Cre8tiveClass Apparel and Lifestyle Company embodies what it means to be young, hungry, and adventurous in Oakland, CA. While it may seem like everyone and their mother has an upst...
Entrepreneurship may be trendy, but it is not easy and it is not for everyone. And while those intrepid individuals who start their own businesses may have spirit or ambition, they...
Some people choose their passion, while for others, their passion chooses them. It is the difference between God-given affinity and acquired skill. Oakland’s own inventive produc...
"I'm a grown ass woman." Ever heard an eighteen-year-old hyped on the freedom of moving out of their parents' homes utter the phrase? Ever have a real conversation with her a few y...
Read the notes Oaklanders are writing to their beloved city, and submit your own! Shoot us your story, celebration or plea to Oakland at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Notes to Oakland” in the subject.
Amidst the East Bay / West Bay sibling rivalry, the Golden State Warriors are the one team that everyone can agree on. They are the only basketball team in the Bay Area, which gives them a larger potential fan base than the A’s, Giants, Raiders, or [...]
Ever since we saw Julia Lewis’s visuals for “Tell Me Everything You Are” the video has been on repeat. There’s something about the interplay of the warped but melodic soundscape,, the amazing costume design, choreography and dancing, and the eerie lighting [...]
This line-up might as well be a sneak peak of Thizzler’s Bay Area Freshmen 10 list. We’re not sure who will make the cut, but we do know is that Streets Is Talking Radio and Zoo In The Trunk have put together a show of MCs who should be on your radar. [...]
Last night I danced my ass off at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle. It was my first time there, but I was very familiar with the venue. Growing up, Geoffrey’s was where the grown folks went. But by the time I was old enough to frequent the space, it [...]
The Bay Area is a vast region with an excess of talent. For some young muhfuckas with full-time jobs like us, it can be a lot to keep up with. And as much as it is our mission to contextualize the art that the Bay produces, many folks these days don’t [...]
By Pendarvis Harshaw The video for Stoney’s first single “Bumpin’ Makaveli” is just a glimpse into a lovely lady’s life of lively lyrics, laughs and lit cigars… She’s an East Oakland girl who likes Al Green, and weed. She’s [...]
We had teenagers, OGs, a police officer, rappers, writers, teachers, students, and a singer all playing on the same court. If ever you wanted a glimpse of Oakland’s richness and diversity, that afternoon at Mosswood would have been a great introduction.
Somewhere in your music library, there’s a track that can get you through a rough spot in your day. There’s a lyric or a verse that speaks to you like no other. The beat drops and you feel like everything will be alright. And if you’re a writer, there’s [...]
It seems as though it was just a few weeks ago that I was sitting in the Coliseum with 20+ family members cringing as the A’s were dominated by the now overpaid Justin Verlander and the rest of the Tigers. It seemed a pretty anti-climatic way to end a [...]