The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


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.




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.



Pool Party!
August 2, 2010, 10:38 pm
Filed under: DJing, Friends, Life, Pool Party

Congratulations to my friend Sara for being smart & dedicated & hard working to earn her degree



Random Pic of the Day
June 4, 2010, 2:31 am
Filed under: Life, Long Beach, Random Pic of the Day

Only in Long Beach…