It’s been a long time…it’s been way too long since I sat at the helm, here at my Canhead dashboard, and jotted down my thoughts. That’s not to say that I haven’t been thinking. Trust me, I am thinking of a master plan, as the song goes. My blogging has fallen to the wayside yet again, jumped the shark and needs desperate help! (Is there CPR for blogs?) Hopefully this will suffice. It is been an amazing year so far. I’m not really sure why I haven’t documented all of our activities thus far, but it’s been great. Yours truly has been engaged in the streets at night, and the front lines by day, living a wonderful Canhead existence, yet somehow I keep forgetting to tell you guys all about it. Here’s what I have failed to mention so far.
The Recap Rap::
You might have caught a few of the Hip-Hop events that I managed to jump on. Recently I helped host the Jeru The Damaja show at 818 Basement out in Sherman Oaks. This was my second time hosting Jeru, the first being at The Terrace, aka homebase. I was pretty excited to be on that bill, bust some flows in one of my old stomping grounds. Shout out to Razor, Ill Werd and XP of Rhyme Addicts, Zoolay, Rebels to The Grain, Kandi Cole, EQ and Destruct, DJ Starchild and everyone who passed through that night. It was Jeru’s first show after being stabbed in New York . Sidenote::: This type of mess is getting out of control folks! In my future posts we will get into the zombie ratchet apocalypse, that is taking over the world, but for now we’ll just keep it simple? Can’t stop the prophet!
The Too $hort show at the Terrace? I want to say “no comment” but I can’t say “no comment”. That was just a little too much. Honestly, this is the type of thing that we don’t need! Don’t get me wrong, the performance was great. Short Dogs set could have been a bit longer, but he delivered what we all came to see! I hope everybody is well after that little meltdown after the show. It has been a while since that night so I’m sure everybody’s good and probably forgotten all about it. Personally, I hope we don’t see any repeat incidents in the future. It was a decent event otherwise!
Loyal readers of Canhead have watched us turn it up a notch this year. More #BoogieNights parties are on the way, as we have plans for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s announcements! The James Brown Boogie and the Donuts & Brew boogie were tight! Oh, and then there was the time that Kurupt got the stage monitors at the club so hot, that the speakers damn near caught on fire! That was truly a hot night, back in February. The Slum Village show was another night for the record books too!
The Anti-Valentine’s Day Boogie, man..who could forget the Anti-Valentine’s Day Boogie! Seriously, that was a beautiful night, a true celebration of life with more ladies than guys! Shout-out to Medusa for coming through and hosting the Pisces Birthday Boogie, shouts out to DJ Ice, who also came through and ripped on the ones and twos. Justin Miller and Fred Major also performed at Pisces Birthday Boogie, along with Klass One, Rough City and others.
The Large Professor and Cormega mega show was off the chain as well! DiBiase got down, rocking a live beat session. I think that was Large Pro’s second time at The Terrace, I’ve had a chance to work with them before along side Zoolay. Hope to work with him again very soon!
Bartender Say aka Brian V, finally got the party he has been wanting for over three years now! For as long as I have know him, he would say, “You should do it a donuts and brew party!” We are reaching out to everybody out there to plan another one soon, so if you read this please and agree, holler at us! The party was a smash!
Another amazing show that I had the opportunity to work this year was the dead prez show at the Terrace. It was the first time I had a chance to actually watch them perform. Shouts to dead prez and DJ Droops and Out The House crew.
The time I DJ’ed for Rakwon The Chef of the almighty Wu-Tang Clan…what can you say about something like that?
Totally last minute, spur of the moment type of situation. It is what it is, one man’s fumble is another man’s recovery and score! The best/worst part for me was when I effed up the set and somehow skipped one son. Before I could react, Rae caught the slip up and jumped into the next song, with a quick glance back at me, smiling as if to say “You know you done fucked up, right?”
So as you can see, there have been some great highlights. Watch the video clips if you missed it and stay tuned to Canhead, as we jump back into the mix!
Jeru The Damaja rocking at The Terrace in Pasadena
Oh yeah, and there was this video shoot…