Monday, February 27, 2006

SXSW Complete Hip Hop Schedule

So as not to look like a snobby little bitch here is the complete hip hop list for SXSW this year. ALl info is subject to change but shit its going down like this. I may get a few changes in actions LIKE I NEED PLAN B ON MY PSEUDO INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE NOT COMPETING WITH IT. But whatever we shall see. UK cats please put a word in to 679, they dont listen to me. They don't need to be competing with Sway. Looking like TTC wont be here so I have a prime slot for Plan B. Better than headlining over a bunch of rock cats at Maggie frickin' Maes. HELP!

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Antone's (213 W 5th St) (All Ages)
12:30 a.m. - k-os - Whitby, ON

Back Room (2015 E Riverside Dr) (All Ages)
HoustonSoReal, Ozone Magazine and Oxy Cottontail Present
1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Chamillionaire, Houston, TX
12:30- – 1:00 a.m. - Big Tuck & DSR, Dallas, TX
12:00 – 12:20 – Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci, Dallas, TX
11:30 – 11:55 – K-Rino, Houston, TX
11:00 – 11:20 - Mr. Blakes, Garland, TX
10:30 – 10:50 - Young Bleed, Baton Rouge, LA
10:10 – 10:25 - Grit Boys, Houston, TX
9:50 – 10:05 - Kiotti, Houston, TX
9:30 – 9:45 - Rob G, Houston, TX
9:00 – 9:20 - Balance, Oakland, CA
8:30 – 8:50 – Steve Austin, Dallas, TX
8:00 – 8:30 - DJ Chill & Rapid Ric
DJ for night DJ Chill & Rapid Ric

Club One 15 (115 San Jacinto St) (21+)
HoustonSoReal Presents
1:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Barely Broke Family featuring Redd, ATX
1:00 – 1:20 a.m. – Go-Gettas Ent. Feat. Abstraq the Grindologist, Beaumont, TX
12:30 – 12:50 a.m. - GT Block Bleedaz, Beaumont, TX
12:00 – 12:20 a.m. - Deep, Houston, TX
11:30 p.m. – 11:50 p.m. – V-Zilla, Houston, TX
11:00 – 11:20 p.m. - Lower Life Form, Houston, TX
10:30 – 10:50 p.m. PKT, Houston, TX
10:00 – 10:20 p.m. – X-Trct, Houston, TX
9:30 – 9:50 p.m. - Zeale, ATX
9:00 – 9:20 p.m. - Poetic Asylum, ATX
8:30 – 8:50 p.m. - V-Roc, ATX
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Hydroponic Sound System, Dallas, TX
DJ for night – Hydroponic Sound System, Dallas, TX
Host Brotha K

La Zona Rosa (612 W 4th St) (All Ages)
10:00 p.m. - 10:20 p.m. - Jean Grae, New York, NY
10:25 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. - Talib Kweli, New York, NY

Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St) (18+)
8:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. - Sharkey, Washington, DC
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Apathy, Connecticut
11:00 p.m. - 12:100 a.m. - Jedi Mind Tricks, Philadelphia, PA
12:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. - Immortal Technique, New York, NY

Room 710 (710 Red River St) (21+)
10:15 p.m. 10:45 p.m. - Subtitle, Los Angeles, CA


Back Room (2015 E Riverside Dr) (All Ages)
HoustonSoReal and Ozone Magazine Presents
1:10 a.m. - 2 a.m. - Devin the Dude, Houston, TX
12:15 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Blowfly, Miami, FL
11:45 p.m. - 12:05 a.m. - Chingo Bling, Houston, TX
11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Jean Grae, Brooklyn, NY
10:15 - 10:45 p.m. – Josh Martinez & Sleep are the Chicharones, Vancouver, BC, Canada
9:30 - 10 p.m. - Rapid Ric & The Whut it Dew Family – Magno, Mr. Blakes, Chalie Boy, Ryno
9:00 - 9:25 – Money Waters, Dallas, TX
8:30 - 8:45 -
8:00 - 8:30 - DJ Chill
DJ for night DJ Chill

