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.



Afrika Bambaataa Live In Long Beach!!!

Thats right folks AFRIKA BAMBAATAA The Amen-Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture & The Father of the Electro-Funk Sounds will be performing LIVE IN LONG BEACH on Saturday, November 20th at the Rhythm Lounge. Go to www.TIX.com to get discounted pre-sale tickets. Don’t miss this legendary night!

*Limited pre-sale tickets will also be available this Saturday at the Rapper’s Delight and Calafia Zulu booths at the One Nation Hip Hop Summit



One Nation Hip Hop Summit this Saturday
November 2, 2010, 7:15 pm
Filed under: DJing, Events, Hip Hop, Music, One Nation Hip Hop Summit, Rapper's Delight

On the Rapper’s Delight menu for One Nation Hip Hop Summit this Saturday: The Snoop Dogg, Fu-Schnicken Chicken, 2 Mex Tamale, X-Clan Chowder, Fat Sloppy Joes, Kool Herc Jerk Tilapia, Makaveli & Cheese (spicy or regular), Cee-Lo Greens, Hello My Name Is Dr. Greenbeans, Goodie Cob, Aceyalone Cornbread, Supernat Salad, Ol’ Dirty Custard, Foxy Brownie, Delicious Velvet, Mr Choc-cakes and some Ice T! Phew… Come thru & get your grub on, your tastebuds will thank you!!!

Saturday, November 6th 2010 at Barnum Hall Theatre 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Its from 9am to 10 pm but I’ll be serving grub from noon til dusk (RIP DJ Dusk).

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

X-Clan

Onyx

Percee P

George Clinton & more!!!



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



Spring Harvest
August 4, 2010, 6:21 am
Filed under: Friends, Hip Hop, Music, Spring Harvest

Junebugg, B-Real & Yassi, Spring Harvest Festival 2010