Tuesday, July 29, 2008

dopeness x wackness

Sooo, we just finished up the 2 Rappers & a DJ Tour over the weekend, and it was an educational tour to say the least. The main lesson learnt was that if your hungry, don't drunkenly eat "cookies" at an apartment where the inhabitant seems she's been on drugs since puberty. The homie Dave had a true Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, experience.

Methven and Whakatane were my favourite shows, props to all who came out. The rest of them had their ups and downs and proved to me at least that Hip-Hop in New Zealand is still in a very fucked up place. I came to this realization a long time ago, but if you didn't know, the widespread support seen for kiwi rap in the early 00's has not turned to hate, but full blown apathy. The positive thing about it in my eyes is that only great music is going to have the ability to break through this state of boredom.

With that in mind, I'm hard at work trying to finalise everything for the album. Finishing up the writing process, the artwork, the next clip (once again by Find Me director Warren Green), and getting a tour together for October with a few of the brudda's. This is simultaneously the most fun and stressful part when making an album. You don't know whether everything is gonna come together perfectly or fall apart into shattered pieces of shit. Usually ends up a bit of both.

In my d-o-w-n time I've been (finally) finishing up my GTA4 saga (how ill is the bike jump to helicopter) and challenging my next-door neighbor Awanui at NBA 2K8 (pretty even match-up, unless he goes got damn Lakers). I also caught some quality flicks like The Wackness, Cocaine Cowboys II and of course The Dark Night (going for my second viewing at Imax tonight).

Lastly, if you haven't heard me Money and D Dot are performing at the MTV Snow Jam on Saturday August 16, at Terrace Downs, near Mt Hutt. The show is free, so don't let the out of the way location get you shook. Me and Pete played the after party last year with Lupe Fiasco and it was a ball. We got told the international act's and were sworn to secrecy, but I've seen them posted on a few different sites. I'll just leave ya with a "YEEEAAAHH!" and "CRAAACK!" and you chaps can do the investigating....


Thursday, July 10, 2008

thaaat's riiight...

The 2 Rappers & A DJ Tour hits Ohakune tonight at the Powderhorn. Tomorrow we're in N.P. at the Brook Ale House. Come watch rap!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I've spent the last few days back in the Oh Six, catching up with crew, drinking copious amounts of liquor, freezing to death and trying to finish the writing process for the next album.

If all artists have a spot where their most comfortable creating, mine is the bedroom I grew up in, I think in part because it's a muthafuckin' time warp. Source and Slam magazines everywhere, Starter clothes in the closet, Pac poster on the wall, broken Mase CD case, all this shit that I couldn't part ways with.

I have about 90% of this album written, and the next three weeks to finish it off. Expect an October release. Yurrrp.