Just peeped this interview by Symbolyc One on Allhiphop. If you didn't know, S1 produced Kanye West's "Power" single. Oh, and he is based out of Dallas. D-Town, Stay Down. Bless!
Monday, August 30, 2010
This is one of my favorite Hatian/Compas tunes. It brings back memories of taking road trips with my pops as a youth and hearing him belt out the lyrics. Nothing for nothing, the rhythm sections on Compas tunes are super tough. You can definitely hear the African influence with the call and response. Bless!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I recently had the chance to travel back home to NYC and let me say, it was a very fun and productive trip.
Friday, went and caught my dude Empanadamn of Buhbomp at White Rabbit. As always, he held it down on the 1's and 2's.
Saturday, had the chance to visit a non-profit that my father is involved with called The Garifuna Coalition. Also got to finally meet Teofilo Colon of Being Garifuna, which was very cool. SALUTE to all my Garifuna bredren making moves in NYC and worldwide. That evening, met up with some friends to catch Derrick Carter at Sullivan Room. This was my fourth time to see him and he did not disappoint.
Sunday, got to meet up with my man Chuck whom invited me to do a guest set at 10 Degrees in the Lower East Side. It was really nice to play an eclectic set and have the whole place jumping up and dancing on a Sunday evening. The hospitality from the bar staff (Jasper & Dora) was also top notch. Special shot out to mi primo Kyle, Miguel, PJ, and everyone else that came out and rocked with us.
The rest of the week was spent catching up with friends and fam. Had a mini UT Austin reunion with my peoples from Buhbomp on Wednesday at Saigon. Nothing like going to the Dominican barber for a $10.50 cut with a razor shape up included, $14 Surf 'n Turf (steak, shrimp, tostones, & salad), listening to salsa dura, reggae, top 40, and old school all on one radio station. As always, I LOVE NYC. It will always have a special place in my heart.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Check my dudes Sober & A1 out next Saturday, 21 August at The Cavern for "Dope on Plastic" Bellow is a description by Sober. Bless!
It’s that time again kiddos! Dope On Plastic is going down on August 21st. The last two have been a huge success and I have a feeling this one is going to be even bigger. The good Homie A1 will be returning from his tour abroad w/ Mrs. Badu. This is going to be a special night because I knowArnold has some of the deepest crates in Texas. Dude has been digging since most of us were in diapers! Get ready.
This is a video by man Nick Nack shot. After we dj'd a Halloween party together, we made a late night Jack'n The Box run. Nick took notice of how I was basically inhaling the sandwich and wanted to record me. I end up eating the paper wrapping along with the sandwich. Hey, I was dumb hungry. Bless!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
So I recently started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and am loving it. This is a video of me applying my first submission while rolling with an opponent. I catch my opponent in a triangle choke and then finish him with an arm bar. Shot out all my peoples at Team Reyes Jiu Jitsu/MMA.