"We Love Girls"
Friday, 22 October 2010
Another good interview with Gel Roc member of the legendary underground crew EX2 aka E Times 2
"We Support Underground Artists"
Southern California native Gel Roc (Pronounced w/a hard "G") is a Los Angeles based hip hop artist. Primarily known for his abrasive & witty lyrics along side his EX2 (Endangered Elements) co-horts, as a solo artist he explores the personal aspect of his life and taps into a broader array of topics that relate to his audience. Also, veteran street artist from the Whittier/L.A. based "Life Seen Differently" crue. His roots stem from the old school B-Boy, Graffiti, and Hip Hop culture of the 80's & 90's, which is still apparent in his works today. As a member of the legendary underground crew EX2 aka E Times 2, he has recorded 3 albums and solo debut "Laws and Flaws" with producer Mascaria. Besides his own group/solo works he has also appeared on countless independent releases & performed with artist such as legendary emcees KRS1, Awol One & Abstract Rude of "Mass Men", Freestyle Fellowship, 2Mex & XololanXinxo from "Of Mexican Decent", Orko Elohiem, Existereo & The Shape Shifters, Alien Nation, Massive aka MassDog, Daddy Kev, Dj Hive, Deeskee, Psycho Relm, L*Roneous, Global Phlotations, Escape Artists, Ellay Khule & Riddlore of Project Blowed, Tree Dusk Muir, RoachTheDj, JoeDub, BeatCave music and many more.
Gel Roc Inetrview
Hello my name is… gel roc...pronounced with a hard g...like gangster...not like george bush...
I was raised in…southern california...greater los angeles area...all city...
The reason that you’re reading about me is…because I make hip hop for the world....
Right now I’m working on... pushing the new E Time Two (Ex2) record, 'Resurgence' & my free mixtape with Awol One, 'Life Before Death'.
But I’d rather be… in the studio 100 on the next but I wear many hats...
My most prized possessions are… my music collection and time....
But I’d give it all away for… greater value, good luck with that.
The first thing I do in the morning is… hit the snooze.
The last thing I do at night is…kiss my wife.
My momma always said… fuck that bitch!
I love it when people… can teach me something about something. Just know, that I have a bullshit filter....
I hate it when people… ask me shit I don't know the answer to...don't ask me that shit.
If you ever see me walking down the street… offer me a ride damn it...
My most notable run-in with the law… was featured on 20/20 when I was a kid...2nd most damage ever done to a CA. hwy for vandalism...True story....
Los Angeles Street Demons. (C) 2010. Check out the graff book "The history of Los Angeles Graffiti Art" Vol.1. Elika's page as the reference.
If I had to say sorry it would be because… I deem it appropriate not you... good luck with that...
I get real aggro when… when shit don't line up...keep it real with me and we're straight you crooked as mutherfuckers..
The last time I swore I’d never drink was after a night of…gambling with the devil...true story.
Future projects and plans… my next solo record, 'Beautful Tragedy' produced by Xzcircles of Escape Artists. My label Abolano Records will be dropping the new Vyrus(Ex2) solo album 'Silent Kaos' produced by Rezult (TreeDuskMuir) and a couple other records we are excited about.
And before I leave I’d like to give a shout out to… to my crews Leaving Self Destructive & E TIMES TWO (EX2)...and everyone who's down with us. visit abolanorecords.com / facebook.com/abolanorecords / gelroc.bandcamp.com / youtube.com/gelroc / facebook.com/gelroc
Thank you Beatnotik!...Thank you too Gel!
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Eyedea The world's finest "MC FREESTYLER"
Micheal Larsen (November 9, 1981 – October 17, 2010), known by his stage name Eyedea, was a well-known freestyle battle champion and underground rapper. His notable wins included the televised Blaze Battle sponsored by HBO (2000) and a victory at Scribble Jam (1999). He had appeared as a solo artist, and as the emcee half of the duo Eyedea & Abilities (along with longtime friend and collaborator DJ Abilities). His non-battle rhymes were generally philosophically or thematically based, and often told a definite narrative.
For much of his youth, Eyedea lived with his mother, Kathy, just east of Downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he attended Highland Park Senior High School.
Eyedea became known as a battle emcee, touring the circuit between 1997 and 2001. During this time he won top prizes at Scribble Jam ‘99, the Rock Steady Anniversary 2000, and Blaze Battle Chicago 2000. He contributed a track to the anticon. compilation, Music for the Advancement of Hip Hop. Additionally, he toured extensively as second emcee and support DJ for Atmosphere.
In 2001, he released First Born with his partner DJ Abilities (collectively, they were initially called the Sixth Sense, but they are now known as Eyedea & Abilities). In 2002, under his pen name "Oliver Hart", he released the self-produced The Many Faces of Oliver Hart. In 2004, he and Abilities reunited to release the self-titled album E&A (released March 23, 2004).
All of Eyedea's releases have been on the Rhymesayers record label, with the exception of Carbon Carousel's "The Some of All Things or: The Healing Power of Scab Picking", which was released on his own independent label, Crushkill Recordings. In addition to touring independently and with Rhymesayers labelmates and members of Face Candy, Eyedea and Abilities participated in the Def Jux-sponsored Who Killed the Robots? tour, titled by Eyedea.
