â€œUnionâ€ By Spark nâ€™ Cinder (Jimmy Fay) Feat Faydog (right click “save as”)
Any of you out there who live close to the Eastbay should take the time to roll out to Lanesplitters on San Pablo and University in Berkeley. You would do yourself a great service to check out the art on display by one of Gurp City’s most talented individuals. Faydog is not only a pro when it comes to whipping out Sicilian style slices he’s also an awesome illustrator and painter. If you’ve ever had a stack of bills or scrap paper laying on a coffee table when Faydogs around then you know oh to well the little beastie colonies and singing monsters that come to life after Fay asks you for a pen. We’re all very proud of Fay for this is his first artshow and he’s almost completely sold out of all his hangin work. Good job homie. Faydog’s art is going to continue to hang thru the end of April so go see it while you still can.
Here’s a few pics from Fays official art show opening this past Monday, as well as a free Faydog song/collabo with father Jimmy Fay up top.
photos by Keith The Mammal
F-A-Y-D-O-G, gettin that guac!
Heres a little promo for the upcoming Freestle Olympics on Friday April 27th. The Gurp fam will be represented in the hosting (TOPR) and judging duties (CONCEIT aka “The Gary Coleman of Rap”) this year. Peep the promo. Word to Ceit, good lookin on the Gurp City shout out but sorry about that hat you’re wearing.
This week’s edition of The 40 Oz Show is online and ready for download. Remember, if you live in San Francisco, in or near the Mission, you can catch this show every Wednesday night from 8 to 9 p.m. on Western Addition Radio, 93.7 FM. To download the whole show, click the boombox-bagged 40 bottle up above; or click over to AudioNarcotic.com to see the playlist and subscribe to the podcast…
NEXT WEEK: The Bleezies & Heem Show! All Weed & Booze Raps!
I dont know what you’re doing this weekend but it might be a good idea to come check this out. And If you dont know what up with Aids/LifeCycle then you needs to get learned. Come show love and watch Luke Sick be the drunkest guy there this Sunday.
Figure since Toph is showing the crew so much love lately we could at least return the favor
5 Min flyer by thuggyfresh
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.”
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 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.
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
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.
* For those who dont know Live Human features The Legendary DJ Quest.
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.
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 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.
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.