Friday, December 29, 2006

200Devin is Upon Us

So I have been pretty lax with the updates thru all these holidays but rest assured I'm going to have something for your New Years Day Hang Over. New Years Eve is the 2nd Anniversary of HoustonSoReal aqnd I plan to spend all night on it again, like I did 2 years ago. I have some new music, photos and YouTubage I haven't posted up yet. Plus a full on holiday report from headquarters with stories of how I drank Genny Cream Ale, ate apple pie for breakfast and dchocolate peanut butter balls for lunch. I'm also going to tell you that my mother bought me boxer shorts with weed leafs all over them for Christmas and a DVD player I plan to set to region 2 so I can watch DVD's from other places on the TV not just the computer. Yeah man it's gonna be off the chain believe me. I got stories and such fo dat ass. And music. And videos.

And I am also going to outline my New Years resolutions which will be magnanimous undertakings but fuck it.

I'm also going to strive to be easier to work with. I think I just lost another job this week because I can't keep my mouth shut when editors start acting like Dilberts.

Why must everything have a formula? Why are these formulas created by the most boring of our society? Why are the most boring of our society in charge? In the nation that exists in my mind, drunks rule and stoners guard the roost.

I don't know.

Abacuses and slide rules for everyone.

And Genny Cream Ale. And Shiner Bock.

And Bukowski dvds. (why are there so many of these now that dude is dead?)

Go Vegan Texas.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

R.I.P. Eban Doss

Photo courtesy of (I mean taken from) the Houston Chronicle Website)

Not too much known about what happened, but from what I heard... Inspirational, experimental, DJ and producer Eban Doss has passed from a short, but long bout with Melanoma/Skin Cancer. I honestly don't know a lot of details and didn't know dude really well but always admired his music and thought he was pretty cool. There will be a Memorial event celebrating his life on Friday night, I think at the Grab. More details to follow.

Cuz Davey D Said That

I mean he sent it. In a mass email. But it's the truth and I hope it means something to you. Change for 2007 is the motto on all levels. Change ourselves. Change the government. Change the arts. Change the structure. Change it all cuz it ain't working in it's current state.

Anyway, this is by Kristine Wright, a voice that needs to be heard.

Hit on the regular for the real.

Rise up Hip Hop Nation: Making 2007 the Year of Sustainable Change
by Kristine Wright (Tina)

On the eve of a new year, I'd like to begin by offering peace and respect to everyone everywhere. While many are celebrating the holiday season, many more are suffering. Some are reflecting on the year gone by, while others are just praying the New Year will bring new possibilities for joy, peace, sustenance and justice. This is the time of year for reflection on the past and resolutions for the future. For me, this annual process led me to important questions. How can we make 2007 the year of sustainable change? What concrete steps can we take to address what ails our communities and our global village more broadly? Wherever we are in life, whether blessed or oppressed, affluent or struggling, the condition of the global village will directly affect us all sooner or later, and it is in our best interest to work towards sustainable change.

The first thing we must do is realize that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. We can no longer wish for better and act the same, maintaining status quo by default. To get out of the hell that corporate greed, concentrated power, western imperialism, religious fanaticism, and "ideology over reality" have created, we must get specific about what it will take to realize people power. It is not enough to be compassionate, you must act (14th Dalai Lama, 1992). And here are a few specific things you can do:

1. Pick one local issue and one global issue that you will educate your self about and stay informed!

2. Join two organizations that deal with your issues of choice (feel free to email me if you need some suggestions).

3. Mentor one child (For parents, mentor your children fully and completely). For childless adults (21+), mentor a child at your local school, Boys/Girls Club, or Big Brother/Big Sister organizations. Each One Teach One; Each One Reach One.

4. Sign at least one petition a month. Activism in the digital age is much easier than in previous ages, and it is easier to stay informed via the internet and email. For those that do not have internet access at home, utilize your city's public library.

5. Recognizing that all media is framed (left/right, conservative/liberal), get your news from multiple media sources. By doing this, you will learn to separate facts from ideology.

6. Attend three community meetings or rallies a year or volunteer at community service centers at least three times a year. Getting involved in your community will lead to changes on the community level which will manifest on the global level eventually.

