goin' down Baby Boyz and Girlz? It's been
a bomb ass month for your boy Mack and I'm
about to tell you all about it right now.
Plus I'll be letting you know whatz crackin'
in the P-Town. California was on and poppin'.
Besides that, soon as I got back to Portland,
it was all kind of things happening. In this
month's article, I'll also be puttin' y'all
up on one of the flyest after hour spots to
ever hit the city. They've hired me to host
the joint every first and third Saturday beginning
on July 5th, 2003. So basically it's on again!!!
Up--Kickin' It In Cali
was 3:00pm Monday, May 12th, and I was in
the biggest hurry you could ever imagine!
I had just picked up my check from my record
label and my flight was leaving at six o'clock.
I only had two hours left until I had to be
at the airport. The problem was that I still
had a lot of shit to do. I had to finish packing,
jet to the bank, go to the mall, hit up the
swap meet, swing by the liquor store on M.L.K.,
grab me bottle, pick up a sizack, twist up
a fat one, shave my head, hop in the shower,
get G'd Up, and bounce out!!! My little cousin
VO Glamarody came by the house just as I was
making me a drink. He asked me "Jay what time
is yo plane leavin' man?" When I told him
six o'clock, he straight started laughin'.
It's already after five o'clock and I'm still
in my boxers, sippin' on a drink. The homie
Mike was outside in the truck waiting for
us. VO started taking my bags out while I
hurried to get dressed. Damn!!! I hate running
late!!! We made it to the airport just in
time. I was high as a hippie and slightly
faded; walked on the plane crackin' up cause
I made it. When I arrived in LA, it was nonstop
until I came back to Portland. I had rehearsals
in Anaheim, studio sessions in Santa Monica,
shows in Long Beach and Hollywood. I got my
soul food on in Compton and Watts. Much love
goes out to Lil' Bre and her manager Andre
for doing the new cut with me. It's gonna
get 'em!!! But anyway, I'll be performing
some of my new joints at the After Hours Party
on July 5th. Don't miss it baby!!!
you weren't there, you missed some real ass
Hip-Hop. I had just got back in town and saw
a flyer about the concert. Made a couple phone
calls and got the VIP hook-up. I couldn't
miss my girl. When she hit the stage, the
crowd went buck wild. I was with my boyz up
in the balcony of the Roseland. I couldn't
believe how live this chick was. First of
all, she came out with her hair in a 'fro.
Then she walked around the stage and modeled
for the crowd. After that, she strolled up
to a drum machine, which was in the center
of the stage. I couldn't believe it when she
started playin' these phat ass beatz LIVE!!!
She took it old school and had the whole joint
rockin'. Big ups ma......
other day I had a chance to meet with the
founders of "Hybrid Collective" and it was
all to the good. Mike and Matt have just opened
up one of the most unique clubs to ever hit
Portland, Oregon. These catz have also given
me two nights a month to do my thang. This
new club will be open seven nights a week
and the hours will be from 11pm until 11am
(oooh weee). According to Mike, "This club
will be a cool fusion of everybody." When
I asked Matt about his motivation for opening
the Hybrid, he said, "I have been wanting
to have a place that features good talent
because I have been disappointed with some
of the concerts that I've attended." Mike
went on to say that "The Hybrid Collective
is the place where Under meets Ground and
we've had a lot of volunteers who have literally
poured their hearts into getting the club
remodeled and ready to open. We want the exotic
dancers of Portland, Salem and Beaverton to
have a place that they can call home." Saturday
July 5th will be my first party
and you know how J.Mack gets down. I'll be
in the house along with my DJ partna' Mr.
Mosaic every first and third Saturday of each
month. We'll be spinnin' all the latest Hip-Hop,
and R&B cuts as well as some
old school joints. The Hybrid is located in
the N.W. industrial area of downtown Portland
on 30th and Nicolai. Both Mike and Matt told
me that "This will be a place people definitely
want to come back to, time and time again."
!!!!!!! Seeya There! If you would like more
info about it, holla at me at email@example.com
wasn't able to get her picture in last month
but here she is. Congrats Girl!!!
be featuring photos from N-Style photography.
My cousin Sonny has captured some of the
flyest parties on film. You might see yourself
in some of these flicks so stay tuned and
until next month keep it crackin'!!