Filed under: Music | Tags: 1o.a.k., bike maker, do d.a.t., gangsters & guerillas, honor roll, ise lyfe, mike baker, native guns, now or never, stray bullets mixtape vol. 2, sxsw
MIKE BAKER THE BIKE MAKER
Ok. Last one. I’m kinda stretching on this one because they’re the homies from before SXSW. Mike Baker and his Honor Roll crew were reppin’ Oakland (Alameda in Mike’s case) all up and down Sixth St. in Austin during SXSW! I never got around to downloading his EP, Now Or Never, when it first came out, but luckily, he had a duffle bag full of them and laced me with a cd.
This song has been on repeat in my oh-so-stereotypical Acura Integra for the last 3 weeks. Well, not literally. Only when I stop listening to NPR. Nerd.
Download the entire EP HERE.
Filed under: Music | Tags: black spade, blue scholars, evil love, good crazy, lambo, om, rockwell knuckles, sxsw, taco cabana, to serve with love
After discovering Anya Marina, Bam, Zoneil, and I rushed over to the SmokingSection / NahRight marathon hip hop showcase with hopes of grabbin’ some free Taco Cabana – which, for those not knowin’, is the best fuckin’ Tex Mex foodchain EVER! Imagine El Pollo Loco goodness combined with JackInTheBox-like menu options – no luck though, false promises.
While we wait for the Blue Scholars to perform, a trio of St. Louis emcees open up the show, including Black Spade.
Even before his formal set, dude perked my ears. He was behind his MPC playing futuristic beats and singing/adlib-ing for the first emcee, Rockwell Knuckles. By the time he got into “Good Crazy” in his own set, me and Lambo were singing along and fist punching along with the hook.
Filed under: Music, Video | Tags: anya marina, chop shop records, filter magazine, golda supernova, idle warship, lykke li, slow and steady seduction phase ii, sxsw, T.I., two left feet, whatever you like
We stumbled upon this beautiful-voiced songstress early Friday afternoon at the Filter Magazine’s showcase while waiting for Idle Warship to perform and searching for free BBQ & beer (everything at SXSW is pretty much free, if you know where to go).
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