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MIDI gets rained out; LUSH gets PWND by Beijing Hip-Hop

In May 2010, hip hop heads and artists all gathered at HaiDian park in the “middle of effing no where” Beijing to celebrate the final day of the 4 day MIDI Music Festival with special all day performances by local and larger groups like  Xin Jie Kou 新街口, ABD 太多次, Manchuker 满人 (Taiwan), Crazy Chef 张南, and Yin T’sang 隐藏.

As Sbazzo, ID, R2k , DJ Doc J (aka DJ Wes of the Park Boys) and myself arrived at the location, we noticed tents and trash all around the surrounding area, and could hear blaring heavy metal coming from inside.

We got our pass VIP Artist passes and went straight for the VIP drink tent which was a giant pink pyramid posing as an art work… right. In here artists could chill out and get drinks, but the offerings were pretty skimp… Jager and Red Bull, or Jager and Sprite, or Jager, or Sprite, or Red Bull, and Beer. We made due to say the least.

After a few interviews and posting for some pictures, we blasted over the Hip Hop stage in the far corner of the venue. Along the way, we saw quite a few interesting characters with giant Mohawks, insane tattoos and some glaringly gay outfits. As we got closer to the hip hop stage, familiar sounds were emerging.

Upon our arrival, a good size group of people came over to approach us (well Sbazzo and DJ Doc J more than me) but one guy did come up and shake my hand say he was a fan. I was really excited about that and gave him props and agreed to his request to “make friends with him”. Fast forward twenty minutes when he introduces me to someone else as “Lao Zheng” from Yin T’sang and I had to inform him that I was not in fact Lao Zheng, that I was Xiao Bizzle.

“Who?” he asked perplexed…

Ok well, screw that guy, he was a bogus fan boy anyway.

Seriously, do all the white people in baggy clothes,with beards and brown hair that rap in Chinese and hang out with Sbazzo look that much alike, I MEAN COME ON! Get it straight!

Back to the story: before we could perform, it started pouring rain!

This was a big dissapointment to all the fans and the artists waiting to perform, especially Manchuker who had come all the way from Taiwan for the show! But, before long, a plan began to come together…LUSH!

Now for those who don’t know, LUSH is a student hangout in the WuDaoKou area of Beijing. Ironically, Lao Zheng of Yin T’sang was part of the team that started LUSH years ago, and so on that day we decided to make the best of the situation and we moved the show to LUSH.

A few hours later, Sbazzo, ID and myself were on stage rapping Yin T’sang classic hits like “在北京” (In Beijing) and the other songs we had prepared for MIDI that day. To say the equipment wasn’t up to par is an understatement, but we made due. I even dropped an English remix I had been working on for Sbazzo‘s “Push the bouncer” (see original version below)

11 Push The Bouncer (Oringial AAC)

With a crowd of about 40 people in the house, it was certainly one of the smaller and more intimate shows I’ve ever been to or performed in, but the vibe was fun and pretty wide open. (Partly because DJ Doc J was super lit from the free drinks by this point and started getting pretty wild with his mixing, haha).

In the end, the night ended without as much hooplah as would have followed our MIDI show, but we were all pretty drunk and happy and as always, the best part of LUSH, some very friendly European college girls really seemed to like “our songs” and wanted a private freestyle show…but we were all tired and kicked it back to the east side…. so till next time, ladies…

Bizzle!

ABD’s Photos ++ M2 and Skeewe’s Hot Tracks- old ish

I came across some  photos taken at a shoot in 2008 for ABD‘s album called “Made in China” by Made in China Records. Thought I would share this with my You Call That Hip Hop family.

03 In My Zone (Featuring ABD) In My Zone- XIV and Lil Ray (Feat ABD) <<Dirty North Mixtape>>

04 Gettin Dat (Featuring ABD) Gettin DatXIV and Lil Ray (Feat ABD) <<Dirty North Mixtape>>

01 Track 01 I’m Still- M2 and Skeewe <<Minority Report>>

Here are few tracks to listen on and some photos to check out! M2 aka El Maya and Skeewe, representing Texas and Guatemala, were both holding it down in China for years, and while Skee has moved on to Indonesia where he is doing tours and shows, M2 is still in Beijing and will put out his solo album later this year.

Bizzle, XIV, ABD, Skeewe, M2

Bizzle, XIV, ABD, Skeewe, M2

Album Cover (raw photo)

Album Cover (raw photo)

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ABD's Birthday Dinner (Lil Ray, ABD, Bizzle, DJ Wes, Sbazzo, WangSong & Relevant Hunnies)

All lookin crazy...except the statue of Skeewe in the back

All lookin crazy...except the statue of Skeewe in the back

in the Whites! (raw photo)

in the Whites! (raw photo)

Bizzle!

Beijing Hip Hop Reps the Tar Heels (fresh gear ish)

Just some random stuff to toss up here… recently I’ve seen some hip-hop’stas in Beijing rocking the NC gear… even though we are not playing that well this season, I gotsta support my Tar Heels.

Lil Ray in the UNC Sweats and Beanie

Lil Ray in the UNC Sweats and Beanie

ABD in the Carolina Jacket

ABD in the Carolina Jacket

Whooooo, that might be the freshest Ram in the world... I think

Whooooo, that might be the freshest Ram in the world... I think

Xiao Bizzle reps the Heels, thats NO DOUBT. (Star Live show)

Xiao Bizzle reps the Heels, thats NO DOUBT. (Star Live show)

Bizzle!

Bizzle Be Back in Business! New (old) TRACKS!

OK OK OK… i took WAY to long to get back on this blogging game, but as you see from the categories…blogging is hard.

Anyway without wasting much time, I want to give you a few tracks I am listening to right now. Next up after this post, I will talk about meeting Stretch Armstrong, DJ Wordy’s crazy set with DJ Krush at YuGong, me looking ridiculous at a house party, and Lil Ray getting robbed again (of the title, not physically jacked) at the Iron Mic finals.

Here is some ish I listened to today at work (yeah I got a job, so what GET MONEY, GET PAID):

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Young Kin is one of Beijing’s premier MC’s and one of the guys who helped me get involved here in Beijing. I suggest everyone visit Young Kin’s Myspace and keep eyes/ears open for this dude, def one of the Kings of Beijing. (Tomorrow look out for pictures from Young Kin and Sbazzo‘s music video shoot this weekend.)

01 Made In ChinaMade In China from <Kinetic Raw Mixtape>

14 IN MY DREAMS-YOUNG KIN,SBAZZOIn My Dreams (feat Sbazzo) from <King of Beijing>

yeah buddy, i like those two tracks right now!

And ALWAYS in my play list, some of that good old Dirty North Mixtape

Look at the grill!!!!!! Don't hurt em XIV.

Look at the grill!!!!!! Don't hurt em XIV.

06 Pounds Of GreenPounds of Green by XIV and Lil Ray from <Dirty North Mixtape>

And on this next one, XIV and ABD aka 太多词 dropped two of the illest verses on the album… IMO, i cant decide which is better. Even if your Chinese isn’t that good, listen to this and tell me you dont feel the heat:

XIV:好挣 or (郑) , 更好花 (hao zheng, geng hao hua) …

that line right there…hit me the right way!.  To me, it could mean good at making money but better at spending it… or since the similar/same pronounciation means 老郑 which is XIV’s Chinese rap name so  with 更好花 it would mean “XIV is better at getting lifted than you!” Ahhh Chinese.
Anyway LISTEN TO THE TRACK.

04 Gettin Dat (Featuring ABD)Gettin Dat (feat ABD) from <Dirty North>

Bizzle!

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