You ever heard of those old tribesman that believed if you ate the heart of your enemy you would consume their soul and acquire their powers? Well the Fist Fam is working off some pretty similar philosophies. I can’t be certain that this song doesn’t promote devil worship when played forward at normal speed. But I am fairly sure that it is the pyschotic ramblings of desperate individuals far too cavalier in their recreational use of DMT in heroic dosages. To quote Gus Cutty’s verse; “The first to go is the lucky one”.See for yourself…
If you didn’t believe me, or more likely just weren’t listening the myriad of times I have repeated that this website is run by and largely for Grumpy Old Men, please allow me to state the latest case in the form of Rime Force Most Illin and their new mixtape. Exhibit A: the title “SupaLova”, Exhibit B: this mixtape is actually a tape, as in on cassette, well also available for download, but fuck all that newjack hogwash. This chilly fresh project is brought to you by preeminent cave men on the moon, Rec League’s Rob Rush & Gurp City’s Luke Sick featuring a stupid dope exclusive mix by G-Pek & some dumb hype cuts by DJ Raw B, as well as a recording of the first ever live appearance of Rime Force Most Illin. So get with the times, and by times I mean the Crack Era, and order one of these limited edition jammies cause each cassette order comes with a free download. So you can be fresh for the old school plus for the new one.
I’m just gonna come out and say it, perhaps you’ve been feeling the same and just weren’t mentioning it, but I’m really beginning to doubt QM’s commitment to drinking. I speak from both personal experience & anecdotal evidence when I say anyone who is sincere in their efforts to punish the liver for it’s misdeeds really does not work this hard at life. QM has been releasing too much good music both on his own & collaboratively. Between the runs to the liquor store, the boozing, the romance (if this pimpin goes according to plan), the oversleeping, the hangovers, the quiet shame & self doubt, and the hair of the dog to start it all again, where the fuck does this guy find the time in the day to write & record this all this shit? Listen QM, all I’m saying is I got my fuckin eye on you pal…
All work ethic aside, this new one is called “Juice” off the coming collaborative EP “Take Me To Your Leader” with MacLane, who also produced the beat for it. In addition to tying together themes of scumbaggery with such a nerdy pun for their album title, which between you, me & the internet is some of my favorite shit, I’m feeling this joint because the beat brings together new school sounds with a Schooly-Dish triangle hit & what appears to be a sample of Buffy from the FatBoys beat boxing. Fucking Win. So go click this link I stole off Thizzler & Rec Ya Life.
The long lost king Conceit once said of Gurp City’s habits & by extension it’s music, ever so succinctly “It’s not a gimmick, it’s a lifestyle”. And ever since, not only has the Gurp City Crew made it their life’s work to live up to that mission statement, but it’s extended family on both coasts have shared the same work ethic. Yes, I referred to our bottomless commitment to drinking as a work ethic. Because unlike you & those marshmellow peeps you call drankin padnahs, we’re not social drinkers… It’s all business fuck face! Hence the above. “Fucked Up” brought to you by QM, of Rec League, Juicy The Emissary, Telli Prego & Luke Sick. Enjoy with a friend.
Well it’s official, the Ville Boyz era is over. Following their return home to NC from several years in San Francisco, and dropping months worth of singles for free download the VB’s are set to release their debut album under their new moniker Free Radio. The album is titled “The Powers That Be” and features appearances by Verse, Jeremy Indelicato, Tellio Prego, Dregs One, Patience & J Eazy of Weekend Cult.
Explaining the album’s concept & by extension the group’s name change producer/rapper Dirty Frost had this to say “Our songs are not untainted by the music industry, but in fact tainted to the point of rebelling completely against it. This album simply speaks from our hearts, and is an option for another path. A path towards unity and the power of people combined. A message of anti consumerism within a progressive culture that so often contradicts its self. For us, it is a step in the direction of breaking the chains that seem to keep new rap predictably similar. In my opinion this album brings the art of passion back to the music, with no regard for trying to be anything other than ourselves. It is socially aware, soulfully dirty, and variates musically between a number of world influences. Its the punk rock, of dirty hip hop. Free the Radio!”
Free Radio will be playing dual east coast/west coast album release parties. The NC show is at the Emerald Lounge in Asheville on Sat. June 2nd
The San Francisco show is at Rassela’s on Fillmore on Fri. June 8th with sets by Z-man, Eddie K, Grand Invincible & Rec League
Subtlety… Nuance… Profundity… are words you are likely to never hear used in relation the music of QM and Pudge. Debauched, Ribald, Eighty sixed, these are terms more closely associated with the aforementioned artists and their body of work. Due to their fastidious commitment to drinking I can only conclude that the title “No SleEP” is reflective of the type of benders for which this album is the germane theme music. In that sense these two are deft master craftsmen in the art of excess, and in the play by play of it’s soundtrack QM & Pudge are the bastard Madden & Summerall of the party.
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”…
Two of my favorite scumbag rappers together on one track? Check. Swarthy Latin horn sample? Check. Low brow Sandusky punchline? Check. A dog with a bottle of tequila wearing a Fucking sombrero? You win again Rec League… I don’t know how you found out about my weakness for animals doing people shit, but I surrender. That picture was pretty much all you needed to get me to listen and QM & Wordsmiff definitely put the “Cali” in Caliente with this joint. Rumor has it that Wordsmiff has just dropped his latest full-length “Day Jobs & Day Dreams”. So hopefully we’ll be seeing some more songs from him. Pour a drink & click the link.
Looks like those Gurp City cuzzerelli’s in the Rec League camp are as busy as ever on their music-that-will-punch-you-in-the-face grind. They just dropped this hord ass posse cut titled “What’s Good” ft. QM, Grip Grand, Richie Cunning, Proe, Rob Rush and Maclaine who also produced this butt naked sub monster. Click the link & download this joint off routine fly, then go buy buy them a drink… it’s the least you can do, the music is free.
If you’re in the Bay Area tonight you actually can go buy them a drink if you go to their show at Wix Lounge, 2601 Mission St on the 3rd floor. Tell them Jerk sent ya.