hood dreams in hangzhou.

What up though. Hangzhou we are coming this Friday night – our first time doing Love Bang outside of Shanghai. So pumped to throw down at Code Space, one of the better venues I’ve seen in China. It’s a renovated warehouse with glass floors and a train that actually rolls around through the club. You can ride the train.

Big up to Elements for bringing us out there. I went out to their Halloween party (same venue) a few weekends ago and they got 350 people out on a Sunday night (!!!)

It’s DJ Caution, MC One Consciousness, and myself rolling out there on Friday evening. If you wanna make the trip to Hangzhou with us, holla at me – we’d love to have some friends from Shanghai join us.

If you don’t know what a Hangzhou is, it’s a “small” city (still like 6 million + i think) about 45 minutes from Shanghai by high-speed train. Round-trip train will cost you about RMB175 and you can get a cheap hotel or even stay in a bathhouse for less than RMB100 a night (with massage!). People say West Lake in Hangzhou is one of China’s most beautiful places, but the lake is too dirty to swim in so I don’t understand this..but regardless, the city is chill, and not a bad place to spend a much-needed weekend outside of Shanghai.

Some rap for you this Monday, starting it off with the second track from Slugabed’s set last weekend at the Shelter. When he dropped some Dipset I knew it was on. Produced by Araab Muzik.

Dipset – Salute

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And a track off the new Drake album. Haters gonna hate, whatever. Drake comes pretty correct for a commercial rapper and I feel like he’s got a lot of creative control for a major label artist (he’s got Jamie XX producing one of the tracks, The Weeknd on a couple others..) Dude sums up his attitude pretty well in this Just Blaze-produced track when he says “Know that I don’t make music for [dudes] who don’t get pussy/so those are the ones that I found diss me or overlook me,” which goes pretty well with my friend’s comment “the biggest ‘get the fuck outta here’ goes to kids who act like rap died in ’96.” Fuck the backpackers.

Drake – Lord Knows (ft. Rick Ross)

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DoUhvenughEthnicFrnds?

My favorite chips lately. Ethnican Flavored Inca Chips. Light and crunchy with lots of that famous Ethnican love baked in.

Defintitely a better name than “Mayan Chips,” after the whole 2012 doomsday prophecy ordeal.

I Googledbroed “having ethnic friends is cool” and a site called “Ethnic Friends of Barbie” came up. Barbie realized that having exclusively white friends is not a good look. She has a lot of cool Asian/Hispanic/Island friends but does not hang out with Blacks much. Or maybe “Ethnic Friends of Barbie” practices historical revisionism. My favorite writeup is about her Hispanic friend Teresa:

“Cool Times Teresa, 1989 – this doll is
one of those in the 80’s that developed
UGLY stains on their legs, and BOY did she?”

Cool Times T, I don’t care about your stains, girl. I just wanna party with you and your ethnic friends. We can drink juice, eat graham crackers with peanut butter, and roller-blade all day. When night comes, we can dance to New Jack Swing, and Cam’ron.

The Diplomats – I Really Mean It (feat. Cam’ron and Jimmy Jones)

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