Wednesday, June 17, 2009


K so BARNBURNAZ is like my party-throwing-gruppa with my dudes Stephen Hawk and Durag. A couple weeks ago we went around lookin' for places to DJ and Sutra Tiki Bar just got back to me, so we're doin' this! Let's hear it for a good turnout!

Friday, June 12, 2009

"superman that socialism, waterboard that terrorism"...

I'm asking these dudes nicely.  Here are a few possible plans of action for them to consider:

A) Become a parody group. Of course this would require them to first become actually good at rapping. I'd also suggest cutting the video length in half, because anything over three minutes these days just doesn't scream "comedy" to me.

B) Continue being serious. Yer still gonna hafta learn how to rap though.

C) Stop. Just...stop.

You can go ahead and be the only conservative at your college, I'm fine with that. But please please please please PLEASE could you not RAP about it? I would even theoretically be okay (or at least indifferent) with conservative hip-hop if it was done WELL! I mean, I ain't got a problem ridin' with my top down, listenin' to Jesus Muzik:

And on the other side, I'll admittedly get tired of preachy liberal hip-hop. But even though they also tend to sacrifice form for content, I can't think off-the-top-of-my-head of a leftist rapper that is just sooooo bad at rapping like The Young Cons.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Skratch Bastid - June 13 at Revival

I saw this dude open for Thunderheist a month or so ago, and thought The Phoenix was significantly lacking in bass that night, they had some pretty decent camera projections up so you could see exactly what he was doing.

It made me think: If one was unfamiliar with turntablism, and was just listening to it, it may seem unimpressive. One might say, "they're just repeating the same thing, and it's not even really on beat!" But if you can see it, or at least know what looping with turntables entails, it's pretty amazing.

Skratch Bastid is playing a special show at Revival on Saturday June 13.

video produced by NuFunk