Thursday, November 30, 2006

DJ Chicken George - Whisky Bar - December 2, 2006

Move Somethin' 3... hmmm... I guess I missed part deux... DJ Chicken George and DJ Gibb on 4 turntables @ Whisky Bar this Sat, Dec 2nd... stop suckin' your thumb and get out and move somethin'

It's damn cold today!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Pitbull - Paradox - November 30, 2006

Let me valet in your face.... mmm hmmm... that's how we do... Pitbull tomorrow night, Nov 30th @ Paradox... presale tix are $25 here...

What do I eat tonight... I have this problem every day... then 7 o'clock rolls by and my mom calls and I gotta give her some whack answer like I'm eating KFC or some shit... hmmm... hungry.

More info:

Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981, in Miami, Florida) better known by his stage name Pitbull, or his other nicknames, Lil' Chico or Mr. 305, is a Cuban-American rapper.

Before releasing his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I (Money is A Major Issue) in August 2004, Pitbull was featured on Lil Jon's Kings of Crunk (2002) album and the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack (2003). His breakout hit was the Lil Jon collabo "Culo" produced by Lil Jon & The Diaz Brothers. In addition, Pitbull has also released several mixtapes, the most recent being Unleashed Volume 5, which are mostly composed of freestyles and remixes of popular rap music. Both thematically and musically, the 25-year-old is seen as a modern-day equivalent of earlier Miami rappers such as the 2 Live Crew and Afro-Rican.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Slick Rick - Emo's - December 16, 2006

Gotta love that smile... Slick Rick... the originator of "La Di Da Di" ... will be @ Emo's on Dec 16th! ... now that's dope!

I think friends should warn you when they send nasty websites while at work. I know it ruins the shock value but come on! My friend Ellen thinks it's amusing to periodically send me obscene links... so she sent me this today... AND I had a female co-worker sitting right next to me at the time. Geez... luckily I closed the browser quick enough.

More info:

Richard Walters (born January 14, 1965), better known by stage names Slick Rick, Ricky D and The Ruler, is a black rapper. Originally from South Wimbledon, London, England, he moved with his family to The Bronx in 1975. Rick's characteristic eyepatch was acquired after being blinded in the right eye by broken glass as an infant. He is best known for a series of hip hop recordings during the 1980s, including "Children's Story" and "La Di Da Di".

Monday, November 27, 2006

Cold Blockin It 2 - Emo's Lounge - December 9, 2006

Cold Blockin It 2... as in the follow up to Cold Blockin It... with some of the usual suspects... Yppah, Bird Peterson, Dr. Knuckstable, and some new characters... DJ Dayta and Makestaples... on Saturday, Dec 9th at Emo's Lounge.

So... just found out today I'm going back to Zurich... but this time for 2 months! Mom's worried... heck... I'm worried. But what can you do... gotta do what you gotta do right? I don't really mind going... it's just bad timing with the holidays and all... and what am I gonna do without Austin Hip Hop?

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Alley Jive - Whisky Bar - November 21, 2006

Every Tuesday nights, Romeo and the B-Boys throwin' a party at Whisky Bar called Alley Jive.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving... now go out and work off those pounds.

Friday, November 24, 2006

DJ Mel - Beauty Bar - November 24, 2006

Couldn't resist putting this flyer up... ;) DJ Mel @ the Beauty Bar... TONIGHT.

Sqratch Karnival 12 - Austin Music Lab - December 1, 2006

So is the tryptophan kicking in? I slept for like 12+ hrs straight the other day.. I think it's cuz of all the travelling. Anyways... the 'rents are driving me CRAZY!

OK... 3... 2... 1... deep breath...

So another Sqratch Karnival on Dec 1st at the Music Lab... hopefully I can make it out for this one... last one of the year!

In the meantime, whet your appetite with who IMHO is the best at the game...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Lotus Tribe - Emo's - November 24, 2006

UPDATE: Drama... so the word on the street is that Romeo and the ATX B-Boys' weren't contacted about this event. And Lotus Tribe have used B-Boy City's name without permission. You be the judge whether you want to support this event.

You's a window shopper... went to do some souvenir shopping in central Zurich today... and EVERYTHING'S closed! But there were hundreds of people runnin' around window shopping... asking around I found out that everyone's f*ckin' bored, so they just go out and walk around. Well... I guess that's why Switzerland's not the superpower. ;)

Well... atleast the Kunsthaus Museum was open... highly recommended... the Monet's and Dali's were amazing... Munch and Picasso were awesome too... really Monet just blew my mind.

So the Lotus Tribe have another show at Emo's on Friday, Nov 24 starting at 7:00pm (see below for complete details)... but it's filled with MC Battles and Austin vs. SATX B-Boy Battles. Awesome! Too bad I'll be in Houston for Thanksgiving, but this should be awesome. I'm sure Romeo and crew will show those SATX boys how we do in the ATX.

