djphatrick:

Bambu - “When Will The Time Come?” (Produced by Will Bracy)

Less than four years ago, this song was created in response to Israel’s massacre of Gazan civilians during the “Operation Cast Lead” conflict.  It was one of the original songs specifically made for the A Song For Ourselves Mixtape.  “When Will The Time Come?” features a sample from the song “Jonathan Jackson” by Chris Iijima, Nobuko Miyamoto, & Charlie Chin. “Jonathan Jackson” was recorded in 1973 as the Vietnam War raged overseas, and paid tribute to George Jackson’s younger brother who died while attempting to free him and the Soledad Brothers.  Gaza, Vietnam, Black Panthers - three seemingly separate historic incidences that have a lot more in common than you think.  Do your research, study history, and realize that the “bad guys” are different than who you think they are. Today, Gaza civilians are once again dying under Israeli missles, the US is still the main supplier ($$$) of weapons to Israel, and poor Black & Brown Americans still live in second-class citizenship politically, socially, and economically.

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iheartbluescholars:

The Bar + The Cure = The Truth.

This is beyond words, really. <3 DJ PHATRICK <3

djphatrick:

Bambu ft. Prometheus Brown - “Slow Down” (Phatty’s Blonde Bangs Edit)

Bambu: “This remix (or mash-up, depending on how old you are) to Slow Down is one of my favorites. I hate the cover, but as much shit as I give DJ Phatrick, it’s pretty tame what he did with the opportunity to ridicule me. Download/listen HERE to this if you’ve never heard it. SLOW DOWN!”

don’t lie, bam. you approved the artwork!

Oooh weee!! This is SO FRESH!!

ArtistBambu
TitleSlow Down (Phatty's Blonde Bangs Edit)

Here’s some footage I shot of the Native Guns reunion at the 20th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) last September. When it was announced that they’d be the headliners, I was happy to hear it, but also not as hyped as I thought I would be. I’ve seen them a bunch of times since ‘05 and have a lot of their songs memorized, so I figured it wouldn’t be anything new, but boy, was I wrong.

Once the intro started playing, it brought me back to when I was first exposed to their music, which was also when I started getting more politicized. Prior to them, the only other Filipino I knew about in hip hop was apl.de.ap from Black Eyed Peas, and he never really dove too deep. With Native Guns, they dropped so much knowledge about Fil-Am issues (like identity), our people’s history, and the country’s colonial relationship with the United States — it was mind blowing.

As an MC, who also happens to be Filipino, they had a major impact on my music and inspired me to document my own self-discovery via hip hop. Their music really started me on the path of toward a cultural (re)awakening that still continues to this day, which is why I always say that they’ve been the most influential hip hop group for me…hands down.

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djphatrick:

Native Guns - “Agitation Propaganda” Ft. Prometheus Brown

“When the soldier has a pen and the student has a gun / then a movement has begun.”

ArtistNative Guns
TitleAgitation Propaganda feat. Geologic
AlbumStray Bullets Mixtape Vol. 2

djphatrick:

Sessions LA made it onto CNN!

(via jbayani)

I want it to hurt, I want the pain to stay with me for life
so it can come out of my pen every time that I write”

djphatrick:

VIDEO: LOVES OF A DJ - A short documentary about me and my passions as a dj & educator by Faroukh Virani and Bobbi Dai.

Our youth program, Sessions LA, is featured in this video alot…we are trying to save it right now. If you like what I do with the youth, please please please donate to our SAVE SESSIONS campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/savesessions

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This beat + cup of coffee = perfect start to a Sunday morning.

djphatrick:

Do D.A.T. - “Davin’s Lament” Instrumental (Produced by DJ Phatrick)

ArtistDJ Phatrick
Titlemarvinsample
Albumproduction
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djphatrick:

Recently, O-Dub interviewed me for one of his Sidebar Podcasts and put my remix of “1995″ in the intro. I just realized that it’s been almost 5 years since we put out that mixtape. As fate would have it, this was the last project we put out before everyone went their separate ways as musicians.

This is the first and probably last time I’ll ever do a “jacking for beats” DJ remix for anything. I am really proud of how it turned out and hope folks recognize the amount of work it took to do something like this using only turntables, records, and Pro Tools.

DOWNLOAD: Native Guns – “1995″ (DJ Phatrick Remix)
From Stray Bullets Mixtape Vol. 2 (Barrel Men, 2007)

ArtistNative Guns
Title1995 (DJ Phatrick Remix)
AlbumStray Bullets Mixtape Vol. 2