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Photos: Bambu x Diamond Supply Co Collabo Release Party (L.A.)

Last week, Los Angeles-based rapper Bambu dropped a collaborative package he teamed up with popular streetwear brand Diamond Supply Co. to created -- which consisted of a limited edition tee, a snapback hat, and a seven-song FreEP (produced by 6Fingers of Drums & Ammo). In celebration of its release, Bambu threw a party at L.A. Blu Monkey night club, where he performed and offered fans giveaways of the release. Here is some of the photos from that night. If you haven't already, download the FreEP over at DiamondSupplyCo.com...
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Bambu, Diamond Supply Co. Ready Tee, Snapback & EP Collabo

Los Angeles-based Filipino rapper Bambu -- who were recently featured in a two-part video interview -- has teamed up with popular streetwear brand, Diamond Supply Co., for a collaborative package dropping this week. The release will include a limited edition tee, a snapback hat, and a seven-song EP (produced by 6Fingers of Drums & Ammo). The collabo pack will drop exclusively at the Diamond Flagship store on Fairfax in Los Angeles on Wednesday (August 10)...
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Bambu Interview (Pt. 2): Evolving His Rap Style, Obstacles Of Being Filipino & DJ Muggs

In part one of our interview with L.A. rapper Bambu, he told us about his beginnings in the game ... going from gangbanging to the military and then coming back, and steadily growing as an artist. In the second part, the rapper discusses his rap style and who he emulated in the beginning before making it his own. Bambu also talks about how difficult it was -- in the beginning -- trying to break into the game...
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Bambu Interview (Pt. 1): Career Beginnings, Conscious Lyrical Content & Retirement

Bambu, he's a Los Angeles-bred rapper, of Filipino descent, who's been making a name for himself for nearly a decade. After a long journey and obstacles that arose from his gangbangin' past and ethic background, Bambu has turned negatives into positives ... and today, is one of the pioneering Filipino rappers from the City of Angels. We had a catch to chat with Bambu recently to talk about his rap career...
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Bambu: Fish (Music Video)

"Fish." It's the newest video from Soul Assassins affiliate, Filipino rapper Bambu. In the clip for the Bonstro-produced track, the rapper finds him in front of Los Angeles' infamous photographer/director Estevan Oriol! The track was originally recorded and released in conjunction with Frank 151's Chapter 45 issue on the Philippines (fish being one of the countries main sources of food), in which Estevan and Bambu collaborated for and has now transformed into a larger visual piece. Taking place on Venice Beach's pier, Bambu shows the journey...
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Bambu: Something (Music Video)

Los Angeles rapper Bambu is gearing up for the re-release of his 2009 project Exact Change later this month, and just dropped this new music video is for his track "Something," in which he plays out the lyrics of an abusive relationship with a girl and the pain it leaves her. According to PNOYApparel.com, the track was released last month during Women's History Month in hopes of raising awareness about violence against women...
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Murs, Soul Assassins, Others Talk Expectations For Upcoming Paid Dues Fest

Following the line-up announcement for the 2011 Paid Dues Festival in December -- in which Murs revealed that himself, Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) and Immortal Technique, would serve as headliners -- organizers rounded up a couple of the artists to talk about the upcoming show. Here's a slew of clips, all about Murs and Guerilla Union's upcoming Paid Dues Fest. In the above clip, the Soul Assassins crew talks about getting ready...

DJ Muggs x Bambu: Grenade (Music Video)

Los Angeles-based rapper Bambu has been working with the legendary DJ Muggs on a new collaborative project, titled Los Angeles, Philippines, over the last few months ... set to drop in November along with a Bambu x Soul Assassins snapback cap. This is the official video for the track "Grenade," filmed in Muggs' Soul Assassins studios. In the clip, you see Muggs and Bamby working in the studio...