Friday, May 4, 2018

Hi Haters

All these guys have put out dope new albums this year:

Aceyalone
Czarface (Inspecta Deck, 7L + Esoteric) + MF Doom
Del The Funky Homosapien + Amp Live
Dr Octagon (Kool Keith, Dan the Automater, DJ Q-Bert)
E-40 + B Legit
Evidence
MURS
Talib Kweli
Tech Nine
Zion-I

And these dudes have albums on the way:
Blueprint
Lyrics Born
Mr Lif
MC Paul Barman

There's probably a bunch I am missing (feel free to add to the list in the comments!). Point being, there is always good music being made, chill off of criticizing the wack youngsters and support artists who are constantly grinding! Cheah!

L

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mackadocious

Happy Birthday to the mackadocious one, pinche Guy! He and the Mrs are mosting in the Europe, and likely doing awesome stuff and playing music in super cool French places. Here we are in San Jose after adopting an orphaned pizza that was like 70% uneaten.

Pizza
 

G-Town BizCayne
Viva la FOCHO guey! Got to cruise the G a bit and max out, was the best way to transition back to the grind. Operation Back to BAYsics is fully underway, should be back by G-Fest. Until then, trying to hold onto them motherland vibes for as long as possible (I'll do a post about India soon) and make music while I do the day to day thang. Ready and inspired to root myself back in Bay soil and sprinkle game in a major way.

For all of us who are physically separated from the Bay currently, this should get you hype. Bless up yall!! YEE!!





Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kite from L to the...

So International. Trying to find neutrality in the motivation of the masses of foreign tourists who see my people as invisible, or at best, less than. Pero, y que!? Im living a little too much, think I caught slight heat stroke on a run this morning. Either way, Ive been writing everyday, thinking well, just doing. The socials wont get the juice no more, they wheezin it too much. Imma be here with these thoughts, I hope to catch yall in the cypher. Nothin but love for the clica, cuz we hella mad out here lit right now! ✌

L

Friday, February 23, 2018

Towkio - .Wav Theory

I stumbled across this one first thing today. I really love the simplicity of the lyrics combined with the time lapse style shooting. Check it!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Conversations


Hey yall! One month in already!!?? Damn! Hope yall are back in the swing of mostin and putting in work towards big things in '18!

Avila Beach, CA - Office views. Well, lunch views.

Workflow - I get 20 miles in round trip
I've certainly found a groove out here in SLO that I've been riding, but I would be lying if I said I didn't miss the Bay everyday. We (the Bay) get(s) stereotyped as being inherently "progressive", like we just see all the fuckery of the rest of the country and strive to do better. Nah guy. The Bay is a place of inherent conflict: economical, racial, spacial, cultural. From this conflict, we are forced to have conversations that others don't, forced to be face to face with one another, and from here, the progress, the camaraderie, the unique culture arises. FOCHO embodies that for me.

I've met a lot of cool people out here, but I definitely miss the frequency that the Bay is on, how casually, yet articulately, people speak about life, about issues under the surface, the realness. This morning, I came across this conversation on when it is appropriate to call someone "racist", and journalism's role in making such an assertion. It reminded me of conversations with y'all, of chillin at home, and it's tight. It really amps up at the mid-point, when the psychologist brother comes on and breaks it down real proper. Given the political climate, where I am geographically, the year, the day (1st day of Black History Month!), I felt it was a good one to share.




Stay up yall!

L