Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My wife and I did this a couple years ago. We were both working at the same office. (a news paper at the time) It was the week of Thanksgiving and we unfortunately had a VERY close friend of ours die... so what did our office do? They had us work the day after Thanksgiving. Yeah... So as Kathleen and I realized that there would be literally NOTHING for us to do at the office and that we would BE probably the only people in the office we came up with this. (and we really were about the only people in the office... I think there was a total of 5 people in there that day. HA!) Anyway, Kathleen and I on Thanksgiving day prepped by baking the cubicle walls and gingerbread office people. We took everything to the newspaper the next day and literally worked on it all day. In a way it ended up becoming the office mascot and trumped all the other Holiday decorations we had up there. Clients or business people that were being interviewed would come in and comment on our Gingerbread Cubicle. We even had a friend of ours that works at KEXP talk about it on the air and have people ALL over the world ask to have the pictures emailed to them.

We went into quite a bit of detail when creating this. If you'll notice there's even a red Swingline stapler and a T.P.S. report. HA!


Ginger office 1

ginger office 2

ginger office 3

ginger office 4

ginger office 5

ginger office 6

Monday, December 8, 2008

Calling all journalists, bloggers and forum ish talkers...

Word! Want to review my LP? Get at me and I'll hook you up. If you write for your high school paper... COOL, write a blog... COOL... hit up forums... COOL! It's all dope in my book I may even throw in some surprise snippets from the other projects I'm working on.

So, get at me!!!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Laid Back approved!

Laid Back radio from Brussles has just added the LP to the mix. So, for you cats overseas or for you in the US that are diggin' some dope music on the web, check them out. No joke, it's a real dope radio station. I like the mix and pump it at the 9-5.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Update of projects and Revisionist History snippet

Peep me make a fool of myself as I blab on about the projects I'm working on and hear snippet from the "Revisionist History" project.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Worst pain ever!!! (you can't fade ME!!!)

"Woke up quik right about..." Boyz N The Hood - Eazy E

No, it's not an Eazy E lyric... if only it was that nice. I was awakened to some intense pain/cramping in my lower left back around 3:30-4am this morning. I simply just tried to roll over and go back to sleep. I thought to myself, "maybe my dinner was too spicy." Naw... about an hour later I wake up from the pain and hobble my way to the bathroom. I'm thinking, "just chill, you probably just need to relax and go to the bathroom." I tried to take a couple deep breaths and keep myself from throwing up by going through the latest issue of Vibe with Obama on the cover. "Just chill... you didn't drink last night and you only had a couple slices of pizza for dinner... so that shouldn't be making you sick."

Long story short I DIDN'T just need to chill, I needed to die... or at least felt like I was going to die. The pain in my lower back became intense I tried to touch my kidney area and it was followed with PAIN, PAIN, PAIN!!! Now, this may be too much information, but I basically ended up naked curled up in a ball on the bathroom floor waiting to die. And as I'm lying there in this intense pain thinking, "this is it," do I call out to my wife or think of her? Do I have my life flash before my eyes? No, all I think of is, "I HAVE TO VOTE FOR OBAMA... I CAN'T LET THAT DOUCHE WIN!" HAHAHA Maybe, it was because of the Vibe issue I was reading or maybe it's because I've been following this election and at an apex that I need to see finished. (much like everyone else) Did that motivate me to get off the floor? HELL NO! You, crazy? My ass was down and out like a high school dropout.

So, as I lie there in pain... moaning, my wife wakes up, comes in and sees the wreck that I am. Within a minute or two we're on the way to ER and we're both pretty convinced I've got a kidney stone. BLAM!!!! Go to the ER, get plugged in and a little drugs to kill the pain. All good. I then get carted down to have a CT scan. Now, if you've never had a CT scan it's like being half naked and going through the "Stargate," only you don't go through time and space, but the machine actually tells you to hold your breath. Now, that in it self scares the phawk out of me. I'm lying there and this computer voice comes on, "hold breath," then the bed moves and the "Stargate" starts spinning. I would say that time and space began to move and shift in some Steven Hawking theory, but if anything happened it was probably due to what they dropped in my IV.

So, it WAS a kidney stone and after a few hours of waiting for someone to cut me loose I'm on my way home. It's all about the fluids now till I fully pass this stone which could take 24 to 48 hours AND I have to basically filter my "precious essance" to see if I've actually passed the stone. What a way to spend my weekend, thumbs up!!!

So, what have I learned over the process of this painful experience? Those REPUBS CAN'T FADE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm still here b!*ches!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I have officially made it now. Some dude wants to take the time to diss me on record.

Alright to start it off I was on the forum and we were talking about weekly hip hop showcases. Somebody brought up an old showcase that used to take place at a dive bar in the U-District in Seattle called The Rainbow. (see the following)


Blues:did any of yall ever go to the hiphop night over at The Rainbow off the ave before it shut down...?.

I got booed by gangsters there once...they didnt like my love song..


Yeah I remember that shit, it was super wack. That wigger "O-Deezie" (or some shit) hosted it. He'd mostly only let his boys get on stage. I remember he was doing that one song he'd always do about how his wristbands would glow at night... hahaha... Anyway, Blak was there and he went up to his face and said he was wack. Then he grabbed the mic out of his hand, did a freestyle and then left the place. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Now this thread was months and months ago and that showcase was YEARS ago, but I got a text from Just Be that O-Deezie found the thread and bumped it to the top after all these months. His comment was edited, but this is what he left after quoting what I said.


I Gives a Fuck If There's TEN of them with you
I just send An Extra TEN of them Missiles


F.Y.I.: Copp that mix tape so you can hear your name.


