What’s poppin’ Gautamanation? March always seems to be a busy month for us and this year has been no different. Your favorite hiphop vagabond and my partners in rhyme Quanstar and Evaready RAW just wrapped up a very long but awesomely productive weekend.
3/4/2010 Rapper Big Pooh @ Apache Cafe, Atlanta GA w/ Rockmost & Tommy Lee Soul
First we teamed up with Rockmost, Tommy Lee Soul, and DJ Scizzahandz in Atlanta to bring Rapper Big Pooh (one half of Little Brother) to The Apache Cafe. We did the A proud with a super dope evening. A crew of dudes drove from Aiken, SC and waited outside for an hour. Pooh did his thing, wrecked shop wide open for the Left Back Army that packed into Apache. Metrognome and Scizzahandz kept the heat blasting from the tables. Top notch sets by Rhythm, Shred The Verbal Tongue and Stanza got the night kicked off perfectly. Fort Knox did what he’s famous for and kept the crowd going bonkers the whole time, holding down hosting duties for the evening’s festivities like only he could. Tommy smashed it with Scizzahandz on the decks cutting like a sushi chef. Rockmost lit things up with DJ Fudge and Supreme Wordz breaking something off for the Mseize faithful and bringing out Dillon and Methuzulah (formerly known as Mojo Swagger) for some guest-spot shine. United Underworld wrecked our trademark havoc. I broke out the loudest blazer I could find and was stunning as usual (just kidding, but really though my sport coat was AWESOME) Quanstar went all Mr. Blue Collar on ‘em. Evaready sweated like six gallons from his head alone and Metrognome reigned in all that mayhem from behind the 1’s and 2’s and kept the whole whirling dervish of hiphop moving right along.
Great time, THANKS to everyone that got on stage and especially THANKS to everybody that came to support y’all were excellent.
After a Friday back amongst the normal people, United Underworld got right back to work.
3/6/2010 The Dragon’s Den New Orleans LA
Unfortunately Metrognome couldn’t make the trip but the three headed monster of Quanstar, Evaready RAW and I hit the road early Saturday moring, destination, The Big Easy. We touched down in New Orleans by early afternoon and after what seemed like hours of looking for a spot to park we checked in at The Dragon’s Den. Inside The Dragon’s Den is The Bamboo Cafe and it was there that the lovely Vanessa served us some of the finest vegetarian lunch I’ve had in a while (one of the best parts of doing music on the road is the free food) I had the veggie bourbon chick’n po-boy on french bread with sweet potato fries so did everyone else except Quanstar got regular fries. We washed down lunch with a bottle of Abita Purple Haze (another one of the best parts of doing music on the road is the local micro-brews). The day was off to a good start. Off to Bourbon Street. I’m not going to try and describe Bourbon Street, this was my first visit to New Orleans and all I can say is it’s everything I expected plus a WHOLE lot that I didn’t. I can’t wait to go back.
Showtime!!! We played an event called Grass Roots hosted by Truth Universal who kept the night moving nicely. The folks crammed into The Dragon’s Den were treated to some of the ‘Nola’s finest up and coming talent before Jackson Mississipi’s Skip Coon took the stage with his partner Lyrikill and they tore the roof off of the place. We closed the evening out with a bang, smacked the people in the face with some United Underworld flavor and then piled back into the rental and trooped the 8 hours back to Atlanta.
Oh the road, not everyone is made for it, but for those who are, there’s nothing like it.
thanks y’all, be back soon
take care of yourselves and each other