Monday, December 12, 2005

Chinky Eyed Fridays Presents FunkDoobiest Live At The Knitting Factory

CEB Events continues to host the hottest underground hip-hop shows in Hollywood. From The GZA to Psycho Realm, Chinky Eyed brings the illest underground emcees to ever rock the microphone to the West Side! This last Friday was no exception as CEB had the funkiest one onstage!

The line was filled out the door and around the block and underground heads waited patiently for the stars of the night. Funk Doobiest, Sabac of Non Phixion in his first LA show, and Mr. Hyde of Circle Of Tyrants were in the house! This was a night of true underground sounds and old school favorites, and the crowd was ready to rock! I made my way through the line with the rest of the LSLA crew and hit the door and after a quick stop at the bar, we settled in and watched the show.

Mr. Hyde was the first to perform, and he tore it down early! The crowd was amped for the Circle of Tyrants emcee as he took the girls back to the barn of the naked dead! After that it was time for the Sabacolypse, as Sabac got on stage! The LA crowd showed him mad love as his first show in Los Angeles was off the chain. After terrorizing the crowd, it was time for the headliner, Funk Doobiest, to take it back to 93! Son Doobie and Raplh M the Mexican rocked the house and reminded the crowd at the Knitting Factory which Doobie they B! As Son skip around the stage, he went through his hit songs like “The Funkiest”, “I’m Shittin’ On Em”, “Freak Mode”, “Rock On” and of course “Bow Wow Wow”. I was trippin' for a minute, catching hip-hop flashbacks of me bumpin' "The Funkiest" up and down Lafayette Road waaaaaaaay back in the day in Tennessee! It was good to see Son Doobie and Ralph getting busy again, and the rest of the crowd seemed to feel the same way!

Hip-hop’s elite stopped by to show some love to Son Doobie as well. We managed to chop it up backstage with Mr. Hyde, Mellow Man Ace and 2Mex stopped by to show some love. We even bumped into Adrian Grenier, star of HBO’s hit show Entourage, backstage! Seems he was next door, performing with his bandThe Honey Brothers” while FunkDoobiest was onstage. He kicked it with us for a second and rocked a ill (and I do mean ill) beat box while Mellow Man Ace kicked a freestyle. It’s a classic Hip-Hop Hollywood moment, and we got the exclusive video clips and interviews at Live Streams! For pictures from the show, make sure you check out

All in all, it was another great night of hip-hop music brought to you by CEB Events. Make sure you check out the next show. Shouts to Swess, 501er, PickOne, Mr. Hyde, Sabac, Mellow Man Ace, Adrian Grenier, Son Doobie, Ralph and everyone that showed us love at the show!


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Sunday, December 11, 2005

RRG # 16-And It's Good Too!

Really Really Good

What’s the word? Hope your ready for the holidays and everything is everything in your neck of the hoods. Speaking of hoods, big up to Schenectady on the check in! I see you out there! Save me an after holiday plate, yaoming!?!

The holiday rush has taken over big time out here in Hollywood. Last week saw an incredible 4 day event sponsored by Hennessey, with hip-hop legend Supernatural hosting, along with a Kanye West after party. Make sure you check out the full report, pictures and videos over at Much thanks to Chang and the Guerilla Union crew, Supernat and everyone that fell through and showed some love!

This weekend was filled with hip-hop events as well, as Chinky Eyed Fridays had Funk Doobiest, Sabac Red of Non-Phixion, and Mr. Hyde at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. Guru was in town as well, but I missed that one. The next night, The Normandie Casino welcomed the legendary Blastmaster KRS-One to LA! Be on the lookout for video footage from all the events at!

So yeah, Festivus is in full swing and I’m catching everything moving and more for you! Be on the look out for more exclusive reviews and previews as I have True Crime: New York City and a few music CDs to holla at you about real quick.

Random links, and stuff flooding my inbox!

Velocity Code:
House production crew hailing out of Southern California, Velocity Code has enjoyed great success early on with their first single “Beautiful Outside” racing up music charts this year. The upcoming year looks promising for them, as they have recently signed a exclusive digital distribution deal with System Recordings and Proper Talent.

