Sunday, November 22, 2009

The CounterParts Debut LP - NOW AVAILABLE!!!


Hard Copies at:


1) Blast Off
-produced by Fatgums, cuts by Fatgums
2) #1 Crew
-produced by Gammaray, cuts by Fatgums
3) To The Top
-produced by Otayo Dubb, cuts by Gammaray
4) What We Do
-produced by Fatgums, cuts by Gammaray
5) Home In The Bay (Featuring Tahaj the 1st)
-produced by Gammaray, cuts by Gammaray
6) Guns of Cali (Featuring Native Guns)
-produced by Fatgums, cuts by DJ Phatrick
7) Picture This
-produced by Otayo Dubb
8) Universe (Featuring ReVision)
-produced by Scott Lyman, cuts by Gammaray
9) Trading Places
-produced by Gammaray
10) Re:Act
-produced by Fatgums, cuts by Fatgums
11) The Message (featuring Gavin Grant)
-produced by Gammaray
12) So Much Love
-produced by Gammaray, cuts by Gammaray
13) Dreams Deferred Remix
-produced by Flip, cuts by Gammaray
14) Until
-produced by Fatgums
15) Patnaz
-produced by Otayo Dubb and Gammaray

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 21st at 4pm


The CounterParts Debut Album


Saturday, October 31, 2009

The CounterParts CD Release Party - NOVEMBER 20th, 2009


Please come celebrate the launch of our new independent record label, Beatrock Music. The party will also celebrate the label's first official release, The CounterParts' self-titled debut album. We have a stacked line-up of live performances by label artists and affiliated musicians from all across California:

THE COUNTERPARTS: T-Know, BraelanB, Otayo Dubb, Gammaray and Fatgums are patnas who have been making music together since the '90's. Reunited to form The CounterParts, this allstar crew is ready to rock the mic and turntables once again. Download their album Appetizer for free:

BAMBU & DJ PHATRICK: Two-thirds of the legendary group Native Guns, Bambu and DJ Phatrick have been spending the last few years rocking stages across the globe. These dudes bring it live. For more info visit and

Southern Cali's illest live hip hop band cooks up an organic mix of hip hop, jazz, R&B, and soul. Now in the studio with producer Asi Friedman, the 'Natives will be releasing their highly anticipated full-length album in early 2010. For more info visit

OTAYO DUBB: After two records with acclaimed hip-hop group Co-Deez, Oakland emcee Otayo Dubb is going solo. 'Tayo defines his sound as "Blue collar hip-hop for the Joe Dubsacks out here who like to light up a fat one and get their headnod on after work." His solo debut, entitled A WOLF IN SHEEP'S MUSIC, will drop in early 2010 as a collaborative release from Beatrock Music and Hella Records. For more info visit

POWER STRUGGLE: Spitting grimy yet intelligent Midwest rhymes over Mister REY and Fatgums’ sample heavy score, Nomi of Power Struggle brings a new rawness to Asian American hip hop. Watch for their new album entitled Remittances, slated to drop in December of 2009 on Beatrock Music. Download the album sampler for free:

AESTHETICS CREW: In the hallowed brew-
school tradition of cup-in-hand rhyming at backyard house parties, the Los Angeles-based Aesthetics crew is here to put the fun back in the funk. Following in the footsteps of legends like the Get Fresh Crew, Native Tongues or 3rd Bass, Indi, Aidge and DJ Props fuse candid rhymes with melodic beats to create a refreshing sound in the midst of a stagnant hip-hop scene. For more info visit

Rocky Rivera (aka EyeASage) is a vicious MC from San Francisco. She dropped her hood classic mixtape, "Married To The Hustle" in 2008 and is releasing her highly anticipated debut album "Rocky Rivera" soon. For more info visit, and

BWAN & MISTER REY: The deadly combination of BWAN's spitfire lyrics and Mister REY's head breaking production make this San Francisco duo a force to be reckoned with. Together they send an arsenal of true-school Bay Area hip hop straight to the eardrums. For more info visit and

The evening will be hosted by Bambu.

Mass Movement DJs and DJ Phatrick
will be on the wheels of steel.


Friday, November 20th, 2009
Dakota Lounge (formerly Temple Bar)
1026 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
(310) 393-8200
Doors open at 8pm - $12 at the door, $10 pre-sale (available at
Pre-Sale Ticket/CounterParts CD and Ticket/CounterParts CD/Limited Edition T-shirt combination deals will also be available at


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Power Struggle: Remittances ALBUM SAMPLER

Check out our counterpart group on Beatrock Music: POWER STRUGGLE (Nomi, Mister Rey, and Fatgums)

click HERE to download their sampler for FREE!

if you just wanna listen:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

FPAC - Sept. 12 & 13

It's that time of the year again! FPAC (Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture) is just around the corner. Power Struggle and T-Know of The CounterParts will be perfoming LIVE at 1pm on SATURDAY, September 12th. Please come out for great music, art, and food. When you're there, make sure to check out the BEATROCK booth for all of the new goodies from Beatrock Music. We'll be selling ...A Peaceful Riot... ON VINYL, The Samples Mixtape, Beatrock Music slipmats and Beatrock Music t-shirts. Hope to see you there!

