Lights. Cameras. DIY rain machine. Here’s blurry @clinksnet settin up earlier today. Watch for the video debut in a few weeks along with the Press Repeat download! #Raindrops #PressRepeatEP
John with @clinksnet snapping a few shots of @LorienMaheu’s stencil for the #PressRepeatEP cover earlier tonight on the #Raindrops set. Shooting next weekend, in the rain. Guaranteed. Press Repeat EP online free mid December, CD release Dec 28 at DV8 Underground!
This ’30 For 30: The Space Jam Game’ Parody Will Make You Wish It Was Real — The movie ‘Space Jam’ just found a way to become even more awesome.
"But we’ll never forget these names. Jordan. Bugs. Daffy."
Ballin like Wallin.
Funny shit. Too bad more of the parody “Humor-Hop” doesn’t have this type of pointed government critique. Fuck a Lonely Island exploiting the art form. This is how you do that joke shit. Probly not gunna get it if you aren’t from the frozen North though.
Actually lemme correct that.. its too bad more
"Humor Hop" Hip Hop Music Art doesn’t have this type of pointed government critique.
Movement: What is your stage name? Where did u grow up.. An how old are you?
Doobyis: My stage name is Doobyis, it’s a nod to the idea that with so many rappers out there, you’re gunna be looked at dubiously when you tell someone you’re an mc. A guys gotta prove himself before anyone takes him seriously. I grew up in a small town called Camrose, but I moved up to Edmonton as soon as I could when I was 18. I’m 26 now.
Movement: Tell me a bit about yourself? How’d you get started with Hip Hop?
Doobyis: I got started writing when I was about 14, because I was inspired by the music I listened to, but probably didn’t let anyone know I could rhyme until a few years later, when I was trying to push my cds on my friends at school or whatever. I just like to rap and write lyrics, Im a student of the kulture and of the industry, and Im trying to pick up little by little how people manage to make a dime doing this. Im just making art for the sake of expression at this point really, but Im meeting some dope people and having fun doing it too.
Movement: What artists inspired you to become involved with Hip Hop? What is your favorite album of all time? What is your ultimate goal at the end of your career?
Doobyis: Wutang was some of the first real shit I was listening to, I remember downloading CREAM on a 56k modem for like three days. Favorite album, I normally say Illmatic.. 36 Chambers.. I liked Scarfaces The Fix a lot.. The normal answers.. I like a lot of different music, it depends how my days going.
Ultimate goal is some heavy shit.. makes me feel like Im expected to say world domination or something, but nah, I just wanna make some music, get some thoughts out there, and try to get even a few people to think about some shit a little bit more, or a bit differently, that’s the ultimate dream. But wanting to spur a change in peoples thinking is kinda vain though too.. and probably impossible. So there’s that.
Movement: Do you think this genre will last or will people tire of it?
Doobyis: Oh, I think Hip Hop as a kulture is here to stay, it’s too big to disappear. More and more the mainstream will be moving away from the real core values, but there will always be people out there who recognize real shit, and with the Internet, the mainstream can do whatever it likes, and the underground will still find its way to the people who wanna hear it.
Movement: Do you have a message for new artists? What would you like to say to them?
Doobyis: I’d tell em that the best way to establish yourself is to come with something new, be original. It’s the guys who are actively trying to “get on” that sound played out and formulaic, and that generally shuts down any chance they have of being overly successful. I’d tell them that if they’re doing this for money they should give their head a shake and go back to school, or go sell the drugs they rap about selling, cuz nobodies tryna pay to hear their best “rap star” impersonation. Leave the ego at home, its a recession out here.
Movement: Who do you consider on your LYRICAL level?
Doobyis: Oh lots of guys. There’d be no Doobyis if it wasn’t for all the classic rappers who influenced me, so all of the greats, goes without saying. Too many to name have shaped this before I came along. Locally, I’m stoked to have opportunity to rhyme with guys like Self from the Liberators, Kaz Mega, Corvid Lorax, Realistik… There’s a lot of really talented MCs bringing fresh content in Edmonton right now.
Movement: How many albums /videos have u made? Do u have a fan page?? How can your fans find you?
Doobyis: I have a video called Weirdo’s (http://youtu.be/je1BHyNp-rk), and a video called Green Lights (http://youtu.be/owQSyUk-LKk) , both off of Feeling Pretty Good Vol 3. There’s more coming, hopefully one before I release “Press Repeat.”
I did three parts of my Feelin Pretty Good Mixtapes over the past 4 years, they’re still online, along with a few other albums all for free over at (http://doobyis.bandcamp.com). People can keep up with my day to day ramblings on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/doobyis) or on a slightly less frequent, longer winded format at my blog (http://doobyis.tumblr.com). If you wanna show support, hit me with a like on my Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/DoobyisMC). I post up new songs or stuff that doesn’t make the albums onto (http://www.soundcloud.com/doobyis) or (http://www.reverbnation.com/doobyis). I own (http://www.Doobyis.com) too, that’s the central hub, but its down for some upgrades right now.
Movement: Any new albums or shows?
Doobyis: I’m scheming on doing a chain of short EPs over the next year or so, the first if which is just getting mastered now, it’s called the “Press Repeat EP” and it’ll be released middle of December online, with the hard copies releasing on December 28 at DV8 in Edmonton. That’s gunna be a big show, because The Liberators and Kaz Mega both are also releasing the hard copies of their new albums, and we have Touch coming to do an opening set to get things rolling. Should be a good time.
Movement: Last words you’d like to tell you’re fans?
Doobyis: If you’re not having a good time, you’re wasting your time. The scene will be what we make it, by belittling one another we hold ourselves as a Hip Hop community down, so find something you like, support it, and let’s build.
Hey whats up everybody? (I really mean nobody at this point)
Being the first post to the Tumblr, I feel its necessary for a small introduction first and foremost. I am Self, I am a 22 year old MC/Lyricist/Poet/Radio Host. I work along side my brother John Press to combine and form our duo, The Liberators. We have been working hard on the musical side for close to a decade, only recently coming out of our Goomba shells to reveal our awesome stage presence and overall dope showmanship. (Which is definitely lacking nowadays)
We have been steadily producing and supplying music to the ears, under multiple names and projects. You can find our very first Liberator project on our Bandcamp. www.liberators.bandcamp.com entitled The Spiritual Dilemma.
Anyways, fastforwarding a very jam packed couple of years which I will attempt to break down over the next few posts, we come to Fun Since Day One.
We are proud to announce that it is 100% finished, and you can expect the release to be late November/early December. We will wrap up the release with a 3 pronged CD Release Party featuring 2 other artists from the YEG. Kazmega, appearing in the first Liberator video “Head in the Clouds” will be releasing his LP, as well as Doobyis, who combined with the Liberators for his Raindrops song! The date has been set for December 28th and will be at DV8 on Whyte Ave in Edmonton Alberta. But stay tuned for more info!
With more to come..