MixTapeLive Episode II: Cali Factors

Yours truly is featured in the brand new MixTapeLive Episode II: Cali Factors video directed by the comrade XienHow. This project utilizes an interesting concept: 10 MC’s spit over 5 instrumentals blended by 1 DJ. It’s literally a mixtape by itself..

The MC’s are paired up for the respective beats and rap for 8 bars; the featured pairs are Zyme and Jack Tradez, XP from Rhyme Addicts and Ruby Ibarra, myself and Orukusaki, Telli Prego and DregsOne, and Babii Cris and XienHow. I personally really like the juxtaposition between Cris and Xien’s heights, and the Jada/ Style P-esque in-and-out flow that Telli and Dregs are able to pull off. Also, special shout out’s to Hip Hop Avenue TV for supporting the video.

Kensho Kuma featured on MixtapeLive Episode II: Cali Factors

Yours truly is featured on Xienhow‘s “MixtapeLive Episode II: Cali Factors” off of the upcoming “No Retreat, No Surrender” mixtape. The track is an interesting new concept; 5 pairs of emcees spit 8 bars over 5 different beats, the DJ blends them, and there will be a music video to accompany it. It’s literally a mixtape in a single song.. The featured emcee pairs are Zyme and Jack Tradez, XP the Marxman and Ruby Ibarra, myself and Orukusaki, and Babii Cris and XienHow, with DJ Rebelion holding down the blends.

Xien

And since I only had 8 bars, I alternate languages every 2 bars to showoff the bilingual swordz.. “Animated murderer, similar to Deadpool/ ninja with an attitude, conditioned to behead fools/ 血まみれコンクリートが俺らの根っこ/人生を変えた紫のカセット/ (East Bay) edition of Asiatic poetry/ guided by righteous minded fighters who are close to me/ 国籍何でもポン人の誇り/今でもいる我らが生き残り”

 

HH4C Halloween Costume Party

Hip Hop for Change, a NGO dedicated to fighting socioeconomic injustice, police brutality, and the evils of corporate rap radio, through grassroots activism, educational outreach, and Hip Hop showcases, is organizing a Hip Hop Halloween party on 10/29. As you know, I proudly serve as a board member for this organization, and Halloween is the one holiday I care about, so needless to say, I will go all out.. I will be retiring the 510 Japanda Thug costume I have been developing for numerous Halloweens, and will debut something completely new. My group 2FS will be rocking with many of the usual suspects.. This party will also serve as my boy Unlearn the World’s birthday party.

HH4C Halloween

510 Japanda Thug Wins ROTC Halloween MC Battle

My alter ego 510 Japanda Thug won the ROTC Halloween MC Battle; all contestants had to battle as their characters and Japanda faced very worthy opponents. Captain Ruksok hosted, Z-Man from the Hiero Imperium helped with the judging, and DJ Kevvy Kev held down the decks.

Preliminary Cypher

Round 1: 510 Japanda Thug vs. Anonymous

Round 2: 510 Japanda Thug vs. Spready Kruger

Final Round: 510 Japanda Thug vs. Slender Woman

On some real shit, I thought that the final round could’ve gone either way.. so I decided to split the prize money with Slender Woman… who is actually the alter ego of Babii Cris. A lyrical prodigy who is barely 21.. her self-produced, self-engineered album is dropping 01/03/15.

Halloween Battle