Traffic to the city is a bitch! Almost forgot how much I hate traffic on a rainy day and thank God there was something to remind me. A drive to SF can usually cost me tops 45 min. This time it cost us about an hour and half. Was it cause I wasn’t driving? You can bet your ass it was.
We got to the Regency Ballroom while Hopsin was performing with a homie. Hopsin is what Eminem would be if he were black, 15 years younger, and wore white eye contacts. He was signed to Ruthless Records a few years back by Eazy E’s wife who apparently shafted him in whatever contract he signed with them causing him to bash her and the label. At one point he had the crowd chanting, “FUCK RUTHLESS RECORDS”. I withheld my urge to chime in the chanting for numerous reasons I will not get into right now. He got the crowd going, had a lot of energy and was clearly prepared for his performance as evident in the safety pin that was unmistakably the only thing keeping his chonies on.
But all blunts were lit when the homie Kendrick got on stage. He seemed genuinely humbled when the crowd sang his songs and even jokingly teased that we thought we could melodize. Shit, I know I can. His first show in San Francisco was received well. His stage presence is that of a conductor conducting an orchestra and the crowd loves it – Hello! He stopped at one point and told the crowd to tweet @KendrickLamar what song we wanted to hear, and you know I couldn’t resist the urge to tweet Cut You Off. Not sure if the whole crowd tweeted the same song, if he was already planning to perform that one next, or if my tweet really made him do it, but that was the next song he sang. P*ssy & Patron, Hol’ Up, Spiteful Chant (another personal favorite), and F*ck Your Ethnicity were among some of the other songs he performed. He had the crowd chanting his name when he walked off stage which of course forced him to do an encore… something I had really only seen The Arcade Fire do once. A lot of sneaky hoes tried stay for the meet & greet but were shamefully busted by security. By the time he came out, homie looked drained and ready for bed. Or maybe I was reading his eye wrong. Would definitely see him again if he rolled through. If you’re going to Coachella, put him on your TO SEE list.
Watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes a while back and thought; what the fuck, I never knew there was a place like John Muir Woods in our hood so close?? So what do any chimps do when they see other chimps running free? Dammit they go there and they explore for themselves! Took a detour on the way there, picked up some banana’s, got there late but we made it. Weather was chilly but tolerable, crowd was small and the trees were huge. There’s a man-made trail/boardwalk that would break any tree-huggers heart. It guides you through a ‘safe’ path of safe viewing of nothing but foliage. There are some off trail hikes you can take; one leads to a beach that was closed the times we went, another leads to a campsite that I am sure would take about 3 hours to get to on foot. It was a beautiful site. Took a friendly hike off trail, had a race down the boardwalk, hid in some huge ass trees, jumped over huge ass logs, banged our chests in animal fury and reenacted a famous youtube video on fallen tree trunk.
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The second painting to come thru from the series done by Arte Urquidi is Japan. And I know you’re going to love it because we do! The detail is retardly beautiful. This woman is a figment right out of my dreams. I am jealous of that koi who gets to spend the rest of his life carefully placed on the second most desired area of the female body. Cali on her neck, Cali in my heart… Fresh Coast – Keep it comin’ Bolivia!
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It’s important to have a strong team. A team that believes in success, forward progress, and acceleration without losing sight of the goal. Of course shit happens in between; heads butt, butts butt, lives butt, monies butts, but the important thing is to make sure that foundation is grounded and that your team forever remains on the same muthafucken page at all costs!
Our team consists of family – and we tend to be a little protective of that aspect and if you are our friend on Facebook, like our page, bought a shirt, wear our shirts, take pictures in our shirts, love our shirts but can’t buy a shirt… we still like to consider you part of our extended family. That’s why we have extended our 2 for $30 sale. It will continue through till the 8th of April. The response has been great and we have sold out of a couple shirts because of it and as much as it hurts to turn down a sale when it’s because of being sold out shit we will take it.
So peep the website – www.rrcollective.bigcartel.com and buy a couple of shirts for yourself and a loved one. And thanks again to those who have already bought some. Your support means the world – snap a picture and let us see how you ‘Refuse Routine’… how’s that for cheese?
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