That show that featured our folks UNI, Charles Hamilton and more. In the above video Shani Kulture catches up with the artists on the bill. If it's Hip Hop Official then you know where I swiped it from. FCC!!!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
PAC DIV @ CLUB NOKIA with NAS from Eazee Media on Vimeo.
So Like and Mibbs of Pacific Division aka PAC DIV invited Chris Focus and I out to their performance Wednesday at the brand new Club Nokia in downtown LA. The venue is fly and the show was dope...well it was good. I know I've seen better Nas performances...but more about Nas in the upcoming post. This post is about our boys Pac Div. They held it down and repped LA great. By the end of their set, anyone who wasn't rocking when they took the stage was jocking them at that point. Along with Chris Focus was J. Madison, Dom Kennedy, Carter, Dana of Elle Bon Claire and other guests. When that track Mayor hit...we all took the stage and got our Mayor dance in. Everyone will be doing that dance soon enough.
It's technically not a holiday today...so I can't slack. Another heater out the vault. Off that Streetquel Mixtape...originally recorded in 2004. This track is punchline heavy, and the wordplay is slick. Oh the beat he jacked is a banger...see if you recognize it, most people don't. Here's Melo with Don't B Madd. Don't forget to hit up www.melokan.com to purchase that E.P.U.
"...I grew up in the jungle, u just stay in the forest, if you don't want none of this verse u better stay in the chorus..." | "...yeah i smoke weed who gotta problem with that, I cut the L like the A in a Dodger hat..." - Melo KAN
Here are a "few" pics from the Crates & Mics aka 2nd Street Skillsfest that went down last Friday. The show featured some of FCC's favorite emcees: Chris Focus, Convinced, DNEZ, El Prez and guest appearances by C-San & Three-1-Zero. FCC was well represented as myself, E Dub & Big Kev were in the building. Other noteworthy guests were Taz of Sa-Ra fame, C-Ball & Dale Danja from the Cheap$kates crew, Meka of 2 DopeBoyz.com, L4 & Polyester the Saint of LAUSD, Like of Pacific Division and DWB (more on them soon). Shouts to Ophrap for having us there. The video is being worked on and if you're lucky we may have a lil teaser up later this evening. Until then see all the fun you missed by viewing these stills. If you know my myspace page...I have more pics. And Chris Focus brought lotsa ladies out for the show...always a good look.
FCC FASTBREAK - BEHIND THE SCENES from Eazee Media on Vimeo.
Took me a little bit to get this together...that deadline last week...but here is some video from that day the FCC Fastbreak track was put together. So take a look and share some laughs with Convinced, 3-1-0, Chris Focus, El Prez & C-San. FCC Exclusive footage.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
CLV Interview with Diz Gibran from C'est La Vie on Vimeo.
Diz Gibran Freestyle from C'est La Vie on Vimeo.
Anything Diz related is going up...he is now FCC if you didn't know. Trynna negotiate the next FCC track to feature this dude...u already know. Whaddup Diz? This is freestyle footage and interview footage c/o C'est La Vie. Enjoy.
Chris Focus x Polyester the Saint: Session 1 from Eazee Media on Vimeo.
Some footage I forgot to edit and post awhile back...this is from Chris Focus and Polyester's first session for the LAUSD project. Here's a small sample of what's brewing...this track should shape up to be a banger. I also got wind that Three-1-Zero & C-San will be featured as well on this one. Stay tuned.
So when I cruise through the Marina, or when cut by it to get to Venice or Santa Monica I always see this complex. I was sure it was pretty nice just judging from the exterior so I decided out of curiosity to check the spot out. And I was right, it's very nice. 3 different floor plans with lots of plush features...and the communal amenities aren't shabby either. In the actual units you get features like wood flooring, granite countertops, two-tone paint, great views, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closests. The complex features Heated Pool and Spa, Saunas, Executive Conference Room, Fitness Center, Fountain Lounge Courtyard, and more...check it out at www.MarinaPointeApartments.com. Oh, the plush place also comes at a plush price...but if can afford the luxuries and great access to the beach areas...you can't complain.
