My bro and his brohams, the Rhythm Natives, went to visit the Bay Area this past weekend. They were part of Bambu’s Smugglers Tour in SF. I had the opportunity in taking some photos from both their shows: Friday, May 20th at 111 Minna Gallery; and Saturday, May 21st at Rockit Room.
Luckily, we survived The Rapture or I wouldn’t have been able to get these posted. =)
In Bam’s words: “Something” is a song that was released this past March, during Women’s History Month in hopes of raising awareness about violence against women. These are the accompanying visuals, by Oishi Media, starring Tep Castillo. The Hip Hop community rarely takes a firm stance against such issues and often times celebrates such acts – “… all I heard was Poppa don’t hit me no more…” This song will be included on the re-release of Exact Change on the bonus disc titled, Short Changed dropping on April 29th.
Just trippy seeing that the video was shot in my bro Exaktoh/Glen’s+Wella’s pad. It’s actually a dope place. Pretty nice size loft right smack in DTLA (near The Edison). I heard the building is actually being used for another shoot by Maroon 5; at least near it, so far.
Beatrock Clothing is hosting a Grand Opening of it’s Long Beach flagship store/gallery on Saturday, October 25th. Ribbon cutting and doors will open at noon. Festivities will commence till 11:00pm.
It’ll be a knockin’ party as the following performers will be blessing the place starting at 2pm: Bambu, Kiwi, Rhythm Natives, and lots more. There will also be visual art on display and for sale. Swanky.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
4158 Norse Way
Long Beach, CA 90808