January 28, 2009

Trailer for 2.28.08 Premiere

in the final stretch! final sound mix session tomorrow and color correcting on saturday. in the meantime here's the trailer for the big LA premiere:
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after a month of mainly meetings, e-mails and phone calls this trailer was hella fun to cut!

January 26, 2009

Bambu Exclusive - When Will The Time Come

Photobucket since starting this film, the parallels between the political climate of the late 1960's and today have become more and more apparent. as long as america's foreign policy continues to bully and devastate other countries in order to protect it's economic interests...there will also be voices to protest it. "When Will The Time Come?" by BAMBU
DOWNLOAD SONG for the upcoming a song for ourselves mixtape, bambu dropped an exclusive titled "when will the time come?" which samples "jonathan jackson" by chris iijima, nobuko miyamoto and charlie chin. just as chris wrote about the human emotions behind the death of a young black panter on "jonathan jackson", bambu spits the truth about the horror and destruction of the recent attack of the gaza strip by the u.s. funded israeli military.
look out for the whole mixtape produced by dj phatrick to drop at the end of the month.

January 21, 2009

our second black president

you thought obama was the first? nah son! i had to repost this clip that pro brown put up a long time ago. everytime obama holds a presidential press conference i'm gonna think of this skit...

January 16, 2009

FUNK FUZZ this Thursday 1/22/09 in LB!

FUNK FUZZ 2 flyer artwork by Mark Canto, aka Roots come and party to the vibe of the FUNK FUZZ! it's the first MASS MOVEMENT party of 2009 and it's gonna be crackin in LB! celebrating the January birthdays of Krissfader and ReVision this year the crew's gonna step it up with everything we do (music, art, film) and bang the music that we love for all y'all to get down to.. special MASS MOVEMENT DJ sets by: Un/D/Fine, Krissfader, and ET spinning boogie funk, hip-hop, reggae, soul, and electro all night long it's going down at: Que Sera 1923 E. 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90813 Doors open 9pm 21+, $5 all night for more info: myspace.com/massmovement if you're wondering where we came up with FUNK FUZZ, peep this: and listen to this! see you there.. -ET

January 12, 2009

Blu & DJ Heat - Soul Amazing Part 2 Mixtape

i know, stop jockin' right? Photobucket DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE (via 2dopeboyz) if you have blu's previous albums and mixtapes then you already have most of these songs, but if you don't here's a free way to update your ipod. -tadillac

January 11, 2009

Oscar Grant Murdered by BART Police

on new years day 22-year-old oscar grant was shot in the back and killed by BART police while on the ground. i thought everyone had seen the video of this unbelievable murder by now but as i talk to people, especially those in LA, i realized that so many more need to know about this. just see for yourself how grant's death is more an execution than anything else: johannes mehserle, the officer who killed grant, immediately resigned after this video was released. meanwhile, grant's family continues to mourn as oakland rages. the homie kori wrote a real good summary of the slaying and dj phatrick continues to follow the aftermath on his blog. -tadillac

January 8, 2009

"Song" Premiere Gets Love On Angry Asian Man

Photobucket angry asian man was probably the first blog i ever got into...and now look at me. the premiere for a song for ourselves got a big shout on angry asian man last week! if you wanna keep up with any kinda asian american anything in the media, this is the place to go. good looks phil for always having my back! -tadillac

January 5, 2009

Blue Scholars - "Coffee And Snow" Video

daymn, and you thought you got your grustle on over the holidays! blue scholars started off '09 by droppin a new track and video: like all the scholars' videos, this one was directed and cut by zia mohajerjasbi. i've become a big fan of zia over the last couple of years. his cinematography and production value can't be touched. i've always been up on his music videos but I was blown away when i saw his film manoj. this mockumentary is not only hella funny, but its really smart in the way it unfolds the issue at hand... manoj - directed by zia mohajerjasbi:

January 3, 2009

"Song" Premiere Gets Write-Up in the Rafu Shimpo

Photobucket for those who don't know, the rafu shimpo is the main japanese american newspaper here in LA. getting ink in the rafu is huge for me personally because i know my grandma and bachan are gonna see it! i don't know if they really understand what i do, but if my name's in the rafu it's all gravy to them. "I think it's important to know that there have been successful artists and musicians in our community who have come before. My parallel with what Chris was doing back then is my relationship to hip-hop now."
large up to jordan ikeda from the rafu for the interview and doing a great job of connecting the film with the musicians who are gonna perform at the premiere.

January 1, 2009

WORLD PREMIERE!! Niko Pag-Asa "Mr. President"

Happy New Year Everybody! Welcome to 2009. Let's all step it up this year! Much appreciation to all our folks who offered beautiful contributions to hip-hop in 08.. LA and Long Beach holding it down! Bay Area, Seattle, NY we see you! SC to SD to the Philippines, worldwide! This track was just leaked by Niko Pag-Asa, a new MC who we heard on The Novelists "Bookends" album and ReVision's "Forward Progress" mixtape, two inspiring releases that came out in 2008. We hear that Niko is dropping his first album later this year. We'll let you know when we find out more.. "Mr. President" is produced by Gamma Ray and recorded by Fatgums, our homies from The CounterParts Crew and Mass Movement. Big shout outs!! New music for the new year for all our folks out there.. Stay strong in 09 y'all! niko 2 Click divShare to download: