Just saw the homie Drunk Monk’s top ten list over at Sub-Culture and had to do one of my own. Will do the top ten EPs in the next few days. Hope u hv a VPN.
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
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)