OLD UPDATES


June 10, 1999

WELL YEAH HIP HOP IN CAPE TOWN IS GETTING MUCH BIGGER NOW EVERYONE AND THEY MAMA WANNA BE A PROMOTER AND I FEEL THAT THE CULTURE IS BEING PIMPED AGAIN. THERE ARE MORE AND MORE MONTHLY EVENTS POPPING UP THAT JUST WILL NOT HAVE THE STAYING POWER OF AN EVENT THAT WAS BUILT OVER A 2 YEAR PERIOD. IT SEEMS THAT EVERYONE ON THE BANDWAGON IS SEEING THAT MONEY CAN BE MADE. I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THAT WHEN GETO3000 FIRST STARTED WE CHARGED R5 AT THE DOOR.
NOW THESE JOHNNY-COME-LATELY'S WANNA CHARGE R15 AT THEIR VERY FIRST GIG?????? ON THE OTHER HAND WITH MORE LIVE SESSIONS THE ARTISTS ARE GETTING SOME CRAZY RESPONSES.
ANOTHER THING THATS BUGGING ME BIG TIME IS THAT EVERY TOM DICK AND SUCKER THINKS THAT THEY CAN GET PUT ON IF THEY BUY VINYL!!!!!YOU KOW WHATS EVEN WORSE ...THEY ARE GETTING PUT ON!!!!!!I'LL SEE THAT FIRST GUY PLAY AT THE
NEXT GETO3000.
ON THE DL DEVIOUS' EP IS BEING FINISHED BUT NO DATE WHEN IT'LL BE RELEASED, CANT WAIT!!!!!NO NEWS ON WHEN THE NEXT P.O.C. ALBUM WILL BE AVAILABLE BUT THERE IS TALK OF WORK ON THE 2ND B.V.K. ALBUM!!!!!!!
MY BOY JEROME IS DON A COURSE IN SOUND ENGINEERING AND IS LOOKING TO TAKE ALLAN AND MARCO INTO THE STUDIO. I'VE ALREADY HEARD 1 TRACK FEATURING MILKMAN AND I LIKE. HOPEFULLY HE'LL FINISH THE EP SOON AND WE CAN PEEP IT.

September 29, 1998
T
he Detonator compilation was completed about a month back at lock down productions. It has 10 cuts on it featuring artists from cape town and one from the UK. The track listing is as follows:
Cell Bluck - rhyme slaughter
G- boy - between you and me
Individual climax - microphone style
AD HUfkie - all the dayz
Premature - only first
CBS - war prisoners
Dre Child - lyrical symptoms
Ill Minded Society - Illamas
Jonzee D Darkside - flow

The cassette is available by mailing the email address on the site. The price is R50...


August 25, 1998

Darker Shades of Funk have finished about 7 tracks so far. 3 of them are getting play on the bush hip hop show, they are the tracks : Soul Searching, Mad as Hell and Boots Laced feat a member of the group 5th Floor.

Cell Block has finished the compilation called the Detonator. It
features artists like AD Hufkie, Premature, Individual Climax, Dre
Childe and many more. The compilation is 10 tracks deep and has been in the works for some time now. Expect to see a review on the site soon ...


July 24, 1998
Now I know the site hasn't been updated in a while, my bad. Here goes. For the past 2 weeks the item on the fore front has been that 7 hip hop headz are involved with a project that teaches skillz to incarcerated youth. The aim is to show the youth , the ways of expressing themselves in a non violent manner. Of course we have our own agenda and that is to teach all aspects of the hip hop culture to the kids. So far graf, dj-ing and MCing workshops have been run in conjunction with the more traditional disciplines of visual arts /dance / script writing. Obviously the culture atracts much more attention than the conservative disciplines. Other than what is being taught by us, they dont have any other form of teaching. The judgement is that they have broken the law ,so they dont deserve any formal education. The conditions in there are appauling and the food isnt fit for a dog. I'm hoping to have some pics of this posted soon, especially of Shaheen and Akil (Prophets of the City) doing their workshops.

Drink-a-lot records, a local indi has been bombing my email with release dates of their product.

1.A trio called SouthRidaz is set to relese a 7 track CD. I know each member personally and am glad that they finished product before letting us know about it.

2. Marco aka Suroc has recorded 2 tracks slated for release. About time too. I hear that my good friend Gavin will be handling all the graphics for drink-a-lot releses hmmm, hope he gets paid for it.

CellBlock compilation. Its almost done folks, just doing the final touch ups on the cover art and then they'll release the tracks on tape & CD. The compilation will feature : Premature, Hufgy , G-boy and many more.

peace Dre