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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:33:02 +0000 (L to the...) on Feb 01, 2018 12:44PM


Hey yall! One month in already!!?? Damn! Hope yall are back in the swing of mostin and putting in work towards big things in '18!

Avila Beach, CA - Office views. Well, lunch views.

Workflow - I get 20 miles in round trip
I've certainly found a groove out here in SLO that I've been riding, but I would be lying if I said I didn't miss the Bay everyday. We (the Bay) get(s) stereotyped as being inherently "progressive", like we just see all the fuckery of the rest of the country and strive to do better. Nah guy. The Bay is a place of inherent conflict: economical, racial, spacial, cultural. From this conflict, we are forced to have conversations that others don't, forced to be face to face with one another, and from here, the progress, the camaraderie, the unique culture arises. FOCHO embodies that for me.

I've met a lot of cool people out here, but I definitely miss the frequency that the Bay is on, how casually, yet articulately, people speak about life, about issues under the surface, the realness. This morning, I came across this conversation on when it is appropriate to call someone "racist", and journalism's role in making such an assertion. It reminded me of conversations with y'all, of chillin at home, and it's tight. It really amps up at the mid-point, when the psychologist brother comes on and breaks it down real proper. Given the political climate, where I am geographically, the year, the day (1st day of Black History Month!), I felt it was a good one to share.

Stay up yall!

L (L to the...) on Jan 30, 2018 10:39PM

State of the

 Onion? I ated that shit
Union? I don't even watch that shit. I slappeded that shit off the table. That shit was good. (L to the...) on Jan 29, 2018 10:51AM

I Can Go Anywhere

The homie and former college neighbro Rollercoaster Man, when he's not In Oakland Riding His Bike, makes super chill Dad raps. He asked me to throw down on this ultra posi track, and I couldn't say no. Y'all know the sample, we rockin it for the future. Peep the track! Cheah!

Also, here's Rollercoaster Man (aka McSlappy)'s famous track featuring The Original Scraper Bike Team of Oakland, CA. Cheah!

McSlappy - IORMB (I'm in Oakland and I'm Riding My Bike) from Tynan McDonald Davis - McSlappy on Vimeo. (L to the...) on Jan 25, 2018 09:20PM

Super Duty Tough Work

I don't listen to many podcasts, simply because there are so many and I wouldn't know where to begin (yo, recommendations are welcome in the comments!). Columbus, Ohio MC's Blueprint and Illogic have made independent rap music for a long time, and now also host a dope podcast called "Super Duty Tough Work", where they break down different, music-related topics, mostly coming from the vantage point of an independent artist. The show is insightful, informative, and hella funny! The latest episode is one that I (and prolly most of us FOCHO affiliates) can certainly benefit from, which is about the importance of finalizing and releasing projects. KIM (Agent Frank ) on Jan 21, 2018 07:17AM

Serato Party

The homie Derek has a pretty tight job. When he's not working on his brand Raisin Heads, he puts on in the Brooklyn Serato studio, hosting events and producing multimedia content.
Frankie, Tyson, Pat y Derek.
This past Friday the folks at Serato were hosting a party, so Diana and I had to pull up. The studio/lounge is on point. Big couches and art to fill the huge open space with music equipment and controllers strewn about for your creative exploration.
Studio Art
What I really dug about the space is they have 4 or 5 separate set's of nice studio monitors around the room, each hooked up to different drum machines, synths and controllers. At some point in the night folks were chillin on a huge L couch, jamming along with the DJ through their own speakers. So much fun.

Side Rigs.
It almost felt like a controller archive when looking behind the main set up. I would imagine they could host any DJ ever and make that person feel at home with their selection.
The Main Stage
Darling Chuck on the Main Stage
As soon as Chuck threw on that P-Lo, it was a wrap
Always a great time kicking it with the homies.