When I got back from Australia I was real quick to get back into concert mode. The Tuesday I got back I took out one of my oldest homie to the YELAWOLF concert in downtown at the world famous El Rey Theatre. I’ve never really been to a concert there but damn was it a treat!
check out these flix from my blackberry
It was pretty crazy! And definitely got the VIP treatment when we rolled up there. We missed DJ CRAZED’s set (DMC CHAMPION) but its cool. When we got there the place was PACKED w/ WHITE BOYS. (Me and the homie had a running bet on what the ethnicity was gonna be there).
Yelawolf definitely tore it up, and he rocks that WHITE BOY HICK shit like crazy. I didn’t expect that at all. He had the crowd moshing and dude actually JUMPED 10 ft off the stage and landed on somebody and I think dude started punching yelawolf. It was pretty wild and something I would like to call #WHITEBOYCRAZY
All in all though, YELAWOLF has a long way to go but I definitely think he’s talent. Dude has some bangers and definitely got the creativity juices flowing for TOESTAH :)
Right before I left to Australia, my wonderful lil sis Jessica Yahya from back in my fraternity days called me up and said she had a extra ticket for the Jcole concert. How can you say no to that! I was already bumping this dudes album and definitely was one of those rappers I was really into at the time.
We headed out early and grabbed dinner & headed on over
He had a couple openers and his DJ was actually really amazing. Dude definitely knew how to drop a track in. Anyways. Coleworld came out and definitely rockked the crowd from his mixtape classics to some amazing new songs off his new album.
I definitely see a bright future for this guy. He was a great performer and fun to watch.
Its been a week since I’ve gotten back from Australia! JETLAG has never effected me before but this tour was quite strenuous and no lie, I’m pretty beat. I’m glad to be back though. After a rough start for this week. I’m definitely trying to get back into the swing of things.
I’m blessed to have a job that will send me halfway across the world and see some of the amazing things in this world and I get to meet so many different people from different walks of life. I think thats what I enjoy most. The people. Before deciding to become a “Manager”, I was studying psychology & communications. I love learning about what makes people tick, and why they are the way they are. This trip wasn’t just a chance for me to meet different people, but also a chance for me to meet myself.
On behalf of Joseph Vincent & Catch Adventures, I want to thank all the amazing fans for supporting Joe and myself in our journey through this music thing. I definitely realize that I am in a place that a lot of people would die to be in. I just hope that I can continue doing a good job and hopefully big things come in the future.
This tour was amazing. We did 4 cities in 4days! Visiting Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne & Sydney. After the tour me and Joseph stayed another week to film a music video and do 2 more shows! (I helped produce & was in this music video!)
Thanks to all the supporters that rocked out with us. The amazing acts that we got to hang out with Poreotics, Just Kidding Films, ArchiTeks, YoMaMa Crew, and JR AQUINO. Big up to the homie Thai & SUPAFAME TOURING for putting together a great show and of course a special THANK YOU to our CREW HOLDING #TEAMJV down in Aussie [ RITCHIE & URBANAGENT] Thanks for treating us like family and taking care of us while we were out in Australia. Definitely feels good to know we got peeps out there looking after our team! — Also want to thank all the amazing promoters/friends/people that we met in the 2 weeks we were there. Its cool to know that there are so many amazing people and thanks for being a part of my life!
Definitely glad to be back….
So I leave you w/ this amazing photo from the VIP CO-ED RESTROOM AT NEVERLAND in MELBOURNE —-
Hey Tom. I'm from the sgv, alhambra, and just wanted to say that you are an inspiration. I recently began managing a group of my friends who dj. The amount of success that you have gained is incredible and I'm sure you'll only progress further. I hope that one day our paths will cross. I'd love to meet with you sometime over and drink. no homo -Donavan Chau
yo man i really appreciate that dude! I haven’t really checked my messages as of late…but I really want to Thank you for sending me this msg. Its stuff like this that keeps me inspired bro! Lovin’ that ur from the SGV, if ya see me around the neighborhood just hit me up and we can chop it up!! cheers!
Going to try a new column for my blog called “NEEZY’S NEIGHBORHOOD”. One of the things I can’t ever forget is that I have been blessed with great friends. Friends that do great things with their lives, and keep pushing me to do better. Friends that I’ve been able to meet because of my crazy job! So here we go!
Made a trip down to Orange County for this first entry of NEEZY’S NEIGHBORHOOD.
I’m not usually a fan of “THE OC” but this trip was long overdue.
