Our Japan Fam and their “DEFEND LOCALZ” movement decided to put together some awesome footage going off roads and more around their home city!
THE BAR (PROMETHEUS BROWN & BAMBU)
Los Angeles native Bambu De Pistola & Seattle native Prometheus Brown (of Blue Scholars) drop their latest visuals from their soon to be released second collaborative project – The Bar “BARKADA”. The dope thing is this video was shot in none other then the city of Kalihi on the island of Oahu. Its awesome to see two mainland artists with a lot of success still be so humble and hungry to come and shoot a video in Hawaii and have Hawaii’s own people be apart of it. Mahalo Bambu, Pro. Brown and the rest of Beatrock Music Ohana for representing for the locals and adding to the history of Hawaii. View their latest video below and be sure to cop their latest project on March 11!
THE BAR (PROMETHEUS BROWN & BAMBU) NEW ALBUM “BARKADA” DROPS
MARCH 11, RELEASE VIDEO “COMING (TO AMERICA)” MARCH 6
Acclaimed west coast rappers Prometheus Brown (of Blue Scholars) and Bambu have teamed up once again, this time under a new group name–The Bar–to follow up their 2011 collaboration album Prometheus Brown & Bambu Walk Into a Bar with a new album to be released on March 11, 2014 titled Barkada.
Released through Beatrock Music, Barkada ranks among the most important contributions to hip hop, landing somewhere between Nas’ Illmatic and Y’all So Stupid’s Van Full of Pakistans. Furthermore, it is the finest expression of drunken warrior Filipino uncle-hood since the rise of pre-Born Again Manny Pacquiao. Throughout the album, Prometheus Brown and Bambu simultaneously delve heavily and lightheartedly through such topics as police brutality, cockfighting, substance abuse and lusting after your mom’s friends in your pre-adolescence. Production on the album is handled by DJ Nphared (Grynch, Sol), Justo (The Physics), Bean One (Dyme Def, Black Sheep), 6Fingers, Chops (Mountain Brothers), Osna & Anton Glamb with features from Thig Nat of The Physics, Dash Calzado & Hollis of The Flavr Blue and that one song with Macklemore and Schoolboy Q.
Prometheus Brown has successfully released 3 albums and toured nationwide as half of the Seattle-based duo Blue Scholars. Bambu, formerly of the legendary trailblazing Filipino American rap duo Native Guns, has similarly carved out his own lane as a formidable rapper with the Soul Assassins collective. Both have balanced their lives as fathers and community organizers with the rigors of so-called rap life.
Longtime comrades and collaborators, the two rappers began working as a recording duo upon a trip to Hawai’i where the duo literally walked into a bar and decided “f–k it, let’s make an album.” That album, recorded in Honolulu, was Prometheus Brown & Bambu Walk Into a Bar. It included a song dedicated to actor Rashida Jones, which friends of Rashida have said both flattered and offended her. The album received many illegal downloads and positive reviews, eventually landing on 206up.com’s list of the 10 Best Albums of 2011 (by acts with ties to Seattle).
Thus, Barkada also follows in the tradition of two rappers with their own respective accomplishments colliding to bring the best of both of their worlds to one project, similar to El-P & Killer Mike’s Run The Jewels and Kanye West & Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne, but with .0001% of the budget and resources and 100x the swug. But as Filipinos have done for more than a century, Pro Brown & Bambu have learned to take America’s scraps and turn it into something colorful that everybody can ride with. Like a jeepney.
“Coming (to America)” is the first video from Barkada, shot and edited by DJ Nphared and filmed in Kalihi, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Song produced by Justo (of The Physics).
The Bar Website: http://thebarmusic.com
Beatrock Website: http://beatrockmusic.com
DEFEND HAWAII WORLD WIDE
This past weekend Team Defend Hawaii made their way towards San Francisco and then Tahoe for some fun in the Snow.
Speaking in Tongues : Defer K2S
Our good friend Defer was featured in the LA Huffington Post this past week. An in depth interview ranging from Defers latest accomplishments to how he got started doing the amazing works he has created.
CLICK THIS LINK TO READ MORE SPEAKING IN TONGUES : DEFER