The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


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…



Beat Swapmeet this Sunday & Rapper’s Delight
April 6, 2010, 8:18 pm
Filed under: Art, Beat Swapmeet, Delicious Vinyl, DJing, Events, Fashion, Gigs, Hip Hop, Life, Music

The Los Angeles Beat Swap Meet: 2 Year Anniversary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnrF-N_xH-4

Sunday after-noon April 11, 2010

Grandstar Jazz Club (Chinatown)
Home of Fly-Ball, Boombox, Firecracker, & Soul Sessions.
943 N Broadway – Los Angeles CA 90012

12noon-6pm / Free with Canned Good
Donations are hand delivered to the LA homeless community.

This is an All Ages event – Casual drinking (bar open) for the 21+

Over 30 Invited Vendors & Collectors Buying Selling & Trading Records from all over The World.

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

3 Areas of Music.. Records For Sale.. & Conversations Awaiting..

Downstairs: Hosted by Odds (Bpandodds.com)

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. Special surprise in-store performances + our 1st official DJ battle. In the past Ras G, J-Rocc, Frank Nitt, Percee P, & Illa J, just to name a few, have blessed our listening ears with live, last minute surprise, showcases.

Outside: Hosted by Huskey Radio, & Listen Clothing

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 record vendors. Record-inspired art, every culture in the world in 1 city, & the fresh California Sun.. peaking in between the Chinatown buildings.. reminds you why you Love LA.

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

671, Abel, AC The PD (Hip Hop Philosophy Radio), Analog (Beathackerz Collective), Blessaid, Charlie Rock (Rock Steady Crew), Chikaramanga (Tres Records/Giant Panda), Clenzroc, C-los (Stacksvinyl.com), Counterstryke, Early Worm, Endo, Expo (Root Down), Frank, Gabe Real (More Fire/Foundation Funkollective), Jawa (Scratch Academy), Kidragon (Table Manners), Kidriz, Kiwamu Omae (Shibuya Club), Listen Recovery Crew (Listen Clothing), Los Undergods, Mixmaster Wolf (Breakestra/Dark Leaf), Pryvet Peepsho (Fly-ball), Shred One, Source (Dicknose Monkeys), Uncle Bucky, Valtron, Yotah (Shibuya Club), The Plushone (Stereolove)

The 1st ever…Beat Swap Meet DJ Battle

$200 Cash Prize – Hosted by DJ Jawa (Lost Unknown, Scratch Academy) UP-STAIRS.

Judges:
Mr. Choc (Beat Junkies), Pryvet Peepsho, & P-Trix (IF2)

Sign-up: DJJawa@gmail.com



2Mex & 2Mex Tamales
March 12, 2010, 6:48 pm
Filed under: 2Mex Tamale, Cooking, Events, Hard N Da Paint, Hip Hop, Life, Music, Rapper's Delight

I’ll be serving up grub at the LA stop of 2Mex’s tour. Come thru, check out a great show and eat the bomb tamales named after 2Mex!



Dj Babu: The Beat Tape Release Party

Make sure you get your presales, they are in VERY limited supply. Not only will you see videos & hear music made by Babu of the World Famous Beat Junkies… but you’ll also be able to get your grub on! I’ll be serving up Rapper’s Delight in the lobby so make sure you come with an appetite.Follow Babu on Twitter

PS- Just in case you didn’t know… I love Hip Hop!

***Here are some pictures from the night***

I didn’t get to take any pictures of Babumpia because folks ate em right as they came out of the fryer… thats how good they were!

Check out Fro Labs break down of the whole night

Babu, Mr. Choc, Makaveli & Cheese and Guru Grape Leaves



BOKEHBUNNY
February 23, 2010, 1:09 am
Filed under: Cooking, Hip Hop, Life, ODB

Dope, Victoria gave me a mention on her BOKEHBUNNY blog about a place called mac&cheeza. Check her out, her blog will make you hungry!

This is the banana pudding she’s talking about. Mine is called Ol’Dirty Custard and it’ll make ya say Shimmy Shimmy Ya any day

Ol' Dirty Custard modeled by Dinah



The Roxanne Wars
February 3, 2010, 2:04 am
Filed under: Hip Hop, History, Music, Roxanne Shante

Any of you ever notice that a lot of old school (like early 80’s old school) songs are named, about or by “Roxanne”? I used to wonder why Roxanne was so popular so I did a little diggin’ & found out some interesting info. The whole phenomenon started with the song “Roxanne Roxanne” by UTFO (Untouchable Force Organization). The song Roxanne Roxanne was about a fictional woman named Roxanne who rejects members of the group.

Roxanne Roxanne – UTFO

Meet: Lolita Shanté Gooden (born Novembber 9, 1969) At the age of 14, she entered the world of record producer Marley Marl, radio DJ Mr. Magic & Tyrone Williams. The guys were talking about how UTFO had canceled its appearance at a show that it was promoting. Shanté offered to record an answer to UTFO’s recent hit “Roxanne Roxanne”. The men agreed and the result was “Roxanne’s Revenge, ” a confrontational and profane song in which Shanté assumed the role of “Roxanne” dissing UTFO. Hence the name Roxanne Shanté. She recorded this song in one take!

