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Just a lil shout out to to the “King of the Beijing Freestyle”: Nasty Ray aka BlackSound aka Lil Ray.

If you can read Chinese then check out his blog here

He hasn’t updated in a while but there are some good links and references on their if you want to find info on Beijing hip hop.

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Onra: Chinoseries ….some Asian Dilla-ish

Onra came to Beijing once and we partied in 798 all night, he was a sick producer, but his attitude was super French. I remember they wouldn’t let my crew of hip hop heads in with our yan jing 啤酒 bottles lol…

Anyway here is a song of his that I think is prettttty sick and its got some good Chinese samples. Asian Dilla-ish

For more on Onra click here

 

 

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More Press, More Problems… GMC in China Daily

My boy Grandmaster Chu is gaining steam and here is a link to a recent feature in China Daily, pretty major. I put you on first!

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Grand Master Chu: Yung Monk … droppin knowledge on some suckas

Yung One

Ok, I wanna tell ya’ll about my homie and one of Beijing’s finest Asian-American English rappin’ MCs, Grand Master Chu who just dropped his first official release, Yung Monk. Oh….wait….hold on his PR has something to say:

A well-thumbed holy text in one hand and fresh Jordans tucked under selvage denim, cap slightly askew. He wanders the world by plane, subway, and foot, a 22nd-century global nomad.

Grand Master Chu’s lyrical journey through high school, an undergraduate career at Yale University, and the Beijing underground rap scene has culminated in Yung Monk: the Mixtape. Through its 19 tracks, he demonstrates his years of lyrical growth and personal and spiritual contemplation, laying crisp verses packed with meaning and choruses with smooth, memorable hooks, both sung and rapped.

For hip-hop fans, a strong dose of lyricism is present on songs like “I Need a Savior” (“I need some medicine, penicillin for penances / Pennin the pages, diagnosis: I lack adrenaline”) and “6’7” (Master Version)”, a hijacking of Lil Wayne’s recent single. On “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Sons,” he joins his Model Minority partners in a thoughtful ode to their parents, while he holds his own on “Chinatown Connect”, even paired with Brooklyn street rapper SK.

Still, even the most pop-oriented listeners can enjoy songs like “Café” – a K-pop Big Bang cover featuring Asian-American singer Melloe (with a soon-to-be-released music video)- and “冰红茶(Iced Red Tea)”, a tongue-in-cheek club song dedicated to the ubiquitous Chinese soft drink (“waiters try to bring me bottle service / if it ain’t cold and red, it got me feeling nervous”).

Between freshness and materialism, joy and greed, exuberance and reflection: the Yung Monk.

Ha uh yeah, what he said. Basically as I see it, to everybody out there rappin’ about nothing and making no sense, meet Grand Master Chu, he’s better than you.

Yung Monk: the Mixtape was recorded in Beijing, China; Yale University, Connecticut; and Newark, Delaware. It is now streaming and available for FREE download at bit.ly/fZ2Ddo

DOWNLOAD HERE *******http://grandmaster.bandcamp.com/*****

Two videos for mixtape tracks “Bustout”/“60” and “Bring Me Down” are online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziMe-w0TQyM and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAWSIcB5kDU.

Bizzle!

Lil’ Ray rocks The ONE 声名狼藉HIP-HOP专场演出

My dude Lil’ Ray is doing a crazy show at THE ONE club coming up next month check it out!

NASTY RAY with THE INFAMOUS CREW”声名狼藉”HIP-HOP专场演出

时间:2011. 4月9日 21:00         4/9/2011 9:00pm

地点:壹空间 THE ONE CLUB 北京市朝阳区甘露园19号718传媒文化创意园5号(兴隆家园西门对面718公交总站旁)

门票:60 RMB (预售/学生:50 RMB)

你们期待已久的演出终于要来了,北京地下说唱的标志,拥有全国MC BATTLE冠军头衔最多的NASTY RAY还有他的瓷,将带你回到阴暗的街头,听着纯正的HIP-HOP律动,让你享受其中,有我们在就有最躁动的演出,有你们在就有最火爆的现场,还等什么,麻利儿的吧。

Address: Block 5.718 Media-Culture Zone No.19 Chaoyang District, Beijing

订票电话: 010-85792737, 400-610-3721(EN)

www.dibc010.com

http://site.douban.com/blacksound.blogbus.com/

Nasty Ray a.k.a. Black Sound was born and raised in Beijing and fell in love with hip-hop culture at a young age. Scouring the city in search of new places to go digging in the crates Ray amassed a enormous collection of urban music and in the process developed his own style of gritty Beijing alleyway battle rap, with which his name is now synonymous. Unlike most battle MC’s, when Lil Ray is not going head to head with rappers from all over China he can still jump in the studio and drop smart sixteen’s over any beat he decides to devour. Regardless of whether Ray is defending his “Section 6″ MC Battle crown or opening for Akil of Jurassic 5 and Ghostface Killah on his China Tour, you know he’s gonna go hard and rep Beijing to the fullest.

