Wednesday, January 28, 2009

a break...


Charlie Vallejo is a mild-mannered, 20 year old Filipino American, going through something that most college aged students often go through, a break in relationship. Almost like a black hole in dating, the breakee doesn't really know where the couple stands. Break, time-off, space, or whatever you call it, that's what Kailin Villa Cruz, tells Charlie she wants right now. So does Charlie just give up and move on? Well he goes hermit style for awhile, but his life is reawakened when he goes back to his hometown, Sunnyvale, for Christmas break and finds his best friend, Lewis Tran, at his door. The Vietnamese kid with a plan for every situation doesn't make any exceptions here, as he tells Charlie that it's time to go. Parties, poker, basketball, and just kickin' it with the crew get Charlie back into gear. In comes Jesse De Los Santos, a girl that Lewis refers to as, hot sizzle. This isn't your everyday girl next door. She knows what she wants and right now, that's Charlie. At the same time, Kailin is told straight up by Crstine Pena, her close friend, that breaks are nothing more, but a coward way of ending a relationship. Always very protective of Kailin, Crstine lays down the facts cold and doesn't hold back on being blunt about every situation. The crossroads that the two faces is one that is glazed over by uncertainty, despair, and misunderstanding, but underneath all that lies the chance of coming back together.

now why you wanna go n do dat dat dat


Lately i been real urked by people name dropping which made me check myself to try n figure why i had such an issue wit it. What I ended come up with was that if your about good things name dropping is just connecting with like minds that you know who have made it to the top, but if you just tryna make yo self look cool, or get in somebodies pants, name dropping is ridiculous....

Krish had a good write up about it...i don't think the link works but try clicking here

Anyway i wrote a lil flo bout that ish...peep what other people think about the concept of name dropping:


2 sho's 2 go 2 that go

Just saw this on Bam's blog FEB 28th
WRENAGADE says go2thesho mayyyne!

the other 1 @ IMIX BOOKSTORE check check it out

ya can't miss it, ill be ther,
And a big thank you to Ise for his powerful
words at the Oscar Grant Rally!!!

February's Looken mighty finnne...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

...last of a dyeing breed...

Since as long as I can remember I have identified as the "last of a dyeing breed" so its hard to specifically pin point why I claim this. I can chop it up to having native ancestry, and being different, growing up in Oakland and seeing death, and for being a lyricist-writer-artist. I am a bird the last of a rare dyeing breed. Sometimes I notice people are intimidated by our species, they question how we do everything with a smile, how good things come our way, how we create, how we stay on our grind. That is cause the breed that is not extinct that thrives in these time is the Haters-they come in all colors, ages , and politics. I believe in oneness, so I don't like to put folks in categories but I cannot relate to anyone who would rather see someone fall then to see em rise, I wish no bad on nobody, all I wanna do is see us as a people-freedom fighter creative minds-make it to the top....


Monday, January 26, 2009

...the ones you bumped when you was a youngin...

Pharcyde - Passin Me By - Pharcyde
Listening to this music got me thinking bout the young Wren...

Could not get enough Push Pops...

Loved me some b-ball

...and doodled on the regular...

All while listening to that funky muzic!
TLC - Creep - Jigdo


sprinkle me - e-40

Sunday, January 25, 2009

blinded by the light...

the flick above is Jay, i love this guy, hes my lil soldier...
i kicked it wit this kid a lot when i was in the TOwn.
There's something so refreshing about that young energy.
He will tell you exactly how he feels and what he wants from you,
and he will shine a flash light in his face if that's what he wantst to do,
he don't care if you think he's crazy cause he's having fun...

back to Skooolio!

after a much needed trip back to my homeland of Oakland I am back down in Long Beach. I start school manana and I am just getting back into the swing of things. While I was in Oakland I got to connect with some homeboys n homegirls who i been known, and made some new connects as well. I had planned on working at a non profit in the city, but when that fell thru the universe provided a whole lot of thangs for me to dig my fingas into. From organizing with my sisters and CAPE to bring justice for Oscar Grant, to all the art projects that are in the works, to recording at KPFA, and getting back into music. The people that I connected with influeced my mentality and allowed me to see things in a positive light again. I welcome Sincere my god daughter into the world, who is so beautiful and I am going to miss her and the whole fam bam...