Roxanne’s Revenge – Roxanne Shanté

UTFO tried to sue Roxanne Shanté for rocking over their beat plus she got a lot of flack for her profane language. So she re-recorded the song with less profanity over a Marley Marl produced beat. This is the most popular version of “Roxanne’s Revenge”

The official UTFO response to Roxanne Shanté’s “Roxanne’s Revenge” was “The Real Roxanne” with artist Adelaida Martinez assuming the role of Roxanne and eventually recording under the same stage name as the song title The Real Roxanne.

The Real Roxanne – UTFO

After this, the world had two MCs with similar names, Roxanne Shanté and the Real Roxanne. These three songs started a series of rivalries known as the Roxanne Wars. A whole bunch of artists came out with dis songs portraying themselves as relatives of “Roxanne” or making various statements about her. Here are the most popular songs that came out of the Roxanne Wars:

  • “Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne, You’re Through)” by Sparky D, a feisty female who criticizes Roxanne (Shanté, in particular) for being disrespectful toward UTFO, and for being too young, both for them to pursue, and to be an MC. Even though the record defended UTFO, they were reportedly not appreciative of this additional unauthorized response. It was after this that the saga really took off.
  • “Roxanne’s Doctor-The Real Man” by Dr. Freshh, who also insulted Roxanne for having no class.
  • “Do the Roxanne” by Dr. Rocx & Co., which created a dance based on Roxanne. (Referred to Shanté’s cracky wacky voice, as Sparky D had described it in her record). A rare instance of a record in the series not aimed at dissing someone.
  • “The Parents of Roxanne” by Gigolo Tony & Lacey Lace, which answered both UTFO and Sparky D. It drew references from both “Roxanne’s Revenge” and “The Real Roxanne” as if both represented the true Roxanne.
  • “Yo, My Little Sister (Roxanne’s Brothers)” by Crush Groove (no relation to Krush Groove), which answered UTFO, Sparky D, and Dr. Freshh.
  • “Rappin’ Roxy: Roxanne’s Sister” by D.W. and the Party Crew featuring Roxy.
  • Another record answered Roxanne Shanté by a young female calling herself “Little Ice”, who told Roxanne to “make up her mind” if she wanted a man or not.
  • “Roxanne’s a Man (The Untold Story—Final Chapter)” by Ralph Rolle, which claimed that Roxanne was actually a man who had been sodomized in prison, and then having “lost hismanhood“, turned himself into a woman after his release; and insulted UTFO for not realizing this.


Cooking up breaks
December 8, 2009, 8:56 am
Filed under: Cooking, DJing, Hip Hop, Music, you tube clip of the day


thanks cousin Kristi!



This is how it all goes down in LONG BEACH

Long Beach constantly amazes me… God I love this city and the amazing people that live in it! Last night a friend invited me out to the Shore Ultra Lounge and I agreed but didn’t really feel like it. On a whim, I got ready and went. It wasn’t until Leslie picked me up that I found out the line up! Rickshaw was playing and all the fam was there. Judd Nester, Phil Marshall, Philieano, Mike Long, the list goes on and on. Here is the evening in a nutshell and Philieano was the Cherry On Top of this post with Run Come. Long Beach Rocks!

and Barikuda was there to film it all! It was good seeing all the Long Beach fam out enjoying music in the rough economy. Here are some videos of the night. I don’t know the first two bands but the last band is Rickshaw: Phil Marshall, Mike Long, Ed, John T. Jud Nester & Tim Wu. (Did I miss anyone?) On vocals were: Jud Nester, Philieano, Danger & Tim Wu a little.




In case you missed it, here is Run Come with the heckler knock out from Barikuda’s camera

Thanks Philieano for the entertainment and thank you Leslie for making me go out!



Delicious Vinyl Presents: FREAK CITY
November 20, 2009, 7:28 am
Filed under: Art, Cooking, Delicious Vinyl, DJing, Events, Fashion, Freak City, Hip Hop, Life, Music, Rapper's Delight

On November 5th I was invited to cater a really cool event. Delicious Vinyl celebrated the release of  their new Delicious Vinyl DJ app for iPhone.

The event was at Freak City, an ART MUSIC STYLE gallery with hybrid retail space. Its located on Sunset Strip right below the Delicious Vinyl headquarters.

FreakCityBook

So anyways, back to the story at hand, Perfection is perfected, so I’ma let ’em understand from a young BUGG’s perspective that I was there to cater the Delicious Vinyl DJ premier event. I wanted to make finger foods, things people could eat and enjoy while dressed to the 9’s without losing any sexy. Here are some flicks from the night.

Rick Ross & Mike “Floss” Ross founders of Delicious Vinyl

*Photos by RENZ

Ms Casey Carter’s blog review of the event



This is how I roll
October 31, 2009, 4:49 am
Filed under: Hip Hop, Life, Music, Random Pic of the Day

1DSC07012So I opened up the center consul in my car the other day and smiled at how fresh I am… hee hee