So meet Wallace Vu aka WhatsupWally. I’ve mentioned Wally a good amount of times on my twitters/tumblr. He’s the guy behind me laughing at me while I make a fool of myself on my 25th birthday at ECCO. Its a old picture, and we’ve done a lot more since then but I think this captures our friendship pretty well. One of us does something stupid, and the other one is there to laugh and capture it and remind us of it the next day. And although he’s laughing his ass off here, he’s standing on the table too, to make sure I don’t fall (Wow, so deep right? Lol.)
So who’s Wally? Wally is one of the Senior Marketing guys at ORISUE. A men’s line based out in Orange County, a clothing line that have clothed the majority of the youth in Southern California and the rest of the world. Wally was there from the start and told me that this was something he really believed in and ever since I’ve always supported him anyway that I could. Fast forward a couple years and they have been gearing up some of the biggest artists in the world from Rick Ross to Far East Movement. They started off as a streetwear company but have really evolved into something that so much more. A lot of it is due to this guy here. He’s been putting a lot of work into making sure that the visiblity of ORISUE was really out there.
So when I got there I had mentioned that I’ve never had Wingstop and we decided to go there and try it out! I was very much excited.
So I’ve known Wally since my early early days of promoting. I think I was like 20? I’m not sure. All I remember is that we first met at one of the most historic nightclubs in Los Angeles (Century Club in Century City). Big ups if you’re old enough to remember Century Club. He was with Spots, I was with Proof positive. A lot has changed since then (companies, job titles, parties, people.) But the one thing thats stayed pretty constant was our friendship. If anything the past 2 years or so we’ve actually got a lot closer, and through that we’ve actually grown a lot as business men learning from each other.
Since we hadn’t seen each other in a long time, we caught each other up on our personal lives, work, music, and just bullshit. After that headed back to the ORISUE HQ.
When I got back there I got into a 1 hour conversation with Richard Vaughn (Head of the Marketing dept) for ORISUE. One hour isn’t even that long since most of our marketing convos last for at least 3 hours at average. lol. Richard has also been a big influence on my work life, but that’ll be another story on another day.
So thats my entry for NEEZY’S NEIGHBORHOOD : WHATSUPWALLY
Stay tuned to my tumblr because I’ll be working on a project with ORISUE that i’m really excited about! #MOREpicturesMOREadventures
Went out to the mad decent block party this past saturday. Free concert :) Got to catch Mr. Diplo play for like 10-15 minutes! and got to see this dope new dj that i am kind of a fan now. (LUNICE). Dude was wildin’ out.
Major Food truck Actions!
Of course no block party would not be w/o a DODGEBALL tournament
Hipster galore. Bigups to the wacky inflatable tubes :)
Right after the blockparty headed over to BIGMANBAKES and got myself a cupcake! :)
So I’m up late because I wanted to do a blogpost about my trip to this cool artshow. “I AM 8BIT" up in echo park. I had a really great time, and it was nice to just take a time out from work and kind of just relax and enjoy some really awesome art. Originally we wanted to go to the artwalk, but I’ve heard about this show last year and wanted to go, and one of my JETSET crew members Nicky told me a that it was happening again this year, and sent me a flyer!
Pretty much its an artshow with over 100 artists re-imagining their favorite 80’s video game characters.
So I convinced my friends to go, and head to hipsterville usa aka Echo Park to this show
As you can see this awesome 2 block line we waited, but it was okay because later we found out that it was an OPEN BAR inside :) (For all who don’t know I am on a 6month no alcohol cleanse. I am on Week 5 going on Week 6 lol.)
Of course while we wait there was this awesome treasure chest w/ shield & treasures.
Sick Old Video Game Consoles & Equipment
This is one of my favorite paintings from this show just because I realize I really like this video game. Its one of the first video games that I played. Maybe even my first, I just remember my Dad taking me to this liquor store down the block and he’d watch me play this all day.
This is actually really cool! I am actually right in front of this screen with a peace sign up. The camera actually 8bits me into these cubes! #CUBESTEEZ
This actually took up the whole wall!
This is actually really cool! Can you find all the Super Mario references?
Great show! Till next time!!
P.S. i shall include this video that I put together to showcase some of the cool things that I saw.
I’ve been wanting to go to the MOCA museum for quite some time to catch their street art exhibit. Of course with the buzz of the Exit through the Giftshop Documentary, street art is more popular then ever. After chillin out the other day with my friends…