7. Be a conscious consumer. It's a simple as this: support what you believe helps your community, reject what does not.

8. Vote. Whether the system works or doesn't; whether elections are stolen or not. Too many of our forefather and foremothers died to give us the right to vote, and for no other reason than that, we need to honor that right. I strongly recommend all, particularly full time workers, consider absentee voting (this way you don't have to worry about making it to the polls on the day of the election). Visit your state's Secretary of the State page to register to vote and/or sign up as an absentee voter. Voting is easy and doesn't cost to do, but it might cost greatly when we do not. Do not buy into the idea that two evils are the same. There is no more striking example than the Iraq war to disprove this belief. I know if the 2000 election resulted in President Gore instead of Bush, we would not have hundred of thousands of dead Iraqis and thousands of dead and wounded service people. As well, global warming, and science in general, would be taken much more seriously. Voting may not directly affect your community but not voting could. To directly affect your community, it takes activism by community members and this list hopefully provides some guidance.

9. Make a sincere effort to communicate across class, color and generational lines. Most of what ails our community could be fixed with honest, open dialogue. With this we could overcome the internal divisions that separate us, and unity could be realized.

10. FORGIVE. No sustainable change will be possible until we develop the ability to be critical but forgiving, unyielding on principle but yielding on people and humanity. Mistakes have been made but if we let our mistakes keep us divided, it will impede our progress. We have to embrace our mutual interests and avoid getting clogged down in our differences. A community divided is a community conquered indeed. I challenge those in conflict to take time to dialogue on what divides us (hip hop v. civil rights generation, mainstream v. underground, rapper v. rapper, bourgeois v. proletariat) and find common ground to work together on. Sustainable change will require that brothers and sisters reconcile with our humanity, and forgive past (as well as future) shortfalls and indiscretions.

It is in human nature to be self-preserving, even at the expense of our progress at times. Informants have sold out movements for personal reward – and will again; some leaders have played politics at the community's expense for power – and continue to; brothers and sisters have disrespected themselves and their ancestors through some thoughtless actions (and even profit from some of this in hip hop). Our inability to forgive one another's trespasses will be our biggest impediment toward self determination. While I believe critical analysis of people that hurt our cause is essential, making criticism of others our primary focus makes it that more difficult to find common ground and unify around common interests. In the words of Iyanla Vanzant, Be against nothing…just be clear what you are for.

Here are a few things I'd like to see happen on an institutional level:

1. Black media needs to step up and serve the community, not exploit it. I see great room for this right now because it seems that commercial "urban" radio is at a crossroads. The music industry in general, and the hip hop industry, in particular, will never be the same, due to many things: the digital age being one of the major reasons. Hip Hop radio is struggling these days. It is the perfect time for radio to get innovative and diversify its play lists. It's obvious that the listening community is finally grown weary of the same ole' same ole'. What is needed is a more representative and balanced vision of hip hop. But even more than that, the media needs to inform listeners of issues that affect their lives. I see some success of that happening with national syndicated programs like the Michael Baisden Show (which is creating a community of 50+ heavily populated Black cities across the country every weekday and discussing some important issues that affect the community). As well, he has given airtime for everyday community organizers and entrepreneurs to promote their events and businesses. This is a good model to embrace.

Hip hop stations need to give quality time to issues important to the hip hop community. I'd like to see commercial stations like K-DAY (in L.A. and streaming worldwide) give a primetime 30 minute spot weekdays, and an hour weekend spot to this type of broadcast. Davey D's Breakdown FM Radio provides a great model. I'd also like to see 5 minute spots @ 4pm for community event listings, particularly for positive youth events. Finally, radio stations need to sponsor & broadcast dialogues at community high schools at least once a month. All these efforts will build community through dialogue and activism.

2. The panel on the annual State of the Black Union must be diversified by class and age. I know Tavis Smiley has interviewed a number of hip hoppers on his show, including Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, Common, Chuck D, KRS-One, Nas, Queen Latifah, and Saul Williams. Last year, given the emphasis on Katrina, it would have been beneficial to include on the panel someone like David Banner, or Kanye West, or community activists like Rosa Clemente or Fred Hampton Jr. (who organized community level Katrina relief efforts).

