Just got back from the 2nd HOLY SHIP! and I'm really, really tired haha but oh well. S/O to the homies at THE WELL LA blog for letting me drop some knowledge + photos + vids. Enjoy these brain farts from another crazy voyage on the Seven Seas. Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!
So, this time around, it was even crazier than previous HOLY SHIP! experiences. In the past, it was just once a year... then it became two voyages a year (1 in January then another in February)... Well, this time around, Poseidon himself decided that I was to join the life of Aquaman and live on the boat for about 9 days. DUDE. That's craze. But, I do love my SHIPFAM and my HARDFEST Fam... so I was like FUCK IT. Let's keep this shit goingggggg. So, on that note, I'm gonna do it like the last ship post and I'm gonna show you some shit. CLICK THIS BIG GLENJAMN THING TO GO THE YOUTUBE TREASURE TROVE...
Alright, I'm about to board a flight to NYC to shoot this tight trade show called MAN / WOMAN (but that's another tale for a different day)... meanwhile, here's another recap of some rad moments/things/whateves that happened on tha ship again! I literally got off the boat for like 30 minutes and reboarded the boat and got back to my cabin and went back to ship mode.
TOP MOMENTS + COOL SHIT FROM HOLY SHIP! 9.0:
1) S/O AGAIN TO THE SHIPFAM & THEIR CRAZY GETUPS
YOOOOOOOO, I have to give it up to the SHIPFAM one more time. They are people that sign up on a waiting list (sometimes for a couple years) before they get to board the ship of their dreams. They are ravers of all walks of life wanting to go IN for 5 days nonstop (trust me I seen some shit). And after spending a shit ton of dough to travel and ride a crui$e ship... they are all about it AND then some. They are here w/ extra checked luggage full of crazy ass costumes and shit. Here are some looks I saw even though I saw a grippppp.
2) THEE MIKE B = #SHIPGOD
OK, what you have to realize is that THEE MIKE B is one of my best friends in the world and I truly would not be doing any tight shit in my life if it wasn't for Mike's cosign. I've written about his legendary status in previous #TBT posts, but seriously man, seeing this fool on the boat just soak up the energy and the vibes and transmogrify that into his version w/ tight music and endless puns and magnified vibes that he just attracts nothing but good energy.
I saw this fool throw a party on the SPICE H20 deck (arguably the best deck on the boat) and he attracted this crazy crowd of peeps that just vibed off of him. He knows all the legends on the boat and is already respected by the heads that fucking KNOW WHAT'S UP. So, anyways, it was really really tight that Mike was on the boat and that his party was referred thereon as "THEE MIKE B'S PRIVATE ISLAND PARTY" (even though it wasn't on a private island). I declare that he needs to be on every boat everywhere from now on. HOW FUCKIN TITE IS THAT? SO TITE THAT I ALSO MADE A GALLERY OF SOME PHOTOS OF THE #SHIPGOD.
3) DJ CRAZE ON CDJS OMFG!
OK, this is on some very rare shit type shit. So, DJ Craze, the DMC legend and dude that's been reppin the vinyl/serato/traktor/whatever setup (if you're into DJ type knowledge it's big) and has been scratching on them bitches since whenever... well, he rarely, if ever, uses CDJs... and guess what, he was vibing at Mike's party so hard and didn't see any serato setup that he was like, fuckit (got a quick tutorial from Mike) and then he just went in like a natural Frenchman on the CDJs. Maybe he'll have lighter backpacks from now on ;)
So, for the last couple of voyages, Gary aka Destructo, would start having these sets at around 5:30AM until the sun came up and then playing on until people started to wind down (usually around 10AM)... Well, this was a really good one on the 9.0 boat, and it had a lot of homies join in on the fun. My new homie Griz (s/o my homie from the airport last year MUZZY BEARR!) saxed his way along w/ some classic tunes that Gary was playing with none other than the legend, DOC MARTIN!!! Dude, what a way to bring in the sunrise. CHOONZ & LEGENDZ
S/O TO RAVE GRANDMA THO
5) FEMALE DJ RESPEK
I was raised by a single mother and I fully respect all women that kill it in whatever the fuck they wanna do. These are some really rad DJs that happen to be women (S/O to Hannah Rad, Louisahhh!, Gina Turner, Anna Lunoe, Nina LV + more on the last boat!)... so on that S/O tip, MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO KIM ANN FOXMAN, MAYA JANE COLES, J. PHLIP, MIJA + the rest for being so rad :)
6) LEGENDS ON LEGENDS ON LEGENDS
Yo, I know that for most of the fools that go on the ship, they're there to see the up and coming risers in the scene... but for a guy like me that's been on all of the ships, I wanna see some underground legends if they are on the same ship as me. So, I paid my respect to the GODS: FELIX DA HOUSECAT + #MRKOOLAID + MARQUES WYATT + DOC MARTIN + FATBOY SLIM. THESE DUDES ARE GODS.
Don't worry there are chicks on the boat ;)
8) DON'T FORGET THE 9.0 REUNION VIBES!
Like I said on the 8.0 boat... some times Glenny needs to get some facetime w/ his long lost buds and buds-to-be on this boat b/c we all in this together ;)
One thing most people don't know on the cruise ship is that Destructo usually has this meeting at the beginning of the voyage w/ the artists and he goes on the mic and gives them the safety info and basically a welcome to the artists about to embark on this journey together. Then he usually ends the speech with, "I highly encourage artists on here to jump on each others' sets and do B2Bs and stuff b/c the ship is a place where special stuff like this can happen" (quoting as accurately as I can remember). So with that said... here are some vids of an epic...
10) S/O TO THE SQUADS AND THE SPECIAL #SHIPFAM MOMENTS <3
SOMETIMES... THE SHIPFAM MOMENTS ARE JUST SO DAMN SWEET. The homie, Subset, (an OG Shipper turned billed DJ on tha boat) did a very sweet thing for these freshmen shippers in the Golden years of their lives :) So tite. Please watch!
OK, I have a million more photos and videos and shit, but I'm super tired and just you gotta make it on the boat one day. It's CRAZY/TITE/WEIRD/AWESOME/AMAZING/HOLY!
TIL NEXT TIME LAND LUBBERS...