BAY AREA: Check out my first show of 2013 Friday 1/4 in Berkeley at the historic 924 Gilman Theater. This is going to be the venue’s first hip-hop show in its 25 year history. My brother Patience will be backing me up for my set, and DJ Delrokz is going to be holding down the 1’s and 2’s. Come out and rock with me!
BAY AREA! Get involved and give back this holiday season:
I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating in several charity drives this month. I’m working with several different people and organizations to try and raise toys for children and winter coats for the needy. If you’re in the San Francisco/Oakland area your support would be greatly appreciated. Here are some events going on THIS WEEKEND:
The homie L*Roneous throws toy drives every year, and this year he’s generously decided to throw one for the formerly-homeless families I work with in the Tenderloin. The goal is to collect 50 toys for boys and girls of all ages.
The SF chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation is celebrating its 7th anniversary by holding a coat drive. Their goal is to receive 300+ donations between now and January.
Break 4 Tots is an event sponsored by the Zulu Nation/Cloud 9 Tribe/Daily City Teens program. They are holding their 7th annual dance competition and canned food/toy drive for Daly City families.
This a complete list of when, where, and what you can donate- the cool thing is that they are all awesome events:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th:
582 Haight Street, San Francisco CA
DJs Deeandroid, Koo-C, Tay, & Jusone will be spinning classic hip-hop and punk rock to examine the history between the two genres.
Accepting: Canned food & coats
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th:
10 6th St. San Francisco CA
Dj Sake One in the mix all night long on his Frisco Jones alone! 10 pm - 2 am
Grant & Green Saloon
1371 Grant Ave. San Francisco CA
Venture into North Beach for some Troubleman… Dj Troubleman, that is. fresh tunes broadcast from 10 pm - 2 am
1337 Mission St, San Francisco CA
SF All Tribes Zulu Nation 7 year anniversary party with DJs Apollo, Koo-C, Sake One, TD Camp, and Delrokz
Chopsticks Urban Art Space
2201 14th Ave. Oakland CA
You like street art? How about stickers? This is a sticker party for all ages of “slap” enthusiasts. noon - 8 pm
Luka’s Taproom & Lounge
2221 Broadway, Oakland CA
Dj Kevvy Kev & guests live in the mix for some funky “SMOOVE” rhythms. your favorite Dj’s favorite Dj. 10 pm - 2 am
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th:
Bayshore Community Center
450 Martin St, Daly City CA
7th Annual Break 4 Tots b-boy competition
Accepting: Toys and canned food
If you would like to support but cant make it out to any of the events, you can drop off toys or donations to the Solidarity Co-Op, 800 Larkin (at Eddy) - Monday thru Friday noon - 6 pm. To arrange to donate canned food or coats, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
So there you have it! Three days to donate canned food, coats, and/or toys in San Francisco, Daly City, and Oakland! If you have the time to make it to at least ONE of these locations and the resources to participate, please come through!
TOMORROW NIGHT! Please support the Solidarity Organizing Project (SOP) of Balboa High School as they host the Youth Solidarity Fair. I will be performing as well as many others, check out this video for more details.
Dia de los Muertos event tonight in SF! Honoring those killed by police & state violence. I will be performing and there’ll be some great guest speakers in the house. Please come through and support!
This Wednesday in San Francisco! Come out and witness some great performances featuring Z-Man, C-Plus, Hopie, Rey Resurreccion, White Mic of Bored Stiff, and yours truly.
I know it’s random but I just have to ask: What’s up with all these JANKY PROMOTERS. First I gotta say that the whole pay-to-play system is garbage. How can you charge artists for something THEY’RE supposed to be getting paid for?? Even the whole selling presale tickets hustle is BS- we’re musicians not scalpers! How can you bring nationally-known artists to the Bay and fill the opening slots with a bunch of wack rappers just because they broke you off? Where’s your dignity! Don’t you understand that these cats come in from out of town, see a bunch of wack openers and reflect that on the WHOLE BAY!! How many promoters are putting together diverse, creative lineups on shows? How many are putting together shows to breathe life into the local scene and pushing local talent and culture? Do your events ever have some type of uplifting theme or message? Or are you all about making money and getting people drunk??? Most of y’all wont put someone on a show unless they have some type of “buzz.” Well people can get a buzz from the internet, radio, whatever but they also can get on through LIVE SHOWS!! And I’ve seen plenty of “buzzing” artists whose live shows are straight WACK! Does that matter to you?? Do you want to develop talent or just follow the trends?? And NEWSFLASH- it’s YOUR job to bring people out to the show, NOT the artist! If someone doesn’t have a huge buzz and/or name recognition, then push the show and their music towards the type of crowd you think will appreciate it!! Find new ways to get the word out there. Make these shows accessible to the general public and to the youth! Not everyone can get into 21+ clubs, and not everyone can afford to pay 10, 15, 20, 25 bucks at the door you whores!! Stop putting together shows where up-and-coming DJs and artists are passed over just so you can put a bunch of YOUR FRIENDS on the bill! Tired of all the politics and circle-jerking in the Bay. That’s why I’ve been travelling and giving priority to free, all-ages, community-based events. And don’t get me wrong, I know some promoters who are actually on point and bust their ass to bring quality events to their city- salute- BUT I BARELY KNOW ANY IN THE BAY AREA! Frisco, Oakland, Richmond, San Jo, etc. are full of quality artists who don’t get the right shine because of you janky fucks! I encourage all my fellow artists to push the same line and go hard on these suckas! And for the rest of y’all just watch- a time will come when we take back control of these live shows and give these wack promoters the boot- I’m talking tarred & feathered and chased out of town by an angry mob!! Haha. Just some stuff that’s been on my mind. I could easily write just as much if not more about you faulty DJs, radio hosts, bloggers, and other rappers but I’ll save that for another time… any thoughts?
This Friday I’m doing a benefit concert for the young people of Seattle. Watch this video to find out more and please support! Spread the word, donate to the youth organization, and if you’re in the area COME THROUGH!
Come out to the premiere of “The Inspiration” music video featuring @telliprego & @PATIENCESFC, directed by @LeftLanetheKid, Thursday March 1st at John Colins in SF. @TDCamp will be in the mix spinning hip-hop videos all night. See you there!