I am all about like minds connecting and if you don't already know I am alway down to collab witcha on any level. After getting a little attention for speaking out and making art and performing, a lot of people were reaching out to me for advice. Some folks I was never able to get back to but know that when I get the chance I am always down to share my experience and any knowledge or advice I have to offer. Heres my last cheers for a while-2 Like minds, good rimes, new life, and honoring those who rise in peace, the sky's the limits.

Saturday, January 24, 2009



Oakland's own Jennifer Johns is as fly as it gets.
Her words, songs, and hard work, up lift the local communty,
and the world. She represents true Hip Hop at its best, and is repping for the ladies in a major way, as a creative mind on her grind. Her talent has granted her much success as she tours the world, yet some how stays grounded down to earth, and honorably real. Recently she was part of the organizing for the local protests honoring Oscar Grant who was murdered by a BART police on New Years Eve at Fruitvale Bart Station. From the stage to the rally's her voice can be heard and lets listen!

"Jennifer Johns can do nada wrong
with pipes and wisdom
to make anyone wanna listen
I could go on all day
cause she is fly in hella ways
and shes got beauty for days
Repping the Bay
in the most ridiculous way
go head lady!"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Free Style Friday

I rolled down from the town listening to musica
Flowing and Listening Singing....

Got to Long BEach and peeped this

Best Freestyle i seen in a minute (Orukusaki 1st Battle'er)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


this shit goes...made in less than a week this is a dope song dope video and the new anthem for all of us who are sick of pigs killing us by the one and only ISE LYFE!!!!

David Banner speaking on it too:


This might be spoken on KPFA Next Friday, shout out to the folks at KPFA and OFF THE CHAINS RADIO I look forward to collabing in the future :


that women
that women
that women

Im that Sister that is quick to give you a complement
And will ride for my sisters whether they'd do the same or not
We, us women should be united and fighting together for what
We believe which is us being free and treated equally
Whether you sport a tube top in the winter thats real lo all exposed
or a splinter couldn't touch you cause you got baggy clothes hooded cloaks
Either way we should not be labeled as hoes
For being who we are, and i know we all got a scar
I got one on my torso, from the first time
I was called a bitch cause i didn't let him hit it
and a bruise on my leg from when
I didn't give him my digits when he tried to holla
So he decided to talk hella shit but to these lame dudes
Yall no yall need to quit it, and come respectful wit it.


I ain't the other women
ain't haten on them but im the wifey type
the never slept in nobody bed but my own
but those other fools wasn't sleepn but you know
But this ain't just about judgement, er labels and boxes
that men put on us women and all that damn criticism
imposed on me and all my sisters

Im that Girl quick to call out a playa playa that be claiming to be a lady lover
Honey you don't love her if you just get yo'd break hearts and slam the door
You creep and seep into the hearts of these girls and think cause
You don't hit her or call her a hoe that you was
doing her right, please i ain't a hater but
If you treat my sister wrong ima call you out
But sometimes it seems like no matter how much i shout
I am just screaming into the wind
And nobody is gonna hear me
No matter how articulate i am and how clearly
I speak it goes in one ear and out the other
When a women be speaking about her struggles


Im that bitch that tries not to say the b word
well depends tho sometimes bitch ain't a word that stings
Like you can call me Oaklands baddest Bitch that sings
Yeah thats cool but the minute you flip it and call a sis
some negative shit wit that word in it
Ima have ta introduce you to my fist haha
or better yet you call me a bitch
You can get bitch slapped
Please don't use those words that trap
Please don't put me in no boxes
im claustrophobic and that's obnoxious
cause i am so much more
than these labels you put on me
like a bitch or a whore
and the last time i checked
with the exception of girls that turn tricks
to feed they kids and pay the rent
There are way more men who be whoring
and sleeping around so put those labels down