Hip hop needs to be represented for the annual State of the Black Union to have legitimacy. So I hope this message make its way to organizers and the oversight from last year will be remedied this year. All classes of our community need to be heard as well. At last year's forum, two Katrina survivors were brought on stage and given a couple minutes to discuss their experiences. Why was this brother and sister not invited to sit on the panel and add their perspectives to the dialogue? As long as activist do not respect the intellect of the most oppressed among us (poor and working class), and activists and leaders preach to the community they wish to uplift, instead of working with and learning from the community they wish to uplift, there will be no sustainable change.

3. Rappers and Media Program Producers: Stop using the n-word and derogatory words like bitch for women on records and other media forms. Substitute these with words like brotha, sista, and fam(ily), etc.. I realize that erasing a word that has a 400 year history in the vernacular of the Black community is not going to happen anytime soon. The masses in day to day speech will continue to use it, but people that put out products that must be edited and packaged before sale have the ability to be much more selective in what they put out there. Leading by this example will make a difference in our youth's psyche. We already have proof of that. When Public Enemy and other rap groups wore the X caps and African medallions in the late 80s and early 90s, the masses followed their example, and the consciousness of the people grew.

4.Community Policing. All oppressed communities should adopt the Black Panther model of community policing. Police watch organizations like the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, CA have had success in keeping the police (who are sworn to protect and serve the community) accountable. On top of this, community policing will counter the power that destructive entities (violence, drugs, delinquencies) have on our community youth. Be visible and be engaged.

This list is a start. It is in no way definitive, but it will bring sustainable community change if each and every one of us acts on suggestions listed (and others). The reason I focus on sustainable change is because our history shows us that we are very capable of big movements (Abolition, U.N.I.A., Civil Rights, Black Power), but what we have not been able to do as yet is sustain these progressive movements. To sustain them, we need continual people power and community involvement. Micro level activism can off set macro level power imbalances.

Sustainable change will take more than just vision for a better tomorrow; it will take reconciliation with the past and acceptance of the present reality. The reality is that social structure rules our lives. And like the entire natural world, humans must adapt to survive whatever structural conditions they must bear, and today that entails an uneven distribution of resources where 6% control most and 94% have little. When we reconcile with this reality, we can move to build solutions, based on "what is" instead of "what ifs".

So while the Panthers tried to build consciousness they also served the community with hot meals and health care. Bob Marley inspired souljahs across the globe, but those in most need in his native country, he gave food and shelter to daily. It is the only way to liberation: people must live before they can grow in consciousness and self determination, and each of us can take these specific actions to help our fellow beings live, learn and grow, both physically and consciously. Through self determination, we can free ourselves from dependency on a system that has never, and will never, serve us well. So for the New Year, I offer this list of specific actions individuals and communities can adopt, and if we follow it and work together to build on it, we can finally move the crowd…to freedom. One love.

v One God! One Aim! One Destiny! –
Marcus Garvey and the UNIA

v Someday at Christmas, there'll be no wars....When we have learned what Christmas is for...When we have found what life's really worth, there'll be peace on Earth –
Stevie Wonder

I also really liked this article by my man Jeff Liles on the true death of the album. Jeff is one of my REAL FOLKS FOR REAL. So hit the link and give it a read.

Also I plan on doing a short, unexciting look back at 2006 before 2007 sometime. Also, tonight on Damage Control we will have a special James Brown tribute mix by DJ Chill and some other shit I am sure.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I Need 20,000

Hits. In the next week. I gotta hit a million hits by 200Devin. Can anyone out there help me? Let your people know we got a free Devin track, a Christmas mix and randy photos of wanton women scattered throughout. I guess it doesn't really matter but it would be nice to roll this bitch over to a million just as the new year sets in.

2007 > 2006 (and 2006 was pretty good for me).

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Friday, December 22, 2006


Finna pop a couple pictures up in a few but I wanted to make sure yall had this on yer mp3 playas before you hit the road for that holiday people seem to love so much this time of year and such.


