Friday, June 17, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - SAGE FRANCIS TO APPEAR AT ROCK THE BELLS FESTIVAL!
Rock the Bells is going to be crazy! Big shouts to Guerilla Union and everyone involved in this one! I will be there wearing a few hats, multi-tasking and enjoying the show! With Sage coming back after last years “show”, this one is going to be a Polaroid moment for sure.
“After putting on an incredible set at the 2004 Rock The Bells Festival, where SAGE "involved" the audience by firing a salvo of broccoli into the crowd, Chuck D of Public Enemy commented, "Sage Francis is just being himself… SAGE seemed to take delight in taunting some of the more conservative hip-hop fans in attendance. This ultimately culminated with SAGE performing his politically charged song "Makeshift Patriot" in his underwear to "...reward the crowd for being so nice."
Stay tuned for more info!
~Sounds Of The Underground Tour!
The Sounds Of The Underground Tour Is In Demand, On Demand and in your home!
“Music Choice, the pioneer in music programming in 40 Million homes is the exclusive TV sponsor of the Sounds Of The Underground Tour. To support this tour, they are currently airing a "MC Exclusive" 30 minute Video On-Demand program to 7 million Comcast Digital Cable and Comcast High-Speed Internet homes across the country. The SOTU On-Demand special will be available from June 1st to July 31st.”
The Sounds Of The Underground’s featured video Red Chord “Antman” video link!
~Hick Hop Rules!
Continuing the hip-hop country movement and challenging Cowboy Troy’s spot, Asylum St. Spankers brings hip-hop to country music. You be the judge. Kinda reminds me of The Rappin’ Duke or something Everlast forgot to do. Continued proof of the power of hip-hop and why such power must be used wisely!!
2005 Charlie Pride yaoming!
“Penned by Spankers' co-founder and co-frontman Wammo, the song "Hick Hop" (a blend of hip hop and country) has been recorded and released on two separate CDs - one of Wammo's 3 solo CDs and the last Asylum St. Spankers CD - and on the band's DVD "Sideshow Fez……Wammo would be happy to go hat to hat and boot to boot with Cowboy Troy on a Hick Hop throw-down. A verbal duel, new old-west style. What could be more Hick Hop than that?"
Videos from the DVD "Sideshow Fez" shot at the Fez Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, on August 15, 2003
Audio from the Wammo album, "Faster than the Speed of Suck" recorded 1997, released 2001.
Audio from the Asylum Street Spankers album "Mercurial" recorded March 2003, released February 2004.
Final Verdict=Really Dirty South! Coming to a mobile home park near you!
~Welcome To Jamrock!
The FADER gives Damian Marley his first magazine cover!
On newsstands June 21st! Check the Damian Marley’s video “Welcome To Jamrock” and grab a copy of The FADER while your at it! (shouts to Different Kitchen for the sidebar link! Good looking out)
~Q.Rock639 song picks of the weekend!
Redman-Gilla House Check!-link from HipHopGame.com
Green Day-Jesus Of Suburbia
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 8:48 PM
aka....Nigga Please!! (RIP ODB)
Nader's very unpleasant N-gagement
aka..Don't You Call Me (or yourself) Nigger, Nader!
Nader Drops The N-Bomb! here
aka...Left Hand Dap!
Not for nothing, he may be a little nutty, but between him and the rest of the folitrickans running the race(s), who would you rather vote for? Someone who calls YOU a nigger(or paki) or someone who calls THEMSELVES a nigger?
No Sharpton or Jackson jokes please...
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 4:10 PM
(I do watch the Sci-Fi channel to get my Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and old Star Trek on...)
Subliminal Ads Pop Up on Sci-fi Channel
(and I do have Progressive, click Sci-Fi Subliminals..note to self..pay insurance bill ASAP!!)
(And I do like this group even thought anyone can see the kinda suck..)
Franz Ferdinand's Second LP Might Make You Feel Inexplicably Happy
Stairway To Heaven
My Name Is..
Know the ledge....don't fall asleep!
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 10:17 AM
I don't know. Caroline from El Monte is kinda hot! But so is Rumi and Amanda from Hawaii "gives people wings". Jessica from Boston...that's love!
This voting thing may take a while...shouts to Spy Club for the link look...
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 12:47 AM
is over here at BlogCritics.org! Check them out and tell them Q sent you!!!
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 12:06 AM
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Did you feel that?!?!
Time: roughly 10 minutes before 2pm PST
As I sat in my office I felt the ground start to shake. Just as soon as I could say earthquake, it was gone.
Reports are coming in now, calling it a 5.3 but they are not sure if it was a quake or an aftershock.
This makes the 3rd earthquake in a month if it IS a earthquake. I'm starting to think my decision to move to Los Angeles was a very bad idea. I know true West Coasters brush this type of thing off their shoulder and continue with their lattes, but for me it is a bit unnerving. Tsunami warnings, earthquakes and tremors are becoming a way of life out here.
