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2K12 JUICEBOXXX YEAR IN REVIEW

(PHOTO BY MIRI MATSUFUJI)

2K12 HAS BEEN A WILD YEAR. ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE NEVERENDING SAGA THAT IS MY FUCKED UP LIFE AS JUICEBOXXX AND I KEEP ON RUNNING. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH? I KEEP ON RUNNING.

CHECK OUT A LIST OF THINGS I DID THIS YEAR “AFTER THE JUMP”. ENERGY DRINKS, MUSIC, CULTURE, TOURING. ALL THAT AND MORE. THIS IS IT MAN, THE TIME HAS COME. 2K12 YEAR IN REVIEW, JUICEBOXXX STYLE.

I DON’T WANNA GO INTO THE DARKNESS

THIS YEAR I FINALLY RELEASED AN LP. IT IS CALLED “I DON’T WANNA GO INTO THE DARKNESS” AND IT IS 10 TRACKS OF AMERICAN RAP ROCK ABOUT GROWING UP AND FREAKING OUT. THINK BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SUICIDE, PUBLIC ENEMY, RICK RUBIN, THE STOOGES, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, ROD LEE, CHEAP TRICK. VICE LIKED IT.

“I DON’T WANNA GO INTO THE DARKNESS” CAME OUT ON VINYL ON JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD’S LABEL INFINITY CAT AND ON CASSETTE ON GNAR TAPES OUT OF PORTLAND. CHECK THE SIDEBAR TO BUY. BUT OFFICIALLY IT WAS RELEASED (DIGITAL/CD STYLE) BY MY NEW LABEL. WHICH BRINGS ME TO…

ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE

IN 2K12 I STARTED A NO-RULES FUCKED STYLE ROMP THRU MUSIC, CULTURE AND MEDIA THAT HAS NO BEGINNING AND NO END. I CALL IT THUNDER ZONE. CHECK OUT A FORBES ARTICLE ABOUT IT.

FIRST RELEASE WAS A 7 INCH BY SOUTHERN RAP LEGENDS G-SIDE. STICKERS AND MORE RECORDS FOLLOWED (BY ENERGY DRINK AMERICANA RAGERS 2 TON BUG AND JUICEBOXXX). I DID A LIMITED EDITION SHIRT WITH MYSTERIOUS VA RAPPER LIL’ UGLY MANE THAT SOLD OUT IN AN HOUR, BUT I HAVEN’T EVEN BEGUN TO TALK ABOUT THE “FLAGSHIP” PRODUCT OF THUNDER ZONE, THE GLUE THAT HOLDS IT ALL TOGETHER: THUNDER ZONE ENERGY DRINK.

THUNDER ZONE ENERGY DRINK

IN MY MIND, A COOL MODERN RECORD LABEL SHOULD PROBABLY BE PUTTING OUT ENERGY DRINKS IN ADDITION TO MUSIC AND TEE SHIRTS, RIGHT? ENTER THUNDER ZONE. I WON’T BORE YOU WITH HOW I GOT HERE, BUT I DID IT AND I MADE IT AND IT EXISTS (REORDER SOON) LIKE SLIME THAT YOU CAN PUMP INTO YOUR BODY IN ORDER TO PARTY BETTER. INTERVIEW I DID ABOUT THE ENERGY DRINK.

I DO WEIRD PROJECTS LIKE THIS BECAUSE THEY MAKE ME EXCITED. THAT IS THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF IT MAN. SOLD THESE MOTHERFUCKERS ON THE ROAD AND THE KIDS ATE IT UP FROM THE HEARTLAND TO JAPAN. AND THAT BRING ME TO JUICEBOXXX LIVE, 2K12 STYLE.

HARD NOSE THE HIGHWAY

IN 2K12 I PUSHED THINGS INTO A NEW ZONE. I STARTED THE YEAR PLAYING GIGS WITH MICHAL VIDAL FROM ABE VIGODA ON GUITAR AND KYLE MABSON BEHIND THE “TURNTABLES”. FOR THE LAST SHOW OF THE RUN WE ENLISTED BJ FROM HEALTH TO PLAY DRUMS AND FUCKING JAMMED THINGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

FROM THERE I SPENT THE SUMMER IN THE HEARTLAND TOURING WITH A CRACK UNIT OF ROCKERS FEATURING WILLY D ON GUITAR AND TONY D ON DRUMS. WE HIT THE ROAD, DOING DATES WITH RAPPER FAT TONY AND ROCKERS JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN, EVERY NIGHT WE PUT IT ON THE LINE IN THE NAME OF THAT THING WE CALL “AMERICAN MUSIC”. GOOD INTERVIEW I DID WITH MISHKA THAT TOUCHES ON ALL THIS AND MORE.

IN OCTOBER I TOURED JAPAN FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW. THIS ONE WAS ON ANOTHER LEVEL OF INSANITY. WITH WILLY D ON GUITAR AND RYO FROM TOKYO BAND GAGAKIRISE ON DRUMS, I HAD A POWERFUL RAP ROCK UNIT BEHIND ME AND WE TOOK NO PRISONERS. I HAVE VAGUE MEMORIES OF LICKING POCARRI SWEAT OFF THE GROUND AT MULTIPLE SHOWS. SAY WHAT?!?!

(PHOTO BY MIRI MATSUFUJI)

AFTER YEARS OF FREAKING OUT WITH AN IPOD IT FEELS REALLY POSITIVE TO PLAY WITH A REAL ROCK AND ROLL BAND. TO BE HONEST I’M JUST TRYING TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MY HEROES LIKE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND AND PUBLIC ENEMY. MEGA JUICEBOXXX FEATURE FOR SUPERCHIEF.

2K12 WAS A WILD YEAR AND I HAD MY UPS AND DOWNS BUT I’M STILL HERE, LIVING MY LIFE AND “DOING THE DAMN THING” THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW. EVERY DAY IS A NEW CHANCE FOR ROCK AND ROLL AND I’M SIKED FOR THE NEW YEAR.


OH, AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT THAT THUNDER ZONE RADIO. STARTED DOING THIS LOW KEY PROJECT IN JULY AND I’M REALLY SIKED WITH THE FEELING THAT IT TRANSMITS. ALREADY I’VE HAD MINI-MIXES FROM WHITE RAINBOW, JUBILEE, KYLE MABSON, SEBASTIAN DEM PASSWORDS AND SCHWARZ. MUSIC FROM THE THUNDER ZONE AND BEYOND, FUNKMASTER FLEX MEETS JOHN PEEL.

IN 2K13 THUNDER ZONE IS GOING TO KEEP THE BALL ROLLING AND PUT OUT THE BEST IN SUBURBAN FREAKOUT INSANITY. I’M DOING A NEW MIXTAPE, NEW SINGLES. WHO KNOWS. THE YEAR IS YOUNG. I’M WRITING A LOT OF MUSIC THAT I’M REALLY SIKED ABOUT.

IF YOU NEED ME MAN YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME. OUTSIDE THE LINES, ON THE EDGE OF TOWN. IN MY OWN ZONE: THE THUNDER ZONE. HAPPY NEW YEARS KIDS.

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