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.

Luke Sick’s Drunken Recap of the Minnesota Spectacular…

Posted by Thuggy

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Fresh off the plane back & from tearing shit up in Minneapolis MN. Sacred Hoop MC Luke Sick sends me this ditty of an email.

TopR, DJ Quest, a Bill Bixby/Bruce Banner green army duffle full of merch, a Rane mixer, and myself headed out to MN hell-bent on sex and crime, and as far as myself is concerned the plane ride out there provided both in abundance, so from the jump I was relaxed with my instincts primed for debauch. The promoter’s girlfriend, Molly, got me high on MN’s version of commercial green; she said “outdoor,” (I was so grateful, planes suck for keepin your head right these days) and Skel (the promoter) looked at TopR and said: I got a bag of coke with your name on it! and tossed Top the stash. Your boy looked down on the bag and sure enough, written in black Sharpie, it said: “Topr.” The show was illy to say the least. The house DJ’s Serato was busted so Quest played my NWA and The Posse cd before TopR’s set. I forgot how dope it is to hear songs like Boyz n the Hood, Fat Girl, L.A. is the Place, etc. before you get on to rip. That shit is my warm up tape right there. Me and Top started gettin’ crunk backstage, doin’ hyphy dances and shit while I was smoking all of my boy Slick Willie’s (MN dro) weed. TopR was drainin too many shots, and I knew it was about to get ill. We peeked around the corner to see if the Minneap fools was gettin’ stupid and they were just standing around cocktailin’ like it was uptown, so I got scared, ’cause I’m like, “If they can’t feel the god Eazy E how they gonna feel us?” But TopR poured a whole bottle of beer on his head, and totally won them over as soon as he threw his svelt emo physique into the fray. TopR rocked his fucking heart out and ended up snatchin $300 in merch sales, pretty much blacked out the whole time. How does this guy do it? DJ Quest rocked his unfuckwitable set next, which starts with juggles of Fat Boys and Public Enemy and ends with fresh-to-death scratching over a devious electro beat. That’s when the crowd basically shit themselves. I’m basically on the verge of crying (not from happiness or grief or bitterness but just from pure amazement) at least one time during all the sets Quest has been doing lately, goddamn he serves fools!!! The Sacred Hoop set was on the money, and a bunch of the punkers that Skel (the promoter) turned on to our shit started goin dumb in tight pants, we did Kids of the Dead World and everybody sang along to “We’re gonna die young!” and me, Quest and Top all lit our lighters for the entire break. Then I said, “Well it’s been five years y’all, and I didn’t die, so let’s have fun…” and Quest launched into Funstyle. I sold hella merch, got groupied by overdo tattooed stuff, and straight up got one of my myspace fans I’d never met before laid, and partied with the rest of the band through an all night dj/rappin’ session at Skel’s house with about 25 hardcore punks from everywhere from France to Mexico City to Wisconson (Wiscompton). I instigated a rap battle between new gurpette AliaTron (who magically appeared on our plane and did merch at the show…she’s from out there originally, thanks girl) and some dumb snoopy in a railroad hat. Tronny crushed the soft fem and continues to glow the house down! I went back there at 11 am and fools were still going at it, and then they dragged us to the Country Bar where we got hella more drinks and listened to E-40 on the juke box. I’m like, Is this frozen Chico or some shit? Later me and Quest went to Cheap Cologne’s (a MN producer DJ who’s hella cool) house and ate pizza and listened to his beats. I tried to rap over one of ‘em but I was too took; I hope to death that he erased that shit like I told him to, ’cause he could really clown if he wanted to. Cologne! you my homey, don’t sell me out, relly! I’m just kidding I don’t give a fuck! The Minneap myspace kids that came to the after party with us were like, “Gurp City ain’t no gimmick it’s the break of dawn and y’all are still here gettin stupid with us!” Fuckin’ A right, it ain’t no gimmick, Gurp City don’t tie no popsicle sticks to our dicks to get hard mane!… Feel proud gurpos we fucked that shit up right for y’all: Thanks to Skel and everybody out in MN who came to see and support us, you made our fuckin’ night!
plane tickets: $450
eighth for Luke: $45
teener for Topr: $60
a night out drinkin with the boys: $40
Quest’s blown headphones: $50
one lost brown plaid SF fitted: $45
the blank look of destruction on TopR’s face when he boarded the plane back to the ‘Sco: fucking priceless!
Yo thuggy stop the presses, I gotta bust a p.s.:
I forgot to say that we chopped it up with P.O.S. backstage and that he’s a cool ass dude, and his boy Sims ripped it as the opener that night…I just wanted to say thanks to those dudes for showing love too.
Also I wanted to re-print a myspace email that I got from slick willie after the show…

