Bambu links up once again with PNC Prometheus Brown (of Blue Scholars fame) under the guise of The Bar and are gearing up to release Barkada. The new LP, which follows on the heels of 2011’s Prometheus Brown & Bambu Walk Into a Bar will be out March 11th through Beatrock Music.
Up top is the video for one of the singles, “Coming to America” which was shot in my neighborhood of Kalihi, Hawaii (aka “our ghetto”).
Barkada ranks among the most important contributions to hip hop, landing somewhere between Nas’ Illmatic and Y’all So Stupid’s Van Full of Pakistans. Furthermore, it is the finest expression of drunken warrior Filipino uncle-hood since the rise of pre-Born Again Manny Pacquiao. Throughout the album, Prometheus Brown and Bambu simultaneously delve heavily and lightheartedly through such topics as police brutality, cockfighting, substance abuse and lusting after your mom’s friends in your pre-adolescence. Production on the album is handled by DJ Nphared (Grynch, Sol), Justo (The Physics), Bean One (Dyme Def, Black Sheep), 6Fingers, Chops (Mountain Brothers), Osna & Anton Glamb with features from Thig Nat of The Physics, Dash Calzado & Hollis of The Flavr Blue and that one song with Macklemore and Schoolboy Q.