i think kanye said that... well same here. i just don't have the time anymore to talk about everything thats been going on... its been quite eventful for me lately and i'm everso grateful. finally i'm proud to say that i live in sacramento. everyone knows how much i've hated it for the past couple years but i'm just about at peace with this city thanks to hiphop.
i went to seattle for the national conference and had an amazing time. i reconnected with an old friend, the homie darkside (csula chapter). i also met so many amazing individuals from all over the country. i felt a great sense of a mutual love n passion for music and the community. i learned that congress is also a family. speaking of family, i was able to visit mine in marysville for about half a day. i haven't seen them in 17 years! we spent our childhood together and reunited as adults and it was simply wonderful. my overall experience in seattle was a blessing and i'm taking everything positive from it to help me move forward in life.
last thursday was the verbal venom itunes release party. verbal venom is aman's group. aman and wes are the first cats from sac hhc that i connected with. aman is half of verbal venom, the other emcee is bentley. they are more on the commercial tip but they get the party poppin. i can respect their hustle. they work hard. i took tisha and crush out there.. megan, raquel and kari came through as well.. it was a good time.
friday evening was "hotpants" at level up on J & 25th. this event is put on by TAIS of Righteous Movement and is definitely a dope spot! that night was dope too! i wish sacramento had more gigs just like this. it was a de la soul vs. tribe called quest night so they played the two (and others) all night long. i was feelin it with all my body and soul. i met some great people that night too including tais & his girl, dj rock bottom (hiphop connoisseur) and mike b.. true hiphop heads that i hope to work with in the future. mike b and i chopped it up on the hiphop tip for a while as tisha and his friend chopped it up on the jazz tip... another amazing evening.
saturday started off rocky.. i had abdominal pains but they got better. i went to second saturday where i saw a couple local rap groups perform in front of united state. we ate at chicago fire and walked around. it was my first second saturday experience... i want congress to be involved with it somehow..
sunday was ROCK THE MFKN BELLS. let me tell you.. i haven't been to RTB since the very first ones where the LL crew headlined and a bunch of LA hiphop groups performed. that one had a crowd of about 300-500 people. the one i went to on sunday had 3 times as many performances and 20 times as many people in the crowd. it was a sea of hiphop heads enjoying the good live music. the clouds of herb smoke filled up the amphitheatre... tisha and i had lawn seats but the homie wes upgraded us to the next level and it was a phenomenal show. so much feeling and emotion... every show was off the hook- chali 2na, tech9, busta, bigboi, the roots, slick rick, reflection eternal, nas & damien marley.... plus all the acts on the paid dues stage.. supernat & krs were some badass hosts too. this is definitely going to be a yearly ritual.
monday the party don't stop! capitol roots put on a benefit show for the washington neighborhood center (where we had our hiphop awareness fest). this event was like a mini hiphop awareness fest. lots of graffiti artists, bboys, bgirls, djs, emcees and people of the community. despite the heat, the event was a great turnout. BUTTERSCOTCH was a surprise and everyone came to see KRS rock the mic. the event was all love and i had so much fun.
well... back to reality.. i'm back on that workout tip. i need it! from the 21-24 i'll be in los angeles visiting my LA folks, partying on saturday and attending IRIE FEST
on sunday. then when i get back we gonna get ready for the BBQ on the 29th!!
i love the business of my life.