Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Last year around this same time, we were up and about in prepartion for the night ahead. A night that included the launch of Chrizo's THINKING MANS HIPHOP CD and the first batch of the now classic SPECKS collaboration Loyalty Feeds The Movement Shirt. Absinth has been integral in our album launches sentimentally -- BSIDES and AQUARIUSS/AMP BLVD was also our chosen spot for their respective launches! We wann give a big thank you to Juss Rye for letting us rock his venue for the week, Chrina of Flippish TV for covering the event & FUDGE Magazine.
To the performers of that night: Mike Swift, Aero, Ron Thug, Sunny Blaze, JHeez, Slick N Sly Kane, Mike Kosa & 187 Mobstaz, QYORK, Kooky Tuason, Juddha Paolo, DJ Eri, Mario of 7SOW, Jay Flava, ILL-J and the rest of the gang. We also wanna thank Laidback for coming through all the way from France at the time! Danee for hosting the show great!Shoutouts to the people who came: Gino Sta. Ana, YUN NA heads, Talek, Arni, DJ Mike, Jonan, Acrown, Datu, Southchild, 3rd World heads and a whole lot more!
To my team, who at that time were on their highest coming together because of me leaving for SG -- we pulled off one of that years best closers! TEAM OUTPUT for real for real! The effect of this launch, shirt and album still remains very relevant in todays scene so take a hold of you yourself and celebrate a moment today!
"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire, and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed bythe fire of his own creation."
Augustus Rodin, creator of the sculpture "The Thinker"
"Thinking Mans Hiphop para din sa mga tanga!"
Mike Swift's outro on the last track of the CD "Jazzle Dazzle"
NOTE: Pictures taken by Mark P and Otto Retardo. To get a copy of Thinking Mans Hiphop please order from our hotline +639053448717 or go to FLIPTUNES.NET and purchase the songs there! QUEST will be on radio this Friday at RT99.5 around 8AM-9AM with DJ Jan and KING DJ LOGAN. Also, this saturday QUEST will be guesting on U92's DJ PATTI's after lunch program! Also DUBPLATE is celebrating their one year anniversary this saturday as well at the FERON BUILDING in Makati. Music by DJ RED I and surprise guests!
MIKE SWIFT behind the scenes with NYFP
Mike Swift WE MISS YOU NO HOMO!! This how November rocks every year, monn thunn! Just read through my blog -- birthdays in days to come, OTTO "The Future Kid" RETARDO, DASH & SUNNY BLAZE's; BACK TO LOVE & LOONIE MONDAYS! We always go stronger to close the year no matter how strong we start it as well! As you may know by now, G-UNIT Business Plan is already with 50 Cent, the rest is on prayers. Mike came through with a very dope ass presentation and the best thing about it, is dude never lets his guard down. Back in the studio with NYFP -- and doing the damn thing! Was talking to Mike a couple of weeks back and talking about how he's really getting better with his recording game and yo his tagalog tracks are fucking diamonds! I don't care what y'all say -- cmon Mike! NYFP is feeling the magic yo! Shoutouts to Paro Paro Beats!! Killing it with the beats!
Don't believe me? I leave you with lines from a future classic never heard song from Mike Swift entitled "BETTER DAYS". Surprising iggins all over!!
"May sakit si itay, ang payat niya sa larawan/
utol ko bagong suweldo nanakawan/
pangarap kong mabigat di mabitawan/
mga dating kaibigan naging kalaban/"
Loonie feat. Toney Chrome, Ron Henley, Mike Kosa
& J-Skeelz - Dito Sa Maynila (Produced by One Thedd)
Today we celebrate Loonie Mondays! As we wait in anticipation for the final release date of this classic album, Loonie has indulged his fans with this streaming of one of the best posse tracks of the year, DITO SA MAYNILA! With the lyrical prowess dictated to you in the native tongue -- 187 Mobstaz rocks a track with the formidable Stick Figgas as they tell you with licensed mics, that Manila is still about survival of the fittest! Tondo stand up! This is a track that will be played worldwide wherever Tagalog Rap is appreciated!
The rhymes are so vivid that if you really have lived a portion of Manila's offering of a hard knock life, you will smile on the local color given light to. From the jeeps, being late, traffic and bad public transportation, "kulay abong langit", rent, running for President and PRIDE.
