It's true that somewhere amidst this post there is a a track featuring East Coast Old School rapper KRS One & West Coast upstart AWOL One
but first ya gotta scroll to get to that lil bit o' soul...
Cuz I'm rambling out here in da Bay...
The Hieroglyphics crew have been responsible for some great music & many lively shows over the last decade or so...
likely the original "backback" hip hop hoppers, the boys were hooked up with major Elektra for an early 90's spell, but went on to maintain the Hieoroglyphics.com website and a large fanbase through pro-active self management of their careers.
Anyhow, Del The Funkee Homosapien will be playing at The Fillmore out here on Thursday, and I guess I'll be there, at least once I wrap up a little evening work...
The biggest star from the Hiero crew is no doubt Del The Funkee Homosapien
Del - No More Worries
here's a solo cut from his fellow Hieros crew member, Mr. Casual
Casual - Blind Date
and while we are at it, a streetwise story from a bird's eye view from Mr. Pep Love
Pep Love - Crooked Angles
They also all recently got together as a crew to rap on this new track from Dan The Automator's 2k7 release
Don't Hate The Playa, Hate The Game...
here's a mash up of the Hieroglyphics and Bjork
Spiny Norman - Hiero Behavior
and another mash mix with Del Tha Funkee Homosapien vs. Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris vs. Beastie Boys & Janet Jackson
Schmolli - Mista Nasty One Minute
here's Del in a collaboration with Reggae star Barrington Levy, Prince Paul & The Automator's Handsome Boy Modeling School, and look they even squoze in that skinny dude from Franz Ferdinand... go figger...
Handsome Boy Modeling School featuring Barrington Levy, Del & Alex Kapranos - World's Gone Mad
here's the video link... p.s ya get a bonus cameo from Don Cheadle
I've been a big fan of The Automator since I first heard him promoting his 1st 12" on KPOO, music to be murdered by in the way back machine... must've been 89 or 90 or so...
Here's a couple key cuts from a previous Automator Nakamura collab called Deltron 3030
Deltron 3030 - Positive Contact
Deltron 3030 - Madness
Opening for The Hieroglyphics crew will be bad ass Bay Area turntablist & multimedia maestro Mike Relm, whom I featured a few samples from back in August.
The kid is a twistedly talented scratchmaster who has a great CD out called Radio Fryer that is like a mega mash mix up session that just won't quit, roaming from hip hop into Joy Division. The best part is you get two discs(!), an extra one to share with a pal...
There's some mixed tracks from him below...
His live show is getting much praise and i look forward to getting there around 10ish to catch the kid cutting live chaos in time to his viciously synched video montages, like his most famous bit utilizing the corporate lackey cult classic Office Space...
First here's a little background on the Relm, a Bay Area native and baby of the late 1970's, Mike has done the competitive turntablist scene placing in the top of the International Turntablist Federation's USA Heats. Eventually he started broadcasting on SF's Wild 94 FM, was featured in Doug Pray's critically acclaimed doc "Scratch", and worked on Qbert's Wavetwisters DVD on many other scratch related video projects. In additio to the afforementioned Radio Fryer, Relm has produced "Suit Yourself", a film documenting his tours with Money Mark, The Gift of Gab, and D-Sharp that is available on DVD).
from The Soundtrack to "Turntable Timmy", an animated series based on a so called "children's book" about a young scratching champion that featured Mike Relm & Qbert on the included CD
Mike Relm - Turntable Timmy Animated Soundtrack Score
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic Beatbox ( Mike Relm Mix)
and here's one that brings in the Outfield vs NWA
Mike Relm - Relm & Josie With Attitude Mix
more info at MikeRelm.com
Thought I'd toss one more hip hop related cut at ya...
from So Cal graf artist & DJ Awol One w/ special guest KRS One...
He's a member of the Shape Shifters crew, and currently on the tour across the Pacific Coast
Nov 17 2006 8:00
BIG SKY SKI RESORT BOZEMAN, Montana
Nov 18 2006 10:00
ZEBRA COCTAIL LOUNGE BOZEMAN, Montana
Dec 1 2006 8:00
SHAPESHIFTERS/ GRAYSKUL TOUR USA
Dec 3 2006 8:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR @CHAIN REACTION ANAHEIM, California
Dec 5 2006 6:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR @KNITTING FACTORY HOLLYWOOD, California
Dec 6 2006 8:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR @ELBO ROOM SAN FRANCISCO, California
Jan 5 2007 8:00P
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR SACRAMENTO, California
Jan 6 2007 8:00P
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR SAN JOSE, California
Jan 7 2007 8:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR @TERRACE PASADENA, California
Jan 8 2007 9:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR PHOENIX, Arizona
Jan 9 2007 8:00P
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR TUCSON
Jan 11 2007 7:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR FT COLLINS, Colorado
Jan 12 2007 8:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado
Jan 13 2007 8:00P
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR DENVER, Colorado
Jan 15 2007 8:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
Jan 16 2007 8:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR MISSOULA, Montana
Jan 17 2007 7:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR SPOKANE, Washington
Jan 18 2007 8:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR @ WOW HALL EUGENE, Oregon
Jan 20 2007 8:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR PORTLAND, Oregon
Jan 21 2007 10:00
HELL TOUR SKELETOUR @ CHOP SUEY SEATTLE, Washington
His latest solo effort has emerged on Cornerstone RAS, the Long Beach based label affiliated with Skunk records the late great Sublime.