Club One 15 (115 San Jacinto St) (21+)
HoustonSoReal and Oxy Cottontail Presents
12:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - The Rub DJs, NY (Cosmo Baker, DJ Ayres)
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. - Ross Hogg, SF, CA
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. - Catchdubs, NY
9:30 – 10:30 p.m. - Oxycottontail, NY
8:45 – 9:30 p.m. - CeePlus, Houston, TX
8:00 – 8:45 p.m. - DJ Stef, San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Serg from Beer and Rap

Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St) (18+)
12:00 a.m. - 12:45 a.m. - Awol One, Los Angeles, CA
1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. - 2Mex & Life Rexall are Smartyr, Los Angeles, CA

Town Lake Stage at Auditorium Shores (Auditorium Shores) (All Ages)
Blackalicious, Oakland, CA
Mr. Lif, Boston, MA

Zero Degrees (405 E 7th St) (18+)
1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Swollen Members, Vancouver, BC
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Busdriver, Los Angeles, CA
12:00 a.m. - 12:20 a.m. - Big Juss, New York, NY
9:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - The Gray Kid, New York, NY
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Vehicular, Austin, TX


Back Room (2015 E Riverside Dr) (All Ages)
Houston by way of Austin SoReal Presents
1:30 – 2:00 a.m. - Swift/Nac – Carnival Beats, ATX
1:00 a.m. – 1:20 a.m. - NOOK, ATX
12:30 – 12:50 a.m. - Tee Double, ATX
12:00 – 12:20 a.m. - Basswood Lane, ATX
11:30 – 11:50 p.m. – Casino & Gutta Gang, ATX
11:00 - 11:20 p.m. - Dat Boy Mikee, ATX
10:30 – 10:50 p.m. - Dot Komm, ATX
10:00 – 10:20 p.m. – Dok Holiday, ATX
9:20 – 9:50 p.m. - D-Powers, ATX
8:30 – 9:15 p.m. – Oncore, ATX
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – DJ Grip
Hosted by Brotha K
DJ for night – DJ Grip

Club One 15 (115 San Jacinto St) (21+)
HoustonSoReal and Oxy Cottontail Presents
1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Doujah Raze, Brooklyn, NY
12:30 – 1 a.m. – Headkrack, Dallas, TX
11:45 – 12:15 – Legendary K-O, Houston, TX
11:00 – 11:30 - Pikhasso, Dallas, TX
10:30 – 10:50 - Deaf in the Family, NY
9:50 – 10:20 – Southern Intellect, Houston, TX
9:15 – 9:45 - No Saprise, Houston, TX
8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. - Superstar DJ’s
DJ’s for night – Superstar DJ’s

Emo's Main Room (603 Red River St) (All Ages)
12:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Atmosphere, Minneapolis, MN
11:30 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. - Brother Ali, Minneapolis, MN
10:45 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. - POS, Minneapolis, MN
10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Soul Position, Philadelphia, PA
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Mac Lethal, Kansas City, MO
9:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. - Psalm One, Chicago, IL
8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Los Nativos, St. Paul, MN
7:30 p.m. - - 8:00 p.m. - Luckyiam/PSC - Los ANgeles, CA
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - DeeJay Bird, Minneapolis, MN

Oslo (301 W 6th St) (21+)
NMS, San Diego, CA
Spankrock, Baltimore, MD
Blockhead, New York, NY
TTC, Paris, France


Back Room (2015 E Riverside Dr) (All Ages)
HoustonSoReal, Ozone Magazine and Oxy Cottontail Presents
1:00 – 2:00 a.m. – Screwed Up Click Group Show
12:30 – 12:50 a.m. – ESG
12:00 – 12:20 a.m. – Lil Keke
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. – Hawk
11:00 – 11:20 p.m. – Lil O
10:30 – 10:50 p.m. – Trae
10:00 – 10:20 p.m. – Big Pokey
9:30 - 9:50 p.m. – Point Blank the Bull
9:00 – 9:20 p.m. – KB da Kidnappa
8:30 – 8:50 p.m. – V.I.P., Austin, TX
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - DJ Big Baby
DJ for Night DJ Big Baby
Hosted by DJ Chill