Bad Ass! Period, duke who doesn't know me wants to diss me on record. Dope! Enjoy trying to pronounce my name. HAHAHA I just find this whole thing funny. No doubt I was dissing him, I'm not going to deny that at all... it's just that what's funny is that his demographic and mine are totally different and the whole thing is, "whatever" bro. HAHA Duke's on some wannabe thugged out stuff and I'm more D.I.T.C. and plus this is the 1st time I've heard of the guy since he had that old showcase. Bringing up the dead I guess. HAHA

All I can say is thank you and I gotta go change the water out of Buck Nasty's Mom's dish. HATE HATE HATE!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Another year...

"Kick out the LP, pushin' the 3 nada"

Yep, hit 29 to an uneventful B-day. On the real, I've been at that point when your B-day is just another day for a minute. I'm also of the school that when cats think the effin' day belongs to them because it's their birthday is some "bridezilla" bull. Like 2 weeks ago I went to see Keith Murray and there was this drunk as phawk dude actually standing on the monitors dead center of the stage. Everybody was like, "Get the phawk OFF THE STAGE Ig-nint a$$ NUH!" To which he replied in his drunken ashy shirtless self, "Phawk ya'll ni@@az... it's my birrrrrrrrtha-day!!!" Then 5 minutes later dropped 2 bottles of beer on the stage while Keith Murray was in the middle of a song. WTF bro?!

This is the kind of ish I'm talking about. 1/2 the time it's usually dumb white chicks trying to act like their Paris Hilton for a night. (get out of here with that ish) It's not sexy when Paris does it and you don't have the money or looks to act like you have the money and looks. (BONG!)

So, what did I do? Well... in my own little way, I ended up doing what I would have really wanted to do anyway. Went diggin' at my fav spot, visited family, had a couple beers and just chilled. I ended up getting a total surprise when 206Zulu Radio emailed me saying they were going to play my LP on their show that night. (so, that was a dope b-day surprise that was unintentional)

All around it was what a Saturday SHOULD be. Forget all the domestic crap and just chill... to the next episode.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sucker free since '79

Word... simple and plain, that's it. I said it to my wife the other day and she was like, "huh... what does that mean?" Maybe it's not as simple as I thought, but to those of us that grew up under the umbrella of hip hop, we all know what's up.

I guess that saying/mantra just is a deceleration that I've basically grown up with hip hop. I honestly remember seeing the "It's Tricky" video from Run DMC when I was 6. I remember my pops seeing it and thinking it was the devil's music/something he didn't understand, so he quickly flipped the channel. That was it... that's all it took and look where I am now. I guess that was the slippery slope that lost me into this evil world.

Pardon the vids not being embeded because youtube disabled them.

IT's TRICKY!!!!!!!!

HAHA It was funny because I remember how my dad fought so HARD against my interest in hip hop. He even would listen to every tape I bought before I could hear it and then possibly have me take it back to the store. (like when I bought the Batman soundtrack by Prince) Sooner or later my dad realized that he was just doing the same thing HIS father did and he hated it, so by Christmas in 6th grade he bought me a Public Enemy hat and t-shirt. Now looking back that was the moment in which my dad finally let go of his anti-hip hop ish and just let me embrace it like he did with rock when he was growing up.


I didn't turn out too bad did I, Dad?

Friday, September 12, 2008

pop the tape in the DECK!!!!

Tapes... In the age of iPods and MP3s I'm actually bumping old tapes on my boombox. I remember a few years ago my man Carlos and I jokingly would hit up record shops and be like, "You got that new shit?.. ON TAPE?!" HAHAHA People would look at us like we were crazy.

On a side note... Up until about a year or two ago I would still bump the old mixtapes I made in like 99 because I didn't have a CD player in my car. AND now the CD player is busted with my Rakim CD stuck in it. It'd be dope if it was "Paid in Full," but it's his "Master" CD which has like 3 dope songs. HAHA

Funny thing is I got this dope shirt with a cassette printed on it. I don't know HOW many times I've been asked, "What is that?" Half the time its by people that are older than me and should know better, but every once and a while these "young cats" ask. Like damn... you're the reason why sh!tty demo tapes are now called mix-tapes... ya'll don't know nothing about TDK's or 3rd gen dubs of Evil D or Doo Wop. Get the phawk out of here with your mismatched clothes and tight jeans.

So, to bring back that vibe of old school mixtapes in the digital era, here's a dope mixtape circa 95-96 from B-Mello. (dope ish)

Side A:

Side B:



Monday, September 8, 2008

We're illin' in the basement

What's up ya'll (all 3 of you)

This is the 1st of many blogs for Dawhud, Basement Addicts, TransAtlantic, Revisionist History and any of the other projects we're cooking up.

If you've peeped the the myspace you know that Dawhud's LP is now officially out. It's available on many digital online spots and also through, and the myspace pages. (Dawhud's and Basement Addicts) Also, if you're in the Indy area it's available at Indy Vinyl & CD and soon Luna. We're in the process of trying to get more distrubution and promoing the hell out of the LP. (reviews... stickers etc.) Trying to go "all city" with it, but not come off like all those spamming cats. (you know who you are)

Basement Sessions
$10 + shipping


Lots of projects on deck. Dawhud is hard at work on several projects (mentioned above) Just Be and Dee Supreme are also keeping it on lock with the TransAtlantic project. We've experienced a minor set back, Dee's MPC got fried, but we've got a lot of material to work with already. It's just a matter of getting it done. (life is... life) HAHA

So, keep it locked as we update this on a regular basis.