Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Podcast Up Now! Damage Control Online Edition!

Yeah man I think I finally have it in action. Word to my man Crite for getting me all up to snuff technically and such. This one sounds way better than the last ones.

And it's all real rap music, like how we used to do (and they still do) on Damage Control, yeah man it's really goin' down on this one!


It's a zshare link, I know I know, but they make it so easy. I wasn't gonna post the tracklist, cuz i want it to be like a real radio show and make everything a surprise, but fuck it, I'll just go ahead and do it. I'm in Montreal at the Pop Montreal Festival and don't know when I'll be able to update again.

So here you have it:

Hosted by me, Matt Sonzala aka MattSoReal aka Highouttamymindincanada...

Shafiq Hussein - Nirvana
Finale - Issues
Dizzee Rascal, Shy FX - Can't Tek No More
Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No
Mojoe - Dirty Genes
Krystyle Dos Santos - Talk Show Host
BK One feat. Brother Ali & Scarface - American Nightmare
Mohammed Al Farar - Ja7eem Gaza
Nawfstar - For My People
Trilateral Committee - Ain'tcha
Ric Jilla - Richard S. Killings
Big Sid, Chalie Boy, Slim Thug - Streets Love Me
Bavu Blakes - On the Cool


And I am going to prove it here, hopefully weekly.

Friday, September 25, 2009

M1 of dead prez Report from Gaza!

If you have not read M1 of dead prez's report from his recent trip to Gaza, do yourself a favor and




It's touching, informative, and should speak directly to YOU.

I am trying to figure out whether I want my tax dollars spent on...

Health Care
Non-Stop War in the Middle East

or these dudes:

Can't figure out how to embed these but check this footage on Pittsburgh Post Gazettes website.

Though I'm not totally backing the dumpster pushers. I am feeling the dude on his front stoop with the lead pipe though.

Anyway, stop the madness. Who's the terrorist again?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

OH SHIT! Prefuse 73 in Austin tonight!

Word them up! Ace's is straight killin' it right now. Could this be the new spot for hip-hop in all its colors? I mean ilks. I mean, whatever. I think it may be.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Various Artists - Excuse Me Miss Vol 1 Mixtape Hosted by Wes Sanders,Dj Knowledge @

Yo seriously, I say it a lot, but rarely about a damn mixtape, but um, yeah, right about now IT'S REALLY GOIN' DOWN! My sis Lolo has released her first mixtape with the help of the boy Wes Sanders. It's entitled Excuse Me Miss Vol. 1 and it features Female MC's from all over Texas. Believe me when I say it's fire! Check the preview below and go order you one.

Various Artists - Excuse Me Miss Vol 1 Mixtape Hosted by Wes Sanders,Dj Knowledge @

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Change is Coming to Texas!
The Southern Shift!

And we down here, well, we need a shift.

Firstly let me apologize for being away for so long. This past week I was in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada for the Western Canadian Music Awards, and should have a post about that tonight. But while out there, I had almost no internet service, and well, it costs so much to use a U.S. cell phone out there, I just kept mine off for the 4 days. I had pretty much everyone I needed to communicate with right there, so I took a little break from the ol' ball n chain.

Yeah man, going a few days without my cell phone glued to my ear was amazing, enlightening even. Why am I so addicted to this thing? Why have I almost developed a fear of my cell phone? Why have so many of us done this? Why do I have to be available to you 24/7? It's getting bad. I can barely stand to look at the thing sometimes.

But whatever, that's neither here nor there. We won't be going back to abacuses and telegraphs anytime soon. I mean, maybe after 2012 if any of us survive it, but I dunno.

Almost none of that has anything to do with what I am about to post.

There's a new website poppin' off here in Texas that I find to be extremely important:

For so many years I/we have had to deal with the outsider perspective on Texas. So many people in this world think we here in Texas are nothing but a buncha horse drawn racists hell bent on oil money, running around bragging about how many executions we have every year.

When the reality is that, in the major cities at least, we are a very diverse community. We are progressive. We are smart enough to live in Texas (a vastly superior state in many ways). We are not all conservative haters of humanity.

Yes we have produced some of the sorriest excuses for politicians ever in the history of politics. Yes, from the outside looking in I can understand why YOU might think we are a buncha backwoods yokels. Yes, I can see all of that.

But it's simply not true.

There's more of "us" than you think.

Southern Shift aims to open the eyes of, and give a voice to, the folks in our state who were tricked long ago into thinking they have no voice. Southern Shift is about changing the political landscape out here. For example, did you know that Houston (Harris County) voted blue for the first time in decades this past presidential election?

Did you know that the people behind Southern Shift were active in the streets, in the hoods, in the underserved communities of Houston for months before the election? Did you know that they even made a DVD that featured everyone from Slim Thug and Bun B to young rappers from the community, all speaking on the importance of voting?