September 12 & 13
Point Fermin Park
Southern end of Gaffey St at Paseo del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90731

You can pick up FPAC pre-sale tickets this Saturday at Beatrock in Long Beach during the “You Want to be Startin’ Something” Group Art Show Opening Reception.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

THIS WEEKEND AT BEATROCK - “You Want to be Startin’ Something” Group Art Show

Beatrock and alfie numeric present:

“You Want to be Startin’ Something” Group Art Show Opening Reception

Artwork inspired by the King of Pop

Featuring the art of:
Anthony Montemar
Arty Perez
Jerrel Conner
Kyle Kyte
Larsen Garma
Manila Ryce
Michael Virata
Nic Cowan
alfie numeric

and many more…

The Park’s Finest will be servin' their delicious BBQ and your boy Fatgums will be servin' all the best of MJ.

Price: Free!

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Beatrock 4158 Norse Way Long Beach, CA


Saturday, August 29, 2009


So, it's been slowly becoming officially official, and now it's pretty much official - Beatrock Music is now a record label and the music wing of Beatrock. I can't tell you all how excited I am about this!

We have a bunch of new projects and releases on the horizon:

The first unofficial release will be FATGUMS X BAMBU ...A Peaceful Riot... on VINYL. The first 20 copies sold at will come with a free copy of another unofficial release by Mass Movement, entitled ...A Peaceful Riot... THE SAMPLES.

...A Peaceful Riot... THE SAMPLES

Then we'll get to the original, brand spanking new releases. The CounterParts will be dropping our full-length debut album sometime this fall. This one promises to knock hard with production from Gammaray, Otayo Dubb, myself and a few others. Lyrically, you'll get the passionate spitting of MC T-Know, the knowledge-dropping insight of BraelanB, and the swagged-out lyricism of Otayo Dubb. You'll also love the guest spots we got on this one. Some examples are Tahaj the 1st killing it on our Bay Area anthem "Home in the Bay", Bambu, Kiwi, and DJ Phatrick strapping up together again on "Guns of Cali", and Nomi of Power Struggle dropping poetics on "The Message".

The CounterParts

Thanksgiving day marks the release of the new Power Struggle record entitled Remittances. Nomi, Mister Rey and I have been putting in some major work to mold this record into one of the best projects I've ever been a part of. Drawing from his experiences from Minneapolis to New York, to the Philippines and back to San Francisco, Nomi takes the listener on a musical journey through life, politics, love, and struggle. This dude is a true street poet.

Nomi of Power Struggle

Beatrock Music will also be teaming with Hella Records to release Otayo Dubb's first solo album entitled A Wolf In Sheep's Music. The record is slotted for release in early 2010. You'll hear a lot more about this project in the near future, but all I gotta say now is that Tayo is one of the most talented musicians I've ever worked with. His talent can be heard on his previous critically acclaimed releases: Royalty by Co-Deez and The Luv Ones Mixtape.

Otayo Dubb

We're also in the process of putting together a Beatrock Music mixtape that will feature all of your favorite artists from up and down the west coast to across the nation. Also, look out for tons of merchandise from slipmats to t-shirts, all designed by the good folks at Beatrock.

Check for the new Beatrock Music website coming soon at and the record label LAUNCH PARTIES in Los Angeles and San Francisco!!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Myspace Records is giving out record deals and $10,000 of equipment! Please help The CounterParts get a deal by grabbing the casette tape widget (top right column) and posting it on your site. THANKS!!!


FATGUMS X BAMBU :: URB Magazine Next 1000 - Please Vote!

Hi friends and family!

Bambu and I were accepted into the URB Next 1000 Competition! This means that YOUR vote will determine if we get featured in URB Magazine! So please, please show us some love. All you have to do is go to the URB website, register, find the FATGUMS X BAMBU page, click the rating stars, and leave a comment. THANK YOU!!!

Here's the song that's featured:

Gunslinger I - Beatrock Presents: Fatgums X Bambu


Monday, June 1, 2009

Please Vote for Crooks & Rooks on MTVu!!!

If you haven't seen the video:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009



Shouts out to the graduating CLASS OF 2009!
Come celebrate at the freshest party in the LBC!

