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Music: Baby Jaymes: “Heart & Soul”

June 13th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

“I put my heart in it, heart it / Go home or hard with it / I’m not going home, so let me turn you on,” sings Baby Jaymes on his latest single “Heart & Soul.” The singer/songwriter, who has worked with Raphael Saadiq and George Clinton, uses this [...]

Music: Darling Bonnie: “Far From Perfect”

June 12th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

A few things about Darling Bonnie:1. She’s from Oakland2. She’s a rapper3. She’s positioning herself somewhere between edgy and glamorous4. Oh, and she really wants you to listen”I attended Catholic school in the middle of the [...]

Video: Kev Choice: “Are You Impressed?”

June 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

Oakland’s maestro Kev Choice is back with a video for “Are You Impressed?” from his latest effort, The Power of Choice. The pianist, producer, bandleader and emcee dons conductor’s tails and jams with a few of his band members and Ms. Netta Brielle [...]

Video: The Latest from Los Rakas

June 1st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

Los Rakas won’t stop killing shit in the lead up to dropping their album Chancletas y Camisetas Bordadas on August 23rd. Fresh off a performance at UCLA’s famed Jazz/ReggaeFest, the duo just dropped an animated promo video for their forthcoming LP [...]

New Music: The Freshmen: “The Fonz”

May 29th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

The Fonz has been synonymous with cool forever and a day. And on this track The Freshmen boast that they are cool as “The Fonz.” Now if you’re familiar with the group, you know they make feel good music that is a soundtrack of the laid-back, fun-loving, [...]

Music Video: Erk Tha Jerk: “Favorite Song”

May 23rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

Music Video: Erk Tha Jerk: "Favorite Song"

Favorite Song- Erk Tha Jerk from Erk Tha Jerk on Vimeo. Nerd’s Eye View 2 is dropping any day now, but that doesn’t mean you get to forget about introspective and well-crafted Nerds Eye View. For this latest release, Dwayne Wayne is back in the director’s [...]

Music Video: PLANEJANE: “I Got My Reasons”

May 23rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

Music Video: PLANEJANE: "I Got My Reasons"

Yeah, I know I’m far from that finish lineAnd the only way to get it is to grindNot on that corner sh*t, but the same state of mind…“I Got My Reasons,” is the latest joint from Richmond’s PLANEJANE. The video shows the rapper rising at six [...]

Video: Mistah FAB: “Sneaker Head”

May 22nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

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Video: BRWN BFLO feat. dead prez: “Corazon”

May 20th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Music

BRWN BFLO’s remix of “Corazon” with Stic.Man of Dead Prez celebrates immigrants in a much-needed way. The dominant narrative around immigration in this country resembles a demonizing “us vs. them” dichotomy. Given that America is a country comprised [...]

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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, [...]