I'm sure more accurate reports are coming in now, I'll keep you posted on anything major. If you are on the West Coast, buckle up!
A few links on the not so big move...
Go to these links as well.
Sound like no damage was done and all is well. Let's just hope that's it for now.
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 4:55 PM
THE CASIO RZ-1
Q's been on it since back then, yao ming!
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 4:50 PM
That's whats up! Of course I had that joint. "Ask anybody from my class, they'll tell you!"
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 12:11 AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
~Gotta love those Cali vibes!
~I spend way to much time over here lately when I should be doing something productive, like finishing stories to try and pitch or figure out why the server to the other site is always down!!
(any suggestions on dependable host?)
~Chevelle next single is "Panic Prone" Holla at me and I might be able to get you tickets to a show!
Date City Venue.
7/8 - Chicago, IL Ã¢ÂÂ NASCAR @ Chicagoland Route 66 Raceway
7/9 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian (w/Taproot)
7/11 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre (w/Taproot)
7/12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit (w/Taproot)
7/14 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's (w/Taproot)
7/15 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues (w/Taproot)
7/16 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's (w/Taproot)
7/18 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners (w/Taproot)
7/19 - Pittston Township, PA @ The Staircase (w/Taproot)
7/21 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino (w/Taproot)
7/22 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street (w/Taproot)
7/23 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues (w/Taproot)
7/25 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (w/Taproot)
7/26 - Dewey Beach @ Bay Center (w/Taproot)
7/28 - Norfolk, VA @ Radio Show (w/Taproot)
7/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (w/Taproot)
7/30 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance (w/Taproot)
8/1 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre (w/Taproot)
8/2 - Boston, MA @ The Roxy (w/Taproot)
8/3 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (w/Taproot)
8/5 - Myrtle Beach @ House of Blues (w/Taproot)
8/6 - Atlanta, GA @ "Downtown Rocks @ Underground" (w/Taproot)
8/8 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (w/Taproot)
8/9 - Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing (w/Taproot)
8/11 - Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnace (w/Taproot)
8/12 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre (w/Velvet Revolver)
8/14 - Madison, WI @ Willow Island (w/Taproot)
8/16 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air (w/Taproot)
8/17 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note (w/Taproot)
8/18 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion (w/Velvet Revolver)
8/20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Aladdin (w/Velvet Revolver)
8/21 - Tucson, AZ @ Valencia Anselmo (w/Velvet Revolver)
~There's Something About Mary
~Speaking of Mary and Vibes and Stuff, The 9th Annual Erotica Los Angeles convention was an eye opening experience to say the least. It was filled with vendors of all kinds, music blasting, cars, lights, and of course more porno stars than you could shake a limp bizkit at!! After walking circles around the huge room and venturing the mini maze booths that broke up the arena, I was literally dizzy and felt the waves of TMAATS Syndrome. (Too Much Azz and Titty Syndrome...happens occasionally at really crunk parties and expensive gentlemen's clubs. Look it up.) I shook it off, like a trooper and continued navigating the carnal maze.
The event seemed to please all, as the crowd was mixed, well mannered and behaved. It looked liked all of LA was in there on Saturday. Young college types(boys and girls), computer & comicbook nerd types, couples, freaks, b-boys and vatos, some people that looked like someone else in your family, and some other people thdefinitelytly did NOT look like anyone in your family were all there! Oh and of course, beautiful girls for days!
"Don't front. You want me!"
Odd moment #1-While walking in one direction while looking at some random sex goddess in the other direction, I walked right into this dude who looked like he was from East LA. Yaoming?, white tee, khaki shorts, LA tattoo on his neck. Anyway dude is rolling deep and I'm in this piece for dolo. I walk into duke real hard, so hard I knock shit out of his hand type of hard. For a second I'm like "oh sh!t, I knocked dudes sh!t down and stepped on his esais kicks." So I'm like, "My fault homie, I was looking over at the girl on the Spearmint Rhino stage" and dude starts laughing like, "I was looking over here at her, not watching where I was going!" This same scene might not have ended as well in a club but here at Erotica Los Angeles, love is love! We both got signatures and pictures from her and her and kept it moving!
A "no flashing" rule was in effect so everyone stayed clothed. I think this helped keep the vibe kinda light and playful. It wasn't as over the top as I hear some of them can be. Everyone seemed polite and talkative and the crowd was fairly tame. There were a ton of girls signing pictures and DVDs, dancing, and working the crowd. Everyonce in a while you'd walk into a big hurdle where someone was posing for pictures, or giving a lap dance without a chair, stage, or anything else really. One stage I saw was so small that my arm could have reached clear across it. How the girl managed to do a dance on it at all truly was amazing. Your favorite porn chick was there at one point, and so was mines ! Like a true idiot, I did not take my camera and I was not going to buy another one. Whatever, I got tons of freebies and email addresses! (feel free to hate me now!)
Big shouts out to Brittany Andrews, Julia Ann, Alexis Silver, Sativa Rose and Justine Joli!
