February 24, 2010

Bambu on Soul Assasins Radio

Bam doing his thang thang with DJ Muggs and Mr. Choc on Soul Assasins Radio, make sure and peep his freestyle at the end..

February 23, 2010

Bambu's New EP "Paper Cuts" Drops Today


Beatrock Music just released Bambu's new EP "Paper Cuts". The EP is packed with guest features including Geo from Blue Scholars, Thurzday of U-N-I, and Malcolm & Martin. Go here for details on all the tracks. Cop it now at Beatrock Music or download it on itunes.

Here's my favorite joint off the EP produced by my JA brethren Fatgums:

The Queen is Dead - Bambu


February 22, 2010

Thanks USC Nikkei

I had the privilege of screening Pilgrimage at USC Nikkei's Week of Remembrance last Tuesday. I participated two years ago at the same event and was so impressed by the students at SC that I couldn't pass up another opportunity to come back, even though it was at the other school in LA.

The USC Nikkei crew:

After the film I sat on a panel with Sumi Pendakur, the director of Asian Pacific American Student Services on campus and USC Sociology Prof. Leland Saito, and discussed multiple reasons why it's important to connect the American WWII concentration camps to present day abuses of power and human rights violations. Big ups to Mika and Sean for organizing the week of events!

February 19, 2010

The Couch Sessions Presents: A Tribute to Yukimi Nagano


Download: The Couch Sessions Presents…A Tribute to Yukimi Nagano

1.) Koop – Whenever There Is You
2.) Ge-ology – Blues Alley
3.) Little Dragon – No Love
4.) Quartermaine – Mystic Qool Breeze
5.) Little Dragon – After The Rain
6.) Little Dragon – Feather
7.) Shuya Okino – Pieces of You
8.) Little Dragon – Forever
9.) Koop – Summer Sun
10.) Little Dragon – Thunder Love
11.) Hird – Love You My Hope (Do Right Remix)
12.) Swell Session – The Music in Her Eyes
13.) Koop – I See A Different You
14.) Jafrosax – Drawn 2 U
15.) Little Dragon – Never Never



Congrats to Daisuke Takahashi AKA Japanese Prince for coming back from surgery to win the bronze medal becoming to the first Japanese dude to win an Olympic medal in men's figure skating.

February 18, 2010

Hopie Spitshard - "Yummy" Video

The fam at Kid Heroes released their latest music video this week, "Yummy" by Hopie Spitshard. Shouts to the big homies producer/editor A.J. Calomay and writer/director Pat Ginelsa.

If you haven't copped Hopie's album "The Diamond Dame" you can get it here. But don't think about trying to illegally download it cause Hopie's also a current law student and will tax your ass!

February 17, 2010

February 13, 2010

Pilrgimage Screening at USC on 2/16


I'll be showing Pilgrimage and speaking on a panel this Tuesday at USC. The event is part of USC Nikkei's Week of Remembrance.

Here's the Pilgrimage trailer that features the exclusive track that brought Bambu and Fatgums together for the first time...

February 11, 2010

Blood Of My Heart - Power Struggle Feat. Denizen Kane & Big Drew


In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here's a new track from Power Struggle off their upcoming album "Remittances", which is set to be released in March on Beatrock Music. The homie Nomi continues to be one of my favorite MCs as he brings that heavy Mid-West poetry that is both honest and powerful.

Blood of My Heart - Power Struggle Feat. Denizen Kane and Big Drew, Prod. by Fatgums


I've been dying for this damn album to drop!!! Download a sampler of the album here.

February 10, 2010

206 Rock Rock On!

A newly formed organization of young Japanese Americans in Seattle who call themselves The YoGos (Yonsei-Gosei) had their first event last Saturday and asked me to be a part of it. My favorite type of screenings are the ones that take place in the middle of a community with the people who built it. And of course, there is just a special kinda feeling when it's with my people. It was a true pleasure to show my films in Seattle's International District and build with a group of JA's who are active in shaping their community.

The YoGos

It was ironic that I left a rainy LA for a sunny Seattle. It was a gorgeous day in the 206!

I even got some ink in the International Examiner!

February 3, 2010

Behind-The-Scenes of Bambu's "Slow Down" Video Shoot

Last week I went over to IMIX Bookstore in Eagle Rock where Bambu and Geo were shooting a video for "Slow Down", a track off of Bambu's upcoming EP Paper Cuts, which will be dropping on 2/23 on Beatrock Music. I honestly just wanted to hang out since there were so many folks there but after Bam laced me with this I had to go to the trunk and get the gun. I gotta be the only filmmaker who will work for clothes (and shoes, in case you were wondering).

The Bambu camp also just released a new electronic press kit (EPK) which has a lot of footage shot by me and Eric Tandoc. The piece was directed by Erica Eng and cut by Joel Bunavista.

February 1, 2010


Just in case you missed it yesterday...

This wasn't as exciting as the one against Miami, or the Kings, or in Milwaukee but it felt the best because it was against the Celtics in Boston!