I love it too. Keep yer head up and your belly full if possible this weekend and show somebody some semblence of love for once in your life you heathens.

Monday, December 18, 2006

"Treatin' Me Cold"

Mayne I didn't even know I was gonna have this one for you today but alas and alak I do!

This is a song that MIGHT be on the new Devin the Dude album Waiting to Inhale. It'll come out on Rap-A-Lot Records on March 13th and we are gonna have a HUGE release party for him at SXSW with special guests that you will not believe on March 14th.

2007 finna be this boys year for real.

The song is called "Treatin' Me Cold" and it was produced by Devin, Mike Dean and the Coughee Brothaz. It features Tony Mac of the Coughee Brothaz singing as well.

You are now REQUIRED to post a comment since I am giving you this exclusive lil gem right here. Lemme know what you think and hit up Devin's MySpace and let him know what you think.

Devin the Dude featuring Tony Mac - Treatin' Me Cold

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Radio Holidaze

I’ve been obsessed with the radio since I was really young. I mean really young, like since birth I think. Nowadays with my ipod and a working CD player in the car, I rarely check to see if anything is on because 9 times out of 10 of course, there isn’t.

But for some reason around the holidays I always find myself scanning thru the dial looking for something interesting to listen to. A story, some news, Christmas songs, etc.

I think that comes from having spent most of my Christmases of the past 17 years back home with my mother (though not the past 3, which kind of hurts), in the room I grew up in from 10th grade thru 12th, listening to CBC radio or whatever I could find. I think I have written this here before, but I’m originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and there they may not have much, but they’ve got a hellafied radio range. Growing up, 4 miles or so from Lake Erie, I would listen to radio from Canada, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit and sometimes as far away as Chicago (on the AM dial generally).

So when I would go home to visit my mom from Houston, Amsterdam, Chicago, Austin, New York or wherever I was living, I would always spend a little time revisiting the local radio and beyond.

From the time I was like 8 years old till maybe 15 or so, I was obsessed with year-end countdowns. I wasn’t even necessarily into the pop crap they were playing on the radio, but for some reason me and my boy Chris Confer obsessed about it. We would sit and write down every song in the Top 104 songs of the year on K104 and we’d call into the station to express our disapproval if a song was too high or too low on the charts. We’d listen to the stations from all over and compare the lists. We’d look for albums by Canadian bands we’d hear on Canadian radio. We’d literally stay over at each others houses and stay up all night listening and writing and calling and probably drinking sodas and eating cookies to stay awake and alert (I once stayed up for 4 days straight on a Mom’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Bender – Mom, you better be bringing the balls!)

In the past few weeks I’ve been finding myself doing the same thing. We’re not going to Erie for the holidays this year, everyone is coming here, so I have been scanning the dial to hear what I can hear. I’ve even tuned into a couple of Erie stations on the internet and realized that even though they all blow major dick, they’re a part of me and well for some reason they bring me some comfort. (Even WERG, the station where I did my first radio show, a reggae show in 1988 and 1989. That station sucks so much balls it should be illegal what with all the nu metal and such blaring from their basement studio).

Anyway, the other day I was scanning the AM dial and came across Michael Savage for the first time ever. I had always read that this Savage dude is like O’Reilly on ‘roids, the most vile conservative scumbag our country has to offer. Save for the folks your moronic parents and coworkers keep on electing.

Herr Savage made a comment somewheres along the lines of “America is the only country worth caring about today, and it’s almost not worth caring about.” He cited the rampant perversion of the Belgians, the Christmas hating Persians and well, he even hates Japan. Dude probably even hates Norway and Norway is vastly superior to the United States when it comes to everything but sunshine in the winter and the price of beer. Dude probably even hates the Netherlands even though you can get ANYTHING at any time of day there, and well, that’s respectable. I fuckin’ love the Netherlands.

Anyway, I say that a lot, anyway, I can’t believe that this sort of hate speech is allowed to exist in this country, and in the month in which the dude this dude worships was born. Is nothing sacred? Does Michael Savage hate Jesus so much that he would desecrate his month? The answer is yes, and Michael Savage is a heathen. He’s scum. The lowest of the low and needs to catch a bad one.

