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.

2nd Annual Samurai Sunday

2nd Floor Samurais (Kensho Kuma x Orukusaki) will be teaming up with XienHow to bring you the 2nd annual “Samurai Sunday” on 05/29/16 @ Return of the Cypher. As stated numerous times before, ROTC has grown into the livest Hip Hop weekly in the SF Bay Area.. local Rap icons have become regular patrons in the past year and a half, and mainstream celebrities have begun to show their faces.. and we thank you. Come celebrate with 2FS on Memorial Day Weekend. We will be debuting a brand new set, and of course it’s FREE and no cress code as usual.

Samurai Sunday

 

Here is footage from the 1st “Samurai Sunday” shot by Tefari Casas.

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”

 

Kensho Kuma featured on Zyme’s “Live Forever”

Yours truly is featured on longtime comrade Zyme‘s “Live Forever” track off of his brand new “Swish: Life of Zyme” E.P. Zyme has been on the independent Hip Hop grind since the late nineties Telegraph days, has been around the world covering similar territories as myself, has had songs played on major airwaves, and continues to hold it down through regular live performances. It’s definitely worth a listen. “Live Forever” also features Scarub of the Living Legends and frequent 2FS collaborator XienHow. Produced by my LA comrade XP the Marksman from Rhyme Addicts.

Zyme

 

“くたばってもなー、永遠に生きたる/ 科学のおかげで経験はデジタル/ 100年後、より最も気になる/ のは今現在さ、本当に意味ある/ 事には形すら、時間も無い/ ピラミッドさえ恐れている sands of time/ この生涯だけでは物足りない/でも来世でも感じる絆と愛”

XienHow “Process: the 7th Sign” Album Release Party

2FS comrade/ veteran emcee/ videographer XienHow will be celebrating the release of his “Process: the 7th Sign” album on November 20th, 2015 @the Elbo Room in San Francisco. It has been rumored for months now that the Valencia venue will close its doors, so this may be one of your last opportunities to enjoy a Hip Hop show there. The night will also serve as the release party for SF OG Aukwin, who will be presenting the “Aukthentic” album and will feature Z-Man as the master of ceremonials.

Xienhow Release

XienHow – “Toe Tagga” Music Video

2FS Video Premier/ Kuma Birthday Bash!

On 08/16/2015, we will be premiering 2FS’ “Whatchanameis” video @ROTC, in conjunction with Kensho Kuma’s Birthday! All patrons rocking panda attire will receive a very special Pandaneze gift from the Japanda!!

2FS birthday

2FS Live Performance @ROTC

2nd Floor Samurais (Kensho Kuma x Orukusaki) will be headlining the Boom Boom Room on 05/24. As you probably know by now, Return of the Cypher is our weekly Sunday event at BBR, and on May 24th, we will be doing a full performance for our home team. We will be premiering some of our new material and our comrade Xienhow will be opening for us.

2FS Flier

 

2FS Hosting Scarub (Living Legends) Album Release Party

2FS (Kensho Kuma x Orukusaki) will be hosting Scarub of the Living Legends’ album release party on April 18th, 2015 at the Legionnaire in Oakland. Line-up includes veteranos Xienhow and Zyme (formerly Enzyme Dynamite) that I came up with in the East Bay scene.. Btw Xien’s “True MC” video is at a quarter million views..

LegApril Show

“Meet the Cast” Trailer-