The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


SAINTS OF HIP HOP

DOPE

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I’M COOKIN @BEAT SWAPMEET #16 THIS SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2012
March 9, 2012, 1:42 am
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Come out and get your grub on this Sunday, I’ll be serving up that home cooked goodness. Treat your stomach to something lovely and grab some records and gear while you’re at it!

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We’re Celebrating 4 Years Strong! Sunday March 11th, 2012
Literally Tons of Records for Buy & Trade, Outdoor Vendor Village with Dozens of Artists & Designers + the brands they’ve created, B-boy Competition, Live Performances by Free Moral Agents and many others, Open Cut Session, Producer Invite Upstairs, Kids Arts & Crafts outside, Bar Available for the 21+ and sooo much more. 
RECORDS | AND EVERYTHING INSPIRED FROM IT

Over 45 Invited Collectors & Dealers, Selling Records from all over the world.
Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul, & World – 12″ & 45 Records.

Resident DJ’s share rare selections from they’re record collections..

ABEL | AC THE PD | ANALOG | CHARLIE ROCK | CHIKARAMANGA
CLENZ ROC | CURSE | DANNY HOLLOWAY | DWENZ | EARLY WORM

FLOW | GABE REAL | GAZOO | JAWA | KIDRAGON | KID RIZ | KIWAMU OMAE

LISTEN RECOVERY CREW | LORD RON | LU-MAN | RAICHOUS | VAL 
and 671

Special Guest DJ & 1st-time Record Vendor: 
DJ REVOLUTION (World Famous Wake Up Show)

Beat Swap Meet is a gathering of the minds:
http://vimeo.com/23575735

FOR THE TRUE RECORD COLLECTORS:
Vendors arrive as early as 9am for setup, we have Breakfast available & Coffee too, courtesy of Corazon de Jah, and local Chinatown cafes. Spend your Sunday under the California Sun.

Outdoor Vendor Village featuring Dozens of Artists & Designers + the Brands They’ve Created..

Live Performances by, 

– LA’s very own, 2MEX
– Live Band, BUYEPONGO

Live Screen Printing by:
HIT + RUN 
www.thehitandrun.com

BEAT CLUB CO-OP – EL MERKADO NEGRO – THE DEUCE
FIRE FOXINESS – GOOD LIFE ROOTS – HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY
HIT+RUN – ILL STREET BLUES – LISTEN – LIVING DEVINE VINTAGE
MIND FUNK – NATIVE SOL – PEACE IMAGES – RAW KULTURE
RED HAUTE BOX – STICKY RICKS – THE X LABEL
TWO TREE DESIGNS – WOVEN CULTURE – X IS THE WEAPON
(and many more TBA)

Artists paint live.. Spontaneous drum circles.. Children ciphering.. !?!?

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Resident Chef (&DJ), MIGHTY JUNEBUGG, & her Rapper’s Delight catering crew will be on hand with your favorite foods you can only find at Beat Swap Meet Check the video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOiBzT_UrsY

Resident Barber (&MC/DJ/Producer), SNAGNETO, fixing wigs all day, go home looking fly.

Get your broken Turntable or MPC fixed! That’s right, we have onsite music-mechanics that will send your equipment home repaired.

Open Cut Session, Hosted by DJ Jawa & friends.

B-boys & Girls get down to there favorite grooves. It’s one thing to collect records, but can you dance to’em?:

Beat Swap Meet’s Official
PRODUCER INVITE – Sponsored by Monster Energy 

All Hardware, No Laptop’s, No CD’s. 

Hosted by
L.SCATTER (Zulu Nation / Foundation / Project Blowed)

Live Performance by FREE MORAL AGENTS

Also Featuring, 

– Q&A with IKEY OWENS (The Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, Look Daggers)

– RALPH M (Funkdoobiest)
– RUFIO (Live At The Dojo, Sacramento)
– STUCKINTHETREES (Rebels To The Grain)
– and others TBA

 



BEAT SWAPMEET #15 SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 IM COOKIN!
September 11, 2011, 2:29 pm
Filed under: Cooking, DJing, Hip Hop, Rapper's Delight

Come out and get your grub on today, I’ll be serving up that home cooked goodness. Treat your stomach to something lovely and grab some records and gear while you’re at it!

