit is Going on tour…

Posted by Thuggy

aka “the David Rasche” of rap.

***UPDATE*** TOUR IS CANCELLED***

CONCEIT WILL BE AT THE ACEYALONE SHOW

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Be Sure to peep out the Show in Oakland with Aceyalone on June 1rst.

HFL Family Releases Sajuro’s Seppuku

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Long time Gurp City homies in the HFL Family have just released a new album by Sanjuro Titled Seppuku. The album is available over at available at www.oaksan.com (if that link doesn’t work check here). Sanjuro’s vocals lace beats from an army of underground up and coming beat slangers: Cmil (of Eddie K’s – “Power Up” fame), Bdaps (illefficient), Wickens, Fatees & Mode1 of OE Ridaz

sanjuro HFL Fam

The 40 Oz show: 04.25.07 & 05.02.07…

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Once again, playing catch-up with posting the most recent editions of the show. Here are the last two weeks. Keep checking back for a new edition every week. For more shows, old playlists and other music type stuff, check out www.AudioNarcotic.com. Enjoy the shows…

04.25.07…
Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!

  • Black Moon, “I Got Cha Opin” Da Beatminerz Remix, 12″ (Nervous)
  • Lifesavas, “Superburn,” Gutterfly (Quannum)
  • Prince Po, “Fall Back,” The Slickness (Lex)
  • Slick Rick, “Street Talkin’” feat. Outkast, The Art Of Storytelling (Def Jam)
  • Celly Cel, “Nothin’ From Me,” Slaps, Straps & Baseball Caps (IMN)
  • Motion Man, “Confidence,” Pablito’s Way (Threshold)
  • Devin The Dude, “She Useta Be,” Waiting To Inhale (Rap-A-Lot)
  • B-Legit, “You Gotta Buy Your Dope From Us,” Hemp Museum (Jive)
  • Z-Mn & G-Pek, “Feeling Crazy,” Don’t Forget To Brag (Gurp City)
  • Keak Da Sneak, “No Can Do,” Contact Sport (Siccness)
  • Diamond D, “We Dem Niggas” feat. Xibit, The Diamond Mine Mixtape (Diamond Mine)
  • Count Bass D, “Sanctuary,” Dwight Spitz (High Times)
  • El-P, “No Kings,” I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead (Definitive Jux)
  • T.I., “Front Back” feat. UGK, King (Atlantic)
  • Ill Bill, “Nothing” feat. Necro, Howie Made Me Do It (Uncle Howie)
  • Doey Rock, “Bring Back Double” feat. E-40, n/a (Sick Wit It)
  • Kool Keith, “Supergalactic Lover,” Black Elvis / Lost In Space (Columbia)
  • Eric B. & Rakim, “Know The Ledge,” Don’t Sweat The Technique (MCA)

05.02.07…
Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!

  • Clipse, “Ride Around Shining,” Hell hath No Fury (Jive)
  • Prophetix, “”True Urban Grit (T.U.G.),” High Risk (Day By Day)
  • Rhymefest, “Devil’s Pie,” Blue Collar (Allido)
  • Marley Marl, “Droppin’ Science” feat. Craig G, 12″ (Cold Chillin’)
  • Messy Marv & San Quinn, “Be Like Me,” The Explosive Mode 2: Back In Business (Sumo)
  • UGK, “One Day,” Ridin’ Dirty (Jive)
  • Digable Planets, “Nickle Bags,” Reachin’ (A New Refutation Of Time And Space) (Capitol)
  • Beeda Weeda, “We Ain’t Listenin’” Turfology (Hieoglyphics)
  • Young Z, “Everybody Get,” 12″ (Perspective)
  • Talib Kweli, “We Pullin’ Out Tonight,” Beautiful Struggle (Uni)
  • D.B.’z, “Them Boyz In The Scrapaz” Speakin’ In Mannish (Sick Wit It)
  • Artifacts, “31 Bum Rush,” That’s Them (Big Beat)
  • Pep Love & Jay Biz, “Can I Kill ‘Em,” Hiero Oldies Vol. 1 (Hieroglyphics)
  • The Click, “Boss Baller,” Game Related (Jive)
  • Spice 1, “Stickin’ To the ‘G’ Code,” AmeriKKKa’s Nightmare (Jive)
  • J.J. Brown, “Grew Up A Screw Up / Reach In,” Ludacris / Jackson 5: Re-Release Therapy (5G Productions)

Click the boombox-bagged 40 bottle at the top of each playlist to download the whole 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 media player’s podcast window. Or just search the iTunes store’s podcast section for The 40 Oz Show.