2 Things: it's a slow day and we fuxx with E-40 over here...PERIOD!!! Swiped from OnSmash.
One of my favorite Melo Kan tracks ever...this was recorded for E.P.U. but ended up being left off the album. Partly because it had been recorded over a year earlier. Production by Hot Soup, Melo just does as the title suggests...Spit It Owt. Something to vibe too in the car, the house, at work, whatever. Take a listen and recognize the west coast gets it in too. EPU available at www.melokan.com RIGHT NOW!!!
I'm not sure how I feel about these...but I keep noticing these "satin" Nike Shoes. The black ones above were the first Dunks made with the satin flavor...well now Nike is dropping two more colorways: red and white. If you like the satin kicks...I'm sure these will drop the same places you get the other fly kicks from.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So today is mom's bday...and ironically her son (one of your favorite "bloggers") gets blogged about today. I've had homies send me shout outs...but it feels pretty good to actually get a write up (small but cool) about myself, my endeavors and my blog. I'm not into promotion of myself (personally) on my blog but I thought this was worth mentioning. My fam Ken Billups launched his blog today and surprised me with his first Community Spotlight being me...so check my writeup over there NOW!!! Ken Billups is very active within the local community with various programs that benefit the youth. It is that passion to help, serve and create change that makes him a valued colleague. So check out his blog everyday after you leave here (or include him among your blog stops) and see what he has cooking. Expect a good amount of substance and thought provoking posts that relate to our Los Angeles communities and beyond; as well as some more informal thoughts of a young man residing in LA. Thanks again Ken. And be on the lookout for Ocean's LA & their 3rd Annual Holiday Gala(website up soon). The grand upscale event raises money for Ken's non-profit: CLIMB Inc. This non-profit creates several programs to assist inner city youth in Los Angeles County.
So yesterday we threw up the Squace Song, a funny take on people involved with "not-the-best lookers". Some may have found it hilarious and others may have found it offensive. But if it strikes a chord in life then you relate to it one way or the other, and that is what music is supposed to do. Today Melo touches on "toxic relationships"...which we've all had our share of. I know plenty of ladies and gents that can feel this track....U SHOULD TOO!!! Enjoy.
DJ AM will be "performing" at UNDFTD's Black Friday party and to mark the occasion they will drop the collab tee pictured above. All proceeds will go to AccessHelp, so come party for a good cause.
The FCC gets it popping on Tuesdays...I mean we all love music. And if you're a music lover/buyer like me then you remember running out on Tuesdays and copping someone's new album. Well Tuesdays have that feel again...c/o of Whateyethought.com and Convinced we dropped that 2 for 1 earlier. Well every Tuesday our fam Diz Gibran takes over at Ges' spot. In honor of that occasion I'm dropping some 2006 Diz on you. This is one of my fav's from Mr. Gibran. We was just hanging last night and I told him I'd be dropping this today...he said he with it and gave me his blessing. Then because I misplaced it...he dropped it in my inbox. So enjoy this track like I do...u now have something to play this weekend. So head over to KnowXOne right now and see the goodies Diz is dropping.
Was cruising through Hypebeast and saw these...I thought the concept and color schemes were pretty fly. And I gotta show love to the Hawaiian visitors to the 'Street. Check out Fitted Hawaii to get yours. Available for Black Friday.
Nike is dropping these for the Holidays...and the top 2 pics contain some shoes I'd definitely rock. The bottom 2, maybe not. But my taste may not necessarily be yours. Proper has these kicks already so head to the LB if you want a pair.
Shouts to Evan for sending this over...he said for some reason Shawn decided to leave this off of his "I Wear Glasses" mixtape. He does his thing over Baby's classic (yup, i said Baby & Classic in the same line) "What Happened to that Boy" featuring the Clipse.
My mans J Dubb over at Five Four Clothing put these images in my inbox yesterday but I was in motion by the time I got them. I told him they'd be up today when I saw him at the Elle Bon Claire show last night. Go to www.fivefourclothing.com right now and pick up some new gear. A large sale is rumored to be on the horizon. So go now!!!