VIDEO: “Bambaataa” – Farid Xan (dir. by Steve Curran)

Farid Xan reps the Bay Area and Puget Sound in equal measure — if I’m not mistaken he’s from SF originally but attended college in Tacoma. Anyway, “Bambaataa” is a video he shot while visiting NYC (my current home) for the first time. Blak Mic and DJ Semaj contribute studio work and Steve Curran hopped behind the lens. Watch for Farid’s upcoming Prerolls & Carryons.


DOWNLOAD: The Sandlot: Collective LP – Farid Xan & DJ Phinisey

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This LP popped up in the Inbox a couple days ago and turned out to be a pleasant surprise. MC Farid Xan, a 253 representative by way of the Bay Area collaborated with South Sound producer/singer DJ Phinisey to produce The Sandlot: Collective LP, a 12-track album inspired loosely by the movie of the same name (which, for any kid who spent the greater part of his or her adolescence attempting to hit small spherical objects with sticks, continues to resonate into adulthood). It features Tacoma and Bay Area MC’s of the likes named above. The highlight is the come-up joint, “Dirt to Diamonds,” which features a star-making turn by Justis of Quarter After. Get the album for FREE below and above.