So just saw this video on MTV Switzerland... it just beat out Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby... ;) I have no idea what she's saying, but I still like this version better.

More info:

LOTUS TRiBE Presents: ELEMENTAL : Austin, TX @ EMO's 603 Red River $6– Presale $8 – D.O.S. ALL AGES Presales available at Waterloo Records - 600 N Lamar Blvd # A & 8PM - DJ 7ish warms up the crowd during meet & greet... 9:00PM – Dance Like Robots (live instrumental band) SATX 3rd MC Battle: Consists of 16 MCs, 3 guest judges, & DJ KICO (2005 DMC Nat'l Champ) 9:30PM - 1st Round - Grab Bag MC must pick a topic out of a hat at random and freestyles for one min. Guest judges score each MC on a 1-10 scale. Points are tallied and recorded. Top 8 advance to the second round. 10:30PM – Live Performance - Culture Sound - SATX/ATX 11:00PM - 2nd Round - Rythm and Rhyme MCs must pass a DJ gauntlet. They will scratch, cut, and change tempo in order to throw off the MC. The MC must keep up for one Min. Scored by judges, top 4 advance to finals. 11:30PM - DJ KICO (2005 DMC NAT'L CHAMP) live battle set… 12AM - Live Break Dancing Exhibition - Austin vs. San Antonio B-Boy battle featuring Austin’s top Breakers against San Antonio’s best. 12:30AM - Live performance - S.E.L.F. of LOTUS TRiBE - SATX – “The Art & War of Misanthropic-Philanthropy” CD Release Check out three tracks off the album @ 1AM - 3rd Round - Finals traditional MC battle Final four MCs battle head to head for a $250 cash prize...Crowd Judges the winner... Throughout the show Graffiti Artist: Soup, Cien 63 of LAWS crew, along with special guest artist, will be out back in the open area doing live artwork on canvases that will be raffled of at the end of the night... MCs MUST sign up by sending an email to or calling 210-387-2019 before the day of the show by 5PM.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Quanstar - Whisky Bar - November 20, 2006

My feet hurt... walking around Zurich on a 2 hour tour is fun... but damn tiring... so much shopping... coffee... but the ladies were a bit scarce... maybe when i go out tonight... let's see what kind of trouble i can get into. ;)

So San Antonio's Lotus Tribe are having a couple show's this week... starting with this one at Whisky Bar... as part of True School Monday's... featuring Quanstar from the ATL... along with The Word Association and Notion. I know it's a Monday but get your ass out!

Now for a nap... and then head the fuck out!

More info:

QUANSTAR, front man and founding member of the Atlanta-based hip hop band First Team, unleashed on the world and taking no prisoners!!!!

From Compton, Ca, Quanstar was originally exposed to hip hop at the age of 7 with his first cassette tape, “Radio” by LL Cool J, and instantly became a certified head. Seven years later he began honing his skills battling everyone and anyone who thought they were an emcee.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Thanksgiving Jumpoff - Emo's Lounge - November 23, 2006

Grüezi... hello from Switzerland! So what's going on back in the States?!? I'm freakin tired. It's about 3:25pm here. Just finished our project... boy was it crazy. Some long nights. Maybe now I can get some rest.

So on Nov 23rd at 10:30pm, Arson Optics, Element7D, Young Nick, Kaizen, Pop and Dresta will be holding a Thanksgiving Jumpoff with a tryptophanic trip. You know you can't stand hanging out with the 'rents for too long.

Here's some random Swedish Hip-Hop...

Monday, November 13, 2006

Rob Swift - Whisky Bar - November 18, 2006

Well... I just found out today that I'm headed to Zurich, Switzerland for work for a week starting tomorrow. So the AHHS might be out of commission for a little bit... but hopefully I'll be able to get online over there. I'm a little scrrrd cuz I'm going for a customer engagement and being an engineer I don't do much customer facing... but it'll be good experience... plus I think they just need a cute face. ;)

So... before I go... I wanna leave you guys with a little treat... Rob Swift, this Saturday, Nov 18th at the Whisky Bar with DJ Tats and Prince Klassen!!!!

I won't be able to make it, but let me know how it goes...

More info:

Rob Swift is a hip hop DJ and Turntablist.

Born and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens, Swift (born Robert Aguilar) initially got into DJing by watching his father and brother. “My dad was a salsa and merengue DJ. My brother learned how to scratch and do all the hip hop deejaying stuff on my dad’s equipment (without his permission) and I’d sit there and watch him. When I entered the sixth grade, I decided I wanted to learn.” So unlike those who got influenced through hip hop records, DMC and NMS tapes, or movies, Swift educated himself with the classic turntable beats of the early '80sNew York playground pioneers while listening to funk and jazz at home. “My older brother exposed me to all that,” he says. “All the stuff I create as a DJ is rooted in the songs that I heard from Bob James, Herbie Hancock and James Brown to Quincy Jones and old DJs like Grandmaster Flash and Grandwizard Theodore. That’s where my roots are.” In 1990, Swift enrolled as a student at Baruch College in New York and in 1995, graduated with a degree in psychology. “While I was deejaying I pursued college. Speech class and English serve a purpose, you know?” Some say that his education also translates into his cerebral style of scratching, juggling and making music.

