Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Look at this guy! He bit me pretty hard for bein so little. One of the benefits of taking a Hurrication to florida I guess. This was first time swimming in an ocean in my life. Haha, a few times in Cali I ended up getting my feet soaked when I wasn't watchin, but that the closest I've ever gotten to swimming in an ocean until today. If you never have either, the water is beautiful! Even at 6pm with gray skys...makes you wanna just lay there and relax, ya dig?

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Mobile tunnel. It took like 7 or 8 hours to get here from New Orleans yesterday. I have to say, Mobile looked pretty cool as we approached on the highway. And the reason I posted this, is because this tunnel is pretty damn cool too. I donno I like things of all shapes and sizes and functions. As we entered, it swooped down into the earth. A white, shining tube with no visible exit in sight. But it was short and we popped out into the pre-hurricane weather soon enough. So in short, eventhough most of those 8 to 9 hours were spent crawling down the interstate with no food except for an apple we had been writing on, it was worth it just to see a place outside of N.O. to visit.

Pensacola Florida this morning.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

My last picture of downtown. I hope you like the view. And hopefuly the dome will have its roof still on.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Yeeeeeeah, ya dig. Hahaha the Rite Aid down the street was throwing away all of their dairy products! Haha I donno what to think right now but I enjoyed eating a pint of Strawberry Blue Bell ice cream straight from a dumpster. Tasted deeee-licious. Once again, this is because the Hurricane is coming although it does seem quite wasteful.

Right now Cam, HadiN and I are at Cooter Browns. It appears to be the only thing open around here, but there are still cars and people about. Its easy to get caught up in the hysteria and start getting paranoid, but then I tell Cam to chill out because its only saturday...

Yo yo yo. I am in New Orleans proper. As always. Hurricane Gustav is coming and I just spent the afternoon preparing for it with my boy Cam (sitting on the steps). We will see what happens. I really want to ride it out, but everyone is telling me to get out while I can. Hard to know what to do.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Candle Light Lounge. Tight lil place in the Treme. Olympics on TV and Treme BB a few nights a week. I like Treme and I got to explore a lil the other night. I felt like I was deep in the neighborhood but surprisingly Candle Light was only a block from Claiborne and around the corner was Club Fabulous. Haha I can't stop thinking I sound like a hipster as I write this but man, its tight! Haha Club Fabulous is right on Claiborne Ave under the bridge and what makes it stand out for me are the two Black Panthers lieing in in the grass painted on the front. I'll have to take a picture of that one next time. Anyway, back to candle light. Hopefully I will go back with Ivana and some friends and see Treme Brass Band. This time we just chilled out and drank a Bud Light or two as Jamaica raced around the track for Olympic gold. Naice

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Yes indeed. This is what it looks like around Maple and Hillary at 3am. Tired as hell and bored to boot.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

New Old Music From Juvenile!

These songs were supposed to be on Juve's, still unreleased, album entitled Diary of a Soulja. They have probably been floating around there for a while but if you haven't heard anything new from Juve since Reality Check came out, peep these.

All I ever think about is gettin paid, a get a gettin paid. Yes indeed. Juve has a way of being consistent in taking a track and making it his own. It doesn't matter if it is a Mannie Fresh produced track, an outside producer, or his own production, his personality and character shine through confidently. The track is called "All I Think About Is Gettin Paid". Like I said, I know its not brand new, but you have may not heard this banger. And it is a Banger.

Download HERE: Juvenile: "All I Think About Is Gettin Paid"

I apologize for the intros from djs and websites, i didn't take the time to edit the tracks. But...next up is Juve's "Everything" featuring Tampa T Pain on the hook. This one is a banger as well, and if someone like Rick Ross came out with this track I could see myself not liking it, but I am biased. Check it out for yourself.

Download HERE: Juvenile: "Everything Feat. T Pain"

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I Mean Why??

Every now and then, I dont post. Sorry man. But anyway this is some real that ya need to check out ya hoid me?!

This is a busy time in New Orleans. Lots of things happening. School is coming to a close, Mardi Gras Indians are massing, concerts are happening, Second lines, Jazz Fest is coming up. All kinds of things. And today I have Super Sunday Mardi Gras Indian pictures along with last Sunday's Second Line pictures. And just so you know this is how I'm feelin...

This month on the 19th this special event is happening at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The Creole Wild West Tribe will be telling their story with the help of some others and I will be in the house to document it for you.

And also for your enjoyment, every Thursday, it is goin down at The Chocolate Bar on Tulane & Broad st. Go down and get your club on with Tragic and Iron Work Ent. If you are a local artist, bring you hits by and get them played!

BACK TO BUSINESS! - Click On The Photos To Enlarge

Like I said, Super Sunday. It was a pretty amazing event for me to witness. I rolled down St. Charles with my friends Diana and Patrick
Streetcar New Orleans
After walking for some time, we made our way down Simon Bolivar to MLK as the Second Line was coming up the street. I had no idea where the indans were going to come from, then I saw Naija. This is my girl right here. Fun to see people you know out in the crowd.

As we walked up towards Claiborne, I noticed a few Indians comin from our left.

