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...i scream bars for the children...

by Bambu

Bambu's second solo album …i scream bars for the children, a bracing, emotional, and oftentimes, lighthearted account of his experiences as an organizer, a nationalist, and a representative of collective struggle.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. I Scream
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2. Chairman Mao
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3. The Love
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4. Pull It Back
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5. Truth Serum
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6. The Morning After
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7. Riches To Rags (with Kronik Plague)
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8. Fuck Yeah
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9. Beach Cruising
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10. Crack Talk (with Roscoe Umali and Eye A Sage)
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11. Home Cooked (with Geologic, Kiwi, and Kuttin Kandi)
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12. Guerra (with Quetzal)
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13. Life In Rewind
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14. Nicole
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15. Jeepney (with Farmer John)
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16. Always All Day
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17. East L.A. Story (with Panama)
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18. Gunshots (with Kiwi)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
For some artists, making music is an escape from reality. For Bambu, it’s an opportunity to change the world. As a young boy raised in the Watts District of Los Angeles in the early 80s, there was equal parts tragedy and inspiration to draw upon. The oldest male of his family to make it past a violent death, Bambu became an unwitting participant in a lifestyle that many rappers glorify, but rarely experience. “The gang culture, the ‘street mentality’ that everyone talks about, I grew up with those codes, so it’s second nature to me.” A product of a broken home as well, Bambu learned to stop wasting his potential against his own community and began to change himself. Turning his destructive energy around and applying it to music was easy for Bambu, who was clever, resourceful, and remarkably literate as a youngster. Between ’92 and ’96 he joined friendly rap collectives. But it wasn’t until he joined the Bamboo Brigade, and later the Poorhouse Projekts that he started making a name for himself in the underground hip hop scene. In 2002, he released his debut solo album, self untitled…, that he began to receive incredible critical acclaim. The LP earned him write-ups in Jointz and Urb, and also linked him to his future partner-in-rhyme, Kiwi. They created the group Native Guns – an homage to the book Native Sons by James Baldwin, and the early 90s rap collective Native Tongues. Both Kiwi and Bambu were advocates of indigenous struggles, and armed self-defense, and they recorded the mixtape Stray Bullets Vol.1 in 2004, and the album Barrel Men in 2006. Native Guns continue to tour the country performing their songs to audiences who embrace their mix of great music as well as political accountability. On April 29th, the 15th Anniversary of the L.A. riots, Bambu is releasing his second solo album …i scream bars for the children, a bracing, emotional, and oftentimes, lighthearted account of his experiences as an organizer, a nationalist, and a representative of collective struggle. “My politics play a huge part in my life, therefore, my life plays a huge part in my music. What’s even more admirable is the connection that his music makes to the larger community. “I just want people to hear my music and question what is going on in the world.


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Baba Zoom

AHHH YEAH REAL MUSIC REAL HIP HOP
This is definetly quality vibrant hip hop...certified..great representation of uncut hip hop..I heard some of their music on Divine Forces Radio..Bigg UPP

dove16

A combination of lyrical skills, quality content, and fresh beats...
This is an album that you can listen to all the way through! there's a message, lesson, and personal story in each song. My favorite tracks that you must check out are: (#2)Chairman Mao, (#15)Jeepney, (#9)Beach Cruising, and (#11)Home Cooked with Kiwi and Geologic.

james

love the movement!!!
SICCCKKK!!!

isato

REAL
Heard Native Guns and thought they were aiight, CDBaby led me to Bambu as a similar artist so I decided to sample this CD. After hearing Chairman Mao (#2), Truth Serum (#5), Home Cooked (#11) and Jeepney (#15) I had to get the album. It's rare, especially in the mainstream albums out right now, for a CD to have more than even one or two good songs.

charles vela

Real and Deeply Defined
Bambu, he tells it like it is. His style of music is easily visulaized, by listening to his words in every track it almost seems like your right there at that time. This the kind of music that i play at certain parties, and i like it when people who has not heard of Bambu's Music and i'd tell them who it is, so a times i'd have an extra and just give it to them.. its just a good feeling when other people starts to like and enjoy the music that Bambu makes. He really does speak real things like the way the world is and the way our people are being treated by government acts. So Big Up's and mad Props..Mabuhay.!!

Jason Gandia

AWESOMELICIOUS, KABOOM UR MIND? cant find the words to describe this GR888 ALBUM
I 1ove this album like i 1ove NAS'z new album. BAMBU spits flows that put out HOT FIYA. His lyrics tied in with the ill beats are sick with wITh. fo sho cop this album and get educated on the r3@L GAME. BAMBU is a MC, LYRICIST, slash INNOVAter, REVOLUTIONIST, slash RAW MEAT fo YO SUSHI A$$.

Jason Gandia

AWESOMELICIOUS, KABOOM UR MIND? cant find the words to describe this GR888 ALBUM
I 1ove this album like i 1ove NAS'z new album. BAMBU spits flows that put out HOT FIYA. His lyrics tied in with the ill beats are sick with wITh. fo sho cop this album and get educated on the r3@L GAME. BAMBU is a MC, LYRICIST, slash INNOVAter, REVOLUTIONIST, slash RAW MEAT fo YO SUSHI A$$.

Brad at CD Baby


Conscious rap lives. With so many of hip hop's detractors voicing their concerns (and at times, rightfully so) about the deterioration of rap and it's accompanying culture, it's great to see an MC shining some light through the dark. Having witnessed first hand the troubling underbelly of the street life, this LA Filipino artist has made a positive change in his life and he's focused on encouraging others to do the same. Far from being preachy, this is true school hip hop that is sincere in its pragmatism and never self-serving, kicking knowledge that is based in common sense and mutual respect. Thematically, the songs are serious as far as the issues they address, but the beats retain a chill West Coast vibe that keeps the grooves in the forefront. Boasting 18 tracks, this album is a dense journey, spanning from bouncy tracks with concise narratives to darker flows that border on revolutionary ideals. The sincerity in his words speaks volumes, and it's damn refreshing to hear an MC who tells it like it is when you can rest assured that it's truth straight from the heart.

Jilsia Gonzalez

Making Hip Hop more that music!!
Bambu is one of those artist that makes you relize why mc's spit. He takes you back to when hip hop was actually an outlet for people that had something to say. Back when mc's were telling a story. And he tells his from begining to end. Tells it in such a way that makes you feel it to your core. There is no surgar coating or going around any subject. One of the best purchases you can make. And he is the shit live!!!

Jay Bee

Devistatingly Raw
Bambu is an incredible story teller with intense emotion in his speech. This is one of the best albums I've purchased recently. You should definetly buy this album, you will be blown away! The Sprinkles at the end of the album are truth!!
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