Bloom-efit Mix by DJ Oh.

Posted by Thuggy

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edeeq & DJ Oh

Even though long time Gurp City Homie DJ Oh wasnt able to make it out to Chico for the Bloom-efit he still came thru for the cause. E-rok showed up from San Jose with a shoebox full a special mixtape made by DJ Oh just for the event. Streaming at the top of this post is the first 15 minutes of the mix “My Definition of a Bloombastic Rap Style”. Check it out, if you like what youre hearing make a little donation (at least a couple bucks) to our paypal fund for Corey Bloom (directions listed below). Any amount will be accepted and we will send you a link to download the rest of the mix immediately after. If your a broke dick loser or cant figure out paypal, or maybey you bought Corey a drink one night and he never got you back just hit me up ej*AT*gurpcity*DOT*net and I’ll send you the link as well.

Donate funds securely through www.paypal.com. All you have to do is go to www.paypal.com — click on SEND MONEY and then enter in the email address lydia@quannum.com and it will explain it from there. She is a very trustworthy person who is gathering money from a bunch of Corey’s Rapper/DJ/Producer/PR/Record Label contacts that he works with on a daily basis.

If you want to find out more about what DJ Oh is up to check out New Medina Beat Suites

The First Hundred Is The Hardest Release Party Tonight!

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DNAE BEATS FIRST HUNDRED IS THE HARDEST

Swing by Madrone Lounge, 500 Divisadero St. SF, and catch DNAE Beats‘ release party for his new album, The First Hundred Is The Hardest. DJ B. Cause will be gracing the turntables as well as DJ Centipede, Funny Indo, DJ Diversify, and Citizen Ten.

Luke Sick’s Bloomefit Recap. “Unforgurpable”

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Faded Bloom 4am

It’s not an act; it’s what we do.

I’m your typical Gurp City resident. When I go to a house party, I like to drink on an empty stomach and go out my fucking body. I don’t wanna look cool and have intelligent conversation, and I got in-house, so I’m not trying to preen for the dirty ones either. You ain’t gonna catch me with bottled water. I’m trying to get drunk and stoned, period. I’m that motherfucker you worry about pissing in the living room. I don’t drink and politely resign to a cubby hole when it’s time for beddy-bye either. I drink until I can’t move and my brain cannot form the images necessary for vision, and then I just stay where I am till that’s over. Anybody that’s done Ketamine knows what I’m talking about; it’s like I drink myself into an alcoholic K-hole. Yeah, worry about me, dude. I’m the guy singing along to NWA’s “Gangsta Gangsta” in an Axl Rose voice (post-facelift), and basically acting like a seventh-grader off his first sixer. And sweating profusely is a big part of it. So is doing the Get Low. But I can’t cuz I’m drunk and fat and uncoordinated even when sober and not from Fillmore, so I just watch other motherfuckers. And don’t let me get near the turntables, ’cause I’ll just play all my own shit. I like to be piss drunk and shameless. It’s how I have fun. I’ve been doing the exact same thing for over 20 years. And I love it. And my friends don’t mind, ’cause they do it too. Most everybody I know already knows this, but I’ll say it anyway: Presenting the façade of a baller, well-paid and reserved with a fat cigar and brandy-snifter balanced nimbly in one’s fingers isn’t even a millionth as fun as getting blurry and causing a ruck, reaching out your filthy forty-grippers for anything liquid (even if it’s pink and coconut-flavored) or smoke-able and cracking yourself the fuck up.

