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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.

Rest In Peace Evil B

Posted by Thuggy


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,



  • pek

    on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    We’ll miss the homey mane.. R.I.P. & respct to B’s Family

  • funkybiznatch

    on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    much respect and love…
    your words were perfect elias.

  • TOPR

    on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    I only got to hang out with dude a couple times but he was cool as fuck. Rest in Peace and respect to all his friends in the Gurp City fam and otherwize. Keep your head up thuggy…

  • Concizzle

    on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    Rest in Peace

  • mle

    on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Rest in peace – I remember the first time I met him was with EJ and when EJ asked for a whiskey coke, B dumped a whole bottle of whiskey in a pitcher, added a splash of coke, and put a straw in it before he handed it over to EJ. It was classic.

  • megan

    on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 12:39 am

    RIP Brian. He will be missed by all. He was the best bartender chico ever saw and an even better person. This is a terrible tragedy. My condolences to the family.

  • Corinne

    on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 9:59 am

    I’ll pour a shot of Patron in your honor, B. You were amazing. Rest in peace.

  • stoopid ideot

    on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    Elias, You wrote what I felt and I want to thank you for that. I will miss Brian. Rest in peace BRIAN LeVENTON….Much love ORION J

  • rancher

    on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    rest in peace brian. you will be missed.

  • 2BIG RWK

    on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    rest in peace

  • jeff

    on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    I’ll have a beer right here just waiting for you to get back.

  • lukerupinthefrontwithbobueker

    on Monday, April 9, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    Not to take away from the solemnity, but doesn’t EJ look hella skinny in that pic? When was that taken homey? In like ’86? Rest In Peace, though for real… I remember homey in that downstairs bar in Chico… He was always down to put ’em on the cuff if I was rollin’ with Thuggy… Bartenders are like the offensive linemen of Gurp City…way under appreciated and 100% necessary…. Live on young rell…

  • Gurp City » A Year Ago This Past Weekend...

    on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    […] Last year around this time an essential part Gurp City passed away. Brian (Evil B) Leventon was our bartender and close friend. While most other douchebags were serving party punch and jager shots to the Greek assholes, Evil B treatest us likes kings. High powered drinks and pitches of beer were always waiting for us as soon as we walked in the door. Undeniably one of the coolest cats ever to stand behind a bar in Chico, and an all around good friend who would sacrafice anything to help a friend in need. It’s a shame you had to pass homie, I still think about you every time i watch an A’s game I stare at a glass of whiskey (which has been alot lately.) Gurp City will never be that same without you B. The Gurp City family has expanded soo much over the years but only the true OGs can claim All-Star status if they happened to be one of the fortunate few to have Been served by you. Brian, you are truly missed any will never be forgotten -Thuggy & The Gurp City Family […]

  • Bob Showalter

    on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 5:36 am


    Thank you for the nice things that you have said about my nephew Brian. I just learned about his death today (11/19/09). Probably unlikely that you will be looking at this posting again (137 weeks ago?), so you probably will never see what I have written tonight. If you do, thanks for being someone that probably made Brian smile. And thanks to all of the other people who respected Brian for his good heart and positive nature (and not just the drinks!!)