Monday, June 28, 2010

Recap of LiKWUiDz album release @Wealthy Ho$tage BK

This past Saturday was LiKWUiD's album release party at Wealthy Ho$tage








Wyze Mindz opened the show...



and lyrically were in alignment with where I was about to take it. I was up 2nd and the room, was maybe close to 90 deep..some people scattered on the outside.





DJ Tomoko arrived 24hours earlier so she was in town to hold me down on the 1s and 2s.





Yo when I say I tore that sh*t apart, I swear, you just had to be there... video does not capture well the energy that was present in the room that day and how the crowd reacted to the lyrics I spit.



DJ Tomoko was playing behind me live via her PC and MPD.. she was killing it!





Lastly Mio Fujii came to the stage to finish my set with a live acapella... the fans really gravitated towards her too.. her EP's coming so that should be fun!







It was a straight up blessing to get such a reaction and afterwards have so many different kinds of men and women come up to me to ask about buying my music, and figure out who the hell I was.

After me...Game Rebellion rocked in they normal fashion tearing the house down







and the highlight was the woman of the day LiKWUiD backed by the Gummy Bears and Champagne band and Kodi Me'chele as the hype woman.. the set was really dope.. i copped me an album and got LiKWUiDz autograph... My favorite song is "Go L" such an amazing hip hop style vibe.... LiKWUiD really rocked the crowd with that.. such a fun song! Everyone brought there A game with the performances.. I feel bad for the peoples that missed it.. the energy was just right in the room yo.. it was perfect! A nice mix of the old school fam, the new school guys and girls..and some of the OG jamaican and african heads.. it was dope!



I even bought the owners of Wealthy Ho$tage a CD to play in the store.. so I had to invest $20 in LiKWUiD that night! she killed it!



Shouts to Pricetags Ent.. Shreen and Rachel are the best!, shouts to Wealthy Ho$tage, Frank 151 for giving us some of the frank 151 mags and everyone that participated.. I met so many great peoples.. Manny Faces, Jordan Ievine, Chani and more..it was amazing! Oh and Charam P! She was in the house with some other familiar faces.. I swear.. God smack me if I'm wrong but it may be Charam's gf, gosh sooo beautiful.. she's half irish/half japanese.. amazing features.. soo kind too! shouts to those 2 ladies right there!

Lastly Gene and his team totally held it down for us. Big thank youz to Gene for letting us rock at his spot in BK...Wealthy Ho$tage!



most of these photos were taken by Shreen of Pricetags ENT and Manny of Mannyfaces.com

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friends, How many of us have them?

Recently, 3 friends that I have (they don't know each other however) asked me about conspiracy theory stuff and what I thought about it. I voiced my opinion and mentioned the point that life is just so many different complex layers, like if the conspiracy stuff is not threatening my life then I am not really trying to give it power with my thoughts focused on it.

My friends then sent me some youtube videos so I started getting mmmmmmmmmmm more enrolled in the ideas. I had one person in mind that I knew of, that would be great to talk to because they are literally outside of the country now studying (good luck!!!!) and could totally provide me with the much needed objectivity that could help balance my mind

The feelings that started growing were strong and confusing inside but this one friend of mine seems to always come thru in the clutch when I am unclear. I haven't physically met this person either but in life it's not always about that...consider the internet is not a tool that put people right in front of each other, without being right in front of each other haha.

Many times we don't properly thank people.. like we thank them but don't really thank them with gratitude. I am thankful that I have people in my life that are there even during the most confusing times for me..almost like a drop of a dime... they may not always be there but I am thankful that each time I reach out for help...a friend steps to the challenge to lend insight and be there with me so I can stand and walk with clarity
it's amazing

even more so because many people can't say that actually have that in their lives. It's a blessing, an extremely huge blessing for me!