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Beat Swap Meet returns to Los Angeles.. Spend your Sunday after-noon under the California Sun.

BUY SELL TRADE
Blues – Funk – Hip Hop – Jazz – Punk – Reggae – Rock – Soul – World
12″ & 45 Records

Over 40 Invited Record Collectors & Dealers, Buy Sell & Trade Records Recovered from Alll over the WORLD.

Dozens of DJ’s share rare selections from their record collections..
ABEL – AC THE PD (Hip Hop Philosophy Radio) – ANALOG (Beathackerz) – CHARLIE ROCK (Rock Steady Crew, Dojo Sounds) – CHIKARAMANGA (Tres Records) – CLENZ ROC (IF2) – CURSE (Beat Junkies) – DANNY HOLLOWAY (Dub Lab) – DWENZ (Foundation Funkollective) – EARLY WORM – GABE REAL (More Fire) – JIM – KIDRAGON – KIRK (Sweater Funk, SF) – KIWAMU OMAE – LISTEN RECOVERY (Listen Clothing) – LORD RON – LU-MAN – RAICHOUS – RESIDENT (BBR Radio 90.7) – VAL (Hit+Run) – 671 (Station 23 Radio)

5 Areas of Live Music – No Laptop’s, No CD’s, Records Only.

12noon-6pm Free w/ Canned Good

INSIDE UPSTAIRS: Our Official Producer Invite, Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink

Hosted by L.Scatter of The Universal Zulu Nation

Interviews by Break Beats & Rhymes Radio (90.7 KPFK)

Live Production Interview & Exposition with:
THES ONE
(People Under The Stairs, Piecelock70)

Live Beat & Scratch Set with:
DJ SWAMP
(Decadent Records)

Live Production Sets by:
– ATD (ReServed Records) Chicago, IL
– ASTERIX (Fire House Sound Lab)

Turntablist Performance by Bay Area crew:
SLEEP ROCKERS
DJ’s Nocturnal, Rated-R, Mr. Vibe, Kwes the Bess, & Wanted (DMC West Coast 2011 Champion).

Beat Swap Meet is proud to join forces with Monster Energy Drink to bring you another historical BSM Producer Invite. Besides the Producer Invite, Upstairs also houses some of BSM’s most reputable Record Dealers including Rock Steady Crew DJ, Charlie Rock.. BP&Odds Producer, Button Pusha.. & LA Legend, DJ Marvski.

INSIDE DOWNSTAIRS: Bar & Record Show

Over a dozen Record Dealers setup downstairs, it’s also your closest beer stop at Beat Swap Meet. Our bar is available for the 21+ but please keep in mind, BSM is a friendly family atmosphere and only Casual Drinking is welcomed.

OUTSIDE: Street-wear Sale & Canned Food Drive

Beat Swap Meet is a Free event to the public with the Donation of at least 1 Canned Good per person. Canned goods are donated to the local homeless communities of Downtown Los Angeles.

Every BSM we host our outdoor Street-wear Sale that features some of LA’s most talented Designers & the Brands that they’ve created. Support the artists by purchasing the gear directly from them.

Confirmed Designers Include: DRAFTSMEN, ILL STREET BLUES, LISTEN, MIND FUNK, NATIVE SOL, PEACE IMAGES, RAW KULTURE, SI SI PUEDE, SISTAGIRL, SNEAK TIP, SOIREE, STICKY RICKS, THE DEUCE, TWO TREE DESIGN, WOVEN CULTURE & many more TBA.

Come to Beat Swap Meet on an empty stomach.. DJ & Chef, Mighty Junebugg & her Rapper’s Delight crew will be on hand with some food for your soul. Snoop Doggs, Makaveli & Cheese, 2Mex Tamales, you name it, she’s got it! 

BSM Resident Barber, DJ & Producer, Snagneto will be onsite lining heads up all day.

