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YO! Photo credit goes to my homegirl Farah Sosa.
Here is another installment to our Mpc and Scratch videos we like to throw together when feeling the vibe.
Not to be messed with in any way “like I said” Fawksie 1 is an incredible emcee out of North East Los Angeles. She is the true essence of our culture representing with hard lyrics and swift hand styles. Check out her tracks for she is not to be slept on. Hip Hop non. Good to see and hear that you can still find the pure Boom Bap being created in our city.
This mix right here is just slammin’ with breaks and breaks and breaks… did I mention breaks. But not just the kind that you think about when some one says “hey… I got breaks” no. My boy Dj Ops gets his fingers filthy looking for originals and what ever else will flow like his intricate complicatedly simple structure. haha… in a good way. Not like the way I’m writing about it but to the point.
Dj Ops is underrated but never behind. Always in the background watching you play yourself for he has been a key player and participant at many Los Angeles Underground events. Experienced and skilled with a dedication to the art like no other.
You can catch him at his monthly residency in Oakland or anywhere in Los Angeles bringing the real essence of the culture.
Here’s a quick freestyle mix Dj Ethos & I did on 3 Turntables on 90.7fm KPFK for Break Beats & Rhymes Radio on 9/23/12.
SHOUT OUT TO DJ OPS FOR HOLDING IT DOWN ON THE CAMERA TIP. WORD UP!
You can also download the MP3 right here
My friend Kiran Gandhi ( an incredible gifted percussionist ) and I put this one together. Her precise mathematical rhythms compliment the methodical scratch and mix patterns to where we are able to transcend into an exciting beat mirage. This is just the a taste of what can only be truly experienced live and direct. Keep cool through its intense transitions to the next level of blend and hope to see you at our next show! Peace.