Thursday, November 30, 2006

Kool Herc on Damage Control!
Alongside Grit Boys, J. Kapone, 14K, K-Rino, Kuwait, Wolftown Committee, Joleon, Lil J Xavier, It Went Down!

Yeah y'all it's that truth! The father of hip-hop himself, the Creator KOOL HERC was in the building. We had the honor of talking with hip-hop's founding father and you can hear it below. As always, download, please do not stream...


Catch him spinning LIVE tonight at the Meridian. In reality, you should not miss a Kool Herc party when a Kool Herc party comes to town! Witnes is spinning too and I'm sure that's not it. It's the kick off party for B-BOY HODOWN 2006. Last year that shit was amazing too. You gotta pass thru the Meridian sometime, anytime this weekend and see how they do.

Here's some flicks from last night.

Get on MY level fools. Kool Herc and Me.

B-Boy Rob NYC, Kool Herc with the Grit Boys

Kool Herc and Rad Rich - the founding father of hip-hop at KPFT

Two classics! K-Rino and Kool Herc!

Kuwait of the SPC

Lord Metatron, Kuwait, K-Rino, Big Chance,

Shaian, Scooby, Pretty Todd, Joleon

Freeze, King Tutt

UZ, Lexi, J. Kapone - Top Dollar Records came thru with the "15's Stutter Remix" and some shirts WHAT UP CARLOS!

Circle G's in the building


Lexi is a singer as I have told you before, however she never sings.

Tricksta of the Wolftown Committee (HOW DID I NOT GET ANY PHOTOS OF LATE AND JAI BOO LAST NIGHT?!?!?!) got on them tables and laced us with a tight UK set. Not on the grime tip, on the Wolverhampton gangsta tip. What you know bout that? He spun a few of his beats to start off the freestyle, but you know, these dudes were baffled y the new sounds. It was kind of hard for them I guess. I don't know but I hate when that shit happens.


You can see the freestyle was THICK!

14 K ripped the fuck out of the freestyle. What up Coughee Brothaz!

For real they did

Wood, 14K

Quad, 14K

And Big Head gonna round thangs up.

No updates available on the Bun B impersonator tip. So I guess stop asking.

And December 14th BERGEN, NORWAY WATCH OUT NOW! Devin the Dude and myself coming to see you.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Help Picnic Tyme!
Twisted Black Get's Life in Prison
Bun B Impersonator?

Before I get into all the madness, I need to let everyone know something of dire importance. Many of you in the Texas hip hop community know my man Picnic Tyme from the group PPT. He's produced music for Devin and the Coughee Brothaz as well as many good folks from Dallas.

Seen here in the middle between Pikahsso and Tahiti.

Anyway, last week Picnic lost everything he owns in a fire. If you can help (YES CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT REPS I AM TALKING TO YOU!) Holler at me cuz he needs help and is a great dude. He lost all his clothes. Step up to the plate and gimme a call. I'll give you his sizes. HELP!


It’s been a weird day for Texas hip-hop. First I get a call this morning from Bun B and his manager on 3-way asking me if I know who does the site “HHNLive.” I honestly wasn’t sure but then when I looked at it I remembered it was my dude Adam from Toronto’s site. Today they published an interview, supposedly with Bun B in which Bun says things like “Fuck BET.” From what sources have told me, there was a campaign linked to Bun’s MySpace page that said the same thing, complete with graphics and the title to UGK’s latest leaked song “Quit Hatin’ The South.”

The writer claims to have interviewed Bun B at the popular north side strip club Harlem Nights this past Saturday. Said interviewer also says he has audio of the interview.

Now I have been a writer for many years and have many tapes of many rappers speaking into my tape recorder. When there’s background noise, it gets really hard to transcribe. At Harlem Nights, there’s more than background noise. It’s total fucking chaos. The music is obscenely loud and distorted, people jump on the mic, asses clap, bracelets clang, anklets shudder, pussies pop, that sort of thing. So I honestly don’t think dude got much from an interview at a club like that, on a Saturday night.