Caribbean Lights (614 E 6th St) (21+)
HoustonSoReal and Oxy Cottontail Presents
1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Sway, London, UK
12:15 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. - TTC, Paris, France
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - Moka Only, Vancouver, BC, Canada
10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. – Coco Solid, New Zealand
10:10 p.m. – 10:35 p.m. - Classified, Canada
9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. -
9:05 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. - J.B., Toronto, Canada
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Cadence Weapon, Edmonton, AB
8:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. – DJ Dan Greenpeace, London, UK
DJ for night – Dan Greenpeace, London, UK

Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W 4th St) (21+)
Music World Presents
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM - Mojoe
12:15 AM - 12:45 AM - Dionne Farris
12:05 AM - 12:30 AM - IB3
11:45 PM - 12:00 AM - Aqualeo
11:15 PM - 11:35 PM - Papa Reu
10:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – The D-Madness Project, Austin, TX
9:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Thomas Piper, NY
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Sydnee, Houston, TX
DJ for night- Surprise Special Guest
Hosted by - Solange

Club One 15 (115 San Jacinto St) (21+)
HoustonSOReal, Ozone Magazine and Oxy Cottontail Presents
Indie Hip Hop Night
1:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Jokaman, Houston, TX
12:45 – 1:15 a.m. - DJ Chill Presents Young Samm, Freeze, Short Texas and Lil Boom, Houston, TX
12:10 a.m. – 12:40 a.m. - Ise Lyfe, Hard Knock Records, Oakland, CA
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Rico Pabon, Hard Knock Records, Richmond, CA
10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. – Ill Tactics, Beaumont, TX
10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. - Studemont Project, Houston, TX
9:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. - Speech, Atlanta, GA
8:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. – Ghostwriters, Houston, TX
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Superstar DJ’s
DJ’s and hosts for night – Superstar DJ’s

Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St) (18+)
12:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Visionaries, Los Angeles, CA
11:45 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Supernatural, New York, NY
11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Kev Brown, Landover, MD
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - LD & Ariano, Huntington Beach, CA
8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - DJ Muggs, Los Angeles, CA
8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Self Scientific, Los Angeles, CA

La Zona Rosa (612 W 4th St) (All Ages)
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Lady Sovereign, London, UK

Maggie Mae's (323 E 6th St) (21+)
1:00 a.m. - Plan B, London, UK

Oslo (301 W 6th St) (21+)
HoustonSoReal and Oxy Cottontail Presents
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Nick Nack and DJ Tats, Austin, TX
12:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. - CHOPS, Philadelphia, PA
11 p.m. – 12 a.m. - Robbie Hardkiss, Austin, TX
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Birdy Nam Nam, Paris, France
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - DJ Logic, New York, NY

SUNDAY MARCH 19th, 2006

Emo's Jr. (603 Red River St) (All Ages)
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - DJ Jester, San Antonio, TX

Enough for you?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Coulda Shoulda Woulda Been UGK's Reunion Show
Couple Mixtapes for YOU

Well yeah I know, I know, I know, believe me I know. The blogosphere is falling off and leading the way over the cliff into oblivion is HoustonSoReal. Eva stepped on my laptop and broke the screen whilst executing a swan dive off my desk onto my office futon (I think) and well with my travel schedule these days, internetting is not always the easiest thing in the world. There you go. Enjoy that, my weekly excuse.

Tonight I've got a bunch of photos from the most gangsta V.I.P. section I've ever been in. Check the flicks below and you'll see a gang of my favorite rappers all in one place at one time, in celebration of the on stage reunion of Bun B and Pimp C. Well, um, we wish that would have happened. I'll get into that in a second.

Cory Mo

Big Monsta - MDDL FNGZ!

