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    [–] ITAP of the sun. Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 hours ago) in itookapicture

    This was taken with an old Canon DSLR I got from Goodwill. I think it was a 180mm lens, with tinfoil over the top and a tiny pinhole. Handheld. Can't remember what I shot it at, sorry. This was during the solar eclipse last year in 2017. Shot from the roof of my parents townhouse in Philly.

    [–] Sunset from Fan Pier Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 1 points ago in boston

    Lee little stopper

    Certainly added to the long exposure. Thanks for sharing.

    [–] Sunset from Fan Pier Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 1 points ago in boston

    Sky looks great, man. Mind sharing your gear specs?

    [–] Sunset from Fan Pier Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 2 points ago in boston

    How long of an exposure was this?

    [–] Straight Outta the Trash Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 2 points ago in hiphoptapes

    Holy shit, man. Congratulations

    [–] Somehow overlooked this sub when I was posting this a few days ago! Had the pleasure of seeing Shing02 and his backing band The Chee-Hoos play a show in Boston last Friday. It was a wonderful tribute to the late, great Jun Seba, aka Nujabes. (Details in the comments). Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 8 points ago in SamuraiChamploo

    Last night [Friday, 3/22] I got to cross something of my bucket list, and finally see Japanese American MC Shing02 perform with his live band, the Chee Hoos. And it was incredible.

    For those who don't know, Shing02 is best known for his collaborative work with the late, great hiphop producer, Jun Seba, better known by his stage name: Nujabes (fun fact: it's his name spelled backwards). They worked together on the critically acclaimed Luv(sic) hexalogy, releasing parts 1-3 while Jun was still alive. On February 26th 2010, Jun was involved in a traffic collision in Japan, and was pronounced dead at the hospital after doctors were unable to revive him. At the time, many were unsure if the Luv(sic) series would be completed, but as it turned out, the instrumentals for parts 4 and 5 had already been completed. Part 6 was not among the previously completed tracks, but it was released on February 26, 2013, on the third anniversary of Seba's death. According to Shing02, the instrumental to what would eventually be part 6 was discovered on Seba's cell phone a few weeks after his death.

    Along with the Luv(sic) series and his solo work, Nujabes was also known for his work producing the music for the critically acclaimed anime series, Samurai Champloo (directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, the director of Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy). Shing02 also contributed to the Samurai Champloo soundtrack, most notoriously the show's intro theme song, "Battlecry". Last night, Shing02 played a number of songs off the Samurai Champloo soundtrack, and specifically played "Battlecry" for the last song. It was everything I had hoped for and more — such a powerful energy. The best part was they dragged it out to like 10 minutes, and in between the chorus, each band member played a solo on their instrument. It was a grand finale indeed.

    So the show itself? It was fantastic. The opener, jazz saxophonist Tomoki Sanders and his band "Visage" got the crowd pumped up, and played some awesome hiphop influenced jazz. They ended up bringing up a guest vocalist, Malaya Tinab, and despite only being 21, she commanded the crowd as if she'd be doing it for 20 years. Her voice was incredible, and they ended with a cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" which was simply bliss. You can actually watch a quick clip of Malaya interacting with the crowd last night here on her Instagram (I'm in there somewhere!). After Tomoki, Visage, and Malaya left the stage, the Chee Hoos came up.

    The Chee Hoos is the session band currently backing up Shing02 on their tour, which is called "Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute to Nujabes". The band consists of a guitarist, Alika Lyman (unfortunately the only name I remember, despite meeting them all after the show), a saxophonist, a drummer, and a DJ (I believe he called himself "Spin Master", or that's at least what he signed anyways). They took the stage themselves and played a number of well-loved Nujabes cuts, and did a beautiful job with them. Alika on the guitar really outdid himself in my opinion, I actually took a quick clip of him doing his rendition of Aruarian Dance, which I thought was awesome. After playing a handful of instrumentals, Shing02 finally took the stage, and the rest is history. They had an awesome set, and myself and the rest of the crowd had a great time.

    After the show, the band almost immediately came into the crowd and started talking with people. It was really cool of them. I brought along one of my prized possessions, my Samurai Champloo soundtrack, and decided to just get everyone's signature on it. Shing02 was actually a bit surprised when I handed it to him, and told me he doesn't see many of these at his shows. I talked to him briefly about the performance and how Jun would be honored with what he and the band is doing. He appreciated our little chat and brought me in for a hug — it was surreal. Afterwards I made my rounds and chatted with the other members of the band, and got everyone to sign the album. They were all super humble, and nearly all of them asked me "are you sure?" when I asked them to sign it, "of fucking course, man!" being my response. They really made it a memorable night, and I was thrilled to have them leave their mark on the record. Now I'll treasure the album even more. And with the signatures, the pictures, the memories: it'll be a night I won't easily forget.

    Thanks to Tomoki, Visage, Malaya, the Chee Hoos, Shing02, and last but not least, a huge thanks to Jun Seba. He his, without a doubt, one of the most influential producers of our time, and he was taken from us too soon. But we must be grateful for all the beautiful music he blessed our ears with before his passing. RIP Nujabes. Last night was for you.

    Much love,

    Alex

    [–] New Tour! Who’s going? Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 2 points ago in InnerWave

    No one on the east cost (me). RIP

    [–] Some from a concert I went to last night. Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 1 points ago in Polaroid

    You can check out my post here if you're interested in reading more about the show (with some videos from the night mixed in as well). And if anyone's curious, the bottom right is yellowish because I took the picture of it at the venue (I gave the bands some of my pictures).

