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.

99th Demention – R.S.P. Student

Friday, January 30th, 2015

RSP COVER BIG

Origins of Gurp. More on this tape later. I need a drink. Cheers.
https://gurpcitymusic.bandcamp.com/album/r-s-p-student

99th Demention – S/T (Digital Reissue)

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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Here is a history lesson from or friend the legendary Dj Stef:

“Let’s take a little time travel vacation to Daly City, California (just south of San Francisco) to September of ‘95. Travel beneath the surface and enter the 99th Demention, yes that’s right, D-e-m-e-n-tion, as dementia (n. mental deterioration), demented — a world created by Z Man where greedy label lords lure cash-hungry artists to sign their lives away; where robot MCs perform like wind-up toys; where you’ll see a sign that reads, “Will DJ for food” — a world not too different from reality, but where these evils are made clear, and live through the many characters penned by Z Man.

The musical dimension of 99th Demention is fleshed out by Z Man and his associates King Maz, Young Slim, Rated R, Rev Cope and P.B.F.-1. 99th Demention are rebels in rap. They know we’re all tired of the same tired shit and they talk about it. They have ventured out of the 99th Demention to our earthly realm to offer “hip-hop relief for the folks.” Their style is straight Frisco, and yet not. It’s west coast and east coast, and yet neither.

Check the cut “Too Much Sauce,” which warns against the common stereotyping of west coast/Bay Area hip-hop. This music is chaos with a purpose. Young Z Man describes their style as “alternative rap, kinda slammin’ and zesty.” Their originality and new flavor definitely add spice to the life of Bay Area rap, and to world-wide hip-hop for that matter; but the 99th are not in competition with other artists. Their shit will make you laugh (a sense of humor is often lacking in today’s hip-hop), nod ya head and think.

It’s on with the tracks as well. “Each beat is like a character,” says Z Man. He and cousin Young Slim take sounds from everywhere, including cartoons, twist samples around ‘til they’re unrecognizable; and create a lot of their own sounds. DJ Ladron accompanies them on the one-and-two at the group’s live shows.

This self-titled debut on 99¢ Records came out on cassette only. Fast-forward 19 years into the future and it’s here on the information superhighway for all to experience.

Don’t be afraid, people. Go that extra mile and visit the 99th Demention. You’ll soon find yourself coming back for more. See you there.”
-DJ STEF

I wrote about this release for Origins of Gurp #1 and we are proud to finally make this long out of print album available in digital format for the first time! Hit the link and take a trip back:

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A Verse Or Two (digital reissue)

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Since not very many people got to hear it the first time around, Z-MAN’s first solo outing, A Verse Or Two, is now available digitally in all its janky 4-track glory. Take a trip down memory lane when shit was real mainey. Featuring The Gingerbread Man, Luke Sick, DJ MARZ on the cuts & beats from Slim Goodworth.

http://gurpcitymusic.bandcamp.com/album/a-verse-or-two

THE GINGERBREADMAN “Powder Music” album cover

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

The extremely long awaited follow up to the underground classic Candy House album is finally coming out. Produced entirely by Slim Goodworth, Powder Music will have your keys jinglin’ and your nose numb off this real shit Young Ginger is spittin’. Its gonna be a long cold winter in Gurp City this year so put some snow on those trees and cop a bottle of that bird. I’ll be leaking some tracks from this project here really soon.