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DOWNLOAD: Bambu – “Slow Down” (Phatty’s Blonde Bangs Edit)
May 18, 2010, 8:56 am
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You thought you were gonna get away with making fun of me on stage all the time, Bam? HUH? Who’s laughing now?!

DOWNLOAD: Bambu – “Slow Down” ft. Prometheus Brown (Phatty’s Blonde Bangs Edit)



DOWNLOAD: Bambu ft. Prometheus Brown – “Slow Down” (Sabzi Remix)
May 13, 2010, 10:09 am
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Bambu. Prometheus Brown. Sabzi. Treat this as a preview of good things to come…

DOWNLOAD: Bambu ft. Prometheus Brown – “Slow Down” (Sabzi Remix)
Link takes you to the Blue Scholars blog where you’ll find the download link to the remix and the instrumental. SCORE!

BONUS: Video of Bambu and Blue Scholars performing the remix at this year’s Hip Hop In The Park.



VIDEO: Bambu – “Slow Down” ft. Prometheus Brown
March 2, 2010, 11:40 am
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Bambu’s PAPER CUTS EP available now!!



VIDEOS: BAMBU LIVE AT PAPER CUTS LA RELEASE!
March 1, 2010, 10:22 am
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February 27, 2010
Bambu’s PAPER CUTS EP Release Concert
SIPA, LA

“Slow Down” + Prometheus Brown Phone Call

“Ain’t No Future 2009″ + “Quit”

“Initiation” w/ Kiwi

Thanks to Jay Tan for these! We will do “2 Brains” for you one day, I promise brother!! You can see the rest of the videos at Jay’s Youtube Page.



EVENT: 3.28.09 | Sounds Of The New Hope (Kiwi Documentary) Sneak Preview! | UCLA Downtown Labor Center, LA

Saturday March 28th

We would like to invite our friends, family, and allies to join us for the sneak preview of Sounds Of The New Hope, a new film directed by Eric Tandoc of Mass Movement Films.

About the film:
Sounds of The New Hope is a documentary film about the life of Filipino-American emcee KIWI and the growing use of hip-hop as an organizing tool in the people’s movement for national liberation and democracy in the Philippines.

Click here for more info
RSVP on Facebook

The evening will also feature LIVE performances by:

KIWI (Bay Area/L.A)


GEOLOGIC aka PROMETHEUS BROWN (Blue Scholars/Seattle)


ANGELA MARTINEZ aka EL DIA (Seattle)


POWER STRUGGLE (SF/Minneapolis)


HANALEI RAMOS (NYC)


THE COUNTERPARTS (L.A)


FLATTBUSH (L.A)

…and special guests…

The event will also be celebrating the 3rd BAYAN USA Congress and the Founding Assembly of GABRIELA USA: “SULONG GABRIELA – Celebrating the Advances of the Filipino Women’s Struggle, 25 years and Onward”

@ UCLA Downtown Labor Center
675 Park View Street (across from MacArthur Park)
Los Angeles

Program starts 7pm
All Ages | $10 Cover

RSVP on Facebook

Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets
(Specify “Cultural Night Only”)



Slumdog Millionaire is OVERRATED.
January 24, 2009, 12:03 pm
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…best scene in the movie…

Just my 2 cents.

Here’s Geologic’s consenting opinion:
The Prometheus Brown review of Slumdog Millionaire



DOWNLOAD: Bambu – “When Will The Time Come?”

DOWNLOAD: BAMBU – “WHEN WILL THE TIME COME?”

This song is part of a mixtape I’m working on right now for Tad Nakamura’s newest documentary A Song For Ourselves and the premiere of it in LA on Feb. 28 featuring performances from Blue Scholars, Bambu, and Kiwi.

The film documents the life of Chris Iijima, a Japanese American musician, activist, educator, and father, who’s music was the soundtrack for the Asian American movement in the late 60s, early 70s.

For the mixtape, I’m arranging Chris’s music along with Blue Scholars, Bambu, Kiwi, and Native Guns songs, interwoven with sound bites from the movie. We’re also doing exclusive remixes which sample Chris’s music and feature verses from Geo, Bam, and Kiwi. “When Will The Time Come?” is the first of these to be recorded. The beat is produced by Will Bracy (Oakland producer and former student of mine), and samples “Jonathan Jackson” by Chris and his fellow A Grain Of Sand members, Nobuko Miyamoto and Charlie Chin. When Bam heard it, he wrote the whole song in one hour.

The mixtape drops late January.

For more info on A Song For Ourselves, log onto asongforourselves.blogpsot.com.

A SONG FOR OURSELVES WORLD PREMIERE
February 28, 2009
7:30pm
Aratani/Japan American Theatre
244 S. San Pedro
Little Tokyo, LA



Photo of the Day: P.O.P. (Pass Out Pat)
November 24, 2008, 2:49 pm
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Pop Burger, New York.
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008.
4:30am.


Phatty + New York + Alcohol = Forgotten Moments

See the complete photo journal of me, Geo, and Kiwi’s trip to the east coast for the People Power Tour by clicking HERE.



Song of the Year: M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”


I remember a year ago, Steph and I were sitting on the homie Ben’s couch at his house in Saigon, Vietnam, and listening to a leaked version of M.I.A.’s second album, Kala. To be honest, on first listen, we weren’t feeling it. Keep in mind, we were HUGE fans of Arular. Feeling a little disappointed, my impatient ass was about to turn the stereo off and go on a bahn xeo run when the Clash horn/guitar sample that opens “Paper Planes,” blasts through the speakers. Needless to say we forgot about the crepe.

Today, I still consider Arular a stronger album then Kala. But “Paper Planes” is M.I.A.’s greatest song made thus far in her career…and a year later, it’s spreading beyond her typical indie-electronic-blipster-ilovebailefunk-progressive fanbase. spreading fast.

CASE IN POINT 1:

DOWNLOAD: T.I. feat. Kanye West, Jay-Z & Lil Wayne – “Swagger Like Us”
[link updated]
(via the usual suspects)

This song from T.I.’s Paper Trail, which might possibly be the greatest collabo track of 2008, samples a line from “Paper Planes.” The credits should really say “featuing M.I.A.” since she, by far, as the greatest swagger of all the voices on the track, [wink].

CASE IN POINT 2:

The Pineapple Express trailer:

BONUS 1:

Diplo, the producer of “Paper Planes” and M.I.A. (they were once a couple) at home singing an early version of the song.

BONUS 2:

DOWNLOAD: The Clash – “Straight to Hell”
(via Different Kitchen)

The original sample for “Paper Planes”, from the classic album Combat Rock by The Clash.

BONUS 3:

The fambam, Blue Scholars, doing their version of “Paper Planes” at ECAASU.

UPDATE:
“Swagger Like Us” is produced by Yeezy.

and

I assumed that all the readers out there have this track already, but if not, here you go:
DOWNLOAD: M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”




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