Slick Willie wrote:

what up luke that shit crazy def..the show was rockin and the after party was even crazier…rippin it up with you ,quest and topper.. now thats the shit im talkin about! nice to finally kick it with you though bro , im going to have to head that way next time to check out some cali dro! will have to make sure that vrse is the mix next time… im letting everyone know that the hoop and gurp city is the real deal, its not just an image.. mpls will never be the same bitches!

stay up

willie

also whats up with some of those pics from the after party??? let me know!

You know that shit’s tight, relly! errrray! Luke Sick signing off.

Anyone with pictures from the show, please post up a link in the comments or send them to thuggyfresh@gmail.com, We’ll be sure to get em up on the site.

Conceit gets drunk @ MILK today.

Posted by Thuggy

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conceit show gurp city

Exclusive Preview: Slot Machine Slappers from the Oakland Faders

Posted by Dap1

With residencies almost every night of the week throughout the Bay Area, the Oakland Faders have established themselves as a staple in the Bay Hip Hop community. The Oakland Faders got together in 1994 and has since gone on to win numerous competitions and awards including Scion Free Up Your Mix, URB magazine’s mixtape competition, a Mixwell competition, toured internationally, and have shared a bill with everyone from M.F Doom to Maseo to Melvin Sparks to Madlib to Mixmaster Mike to Marvin Holmes. Connect the dots and you will understand why the Faders are keeping the lost art of hip hop scratch and sample djing alive.

DJ Spair and DJ Platurn have just added another mix to their arsenal of 16+ catalog, Slot Machine Slappers. The Faders have been nice enough to grace GurpCity.net with a preview of their upcoming album. Stay tuned for info on where you can grab a copy.

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Z Mainey in Stash Magazine

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Zman stash magazine gurp city Photo By Uno

Z-Man is featured on StashOnline.com and in their new Stash Magazine. 4OneFunk is also featured on StashOnline.com, keep your eyes peeled for more Gurp City fam to grace the content sheets over at Stash. You can cop one at most record shops and clothing boutiques in the Bay.

Conceit aka “The Don Rickles of Rap” show Jan 31st.

Posted by Thuggy

Degenerate rapper extraordinarie Conceit is playing a show in a couple weeks at MILK in SF. Rumor has it Eddie K is playing this show as well which makes for two times the Gurp at this must see show. So call up those cats that owe you skrill, break bread at the door and sneak in your own drank. Show is $5 bucks before 11. feel the love <3 conceit show gurp city

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the 40 oz show: 01.10.07…

Posted by Max

Listen to The 40 Oz Show, bitches!
This week’s edition of The 40 Oz Show, Wednesday January 10th, is now online.

Click the boombox 40 bag to download the whole thing as one MP3. To see the playlist and subscribe to the podcast, CLICK HERE

Happy Fucking New Year.

Gurp City Art & Music Avantarded 2007

Posted by Dap1

DJ Marz has come through securing the Space Gallery for an all day open Gurp City art exhibition with the evening capping off with a Gurp City show next door at the Hemlock Tavern. Both events will take place on Saturday, February 3rd.

DJ MARZ PRESENTS The 2nd annual GURP CITY ART & MUSIC
Saturday FEB. 3, 2007

2pm – 9pm
SPACE GALLERY
1141 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Cost: FREE
ARTWORK by:

  • Aye Jay & Matt Loomis
  • Pumpkin Cutter Projects
  • The Gorgeous Armada
  • Topr
  • Z-Man
  • Siobhan

MUSIC :

  • G Pek presents “The Mixing and Rapping Hour” feat. Fay Dog + more
  • SOMETHING feat. DJ Oaty Love
  • Conceit “on the 1′s & 2′s”

9pm – 2am
Hemlock Tavern

1131 Polk St.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109
Cost: $8

MUSIC by:

  • Ilsquad
  • Conceit
  • FISTFAM feat. J.Eazy & Brycon
  • Big Sammy and Whoduk
  • Brandon B & Mr. Rawng

Curated by The Curator
The Curator Crowns a statue with the Royal Bag

MATT LOOMIS IS A F#@KING BEAST!!!

