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.

What to do on a Gurp City Friday night…

Posted by Thuggy

Get off work.


Go to Spindig for happy hour


Hit Zocalo for pupusas.


Hit up the Mishap/Topr’s birthday show for Gurp n Rap


Roll out to the Night of the Remix for Gurp n DJ’s

night of the remix

(Maybe) hit Farolito for late night grub


Go home and pass out.

pass out

wake up and repeat.

Holla if you wanna roll – thuggyfresh{at}

TopR Turns Old

Posted by Dap1

TopR is turning 30 on Friday and is performing at the Mishap Science Fair. Mishap is on some shit with their mainey theme parties. Come out to 12 Galaxies in the Mission, SF and buy TopR a wine cooler for his birthday.

Mishap Science Fair
Mishap Science Fair

Cohen’s art at First Amendment

Posted by Dap1

Cohen vs. Shepard Fairey

One of Gurp City’s finest artists, Aye Jay has been grooming a protoge for the past 6 years. His son Cohen has been collaborating with well known artists for a minute. His pieces were revealed at his first art show a few weeks ago in Chico, CA at Crux Gallery. Next up for 6 year old Cohen is his first visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota with his dad to open his next showing at First Amendment Arts gallery June 16th and 17th.

First Amendment Arts is proud to present “Dessert,” the collaborative art of
6-year-old Cohen Morano.Much like the title of the show, the art has no
grand illusions to be anything but a sweet feast, but for the
eyes rather than the taste buds. When asked about why he named the show as
such, he simply replied,“Dessert is really good.”

From the age of two (with a little help from dad, Gangsta Rap Coloring Book
artist Aye Jay), Cohen’s watercolor paintings have traveled the globe to a
“Who’s who” of modern art, spanning graffitists, fine artists, printmakers,
tattoo artists, as well as clothing and toy designers. Once in the artists’
possession, they have carte blanche to do whatever they wish to one of
Cohen’s watercolors before shipping it back to eager little hands.

What has come back has been nothing short of stunning, from Barry McGee’s
intricate pen work, Shepard Fairey’s iconic stencils, Chris Ware’s animals
on parade, to Mark Ryden’s interpretive use of negative space. With the
number of pieces now well over one hundred, artist Jack Davis (of Mad
magazine fame) called Cohen “another Ralph Steadman.” Other artists involved
in the show include Juxtapoz regulars Bigfoot, Kaws, and Gary Taxali, Ego
Trip’s Brent Rollins, rappers Rammelzee and Z-Man, gig poster giants Art
Chantry and Frank Kozik, and Burlesque’s own Aaron Horkey, Todd Bratrud, and
Mike Davis. While these collaborative pieces will not be for sale, this is a
very rare opportunity for Twin Cities art enthusiasts to come see work from
all of these artists in the same place at the same time.

Cohen Moreno

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TopR show footage from Mighty SF

Posted by Dap1

Topper took the stage after taking sake shots and drinking a few wine spritzers with Boac and the infamous DJ Quest at Mighty SF for the Versus magazine release party. As usual, the crowd rushed to the front and eventually a B-boy circle was created for everyone to act a fool. Best dancer by far was Pastime. Quest killed it on his solo scratches, prompting DJ Platurn to get on stage and get the crowd to give an encore of props and applause. Check this footage from “Topper’s in Town.”

I know a few fools were snapping pictures at the show. Check the comments for links to their flicks.

Conceit opening up for Tash

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Tonight at Club 6, Conceit will be opening up for Tash from the Alkoholiks. Also on the bill are Styliztik Jones, Original Sin, Fameus, Savion, Pablo Scratch and the Local 1200s. The show is hosted by Fran Boogie.
Conceit gurp city

What the heads have been waiting for: Luke Sick Finally Fries On Acid Again!

Posted by Thuggy


luke sick the retard gurp city

He heralded the use of the hallucigen on Retired’s “Burn Drunk Hours” but then back-peddled in his support of the drug on Brougham’s “Don’t Speak English” (“You don’t really trip, you just lose your shit”). Well, kids it looks like he’s back off that black pyramid gel again, or was it the liquid micro-dot. Maybe this track can serve as a good reason why it’s good that he’s just mostly off that purp these days. Can you see Gizzer Butler and Ozzy nodding in the background egging him on as you listen? Like all of Luke’s music it helps to get on gurp before you listen to enhance the sensation. Fucking loadies! Doug Surreal is relocating the Motel Crew to Reno, NV to undergo intense narcotic training and rap warping… the Motel thing is growing like that funky green stuff on the back of your neck from that flea market chain you be wearin’!

