Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wusupdate: February Marathon
COPS is pretty wicked sometimes. I came home from the Studio tonight, clicked on the thing, and there are three big old corn fed White cops pinning down a Rastaman, and wrangling him up for what seemed to be a nickel bag of sensi. The Rastaman yelled "Of course it's herb. That's my meditation, that's my religion. Selassie I is my God. Yahweh is my God..." With that they lifted him off the ground, and tossed him in the back of the squad car, handcuffed. Allegedly he threatened to bring his gun back to a grocery store and kill everyone. The Cops said the Ras was getting unruly, and they pulled him back out of the car and threw him to the ground again. All the while saying "Do I look like I give a fuck?!?!"
But in the mean time
Since I been lagging on the posts, here are some of my excuses for my lack of communication:
USA 7s Rugby Tournament,
Tribe Of Kings Presents The West Indies Team Afterparty
Feat. Selector C-Cyde alongside Roache (Bermuda) PLUS Khari Kill (Trinidad)
Big up to Cass, and the West Indies Rugby team for linking with us, making this thing happen. I went on Saturday to watch the tournament, and still couldn't explain the general rules of play for Rugby. It looks fun, rough, and apparently easy to lose by 60 points. Fortunately, the real excitement for the weekend was the live performace at our Sunday night Reggae Jam "Uptown Top Ranking". First of all, if you have never heard Roache or Khari Kill, then go straight to the bottom of the paragraph. These two are such talented singers and mic men, they had the whole house ramming. We not only had the West Indies Team in the house skaning it up, we had mad Kenyans (whose Rugby team had MAD fans in attendance at the game).
The clincher was the Wii Bowling Session with Roache and Khari. Big Up!
Picture Of Selassie-Khari Kill (Truth & Rights Riddim)
Tall Boots-Roache (Doctor Bird Riddim)
15 MINUTES OF FAME-2/15-SF
I flew to SF to play for 15 minutes, which actually turned out to be 2-15 minute sets since we were guests to the city. This event was hosted by San Francisco's up and coming promoter Sonny Phono. While the session seemed like it would become a circus, Sonny kept the DJs at bay, and the crowd hyped. I had the pleasure of playing with one of my DJ mentors, Mr. Mike Czech from the nationally syndicated Scratch and Sniff Show, as well as skilled Bay DJs like B Cause, Sake One, Keep Em Running, and others. I was hyped to have Sara from Landlord Jim's and Stephanie from Voz Alta out there with us to help rep for SD. I ended up having the time of my life. If you are in the Bay, and you missed this one, look out for the next installment coming soon!
BOB MARLEY DAY 2008
Bob Marley Day Concert (Or tribute to the legends as they've been forced to call it) was smashing. We played the long expired Arena Lounge inside San Diego Sports Arena, all day. I got to see Capleton, Gentleman, Queen I-frica, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, and Gregory Issacs ft. Sly & Robbie. The whole show was real poppin', and am glad I got to participate. Capleton took the show...As well as Queen I-frica.
Prophet Rise Again-Capleton
Stop Genocide-Queen Ifrica (Gangsta Law Riddim)
I DJed a wedding I never thought I'd see. Best wedding I've ever been apart of. My man Oscar Jordan tied the knot with his new Wife Cora, and it was bananas!!! Congratulations OJ, BOH! First off, I was setting up the sound when in comes the owner of Fargo's Jamaican BBQ here in San Diego, ready to set up the catering. Best Jamaican food in Daygo. I got to chill with old school heads like Kanten Russell and Peter Smolik, plus my regular cast of posse I haven't been able to chill with as of late. OJ C-Walked down the aisle at the end of the cermony. The reception included a 20 minute rap cypher, a 20 minute "Get Retarded in the Reception" Hyphy session which ended in a broken table, and a party room full of tree smoke. Best ever.
Juice and Son
Those are just a couple of the jumpoffs this month, and there are more to come for certain...
My apologies for the lack of posts, as you can see it's been busy.