But whatever, I’m not gonna let him steal my sunshine. Christmas is in full swing here at SoReal Manor and as of 4:20 p.m. on December 16th I have officially entered the holiday season. Two weeks ago I didn’t know what the fuck we were gonna do to financially participate in this the holiday of holidays. Things looked quite bleak, but with some yelling, screaming and strong arming, we’re actually floating above the water this year and well, Christmas is not going to kill us. Like I thought it would. Seriously, I didn’t know what to do.

That being said, I also have to send a shout out to J. Mill at the Source. I’ve been covertly tripping on them here on the blog saying things about how they owe me a bunch of money and well, yes I was pissed. They still owe me money, but today I received a check and a note from J. that basically let me know that they haven’t forgotten about me and are trying. I always liked him a lot man. He’s a good dude and I have known that for a few years now. Being owed over $3000 by the Source, I let the anger at that corporation (or whatever the fuck it is) cloud my vision and I was seriously sitting here stewing for some time, expending a lot of (negative) energy on something I couldn’t do much of anything about.

Anyway, dude is working to make good and I appreciate him a lot for that. I support Down Magazine and am not even trippin’ on the Source right now. I like this feeling. It’s so Christmas-y! Thank’s J. Mill! (This may sound weird but I kind of knew this was gonna happen. I trust dude.)

And Happy Holidays top all of you. No matter what you celebrate, try to do so in the next couple of weeks. With me, in a park, jamming Sabbath, cuz it’s like that.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Last Night's Damage Control

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNH. What you know about me behind them wheels?

On them decks.

Doin' it big.

Christmas/Holiday music all night at the Orange Show. Me and Mariachi MECA jammin' on down SoReal. If you miss this, you are missing the whole point of Christmas. If you don't like Christmas music then you are with the terrirists so rethink yoself and make yoself seen enjoying Christmas at the Orange Show this Saturday night lest them peoples come break your door down for being on the other side of that fence o.k.? There'll be food, drinks, good vibes, family friendliness, incredible lights throughout the hood and on the structure itself.

The Orange Show is hands down my favorite venue in Houston. You need to come party with me. (DJ Eva gonna be on the wheels with me as well. On that futuristic shit.)



Then hit up My MySpace. Knowmtalmbout. Somebody will see it. Not me.

Last night Damage Control was o.k. Chill showed up at like 1 a.m. and never set up them tables so I was talking to people over beat cd's on repeat feeling like a goof with no real vibe going throughout the place. You might notice that I played like 46 minutes of music right from the jump without really talking. I was tired as shit - I been going thru it Holiday work style lately - and not feeling the whole interview process. Amy didn't want to co-host with me, she just wanted her own hour so I just kind of sat there dazed going through CD's wondering why. Lot's of good stuff last night, but equally balanced with shitty shit that didn't need to be played.

New exclusive music from north Texas from PPT, Money Waters and Twisted Black that should have you trippin'. Good stuff.

I don't know.

These dudes showed up!

Golden Child, Da Ryno, A3, Chalie Boy

They came in like 1:30 and I was so tired I was just not as excited as I should have been. I got love for all them dudes, but I was about to fall over. And I didn't even realize that last night WAS THE FIRST TIME CHALIE BOY EVER CAME TO DAMAGE CONTROL! We should have done it bigger, but I was deep in a zone, a thousand feet from what you think that I'm on... Yungbuk.

I'm out.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Congratulations to the Grit Boys

On signing to TVT Records.

They wanna know if Houston can hold on to it in 2007. With UGK on Feb. 27 (Underground Kings), Devin on March 13th (Waiting to Inhale), Grit Boys in the first quarter, Willie D's new album is a monster on some classic Geto Boys shit, it doesn't seem ready to stop yet. Shit I'm ready for 2007. Bring it on. What the fuck. I'm ready.

Damage Control tonight midnight till 3am central time to listen live.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Big Tuck Out Today Man!

Ya heard? It's good.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Two New Trae Videos!