Bun says he was not at Harlem Night’s on Saturday.


Also, after reading the interview I have to stand by my dude and say that the shit being said throughout does not sound like Bun B’s words. Take that from a man who talks to Bun every other day on the phone about a variety of topics from politics to music to marijuana strains. I’ve interviewed Bun B at least 20 times. I know that dude would not say “Fuck BET” ever, let alone a month before his CD comes out. In fact, he’s even stopped me from saying things like “Fuck BET, MTV, Viacom, etc.” And has explained why doing such a thing would be straight hating and get me nowhere. Still at times, I say it, and look at me now. I’m a blogger. Not an international super star. Dude has a point.

That being said, Pimp C said the same words, unequivocally on the classic track “Top Notch Hoes” from Dirty Money. Which of course originally was on Trill Azz Mixes as well. The verse also appeared on a song Pimp did with Patchwerk artist Mean Green entitled “Deep in the Game.” Thanks to my cousin PUSHINBIGBODY in Dallas for helping refresh my memory.

You can check the various links and see for yourself, but I have to wonder if there is a Bun B impersonator out there in these streets. Might sound funny, but shit man, Bun says he wasn’t at Harlem Nights, did not do the interview and the writer says he has audio. Will this audio surface? If so, what will it tell us? It needs to surface, like now. I keep every tape for just this reason.

NO RAPPER CAN EVER COME TO ME AND SAY I MISQUOTED HIM/HER. Ever. Cuz I have the tapes and that’s final. So dude, come with the tape if you got it. I’ma stand by Bun on this one.


Note this part: * stands by its writers and believes there was an interview conducted by Freezefiya with Bun B. The interview portion of Freezefiya's article has since been removed as a courtesy to Bun B and UGK *


I've also been told that there have been multiple messages sent from Bun B's MySpace account saying "Fuck BET." I am also a "friend" of Bun B on MySpace and the person who maintains my MySpace and checks the messages for me said he/she never saw this. I don't know. I try not to look at MySpace. I'm 34 freakin' years old and only use that shit for promotions.

(A rapper recently told me that he "Be 'workin'' on that MySpace every day! It's work." Yeah. MySpace is work now. If so, send me a check. I can't stand that shit. I understand it's purpose but really it's just another way to make people think they are blwoing up when in reality only 5 people on the internet really know who they are. Like blogs. Anyway.

On a related note, the non-profit division of Sonzala Information Systems, Inc. is now closed for good. You want a phone number, a confirmation, or anything from me you’re gonna have to hit me on the PayPal first. There’s about five people in this industry who I’m down for anymore and honestly, you probably aren’t one of them.

Another funny thing is this weekend I have been working on a post entitled “An Open Letter to Jive Records.” In which I was gonna blast these fools at Jive for once again not doing shit for UGK at all. No video, no single working, no nothing but a couple ads and a few leaks. The shit is supposed to come out in three weeks, get on the stick you haters.

I may still finish the post. I don’t know.


In much worse and more serious news, my man Twisted Black from Fort Worth has been sentenced to life in prison for “Conspiracy” to sell crack I guess.


Listen I don’t know all the details, but I’ma say it just like this…

People do not deserve to get life in prison for anything less than Rape or Murder. I don’t give a fuck how much crack a man might have sold, he don’t need to go away for life, maybe he needs help.

That being said I heard it’s his 4th felony conviction – however it was his first Drug Charge. The others were for things like changing VIN numbers on cars, (thanks again Push) sooooo…. It’s hard to really judge here. I know that when I got a speeding ticket last year, I stopped speeding. Cuz I don’t need that shit. I wish some of these fools in the game could figure out how to stay out of prison. Especially a guy like Twisted Black, he’s seriously one of the most talented dudes in Texas rap ever. Real lyrics, dope flow, heartfelt songs, etc. I would never yell to Free a Murderer, but I’ma have to say FREE TWISTED BLACK cuz putting someone in a cage for a drug offense is just Naziesque in my book. Mother Fuckers.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Day
Killa Kyleon Freestyle and Interview - DAMAGE CONTROL!

