This isn’t the first, second or third, and probably won’t be the last time you see The Five Four Reality Show on BavuBlogs.
[ happy people lookin bwoyz ]
When we launched this page, there was a Five Four Reality Show feed in the right column. I left Texas, streamlined the page and all. But fam is phayum. Needless to say, Crew54 is fam.
Speaking of fam, I’m actually in this video because the homie MattSoReal had a birthday party hours after I got in town and
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Oh, and speaking of fam, at around the 2:55 mark of this video I’m performing to the Grupo Fantasma horn section plus Adrian Quesada on guitar. Congrats to them for winning a Grammy independently for their latest album El Existential
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Back in 2004-05, I took a meeting with a New York-based label called Rawkus. They were trying to rejuvenate their brand and re-launch the label that brought you Mos Def, Talib, Pharoahe ‘nem…
The best thing that happened on the trip was my boy Matt, who accompanied me on the trip and to the meeting, connected me with Josh aka DJ Sae-One of Deaf in the Family. Josh let me stay at his house in exchange for writing and recording a song for his compilation, “For Those About To Rock”. This session produced a solid friendship and a classic record called “Southern Man”. We made a new classic out of an old Classic Rock tune, but never got the samples cleared. You can get the whole album free of charge here.
Southern Man featuring Bavu Blakes (by Deaf in the Family) by mophonics
So here I am thinking I made a classic that speaks uniquely to my personal experience, but if you keep reading… you’ll see that no idea is original. Lawdamercy!
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Apologies, I haven’t posted in what seems like forever.
It’s been a long time, and I shouldn’t have left you. But it’s 2010, the year of organization [and relocation for that matter] so it is what it is. I’ve been sacrificing, and the last time I went this long without seeing my wife, she was my girlfriend and I wrote this.
offline busy, but still took out some time to drop a worthwhile post on the mothership by way of the 54. Also, whenever Matt will let me in the lab again, I’ll offer my second podcast broadcast. [Ya’ll slept on the first one, but I’m not angry — only a little disappointed.]
Also, Bavu’s Revue on KAZI is suspended until
I step my technology game up further notice, but it’ll be back soon unless God says different.
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