FRESH AIR: It’s one thing to collect records, but can you dance to ’em ??

Brought to you by the founder of Beat Swap Meet, utmos. Fresh Air is BSM’s Premiere B-boy Competition. DJ’ed by BSM DJ’s playing alll vinyl.. Breaks, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop & everything in between. Witness some of West Coast’s funkiest dancers, get down to your favorite Records. Sponsored by The Deuce – www.runthedeuce.com

WAX POETICS SOUND STAGE: Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn

New York based Magazine & Record Label, Wax Poetics, is releasing the new LP “Something about April” Composed by Adrian Younge & Venice Dawn. They will be performing the new LP – Pre-Released & Exclusive as hell, for the fine people of Beat Swap Meet LA. www.waxpoetics.com

HIP HOP PHILOSOPHY: Dedicated Strictly to Hip Hop Music

Hosted by AC The PD & The Real DJ’s Crew, most known for breaking very rare Hip Hop 12 inches found along their journeys. Hip Hop Philosophy is both a 24 Hour Radio Show & Clothing Brand. www.hiphopphilosophy.com

HOUSE CONVERSATION: Dedicated Strictly to House Music

DJ’s take you through their House vinyl collection.. Soulful, Jazzy, Latin, all around. Vibe out, & feel free to get free. Hosted by The Movement Non-Profit Organization.

Beat Swap Meet #15
Grandstar Jazz Club – 943 N Broadway LA 90012
Sunday September 11, 2011
Vendor Info: info@beatswapmeet.com


Rapper’s Delight at Beat Swap Meet {Los Angeles}
June 11, 2011, 9:20 am
Filed under: Beat Swapmeet, Calafia Zulus, Cooking, DJing, Events, Gigs, Hip Hop, Life, Music, Rapper's Delight

SUNDAY AFTER-NOON – 12-5pm June 12, 2011

Over 40 Invited Collectors & Dealers Buy Sell & Trade Records recovered from all over the world: Blues, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Soul & World 12″ & 45 RECORDS.

12noon-6pm

What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than digging through some records while sipping on a brew?

Beat Swap Meet Friends & Family,
share rare selections from their record collections..
Abel, AC The PD, Analog, Charlie Rock, Chikaramanga, Clenz Roc, C-Los, Counterstryke, Danny Holloway, Early Worm, Ervin Arana, Frane, Frank(e), Gabe Real, Glenn Red, Jawa, Jim, Kidragon, Kid Riz, Kiwamu Omae, Listen Recovery Crew, Question, Frane, Laroj, Renmin, Two Step Lou, Raichous, Rick Wren, 671, & Val.

The Producer Invite:
– ASPECT ONE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgeZjYF-jtM)
– DELMOS WADE of Warchurch (www.delmoswade.com)
– ELUSIVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6mvcCzi2og)
– E.SUPER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTaNX_ukkEg)
– MASCARIA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai85H7DYoOk)
– RADIUS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKwuZaehyJw)

Simple Rules: All Hardware, No Laptop’s, No CD’s, Full Setup on Stage.

Beat Swap Meet #14 also features..
– Turntable Repair by our onsite Dr. – DJ Abel aka The Table Guy.. that’s right, bring your broken turntable, watch it go home fixed.
– Scratch Session open to any one, hosted by DJ Jawa
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LufefxFF0ic&feature=related)
– Resident Chef & Zulu, DJ Mighty Junebugg & her Rapper’s Delight crew!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yieoZKlqxQ)
– Resident Barber, MC & Producer, Snagneto. Get your wig fixed at BSM.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzjmTiXhgf8)
– BSM Founder, utmos of Battle Monkeys, presents “Based On A Crew Story” B-boy & B-girl crew battle.
(http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111604548925723)
– 5 Music Areas, ALL VINYL.
– Over 80 Vendors specializing in: Records, Street-Wear, Hand-made Apparel & Accessories, & Music-related Art.