Man it went down! Killa Kyleon passed thru and dropped a gem of an extended freestyle. Played a few new tracks. PKT, Circle G's, man it went down...

Killa Kyleon


Boy ate up the booth.

DJ Gloss and DJ Chill

Michelle Ngomi

The Dime Pieces, well two of them swang thru and brought some new music.

Earlier in the day me and Lin Yee passed thru Chill Factor Music. DJ Chill's store on Old Spanish Trail and Scott. Another essential Houston destination.


Lin Yee, DJ Chill

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Trae and Guerilla Maab Join with L.E.A.P. to Feed Hungry
Willie D in Finland!
Photos from Damage Control

Well opinions seem to be mixed on how I should post the show up here ont his here thang. I'll try to do it both ways tonight and see how it works out. Thanksgiving show should be pretty real, lots of people generally in town stopping by to see us.

But first.

Trae and company are joining forces with L.E.A.P. tomorrow (Thursday, Thanksgiving) to feed the hungry in Third Ward. Here's the official release:

Our organization, Ladies Empowering All People (L.E.A.P) along with G-Maab Entertainment, will be in the Third Ward community in Houston, TX feeding families in need on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2006. We are asking for your help to make this possible. Food or monetary donations from your establishment are greatly appreciated as we are trying to lend a hand to as many families as possible.

Leap’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of women and create a focus on those in all communities with needs. LEAP inspires, enlightens and empowers individuals to walk in their divine destiny of completeness and wholeness. This organization is designed to promote a partnership amongst women to raise an appreciation of the economic, ecological and recreational importance of everyone involved. We believe that remaining positive and looking ahead are essential parts of achieving goals.

Thank you for your support in this effort to make the difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

For more info:
Ladies Empowering All People (L.E.A.P) / G-Maab Entertainment
LeShonda Quinny/ COE 713-524-2042


My boy Joro from Finland just sent me these three photos from Willie D's show in Helsinki earlier this month!

Willie D was super excited. It was his first show overseas and he got to see how people who respect the arts react when they meet a genuine artist. The club was sold out, and on the same night 50 Cent was playing across town. Someone came up to him and said "People went to see 50 Cent because he is hot right now, but this club here is sold out because you are a legend."

Two times for arts in the schools.

And I plum forgot that I had taken photos at Damage Control. Then I looked at the camera and said WTF LOL LMAO STFU KIT SSS. Yep. Send.

DJ Chill cold rockin' it.

Yes I suppose I will be on another street dvd looking stupid.

This is KB, the dude who made "U Wired Up" and "Box or Get Chopped."

Unique of the Grit Boys

Scooby and Bohagon

And a better, more coherent version of the same pic.

Anyway y'all, I'm off to gorge myself with the family. Give thanks for all you've got (every day) and some of the things you don't have. That's the true meaning of this Thanksgiving horseshit. I'm not about to sit and celebrate the slaughter of a race of people, the enslaving of a race of people and the perpetual "US VS. THE BROWN PEOPLE OF THE WORLD" war thang.

Monday, November 20, 2006

I'm an Idiot

Thanks for the comments below for real. I don't know why I wrote the harsh lil paragraph below. I think I was spazzing out about something else, then looked down and was like "Man over 5000 people downloaded this thing and I can't even get 10 people to say whether or not they like the new format?" That's all, I'm an idiot. And a spazz. And if you know me, you knew that already. At least the spazz part. I tend to try and pretend to be smart in public. Anyway it seems to be split 50/50 on the show format. I'ma see how it works this week and will probably try to record it both ways. Truth is having it in three parts takes up more server space cuz those files are kind of big. What I was really wondering was did it take forever to download cuz it took forever to upload.

