Tuesday, December 29, 2009

BROKEN BELLS-HIGH ROAD VIDEO



Broken Bells is artist–producer Danger Mouse and singer James Mercer (the shins). their debut single "The High Road" was made available as a free download on their official site. The self-titled debut album is due out in the U.S. on March 9, 2010. It leaked to file-sharing websites on December 22, 2009 but WEB SHERIFF is doing a great job of shutting shit down.

Anything Danger Mouse is involved in is worth a listen in my books. looking forward to hearing this project. For more info check out http://www.myspace.com/brokenbells

Dusty
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

JANUARY SHOW DATES


2009 was good. 2010 is going to kick ass! We've got a bunch of material we'll be releasing ( Trillinoaires, Pigeon Hole, Dirty Circus & more) and as usual it looks like we're going to be touring our balls off. Here are some dates for January. Hope you all have a good christmas and we'll be seeing you in the new year....

Wed Jan 13 Whistler, BC Moe Joe’s w/ Okay City

Fri Jan 15 Victoria, BC Sugar w/ Okay City

Sat Jan 16 Nanaimo, BC Spice Lounge w/ Okay City

Fri Jan 22 Moscow, ID John’s Alley

Sat Jan 23 Big Sky, MT Half Moon Saloon

Sun Jan 24 Pocatello, ID The Icon

Tue Jan 26 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

Wed Jan 27 Crested Butte, CO Lobar

Fri Jan 29 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge (21+ show) & Kilby Court (early all ages show)

Dusty
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Monday, December 21, 2009

XMAS TOUR IS DONE!!!!! MERRY XMAS




Just got home from our XMAS TOUR throughout BC and Alberta. shit was awesome! cold as balls just about every where we went but it was worth it. We got to have some really good acts jump on for a few of the shows (Okay City, DJ Dopey, Subway, Dragon Fli Empire etc) and the crowds killed it every night! We even got some presents along the way. Hope you guys are ready for Sweatshop in the new year. As usual we'll be touring none stop but we're also set to release a grip of new material.

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to party with us and have a merry christmas, happy holidays and all that.

Dusty
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

XMAS TOUR CONTINUES



Tour has been great so far. getting some work done dropping beats in the hotel before the shows. The shows themselves have been awesome. Grand Prairie was crazy. best crowd we've ever had come through. We went after and got some Guiness. It was like we were in a House of Pain video. Last night We played Edmonton. Hip hop is alive in Edmonton. I haven't done a "hip hop" night that was an actual hip hop night in years. really cool. Tonight we'll be in Lethbridge with Dj Dopey.

Dusty
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE FREE DVD


not a movie i would normally post here, but incase some of yall didnt get to see it in the theaters....here it is.
i actually expected alot more and found it slow....but it was cool for a kids flick...
enjoy

metty dertmerchant

COPY AND PASTE LINK BELOW FOR DOWNLOAD:


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LW51PEB0

Monday, December 14, 2009

XMAS TOUR


Played Banff last night. it was cold as balls. people shouldn't be that cold.... its wrong. The show was great though. Deezuz drove in from Calgary and set things off. Then Okay City killed things before Kyp played some tracks off of the new album 12:12. really hype crowd. One dude drank a beer out of his shoe on stage when we finished. Banff is awesome. Jasper is tonight.
For more pictures visit: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=130615&id=522134142&ref=mf

Dusty
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

METTY DERTMERCHANT'S "BABY JESUS BDAY JAMS VOL.1"


HAPPY FESTIVUS ONION HEADS!
WHILE SWEATSHOP UNION IS OUT BRAVING THE HELLISH NORTHERN WINTER CONDITIONS TO BRING YOU XMAS JEERS, (SEE TOUR DATES, MARK YOUR ADVENT CALENDERS!)
IM LAYING LOW DOWN HERE IN LA, WRAPPING UP THE DIRTY CIRCUS NEW ALBUM AS WELL AS THE TRILLIONAIRE$.
IM SURE THE FELLAS ARE SITTING IN A VAN CURSING ME OUT RIGHT NOW...SORRY TO EVERYONE COMING OUT TO THE SHOWS...ILL BE BACK ON THE ROAD SOON...I PROMISE!
IN THE MEAN TIME, SOME OF YOU KNOW I HAVE A VERY BAD RECORD COLLECTING HABIT. OVER THE 12 YEAS OF HOARDING I HAVE COME ACROSS ALOT OF REALLY GOOD OLD SCHOOL SOUL XMAS MUSIC.
LIKE I POSTED EARLIER, I FEEL THERE IS DEF A LACK OF GOOD MUSIC TO BUMP OVER THE HOLIDAYS...SO I THOUGHT ID SHARE SOME OF IT WITH YOU.
THE QUALITY VARIES AS SOME OF IT IS REALLY RARE, ALSO I DECIDED AGAINST ADDING ANNOYING VOCAL DROPS AND BOOTY BLENDS ETC...MAYBE NEXT TIME...THIS TIME THE IDEA IS TO CRASH AS MANY XMAS PARTIES, CHESTNUT ROASTINGS AND FAMILY GATHERINGS AS POSSIBLE...WITH JUST GOOD XMAS MUSIC!...
PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO EVERYONE YOU THINK WILL DIG IT...
EAT,DRINK AND BE MERRY
FELIZ NAVIDAD