Relevance and significance over success, as we also celebrate the CNN Hero Awardee. This song gives you a hint of how hard that dude pushed that blackboard just get some kids to learn and stay out of the streets! Kudos to Efren and Loonie! BACK TO LOVE son!!
"Halika na't sumugod sa karagatan/
ng alikabok at usok malalampasan/
ang kahit anong pagsubok humawak ka lang/
higpitan mo lang ang kapit, tibayan mo lang/
wag na wag kang mangangawit ang mga peklat mo ang magsisilbing patunay/
madaling mamatay kasi mahirap na ang buhay/
kailangang kumilos, kailangan kumikita/
Pilipinong pinipilit pilipitin ang dila/
walang kape sa mesa, walang kapera-pera/
pag gantong taghirap dapat wala ng teka teka/
teka teka teka muna sandali/
mauunahan ka ng oras pag hindi ka nagmadali/
dapat mabilis at matulin na parang bus patungong Baguio/
wala nang atrasan kasi pinutol ko ang cambio/
tapos yun preno mahina, yun makina maingay/
sa Metro Manila talagang matira matibay/"
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Breathe in, breathe out. Life will always take you to an adventure if you allow it to. Every journey is a moment that will define you. Learn, laugh, play, dance, sing, scream, pause then sing again. What I'm about to share is beyond music. This is my life exposed for all to experience. Nothing fabricated, raw and uncensored. This is my music, don't misuse it, don't confuse it, don't abuse it. Just live in it, journey through it. And who knows you might find your music through the journey.
New season. New beginnings. Same heart. Same source.
Thank you. Enjoy. This is gonna be fun! Lets go!
FOREWORD WRITTEN BY QUEST
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NOTES: Today we release this brand new song "BACK TO LOVE", the first single from Quest's highly anticipated debut album "Join The Quest" to be released early 2010. This song will also be launched throughout radio next week. This November 23 -- we will be debuting this song at U92.3 on THE MORNING WOULD with KC Montero, Chesca Litton & Jimmy Muna. We'll keep you posted on the next few dates we'll be on radio.
But as for now, we ask of you to help us campaign this movement. This is a movement of returning back to love. Whatever motivation you had to start of 2009 -- whatever pushed you to excel for yourself and for your vision we ask of you, to come back to love to end the year and start the coming one as well. We also would like to ask you post this pic as your profile pic in all your networking site as we continuously push the envelope of reaching out through our music. Thank you!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Yesterday, my grandma brought home a book for me -- GLOW IN THE DARK. I began my journey in art via drawing; understood and relearned composition each and everytime I see photographs. I would also spend hours online just browsing through pictures, graphic designs and ad campaigns just so when I design my banners and posters, I have a collage of pictures I can look at. By far, in the years of my adult life doing music -- no picture book could've been better to have than this one. The book is bigger than your regular magazine, which allows you bigger pictures. And the interview done within it is simply indulging.
Earlier in this blog I mentioned how you can differentiate the effects of destiny and fate only through looking back. Kanye does a good job in compiling this, and looking back making footnotes of the moments captured in pictures. He's destined to be a great artist, whether culturally pop or just flamboyantly arrogant. His love for pop culture isn't tucked away amidst the hard undergound image we heads want our artists to be. Though it may turn you off -- the realness to oneself is a gift for one, not for two.
Composition and lighting, these are words we see pictures by. I'm drawn to pictures as much as I am drawn into a dope verse. And as a musician, we are all of different makes. I remember talking to Gap and our affinity to drawing and music -- I told him, some people write they're music considering words, experiences, metaphors and style -- while we, as we've drawing all our lives, our music comes from a different perspective. We write music considering the light so we can paint the picture vivid.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Some people believe in fate and some in destiny. Destiny is your design and your contribution to the world beyond all that you've aligned yourself to be. Did you bump into this road of musicianship by destiny or by fate? As one would put it, fate comes to you much like a surprise unlike destiny in which you place yourself with hardwork and sacrifice to get to that destined state. They say, a realization of the difference between fate and destiny can be wisely deliberated only through looking back -- FEELING IT THROUGH.