I am that women that can play ball
Used to kick it in the hall
Late to class but always stay wit class
Speaking for the mass of us sisters
that r sick of being dissed
uh do you get the picture
Alright cool now i can conversate wit cha
And our words can connect and grow
I hope my future daughter
will not be robbed of her pride
by whistles and disses and haterade
from a brother of another mother

Yeah I'm dat Women Phenomenally fly
Naturally and Factually
I speak louder when surrounded by guys
Cause i know they gon try to outspeak me
But my voice may be higher or squeak mo then them
But My voice will peak over a base and a drum
and i won't stop speaken till the battle is Won

so you can paint me as a feminist
cause i speak freely but know this
we come in all colors
you can not fit me in that tiny box
Cause im bigger than that
Im everywhere you at

Yeah I'm dat women inspired by my sisters
from MC Lyte one of the ones that started the fight
Rocken the mic
Goapele bringing me close to my dreams
to Mystic who spits it and told me
to get it and sing it
Keyshia for being her and repping my hood
EyeASage one of the greats for making that music
to knock all day and repping the BAY
Jennifer Johns can do nada wrong
with pipes and wisdom to make anyone
wit ears wanna listen
i could go on all day cause theirs
hella women that do they thang
whether they rap or sing
film, or write, paint or freedom fight

Im that lady that you call shady cause i don't change the way
I am for you, We not submissive so you dis us
You talk shit to us then want to kiss us
Talk bout how you don't need us than you miss us
We ain't a toy for you to play
We fly so high and you just stay
We ain't air heads picking daisy's
and if we don't conform you call us crazy
Lady Be like a bird and spread yo wings
But you want to capture and cage us and call us things
But the way I talk n the way i walk I won't back down and put my face down
Nope. My head is to the sky and I will rise.
You say Im so sassy cause i ask thee what i want
Bossy cause I don't put up a dumb front
You claim im rude cause i speak like a dude
But if its a mans world than im speaken how i should
Call me a diva for doing what a hustla would
And oh no she didn't is what i get for saying what im thinking
Cause i speak on it and keep it real and say what i feel
A skirt or a tight shirt don't make me a lady baby.
We is so fly naturally comfortable in our skin, ain't we?
Always a lady maybe one day you'll open your eyes and see.

We dat woman thats gon make a change
So funk what you heard and get on the bus
And please show a little respect fa us
After all we is yo mama sister cuzin and
if you let us in we can be yo best friend

Dat Women

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Same ol Same ol News be Tripp'n

First off aint nobody said that OBAMA being a president will demolish racism, second of all MICHELE MALKIN neeed to shut the f up, WHO SAID we are in a "POST RACE" world wtf????????? (thought it was funny how she can't pro-nounce Naz...) is it bad for black folks to be happy about Bush leaving and Obama taking over? Hell Naw the fact that this went on the news shows how much CHANGE we still need and that Obama ain't gon solve everything It Comes from the Peeeeople! Lets Organize freedom fight day and night...


what a day to be alive
now is the time
when the sun shines is our new leaders eyes
lets be ready to make action happen
frm teaching rap'n to freedom fighting
we impacting n asking for actual Exact change

a rearrange of da system
throw down the isms n listen

we sing rise in peace
cause to many homies killed in these streets
and the raps lyrics n beats lifts us so we don't feel defeat
oscar n gary and all of em live on thru these songs
can't take away the wrong but keep us holding on
Keeping on and strong -WrenAgade
* JENNIFER JOHNS n the homie Mr Fab-
--->>"killed oscar grant like they did bobby seal...
killed lil Gary and they'll shoot still..."
"TELL ya local PD u ain't gon Oscar Grant me!"
i don't think i ever loved life, my country and people ever this much as i do RITE NOW!