He was signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment, and collaborated with Slug of the underground hip hop group Atmosphere, as well as Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, and Blueprint.
After Eyedea released "This Is Where We Were," recorded with his live freestyle/jazz group Face Candy, he created Carbon Carousel, an alternative rock band. They have released one EP titled "The Some of All Things or: The Healing Power of Scab Picking". This brought on speculation that Eyedea & Abilities was no longer together. However, in August 2007, the duo announced on their Myspace that they would be at the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop performing old songs, as well as new material.
In December 2007, Eyedea & Abilities embarked upon their Appetite for Distraction Tour with Crushkill labelmate Kristoff Krane and Minnesotan duo Sector7G.
The summer of 2009 saw Eyedea & Abilities joining the massive touring hip hop festival Rock the Bells for a limited amount of dates, performing alongside such acts as Sage Francis, Evidence, M.O.P. and the Knux.
Larsen died on October 17, 2010. He was found dead by his mother, according to friends. The cause of death has not been determined, but a preliminary autopsy result released October 18 ruled out trauma.
First Born (2001) (By Eyedea & Abilities)
The Many Faces of Oliver Hart (2002)
E&A (2004) (By Eyedea & Abilities)
This Is Where We Were (2006) (By Face Candy)
The Some of All Things or: The Healing Power of Scab Picking (2007) (By Carbon Carousel)
By The Throat (2009) (By Eyedea & Abilities)
Waste-age Teenland (TBA) (By Face Candy)
"Pushing Buttons 12" (2000) (By Eyedea & Abilities)
"Blindly Firing 12" (2001) (By Eyedea & Abilities)
"Now" (2003) (By Eyedea & Abilities)
"Carbon Carousel Single Series #1" (2007) (By Carbon Carousel)
"Nervous." (2007) (By Carbon Carousel)
E&A Road Mix (2003)
"The Whereabouts of Hidden Bridges" By (Eyedea and Oddjobs)
"When in Rome, Kill the King" (By Micheal Larsen)
Rest in peace.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Today we are presenting you canadian music producer wich had a pleasure to meet 2 years ago in Milano. I was amazed by the quality of his music and i loved it!
Hello my name is…Vangel
I was raised in…Toronto
The reason that you’re reading about me is…because I was stripped of my Gold Medal at the 72 Winter Olympics for doping. I'm a changed man now.
Right now I’m working on…my debut album called "Breadth Control", some remixes,
my quads, shoulders, and forearms (alternating days), and choking out Corporate America. I also just recently did a some guest mixes for Rhythm Incursions, MondayJazz, and Nomade Radio.
But I’d rather be…focussing on choking out Corporate America.
My most prized possessions are…bound to be stolen if I reveal them in an interview....hushhush said the willow tree. I cherish my socks. Come get em.
But I’d give it all away for…permanent status with a chair on a beach.
The first thing I do in the morning is…wake up. Anyone who says different is a liar.
The last thing I do at night is…fall asleep or pass out. You have choices in life. Diversity. I'm working on slowly changing my night routines; im at the point where I'm working towards taking sleeping more seriously that my waked life.
My momma always said…"figure it out for yourself."
I love it when people…are thoughtful, considerate, and polite. I also like it when people scream loud and say rad shit. Bonus points for swagger whilst screaming.
I hate it when people…try and convince me that some new lame mc is the next big thing, and that I should look deep for meaning in the dynamic syncopation and intricate wordplay, when its not there & the shit stinks and shouldn't even be called rapping.
If you ever see me walking down the street…it's because i haven't bought a car yet. Pick me up, I need rides.
My most notable run-in with the law…involves passports, eastern European detention centres, no shoes, and a soda.
If I had to say sorry it would be because…I purposefully bumped into you just to prove that you should keep your head up and look where you are going when walking on the sidewalk.... stoopid. When I say: "I'm sorry", I really mean, "you are an idiot". Unless, of course, I accidentally put too much salt in the soup; in which case, I really am sorry.
I get real aggro when…I think about skateboarding, metal, inequality, war, hate, playing drums, slamdancing, media, manipulation, coercion, puppet shows, and chocolate wafers. Aggro is like titillated, right?
The last time I swore I’d never drink was after a night of…drinking. I think thats how the saying goes. All the details are hazy; which seems to support my position too. I've never been the biggest drinker, cause drinking works me; hurtfully.
Future projects and plans…like i said I'm working on my debut LP Breadth Control, which should be out in the new year. I have a colloboration Remix with Raincoatman coming on split 7" at the end of this month. It's a remix of a 2ndClassCitizen song as part of the Equinox Records 25th Ltd Box Set (7", USB, Cassette tape). I did a Remix for Frederik Teige thats coming out in a Limited Edition floppy sleeve alongside the single on 5&1/4 Records in early Nov. Some other projects in mid-stride......In general, I plan to keep changing styles, and sideswiping the industry.
And before I leave I’d like to give a shout out to…BeatNotik & the girl in the yellow:
Close your eyes and enjoy his music:
Vangel Interview #3