Thank you to that great online friend of mine haha
Simply
The
Enlightened
Paying
Homage

OH.. how bout this honorable mention by one of NYC's most consistent and ridiculously ill emcees..I've seen his live show, we rocked together at Brown Bag Thursdays downtown in the LES. The crowd by the time Jesse got on stage was thinning out..he rocked that crowd like it was 100 people so much so that the room filled UP again cuz people could here in the next room so they went back in to see him tear shit up!
his live freestyle was retarded! no disrespect to the people who actually are.. well u know
anyways.. MURDERED IT! Below is a song where he name drops over 75 emcees.. check for my name, MeccaGodZilla in the last verse ;-) Thanks Jesse!

<a href="http://jesseabraham.bandcamp.com/track/harvest-of-names">Harvest of Names by Jesse Abraham</a>








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Monday, June 21, 2010

MeccaGodZilla visits Littlefield




This past Friday on the strength of Yume I rocked with a live band named Lo Primo at Littlefield. It was there first live show ever..and their set was amazing! For there 1st live show there was no slip ups at all.they were sooo on point! the vocalist was so beautiful with such a wonderful voice it was ridiculous..the music was amazing!




After there set, me and Mike of Yumeandbeyond.com rocked with the band on some live impromptu hip hop steez.. it was great lyrical physical fitness yo!
Check for them soon..







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Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Road to BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL

With much focus and dedication to surviving and shining in this current Hip Hop State of Affairs and Bureaucratic Hurdles... I made my way on to the bill for BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL WEEK by way of my family from YUME!

THE ROAD to BK HIP HOP FEST KICKS OFF FIRST THOUGH with my sista LiKWUiD's album release party in BROOKLYN THIS SATURDAY.


IF YOU WERE TO EVER SUPPORT A SHOW TO REALLY SET OFF THE SUMMER FEATURING A STRONG YOUNG FOCUSED BLACK WOMAN, HER INDIE MUSIC, & HER OVERALL AMAZING VIBE then you should be at this show! Me, GAME REBELLION (an incredible indie band), wyze mindz and LiKWUiD will rock!! Wealthy Ho$tage in Brooklyn is gracious enough to support us by letting us rock the venue. We are excited for what this means for all of us!





My sista DJ TOMOKO is flying into NYC from TOKYO the day before the show to hold me down as my DJ. It's gonna be insane!

Below are the future shows that I will rock (July 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th) for the month of July during Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Week. We kick things off on July 4th with Shiro (live graffiti),




DJ DAS, DJ TOMOKO, YUKA (ALL FROM JAPAN) at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. Just 1 block away we can vibe to the show, and see the fireworks in Williamsburg!





After that

July 5th @ Public Assembly in Williamsburg (I got added after the flyer came out! BUT I WILL BE PERFORMING HERE!)



July 6th @ Littlefield in Downtown BK



Come back soon for the July 8th FIRE YOUR BOSS PARTY INFO! PLEASE come thru and support..these shows are seriously a huge turning point for all of us...you may not have been to any before but you should come support these.. We are all independent artists that do this for a living...come thru and have fun.. we got the bar, we got great venues lined up and great music.. I know how much fun it is, if you haven't come out yet... do yourself that favor! I give you my word you won't be sorry! haha

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In this lifetime.. I'd never imagine being able to see Bill Cosby in the flesh
but my good friend JiEunit made it happen!



She invited me, Hickson and my partner in crime, d-pi to accompany her to the ceremony for this Dr. I forget his name that received an award for making strides in saving the lives of newborn baby twins by studying the (usually and quickly disguarded) placenta.



Hehe..chotto yucky da.. gomen.. but it's important.. anyways.. the ceremony was short and sweet..maybe 30 minutes? After that..a short recess..and then Bong.. Cosby!