Its about time!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


It was so worth all the time spent organizing to have a beautiful event, to protest the Police (opd and BART) and Honor Oscar Grant and all the people who unjustly lost their lives to the po-po... Thank You: Jennifer Johns and all the Folks at C.A.P.E. for giving ya all, some of these folks never stop organizing and protesting and for them I AM THANKFUL this world is better because of them. More photos after I learn how to make a jump...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

...Everybody Knows...


for the first time in a while I am in good spirits about love, and I now feel I can finally choose to put me first. I am more in love with music than I have ever been ( not necessarily what comes on the radio but I am surrounded by some amazing talented people) , and I am finally making music, making art, in a way that makes me happy. Love is wonderful but sometimes I think we mix up what love is and let the relationship we are in absorb us. When this happens we can't help to feel resentment. But if we choose to meet love on our terms, giving only what is in our power to give and loving us enough to pursue our dreams...then its all good. Everybody knows this but sometimes we don't act it out in real life when the hard times come. John Legend has a nice way of describing the complexities of Love, ever since Ordinary People I have been a sucka for a John Legend love song...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


FROM THE DAY THEY PEPPA SPRAYED GERALD BAPES IN THE 4th GRADE--to Amadou Diallo getting a chest of boulders for pulling out his Money Holder to GARY labeled as scary for being Black as they Pulled on his Locks and SHOT him in the Back, watch the News paint Oscar as a Mobstar and let them pigs off this is why I freedom fight to defend HUman rights 4 PEACE 4 my fam my man my Homies Justice please for all! I will stay yell'n till I fall! I know putting my fist up. puts me at risk cause. the gov. got they black list but. its in my blood to protest and fight all inJustice!

On a day when folks are resolutioning and making plans making amends with the past year, this act of murder occured by my least favorite gang in this country---->>> the Oakland Police. I could go on all day about what I have seen (happen to my friends and based on this fucked up system, and I am fully aware that system keeps light skinned people like myself priviledged and others oppressed and I HATE that system...) But I'd rather let these folks right here speak on it:

As you know the tragic event that happened on fruitvalle Bart station on the first day of Jan 2009 have left a whole family saddened with the loss of a son, nephew, father, and many others without a dear one, a good friend. also a whole community is mad and angry specially after seeing the fallacy of the stupid news report that like always try to hide the truth from the public, as if that wasn’t enough the POLICE at the Bart station illegally try to confiscate cell phones from people that was filming that tragic event, enough is enough! FUCK THE POLICE!
Who is behind this blog? That is irrelevant, me as an individual can contribute so little but if a whole mass of people gets behind this, then that’s where it gets important on who is behind this, I really feel the impact when stuff like this happens and it is an obligation we all do something about it. I’m making this blog with the intention to channel all this abuses that the Oakland Police department perpetrates daily and with the goal that from now on the people from Oakland can get some kind of organizing to prevent these things to happen. This blog is open to whoever that wants to use it with the main goal to keep these pigs on check.
on YouTube video counts are being tamper with, on the news they are calling this incident an accident on the papers the same, the Police won’t say nothing and haven’t even release the name of the BART police who executed OSCAR GRANT.

Let’s use this platform to let them know what the fuck we the people are thinking about all their bullshit, lets express ourselves here and hopefully we can crystallize some type of coordinated actions from now on to counter this irate bizarre criminal behavior from the Oakland police or may I say from the fucking PIGS.

Along time ago I Personally was a victim of these pigs, they mistakenly mistake me and my friend with other two persons they were looking for and put their Glocks to our HEADS. I was young and single back then, now that I look back to that I realize how bad I was abused and if that stupid pig pulled that trigger I probably would not be writing this blog. so people, please SPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE, lets ORGANISE and show this PIGS that we are not Criminals and lets teach Them a lesson, they think they can use technology against us, let’s show them we can use it against them too, let’s show them that we are smart that w can organize and that all the bull shit and abuse they commit would NOT GO UNPUNISH OR UNOTICED BY THE ONES WHO PAY THEIR CHECK, WE THE PEOPLE!

WRITE SOMETHING, SPEAK YOUR MIND and it will be posted HERE with no censorship and no cover up like the fucking punk police and the stupid water down news. FROM NOW ON have a cell phone with a camera or a camcorder handy and when you see
Police Brutality and abuse in Oakland, Film it and document it! lets expose it to the whole world and to the city of Oakland here in this blog! any article you may want to get here just send it to: