evyang4president asked: How did you feel about the beef between Guru and DJ Premiere?
Wikipedia has rerouted to “Existence of Solar”
Anonymous asked: And do you think you would ever experiment with lofi stuff in your music?
u could mean a lot of diff things by lofi…
Anonymous asked: I need to know Mr. Marcus, how do you feel about E-40?
i don’t bump his music regularly, but i’m a fan.
Received a lot of influence from filipino homeys that used to live in the Bay.
Tupac holding his middle finger high after being shot.
One of the dopest photo’s i ever seen.
the realest. RIP.
if you don’t reblog this you deserve to be shot by Tupac’s ghost.
That last comment freaked me out so… yeah.
So many things he’s so much cooler for…but this’ll always be the type of thing that gets the most attention. wonder if that’s a breakable cycle in our society.
cplai asked: any thoughts on jazzysport?
they’ve been around for a long time. Japanese dudes in the underground scene have a lot of love/respect for em. Had the chance to hang out with Sequick who does these dope projects called “Mellow Talkin Vox”…basically remakes famous mellow songs and does sort of a hip hop/neo-soul vibe all while talkboxing the lyrics. do yourself a favor and check it out.
Gagle’s the most respected out of them, and I also DJ’d on the same bill as Groovemanspot, but didn’t get a chance to watch his set. Also a fan of Mitsu…dope label.
Anonymous asked: Ever given Childish Gambino a listen?
i have. i liked that one with the video where he’s drivin with with the chick…eating cheetos or somethin…
yea……not my steelo, but i can respect his craft. and i’m sure he’s got a song or two i’d probably bump, i just can’t say i have an interest in checkin him out. knowing his stuff before he became a rapper is kinda offputting.
but if anybody knows my style and would still recommend him, i’ll give it a listen.
[NEW MUSIC] Burnin Remix ft. Royce da 5’9”, Kid Vishis, Crooked I & Seattle’s own Language Arts (Vinyl Exclusive track)
Buy the vinyl here: http://marcusd.bandcamp.com/album/simply-complex
lee93til asked: Do you have a favorite anime that's not directed by Watanabe?
Probably Yu-Yu Hakusho and Rurouni Kenshin.
Anonymous asked: What are yo favorite cowboy bebop episodes? Oh and also Samurai Champloo? ^_^
Asteroid Blues - always been a favorite of mine. The harmonica/jeet kune do intro and outro probably has somethin to do with it.
Mushroom Samba - i thought seeing each person’s trip on mushrooms was pretty funny.
Black Dog Serenade - Jet’s story plus the old jazz used in that is amazing.
Toys in the Attic - it’s creepy and it’s fun.
Favorite Episode: Real Folk Blues pt. 2 - Spike running into the HQ to the full version of Real Folk Blues is one of my favorite scenes in any anime ever.
Searching Stranger - it reminds me of all the food exploits I’ve had in Japan…also reminds me of being white in japan.
Lethal Lunacy - the character development of Mugen done in one episode is nothin short of genius.
Gamblers and Gallantry - the epitome of chivalry being practiced in a world that doesn’t reward it. And the music……..
Baseball Blues - there’s a reason Boondocks recreated this in kickball form…it’s just that good.
Rakim x Marcus D
Blessed to DJ for the living legend Rakim last night. Confuses and motivates me meetin small-time artists with big egos, and then sittin and talkin with a pioneer of the culture who’s nothin but humble. Always be a student. #shoshin
Last few hours to donate to the Lone Wolf LP Vinyl Kickstarter. Thanks for everyone’s support so far. http://kck.st/1pWrkix
Peace everybody, just wanna say thank you for all your support. We’ve raised $2,000 which still amazes me, but it doesn’t look like we’re gonna make the Kickstarter goal. The album will still be released, but there won’t be any vinyl pressed for the project. The mixing process is sounding great so far, so keep an eye out for a track listing and album cover soon.
If you didn’t peep this song out/the story behind it…you should.
not only is Shing02 a dope MC, he’s an amazing human. Proud to be a part of this movement.