Cosby went in for about 90 minutes to 2 hours... he even heard someone cough in the audience and made the illest impromptu joke about retraining an entire generation that it's morally wrong to cough in your sleeve...LMAO.. the joke was awesome! It showed that Cosby is a master at his craft! the improv was amazing

I'm gonna have to tell that joke like one of my originals one day..but i'll site Cosby at some point.. after I get the laughs lol.. u just had to be there..anyways..
it was amazing that for that long.. No profanity or anything extreme to get laughs

Although... currently fighting an ear and throat infection..it was worth the risk to go out to NYC to Lincoln Center and kick it with some good friends and laugh!











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Thursday, June 3, 2010

BP = Bad Planning

What better gift can the universe yield then human life itself and a planet flourishing with the proper elements to sustain it. Don't quote me but our bodies are what 85-90% water? And our planet is what like 75-80% water? And what's that.. Water and Oil Don't Mix?

God bless my blood pressure as I wanted to slap the flaming hell out of whatever suits are the bosses of the engineers who are in charge of what's going on...or who should have been monitoring what's going on better in the Gulf of Mexico.

When I went to electrical engineering school, I refused to cheat on tests and while I saw my peers cheating and advancing...I refused to cheat and I failed miserably.. BUT I wasn't going to be that idiot engineer that got super big bucks but totaly did a bullshit job because of my lack of circuits or physics knowledge..

Going back to BP, I read 3 articles in the Daily News by hkennedy@mydailynews.com

I want to shout out that journalist for really digging in! The following are all ideas taken from the articles.

So where is this tragedy unfolding???
**Queen Bess Barried Island in the Gulf of Mexico aka Bird Island is DYING


MARINE LIFE
When we found this dolphin, it was filled with oil. Oil was just pouring out of it..."-BP Contract Worker who took the Daily News on a surreptitious tour of the wildlife disaster unfolding in Lousiana. Marine life is dead and dying under a thick coating of crude


(Carcass of a decomposing dolphin on rocks at Queen Bess Island in Gulf of Mexico.)

The news crew took a look around via the guidance of one brave BP contract worker who surveyed the area first as to make sure no one was around! A pod of dolphins showed up shortly after the Daily News explored the area to review the damages...the dolphins showed up to swim with the vessel carry journalists and guide it back to land. "They know they are in trouble. We are all in trouble..." -BP Contract Worker



It is scary as fuck when dolphins are their looking out for humans in times of danger.. as if to let us know now to get back into water.. it's amazing how they showed up to help! We don't speak the same language yet.. we really do!



THE CLEAN UP CREW
April 20th is when the explosion happened that took the lives of many people manning the oil rig. BP hired clean up crews who are now suing BP for health complications such as high blood pressure, nausea and pounding headaches...

After working the crew members have to take decontamination showers??? Isn't like that nucleur waste style??? biohazard style? oil is really that bad??? YES!

Seriously can you blame them? The smell of oil for a few hours at a time is something I wouldn't wish on my opposition (hi haters.. yes eff you too!)

The White House has launched a criminal investigation and told BP not to shred any paperwork! hahaha WHY WOULD YOU MENTION THAT!!!!!!:??? U already know they've been shredding since shortly after the explosion on April 20th... why not just run up in there and grab those papers?? The Reality is.. BP has probably been shredding papers way before April 20th...

Reading further into the article I learned that the same rig was once used by Anadarko Petroleum, Transoceans, Deepwater Horizon Drilling and Halliburton. With so many companies I question whether or not the equipment was even inspected... Those companies probably were on their FDA shit.. mmm "yeah yeah, you get a stamp of approval as long as u give me your word that everything is okay with this food meanwhile there's no need to check or monitor if what you put in the package is the same on the label" the FDA sucks too!

Clean up crews have also gotten sick from using this chemical dispersant called Corexit.. it's supposed to break up the oil into small droplets that are biodegradable...

It's crazy like what are the side effects for using Corexit and how much of that crap are they using?

