Sunday, November 27, 2011

Buddies Birthday Blowout on Black Friday in the Berkshires

First of all, fuck Black Friday. Seeing people lined up out side a Wal Mart in tents in the cold just makes me sad. If you went out shopping and supported small businesses you get a pat on the back, champ.

Me? I bought a couple slices of pizza and ate them in the whip on the way to western Massachusetts (only because I had to leave RI before pops laced his famous open faced turkey sandwiches).

Rocking in Housatonic, MA on Black Friday has become a holiday tradition at this point. Don't sleep on shows in the mountains. Things tend to get a little crazy. Last Friday was no exception. Especially because this year's show fell on the Born on Date of both Domink Omega (aka Reggie, the most popular man in said mountains) and this guy:

Janos "The Arcitype" Fulop: Producer, AR Classic Label owner, and the tightest of homies.

After a car ride listening to these grizzly gentlemen (Fran P and Skip):
school me on all the new school rap that I've never heard of. We arrived at the venue and were greeted with delicious bar burgers and this:

Which, along with the shots of whiskey people kept buying me, got me drunk enough to have trouble processing this:
Black man in tie dyed shirt and cowboy hat who sounded like Wesley Willis dropping n-bombs when he rhymed.

After I rocked and while these guys (The High Life) were on stage:
I was pretty far gone. The beer and bourbon didn't stop flowing until 6am. I remember going to an after party with this ill boombox shrine (the model I grew up with is front row center):
I also remember the same person who had me faced on Molly last time I was in town offering me acid and me turning it down (pussy, I know). Then I got lost on some mountain road until Arc and Vice randomly drove by and saved my life. Thanks fellas.

Fun night as always. Thanks to everyone who bought merch. See you next time Berks.

Annnnnnnd let me further pull the Arcitype's card:
DOUBLE THREAT STAUS IN '94, YO!!! (get it!? pull his card!?)

Peace out whipper snappers.
-Esh

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Order now and I might even throw some extra goodies in there for ya. Click the link below to cop:

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Peace.
-Esh

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cupla more pics

New Hampshire IN 3D!!!!!!!! (or at least these pics are supposed to be):



Portland Maine after party (very weird show night. Maybe I'll tell ya about it some time):

I wish I had taken some flicks at the Allston Show, which was extra live, but I plum forgot...shucks.

SUpport styles.... & More Shows....

The homies Grey Sky Appeal have just released their new EP "Hunt & Gather" which features the verbal stylings of Qwel, C Rayz Walz, & Esh the Monolith....

Also, the onslaught of live shows continues.....


Syrace University men's basketball is 3 - 0 btw.... #5 in the nation....
I caught the game on SNY last night and they blew Cornell out 92 - 48 I think.... Something ugly like that....

C'mon turkey day........
PEACE.

The Elevenocalypse

Performed at 11:11PM on 11.11.11


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Taken from MC Eleven's new mix jawn "M-Theory"

Enjoy....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Camera Phone Video (Brooklyn)

Shouts to Esh's brother Jameson for the footy....


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Happy Birthday to my Mom today & Kiki tomorrow!!!


IF? anyone would like to submit or make us aware of video/pictures from previous shows; Hit we HERE....

Camera Phone Video (Providence)

Big ups to TonySparks for sharing....


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Hampshire...

Yo, son... We found Fluffy!!!!

Bigger disappointment than premium munchy, sorry comercials every 5 minutes.....

As you can see, Andrew Mo is escaping the haunted house that was The Stone Church....

Out of the 4 places we rocked this past week(end), NH was the last place we expected a fight to break out.... "Fern Gully"

Qwellie.

Intrikit came out though.... That's definite good sh!t....

Defcon.



Yeah....

Hunt & Gather 2011.

PEACE. (To all who supported, made it happen, & participated. Good sh!t yall)

Brooklyn....

How many times you seen this landmark below on TV, in movies, or Rap videos, kids?



Big ups to Romen Rok for housing some of we, big ups to Esh's brother Jameson & his wife on the birth of their daughter, ups to MC Eleven and all the Reservoir Sound cats for the invite, & extra ups to my 'Cuse (2 - 0) homies who either exited stage left or drank the night away with we.... I have some great quotes from this past "tour", & 85% of them are probably from Qwel's crazy ass.... But this one deserved a made mention: "Oh, CasUno, yeah, I got your CD and listened to it. Your rhymes are dope but your beats are kinda suspect..." - Billy Woods (Backwoods Studios/Super Chron Flight Bros)

All this time I thought it was the other way around. Go figure, huh.... Opinions.... Yep. Good times...

Extra praising shouts to Pam for the hospitality and not kicking me out after steaming out the rest with that funk-a-runk-ah for 24 hours..... And for dragging my mid 30s 'Cuse bunch up into the spot.... And for waking up at 8AM talking loud to home whilst steaming yet another L... My bad Pam..... You too Romen.... BTW, THANK YOU.
"When the 'Cuse is in the house...."

"Oh my Gawd..."

One of my personal now skool favoritos, Teddy Faley.

Got hijacked away from the venue for a few deeper into Brooknam cause my homie schomie Tim claimed he lived down the block from SouthPaw....Yeah OK, brah...Mad far...

Wigged out when I saw this sh!t near my man Tim's cribbo...

Ended up at some red painted hipster bar that serves sawdust popcorn (heh)....At least that's what the dry ass after taste was like the next day 'pon wake up.....

Shook as all hell merkin' tree in Prospect Park the next day... WTF NYC... What happened, huh?

"Steps of the Brownstone" at Romen Rahlo's rest....


Brooklyn.
Thank you.

Providence....



Big ups to the Providence Phoenix's Chris Conti for the hospitality over at Chilangos....


The stomach ache was tolerable (Andrew Mo!) and none of us puked as a result of ingesting eats at said location.....



Running with Scepters!!!!!





The following clean ass flicks were taken by the homey Chris Shores (Good sh!t Chris)




The hand dancer inspired us all (Look at Dirty Durdie trying to figure out our madness)

This cat holds shit down.....
Providence.
Who knew you still cared.....