SCHOOLBOY Q & ISAIAH RASHAD AT REGENCY BALLROOM

I am a big fan of Schoolboy Q's but a bigger fan of Isaiah Rashad. If you know about Isaiahs music you understand why. The show was dope, all of the performers had great energy. The show also included Audio Push and Vince Staples. I will post some pics of them sometime soon but for now here is the main event.

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WEST OAKLAND SHOOT W/ HAWKBEATS & MIKKIFLOW

The homey Hawkbeatz hit me to do some shots of him and cuban rapper Mikkiflow. I was trying some new lighting experimentation. Here are a couple shots I was digging.

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This last one is an out take of their homey who I made stand in for a lighting test. I kinda dig it.

This last one is an out take of their homey who I made stand in for a lighting test. I kinda dig it.

THE LEGENDARY STRETCH ARMSTRONG & BOBBITO GARCIA

If you really consider yourself a hip hop head, then you have to know about The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito radio show which ran from 1990 to 1998 it featured demo tapes and in studio freestyles that help break major artists such Nas, Jay-Z, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Dmx, Wu Tang Clan, Notorious BIG, Big L (RIP), Fugees, Talib Kweli, Cam'ron. The other aspect of their show that equalled the amazing talent showcase was the incredibly funny and sharp witted dialogue between Bobbito, Stretch, Lord Seer and others. People would actually call the show just to get dissed on the phone. The crazy amazingness of the show literally set the standard for what would be come hip hop college radio and most modern hip hop radio shows to this day. I could go into the myriad accomplishments of these cats but that would turn into a mini book, if you had a tape of their show though that was like having hip hop gold in the mid 90's. If you have never heard any of their show do yourself a big favor and listen to this and this!!!

"Stretch and Bobbito are coming back like fingerwaves"- Fran Boogie 

"Stretch and Bobbito are coming back like fingerwaves"- Fran Boogie 

Stretch getting set up to shock the crowd.

Stretch getting set up to shock the crowd.

KoolBobLove Aka Bobbito aka DJ Cucumber Slice

KoolBobLove Aka Bobbito aka DJ Cucumber Slice

Antics...

Antics...

All business...

All business...

Bobbito is a vinyl only guy still to this day... 

Bobbito is a vinyl only guy still to this day... 

Bobbito going in...

Bobbito going in...

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I wish I would have gotten more shots of the amazing Stretch killing it but I got into it with the house manager of the club who said that me standing on stage taking pictures of the DJ was killing the vibe and distracting people. If you think I was taking people away from the amazing musical bombs that these two were dropping on the people you are bugging. So a special FUCK YOU goes out that uptight club manager deushbag. Respect the culture and the capture of the moment for a history that is bigger than your self importance.

I wish I would have gotten more shots of the amazing Stretch killing it but I got into it with the house manager of the club who said that me standing on stage taking pictures of the DJ was killing the vibe and distracting people. If you think I was taking people away from the amazing musical bombs that these two were dropping on the people you are bugging. So a special FUCK YOU goes out that uptight club manager deushbag. Respect the culture and the capture of the moment for a history that is bigger than your self importance.

 A very special thank you to Marky from Massive Selector & Michael of Top Ten Social. Till next time....

 A very special thank you to Marky from Massive Selector & Michael of Top Ten Social. Till next time....

SHOOT WITH SUNHAZE BAND

I recently shot with my homey Pkilla's band SunHaze over at the Alameda naval base. We managed to pull it off without getting harassed to much from security and came away with some pretty cool shots. Check em out.

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