As promised this Friday marks the release party of the Fist Fam’s 3rd album release in less than a year, “Weekend Cult”. The show will be at the Elbo Room (647 Valencia, SF, CA) and will feature sets by a cadre of Gurp City members & affilliates such as Z-Man, Rec League, Grand Invincible, yours truly Foulio Iglesias and others. Spearheading this event is the release of the album’s lead single “Drinkin & Smokin” (which I suspect is actually a prequal to the “Posted” single “Drinkin”) as a free download. These guys can’t stop hitting you over the head with free music, and in my opinion this is the tightest album the Fam has put together to date. So in the words of the immortal (or perhaps just undead) Tame One “Tell a friend, tell a foe. Tell everybody you know”…
Next Friday, February 24th at the Elbo Room in San Francisco marks the album release party for the Fist Fam’s latest full length (yes another one) “Weekend Cult”. That being more or less the starter pistol for a string of releases by the Gurp City South Crew. 2012 will see albums from TopR, Foul Mouth Jerk, Scofflaw, The Ville Boyz, the Worst, and possibly more. So in honor of a future that is startlingly bright for a confederation of potential cirrhosis candidates & to educate these young buckets only just now upping themselves on the science of Gurpology, we take a look back at the history of the Gurp City Crew by posting this link to the in-retrospect-ironically named “Dead In A Year” a remastered compilation of hits from 1999-2004. This noteworthy collection of classics features the distinguished production high-jinks of Verse Murphy, Z-Trip & Radar as well as the superior rap shenanigans of OG Triple OG’s Brandon B, Eddie K, Luke Sick & Z-Man. Aside from being inundated with an overwhelming amount of gems that would hit just as hard if dropped in the distant future, it contains some of the funniest skits ever put to tape. In particular my favorite skit of all time “Coked Out In The 80’s” , few things are simultaneously this funny & historically accurate. So peep the skit & follow it back to the album, which is amazingly, also available for free download.
Once again Macon Beats is back at it like a crack habit. If you’re anything like me, you’re beginning to harbor suspicions that all this guy does is fish, take pictures of himself fishing, make mixtapes & then use the pictures of himself fishing as mixtape covers. Now if he could just achieve a feasible means of getting his turntables onto the boat in some employable fashion the circle of life for this proud Thug-Neck would be complete. Although I’m unsure what the long term effects of negligent amounts of massive sub bass would be on the well being of aquatic wildlife… but that’s their problem. Never mind the bollocks, here’s the Swamp Bucket Mix
Tired of your shitty job? Don’t believe anything you see on the news? Already sick of the relentless duplicity of election season? Wondering about what the fuck those unpronounceable ingredients on the side of your food label are? Worried that all these concerns and more have lead you to drinking & smoking too much? … Yeah, Dirty Frost is too.
If you can relate feel free to download his new exclusive single “The Power of Confusion”.
Has anyone besides me ever wondered in the 21st century, this era of cel phones and the end of the phone booth, where the fuck Clark Kent now changes into Superman? Which only begs the further question, that since phone booths were made of glass, why did he ever bother to “hide” in one before he changed any way? I mean is it providing any greater subterfuge that thin air was not? I don’t know, I guess since we as a people patronized him by turning a blind eye to that masterful disguise of one thin pair of spectacles, we kind of lowered the bar and could expect that kind of lackluster work ethic henceforth. What does any of this have to do with the new Ville Boyz single? Nothing really, just that the title is “Up, Up & Away” which I guess put me in some kind of pensive mood, contemplating the idiosyncrasies of the Son of Jor-El.
Anyway, the first free single from Gurp City South of 2012 is here & surprise, it’s from The Ville Boyz. Enjoy it in the loving embrace of Earth’s yellow sun.
On my recent trip out to The Bay I had the good fortune to sleep off most of my benders fully dressed, in Ronnie Mac’s lazy boy. One of the fringe benefits of Pappy’s upright slumber suite is that his room mate is S.F. underground stalwart & Gurp City production genius Optik. Probably best known for producing the entirety of TopR’s “Cheap Laughs For Dead Comedians” album, Optik has also produced UG classics for the likes of Z Man, Fist Fam & more. Shortly after his work on Cheap Laughs he began work on a his own album, featuring an all-star team of the rappers with whom he frequently collaborates. I had the good timing to be in town during a few of these sessions & ended up on a couple of the joints that were recorded for the album. As often happens with independent music some time has passed & for whatever reasons the album has yet to be released. So rather than keep all these gems to himself Optik recently began leaking a few of them on his “The Chillout blog” & soundcloud etc. This week’s release is called “Times”(The End is Near) ft. Foul Mouth Jerk, TopR & Word Smiff. You can can grab the download below along with a few other unreleased Optik rarities.
Fist Fam’s OG Triple OG DJ Macon Beatz steps back into the mixtape spotlight with his brand new All Gurp City Mix. This release is 43 mins of material spanning several years from both the West Coast & Down Souf branches of the Gurp City Crew, including The Fist Fam, Eddie K, TopR, Foul Mouth Jerk, The Ville Boyz, Smidi , Z-Man and more. Perfect party music. So don’t sleep… Pass out.
The Man in the Cuts is back with volume 4 of his Fog Breaks podcast series, “Wildside”. This round is going hord, with joints from Freddie Gibbs, Raekwon, MOP, Mobb Deep & the like. Not really for the faint of shirt & skinny jean crowd. The whole playlist is pre-emo, grab your dick & rap about pistols & foul shit music. New shit that sounds like the kind of shit you used to hear before people started rapping over house beats & techno jams. Go grab this new one & keep up on all the Fog Breaks podcasts at the link below:
It should come as no surprise at this point that Fist Fam uber-producer Al Lover is still hard at work, with his fiendish work ethic & seemingly boundless supply of stylish hats. What you may not know is that Al has been garnering some much deserved recognition for his efforts. Not the least of which coming from Impose Magazine, whose tape series Al recently joined with the release of his “Satanic Tambourine” beat tape. Spearheading that release is the single “Black Magick Starter Jacket” which is as savage as it’s name suggests. This is really my favorite beat I’ve heard in quite a while. Not to mention the ridiculously awesome art that accompanies it. And yes that is Anton LaVey lurking menacingly behind the king witch Baphomet, wearing a pentagram Starter Jacket & handling the rock in front of not one but two spectacular pairs of tit-aes… needless to say this tape has everything. Enjoy
Also for more on Satanic Tambourine, and all things Impose Magazine visit them right here:
In honor of my Thanksgiving visit to the Bay & the Fist Fam’s continuing campaign to facilitate my assassination via Jameson, which will inevitably be legally ruled “death by misadventure”, I am posting this new piece of free music. It is the Fist Fam’s electr-ode to that most deleterious of spirits, Irish Whiskey. It is titled “Green Bottle Brown” & features the talents of the one & only Gus Cutty & the mysterious rantings of the idiot-savant-in-charge Jay EZ (yes, yes in fact he does say “voo-doo from my nail clippings could never kill me”) . Click the link below to grab the track & it’s oh so appropriate artwork…