All this being said, I tend to be a pretty annoying drunk to those that consider themselves grown, too cool for anything that’s not Jameson and Pabst, or above the art blacking out and acting a fuckin’ fool, and I usually get yelled at, kicked out of places, and punched hard for mouthing off to someone I shouldn’t have. But ya know we gotta say fuck it to that, ’cause if we didn’t we wouldn’t have nearly as much fun. The Bloomefit was a perfectly tolerant place to flex this type of personal freedom for alcoholic enjoyment. It might’ve been the last total retardo throwdown for a long time as all the ranchers are hittin’ the wind and working on their solo projects, and I just want to thank everybody who organized the shin-dig and gave us an outlet to do our favorite thing, and I think all the gurpos in attendance share my gratitude. And the coolest part about it was that it wasn’t to make ourselves look good, feel cool, make money, or shamelessly promote; we did it to help out our relly, Lord Facials. Basically, this is all a disclaimer for why I drank the “Dean Juice” and got on dean and why I look like such a baby mook in the footage from that Lean Night (all this shit was inspired by Unforgivable on youtube which was in heavy rotation at the Bloomefit; watch that shit.) The sting of embarrassment now after-the-fact just reminds me of the balls out good time I had, or at least I keep telling myself that to steer clear of regrets. Quote of the night, I’m not gonna say who said it: “She’s nice with the head game, but that bitch just won’t shut up!” Thanks to all the fools who DJed (Loomis, Aye Jay, Heathakilla, Brandon B yo Count: thanks for the sneak preview screening of “Block Monster”—fools are gonna flip over that shit when you get it edited—y’all thought Father Rick was funny, sheee–it, etc.) which provided the soundtrack towards my eventual Dean-ism, thanks to G-pek for mixin’ the Juice, thanks to E-Rock for the ride, thanks to Paul for telling us to turn it down when the Neighbor yelled in desperation: “Lower The Bass!,” thanks to Alan for making the fresh hoodies, thanks to Thuggy for bringing his camera and making Me and Pek look like the true goons we are, thanks to E, Lydia, Sammy, and Sammy’s boy who drove all the way back to Sac or some shit that night, and anybody else that passed the grapes in clear papes, and thanks to that motherfuckin’ lowlife that stole Corey’s lap-top and gave us a reason to have the party in the first place.

I fuckin’ love that shit. It’s what the City’s all about… Gurp , gurp. You are a basehead. I can see it in your eyes. Don’t fight it. Go to sleep.

Ironfist X Boac X Brycon at Elbo Room

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On May 9th, Ironfist will be playing with Boac and Brycon as they open up for L.A. Symphony at Elbo Room. $7, 21+.

Gurp City

Amanda Lopez X Estevan Oriol

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Gurp City photographer Amanda Lopez hustles. Not only is she part of the M.I.S.S. Crew and Dandelion Black, but she is also a featured photographer on Okay Player. SF native Lopez is currently trying to win a bid for a grant to document the Mission District for San Francisco. She has shot for Quannum recording artists, Urb, Synthesis, The Preformer, Vibe, Mass Appeal, The Legend, and Vapors.

Amanda’s day job is working as an assistant to world famous photographer, Estevan Oriol. You have most likely seen his work through Upper Playground, Joker Clothing, Soul Assassins, filmed music videos for Kool G Rap, Cypress Hill, DJ Muggs, Paul Wall (Higg’s favorite), Blink 182, even P.O.D. and has shot for almost every music magazine we read.

Lopez recently laced me with an original photo from her Vans Series of her and her mentor.

Estevan Oriol Amanda Lopez gurp city

Thanks for the print Amanda!

DNAE Competes in Red Bull Big Tune

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DNAE Beats VS. Red Bull

Gurp City and Machete Vox producer extraordinare, DNAE Beats made the cut and neck deep into the Red Bull Big Tune Competition in San Francisco. Big Tune is a producer beat battle equivalent to Red Bull’s BC One break dance competition. Also in the Big Tune competition is Gurp City rellie Phillip Drummund.

If you’re in the Bay, go support DNAE.

Bloomefit 2007

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Bloomefit Gurp City

A few weeks ago The Ranch got broken into. The only thing of importance stolen, besides a bag of stress, was our roommate Corey Bloom’s new laptop.

I have known Corey for over 12 years and, as many people can attest to, he is the most humble dude I have ever met. When we told him we were going to try and raise money to replace his laptop, he immediately said, “Its not right. What about all the other people whose houses were broken into? They deserve to have their things that were stolen back too.” What else would you expect Corey to say?

We are trying to get the homies together and get some scratch rounded up to get him on his way to another laptop. We will be having a HOUSE PARTY (1195 Hill View Way, Chico CA 95928, cross-street Neal Dow) on April 28th. We’re gonna get some kegs, press up some Gurp shirts, custom Gurp City hoodies and art donated from local artists, with all proceeds going to Bloom.

For instance, you could come with $20s and leave drunk with a brand new dope t-shirt, or come with $50 and leave drunker, with a custom Gurp City hoodie and an original piece of artwork by some amazing artists!

If you cannot make it you can still donate to the fund securely through www.paypal.com. All you have to do is go to www.paypal.com — click on SEND MONEY and then enter in the email address lydia@quannum.com and it will explain it from there. She is a very trustworthy person who is gathering money from a bunch of Corey’s Rapper/DJ/Producer/PR/Record Label contacts that he works with on a daily basis.

Please feel free to pass this on to any of your friends. Hope you all can make it and help out our rellie.