When Kanye attacks…

11 Sep 2008 category: Music, Video 1 comment.

I thought it couldn’t get any worse for my dude Kanye after dropping that horrible Love Lockdown crap just yesterday. Does hitting rock bottom musically have any effect on an artist’s mindstate? Methinks so.

I present Exhibit A:

Kanye Warhol

Kanye Warhol

This pic was taken on MONDAY!!!

Exhibit B:
Video of Kanye smashing a $10K camera in a crowded LAX airport terminal. “There ain’t no police”


(AP) — Police say they have arrested Kanye West at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of vandalism after an altercation with a photographer.

An airport spokesman says police also arrested West’s bodyguard shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says early reports are that West got into an altercation with a commercial photographer and a camera valued at more than $10,000 was broken.

The incident happened before West and his bodyguard, who was not identified, went into a security checkpoint at the airport.

Lowe says police are continuing to interview witnesses and West may be booked later this morning.

A call to West’s publicist in New York was not immediately returned.

And of course, Exhibit C:
Love Lockdown

Another dope Afrobeat documentary – Legends of Afrobeat

11 Sep 2008 category: Music, Video 2 comments.

We’ve already posted Take me away fast which features German Afrobeat digger Frank, but the cats at Double U O Globe are hard at work with their own documentary based on Afrobeat music, although apparently less focused on the digging aspect. Legends of Afrobeat features renowned digger Duncan Brooker and Soundways records founder Miles Claret, both of which, along with Frank, are often referred to as the most revered historians and collectors of 70’s era African music. You won’t find much on the Legends of Afrobeat documentary on the internet other than that the Double U O site itself.

“it is impossible to squeeze the afro scene from Nigeria into one album,
you could do twenty albums and still not have covered much of it. There
are literally thousands and thousands of records made there, and the vast
majority of non Nigerians have never heard it.”

– Miles Claret, Soundways records”

” In some cases I’m the first person to talk to these guys about their music in thirty years … I’ve seen incredible things, heard extraordinary stories. In one instance I heard about people looking for a place to live be cause things have gotten so shitty in some of these places , that they would just go into the vaults of recording studios and just grab all the tapes, and pressing plates and old acetates and just burn it all just to make room for a place to sleep. It began to dawn on me that if I didn’t try to save this music no one would. I decided to build an archive and rather that just bootleg the music, like others often do, I’d start trying to get the license and see what more I could discover.

– Duncan Brooker

Peep the teaser and trailer for Legends of Afrobeat.

:: Houston :: Ike is fusking up the game (hurricane, slurricane)

11 Sep 2008 category: Cashless, Houston, Updates no comments yet.

Fusk what Ike says...

It’s Thursday, Sept 11th (We’re liberal over here, but we’re not punks. We don’t forget) 2008 @ 11:07 am and Hurricane Ike is barreling up the Gulf of Mexico on his way to Houston. I’ve already received emails about one of my dj gigs being cancelled and I’m gonna make a round of calls to see what’s really good on the others.

The good folks at the Law Firm of ********* & ********, llp (my weekday employer), have offered to temporarily relocate me to the City of Austin while Ike beats up my hometown in a similar fashion to another dude named Ike and a young stallion from Nutbush named Tina.

Updates forthcoming.

Afrobeat digging documentary – Take me away fast (trailer & clip)

11 Sep 2008 category: Music, Video 2 comments.

This is nothing new, but it’s definitely something that everyone needs to check for once it drops on dvd. I swiped this from a fellow SoulStrutter’s blog. It’s the trailer for an amazing documentary on the travels of a German dj through Africa on the hunt for rare records.

Take Me Away Fast

The moto-taxis in Benin are called Zemidjahns which comes from the local language Fon and translated into English would mean “take me away fast”.

We chose this as a work-in-process title for Leigh Iacobucci from Tro Tro Productions who shot a documentary by following me around digging for records and visiting musicians in Ghana and Benin last April.

Here is a 4 1/2 minute trailer that will be submitted for funding applications to PBS and Sundance, I hope one of them might be willing to sponsor the editing and post production of this documentary. If you have any suggestions for Leigh, please visit her website simply by clicking on her name and drop her a mail.


You can find a great article on Frank’s journeys in Africa on Dazed Digital.

If only his ego was this deflated…

11 Sep 2008 category: Downloads, Music 2 comments.
...the heart is just disappointed...

...the heart is just disappointed...

There’s so many things wrong with this song that I’m not sure where to start.  Peep game (or lack thereof).

Married the game, the streets is my best man…

11 Sep 2008 category: Downloads, Houston, Music no comments yet.

Boss Hogg Outlawz – Living Without

Not sure what this is from or what release it’s gonna be on, but this definitely some shit to bump buhbOmp in the ride.