This November 20th, we will give you a way to deliberate your fate and your destiny. As we take you to a place, overshadowed and overlooked. A place where your design as a person doesn't take a backseat.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
To all my wall writers and art enthusiasts! Get Up And Do Something is selling these caps at limited stocks. All top grade paint, same paint you see used in Europe only each can has a volume of 3 cans. You can buy these caps in set with the paint or you can just order the caps. Get your caps, both male and female!
For more pictures, visit GET UP AND DO SOMETHING's multiply page here.
To make orders, email GETIDEASOUT@GMAIL.COM or place orders via texting these two numbers: GLOBE 09176214267 and SUN: 09228447467. Email is preffered. Specify which caps you want. Subject to availability.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Street artist and designer Mach505 from Truly Design presents his toy series called ‘Robocaps’ made of spraypaint nozzles and covers. The robots are painted with acrylic paint and are held together by glue and powerful magnets, which allow you to move arms and heads of the robots.
Graffiti Analysis 2.0 is a project by Evan Roth and software development by Chris Sugrue, an open-Frameworks application that tracks motion of a graffiti tag and represents it digitally in three dimensions, accompanied by particle effects, somewhat stylised generative animations are generated.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Shoutouts to QYORK, SAME TEAM, LDP, CHAMP, PEOPLES FUTURE, TEAM TURB, DANN, JONG, TEAM ECOVILLE and the rest of the guys who showed up to play ball! Mad fun as always! Here are some pics taken from PHD's camera and Jim Poblete's camera as well! More games to come yo! And yeah, I left my fog lights open throught the duration of the afternoon thats why when we were about to head out -- yeah well I couldn't head out. Everybody who was still near the area took a U-Turn to keep me and my passengers company as we charged my car. Thanks Gino for saving the night! PEACE KINGS!
We play every sunday, 230PM onwards. Holla, you know where we at.
Loonie - UNRELEASED VERSES (Produced by DJ Bangin)
Our 2nd installment of Loonie Mondays takes a little more time to put up because of certain things I had to come up with and be at today. Nonetheless, here's this weeks Loonie offering as The Ones Who Never Made It is being printed and will be available this coming week. This track is produced by DJ Bangin repping 6000 Goonz CEBU-JAPAN connect! This song is a rare one as Loonie spits the same verse you hear on Christmas Mourning (Thinking Mans Hiphop) and also some verse you will be familiar with once you hear the album itself. One of the song these verses belong to is Sinungaling -- this track features all of Stick Figgas' member, including one from the orginal roster. Also, the Sinugaling track that appears in the album contains of the most complex mind boggling riddle rapped in a song. I won't kill the surprise for you guys. So for now, while we all wait for the official release -- bump this shit!
Loonie and the rest of the guys are in Cebu for the 3 day music festival. They are flying back to Manila as we speak and will finalized the nationwide release of Loonie's classic album.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Loonie - F With This G
November 2, the first monday of the month and as promised, Soulfiesta incooperation with 6000 GOONZ is featuring Loonie all month long. Today I brief you on the up coming classic of an album he is making "THE ONES WHO NEVER MADE IT". A month ago, I caught Loonie perform in Saguijo and just a week ago, I had a chance to listen to most of the tracks made for this release, and all I told him was "Francis M. would have loved this!"
There is a song in this release that caught my ear the most "XXX" -- a little personal and bare, I wouldn't spoil it for you guys, but to me seeing Loonie's wit and klever lines approach sensitiveness is always a mark of growth. The infamous "Isang Bara Ka Lang" which now has a verse from Gloc himself is definitely a sure favorite! The entire album is pieced together brilliantly from skits to songs, they all fit perfect for the concept and for the timing. There is a song about call center agents' lives which will definitely catch you off guard and turn heads -- we all had a realization of the call center life but Loonie put it in words vividly. The caliber of guests in this album will show how Loonie's skill is unmatched even with the best out there. And yeah! Trapp did his thing on a verse here as well -- far better than what most of your guys are used to!
A more indepth review will follow soon as the album comes out and I've sat down on everything from music to the execution of the CD. But in advance, I want to congratulate Loonie for keeping his focus on building with his team. Congratulations to 6000 Goonz for carving this classic album!