Man! France is a beautiful city and I was lucky enough to explore in a non-traditional way, on a motor bike! As we roll through the city the journey ends with meeting the Eiffel tower for the first time! Thanks to HIM for taking me around on the bike. Shot Bill Paladino for catching some of that beginning footage! And much love to the city of Paris. I shot and produced this video. I also produced the music as well!
We returned back to Paris for one last rendezvous. We spent a 2 nights and a day and not one minute was wasted. The night before our big French Promo run I got a chance to check out the Eiffel Tower up close and personal. I even took to the streets on a scooter. I got an Awesome video coming soon of that. France was built to be the most beautiful city in the world and it is not shy of that at all. When I finally got to see the Eiffel Tower in person, I must say it takes your breath away. The Eiffel tower is one of the most recognized structures in the world. It was built as the entrance arch to the 1889’s world fair. It doesn’t disappoint. I even got a chance to lie down right underneath the tower and look straight up. What a feeling! I got a pretty cool video of doing this which is also coming in a separate post. Later that night Wiz brought the gang out to celebrate a great European run.
The next day was filled with TV/Radio appearances. We went to the legendary urban station Generations 88.2, the big pop station Aldo 97.8, and another return back to Skyrock. Wiz did several interviews for blogs and magazines throughout the day and we ended with a live TV performance of Roll up and Black and Yellow and a very popular show called “Le Grand Journal.” I was told that it has 4-6 Million Viewers nightly! Amazing! Click the Link below to watch our performances on French TV.
To end it all I got a chance to rock a bar in Paris Called Zero Zero. I had a chance to play some funky tunes for the Locals. I don’t speak French but I was talking to them through music to end my last night in Europe! Check out my pics below! I got some France vids coming so look out for that!
Got to shout my new friends in Paris! Big up to my dood Hîm who was my official tour guide. Also my party pals Sylvia and Karen! And of course the city and people of Paris. It’s a beautiful city with beautiful people and I can’t wait to come back!!! I got tons of pics and goodies on the way…
Arc de Triomphe: View from a scooter
Lying underneath the Eiffel Tower
Hugging the Eiffel Tower, Best Friends
Even Better Friends.
Wiz rocking the smile
Rolling Papers came out last week in Paris
American radio meet French radio
On set at “Le Grand Journal“
While in Europe I kept getting texts and tweets about us on MTV U. I didn’t get a chance to check em out til now! So now i share with you! It’s crazy how good it can look on TV, not that we didn’t look good already 😉 These shows took place in Baltimore at the Pier. Enjoy!
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Check out the young homie Mack MIller!
So much history in this city! Wow! Berlin! This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. We spent a day-in-a-half in this city and I definitely got to do a range of things and hang with so great people. Oh yeah, we rocked the hell out of Berlin! We played a the C-Club sold it out and rocked it. Again. I’m still so amazed about the fans out in Europe they really rep the gang. I had a chance to explore Berlin. Checked out pieces of the Berlin Wall, saw some famous Landmarks (which are really hard to say and spell… lol) did some local boutique shopping, and even enjoyed some German Beer! I think the most memorable thing of Berlin were meeting some of the locals and learning much about the history of the city. From its Golden era in the 20’s, through the World War’s, and the rising and falling of the Berlin Wall, Berlin offers such a story of humanity, hardship, and triumph. All this leads to it being the city it is today. (I really sound like I know what I’m talking about.)
I got to shout out my man Gabriel and the lovely Emily who were my local tour guides. ALso got to give a big shout out to the Beatnuts… Yes, the legendary hip hop group! Had a chance to kick it with them and they also came to see young Wiz and the gang perform. Check out my Pics and video below of course. I got to capture a fan from the states and Berlin who play for the American Football team in Berlin. Believe it or not their colors are Black and Yellow!
Crowd is out early!
Wiz Rockin’ It
From inside the Sony Center
Me and the Legendary Beatnuts!
Pieces of the Berlin Wall
Such dope art everywhere!
Shopping doesn’t suck in Berlin
Back to the UK… After a couple shows in Paris we hoped back on the tour bus and made our way to Manchester! Manchester is a few hours form London and from the little time I was there it was pretty nice! Although Manchester United was playing the last game of the season, we had a 2800 sell out crowd. It was an amazing night. My man DJ Snips from London opened the night. He definitely shut it down. I got to interview Dj Snips and he a seasoned vet. Hopefully I can post the interview in a few days. Then Wretch 32, a very popular UK rapper, killed it on stage. Check the partial performance I taped for his hit single “Traktor.” The track is dope and his message to the UK crowd is even doper after the performance! What’s crazy about tour so far is that the easiest thing is the performing. Everything else leading to that is hectic. Traveling, getting Wiz in and out of places. eating good food, etc. It’s hectic. And the comfort zone is performing. I’ve said it before but it’s so mind blowing to think that a kid like me, who loved music growing up, found a love for djing, and now I’m playing with one of the biggest artist of the year in different cities all over Europe…. BAM… Enjoy the pics and Video
Me and Wretch 32 (Three-Two)
Dj Snips one of the UK’s finest!
Hanging with the smocals…
2nd Day in Paris and I always feel like there is not enough time. 1st you have to deal with the Jet Lag and sleeping most of the day. I was able to get up at a half decent hour and check out a few things before heading to the Bataclan. The Bataclan is a well known venue in Paris. Lots o’ people have rocked the spot. And yes, add us to the list.