METTY DERTMERCHANT
SWEATSHOP UNION

COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD:
http://www.zshare.net/download/69852550fb0f0cc7/

Friday, December 11, 2009

awesome possum


now, as we start up the xmas tour, a little something to brighten up your day.

SWEATSHOP XMAS TOUR DEC 11-19 BC & ALBERTA
DELTA, PENTICTON, BANFF, JASPER, GRAND PRAIRIE, EDMONTON, LETHBRIDGE, CALGARY, REVELSTOKE

Dusty
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

ALL PACKED FOR XMAS TOUR DEC11-19 BC & AB


Just finished packing my suitcase for the CHRISTMAS TOUR Dec. 11-19 through BC and Alberta. Looks like it should be a good one. We've got the new Kyprios album 12:12 and will also have guest appearances by DJ Dopey, Dragon Fli Empire, Conspirituality & Okay City at some of our stops. once again, the dates.....

Fri Dec 11 Delta, BC Envy w/conspirituality & okay city

Sat Dec 12 Penticton, BC Voodoo’s

Sun Dec 13 Banff, AB Wild Bill’s

Mon Dec 14th Jasper, AB Atha-B

Tues Dec 15th Grande Prairie, AB Better Than...

Wed Dec 16th Edmonton, AB The Temple

Thurs Dec 17th Lethbridge, AB Blarney Stone w/ dj dopey

Fri Dec 18th Calgary, AB The Marquee w/ dragon fli empire

Sat Dec 19th Revelstoke, BC River City Saloon

Fri Jan 15 Victoria, BC Sugar w/ Okay City

dusty
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CLIPSE POPULAR DEMAND VIDEO


This is one of the best beats is years. i am hooked....

dusty
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

XMAS MUSIC THAT DOESNT SUCK! UNO




OKAY, SO XMAS USUALLY MEANS CHILLIN AT YOUR FOLKS HOUSE EATIN WELL AND THE INEVITABLE...
LISTENING TO THE SAME WACK ASS XMAS MUSIC EVERY YEAR....
ASIDE FROM THE PHIL SPECTOR ALBUM, EVERYTHING MY FOLKS HAD SUCKED...SO I DECIDE TO CHANGE THAT...AND NOW I WILL HELP YOU MAKE IT THROUGH THIS SEASON ASWELL, WITH A COLLECTION OF DOPE XMAS MUSIC CALLED..."BABY JESUS BDAY JAMS VOL.1"RIGHT BEFORE XMAS I WILL UPLOAD THE WHOLE MIXTAPE FOLDER FOR FREE ON HERE....BUT FOR NOW I WILL POST A COUPLE OF MY FAVORITES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO GET YOU THROUGH UNTIL THEN...

HAPPY FESTIVUS ONION HEADS!

THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM THE LEGENDARY BILL WITHERS.
THIS HARD TO FIND JOINT WOULD BE DOPE EVEN WITHOUT THE XMAS THEME!
ENJOY

METTY DERTMERCHANT

http://www.zshare.net/audio/6967313435ed8169/

HERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND.......


I'm a sucker for back in the day shit. I never grew out of my love for "golden era" hip hop. I never will. If you're the same then I probably don't need to tell you that this is an album you should have. I forgot how good Cypress Hill was. Well, not really but it's been a while since i gave them a listen. Everything from B Real's snotty voice to Muggs dirty beats and even Sen Dog's "I'm choking on a chicken bone" backups make for a classic album. Sen Dog's backups are actually some of the best shit on this record. All I want to do is where a tilly hat , some plad and smoke a blunt.

Pull out you're old tapes/ cd's and rock them shits......