More links on the convention
Pics from the convention(not mine)
~The Los Angeles Film Festival is this week. I'm going to see "Hustle and Flow" tonight. I'll let you know how it is! If you have the hook up for this and want it reviewed by your boy Q, holla at me!
~Sorry for missing the KMK show folks..I got caught up at the Standard up the road and they served me some really strong Jack & Cokes. (way 2 faded and way 2 many cops on Sunset!) See you next time!
~That song "Georgia" by Luda is crazzzy!!
~X Games XI are coming to LA in August! Again, right around the corner and down the block!
~Song of the day!
"Hollywood Swinging" - Kool and The Gang
~Joke of the day--A Real WANGsta
Q: What did the left leg say to the right leg?
A: That one in the middle thinks he's hard
Don't front, that's funny!
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 4:59 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Sway & King Tech presents Back 2 Basics
Sway & King Tech came with it for this one. The line up is crazy with Chino XL and Crooked I getting the most shine but mad heads representing on this one. Here’s the run down.
1. "Intro"-RZA drops science on the history of hip-hop on this airy intro and gets you ready for the ride.
2. "Everything"- Sly Boogie- Way too fonky! Sly Boogie taking over “Everything”. The beat is a wide open neck snapper and Sly does his thing.
3. "Watch Closer" - Chino XL is back with this one! Tracy Lane heats up the hook and Chino warms up the mike.
4. "I Wish U Would"-Royce The 5’9”, Chino XL, & Cannibus-First collabo cut on the CD. Three heavyweight emcees flip verses on a nasty bell ringing beat produced by Kwame. Chino gets the award for illest verse on the track. ”I noticed your CD for .99 cent, what, blanks CDs are a dollar fifty, you’d make more if you shut the fuck up!”
5. "Ill Hip Hop"-Juice-Juice kicks it on a low key Panik produced track and reflects on his early days as an emcee.
6. Skit-Thoughts on how to make a good album-ok for a skit..
7. "I Don’t Think So"-Kam w. Tracy Lane-Kam sets it off and lets it be known what he is stands for. "Will you see Kam rockin’ pink? I Don’t Think So."
8. "Enough Beef" - Common, Chino XL, and Royce Da 5"9'-DJ Premier produced track heavy on the BK swing and tight lyrics from Royce, Common and Chino XL.
9. Skit-Batteries not included.
10. "We Don’t Give A .."-Kallihan feat. Hellraiza-Hip Hop track with Kallihan rippin the verse and Hellraiza on the raga hook.
11. "Watch What You Do"-Crooked I-Stragiht LA with this one. Funky,drooppy bassline slinks over the conga lit track. Crooked I is tight and does it again on this one.
12. "Wake Up Show Anniversary freestyle (2000)"-Chino XL-Vintage Chino live freestyle! Starting with LA, Chino runs down the line and drops some unreleased hip hop quotables.
13. "Trouble"-Chino XL-Tracey Lane hold it down again and sings the hook for this one. Chino is on it again, “have you talking through a wire like Kanye West”
14. "23 Degrees"-Dirty Birdy-Ill panning and phasing effects on the vocal start of this track and get your attention early on. The beat turns silky smooth with key pads and electric guitar wails in the hook. Dirty Birdy flexes styles on the mic and puts in a decent cut.
16. "Better Days"-Self Scientific-Yeah kid. Another nice on with Self Scientific dropping science for real. Too real for radio!
17. "High Fidelity"-DJ Revolution- DJ Revolution warming up the turntables and getting his scratch on. The sound frequency break down toward the end is tight and educational. “Now you’re an expert!”
18. "Hands to the Sky"-Verb & Rock-G shit to ride to. 64 Chevy music, yao ming? I don't know much about Verb & Rock, but they cut is alright. Not one of my favorites but not bad.
19. "I Love The Ghetto"-Crooked I-Another one to floss to. Crooked I shows love to the hood.
20. "Hit The Deck (Outro)"-Crooked I-The last track is another next level track by King Tech. Nice close up to a very solid CD.
Final Verdict: "Sway & King Tech presents Back 2 Basics" = BANGING!
The CD puts alot of great talent together on some tight beats. Not a lot of fast forward stuff on here other than the intros. If you do fast forward or rewind, it's because you want to hear something else again, and that's a good thing. Cop this CD!
Update: Almost forgot about the extra DVD that comes with this one! Bonus interviews, freestyles and various fly sh!t are on here for you. Chino XL's live freestyle is on here, so are appearances by Self Scientific, Canibus, Crooked I, Kam and of course Sway and King Tech!
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 8:07 PM
Monday, June 13, 2005
"A jury acquitted Michael Jackson on Monday of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch - exonerating the pop star who insisted he was the victim of mother-and-son con artists and a prosecutor with a vendetta.."
"One of his lawyers burst into tears as the first verdicts were announced.."
Posted by Q.Rock639 at 5:46 PM