The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


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)



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.




Gourmet Freeway Camping
August 18, 2010, 5:14 am
Filed under: camping, Cooking, Friends, Life, Travel | Tags: ,

A few weeks ago my friends and I were itchin to get out of town. One of the girls found a campground in San Diego that had a pool, a jacuzzi and supposedly… it was “right near the beach”. We packed up 4 cars deep and rolled down to the Chula Vista KOA (Kampgrounds of America).

We arrived happy as shit, only to discover that the Chula Vista KOA was like the Motel 6 of campgrounds. They mainly cater to families with RVs and only had 4 tent sites… we took two of them. The campsites looked like an afterthought. They were on the side of the road even before the main office. The craziest part is that we were setting up our tents right along the fence next to the FREEWAY. To make matters worse, the only decent beach was a 30 minute drive away… Oh Well, all we could do was laugh!

There were 10 of us on this trip. The part about this camping mission that made it “gourmet” was our meals. I took the chance to break in the Camping Oven I got for my birthday. Here is the unruley bunch

(left to right in the back row: AC, Toya, Tiffatty, Yassi, Omer, Junebugg & Junko. left to right in the front row: C-Minus, Ani & Rocio. Dogs left to right: Ruby & Olivia)

Here are some things we saw, ate & did

My new over worked great! Thank you so much for hooking it up on my birthday!!! The first dish I cooked in it was some blackbean nachos for our afternoon snack

Of course we needed some adult beverages to keep us warm at night, so we chose these as our poison…

You know we mixed this with some juice and kept it Long Beach drankin Gin & Juice… laid back!

And some Jack & Coke...
Jack & coke is always a nice camping drink

See the freeway in the background? I wasn’t lying… we were right up under that bitch!

This was our janky ass fire pit, it looked like it was gonna fall over at any moment.

For dinner we enjoyed Baked Salmon, BBQ Chicken Legs, Baked Sweet Potato, Green Beans with lemon butter and a salad.

Yassi held it down on the BBQ grill and sported her smoke goggles (for saftey purposes)

Dessert that night was S’mores made with Strawberry marshmallows. It was so good! We went to sleep after that and tried to pretend that the freeway sounded like the ocean.

The next morning we actually went to the dog beach so Olivia & Ruby could play. There was no sun for us to enjoy but we all had fun BSing. After the Dog Beach, we went to Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach to wander around. The sun finally came out and we really enjoyed exploring our surroundings.

For dessert that night I baked some cookies in a muffin tin, when they came hot out the oven I topped them with vanilla ice cream and a splash of some White Russian on top. It was pretty spectacular!

The End.



Chittlins & Pepsi
August 4, 2010, 6:50 am
Filed under: Cooking, Events, Hip Hop, In Search of Stoney Jackson, Long Beach, Music

So we  went to go see Strong Arm Steady perform in Long Beach at the Rhythm Lounge. I was so excited when they performed my favorite song and dedicated it to me! Wanna hear about it? Here it go…

Thanks Krondon & Phil Da Agony, our Backwood Brothers



This Sunday July 11th at BEAT SWAPMEET
July 9, 2010, 7:54 pm
Filed under: Beat Swapmeet, Cooking, Hip Hop, Rapper's Delight

Here’s what I’ll have on the Rappers Delight menu for ya, come thru and get your grub on!

And thats not all thats going on, Check out what else is going down @ BEAT SWAPMEET!

Los Angeles.. we invite YOU and the rest of the world… to a true Gathering of the Minds.

THE LOS ANGELES – BEAT SWAP MEET

Sunday after-noon July 11, 2010

Grandstar Jazz Club (Chinatown)

Home of The Fly-Ball, Boombox, & Soul Sessions.
943 N Broadway – Los Angeles CA 90012

FREE W/ CANNED GOOD (Home Before Anyplace)

This is an All Ages event – Casual drinking for the 21+

Over 35 Invited Vendors & Collectors, Buying Selling & Trading Records from all over The World.

BLUES  –  DISCO  –  FUNK  –  HIP HOP  –  JAZZ – PUNK  –  REGGAE  –  ROCK  –  SOUL  –  WORLD

Over 25 Real DJ’s spinning 12’s & 45’s.. some that are even for sale:

Abel |  AC The PD |  Analog |  Charlie Rock |  Chikaramanga |  Clenz Roc |  C-Los |  Counterstryke | DP Sound |  Expo |  Gabe Real | Jawa |  Kidriz |  Kiwamu Omae |  Listen Recovery Crew |  Omid  | Platurn | Pryvet Peepsho |  Raichous |  Valtron |  671 | more TBA
3 Areas of Music.. Records For Sale… & Conversations Awaiting

Downstairs: Hosted by Odds (Bpandodds.com, Jupitersciples)
An all 45’s extravaganza.. Live DJ’s share rare selections from there 7 inch collections. Reputable vendors from both Buena Park & Pasadena record swaps setup here, amongst a few dozen other invited vendors, in the likes of a different atmosphere (for once). Bar available for the grown..

Upstairs: Hosted by L.Scatterbrain (Zulu Nation, Foundation Funkollective)

Some of Hip-Hop’s living legends reside upstairs, selling records & spinning them of course. And can’t forget sampling them. BSM #10 will host our first ‘producer invitational’ for lack of better words. 8 Invited producers will be showcasing recently created tracks, some as recent as that very moment. All hardware, no laptops, no CD’s, full set-up on stage.

Invited Producers:
– Beautiful Kalamari
– Breeze
– Dibiase http://www.myspace.com/diabolic1
– dirtRAID http://sterling-senior.com/dirtRAID_beats/
– Immortal Fader Fyters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaNu6ZVw-YQ
– Remode http://www.myspace.com/djremode
– Woool http://www.myspace.com/rawtradebeatz
Outside: Hosted by Listen Clothing & Rock Steady Crew
Features a vendor village of boundary pushing designers, brands that they have created, and the people who love to look fresh. Live DJ’s spin only vinyl and the place is decorated with clothing & record vendors. Record-inspired art, every culture in the world in one city, & the fresh California Sun peaking in between the Chinatown buildings… reminds you why you Love LA.
Celebrate 10 Years w/ Listen Clothing & don’t miss BSM’s 1st official B-boy competition hosted by Rock Steady Crew.
Journey off with Listen Recovery DJ’s as they take you around the world, right here in LA. www.listenrecovery.com
Live Performances by:
– Adrian Younge & The Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra (Wax Poetics Records)
– Balance and The Traveling Sounds
– ESQ & Chikaramanga (Tres Records)
And of course, can’t forget.. THE KITCHEN IS ALWAYS OPEN… “Rapper’s Delight”
For vending or other info:
Beatswapmeet@gmail.com
(714) 404-7568



Introducing 2 Live Stew to the Rapper’s Delight Menu!
May 26, 2010, 8:22 pm
Filed under: Cooking, Hip Hop, Rapper's Delight

This one’s for all you vegetarians out there. It’s basically Ital Stew and you can be as hungry as you wanna be cause I always make plenty. For those of you wondering why I have some big booty hoes up in the picture, you must not be hip hop. Check the 2 Live Crew reference…