Dusty
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

CHRISTMAS TOUR- DEC 11 -19TH BC & AB


The sweatshop Christmas tour is about to start. we're going to be starting things off in Delta BC on the 11th with our good friend Gemineye. Plus don't forget we'll have the new Kyprios album with us. Don't feoget to hit us up on twitter & facebook for updates as the tour moves along. Now...the dates....

Fri Dec 11 Delta, BC Envy w/conspirituality & okay city

Sat Dec 12 Penticton, BC Voodoo’s

Sun Dec 13 Banff, AB Wild Bill’s

Mon Dec 14th Jasper, AB Atha-B

Tues Dec 15th Grande Prairie, AB Better Than...

Wed Dec 16th Edmonton, AB The Temple

Thurs Dec 17th Lethbridge, AB Blarney Stone w/ dj dopey

Fri Dec 18th Calgary, AB The Marquee w/ dragon fli empire

Sat Dec 19th Revelstoke, BC River City Saloon

Fri Jan 15 Victoria, BC Sugar w/ Okay City

later
Dusty
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

WATCH A LEGEND AT WORK...JAMES BROWN SOUL POWER


IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN FOOTAGE OF THE LEGENDARY JAMES BROWN...
WAKE UP! MUSIC WOULDNT BE SHIT WITHOUT HIM,
THIS MOVIE IS A BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY OF HIS TRIP AND PERFORMANCE IN AFRICA FOR THE FAMOUS RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE FIGHT BETWEEN MUHAMMAD ALI AND GEORGE FORMAN.
JAMES BROWN PROVES WHY HE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE GODFATHER OF SOUL...AND HIPHOP!
ENJOY!
METTY DERTMERCHANT

LINK:
http://www.videoweed.com/file/4b1b124c73ae6

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beats From The Streets Presents: Beneath The Surface Vol. 1


Beats From The Streets all Canadian hip-hop radio shows brings you its new mixtape series entitled "Beneath The Surface" which features Sweatshop's own Mos Eisley aswell as Fatty Down, D Sisive, Classafied, D.O & more.

Download Link: http://usershare.net/3gklo0oe6n1q


Tracklist:

1. Angerville (feat. Tek of Boot Camp Clik) - No Joke
2. Fatty Down (feat. Mos Eisley, & Snak The Ripper) - Dust Might Land
3. 9thUno - Count Your Blessings
4. TassNata (feat. Promise, Black Milk, & Liya) - Remember
5. Spesh K - Rise To The Top
6. D-Sisive - Wayne Knight
7. Muneshine (feat. Fundament, & D-Sisive) - Heavy Hitters
8. Louwop (feat. Shad K) - One2Check
9. Words & Rhymes (feat. Celph Titled, & Block McCloud) - RPG'Z
10. Adversaree - All In The Rhymes
11. RK Parx (feat. Termanology, & Mixre) - Get Your Degree
12. Theo3 - It's Light Work
13. Konfidential (feat. Evil Ebenezer, Scale Breakers, & Snak The Ripper) - Get Em
14. Expedyte (feat. Killah Priest, & Phakt) - Lights Are Golden
15. Smash Brovaz (feat. Zaki Ibrahim) - Just Begun
16. Via Linez - Dotted Line (Remix)
17. Eternia (feat. Reef The Lost Cauze, & Ill Poetic) - Souled Out
18. Psych Ward - Die Slowly
19. Ghettosocks (feat. Edgar Allen Floe) - Don't Turn Around
20. Wordburglar (feat. Choke) - Lyrical Dope (Drink Your Milkshake Remix)
21. Cale Sampson - Til I Met You
22. D.O. (feat. Classified) - Now I Understand

Dusty
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3 CLASSIC YEARS

IF YOU HAVENT HEARD 95% OF THESE RELEASES....DO YOUR SELF A FAVOUR....
GET FAMILIAR!





MOKA ONLY MARTIAN X MAS SAMPLER DOWNLOAD


You know who's the best?....our good friend Moka Only. His martian x mas series is awesome. what better way to celebrate the season than with the durable mammal? check out the sampler and cop the record...6th in the series.

download sampler: http://www.limelinx.com/files/c8be789d81921112e6df15504491d0ae

dusty
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blakroc w/ Raekwon



another webisode from the blakroc project. this time the black keys link up with the knowledge god himself....Raekwon. This one sounds real good. They talk about doing a project together. wouldn't be mad at that.

dusty
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

UPCOMING DEC SHOWS BC+AB



i said more dates to come....here they are. from dec 11 to the 19th we are bringing christmas to your town! a drunken smoked out christmas in your local bar or club. but still...christmas.