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B-B-B-Bing Hong Cha, just a s-s-s-sip

His crew Model Minority's new album cover

 

YO!!! my boy Grand Master Chu is comin strong with this new ish!

So, ya boy Xiao Bizzle has been offline and OUT of the scene, basically off the radar for a minute now, sorry my peoples. But it took what it took to get me back on it and now I am back!

So without further ado, I want you all to check out my boy Grand Master Chu (of Model Minority) with his new single <冰红茶 bīng hóng chá> (Iced Red Tea)

For more on Grand Master Chu and his crew check out below:

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China Geeks write up

Dat Piff

Here is the song. I heard it once and was like… I need to blog this ish! So true. You know Bizzle BEEN poppin bottles of that 冰红茶 (my first bottle of Cristal too on NYE, but whatev)

Bing Hong Cha

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The Source holds :Corners: Graffiti Expo in Beijing Flagship Store

The Source is Beijing (and Shanghai’s) premier spot to get high-end hip hop gear and street wear, and ya boy Xiao Bizzle was just in there a few days ago picking up a sick new pair of kicks.

While I was there I noticed the art work around the store and was really impressed. The Source is holding a multi-city exhibition of Czech street artists (graffiti and such) with original pieces and photographs. The art is incredible and worth a look, and if your tryin’ to increase your steeze points, pick up some of the pieces for sale (and some gear while you are there….tell em Xiao Bizzle sent you, they will take good care of you!)

Here is the flier and info!

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*”So Fly” Video Shoot sneak peak (just girls…)++ upcoming DJ Wordy-Major Lazer show in 798?

What up, You Call That Hip Hop heads! Ya boy Xiao Bizzle has been busy reppin’ VICS every Saturday night and puttin’ together a new project that has kept me busy busy!  But, as promised, here is a sneak peak at some (PG-13 version) photos, behind the scenes at our recent video shoot for Sbazzo‘s “So Fly” music video… more videos and photos to come!

Check out the ghetto green screen! Ha, the first one (the nice one) we had wasn’t right (Ted knows best) for some reason, so we had to improvise!

Sbazzo's Fresh cut!

Tock Studios

Tock Studio's... the spot!

Dancin' next to a boss!

Yeah that camera equipment costs more than you do...

She was certainly...the uh...best...dancer

Other news: Got wind a few weeks ago of an upcoming Mad Decent show in Beijing (long story but basically I got told off via email by Diplo‘s agent…cool right?) and just today got another email alert that the show would be in 798 and is awaiting some gov’t approval for visas but should go down…

Performers include:

LIVE MUSIC BY
CSS (BR)
Major Lazer, featuring Diplo (US)
Delorean (ES)
Rebuilding the Rights of Statues (PRC)
Queen Sea Big Shark (PRC)
New Pants (PRC)
Ada (DE)
Dead J (PRC)
Sulumi (PRC)
White (PRC)

DJ SETS BY
B6 (PRC)
DJ Wordy (PRC)***
Tobias Thomas DJ (DE)
Nick Catchdubs (US)

He is the man. (even if he's not real)

My fave cartoon DJ out there

I am so pumped to see DJ Wordy‘s name up there. He has really been blowing up, and that’s great news for the local hip hop and music scene. Recently, Wordy was partying in NYC with Dame Dash, and then Dame was spotted in Beijing again a few weeks ago at YuGong Yishan’s Section 6 Party. I had a chance to talk with Dame and he was a chill ass dude.  DIPSET!

Either way, looks like late Sept. or early Oct for this show, if it happens at all.

Major LazerDJ Wordy….I am praying for a collab with these two!!! If I can get some info outta Wordy about this I will let everyone know, until then…

Bizzle!

Shameless Promo:: VOTE for Xiao Bizzle!

Ya boy Xiao Bizzle is nominated for the Mr. Cityweekend “Fashionista” award… figured I’d give ya’ll the chance to go on there and vote for me! We gonna take over the city!

http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/contests/calling-beijing-fashionistas/

Towards the bottom of the page you will see the contestants, and I am on PAGE 2, so don’t give up if you don’t see my piece right away. Sign up, and vote.

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UPCOMING: Yin T’sang (feat Xiao Bizzle) at MIDI Music Festival on 5/4/10

China’s biggest and oldest outdoor musical festival MIDI has invited Yin T’sang to headline this year on their hip hop stage and Xiao Bizzle will be a featured guest, supporting Sbazzo during the 15 song set. Our homeboy from Taiwan 满人 Manchuker will also be performing and will be doing a live premier of the song “Raindrops” with Sbazzo at the festival.

The full line up of MIDI and more information is available here.

Be on the look out over the next few days for pics and news from MIDI.

Dame and Jay-Z in the good old days

Oh and on the rumor tip: word has it Dame Dash is in town and is hanging out with DJ Wordy. Tonight I’ve been invited to perhaps meet, chill with, (maybe interview?) them both. I will report more info when I have it!

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