Swift is a former member of the Turntablist group The X-ecutioners as of late 2005 and as of 2006; with Mike Patton’s latest project Peeping Tom.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Next - Alamo Drafthouse Downtown - November 30, 2006

Another great Planet Rock Party has come and gone... sigh... hope everyone made it out... Ernesto even made it out ;) with Charles... we even made a pit stop by Plush for the Tupac vs Biggie... afterwards our drunk asses decided to come back to my place and cut it up on the 1's and 2's and do a little break dancin'... until we realized it was too slippery and combined with drunkenness we were liable to hurt ourselves... we decided to quit while we were ahead and join Romeo at a taqueria for some dinnerfast (you know drunken meal between dinner and breakfast)... and that's where Romeo proceeded to school us on the history of Austin Hip Hop. Good times...

Now on to the show... DJ Mel's gonna be at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown spinnin' for the reception of the screening of the film Next: A Primer On Urban Painting... RSVP for the event here... the show is free with a Q and A afterwards with the director Pablo Aravena.

More info:

Here’s a stumper - if a graffiti artist takes can to canvas, not train car, and hangs it in a gallery, is it still graffiti? Even if the visual code of hip hop graf is intact, the hallowed laws of impermanence and reclaiming one’s turf have been compromised. So what do we call it now? “‘Post-graffiti’ is a term I could get comfortable with,” says local filmmaker Pablo Aravena. “Mind you, that’s what they called it in the early ’80s, when they started putting graf into galleries.” The working title of Aravena’s current documentary project is Next: A Primer on Urban Painting, suggesting another possible term for what the graf tradition has evolved into since its dawn in the Bronx almost three decades ago.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Blitz - Alamo Drafthouse Downtown - November 19, 2006

Just doin' a little work here at Texpresso... I didn't set my alarm so I missed rock climbing :( ... finishing up before the UT game and Planet Rock Party tonight... Texpresso's one of my fav coffee shops... what are some of your fav coffee shops? wireless is a must... no wireless, i no go...

Blitz and Zeale 32 are having a video release party at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown on Sunday, Nov 19th before the showing of Before the Music Dies. Which by the way is a cool documentary on the current state of the music industry... I love the Erykah Badu interviews. ;) Presale tix are $5... get them online here.

More info:

BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES tells the story of American music at this precarious moment. Filmmakers Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen traveled the country, hoping to understand why mainstream music seems so packaged and repetitive, and whether corporations really had the power to silence musical innovation. The answers they found on this journey–ultimately, the promise that the future holds–are what makes BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES both riveting and exhilarating.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Earth Raidaz - Austin Love Ministries - November 12, 2006

Always tryin' to bring something different to you guys... here's something out of left field... especially since I'm not a religious person... my parents are Buddhist... which really isn't a quote-unquote religion... well everything's a religion right... but I consider myself agnostic...

So these guys, Earth Raidaz, label themselves christian rap... have a pretty groovy sound...
they'll be at the Austin Love Ministries this Sunday, Nov 12th... gettin' drrrty drrrty with Virgin Mary... I wonder what kind of gang sign the lord throws down? he's so P.I.M.P. (Praise Is My Purpose) hahaha... I'm goin' to hell... ;)

Alright... going rock climbing tomorrow... we'll see if I'm alive at the Planet Rock Party tomorrow night... scrrrd.

Couldn't find a relevant video, so check this out... it's dope...

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lady Legacy - Tambaleo - November 15, 2006

I think this is the first time we've had a lady rapper posted... hope there are more to come...

Lady Legacy at Tambaleo on Wed, Nov 15th at 10:30pm... Hip Hop Hump Day! Check her out!

Man... I've got a bad headache. :(

More info:

"I'm realler than ya mornin' breath. And that, my dears, will always be the case when my voice grace a mic. There are many emcees high off their own shit but I'm high off da shit other people tell me 'bout my rhymes."

Born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Austin, TX , Lady Legacy has indeed started off in the rap game with nothing but realness. Life hasn't been a bed of roses for this ATX betty. From the dope game to the rap game like many who are leading the industry now, the game is still the same. Whoever has the A-1 makes the most money.

A-1 is definitely what Legacy has. With her label, 1205 (off 12th street with nothin' but $5), she is going to make the world know it's not alone. Everything everyone has every experienced will be addressed by the artists from 1205.