Fri Dec 11 Delta, BC Envy

Sat Dec 12 Penticton, BC Voodoo’s

Sun Dec 13 Banff, AB Wild Bill’s

Mon Dec 14th Jasper, AB Atha-B

Tues Dec 15th Grande Prairie, AB Better Than...

Wed Dec 16th Edmonton, AB The Temple

Thurs Dec 17th Lethbridge, AB Blarney Stone

Fri Dec 18th Calgary, AB The Marquee

Sat Dec 19th Revelstoke, BC River City Saloon

Fri Jan 15 Victoria, BC Sugar w/ Okay City

BLAM!!
dusty
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Technics is dead


News has emerged that iconic turntable manufacturers Technics will be stopping production on their universally loved Technics 1200s and Technics 1210s.

The company behind the production of the Technics turntables Panasonic announced that they would cease the manufacture of Tehcnics turntables in February next year, citing an increasing decline in sales as the motivation behind the line’s demise.

Feels like one day i'm going to look at my gear and realize i'm using antiques to make beats.......

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...EXCEPT FOR NATIVE PEOPLES.



The Native American Indian genocide was a deliberate, calculated and insidious attempt at destroying the native peoples. It is considered to be one of the most horrific genocides known to man.

It has been estimated that there were up to 25 million natives in North America before the white man came. By the 1890's there were known only to be approximately 250,000. Of course those figures cannot be truly known just by their nature and time period, but the point is the devastation percentage wise is unequaled.

The white man, given their belief in their basic right to the lands and their arrogance in thinking they were superior to everyone else, systematically set to destroy the Indian.

This was accomplished in many ways. First, their weapons were superior. Then there were diseases, murder of infants, children and women to erradicate the native on that level, poisoning of water sources, destruction of food sources, etc etc.

SO.....now today, most of us give thanks for our own modern comforts without thinking about those who paid the real price for "freedom" in this land.

i give thanks for my family, friends, health and knowledge of self.
and i give my heart felt apologies to those who lost so much, just so the cowardly lions could have there kingdom.

peace and love to everyone

metty dertmerchant
sweatshop union

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dust Might Land- Fatty Down feat. Snak & Mos Eisley

DUST MIGHT LAND - Fatty Down feat Snak & Mos Eisley - Directed by D.Thompson from Daryl Thompson on Vimeo.


On top of being a good song, this is a cool video. The song is called "dust might land" and stars our good friend Fatty Down (as snak) and features Snak the ripper (as fatty....confusing right?) as well as Sweatshop's own Mos Eisley on the hook.

Dusty
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HOMEBOY SANDMAN download


Homeboy Sandman is one of my favorite rappers right now. we played a show with him the last time we were in New York. I had never heard of him before but after catching his show and listening to some of his music I was hooked. There is just something about it that is different from most stuff out there.

Check out his myspace page http://www.myspace.com/homeboysandman to check out more of his shtuff....

Download: Homeboy Sandman – “Angels With Dirty Faces”
http://usershare.net/araupzjk55xk

Dusty
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Monday, November 23, 2009

upcoming DEC. shows

here is a list of the next feew shows we have coming up in December. we're looking at adding some more on, so check back soon..........

Fri Dec 11 Delta, BC Envy w/ Conspirituality & OkayCity
Sat Dec 12 Penticton, BC Voodoo’s w/ Venice Queen
Sun Dec 13 Banff, AB Wild Bill’s

laters

Dusty
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

CORTES SHOW



Cortes was awesome! really cool place. I don't think we've ever been treated so nice. by the end of the night we got a drunken buffet and were sipping liquor from bottles that looked like mrs buttersworth and tasted like christmas. I want to go back in the summer.

Friday, November 20, 2009

BLAKROC webisode #10



The Black Keys are gangster. They make some of the best music out there and now they are putting together a rap album featuring Raekwon, Mos Def, Jim Jones, RZA, Q Tip & more. I want to find this studio, sneak in, burrow into a wall or something and come out to record and play with all the gear when they all go home at night....

dusty
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FOOD INC. FREE DVD DOWNLOAD


its FRIDAY! and instead of renting "grease" again, do yourself a massive favor and download this move: FOOD INC.
def not a dinner movie, but if u even remotely care about the food you eat and where it comes from....this is must see...