Anyway man, I got some shit in the works fo dat ass. The grime shows I was trying to do this week as Lady Sov after parties have been postponed till early 2007 when we can fix a proper tour. Michael Watts cancelled his three Norway gigs, so hopefully we can get those back in action in early 2007.

And as of now, I am working with Devin the Dude, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Rapid Ric, DJ Chill, Killer Mike, K-Rino and Trae on tours of Europe/Australia/New Zealand/Japan and the Orient for the first quarter of 2007. So get at me if any of that sounds interesting.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thanks for your comments

You're a bunch of ungrateful cunts. For real. I looked at the records and the show has been downloaded 5,458 times since I uploaded the fucking thing. I asked for comments about how you like or don't like the new format and one person has commented. That's bullshit. What the fuck is wrong with the other 5,457 of you fuckers? Huh? For real that shit is bullshit.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Last Weeks Damage Control Tribute to DJ Screw and Hawk

O.K. So admittedly it wasn't our most thorough tribute to date. No one from the SUC showed up, but to be honest I didn't get on the phone and call everyone cuz quite often a lot of the folks don't show up anyway. I also didn't want to have yet another session of people talking down on those who also make slowed down music.

I really wanted to play some classic songs from some classic Screw tapes, rather than just a bunch of flows, and also wanted to get more Hawk jams on there. We could have certainly played more Hawk.

But there was also a lot of new music that needed to be played. Download, don't stream, the show and you will hear brand new UGK featuring Kool G. Rap and Big Daddy Kane, two new Grit Boys songs - one featuring Hawk and the other featuring BG, a Grit Boys freestyle that featured Joleone from London and Great Scott, and man, just a bunch of new music.

Bohagon was in the house from Georgia and played some new music too. Peace to A-Day for bringing him down.

PEACE to my man Tim BBS who some time ago let me copy a gang of Screw tapes he had ripped to his hard drive. I have a good amount of tapes, and some CD's from the shop, but dude had some rare shit that people even called the station to find out about. Like "What tape is this from?" Unfortunately I didn't know half the time either. I just wanted to play stuff that jammed.

Anyway, the show was real tight. DJ Chill kills it. And this week we bring it to you in a new format. KPFT is now recording and archiving all of its shows so I am now able to grab the audio hour by hour and today I am posting it in three parts rather than just one big MP3. This will be a good thing because most of the time I stop recording at the latest 2:30 a.m. to get everything saved and uploaded and get out of the way of the next show (The Groove with Bobby Phats).

But now, like one minute after the hour, the show is placed in the archive and I can upload it right away if I want. Anyway, I would love it if you regular listeners could leave me a comment after listening to tell me which way you prefer it. Do you want it all as one big MP3 or broken down into 3 MP3's? I know these three shows took quite some time to upload, not sure how the download will be. I need to know how it works on your end. So please let me know. Leave a comment.

Cuz I can do it either way. But whatever. On to the music.


Damage Control 11-16-06 Part 1

Damage Control 11-16-06 Part 2

Damage Control 11-16-06 Part 3

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rest in Peace DJ Screw - 7/20/71 - 11/16/00
Happy Birthday Hawk

It's still goin' down man.

Rest in Peace Robert Earl Davis.

And have we solved this one yet?

Nnovember 15th, 2006, Hawk would have been 37 years old. Rest in Peace John Hawkins.

Last night's Damage Control tribute was fire. Not a lot of guests, but a lot of music. Unfortunately the upload did not complete and I gotta get to the station in the next day or so and try again. I'll get it up. Bohagon was in the house with A-Day and the Grit Boys dropped a freestyle and 2 new tracks. One featuring Hawk and one featuring BG. We also played the new UGK featuring Kool G. Rap & Big Daddy Kane, "Next Up." Man I need to get this up for y'all.