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Song Review: Ships Have Sailed “Criminal”

  Sometimes less is more. The bare bones sound of Ships Have Sailed’s “Criminal” weaves ambient noise and slow-pulsing drums to glide you through its introduction. The lyrics are soft spoken, succinct, and chosen with delicate consideration. Toward the latter … 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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Say “Hello” to Special Optics

In 2007, Tyrone Thames (TnT) and Justin Tilson (JCaliber), “joined forces” to become the lyrical duo known as Special Optics. Though the East Bay residents have only been collaborating for four years, they both have over ten years of rhyming … Continue reading

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Interview with Bo Jankans

Brett Selestay, better known by his MC alias Bo Jankans, has done far more than “bo jangle” his music career away. In less than 10 years of recording his first rhyme, the Herndon, Virginia native has accomplished more than the … 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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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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Aviadora Gets The Partay Started

Who says an opening act can’t rip a show? Check out the post-hardcore group, Aviadora, perform their song “Hyperbeam” with Rudy Rosatti (yes, he’s from As Artifacts). More videos to come from the As Artifacts record release show.

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