Tag Archives: Bay Area

Nick James: On the Rise

  I ran across this interview with a local artist, Nick James, and I thought I’d share it. I really respect James’s passion for not only creating art, but thinking of ways to grab his audience and hold their attention … Continue reading

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Rapper Big Pooh

Photo By: Mortiz* Rapper Big Pooh blessed the stage at Oakland’s New Parish several weeks ago. And, yes, he literally blessed the stage. If you’re not going to watch the whole show, check out our favorite fan of Big Pooh … Continue reading

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Slum Village Live at The New Parish

On Friday July 22, MC’s Illa J and T3, who now form Slum Village, performed at The New Parish in Oakland. In this video, we captured them performing “2u4u,” “Get This Money,” “Won’t Do,” and another song we couldn’t figure … Continue reading

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As Artifacts “Reclamation” Album Release Show Part Two

Did you miss us yet? We know you guys are really upset that we left for a while and put your lives in a mess. But please, don’t lose your heads. Because today we talk to Brandon, Vincent and Mitch … Continue reading

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As Artifacts in “The SackTap Bandits”

The stage is pitch black inside the Red House in Walnut Creek. The sound of the crowd soon becomes faint–well, sort of–when As Artifact’s dramatic, symphony-like, opening instrumental begins. The crowd cheers as the music thumps louder through the speakers. … Continue reading

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The Breath and The Breathing Slaps Da Bass in the Dub C

It didn’t take long for the Breath and The Breathing, formerly known as The Subtle Way, to get the crowd bouncing off the walls and reciting lyrics to their music as they performed several songs of their own, along with … Continue reading

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A Journey Inside the Mind of Quincy “Beme” Mosby (Two Song Downloads)

Photos By: Isis Ming Hao It is rare to come across an artist who sometimes wishes he were homosexual to change the face of hip-hop. Quincy “Beme” Mosby is unlike any musician we’ve interviewed.  Though the emcee began performing just … Continue reading

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