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Hip Hop In: Germany

A German friend put me on to this episode's feature, Bushido from Germany.

From what I'm told about him, he was signed to a label and wasn't allowed out of his contract and couldn't make music. Went to some of the Arabic Turks in Germany (featured in the video) and long story short got out of his contract and is one of the biggest hiphop stars in Deutschland with street cred out the arse.

Check his DOPE video for "Bei Nacht"

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See previous episodes:
Ep. 4 - Thailand
Ep. 3 - Norway
Ep. 2 - Hong Kong
Ep. 1 - Cambodia


Hip Hop In: Thailand

For part 4 of our ongoing "Hip Hop In..." series I figured since I'm IN Bangkok, Thailand now why not feature some Thai hip hop?

This session is Southside Phuket's video for their song "What's Up".

Signed to the Thaitanium Ent. label, Southside is becoming known for their unique southern dialect/accent (not different from the south's rise to prominence in American hip hop).

Check out the video and keep your eyes and ears ready.

- Essince

for consideration for feature in this series contact

See previous episodes:
Ep. 3 - Norway
Ep. 2 - Hong Kong
Ep. 1 - Cambodia



Wait, is that Bone Thugs in the video? Is that CUBAN?
Man, I miss the days of this style of hip hop.

Fidelity Sportswear

I was recently in BEAMS in Hep5 mall in Osaka, Japan when some of their gear caught my eye. First of all, they have some really fresh...well...everything. Ts, polos, hats, jackets, accessories but when I went on their website THESE caught me.

Peacoats are back in style.

Grey: S,M,L - ¥ 34,650 ($405.88)
Navy: S,M,L - ¥ 28,350 ($332.09)
Black: S,M,L - ¥ 37,590 ($440.32)

*all currency exchanges by*

Check out the Beams site here

Mack P - Art of Ghetto (CPT)

I JUST got an email from a dude I met in Hollywood a few years ago named Rocky Raccoon and he's produced a new project from a dude named, Mack P from Compton.

I hadn't talked to Rocky in years so I was surprised to get the email and that he still had my contact but I peeped it anyway.

I'm really glad I did, though because Mack is nice

Born and raised in Compton, CA but in the past 5 years was in TX, NY, and San Jose and influenced by soul music, Mack P is part of a growing movement by Rocky called "Art of Ghetto". I'm really looking forward to hearing more from Mack in the future. Rocky, too.

Check it out and remember the name.

Mack-P on Myspace
Rocky Raccoon on Myspace

- Essince


Asia Tour 2010: Japan

What's good! These are the pics from my Asian tour in 2010, Japan.

Check my Facebook and Twitter for updates

- Essince

August 1, 2010 - Club Crib, Yokohama, Japan

(typo on my name but it's all gravy, lol).

August 4, 2010 - Sam & Dave [Umeda], Osaka, Japan

(Shout out to DJ Juliano Zen for hooking me up with the video in the BG. Did it in 10 mins on the spot!).

August 5, 2010 - Club Life, Osaka, Japan

I was LITERALLY added to this show less than 18 hours before doors opened, hence the lack of my name on the flyer. I rocked, though.

Smokiest club ever. haha

August 6, 2010 - Soul Blood, Kobe, Japan
Shout out to Beats n Miso! Dopest blog in Japan.

August 7, 2010 - AtlantiQs, Osaka, Japan
Official Summer Sonic Afterparty!
Check my name on the back flyer repping the USA!

I can make jokes in Japanese, too. Not many. But enough to get the job done. haha.


Royal Heir Entertainment QR code

I'm still on tour in Asia and these things are pretty much common place here but us in America are still getting hip to it.

For those unfamiliar with how these work:

Blackberry users: click the blackberry button and chose the scanner option and scan this. See where it takes you. ;)

More instructions for different platforms coming soon. I think the Droid as an app for it as does iPhone.