Check them out at and and tell them Q sent ya!


Still Tippin' ...sort of... --------------

Rest in peace

Some audio clips of Richard Pryor via

Super Nigger -1968
Exorcist - 1974
Monkeys - 1978
Ali - 1978
Southern Hospitality - 1983

The Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne, The Cure and The Postal Service will be featured artist on the new CD "Make Some Noise". The CD is being released by Amnesty International and will use songs written by John Lennon.

The Black Eyed Peas will release a cover of "Power to the People," and The Cure takle the song "Love". The mp3s are available as online downloads via . Make sure you check the site out for the singles.


Skateboard P aka Parrell Williams is about to drop his solo CD, "In My Mind". You can check his media player for the current single "Can I Have It Like That" as well as "Angel" here and at the links below.
From the inbox:

You can be the first to preview the newest Nore - Reggatone single - from the up and coming LP "Welcome to Bang City" debuting on Rah Sun's Album Bang City.
With songs from Nore, Eric Sermon, Chavito, Royal Flush and G Unit's Frenchy.


CD Review: T.O.K. “Unknown Language”

The New York Times calls T.O.K. "the word’s greatest dancehall-reggae boy band" with good reason. With their blend of harmony and dancehall toasting, the young group continues to win new fans worldwide. With their past hits like “Gal You Ah Lead” & “Hit ‘Em Hit”, & “My Crew, My Dawg” paving the way, the Jamaican group has returned with their new CD, “Unknown Language”.

The CD has been in stores since June, and judging from the rave reviews it has gotten so far, several songs off the CD are sure to be on your favorite DJ’s play lists for a while.
The lead song by far is “Footprints” a song inspired by the classic Mary Steven’s poem. It has since become an anthem for anyone who has gone through tragedy. The song continues to be a radio hit nationwide, and the CD has a few other radio ready cuts up it’s sleeve.

Reggaeton/hip-hop star Pitbull teams up with the Taking Over Kingston crew, on “She’s Hotter”. “Tell Me If You Still Care” borrows the S.O.S. Band’s famous song for a nice R&B twist. “Hey Ladies” has more than enough energy for your club dance floor, while “Survivior” takes the same riddim Sean Paul rode on “We Be Burning”. “Gal You Ah Lead” is on here as well, in case you didn’t get it the first time around, as is the pure fire riddim of “Neck Breakers”. All in all, T.O.K. have not only taken over Kingston, but the entire world with this new one.

Final Verdict-T.O.K. “Unknown Language”= The official word in the new dancehall swing! Nuff respect!


“Footprints” audio page

T.O.K. Website

TOK garners second Boom Shot nomination in Vibe Awards
Kevin Jackson, Jamaica Observer writer
Friday, October 14, 2005

T.O.K. Yahoo page

My Space Hip Hop Music Pages


A while back, I saw a post on the people on MySpace with weird hair styles that looked like super hero wigs or something. In the spirit of MySpace surfing, I have put together a list of MySpace Hip Hop Music pages that have some heat, in no particular order. (if MySpace is up and running, that is…)

Vast Aire

Count Bass D



Dilated Peoples

Styles Of Beyond

Saul Williams


Joe Buddens


Black Wall Street

50 Cent (?)


Mike Jones

Paul Wall


DJ Green Lantern

LA Symphony

Jae Millz

Mr. Lif


Jade Fox

Boom Bap Project

Mr. Hill


DJ Scene

Lil Wayne

The Roots

Snoop Dogg

DJ Quik (With MySpace drop)

Kanye West


Juelz Santana

Lil Jon

Lil Scrappy


Jin Da Emcee


Keak Da Sneak

Fort Minor

Three Six Mafia


Young Jezzy


MF Doom

Viktor Vaughn

Danger Doom




Prodigal Sunn

Killer Priest

Hell Razah

4th Disciple

Inspecta Deck

DJ Muggs

The Alchemist

Tha Alkaholiks

Juelz Santana

Ill Bill


Lord Sear

Boot Camp Click-Duck Down

DJ Vlad

Chinky Eyed



Icon The Mic King