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.

So You Wanna Be A…

Posted by Thuggy

For all of you at 01:47 hopefully we can provide you with some helpful information.



In response to the question: “How can I be down?” or “How can I be IN Gurp City?”

The simple answer is: By checking out this blog, you already are.

To dispel the myths:

GURP CITY IS NOT A RAP GROUP OR A GANG. There’s no Apache-line to cross. You do not get jumped in. No president or leader brings you on stage and grants you membership. We have no hierarchy, other than that the City of Chico is god, of course (ha).

We are not members of anything; we are FRIENDS, first and foremost.

GURP CITY IS MORE LIKE THIS CONVERSATION:

Gurpo1: “Hey, look what I made. ”

Gurpo2: “That’s ill.”

Gurpo1: “You made anything lately?”

Gurpo2: “Yeah, peep.”

Gurpo1: “Sick.”

Gurpo3 (hopefully a girl): “Here have some beer.”

Gurpo2: “I’m bored, let’s throw a retarded event to celebrate the dope shit we made.”

Gurpo1: “We’re not going to make any money.”

Gurpo2: “So, we’re gonna pay to get drunk and have FUN anyway, might as well pay to do it our way to our own shit. I hope people show, but it doesn’t really matter ’cause we’ll be there drunk as fuck and rockin’ our shit.”

Gurpo1: “Word, let’s do this, I hate my fucking job.”

Gurpo3: “Have sex with me.” (hopefully, usually not, but hope exists)

Feel me?

Nobody is excluded.

Show us yours (which is as simple as posting a link on the Message Board), we’re already showin’ you ours. And, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to be good, but that’s up to you and the personal taste of every individual.

Artists who are inspired by or simply enjoy each others work naturally gravitate towards collaboration (music, shows, artwork, going to lunch, etc.), and that requires NO MEMBERSHIP. It just happens. Just like people naturally become FRIENDS and do what they can, when they can, to support one another’s endeavors.

The term “Gurp City All-Star” is meaningless. Ask an infinite amount of people to name the “Gurp City All-Stars” and you get an infinite number of different answers. Its all a matter of an individual’s preference whether it be fan, promoter, or familia etc… There will never be any kind of ceremony where you will be anointed, given your “chain,” or secret pin.

THIS IS NOT LIFE OR DEATH. We do this to briefly take our minds off the stuff we have to take seriously and be responsible for (like paying rent and feeding our families). We do this to entertain each other and, for some of us, to maintain our sanity. We don’t expect to make money off this. We often pay to do it; that’s how much we love it. If other people are entertained as well, that’s even better, but that’s like sprinkles on the donut. That being said, if you are looking to get paid, gain recognition, and/or do “serious business” this probably isn’t the place for you. We are in no position to “hook” anybody up. We are broke, and it’s hard enough finding the time and money to get our own shit out. As far as getting product out, everybody here is individually DIY, because we believe if you don’t do it yourself, you don’t do it at all. If you want your shit out, put your shit out, if you want it on Gurp City, post a link on the Message Board, tell us where we can buy it, who knows, we might just like it. Check out some of the artists currently affiliated with Gurp City and you’ll catch the vibe. This isn’t about global domination and it’s not really about telling people we’re “real” and they’re “fake” unless it’s in the context of a braggin’ rap of course (ha); it’s very simply about having FUN and getting better at making better and better shit and finding better ways to get it to the interested public. Our main pursuit is to let people know that when they want to find out about Bay Area and Chico underground they can come to www.gurpcity.net and find out our take on it. So, please spread the word. Quite frankly, the best way to be down is to get involved and participate in helping to get the word out.

And if you want a shirt, buy one. Everyone you see wearing one bought theirs.

Sorry to be lame and didactic, but we thought we had to clear the air and let the truth be told. Now resume drinking and acting a fool…

Sincerely,

Gurp City

Comments

  • Cutty

    on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    whatever dude, you think youre gonna throw me off the trail that easy? Im gonna find that pin # if I have to kill every one yall to get to it! Seriously though, wheres my free shirt?

  • TOPR

    on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I call bullshit on one thing: you need to have a severe love for boozin it up. Or at least weed. Mabey AA membership even, but no str8 edge gurp city cats. Fuck that shit. Old man rap forever.

  • funkybiznatch

    on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    HERE MUTHERFUCKING HERE…….

  • Thun Tzu

    on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    who do i have to kill to get my rockers?

  • Thuggy

    on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    i feel you topski, but my old roomie brandon from the Makai is down as fuck. he’s the one and only gurp city designated driver. never touched a lick of the sauce but supports us all.

  • Cutty

    on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Is it just me or is this the most long-winded t-shirt advertisement ever?

  • screwballer

    on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Gus is crackin me up!!!!!! And the answer is: Yes, it’s all about selling T-shirts. We got overstock out the ass my friend. And the 50 people in the world who actually know Gurp City even exists already have em. Fawk! what to do what to do…

  • firstlady

    on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11:04 am

    a few years back spank pops approached the mayor about selling gurp city shirts at true. just sayin.

  • Cizzler without the salad bar

    on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    GURP CITY is a state of mind…..or is it a state of mines?…or is it a Golf Club?…or is it a Secret Society who advertises with the coolest shirts on earth?…or is it….If you have to question…You don’t know. So honestly….what the hell are we?? NA…I kid…I think? AND WHO DROPPED THE BALL ON GURP CITY SHIRTS not being sold at the only reputable tourist shop for hipsters. We could have been CAKE CITY!!! yeah baby!!! I’m calling Rush and Spanks on conference now.

  • Cizzler without the salad bar

    on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    P.s. Thuggy is balling…It’s all a lie. We cake in small war torn countries.

  • Cizzler without the salad bar

    on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    P.P.S. This is life or death for me….I will kill you or give birth to small pod people if needed to appease my rap gods.

  • screwballer

    on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Loomis, trademark that logo already and tell everybody to fuck off. Thuggy, I already smoked up my Albanian royalty check… send me that Istanbul shit I need to re-up.

  • bigsamiam

    on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    im just glad to be a part of something where i never get judged for my actions and where i can be able to party and have fun with people who are like me or simular to me. i was excepted from jump street and besides being in a gang this is the 1rst time i have ever been excepted by any group of people without having a certain status..the people of gurp city have put me on game to so many things outside and inside the music biz..thats it..now go smoke something..holla

  • layinap-a-t-c-h

    on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:51 am

    go to fistfamily.net and peep the picture of Sole from Seasons of the Sick from last Saturady’s show for his perfect example of how to get down with this shit and not have to buy a shirt

  • 88

    on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    This is all Lies there all LIES LIES!!! These cats kidnapped me from the streets of Frisco and forced me to Drink until I joined there secret society. Now I am what they call a GURP CITY ALLSTAR which gives you access to nowhere but BevMOre and an occasional discount on Cutty Bang at BayView Liquors. A word to the Young Guts Be very careful with who you drink with cause it just might be the last bitch drink you ever sip!!! GURP CITY!!!!!!

  • screwballer

    on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    This disclaimer should be stickered to the cover of EK’s new album–

    WARNING: If you are sipping a bitch drink, and you come in contact with Eddie K (personally or through his music), that will be the last bitch drink you ever sip.

  • ZERO

    on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 2:26 am

    It’s all a front really, they movin truckloads of mexican cigarettes and absynthe out the back of Gurp City HQ everyday, allday… gurp.

  • Richie Cunning

    on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve had that conversation more than a few times.