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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

February 28, 2009
Aratani/Japan American Theatre
244 S. San Pedro
Little Tokyo, LA


Photos: Devil’s Pie – Motown Tribute, 7.24.08
July 27, 2008, 12:07 pm
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dj fflood in deep concentration

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Devil’s Pie Motown Tribute! You know tings are right when the electric slide breaks out in the middle of a Japanese/Korean restaurant. Big big big big thanks to dj fflood for ROCKIN’ the motown thang thang and the homie KJ Butta for holdin’ down the intro and outro soul selection!

Watch out for the Devil’s Pie Motown Tribute Live Mix FREE download!

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