Peep this the um, world premier of sorts of the two new videos from the only rap album I was able to listen to in it's entirity in one sitting this whole past year.

Trae feat. Yung Joc - In the Hood

Trae feat. Z-Ro - No Help

Both these songs jam. "No Help" might be my pick for jam of the year. If I did things like pick jams of the year and such.

Another Fine Milestone for our Fine Nation

U.S. Imprisons More People Than Any Other Nation

By James Vicini, Reuters

WASHINGTON (Dec. 9) -- Tough sentencing laws, record numbers of drug offenders and high crime rates have contributed to the United States having the largest prison population and the highest rate of incarceration in the world, according to criminal justice experts.

A U.S. Justice Department report released on November 30 showed that a record 7 million people -- or one in every 32 American adults -- were behind bars, on probation or on parole at the end of last year. Of the total, 2.2 million were in prison or jail.

According to the International Center for Prison Studies at King's College in London, more people are behind bars in the United States than in any other country. China ranks second with 1.5 million prisoners, followed by Russia with 870,000.

The U.S. incarceration rate of 737 per 100,000 people in the highest, followed by 611 in Russia and 547 for St. Kitts and Nevis. In contrast, the incarceration rates in many Western industrial nations range around 100 per 100,000 people.

Groups advocating reform of U.S. sentencing laws seized on the latest U.S. prison population figures showing admissions of inmates have been rising even faster than the numbers of prisoners who have been released.

"The United States has 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's incarcerated population. We rank first in the world in locking up our fellow citizens," said Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports alternatives in the war on drugs.

"We now imprison more people for drug law violations than all of western Europe, with a much larger population, incarcerates for all offenses."

Ryan King, a policy analyst at The Sentencing Project, a group advocating sentencing reform, said the United States has a more punitive criminal justice system than other countries.

More People to Prison

"We send more people to prison, for more different offenses, for longer periods of time than anybody else," he said.

Drug offenders account for about 2 million of the 7 million in prison, on probation or parole, King said, adding that other countries often stress treatment instead of incarceration.

Commenting on what the prison figures show about U.S. society, King said various social programs, including those dealing with education, poverty, urban development, health care and child care, have failed.

"There are a number of social programs we have failed to deliver. There are systemic failures going on," he said. "A lot of these people then end up in the criminal justice system."

Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in California, said the high prison numbers represented a proper response to the crime problem in the United States. Locking up more criminals has contributed to lower crime rates, he said.

"The hand-wringing over the incarceration rate is missing the mark," he said.

Scheidegger said the high prison population reflected cultural differences, with the United States having far higher crimes rates than European nations or Japan. "We have more crime. More crime gets you more prisoners."

Julie Stewart, president of the group Families Against Mandatory Minimums, cited the Justice Department report and said drug offenders are clogging the U.S. justice system.

"Why are so many

people in prison?

Blame mandatory

sentencing laws

and the record

number of

nonviolent drug

offenders subject

to them," she said.


Friday, December 08, 2006

This weeks Damage Control

Mo' thowed than a chair at the Mixtape Awards.


Wednesday, December 06, 2006


(With all due respect to Justo - Rest in Peace Brother - who I met in 1994 and always respected...)

How in the hell is there a "Mixtape Awards" and Rapid Ric is not nominated in one category?

Dude has been putting it down hard for the past few years but this year in particular has taken it to the next level. Chalie Boy tape, Magno tape, All Flows, etc... Not a dud in the bunch.

Dude actually mixes unlike a good 30% of the folks who have been nominated. Dude gets exclusives that really are exclusives, not just record company leaks.

Everything he does is real and he is killin' it right now. Spinning overseas. DJing for Chamillionaire, Slim Thug and Devin the Dude to name a few. His crew, the Whut it Dew Family are HANDS DOWN the best MC's in the south. Hand's down.

Yet and still dude ain't nominated for nothin'.

And there's only four people in the "Screwed and Chopped" category. Watts, OG Ron C, Ryno and Slice. Now I cut for all four of them. But how you gonna not have DJ-D in there? Street Pharmacy? Big Chance? Come on now man. DJ-D just did the whole Rap-A-Lot catalog it seems AND HE ACTUALLY MIXES!

