Tha Pumpsta moved at an impressionable age to the repressive lands of Cobb County, Georgia-home to Newt Gingrich and white people who embrace love in the form of SUVs and all-you-can-eat buffets. Tha Pumpsta knew, much like any "Holler Nation Brother", that there had to be more to the world. He ventured often into the wilds of Atlanta, and was a regular attendee of Freaknik, "the only bumpin' spring break". There he was intrigued by the booty music of Yuke, 2 Live Crew, Spooky Gambino, and Silo, as well as offers from-endowed ladies to "bounce their asses on his head for ten dollars." Unfortunately for Tha Pumpsta, he was broke.
Tha Pumpsta voyaged from Atlanta to New York, where he began playing with the Williamsburg, Brooklyn consciousness by spray-painting the phrase "Kill Whitie" on various pieces of garbage and altered vintage clothing couture. This mysterious message was an ironic commentary on the rising tide of white urban hipsters that were rapidly massing in the area like so many waterlogged umbrellas to umbrella holders. Soon the message was everywhere and Tha Pumpsta decided it was time to open the floodgates and promote a party that few could envision, but none would forget. Influenced by the hip-hop spirit of areas like Southern Bangladesh, Atlanta and Miami, Tha Pumpsta, and his baby cousin Lil Rae-Rae set about crafting a party that would appeal to an ample audience, from young politicians to old Dominicans, and bring a hot and profound dance party to a largely gentrification nation invasion. Kill Whitie, the party, was created in the humid and sexy summer of 2001. Booty bumpin' was good.
"The goal of Kill Whitie has always been to discard inhibitions through the monthly sacrifice of one white person's SkyMall subscription." Tha Pumpsta states, "To me, Kill Whitie is about freaking each other, dancing uncontrollably and embracing your magical-force field." He's turned this simple philosophy into a triumphant and venue-shattering party that plays a heady mix of gangsta rap, hip-hop, post-rococo and booty bass. True to it's diverse collection of followers, the party has run the gamut of New York settings-from the Stinger Club, W Times Square, M-TV Lounge, Boogaloo Bar, Happy Endings, B-Bar, Delancey Lounge, and 291 Hooper, right down to the local Dominican biker bar on Bedford-Stuyvesant. Live shows have included such esteemed bands and DJs as TV on the Radio, Ghost Exits, Avenue D, Crash Test Dummies, Quieve & Tha Pumpsta, Kudu, Black Peter, Dragons of Zynth and Celena Glenn.
Tha Pumpsta took partying crowds one step further by co-hosting a Foam Party with Avenue D in August 2005 that displayed the talents of several well-known bands. A solo record is also being released by Tha Pumpsta (Kill Whitie Chief Leader) titled "alphabitize the nation!" and will be available October 2005 on www.milkthebeef.com or www.kill-whitie.com. Durty Nanas, live booty bass (comprised of Tha Pumpsta, Da Wondaho, Shananana, and baby cousin Lil Rae-Rae) are also in works of releasing an album in the beginning of 2006. The band is a regular attraction at the parties, and aid and abet in the dynamic lunacy that Tha Pumpsta promotes.
Kill Whitie has exploded from an experiment in bootiocity to a full-blown cultural event. Tha Pumpsta has recently hosted a benefit to raise money for Norman Siegel and show support for the North Brooklyn Alliance (who vow to end overdevelopment of the Brooklyn waterfront by stopping gentrification in its tracks!) While word of mouth has mostly been to blame for the gathering of sprawling and eclectic crowds at each party, media sources like the Village Voice, Time Out NY, Harpers, The Washington Post, www.davidduke.com and www.hiphopmusic.com have also recognized Kill Whitie in their prominent publications. The message is now a permanent part of the NYC landscape, as a piece of wood stenciled with "Kill Whitie" was inadvertently used to repair a hole in the Clinton-Washington subway station, and now can be forever admired by hundreds of white people who visit the stop every day.
For a party named after a message meant to inspire fear and racism, the final meaning is strangely bright and optimistic: "People are wonderful and always so supportive, even though their broke assess can?t buy a brother a drink. Bitches always wanna thank me, I say BITCH! Buy me a drink. Mother Fuckers can kiss my ass". Tha Pumpsta says.
People love kissing ass and after all doesn't whitie need a little killing?
Check out the artist's website:
1. alphabitize the nation!
2. emotional flows
3. DP w/ black peter
4. Downtown w/ avenue d (pumpy mix)
5. Sonic Boom
7. napalm tears
8. what it's like* bonus track