Come early to hear ReVISION's 1ST EVER LIVE DJ SET and get in FREE!!!
You don't wanna miss this...

plus KRISSFADER, ET, and ROOTS spinning that new Long Beach sound..

Que Sera
1923 E 7th St, LBC
$5 after

Friday, May 22, 2009

SF WEEKLY - Best of 2009 - ALI WONG

Check it out:

"Comedians are often ambitious egotists with poor boundaries who aren't hiding how intelligent they are. Ali Wong is all of that, plus she has the things that really matter: wit, timing, experience, and a unique hairdo. We're so proud of her! She delighted and embarrassed fellow comedian Bobby Lee when she interviewed him for Hyphen magazine a while back, saying she forgave her sister's dog for sniffing her crotch while she had her period: "I know he means well. He just wants beef, that's his world." Eeew! Love it. Wong's clarity of vision isn't limited to her menses; she also hilariously goes after racists, poets, her sexual partners, and American Apparel. All this has landed her on Jamie Foxx' Laffapalooza! and made her a busy and popular local comedian. " - SF WEEKLY

Watch out NY, pretty soon it'll be: ALI WONG = NY TIMES BEST COMEDIAN OF 2010
Congratulations Ali!

And for everyone out in New York, go check Ali out June 22nd at the Gotham Comedy Club:


LOUDVINE - The CounterParts Video Interview

check it out:

The Counterparts Interview

A while back I met these guys via myspace. It took a while, but we got it done. Loudvine finally got the opportunity to sit down with The Counterparts- a collobo of mcs and producers. The Counterparts are so much more then a bunch of guys with microphones and fancy beats. The Counterparts act as a collective leaving their stamp on the musical landscape.

The Counterparts are five buddies that are making and sharing the music the only way they know how; staying true to the very core. It was a real treat to sit down with these guys. Sit back and get to know The Counterparts


MASS MOVEMENT TV - Fatgums X Bambu Release Party Video

Another dope MASS MOVEMENT TV installment from Tadashi Nakamura and Eric Tandoc:

"A Peaceful Riot" Release Party at Beatrock from Tadashi Nakamura on Vimeo.

Peace to Bambu, Beatrock, Alfie Numeric, The Park's Finest, Mass Movement - THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SUCH A GREAT EVENT!!! Let's do it again for Power Struggle!

THANKS TAD (aka Mr. 30/30)!!!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Novelists get some love at LOUDVINE.COM

Check it out:

Novelists: Bookends (produced by Fatgums and Gammaray) is available on iTunes,,,, etc.


Thursday, April 23, 2009


come thru kick it and get yr groove on to good sounds and good vibes..

a little preview of the video projection of artwork by MARK CANTO

more art from LORALEI BINGAMON too!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

...A Peaceful Riot... CD + T-Shirt + BBQ PLATE COMBO!!!

Get your pre-sale combo pack while supplies last!

CD: Beatrock Presents: FATGUMS X BAMBU ...A Peaceful Riot...
T-Shirt: Limited Edition Beatrock ...A Peaceful Riot... T-shirts (only 50 made!)
BBQ Plate: Deliciousness from The Park's Finest BBQ (Johneric Concordia)

ALL FOR $30!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

...A Peaceful Riot... CD Release Party

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Beatrock Flagship Store and Gallery - 4158 Norse Way - Long Beach, CA

Please come out to Beatrock for a day of good food, art, music, and friends. This special event will also be the opening reception for the "Because Your Mama Said So" Group ArtShow AND the WORLD PREMIER of The Park's Finest's BBQ rig!

Live Performances by:


The CounterParts Crew

Otayo Dubb

Power Struggle
The Aesthetics Crew
The Committee
DJ Tanner of Battlestar

Mass Movement Crew

DJ Phatrick

Gallery Artists:

179, Aidger 34, Alfie Numeric, Anthony Montemar, Antonio Pelayo, Beatrock, Chris Santos, CODAK, COMAH, Fabius, FOOD ONE, Ganyan, HEX ONE, James Malone, JayskiOne, Jerrell Conner, KEMST, Khary Finch, Larsen Garma, The Lone Vagina, Manila Ryce, Mark Canto, MECA ISA, Mike Virata, Nic Cowan, Nick Wildermuth, Nocty, Pancho Abalos, Ryan Spence, Sadie Barnett, SANO, SHERM, SICKdotONE, Simbulan, Son Cleva, Stuter, Thomas Messenger, Timoi, WOMACK, and many more to be added!

The Park's Finest (Johneric Concordia) BBQ:

BBQ plates will be for sale, along with CD's, T-Shirts, and Artwork!

Discount presale BBQ/CD/T-shirt combo packs will be available online at

Hope to see you there!