The latest releases on cassette from DJ Quest, Diamond Lung, Equipto & Brycon are now available on Megakut Records, get them here:
Megakut Records is back with their latest tape release. This time DANKSLOB (Luke Sick & G-Pek) drop an e.p. on one side along with J-Eazy & Brycon’s Damaged Goods e.p. on the flip. Two dope projects on one tape, it’s a no brainer. J-Eazy dropping gurp poetics over Brycon bangers might have you fuckin’ off your rent and christmas money at BevMo and that’s ok. They got deals. Couple that with Luke Sick kicking real life rime science backed by G-Pek’s criminally underrated production and you might wonder where your tape went until you see your moms leaving the weed spot. It be like that sometimes.
And buy some tapes yo:
Z-Mainey wanted this available again as well so here it is in all its glory. This was done between The Bachelors album and Dope or Dogfood. A true underground classic, gurp city style.
Z-MAN – 4 Hours Of Sleep
Shit be shady when you can’t sleep.
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.
White Mic & Z-Man – The Vegetable &The Ferret Cassette
Limited to 100 copies, hand-numbered. Imported from Finland.
White Mic also has his Neighboorhood Visitor album available in the same fashion as well.
White Mic (Bored Stiff) – The Neighborhood Visitor Cassette
Get yo tapes!
Sorry for lagging on this series things have been hectic between being a new parent, work, and life in general. Anyway, this time around I am focusing on the first release by Luke Sick’s side project The Disturbers entitled “Anansi Spider”. I ordered this tape from the ATAK catalog seeing it listed as a Luke Sick solo endeavor. At the time I was listening to the first three Sacred Hoop releases constantly and had to have it.
It quickly went into heavy rotation and led me to becoming friends with Luke after yelling Dirt Town continuosly during a performance at Maritime Hall for Cues record release party. After which we smoked weed on P-Minus’ roof. The album itself is exactly what it is billed as, a punk rock mc’s four track practice tape. Some of these songs you may recognize. “Crampin ya Action” was reworked for Sacred Hoop’s Go Hogwild album, “Saddness” morphed into “DSL” from Sleepover, and “Gillian” has gotten a new life on Grand Invincible’s latest album Cold Hand In the Dice Game. Here you get to hear them in raw form with different production. Other favorites of mine are “Small Axe” a duet with Bob Marley, “Deadicated” with Z-MAN, and “Battery Chuckers” which became a staple in the Hoop’s live show.
DOWNLOAD HERE: THE DISTURBERS – Anansi Spider
Gurp City, the most dedicated and underrated on the whole coast. Gurp Fest next week errrryyyyy
For this second installment of Origins of Gurp we are going to go back and take a glimpse at S.F. vet TOPR aka TOP RAMEN. I first met Topr in 1996 at my favorite venue that is no longer, Maritime Hall in San Francisco. He would be ripping fools to shreds in battles, while working no less, or opening up for major acts with his crew The Earthlings. I would be screaming “Vacaville” from the front row which he took notice of and began incorporating into his freestyles and a friendship was born. I was always telling him that heads for ready and he needed to drop a tape to sell. In 1999 he finally did and the DONUT HUSTLAZ e.p. was released.
Produced entirely by Non Phenom the beats have a great vibe only heard in hip hop from this era. To my knowledge this is the only project Non Phenom was ever involved in which is a shame because he was a talented producer.
At this time TOPR was known mostly for being an incredible battle MC destroying all competion and for the energetic performances with The Earthlings throughout the bay area. This e.p. shows his ability to be a great writer with substance and emotion in his lyrics, not just another battle rapper who can’t make magic in the studio. This album is the spark that ignited one of the best rappers to ever emerge from the bay area.
Limited edition cover from Below The Surface, notice hustler being misspelled, shout out to Kegs One for selling me that back in the day. This album is available for purchase on i-tunes via Gurp City Digital. Here is a taste :03 metaphorenzies
Hope you enjoy.