Stay tuned, Playa, there is more than meets the ear from the Lady Legacy...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Mike and Ike - Whisky Bar - November 17, 2006

Mike and Ike and In the Pocket at Whisky Bar on Nov 17th!

So during work today we went to Burger King for take out... we had a 11:30-1:00pm meeting... so we had to eat fast and drrrty... so I got my usual the number 1... whopper, fries and a dr pepper... then while sitting in the meeting... i'm like burpin up my whopper the whole time... you know how you can smell it coming up. mmmmh mmmh good... i got to eat that whopper twice... goin' down and comin' up. ;)

More info:

That classic sound is coming out of Austin, Texas, and its making noise in the hip hop scene as Mike & Ike present their debut album, Introducing Mike & Ike. The duo blends smart, but accessible lyrics with the infectious sounds of jazz and soul music to create a style that recalls the best elements of where rap music has been, but stays fresh and inventive, always looking toward the future. In a musical landscape full of studio gangsters rapping about how hard they are and money they may or may not actually have, Mike & Ike are a refreshing change of pace. Rather than fall into the all-too-common trap of preaching about what they are not, however, they choose to focus on what they are, and the original styles they bring. They kick intelligent rhymes that a wide range of people can relate to their own daily struggles and triumphs. The raps show that the two are aware of and concerned about social ills, but avoid becoming overly self-righteous or cliché in their treatment of them. Mike & Ike know when to be serious, but never lose sight of the idea that hip hop should be at least as much about the good as the bad, and maintain an overall positive and fun vibe on the album. Tracks such as "Classic Sound", "Home Invasion", and "Genie in Disguise" show that Mike & Ike have what it takes to bring their classic sound to the masses.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Nick Nack - Beauty Bar - November 18, 2006

Nick Nack patty wack give a dog a bone... this old man came rollin' home... remember the grade school song... o' the good ol' days...

DJ Nick Nack is gonna have Recess for all ya'll sucka's at the Beauty Bar on Sat, Nov 18th... so get yo ass out and prepare to be schooled.

Borat Sagdiyev: My moustache still tastes of your testes!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Table Manners Crew - Plush - November 11, 2006

Aww... Tupac & Biggie Forever! Our beloved Table Manners Crew are spinnin' tracks from the best rappers dead (well some think Tupac is still alive) all night long. And it's DJ Digg's bday too... so holla. The party's at Plush this Saturday, Nov 11th... and no cover before 11pm.

This'll be good since Beauty Bar is right around the corner from Plush, we can run back and forth between this and the Planet Rock Party. ;)

So went and watched Borat last night... oh lord... what a funny movie... I still can't get that hotel scene out of my mind! Good lord!

More info:

Runnin' (Dying to Live), by Tupac Shakur was the first released single from the posthumous soundtrack album Tupac: Resurrection (OST). The video contains interviews of both Tupac and Biggie. It is the only song from the album to feature a music video. The chorus is from Edgar Winter. The song won the award for "best soundtrack song" in 2003. It charted at #19 on The Billboard Hot 100. Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. originally recorded the song together in 1994.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Gutta Gang - Troubadour Saloon - November 12, 2006

That's so gutta... Gutta Gang's gonna be at Troubadour Saloon on Nov 12th for Organized Rhymes CD release... it's gonna be $10 at the door.

Gutta's one of the hottest rap groups coming out of the ATX. Look out for them!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

RockIt 6 - The Enchanted Forest - November 18, 2006

Now this looks like some crazy shit... The Enchanted Forest?!? Fire show by Sangre Del Sol?!? B-Boy City?!? Brownout?!? DJ Manny?!? Big Face?!? Super Sonic Soul Squad?!? WTF?!? Boomers?!? What?!? Nov. 18th?!? 8pm?!? Crazy!

Wow! I can't wait!

It got a bit nippy today didn't it?!? I hate when it gets cold... mostly cuz I don't have any warm clothes... I usually freeze my ass off... and I have no insulation (fat) to keep me warm. It's time to get a couple of boobies to keep me warm this winter. ;) But hey the NBA season started! Can't wait to see more of those Bron Bron commercials and listening to my (Fresh Off the Boat) Asian mom tell me how Yao is doing. She's so cute. :)

More info:

Sangré del Sol features stunning and extraordinary costume design and original fire props, with the option of integrating live music and graphic art installation. Their training includes hip-hop, West African, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin dance styles, as well as martial arts and theatre; all are represented in their complex and refined choreography. Available acts include fire-eating, breathing, body-burning, poi, staff, double batons, fans, crowns, horns, masks, bowl-balancing, hand torches, fire fingers, sticks, swords, hula-hoops, 10-ft. diameter fire ring, jack-in-the-box, bull whips, flaming sculptors, jump ropes, wings, brassieres, stilt walkers, glow props (for non-fire events), fire puppets, veils, and flags.