Chase Infinite of Self Scientific

Dolla Bill and Cyr. If you don't know Dolla Bill is working closely with Rapid Ric and produced Ric's first single, "Pullin' Up."

Bandit - MDDL FNGZ

DJ Muggs and Chace Infinite


As you can see, there were a lot of true underground V.I.P.s in the house. Everything seemed so perfect until about 2 a.m. or so when the second opening act -

- The Product, minus Scarface, hit the stage. Now the Product is dope as hell, but not at 2 a.m. on a Sunday when youare waiting to see UGK. After them, a girl group hit the stage at like 2:20. It was about this point when security or someone roused Bun and led him to the backstage area where Pimp was waiting.

Apparently, someone stole a microphone somewhere in between when the girls got off the stage and UGK were supposed to go on. I don't know man. All I know is that I remember looking at my phone at 2:36 a.m. thinking man, this is just really insane for me to even be here waiting for thse dudes to perform 36 minutes after closing time and nothing has started and here I stand in a... you know man. I was kind of exploding inside thinking about how this was supposed to be such a special occassion.

About this time, a fight broke out just outside the backstage (closet sized) room door and a few minutes later we heard Choppa take the stage. No one was really sure why Choppa was on stage, but from what I hear, the fight that shut the place down happened in front of the stage and people tell me Choppa hit someone from the stage. I don't fuckin' know. Ididn't see it. All I know is I was at Bar frickin' Rio from 11:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. and did not see UGK perform.

But whatever I got this thowed picture of B-Legit and Z-Ro!

And yep, C-Bo was in the house seen here with Uncle Pauly

And DJ Domo (along with Good Grief) manned the tables all night.

Z-Ro, Cory Mo

Bandit, Z-Ro

Young Bleed

I bet any money this girl sings

Choppa and crew

Press Corps in the house - JOn Caramanica, Shaheem Reid

Michael Watts

My boy Tim and C-Bo

UTP and Grafh

West Coast Mafia FOOL!

I have a question about this UGK thang. I know that these dudes were both at least in the vicinity of the building at 1 a.m. Why didn't somebody from their camp take charge and get the two of them together backstage and go grab the mics from the promoters and put them on stage. Fuck an opening act. People paid their $75 general admission at the door to see UGK. But, they didn't see UGK. Why? I really want to know. Why were there opening acts at 2 a.m.? On a Sunday? I'm still tired from this shit.

Josh of Chamillitary and Nancy Byron

Dolla Bill and Cyr

Bandit, Skinhead Rob, Sean Wee

E-Rock, 5th Ward Boyz

Shout out to Julia Beverly at Ozone Magazine and the Crunk Juice Massive for the use of the Crunk Juice Tahoe, or as DJ Eva calls it - "The Juice Truck." Seen here with Jon Caramanica.

But what's really crazy about this event, is that all the while all this OTHER shit is going on, up in the top corner of the club, my man Orbit has this "Art Show" going on. Man, I was just standing there minding my own business and MAN Orbit comes up and tells me to come check out the art show he curated for the night. Man, I'm not trippin. The following links are not safe for work. Wait till you get home. And young uns well, click here immediately. Don't look past this first sneak preview.

I'm just saying. At LEAST they were painting girls at this thang thang.

Art Show 1

Art Show 2

Art Show 3

Art Show 4

Art Show 5

Art Show 6

Art Show 7

Art Show 8

Art Show 9

Art Show 10

Art Show 11

And this girl I think talked her way into getting painted in public. I saw a bit of the negotiation go down.

Houston for Dummies has been in constant rotation over here for weeks. I know, I know. I'm a terrible internetter. I should have linked you WEEKS ago.

Link to purchase:

Boys went off on this one man. Apologies for taking so long to post about it but you know, nobody reads blogs anymore anyway so what the fuck. Shit though, Houston for Dummies is no joke. The world needs to know these things.