You can find Living Without on the Boss Hogg Outlawz’ album Serve & Collect II in stores now.

Kano drops video for “Hustler”

10 Sep 2008 category: Music, Video 1 comment.

Kano drops another double-time heater, Hustler, BIG CHUNE outta the UK!!! New album, 140 Grime Street, out later this mounf’.

Screwed in Houston series on Vice magazine tv…

10 Sep 2008 category: Houston, Music, Video no comments yet.

This is a must view for anyone even remotely interested in the Houston rap scene. I went ahead and embedded part 1 of the 5 part series. Check out VBS.TV for the rest of the series.

:: Houston :: Every Saturday (Post-happy hour / Pre-club) @ Zushi with Dj Cashless

10 Sep 2008 category: Cashless, Events: Past, Houston, Music, Updates no comments yet.

Catch ya boy Jef Cashless, spinning new wave, house, electro, broken beat, 80’s, rock, hip hop and maybe even some top 40 at Zushi Cuisine and Bar.

Where: 5900 Memorial dr @ Wescott
When: Every Saturday night 8pm to 12am
** Drink Specials all night **


I quit!!! I was told that 4Hero’s The Action at 9pm (lounging hours) was too thug/ghetto/club for a sushi bar.

:: Podcast :: buhbOmp episode 10 featuring DJ Starsign

10 Sep 2008 category: buhbOmp podcast, Downloads, Guest DJs, Mixes, Music, Playlists, Updates 8 comments.

For our 10th episode, we’re blessed to present an all-vinyl, one-take, eclectic mix from Austin’s prolific DJ, designer, artist, and musician — DJ STARSIGN:

download | subscribe | iTunes

“DJ Starsign was more of a rock guy (maybe new wave rock is more appropriate) when he started listening to De La Soul, Ice Cube, Run DMC, EPMD, BDP, Jungle Brothers, etc… and fell in love with beats via old funk, soul, disco, and even rock records. He bought a cheap belt-driven turntable at a pawn shop and started buying dusty vinyl in an effort to discover more beat-oriented music. Choosing to find good music from across the board as opposed to limiting himself to one specific genre, Starsign eventually started djing where the m.o. was to play anything as long as it had a good vibe and it fit with the rest of the mix.

“As a disciple of Bomb Squad, Dust Brothers, Prince Paul and Marley Marl, any record with a heavy beat would receive special attention. More than just playing records, Starsign sees the role of a dj as a creator of atmosphere. Taking elements from classic funk, hazy underground disco, house, electro, old school hip and assorted beats and pieces, Starsign’s sound is a melodic, spaced-out, rhythmic, soulful and nostalgic affair that aims to move your boots and make you feel 10 feet tall.”

For more info on DJ STARSIGN:


1. Golden Earring – “Intro”
2. Dr. John – “I Walk On Guilded Splinters”
3. Four Tops – “Still Waters”
4. Curtis Mayfield – “Ain’t No Love Lost”
5. Rolling Stones – “Fingerprint File”
6. Chic – “(Funny) Bone”
7. The Smiths – “This Charming Man” (Francois Kevorkian Remix Instrumental)
8. Bee Gees – “You Stepped Into My Life”
9. Uptight Productions – “Get Uptight Man”
10. Original Concept – “Can U Feel It?”
11. Jackson 5 – “It’s Great To Be Here”
12. Steady B – “Serious” (Ceereeus BDP Remix)
13. Banbarras – “Shack Up”
14. Bill Summers – “Straight To The Bank”
15. The Players Association – “Turn The Music Up”
16. Sea Level – “Sneakers (Fifty-Four)”
17. Ultracity – “Divisadero”
18. In Flagranti – “Effective Placebo Affect”
19. Chas Jankel – “Ai No Corrida”
20. Quincy Jones – “Ai No Corrida”
21. Coati Mundi – “Mi No Pop I”
22. In Flagranti – “Business Acumen”
23. Le Knight Club – “Nymphae Song”
24. I:Cube – “Un Proton Pour Toi, Un Neutron Pour Moi”
25. Roy Davis Jr. – “Rock Shock”
26. Daft Punk – “Robot Rock”
27. Breakwater – “Release The Beast”
28. TPO – “Family Stone Beat”
29. The Police – “When The World Keeps Running Down, You Make The Best of What’s Still Around”
30. TPO – “Life Is Science”
31. Pumpkin – “King Of The Beat”
32. Cristina – “Temporarily Yours”
33. Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band – “Deputy of Love”
34. War – “Galaxy”
35. 808 State – “Pacific”
36. TangoTerje – “I Can’t Help It”
37. Lee Douglass – Oursong 99″ / De La Soul – “Me Myself And I”


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