Music

Mixtape: DaVinci: Feast or Famine

August 29th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, Music

Mixtape: DaVinci: Feast or Famine

Feast or Famine. The title alone paints a dire picture. As our economy continues to crumble, the highly sought middle class ideal is becoming an endangered caste, but in the hood, that has long been the case. Given that context, DaVinci embodies the dream [...]

NPR presents Oakland: The Self Made City

August 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, History, Music

NPR presents Oakland: The Self Made City

Not too long ago NPR program State of the Re:Union reached out to us here at 38thnotes to help them put together an hour long program on Oakland. They were interested in what made Oakland such a special place, and their findings revealed a rebellious [...]

Kev Choice: Call Him Maestro

August 24th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, Music

Kev Choice: Call Him Maestro

Kevin Choice is just another Oakland rapper with a masters degree in Piano Performance. Over the past decade we have watched hip-hop migrate from the dope spot to the blogspot, but it’s connection to education and musicianship is still touch and go. [...]

Thursday Throwback: Marvin Gaye Live in Oakland

August 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, History, Music, Thursday Throwbacks

Thursday Throwback: Marvin Gaye Live in Oakland

On December 14, 1974 Marvin Gaye sang the National Anthem at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum before the Raiders beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-23in front of a national television audience. Marvin donned his iconic red beanie in the Bay Area’s temperate [...]

Video: Iamsu!: “All I Ever Wanted” & “Gucci Gucci”

August 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, Music

Iamsu is without a doubt one of the top lyricists in the Bay Area right now. And with the Rich City sophomore’s HBK Gang about to take over Summer Jam, he’s released a couple new visuals worth checking out. “All I Ever Wanted” is a one verse [...]

Video: Raphael Saadiq: “Movin’ On Down The Line (Don’t You Go Away)”

August 14th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured, Music

Raphael Saadiq does not miss when it comes to dope videos and gorgeous costars. On “Movin’ Down The Line” he splices footage of his recent globetrotting with his return to the arms of his girl. The quick cuts make you realize how grueling touring [...]

Video: Maya Songbird: “Lust”

July 20th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

Maya Songbird is not your average R&B; chick. She is spunky, artsy, alternative, large and in charge of her own brand of experimental soul. Her renowned single “Lust” was remixed by Canadian producer Brittlestar and now boasts an Angela Carroll [...]

Video: Pop Lyfe on America’s Got Talent

July 19th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

With the fiscal troubles of Oakland Public Schools came the fall of arts departments district wide. When I was a freshman at Oakland Tech we lost our performing arts academy, and unless you went to Skyline, similar fates probably befell your public high [...]

New Music: Marcell William: “My Baby”

July 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

My Baby is a different sound for Marcell William. On first listen, I wasn’t sure that it was in fact Mr. Third Voice. I was expecting something more along the lines of Trigga Trey bedroom songs. If you’ve seen Marcell make girls scream at The New Parish, [...]

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Marshawn Lynch Talks About Growing Up In Oakland on ESPN’s E:60

Marshawn Lynch Talks About Growing Up In Oakland on ESPN's E:60

I've loved Oakland since I was old enough to begin to understand it. And when you're from an underdo[...]

Introducing “East of the Lake” Restaurant Chronicles

Introducing "East of the Lake" Restaurant Chronicles

Over the past five years Oakland's culinary reputation has skyrocketed, but The Town has always had [...]

Kill A Hipster, Save Your Hood

Kill A Hipster, Save Your Hood

It's been several years since Oakland's DJ Treat-U-Nice first dropped his infamous "Kill a hipster, [...]