Turns out it was the Creole Wild West Gang

My boy Flag Boy Slim of Creole Wild West Gang and his pretty Queen

My boy Patrick and Diana
As we walked up MLK at Claiborne I took this picture of the street and you can see in the background, a mural of Big Slack. I have always liked this mural, and I asked EF about it but I don't remember the story.
Fiya Ya Tribe

Creole Wild West
Police at Galvez and MLK.

Big Chief
Spy Boy
Another Big Chief

Beautiful costumes and devastated houses. That ain't from Katrina either. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
Beatin tha drum

My boy Jon met me out there and we grabbed some eats and chatted with Nutt Da Kidd. Not sure why I don't have any pictures of him out there.
Eatin that pork chop sandwich an drinkin a Heinekin
You can see everything out there, from Hyabusas to Lucky Charms Grand Prixs to Pit Bull puppies with papers.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Bassment Radio Went Down Thursday! Lil' Dee In The Studio!

Every Thursday morning at 2am DJ EF Cuttin and myself host a radio show on WTUL 91.5 Tulane radio. We try to showcase as much local hip hop and underground shit as possible....although EF likes to throw in a few soon to be Mega Hits. Anyway, I finally met a local cat by the name of Lil' Dee last monday at Industry Influence. EF and I decided to start having artists on the show, so he was the first. His boy Chance came along to film as we interviewed him and invited him to freestyle on the mic. All in all a fun show and a cool video came out of it as well. Peep this...

Haha I like this video. Hopefully we will see more like it, from me and from Dee. To give ya'll a taste of why he has sold 15,000 mixtapes download this shit...
Lil' Dee: I Ain't Goin' No Where
And here...
Lil' Dee: My Chevy


I found a very interesting video that touches on all this recent "Bafoonery" , as Cam'ron would say. DJ Khaled shows why he has a squeaky ass voice, the game and rick ross talk, and Cam'ron makes an appearance to yell out "Curtisss!"

Hahaha good stuff, no?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Industry Influence Goes Down. Plus Is Chris Paul Signed To Young Money?

Hahaha I am joking about that but look at this pic from CP3's party last weekend. He is rocking a YM chain.
It sort of cool he is rockin with local artists but kinda odd. But check this next one. I had to look at this one several times, but then I realized. Its Dizzy!I don't know man, the beard threw me off. I heard he is finishing up a music video this week so props to him on that. I hope he shaved...

Haha anyway, it went down at the hangar last night. Unfortunetly for both of us there were no pictures taken by me. I was on the panel of radio DJs, and my friend left with my camera....so I apologize. Currency was in the building. Joey Queenz performed. Tragic was in the building. EF Cuttin was on the 1's and 2's. Wild Wayne was on the mic. Jimi Clever delivered again with an awesome set. Lil' Dee was in the house. Just a good time. I hope all of ya'll come check out the next one on the 7th of april.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Every First Monday of The Month! Industry Influence @ The Hangar

Every first Monday of the month, Wild Wayne of Q93 Radio and Sess 4-5 of Nuthin But Fire Records, have been putting on a Hip Hop Industry Influence showcase and panel at the Hangar in mid-city. I have attended the last two and I really enjoyed them.

As ChiQ Diva said, Industry Influence is, "the only platform in New Orleans for independent artists to not only showcase their talent, but to learn the business of music as well."

The conference is really a great opportunity to mingle, network, gain knowledge, and prepare for New Orleans to showcase its diverse talents.

As you can see I will be there with my co-host DJ EF Cuttin and a gang of other regional DJ's to share our experience and ideas with the crowd. Like I said, there will be a showcase after the panel with quite a few local artists performing. I will keep ya'll updated and upload pics, but until then check out the blog at www.IndustryInfluence.com . I has a lot of good upcoming event postings such as the Core DJ's Conference, which is coming up soon. Peace!

Hookah Bar Every Friday

DJ EF Cuttin Myspace.com/EFCuttin

My main man DJ EF Cuttin spins every Friday night at the Hookah Bar on Frenchmen Street. Hookah Bar is a really nice club, and needless to say it really goes down on friday nights. I ran into a few locals this past friday so heres the pics...And for those of you who didnt know, EF and I co-host a radio show Thursday mornings at 2am on WTUL 91.5. More on that later

My man Yuset was in the house

Local rapper Tragic, of Iron Work Entertainment. He has an album out called "S.O.O.N." He just shot a music video I hear, for this song..
Tragic Feat Mr. ALG- "Rep Yo Hood"


Here is the Teaser for The video with some behind the scenes pictures.

Man...lemmi just tell ya, this dude Tragic, Yuset, and their people...they work hard! Like many people out here, they are really pushin hard, from the ground up. Youtube Tragic and there is a gang of videos up there. I really like the amount of effort they put into what they do, definitely a solid building block for the hip hop scene in New Orleans. I'll keep yall posted on the video when it is released in April. Till then, go buy his album!

Local artist Dappa was on hand as well, chillin out. He has a song that has been circling quite a bit, called "You Got Me", so he got up and performed for a second.
Dappa is signed to local label Extreme Entertainment, which coincidentally is home to Baby Boy, and most recently K Gates apparently! More on Gates later, I here he has a song with a dance!?!
Check him out at Myspace.com/YaBoyDappa