Filed under: Music | Tags: bambu, close to me, cure, prometheus brown, slow down
You thought you were gonna get away with making fun of me on stage all the time, Bam? HUH? Who’s laughing now?!
Filed under: Music, Video | Tags: bambu, blue scholars, prometheus brown, sabzi, slow down
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.
Filed under: Video | Tags: ...paper cuts..., bambu, geologic, prometheus brown, slow down
Bambu’s PAPER CUTS EP available now!!
Filed under: Video | Tags: ...paper cuts..., ain't no future 2009, bambu, kiwi, prometheus brown, quit, slow down
February 27, 2010
Bambu’s PAPER CUTS EP Release Concert
“Slow Down” + Prometheus Brown Phone Call
“Ain’t No Future 2009″ + “Quit”
“Initiation” w/ Kiwi
Filed under: Events | Tags: angela martinez, bayan usa, el dia, eric tandoc, flattbush, geologic, hanalei ramos, kiwi, mass movement films, nomi, power struggle, prometheus brown, sounds of the new hope, sulong gabriela, the counterparts
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.
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)
…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)
Program starts 7pm
All Ages | $10 Cover
Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets
(Specify “Cultural Night Only”)
…best scene in the movie…
Just my 2 cents.
Here’s Geologic’s consenting opinion:
The Prometheus Brown review of Slumdog Millionaire
Filed under: Events, Music | Tags: a song for ourselves, bambu, blue scholars, charlie chin, chris iijima, gaza, geologic, grain of sand, japanese american community culture center, kiwi, mass movement tv, native guns, nobuko miyamoto, palestine, prometheus brown, sabzi, tad nakamura, when will the time come, will bracy
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
Aratani/Japan American Theatre
244 S. San Pedro
Little Tokyo, LA
Filed under: Photos | Tags: geologic, kiwi, people power tour, prometheus brown
Pop Burger, New York.
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008.
Phatty + New York + Alcohol = Forgotten Moments
Filed under: Music, Video | Tags: bahn xeo, blue scholars, diplo, geologic, jay-z, kala, kanye west, Lil Wayne, m.i.a., paper planes, paper trail, pineapple express, prometheus brown, sabzi, swagger like us, T.I.
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”
(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:
Diplo, the producer of “Paper Planes” and M.I.A. (they were once a couple) at home singing an early version of the song.
“Swagger Like Us” is produced by Yeezy.
I assumed that all the readers out there have this track already, but if not, here you go:
DOWNLOAD: M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”