...confession: it made me glad i dont eat red meat but very sad that i enjoy chicken as much as i do...

enjoy
METTY DERTMERCHANT
SWEATSHOP UNION

PLOT:
The film examines large-scale agricultural food production in the United States, concluding that the meat and vegetables produced by this type of economic enterprise leads to inexpensive but unhealthy and environmentally harmful food.

LINK:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4RNQXZPW

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FREE D-sisive album Jonestown


D sisive is dope. the only other thing you need to know is he posted a free album for you to download over @ http://d-sisive.bandcamp.com/album/jonestown .....so, check it out, support and get the damn thing.

EYEWRITER.ORG

heard about this on CBC radio today. It's a low-cost eye-tracking apparatus & custom software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from ALS to draw using only their eyes. pretty fucking crazy/ amazing. check out the website EYEWRITER.ORG and the video below.....

Dusty
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The Eyewriter from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kyprios - '12:12' Album Release Party


Come celebrate the release of '12:12' - the new album by Kyprios - available now. Show is Friday November 20th at Pop Opera. 9:00pm sharp.


so ive decided to be a nice guy, iam a bit of a movie nerd and always have the in on new stuff and weird underground films...so with this new blog, i decided to start posting links to new movies i dig, so that you can all download em onto your computer.

i saw this movie in aug. with the crew while on tour, its not for everyone but we all dug it! ENJOY

metty dertmerchant

Inglourious Basterds
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/

LINKS: just copy and paste them

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X50GGSH9
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9ITPFRM2

Monday, November 16, 2009

"BOOBS" animated video/ free download

another animated video for a short song i did. heard the sample & recognized it from"freshest mc in the world".....this is what i did with it. did some drawings, cut some girlies out of magazines and voila. shout out to Marmalade for the synth solo....

download Pigeon Hole "Boobs" http://www.zshare.net/audio/685689973a9bb83d/

dusty
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or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjG12bMJjZo

"I Love Your Moustache" video/ free download

This is an animated video and quick little song i did a while back. I came home from tour and threw on this record. while i was brushing my teeth about to call it a night my wife said "did you just hear what she sung?" I pulled it back, heard the sample, threw the beat together real quick smoked a joint and the song wrote itself. woke up the next morning and made the video while eating bran flakes...BOOYAH!!

check out the video, download the song and pass both around if you feel it.

download Pigeon Hole "I love your moustache" http://www.zshare.net/download/68568299759c1870/

dusty
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UPCOMING NOV. SHOWS


Had a week off after Nelson & Kelowna. Kelowna was a shit fest....in a good way. Security was tossing kids off stage, the front row was getting crushed, girls were crowd surfing, everyone was jumping, screaming, hands up and all that good stuff. awesome.

Next up for November we have the official release party for the new Kyprios solo record titled "12:12". thats happening Nov 20 in Vancouver at Pop Opera on Hastings. The next day Sweatshop is playing on Cortez Island Nov 21st at the Sunset. Cortez is one of the coolest islands i've ever been too. Hyped to be going back.

dusty
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

SWEATSHOP UNION LIVE SHOW TRAILER


IN CASE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A SWEATSHOP UNION SHOW BEFORE...THEY GO SUMTHIN LIKE THIS:






....DONT SLEEP. ONE OF THE MOST HYPE SHOWS ON THE ROAD TODAY

Friday, November 13, 2009

SWEATSHOP UNION POPS A CHERRY




OK SO APPARENTLY THERE IS THIS NEW THING CALLED A "BLOG".
I DIDNT BELIEVE IT MYSELF UNTIL JUST THIS WEEK...I SAW IT...RIGHT THERE ON MY SCREEN....THE WORD...."BLOG".
THEN I THOUGHT, SWEATSHOP UNION SHOULD HAVE A BLOG....
BUT SOME ASSHOLE DECIDED TO CALL THERE "BLOG" SWEATSHOP UNION.
THANKS TO MR.FUCKHEAD, I HAVE NAMED THIS "BLOG"...SWEATSHOP ONION.
UNTIL WE SET UP OUR NEW WEBSITE/BLOGSITE...IN A COUPLE MONTHS...
THIS WILL BE THE OFFICIAL SWEATSHOP UNION BLOG SPOT....AND MEMBERS OF THE GROUP WILL BE POSTING RANDOM THINGS AND NEWS ETC. ON HERE AS TIME GOES ON....SO FOLLOW US HERE OR HOLLER AT US ON WWW.SWEATSHOPUNION.COM

PEACE!
METTY DERTMERCHANT
SWEATSHOP UNION