I’m sure you guys have heard me talking about this group at some point or another and for good reason! The Sandpeople have been hard at work for years progressing Hip-Hop towards a more positive message with lyrics that have great depth and content. I’m very picky when it comes to Hip-Hop you won’t hear much about cash, cars and chicks on my playlist! That is where the Sandpeople fit in, from their first album “Points of View” they captured something I was always looking for in hip-hop: reality. No I’m not talking about them rapping about how “real” they are (if you have to claim it all the time, it’s probably to cover for how unreal you really are) but how they manage to put daily life into their songs and create something I think a lot more people can relate to. The one thing I know for sure is they keep putting out great music year, after year and every time I play it for somebody they ask “who is this? It’s really good!” so I wanted to share this with my friends who haven’t got a chance to ride in my car or hang out at my house! They have three free albums you can download at www.sandpeoplemusic.com. With their main producer Sapient at the helm they’ve been getting even better! I recommend downloading all of the albums, but “Famine Friends” Sapient’s latest solo album is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time. After you are done playing those out make sure to grab The Prime’s “One Uppers” Sapient and Luckyiam from Living Legends combine to one up the industry!
If you live in Portland make sure you check out Debaser’s “Peerless” CD release party this Saturday May 8th only $5. The Sandpeople Crew will be there along with some other guests for more info go peep the facebook event page.
Premonition Films met up with the Snowhunnys crew for a trip to Eastern Oregon last week ! We met up with local and team rider Nicole “Marmot” Sullivan. She boondocks the trees like no one’s business on an Arctic Cat M1000, a very large machine, it was very impressive to watch! We got some bluebird sunny days in and had a blast ridding some perfect powder with her. With many laughs had by all, we look forward to riding again with her soon. It was a great trip, the drive was a bit rough with a major headwind in the gorge, freezing rain, and curvy, snowy backroads into the mountains, but it was worth it! We had wonderful time hanging out with her, unfortunately halfway through the last day see blew out the connecting rod in her engine and we had to leave the sled behind! She already got it back and is working on having it fixed as we speak. I’m sure she will have it done soon, due to the fact she is a very motivated rider and wants to be out on the hill as much as possible! Here are some pics of the trip to tide you over till the webcast comes out!
We are hosting a family Friendly Break Dance party/Art Festival down at the Salmon Street Studio on New Years Day! There will be free food, art hanging on the walls, live musical performances, and break dancing by Oregon’s best crews. Donations are accepted at the door by the Forty Fifth Parallel Oregon Zulus Universal Nation. All the money raised in this event will go towards putting in a dance floor in the studio for break dancing and other events! Come down check us out we might even have a suprise video showing more details later this week! Friday, January 1st from 6pm-9pm at 109 SE Salmon Street Suite C, Portland, Oregon 97214
With all the great technology at hand (iphone) these days I’ve spent some time learning about better and easier ways to bring you all our content. On the new and improved www.premonitionfilms.com I’ve added a blog so we can post photo/video updates of our travels much easier. These will also be posted on our Facebook Page and on Twitter
So make sure you become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or if you have a RSS reader subscribe to our feed. We will also be posting all the old videos, one a week with a free download link over the next month to celebrate the beginning of the snow season!
If you don’t know, now you know! My boy the Park Guru and the Afro Jedi are getting serious with the unofficial Timberline blog they have some opening day pics for you! We will be teaming up with them to bring you videos of our winter antics this season! Check them out at www.timberlineparks.com< br>
Come check out this if you are downtown tomorrow night! We are showing some old snowboard flicks on the big screen, there will be live music and an art show! Bring out the kids for some free food and fun from 6-9pm there are rumors of an after party!<
Some day I will have one and we will roll to St. Helens in Style!
We are working with Snow Hunnys to bring you the first women’s only snowmobile video set to release in Fall of 2010. Starring Delene Dippel and Raysha Gladfelder giving you a little taste of what these girls have in store for this season!
We are excited at Premonition Films to bring you a great line up of projects for this 2009/10 season! From the first women’s snowmobile video ever made, along with our own fun snowboarding project and some raw music videos from some of the northwest’s finest hip hop artists! We will be bringing you lots of updates about projects as they go! Thanks for stopping by and make sure to subscribe to our RSS feed for all those using readers!
Blake and Chief