So before heading down I walked down Champs–Élysées which is a street in Paris with ridiculous shopping. They have all the high end stores you can think of including the flagship store for Louis Vutton. I also saw the Arc de Triomphe, which is the big arch thingy in the middle of the street. I caught a glimpse of the Effiel Tower and peeked my head into the Louis Vutton store. I got some cool shots below. As for the Bataclan? I tell you it was the hottest venue I have ever played at. In fact between you and me we had to rush the end of our show cut a song and a few versus out cause it the heat was unbearable! People were passing out. Bill Paladino our videographer and photographer couldn’t even shoot cause the lens would instantaneously fog up. What was great, of course, were the fans. Crazy as ever, singing every word! Check out my video below of the line going into Bataclan way before the show started. We will returning to Paris this Wed, where I hope I can get a close up of the Eiffel Tower and scarf a crepe. Word on the street is I’ll be playing a set at a bar… Details to come! Over all Paris is the shit. Beautiful city! A place where you take your woman and be romantic… ahhhh Paris!
The Bataclan Before the Madness
They asked me if I wanted that bloody… I said no…
It speaks for itself
Rostrum Hall of Fame…
A French Hip-Hop Act Triptik…
Fuuuuudge… Almost caught up and I’m getting a little beat up from all the traveling, BUT loving every minute of it. I’ve never been to Paris ever! The Lourve, The Eiffel Tower, the big arch thingy in the middle of the street, french fries, these are all the things I’ve seen growing up and I get to see them with my own eyes. Well not all of it. We had 2 shows in Paris, jet lag, and a busy schedule to tend to while here. But luckily we will be returning to Paris on Wed. I did however get a nice small taste of Paris in these 2 days. The first day was a busy one. As soon as we arrived to Paris off to Skyrock which is the famous rap station in Paris. Wiz did an interview and an in studio performance. Wiz and the gang even got to smoke IN THE STUDIO. This blew my mind. I work for a radio station in PGH and I couldn’t even imagine anyone smoking weed in the studio, except for Sean McDowell. We then headed to our first show at in Paris at Le Maroquinerie. The capacity for the venue was about 500 people. It was nice intimate setting for the fans. The room was packed. I mean, imagine if you been following Wiz for years in Paris. This is your absolute first time to see him live and in person. The place was mad! Look below for videos from BIG AD of our performance! After the show we had an after party at Sens. The shit was CRAAZZZY…. I got tons of pics from the whole day over 100 photos to look at so make sure you take a peek! Coming soon to djbonics.com is day 2. A little sight seeing and a very hot second show!
– I ran into my man @darujones he is the drummer for Black Milk and Talib Kweli.
– Rakim was staying at the hotel and I got a pic
– Eating french fries in France
We stayed a really cool hotel called Mama Shelter. This was their elevator.
Yes Wiz is smoking weed in the Skyrock Studios
Cool DJ Guy!
@benjybenjy looks serious on the mic
This is our European tour manager. He is from Scotland and I would trust him with my life.
WIz is memorizing…
Crazy ass crowd. This was our first time performing in France, ever!
Shout to Jenesis Magazine… Reppin’ all the way in Paris…
My brother @darujones
The Legendary Rakim – (the soon to be legendary) Bonics
Amsterdam… Ahhh yes Amsterdam. We took a 1 day trip to Amsterdam to do the show and of course do what they do in in this fine city. I’ve been before but this is the first time Wiz and the Gang got to experience Holland. Of course we hit a Coffee Shop, The Red Light District, and of course rocked a show. We played at Melkweg and of course it was another sold out show. This show was unbelievable! People call Wiz a legend in Amsterdam and they sure reacted like it at the show. Wiz even came out to Still Blazin’ with a GIANGANTIC doobie. I got OVER 70 pics of Amsterdam so check out the photo Gallery below!!! Also check out the vids from TaylorGangNL
Some Highlights from Amsterdam
– Well being in Amsterdam with Wiz is a highlight. But being with Wiz everyday is like being in Amsterdam.
– Meeting with some old friends and new friends. Shout to Ibtisam, Megan, and Dj Cliffhanger
– Coffee Shops…. Yes….
Wiz and Amber
Bikes, Bikes, Bikes, Bikes, Bikes, Bikes! Everybody
Wiz at the Bull Dog Coffee Shop
New and Old Friends!
Getting jiggy with it… Who still says jiggy?
Melkweg: The Venue in Amsterdam
That is a doobie… yes, a doobie…
Trying to catch up today! Our 2nd show in London crazy. We performed at the London Forum. By day 4 I’m starting to realize the fans are crazy out here! Fans camped out in front of our hotel waiting to get a picture or just a glimpse of Wiz (and me of course). The London Forum was nuts. We have a new stage lighting show that we used here in London. Full screens and lighting. Bonkers… I have a few pics from the day and the show and a nice little video with some Wiz Fans.
Will and I Sound check at the London Forum
Wiz and the fans at the Forum
Big Crowd at the forum
On day 3 of our European tour we did our first official show at the Empire at Shepard’s Bush. There was lot’s of excitement building to this day and I must say the crowd came out to support. I know there is the internet and everything but it blows my mind that people half way around the world know and are passionate about your music. I didn’t know what to expect and needless to say it was bonkers. An added bonus to the whole thing is that i got to meet up with my cousin VITA who is from the Philippines. This is like the 4th time that we have met and I’m glad that she is able to see me perform. Day 3 was a success. Below are some shots from the night. The pics from the show were taken by my cousin who is barely 5ft.. haha.. and she did a great job dealing with that crowd to get her cousin a few pics. We also got to go shopping around London and of course shopping was great, except those euro sizes…. not flattering…
Back Stage Foolery…
Shepard’s Bush Empire!!!
Friendly Face in the Building…
My beautiful cousin Vita!