I worry about how much oil is spreading..they said 30 Million Gallons is gone already?

sigh.. so like mmmmm we are once again water creatures, the planet is mostly water.. we have an incredibly powerful sun and melting polar icecaps which means more water.. mmm so we can use like Solar energy OR hydroelectric energy ..and we are using oil because.................

right.. because ????? right!

BP you suck fat balls.. all these jerks are soo heartless..the guy that runs BP was mad that his rep is being ruined and that he's not making money.. the Daily News article mentioned something like that.. How bout you fucking loser..what about the hundreds of animals u helped kill.. ?

sigh..these fucking politicians with their OFF SHORE DRILLING BULLSHIT... all i can think about is what happens when the water is too fucked up to drink! this is not even touching upon how much garbage and plastic is already in the water! Watching what is happening to human existence and the planet is fucking crazy..it's annoying.. it's bullshit.. and guess what.. everyone walks around not giving a fuck!

i feel bad for Lousiana and the states and areas neighboring the Gulf. The daily news reported oil getting up to Alabama!



anyways.. Business men have to slow it down and stop thinking about their $$$$ so damn much before we get a earth whoopin like you wouldn't believe!

Currently I'm researching the cons of a garbage incinerator being put in the town where I live..the Mayor of my town is such a cocky bastard... I live in Strong Island. He feels it's okay to get a garbage incinerator to help burn NYC's garbage out in Long Island.

Hello.. we can barely take care of L.I. we need to handle our garbage properly as a nation!

we still don't separate things properly...after living in Japan, I was ashamed of how americans deal with garbage! I say this because when recycling plastic we were told that we shouldn't put random plastic bags in the recycling bags that we put other plastics? WTF!
WHATEVER.!

Seriously though.. oil and coal have dominated energy sources for centuries...however humanity has evolved over the centuries...don't you think an aggressive push towards something that would save humanity and the planet would be a good idea!

People will say.. well u can't stop cold turkey and just start going hard on hydroelectric or solar stuff..and my statement for that is why? If drug addicts and alcoholics can kick the habit instantly.. like.. my pops.. he woke up one day and was like if he don't stop he's gonna be in the grave...and he quit drinking.. got help and is over 12 years clean.. no alcohol... one of my ex girlfriends used to smoke cigarettes and I told her.. ur gonna end up dying like 10 years earlier if u keep smoking.. ur beautiful.. stop killing yourself

and she quit that day! instantly.. didn't pick it up again

what's going on is life and death.. it's a survival issue..we don't know what the afterlife really is..no one's come back from heaven or the other side to report what it's like..with that in mind we have this one life to live...why are we collectively (me included) sitting on the sidelines and not in the game to stop it! ? Why are you on the sidelines? If you care, then do something.. stop sitting the fuck down!

I actually do get in the game often.. I found that many people get jealous of you when you play well..and don't realize it's not about ME..it's about the team and progress

Egos have to be removed and the bigger picture really has to be analyzed.. Why are we here killing planet earth? Why? Is the human race cancer for the planet? Do beings on other planets kill off humans like a cancer? If humans overrun other planets are they considered cancerous to the universe as a whole..?

hehe.. the human race is like cancer yo! I bet earth feels that way...it's up to us to really focus and NOT BE THAT!

One LOVE

p.s. shouts to Bash..thank you as always fam


*******JUNE 4 - 12:13AM update
Reports just mentioned that there's been a cap successfully put on the leak in the Gulf! They need to shut that motherfucker down considering rumors of what the US presence in the middle east really is... I heard some really crazy info that I won't leak here.. but it's crazy.. how Karma can equalize the unjust actions of oil hungry people

Solar Powered ANYTHING anytime soon please??? We have a few solar powered schools here... fully functioning.. can we please like get the process started?

A great movie to watch when you have time, related to what happens when a huge energy / power source like the sun gets blocked out and is no longer reaching the earth properly is

THE ROAD... what happens when water gets fucked up, or any other huge source of energy that is essential for the existence of our race? WATCH THE ROAD.. YOU Won't BE SORRY




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