Well, they did that. They used their voices to help lift up the people of this state, and it is my opinion that this website, if properly spread to ALL of the people, can help institute even more change.

I am neither Democrat, nor Republican. I personally am an Open Border Anarchist at the end of his rope. But I tell you whut, I recognize a positive force when I see one, and I am down to help put in the work that needs to be put in to get some of these motherfuckers the fuck out of office.

The hood didn't vote for Rick Perry, but by not voting, they did just as much as those who did to put that fuck boy in office.

It's time to stand up. Even us Open Border Anarchists need to vote.

Anyway, there's tons of information on the site already. DAVEY D is behind it and is in Texas every other week working to make this thing pop. It's a site you need to have a look at if you are for change in Texas in any capacity. Here's a couple more videos if you haven't been sold on clicking the link yet. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Brother Jesse of the SHAPE Community Center!

Kevin Powell on the Importance of Running for Office and more!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Crew 54 Reality Show!

With Crew 54, Bavu Blakes, Dubb Sicks, Cali Zack & N/A and MORE!

I planned to review the show from Saturday but alas, Crew 54 does a much better job. ENJOY!

Friday, September 11, 2009

This Weekend in Austin! Bavu Blakes, Cali Zack, Rapid Ric & MORE!

It's really goin' down Saturday night! Some of my favorite hip-hop artists in Texas at Flamingo Cantina! Meet me on the roof deck!

Word is, Bavu Blakes is moving to California soon. I don't blame him I guess, but I'm not all too stoked about it either. Come see him now while you can! One of the best performers in hip-hop! And I'm excited to finally see Cali Zack & N/A & Kid Slyce & I never get to see Rapid Ric anymore either so there you have it. It's really goin' down!

And of course the homies Crew 54!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne Live in Austin! Oct. 10th!

Yeah, it's really goin' down. Hope you got the album today cuz it's amazing!


FREE MP3! Da Underdawgz - Gorillaz!
(B-Do, Toe & Short Dawg feat. Pimp C!)

Yeah man, got a call the other day from Chinara Butler, the widow of the one Pimp C and she was telling me about this project, Da Underdawgs which features a couple of proteges of Pimp C (incredible voice/producer - B-Do & Toe) + Short Dawg.

I remember when Pimp C dissed Short Dawg. From what I hear, Too Short stepped in and squashed it and the two ended up being friends. Anyway, I miss Pimp C and I want to hear everything that man ever recorded.

These three together on a track sound real live.

This one just features Pimp C on the hook, but Chinara promises more, and with the impending release of his final solo album on Rap-A-Lot, hopefully before the year ends, we at least have some things to look forward to.


And of course it'd be nice if you would leave some feedback in the comments section, but alas, you won't.


Photos from Invincible Weekend and such

Oh man, it really went down, Austin and San Antonio. Got to head to work, so check back for captions and full write up. I'll add it all today, but for now here's some flicks.

Crew 54

The Ghost of Crew 54

Invincible and Perseph One building with a young MC

With a lot of heart

Blacklisted Individuals...

Are a revolutionary force to be reckoned with.


Perseph One pon di mic. Always a treat to see her live.

Psycho-intense-lyrical-beatdown style.

League of Extraordinary G'z - Da C.O.D., Dred Skott, Southbound - MAN HOL UP!

SB da Bully!

Invincible watches the LOEG'z

And such...

Mr. Greezo!


Reggie Coby!

Lowkey and Reggie Coby!

Mygirl Lolo our host for the evening.

Seen here with the boy Flynn D!

Perseph and Tom

Da Bosnian and Tuck

Butcher Bear and me


Big time journalists who may or may not want to be identified on a blog and such.

Invincible is my favorite MC right now, hands down.

Killin' it in the crowd!

Tom, Graham and BUTCHER BEAR!

Mahassen and friends

Davey D in the place to be! A national treasure!


Lil J and DaShade

Reggie Coby & Bavu Blakes

This dude talked to Melissa about Jesus.

DJ Hot Bologna, Drank & Gravy done kilt it!

Christie, Nook and friend

Casey the Hip Hop Lawyer!

Bavu and Robert Gabriel

Crop Diggie and Invincible. Crop has DJed for her 3 times this year already. CRAZY!

DaShade & Invincible & Bavu = REALEST MC'S!

Saturday night we headed to San Antonio for the Cine Mujer event at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center.

So dope. Look at Perseph right here!

Invincible rocked that spot like there was 1000 people in the crowd.

My bro QUESTION and his dudes came thru!

Producer PHYRE seen here with my wife. Word to female producers!

Two top notch MC's! Question and Invincible!

And then I just took pics of things I thought were cool.

Like the bathroom

And the bus station across the street

What a beautiful spot, I want to see more events there

Just beautiful.

OK I still plan to write a review.