He's not pushing buttons on a computer.

Man, I honestly don't care about awards show, but duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudes are you insane? I think a special category needs to be created or maybe just a lil acknowledgement needs to be given to Rapid Ric, a young brother who is truly changing the game.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Bang's Birthday Party

Awwwwwww man it went down Saturday night. I rolled with the Wolftown Committee out to the Perfect Rack and checked out one hell of a showcase in celebration of my man Bang's birthday.



The birthday man hisself, BANG!

Charlie Berry and Cl'che

Murder 1, Dope E, K-Rino and Justice (middle)

Grit Boys came on first and killed it. They did like 10 songs it was tight.

Then Gorilla Squad put it down real hard as well.

Great Scott killed it too. First time I have seen him perform, I think.

And King Tutt too. He's no joke.

Finally got a photo of Jai Boo from the Wolftown Committee! They will be here till Friday. If you work in the rap game out here and want to be heard overseas, you need to holler at these folks. They're everywhere.

So nice I had to snap it twice.

King Tutt!

Moufs of the SOuf killed it as well and are starting to make some noise out here for real.

That's a mighty peculiarly placed bottle and I am not sure how it got there.

Cl'che performed like she was in front of 50,000 people at the Astrodome or some shit. Killed it!

And was joined by Dougie D, Showtyme, Charlie Berry and more.

As evidenced by photos such as this. Sort of.

And our headliner for the evening, K-RINO!

Man it's always a pleasure to see K-Rino in concert. His catalog is so deep and he pulls from every album and just slays it. Also I like the way he dresses better than most other rappers. He's way more on my level man. I feel this dude. As you already know.

Bomber jackets and Loc's > diamonds and furs.

And MattSoReal said that. Picture me rollin' like Pac ya bitch. (Pimp C said that, more than once).

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Man I promised Bang I would post his flyer for this birthday blow out of blow outs earlier this week, but alas and alak I slacked. So um, check it out. Tonight at The Perfect Rack come celebrate the birthday of Bang, one of Houston's most important documentarians of the scene and then some. Grit Boys, K-Rino, Showtyme, Dougie D, Cl'che, Martel Music, Moufs of the Souf, Gorilla Squad, King Tutt and Great Scott will all be performing. It's safe to say that yes, it's goin' down.

Perfect Rack is on Magnum just off 290 on that Northwest side.

And two weeks from today I'll be DJing Christmas Music at the Orange Show before and after a Mariachi battle! Read what the Orange Show's MySpace has to say about said event:

Orange Show Events

December, 16 2006 at Matt Sonzala of HoustonSoReal and Mariachi Bands at the Orange Show!!
2402 Munger, Screwston, 77023
Cost: FREE

First ever Mariachi Battle! well not sure about that but this will be a fun way to end the year at the Orange Show. To top it off Matt Sonzala of HoustonSoReal will be spinning a n exclusive Holiday Music set from his vast collection. FREE!!!!!

I've got a lot of Christmas music and yes I am available to DJ your holiday party. Rates negotiable in relation to amount of grog and nog on site and what might be in said nog and grog. Holla.

Friday, December 01, 2006

More Pics from Damage Control from 14K

Those who have been fortunate enough to pick up the Coughee Brothaz Collectors Edition CD may have noticed these two unique voices booming out the Coughee Pot. 14K - Wood and Quad respectively - are originally from New Mexico. They moved here after a few chance meetings with Devin the Dude, who liked their music so much he invited them to come to Houston and work with the Coughee Brothaz. I wish I had a song to post for you to hear from the new shit, but they won't let me. So check out last weeks Damage Control below and you can hear a jam. Or of course you can check out their MySpace page.

Thanks for the photos guys. I didn't get any of Late of Lil J Xavier (what's up with everyone sleeping on getting photos of Jai Boo? That's just silly!) so add these to the post below in the perpetual blog that is your mind.

14K and Kool Herc

14K with Tricksta and Late of the Wolftown Committee

14K with K-Rino (Wait till you hear the collabo they did, for real you will shit)

Lil J Xavier - the youngest in charge for real with 14K