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This track is all about the other side of the World Cup. If you didn’t know, there have been protests and turmoil in Brazil because many of the country’s citizens are suffering in the middle of all these games. $16 billion was diverted from public funds by the Brazilian government and used to cover the costs of hosting the events. Over 250,000 people were displaced and their homes destroyed to build new soccer stadiums. Child prostitution is on the rise as youth in poverty are forced to sell themselves to tourists. The police have attacked and arrested peaceful, non-violent protestors. There’s definitely an ugly side to these games.

This has been on my mind lately, so I decided to write out and record my feelings about this issue. I don’t mean to be negative or stop anyone from enjoying the World Cup, but I feel like this stuff is just good for people to know about and consider when watching the games.

Lyrics:
Houses get destroyed, they knockin down walls
Let them eat cake feed the kids soccer balls
16 billion in a nation of millions
That care more about the World Cup then helping the children
What we need is education
We what we need is preservation
Of the culture & tradition carried on by the natives
The goal ain’t to score points for big corporations
The players just livestock on a big plantation
Fans throw bananas from the stands
That land at the feet of displaced Africans
Kings & queens turned to beggars and peasants
Fightin for survival in the dirty favelas
The situation need to be solved urgently
That requires real love beyond capital currency
It’s been more holocausts since Nazi Germany
Ask the Palestinians what they goin through currently
It’s kinda like my own hood where the cops profile
And pull pistols out on a teenage child
The kids run wild sniffin glue in the streets
Selling off their innocence, foreigners from overseas
Paying to abuse pedophiles and predators
Rooting for their team to beat competitors
Countries colonized gon break the chains
And fight the colonizers, beat em at they own game
Here at home the crowds chant U S A
They believe in Obama they don’t believe in Ghana
I believe in healing to ease the trauma
And refuse to give FIFA a single solitary dollar
For overpriced products made with slave labor
No World Cup fever just World Cup anger

Produced and recorded by Brycon

Mixed and mastered by D-Wiz

NEW VIDEO: Style Exercise #1 - Crowd Control

Basically just doin’ me in my natural habitat. Filmed in about 1 hour on about 3 blocks. If ya like it, comment and share. If ya don’t like it, hey, that’s ok.

Parental advisory: This music video contains explicit raps, graffiti, pigeons, and Korean food.

New single: “Can U Relate?”

Sometimes the relationships in our lives with lovers, family, and friends leave us feeling even more lonely…

Featuring Favi on vocals and Corey Largent of Hydrophonic on guitar

Produced by Monk HTS

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jorge Hernandez at Faultline Studios.

Free download- enjoy!

My latest single, inspired by my trip to NYC and dedicated to 40 years of the Universal Zulu Nation. Listen, download, and share.  Produced by Dregs One  Cuts by TD Camp  Recorded, mixed and mastered by TD Camp  Photo by Beats, Rhymes and Relief  Mural art by IZK DTOX of 3of1 Arts and Joe Skilz

Peace y’all, it’s been a minute since I shared some of my solo work so I wanted to upload this joint off “the STYLE tape.” As of right now, the only way to hear that mixtape in its entirety is to cop the CD, but I wanted folks to check out this track.

I wrote this song last year in 2012 a few months after I moved from San Francisco to Oakland. This song is basically about my new life across the Bay, but it also deals with the concept of getting older and how the world keeps on changing. In our lives we are always caught up thinking about time; worrying about the future, regretting the past, and trying to make use of the present. This song is about me letting go of all that, accepting everything that’s happened to me and everything that’s presently happening; and being open to wherever life takes me. I brought my raps to Hella Records, recorded them in just a few minutes with TD Camp, lit up a chop and dipped home on 580 with a PYT in the passenger seat and the new song on full blast. It has definitely been part of the soundtrack to my life, hope you enjoy. 

Here it is, the first leak off my next project “the STYLE tape.”

This mixtape is all about STYLE- not necessarily fashion or swag or any of that, but the STYLE that goes into each element of hip-hop. This track right here represents my STYLE, a bangin’ ass sampled beat by one of my favorite producers and me just writing off the top of my head and coming with some ill lyrics.

Instead of worrying about what other people wanna hear I’m just gonna do me and have fun with it. Hopefully y’all dig it. Ima drop more joints soon but until then soak this one in and let me know what you think.

The Wake Up Call album came out one year ago to this day exactly, after months of hard work and preparation. Honestly I feel like I’ve gotten so much better since this came out and I look at the music much more critically now, but I still really stand by the message and content. Putting this album out opened up a lot of doors for me and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. If you heard this project, what  did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? What are your favorite/least favorite joints? And for those that don’t know you can now download the album for free (or make a donation if you’d like) on my bandcamp page: http://dregs1.bandcamp.com/album/the-wake-up-call

The Wake Up Call album came out one year ago to this day exactly, after months of hard work and preparation. Honestly I feel like I’ve gotten so much better since this came out and I look at the music much more critically now, but I still really stand by the message and content. Putting this album out opened up a lot of doors for me and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. If you heard this project, what  did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? What are your favorite/least favorite joints?

And for those that don’t know you can now download the album for free (or make a donation if you’d like) on my bandcamp page: http://dregs1.bandcamp.com/album/the-wake-up-call

What up folks! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve just released the first single from my next project, an EP called Mood Swings. All the beats on the album were made by my good friend BIG Shawn of the underground group Bored Stiff. The album’s got a jazzy feel and is somewhat of a hip-hop tribute to the old jazz musicians. It will be released on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats, with a short theatrical film to go along with it. Please listen to, download, and share the new song here: http://soundcloud.com/dregsone/sets/easy-rider-single/ I’ve also included the instrumental and accapella for anyone who wants to remix the song in any way.

Check it out, spread the word, and let me know your thoughts! Much love.

Dregs One - Pushin’

Here’s the latest music video from my new project “The Inspiration.” Filmed by Leo Docuyanan at the world famous Amoeba Music on Haight Street in San Francsico. Yee!