Posted by Thuggy

No Gurp City groups are playing this event. However, Gurp City fine artist extraordinaire Matt Loomis has absolutely killed it on this flyer for an upcoming High On Fire show in Chico CA. Also on the card is sonic crushers The Makai, a group featuring ex-Gurp City roommate B-Huge on the vocals. This show is going to destroy downtown Chico. Anyone who wants to give Matt Loomis lots of money and make him famous should do so now before its too late.

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Bomb Hip Hop Tour III – San Francisco

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Bomb Hip Hop Tour III is blowing up SF as they have another show at the Elbo Room on February 16th featuring Funkdoobiest, Motion Man, Sabac Red (Non-Phixion), Eddie K, Unified School District, and PW Esquire.

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Elbo Room
647 Valencia Street @ 16th
San Francisco, CA 94110

$10 Advance Tickets / $14 at the Door

Bomb Hip Hop Tour III – San Francisco

Posted by Dap1

Bomb Hip Hop Tour III is blowing up SF as they have another show at the Elbo Room on February 16th featuring Funkdoobiest, Motion Man, Sabac Red (Non-Phixion), Eddie K, Unified School District, and PW Esquire.

Bomb Hip Hop III gurp city

Elbo Room
647 Valencia Street @ 16th
San Francisco, CA 94110

$10 Advance Tickets / $14 at the Door

Bomb Hip Hop Presents: Collector

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Bomb Hip Hop Collector Gurp City

Friday, February 23rd @ Space Gallery
1141 Polk Street @ Sutter, San Francisco, CA 94109

bombhiphop.com presents COLLECTOR
FREE ADMISSION / doors at 7pm / 21+ with ID
DJ’s spinning classic hip-hop all night long

COLLECTOR, curated by David Paul is a special one-night only hip-hop artwork exhibit and party showcasing the best and most exciting LP jackets, 12″ covers, cd booklets and more supplied by Bay Area hip-hop DJ’s. Paul will display his personal collection as well as contributions from Jeff Harris, DJ Stef (Gurp City Representative), Doc Fu, Sake One, DJ Pone (Gurp City favorite), Carlos Mena, DJ Design, Worldwise and more.

Taken from: http://www.bombhiphop.com/collector.html

Bomb Hip Hop Presents: Collector

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Bomb Hip Hop Collector Gurp City

Friday, February 23rd @ Space Gallery
1141 Polk Street @ Sutter, San Francisco, CA 94109

bombhiphop.com presents COLLECTOR
FREE ADMISSION / doors at 7pm / 21+ with ID
DJ’s spinning classic hip-hop all night long

COLLECTOR, curated by David Paul is a special one-night only hip-hop artwork exhibit and party showcasing the best and most exciting LP jackets, 12″ covers, cd booklets and more supplied by Bay Area hip-hop DJ’s. Paul will display his personal collection as well as contributions from Jeff Harris, DJ Stef (Gurp City Representative), Doc Fu, Sake One, DJ Pone (Gurp City favorite), Carlos Mena, DJ Design, Worldwise and more.

Taken from: http://www.bombhiphop.com/collector.html

King of the Burbs…

Posted by Thuggy

Did you watch VH1s The White Rapper show? Its hard being King of the Burbs right? Well if you haven’t been up in the message boards for a while maybe you should go check it out. Gurp City homie Homonym, former MC/producer for the now defunct Davis hip hop crew Jaded MCs has recently posted a track he did with the man who is “…not a rapper” but is “an entity.” Apparently Homonym and John Brown recorded this track over a year ago when he still lived in Davis, go check it out and leave him some feedback. Meanwhile Lets hope that the “Ghetto Revival” prevails. As the Mayor of Gurp City would say John, “Get yo Paper Rellie!!!”

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Pictures from Eddie K & Z Man Show last friday @ 111 Minna.

Posted by Thuggy

Ed and Z played this past Friday at 111 Minna. Thanks to DJ Stef for taking pics and proving once again that if Luke Sick shows up and isn’t performing he’ll likely be the drunkest cat at the show.

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Tacos & Turntables Today

Posted by Thuggy

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