Monday, March 28th, 2005

Your Boy Is Back In Town…

So cue the Thin Lizzy! Topics for ya.

+ New Bay Buzz

More New Bay buzz, this time courtesy Marian Liu.

Still wondering what all the fuss is about? Check out this mixtape by DJ Hyphy, it’s kind of a “New Bay 101” type thang.

Some music tips: the new Zion I album “True & Livin'” is phenomenal. Out April 19.

My boy LB’s Same Shit, Different Day is also in heavy heavy rotates. Out April 26.

Check out New Bay MC/westcoast mixtape king Balance’s website. He ain’t makin all that noise in the press for nothing. Mad Mp3s and stuff there.

All this is, of course, all a lead-in to tomorrow night’s event at the Commonwealth Club. A last minute note: Chief Xcel has been sidelined due to mad time restrictions as Blackalicious finishes their latest masterpiece. In his place, Balance and Quannum’s Lydia Popovich will be on the panel. If you’re in the Bay, definitely fall through.

+ RIP Harold Cruse

Harold Cruse has passed. His The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual will endure as a classic because of the profound critical eye Cruse brought to both aesthetics and politics in calling for self-determination and independence. If you need a primer, start with W. Jelani Cobb’s The Essential Harold Cruse. The breadth of his work is awe-inducing.

+ I Love LA

Much love to ex-Bay head Tommy Tompkins, B+, Luke and Eric, and to everyone at Tia Chucha’s, Eso Won, Imix, and KPFK. It was beautiful, sniff! All LA heads–Stinkzone where you at?–thank you and check this event with 2Mex & LMNO this coming weekend!

+ What Happened To The Tour Stuff?

Sorry. It’s coming. For real.

posted by @ 3:39 pm | 4 Comments

4 Responses to “Your Boy Is Back In Town…”

  1. Sam says:

    That new Zion I is straight heat. I loved Deep Water Slang and all, but this is definitely a step up for them. And Balance…damn, he might be the nicest out of all those new bay cats.

    You heard of Ya Boy, Jeff? He’s San Quinn’s little cousin and I’m really fealing his new one.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh man, first I miss Jerry Heller and then I miss Eso Won. Truth be told, I just moved to West Adams and got a day job. Life will never be the same.

    Over the next few months I’ll be working on a severe upgrade of the Stink Zone. About half the regional pages have been destroyed by spam.

    I’m working on a design for a club in SF, Extra Classic. Should be crazy. And soon I’m hoping to start a hip hop design site/co/group.

    In addition, I’m formulating a plan to start a studio / gallery / office / community center / coffee house on Adams.

    Aside from that, I’ll be chillin.

    And let’s hear it for sales rank #2,528 at Amazon!! Very impressive.

  3. Jeff says:

    of course, that last one was from our boy Eric. good to hear from you, bro, and glad to see you back in action!

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