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Houston for Dummies tracklist:
01 Geto Boys – Balls And My Word (1988)
02 Scarface & Devin the Dude – Southside: Houston, Texas (1998)
03 UGK – Front, Back and Side to Side (1995)
04 Big Mike - Playa Playa (1994)
05 Scarface – Money and the Power (1991)
06 Slim Thug & Chamillionaire - Still Tippin (2003)
07 Z-Ro, Paul Wall & Lil Flip - From the South (2005)
08 Lil Keke - Southside (1998)
09 DJ DMD & Fat Pat – 25 Lighters (1998)
10 Paul Wall & Chamillionaire – The Other Day (2002)
11 Wreckshop Family – Power Up (2001)
12 UGK – Murder (1996)
13 Fat Pat - Tops Drop (1998)
14 E.S.G. & Slim Thug - Getchya Hands Up (2001)
15 Lil O – Back Back (2000)
16 Tela & Devin the Dude - Drugs (2000)
17 Raheem - 5th Ward (1992)
18 Odd Squad – Fa Sho (1994)
19 Scarface, Too Short & Devin the Dude - Fuck Faces (1998)
20 Hawk (Screwed Up Click) – U Already Know (2003)
21 Z-Ro, Juvenile & Devin The Dude – The Mule (2005)
22 Slim Thug & Young Jeezy – Diamonds (Mannie Fresh Remix) (2005)
23 UGK - Diamonds and Wood (1996)
24 DJ DMD ft Al B & DJ Screw - So Real (1997)
25 DJ Screw & Lil Keke - Pimp The Pen (2001)
26 Paul Wall & Chamillionaire – N Love Wit My Money (2002)
27 Bun B & Mddl Fngz - 4 In The Morning (2001)

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And don't miss out on my man CHOPS coming back at 'em.

This CD right here coming soon. But for now go 'head and DL It's Goin' Down 3.

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And yo peep this. Ray Tamarra did a lil impromptu photo session with Devin the Dude this past weekend and one of the images made it up on Getty Images Photos fo the Week. Peep It Here.

And so yeah. Bye bye NBA All Star Game. Call me when the Women's Curling Championship comes to Texas. Boys know what I'm talmbout.

For some reason, Damage Control did not upload properly this week. I'll go by KPFT and get it up asap. You need that new Screwed Up Click song.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Boyzinadaze Part Something or Other
Devin the Dude and Rapid Ric Live in Canada
Caps-N-Jones Houston All Star Vacation

Man, you want to talk about Boyzinadaze, shit, All Star Weekend is just starting and I'm already feeling it. The city is just exploding, but man I'm so late on this internetting shit, I had to fall back and get this up. Thanks to everyone in Canada who looked out for us. Shit was SoReal every second of the way. Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-London, Ontario Recap and Caps-N-JonesSoReal update doth commence forthright.

Thursday February 9th. I woke up at 4:45 a.m., showered and jumped into a taxi to Bush Intercontinental en route to Canada. Cab was late, Devin was there before me. With all paperwork in order the trip into Canada was a breeze. No shakedowns like in Vancouver just a few extra questions and BAM we're out in the streets driving a Jeep Liberty like we live there.

We started the trek in Montreal. If I were more on point I'd have links to all the press Devin got while on this 4 day trek, but um, I don't. Dude was in every daily and major weekly paper in every city along our way. In the London weekly, the Scene I think (shit I can't even find the fucking magazine) they ran an advance piece of Devin the Dude with a photo of DJ Chill. Now, they didn't just somehow google Devin the Dude and find a picture of just any dude they thought was Devin, they ran a photo of DJ Chill. That shit was insane. I assume they got it from Roxy's site as the photo of Chill WAS taken at the New York Devin show, but shit man.

One of the many reasons I love Canada right there. Shit was below zero fahrenheit most of the time we were out there, but I was feeling right.

Shout out to the Kops Crew, Pop Montreal, everybody at the Kop Shop, it's hard to believe this was Devin's second time in Montreal in six months.

Devin pretty much caught shit for smoking in every venue. Seems Canada is yet another place where you're not allowed to smoke in bars.

Rapid Ric ripped every night. Seriously, each night he hit 'em with 20-30 minutes of straight down south shit and then cut for Devin. Boy made an impact.

Thanks to Dan Seligman for sewing this up once again. When we bringing Bun B? Ottawa? T-Dot? What?

Mark Lawson held it down.

Then after the show, Rapid Ric spun at an after party in a loft apartment on St. Laurent. Shit was crazy packed and ran from 3 - 6 a.m. Remind me that I don't need to be up till 6 a.m.

Kops Crew!

Liam Thurston in full effect. He put together the after party.

DJ Hatch Matic killed it alongside Ric all night. I heard everything from "Southside the Realest" to " Sweet Child O' Mine" or some shit. I don't know, by this time I think I had smoked like 5 grams of hash and had been up 24 hours.

After a clean 3 hours of sleep we set out on what was to be a 1.5 hour drive from Montreal to Ottawa. We did so well. I saw a sign that said "Ottawa 20 km." That's like, nothing. We're cruising and all of a sudden I see a cop mobilizing up ahead. Then BAM. Traffic stops. We hung there on the highway for a good 45 minutes trying to find some sort of a report on the radio. There was a fatal accident somewhere just ahead. We ended up turning around and driving the wrong way back on the shoulder to the last exit and somehow made our way around some country road and back to the highway somewhere past the wreck. 3.5 hours.

Come on now.

But man, Ottawa was off the chain. We got in late, but just in time to catch some serious curling action on the TV whilst we smoked enough weed to forget about the 2 hour delay.

Boys killed it. Thanks to Club Babylon and Kapacity Entertainment! And to the store Mags and Fags (I'm not kidding) for selling that Ozone Magazine. Team Canada too. Wow. And um to, well, the Prank Call King. The name says it all. Dude is the king, of Canada at least. The ultra-top-secret prank call king made a rare public appearance to hit Dev off with a CD of like 27 of his greatest works. We jammed it the next day in the Jeep on the 4 hour drive to Toronto and laughed pretty much the whole time. But on this one, we're lucky the Jeep didn't flip.

Download "COMMUNITY SERVICE" by The Prank Call King (Of Ottawa)

Boy killin' it.

I knew Toronto was going to be real from start to finish, so we got up early and hit the road. My man Harris from Peace Magazine was set to leave for Berlin like an hour after we arrived in town so I headed to his crib to participate in his Bon Voyage Fiesta and get my mind right for the impending (once again all night) adventure.

Julia Beverly from Ozone Magazine and Lance Walker from the Houston Chronicle joined us in Toronto. Here's Julia, Ric and my man Jay from REMG in the hallway at Much Music, Canada's 24 hour, off the chain, music network.

Sarah Taylor interviewed Devin for The New Music.

Like I said, JB joined us.

Julia and Ric went up in the CN Tower AND went Ice skating.


Said ice skating rink.

Rodrigo Bascunan of Pound Magazine was in the house at Reverb.

WendyMorganandRoryThemFinestSoReal came thru and kicked it with us and also threw the INSANE after party. Thanks so much y'all. Thanks to Jay Cohen, Ramos Ent., REMG, Reverb, everybody man....

T-Dot R&B Sensation Ayah and Will Strickland. I've known Will since 1991 when I was first starting on KPFT. He hosted to Bass 917 Zone on KTRU and connected me with a lot of promoter folks within the industry. Ayah actually came through and sang with Devin on "Too Cute." She has her own version you need to watch out for.

Devin played the back of the crowd till he hit the stage.

And man.... he killed it. Toronto was so full of energy. Positive Energy. Picture a couple hundred Canadians at the front of the stage singing every word to Fat Pat's "Top's Drop" then all of a sudden completely losing their shit when Dev's set kicked in. Man....

More trouble. The security guy next to me actually just took off completely flustered. As soon as Devin lit up his joint on stage, the entire place just erupted into a smog out. There wasn't much that could be done.

Dynamic Duo if only for 4 days.

Leslie and video director Erika Shallow.

