live: through the mic at lacma

last night was an amazing night for LA hip hop.

blu & exile. how good is their chemistry? below the heavens was my shit and maybe one day has gotten major play lately. loooved watchin ex kill it on the mpc. fashawn and some of the dirty science crew came out too.

madlib cuttin it up

urban lights never gets old

gangsta gibbs lookin kinda like pac hah. dude knows how to put on a show tho… glad i finally saw him live.

taken from my girl’s [@kristinapolk] instagram. my fav shit, the country boy, is now the obama special! man has it really been that long?

photos: remnants of summer

i really need to step up my photography skills! but here are leftovers from summer. so many keen moments not captured on camera but that’s ok. the weather lately has got me in denial that summer is over yet. yes, i realize it’s mid-sept already.

Live: September events in LA

The fun never stops.

This Saturday I’m going to see Pretty Lights with DJ Shadow at the Shrine!

Tickets here.

Through the Mic Series at LACMA

LOVE this collaboration of LACMA and Murs, which LACMA calls “An extension of conversations around intersections of ctmpy art and film, art and music and art and performance.” Went to the launch of the series back in May with 3MG (Murs, Eligh, Scarub) and it was a really dope event with Urban Lights as the backdrop.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib (DJ Set) Peep their Thuggin’ EP.

Blu & Exile.

Below the Heavens (2007)

Maybe One Day EP (2012)

Nocando.

Tickets here. (Sold out)

Wonder-FULL is back! Don’t wait in line (made that mistake last year) and cop your tickets now while they’re still $9 ($12 total inc. fees). Tickets will sell out, the line will be long, and your feet will not stop grooving! So excited for this and DJ Spinna is one of my top 5 DJs for sure. Wonder-Full, an annual event dedicated to the great Stevie Wonder.  Featuring Brooklyn NY native DJ Spinna, one of the world’s most respected DJ/Taste maker/Producer, spinning all Stevie exclusives, covers, samples & remixes.

The Echo

$9 Presale | $15 Advanced | $20 Door

21+ 9PM-2:30AM

Tickets here

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(love this flyer!)

ArtDontSleep & Mochilla present: East Side Story at The Mayan Theater.

Presale Tickets: www.ArtDontSleep.com
15$ Early Bird | 20$ General Admission | 25$ Door Entry

6pm-12am :: 21 + Wiser

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parting is such sweet sorrow

Goodbye, Summer. Bring it, Fall.

lists: that shit i do like

1. clothes fresh out the dryer

2. green lights when i’m running late

3. record digging

4. pickles

5. cartography

travel: hoNEIGHmooning in montreal

this post has been stuck in draft limbo. oops. this trip happened in the beginning of july. being the patriotic americans that we are, me and my neighsbro set off to canada for july 4th hah.

why montreal? that’s the number one question we got from both our friends and the people we met in montreal lol. even though it’s not a hotbed for tourists, it was probably one of my favorite trips. live music, architecture, bike-friendly streets, the FOOOD, and the european feel of the city. my favorite thing about montreal is the PEOPLE! met so many chill folks.

they don’t really play rap in bars doe.

it’s grimy, politically charged, diverse, eccentric… a very unique city.  air canada overbooked my return flight which means $200 voucher and comin back fo dat ass! (ok, maybe toronto instead heh)

highlights:

montreal central hostel

fitz & follwell bike tour

kalmunity live improv lyricists, poets, singers, and musicians

o’thym the food is top notch.. oh and its BYOB

piknik electronik  if the do-over and soulnic had a baby this would be it and its BYOB.

music: top 3 favorite tracks with sleigh bell samples

not so festive sleigh bells

i love me a funky bassline and some horns, but hearing sleigh bells on a track adds a delicate richness that IMO complements a strong lyricist nicely.

1. nas- halftime (prod. by large pro)

2. pete rock & cl smooth – one in a million (prod. by pete rock)

3. presto ft. blu – pour another glass (prod. by presto)

i’m missing something huh? this is all i can think of hah

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