Beat Sauce Radio at Poleng

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Beat Sauce Radio is throwing a show at Poleng on May 31st featuring Sacred Hoop. A lot of dope rappers and DJs will be preforming at this show, but the Hoopsters are guaranteed to steal the show. Zion I, Zeph & Azeem, Jern-Eye, Raw B, J-Boogie and DJ Diversify will have to keep up. Come out!

Beat Sauce Sacred Hoop

Hurts So Good part duex

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4OneFunk and Strangeface are back again and invading Poleng to make it Hurt So Good. If you haven’t seen 4OneFunk’s hyphy orchestra then you are sleeping. Rush One from Strangeface will host the show, which will also feature Bay vet Spank Pops. STRAAAANGE!

Hurts So Good

M.O.P. In The Park

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The bay has had ridiculously nice weather lately and MOP has had ridiculously nice raps for years. SergDun was probably on gurp one night and decided to put two and two together. Come out and take part in the chain-snatching contest. MOPITP will also have a guest appearance by the infamous pleather couch from No Respect Studios, in which everyone has passed out on at one time or another.
MOP in the park gurp city

The 40 Oz Show: 05.23.07…

Posted by Max

Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!

NOTICE: The 40 Oz Show will be taking next week (6/29) off for some much needed rest and relaxation in an undisclosed locale. Tune in to West Add Radio 93.7 FM SF, CA next Wednesday for a classic from The 40 Oz vaults; podcast subscribes are just gonna have to make this one last longer. It’ll be worth it — The 40 Oz Show SUMMER JAMS SHOW is on for Wednesday June 6, so be sure to check back for your soon-to-be favorite summer mix.

Until then… Same day service means it’s all piping hot freshness, and it’s always 100 percent dope. All new for May 23, 2007, it’s The 40 O Show. Get it while it’s hot…

  • Eddie K, “The City” feat. Conceit & DJ Quest, Gurpology 101 (Gurp City)
  • Big Rich, “Oh” feat. Clyde Carson, Block Tested Hood Aproved (Kotch)
  • Bored Stiff, “Rock The Bells,” Explainin’ (Collector’s Edition) (n/a)
  • Jay-Z, “Ain’t No Nigga” (feat. Foxy Brown), Reasonable Doubt (EMI)
  • The Dead Beats, “Red Fiat,” D-Bo Business (Don’t Fall Off/PimpTapsMovement)
  • The Alchemist, “G-Type,” Rapper’s Best Friend (Decon)
  • Coughee Brothaz, “Rise-N-Shine,” Collector’s Edition (n/a)
  • Aesop Rock, “Cook It Up,” Bazooka Tooth (Definitive Jux)
  • Big Tymers, “Pimpin’,” Hood Rich (Cash Money)
  • Lil’ Scrappy, “Born To Live,” Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live (Reprise)
  • Ludacris/Jackson 5, “Girls Gone Wild/Love Is The Thing You Need,” Re-Release Therapy (5g Productions)
  • San Quinn, “Caught In The Rapture,” Live N Direct (Frisco Street Show)
  • Third Sight, “Crawl Space,” Symbionese Liberation Album (Disgruntled)
  • Cadence, “Yesterday At Midnight,” Creative Commerce (Domination)
  • Company Flow, “Vital Nerve” feat. BMS, Funcrusher Plus (Rawkus)
  • Hieroglyphics, “If You Must” (Automator Remix), Over Time (Hieroglyphics)
  • Run D.M.C., “Hit It Run,” Raising Hell (

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…

…into your media player’s podcast window. Or just search the iTunes store’s podcast section for The 40 Oz Show.

Got any Gurp Video?

Posted by Thuggy

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 We aint payin for it but we’ll make sure you get the crdeit you deserve. Holla ej{at} 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…

Posted by Max

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…

…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

Posted by Thuggy


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

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

Posted by Thuggy

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.

Posted by Thuggy

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


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.