Me, JB, Ric

Esthero was in the house. Turns out she's a big Devin fan. Those two need to work together. I might bring her to Houston in the spring for an acoustic set.

Devin and Esthero.

Toronto after party was buck wild, but I didn't get any pictures. I'm not sure that my eyes were even able to fully open at that point. But I did perk up when I heard "Southside the Realest" and the whole club exploded. In fact we even went to an after party after our after party, where boy Rory showed 'em how it goes.

Sunday, after a 3 hour lunch at Irie, a Jamaican restaurant on Queen Street with Rodrigo and Wendy, we hit the road to London, Ontario. Pulled straight into an in-store with the ultra good folks at Groove Records, then went to eat at the Alex P. Keaton. I'm saying. It's a bar/restaurant called the Alex P. Keaton. Dynamic wings and pizza.

Fritz the Cat is a long time Devin supporter in Canada. He sewed up the show and even made these crazy t-shirts. His set was off the chain.

Shout out to Fritz and Josh for making this happen!

Then Monday we got home, heads all cloudy, me, practically braindead.

Wednesday night was Damage Control. You can read about that elsewhere, but straight up, after our last few failing fund drives, we raised $1,690. You can't front on that. Big thanks to all of you who helped make that happen. I don't want to leave anyone out, but we had some good folks really come with it. Go-Gettaz and 3rd Degree came with it BIG. Chamillionaire donated $35 X 15. Meaning he made 15 people in the studio new members at $35 a piece ($525). That's what I'm talking about! Thanks Cham!

Go Gettaz from Beaumont, TX

Golden Child, Showtyme

Chyna Whyte showed up!

Swift has produced a lot of the tracks you love from Houston, TX.

Then Thursday During the day we went tot the All Star Music Conference where me, Charlie Braxton, Carlton Wade, Greg Gates, FLX, Bavu Blakes, Rapid Ric and a gang of other folks gathered for a networking mixer of sorts. It wa slike th emost focused underground, real, industry gathering I have seen. Peep the flicks and shout outs to Bernard of Street Pharmacy, the whole Street Pharmacy, Dirty Dave, and everyone I saw/met today. Wow. What's up Club Taylors! What's up Hiram Clarke! (Bavu Blakes and Bernard pictured above)

Bavu Blakes, Bernard Gambrell and Kiara DuPree from Street Fame Ent./DV8 Magazine

Dirty Dave on the mic

Caps-N-Jones joined me on this little excursion. Everything was cool and all, but we showed up about and hour and a half too early and were dropped off by Melissa. So we were basically in a parking lot in Hiram Clarke chopping game with FLX for about an hour when we figured we might as well get some beers, and for some reason pour them in white cups behind the dumpster at the Shell station. I don't know.

Charlie Braxton made the trek from Jacktown, seen here with Chingo Bling's sister Dalila of Big Chile Enterprises. Thanks for the hot sauce!

Donnie Cross reinforces the fact that he's a hater. Great to finally meet this guy!

BP of Street Pharmacy and Juan from 3rd Degree.

That's Greg Gates there right in front of me. Murder Dog alumnus whats up mayne!

TJ from TJ's DJ's and man I forget dude on the rights name....

Kiara DuPree

Clockwise from top left DJ Ryno, Donnie Cross, Rapid Ric, FLX, TJ, Charlie Braxton

Mike Mo, Beltway 8

Rapid Ric, DJ Ryno


Then that night I headed out to Proletariat where them boys Caps_N-JOnes were spinning at a special Rockbox in celebration of:

The birthdays of Crystal Lee (seen here with Witnes)

My boy Bobby Hinojosa

and Mike Frost.

Boys smashed 'em.

And no matter what anyone says Caps-N-Jones were definitely NOT smoking weed in the club. That was like some fruity clove shit or some shit. Like special herbal clove type thang thang.

Dizrokwel and Kat

Bobby brought the party with him.

DJ What Now? WHylin' out on the dance floor...

Seen here with Laura Flossin'.

Heather B and friend got down

That's how it goes down. Bed time for me. All Star Maddening recap by Monday....