Archive for January, 2012

New items in the Shop and Online

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

We’ve been stocking Ill Street Blues for a while now, we’ve picked up some new designs in the store (new designs for the store, but I think they’ve been out for a minute). The tees will also be up on the website.  After the jump you can see the three new designs..front, back, and side to side (or, something like that)402124Realhip_1

Ill Street Blues – I remember Real Hip Hop!

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Subterranean Heads 2

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

On February 4, 2012 GCS Santa Ana will be hosting the 2nd part of the Subterranean Heads Art Show. The show is being curated by 455er. It should be a great show, just like the first one back in September of 2011. This show is slated to feature work by:  Ambusch, Mear One, 455er, Rekal, Egads, Dume, Nasa Crew, Ash Conart, Biafra Inc, Akil Cronic Avengers, Pyro WCA, Ebenholz (Germany), Shiver AWR, Rodi, Splat, Art1, Hex, Czer, Just195, Free Humanity, YT, Phever…and Spoken word and Poetry by Mike The Poet.  After the jump are some shots from the September 2011 Subterranean Heads show. Don’t miss out on this one!

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Subterranean Heads 2

February 2, 2012 At GCS Santa Ana
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MC Prototype Chasing Dreams EP Video Skits

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Over the last couple of months MC Prototype has been releasing videos skits promoting his upcoming release-the Chasing Dreams EP. The most recent skit features 2Mex. Everyone at Radio Futura and GCS has the utmost respect for 2Mex. Over the last 15+ years, he has always supported the stores and, whenever possible, we have also supported him. If you ever get a chance, go to one of his shows, he always gives 110%. In my opinion, 2Mex is the hardest working MC in Los Angeles! Here is his video skit with MC Prototype….after the jump, you can see the rest of the video skits with Cookbook and Uno Mas, Scarub, Trek Live, and Ivan Ives.

2Mex and MC Prototype

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Curren$y At the Fox Pomona

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

This was the show that just keeps on giving….content, I mean. I was looking through the photos from that night and I realized I had also recorded some video. That night, luckily, I was able to borrow some light from the videographers standing next to me in the pit to record this video. I didn’t physically borrow the light, I just stood really close to them and “borrowed” their light…nah mean? The lighting is decent but I do need to invest in a boom microphone if I want to record more performers. Check it out…it’s my first attempt. Oh, and, I ain’t gonna front, can someone help me with the title of the song he is performing?

Sick Jacken, NME, ECID, AWOL ONE @ The Glasshouse

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Here are some shots I took on September 16th, 2011 at the Glasshouse in Pomona. It was a Sick Jacken, NME, Awol One, and ECID Show…at least those were the artists/performers that I got to see. Hey, it takes me a while to get to Pomona from Alhambra! Enjoy the photos!
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Sick Jacken From Psycho Realm!

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MC Futuristic The Flytrap

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I’ve been listening to the new Flytrap CD Release by MC Futuristic….excellent release. I especially like tracks 14, 15, and 16. Track 15 is my personal favorite, I can listen to it all day…on repeat..I’m a sucker for female vocals on a hip hop track. Click on the image to go to his bandcamp page….or go beyond the jump and listen to track 15-”Butterfly”

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Flash Baaaacck Post of the day….

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Well, today we are going back to November 2011. We had the distinct pleasure of attending the Back 2 Basics 1 Year anniversary party. We shot some photos of the event and we had the privilege of listening to 6BLOCC aka R.A.W. tear it up on the decks. Great evening, GREAT EVENT. Make sure you head out to any Back 2 Basics event, YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!

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6Blocc aka R.A.W.

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CURTISS KING / MC FUTURISTIC @ GCS POMONA

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Pomona was bumping last weekend, on Friday the Curren$y / Dom Kennedy show rocked the Fox (see the previous posts).  On Saturday, GCS Pomona featured MC Futuristic, Curtiss King, One.Step.Ahead., Catch Lungs, and The Noise 328 for an in store performance. From what people told me, the entire show was great. I only got there in time to listen to MC Futuristic. Great MC. I suggest you listen to his Butterfly track (feat AJA BLACK) from his new CD release “The Fly Trap”. In a word, it is AWESOME.  Here are the only photos I took from the show.

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We Moved Yo!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

In case you ain’t hurd (yes, I know it is spelled heard, but hurd is more street, nah mean?!?!), we’ve moved. So, in case your driving along Valley Boulevard in Alhambra and you recognize the logo…YES IT’S US! Come on in and visit. Here are some shots of the shop. Everyone is always welcomed.

The view from Valley Blvd as you sit in traffic.

The view from Valley Blvd as you sit in traffic.

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DOM KENNEDY / CURREN$Y POMONA

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Last night, Friday January 13th, I had the privilege of taking some photos of the Dom Kennedy and Curren$y show at the Fox.  I was too late to shoot photos of the Inland Empire’s very own Noa James. Curren$y and Dom Kennedy put on an awesome show…it was cray (or swag, or ill, or…you get the idea). I think it might have sold out. Big Shout out to Abstract Evolution for the show…AND, most importantly, allowing me to shoot the show. Here are the photos. ENJOY!

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Dom Kennedy

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