Beat Swap Meet takes place inside, outside, and all around the Grandstar Jazz Club in the historic Chinatown district of Downtown Los Angeles. Bar is available for those over the age of 21, however we do encourage Casual Drinking since BSM is an All Ages event. Entrance fee is Free w/ the Donation of 1 Canned Good. Canned proceeds are donated to the homeless communities of Los Angeles County. Please be sure to bring a canned good for donation.

Entrance:
Free w/ Canned Good

For vending info:
Beatswapmeet@gmail.com
(714) 404-7568

Get involved:
utmos@beatswapmeet.com

WWW.BEATSWAPMEET.COM
(http://vimeo.com/23783133)



Saints of Hip Hop

Collect them all!

•Big L

•Big Pun

• J Dilla

• Dj Dusk

• Eazy E

• GURU

• Heavy D

• Jam Master Jay

• Makaveli

• Nate Dogg

• Notorious B.I.G.

• Ol’ Dirty Bastard

• Pimp C

• Gil Scott-Heron

Available this Sunday March 11th at Beat Swapmeet come look for them =)



RIP Nate Dogg, A major musical influence in my life
April 11, 2011, 10:53 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, Life, Long Beach, Music, Nate Dogg, RIP, Signs

“REGULATORS, MOUNT UP!”

“It was a clear black night, a clear white moon…”

“So I hooks a left on the 21 and Lewis/ Some brothas shootin’ dice so I said ‘Let’s do this!'”

I freakin love this song! I always have. Its my anthem. When it first came out, I played it over and over and over again so I could learn every word. Nate Dogg has a way of getting into your brain like that. He sings shit with such conviction, gangsterism and enthusiasm that you cant help but sing along. Nate Dogg has the most city pride for Long Beach, he made Long Beach famous & really got us on the map. He and Snoop Dogg created that G-Funk sound that you just cant deny. Nate WAS Long Beach… born & raised. He was on so many classic tracks that as my friend Ani puts it, “were the soundtrack to my youth”.

I knew he had had a couple strokes & been in a coma like state for a few years but when I heard of his death it still came as a shock. I was on the Metro Blueline riding to Long Beach from LA when I first read it on twitter. I called a friend of his to confirm the news and sadly it was true. I didn’t expect my own reaction. My eyes got watery, I had a lump in my throat and a really strong desire to stand up on the train and let all the people headed to Long Beach know that we had just lost a legend. I always keep a bullhorn in my car and as soon as the train dropped me at my car, I drove thru the streets. I just felt like the city needed to know, so I rolled down my sun roof and stuck the bullhorn out the top driving past places with folks outside. “REST IN PEACE TO THE LEGEND NATE DOGG. REGULATORS MOUNT UP!”

I don’t know what came over me. It was midnight and I was alone in the car, I just had to let folks know. One of the places I drove past to make the announcement was the corner of 21 & Lewis on the Eastside. Nate sang about 21 & Lewis and made it a hood landmark of Long Beach. I knew that night that I needed to make a tribute for Nate. This is what I came up with. It is 11″ x 17″ and laminated. Notice the clear black night and the clear white moon in the background, eh, eh? Notice the dice?


It was a beautiful day when I hung the laminate. As I was putting it up somebody drove by & yelled out “NATE DOGG!”  I took a couple of pics and left… I had a cake to bake that day.


Thank You NATE DOGG for your contributions to musical history. You will not be forgotten.



A Cake for HOUSESHOES

So I get a text message early in the morning asking if I could make a cake for DJ Houseshoes that night at Little Temple. I had the day off and decided SURE, I’d love to! Instantly thoughts of carving cake into the shape of some house shoes came to mind. I got to the point where I was imagining piping on frosting to look like courderoy when the homie Byze started telling me about Houseshoes obsession with Newport cigarettes. Thats brilliant, a Newport Cake!

I set out to the store to buy all the necessary supplies. I had never made a cake using fondant before and I didnt have time to fuck up! I had exactly enough time to make one cake, right; and deliver it to the Little Temple by Midnight. I didn’t even have time to curl my hair or get dressed up. I literally made the cake right up until we walked the door and then I had to drive like a madwoman to get it to LA in time. Here are some pics of what ensued.





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