    [–] Had the pleasure of seeing Shing02 and his backing band, The Chee Hoos, perform last night in Boston. It was an incredible tribute to one of the greatest hiphop producers of our time: Jun Seba, aka, Nujabes. Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 2 points ago in hiphopvinyl

    Yeah, it's quite pricey these days. I was fortunate enough to pick it up nearly a decade ago, closer to its release, as I was always a massive fan of the show. It was around $100 secondhand back then, and now it's far less reasonable. That being said, no matter what it's price is now, it's still 100% worth it. You won't find such a complete album of Nujabes' work (except for the recently released Metaphorical Music) elsewhere, as most of his vinyl releases were singles. I say if you get the chance, go for it. I doubt it'll ever be repressed honestly.

    [–] Guess what came in the mail today?? Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 2 points ago in hiphopvinyl

    My mom is not as cool as yours. Awesome gift, man. Such a good fucking album.

    [–] Had the pleasure of seeing Shing02 and his backing band, The Chee Hoos, perform last night in Boston. It was an incredible tribute to one of the greatest hiphop producers of our time: Jun Seba, aka, Nujabes. Dogs-Keep-Me-Going 9 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in hiphopvinyl

    Last night I got to cross something of my bucket list, and finally see Japanese American MC Shing02 perform with his live band, the Chee Hoos. And it was incredible.

    For those who don't know, Shing02 is best known for his collaborative work with the late, great hiphop producer, Jun Seba, better known by his stage name: Nujabes (fun fact: it's his name spelled backwards). They worked together on the critically acclaimed Luv(sic) hexalogy, releasing parts 1-3 while Jun was still alive. On February 26th 2010, Jun was involved in a traffic collision in Japan, and was pronounced dead at the hospital after doctors were unable to revive him. At the time, many were unsure if the Luv(sic) series would be completed, but as it turned out, the instrumentals for parts 4 and 5 had already been completed. Part 6 was not among the previously completed tracks, but it was released on February 26, 2013, on the third anniversary of Seba's death. According to Shing02, the instrumental to what would eventually be part 6 was discovered on Seba's cell phone a few weeks after his death.

    Along with the Luv(sic) series and his solo work, Nujabes was also known for his work producing the music for the critically acclaimed anime series, Samurai Champloo (directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, the director of Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy). Shing02 also contributed to the Samurai Champloo soundtrack, most notoriously the show's intro theme song, "Battlecry". Last night, Shing02 played a number of songs off the Samurai Champloo soundtrack, and specifically played "Battlecry" for the last song. It was everything I had hoped for and more — such a powerful energy. The best part was they dragged it out to like 10 minutes, and in between the chorus, each band member played a solo on their instrument. It was a grand finale indeed.

    So the show itself? It was fantastic. The opener, jazz saxophonist Tomoki Sanders and his band "Visage" got the crowd pumped up, and played some awesome hiphop influenced jazz. They ended up bringing up a guest vocalist, Malaya Tinab, and despite only being 21, she commanded the crowd as if she'd be doing it for 20 years. Her voice was incredible, and they ended with a cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" which was simply bliss. You can actually watch a quick clip of Malaya interacting with the crowd last night here on her Instagram (I'm in there somewhere!). After Tomoki, Visage, and Malaya left the stage, the Chee Hoos came up.

    The Chee Hoos is the session band currently backing up Shing02 on their tour, which is called "Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute to Nujabes". The band consists of a guitarist, Alika Lyman (unfortunately the only name I remember, despite meeting them all after the show), a saxophonist, a drummer, and a DJ (I believe he called himself "Spin Master", or that's at least what he signed anyways). They took the stage themselves and played a number of well-loved Nujabes cuts, and did a beautiful job with them. Alika on the guitar really outdid himself in my opinion, I actually took a quick clip of him doing his rendition of Aruarian Dance, which I thought was awesome. After playing a handful of instrumentals, Shing02 finally took the stage, and the rest is history. They had an awesome set, and myself and the rest of the crowd had a great time.

    After the show, the band almost immediately came into the crowd and started talking with people. It was really cool of them. I brought along one of my prized possessions, my Samurai Champloo soundtrack, and decided to just get everyone's signature on it. Shing02 was actually a bit surprised when I handed it to him, and told me he doesn't see many of these at his shows. I talked to him briefly about the performance and how Jun would be honored with what he and the band is doing. He appreciated our little chat and brought me in for a hug — it was surreal. Afterwards I made my rounds and chatted with the other members of the band, and got everyone to sign the album. They were all super humble, and nearly all of them asked me "are you sure?" when I asked them to sign it, "of fucking course, man!" being my response. They really made it a memorable night, and I was thrilled to have them leave their mark on the record. Now I'll treasure the album even more. And with the signatures, the pictures, the memories: it'll be a night I won't easily forget.

    Thanks to Tomoki, Visage, Malaya, the Chee Hoos, Shing02, and last but not least, a huge thanks to Jun Seba. He his, without a doubt, one of the most influential producers of our time, and he was taken from us too soon. But we must be grateful for all the beautiful music he blessed our ears with before his passing. RIP Nujabes. Last night was for you.

    Much love,

    Alex