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Did the Police ‘Fear for their Lives’ in Colorado Springs?

Today was a tragic day as a number of innocent people were shot killed and injured at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood. The circumstances surrounding this raises alot of questions.. Earlier this week we saw a video of police in Chicago shooting a 17 year old teen 16 times as walked away from police with a small pocket knife. The incident happened last year in 2014 and … [Read More...]

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Khan: No More Bloodshed (The Paris Attacks)

If you listened to many politicians on both the right and left discussing the rise of ISIS (or ISIL) and terrorism at large, you’d think that everything began with … [Read More...]

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Blaming Black Lives Matter for the Fake Killing of Officer Lt Charles Gliniewicz

Nov 5 2015: People should not lose sight of the fact that when the death of this police officer occurred, you had people like Alex Jones of Info Wars along with … [Read More...]

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Gentrification Wins in SF w/ Low Voter Turnout

November 4 2015 Well the 2015 elections in San Francisco are over and it looks like it was a big night for tech billionaires like Ron Conway along with big developers, greedy landlords and AIRBnB who he backed. Measure F and lost. In short, GENTRIFICATION … [Read More...]

Sheriff Says Brutalizing officer Ben Fields has a Black Lover So He’s Not Racist

Oct 28 2015: So apparently, the officer, Brian Fields who threw this child around and dragged her, is not a racist.  The reason being according to his boss, Richard County Sheriff Leon Lott; is because 'He's been dating  a Black woman for some time'. Yes … [Read More...]

Davey D Mix: The Beat Goes On…Till the Break of Dawn

Let's not get it twisted, many of us are big fans of James Brown inspired breaks and the boom bap sound which was once a dominant hallmark within Hip Hop. This past week on my mixshow (Breakdown FM heard on All Day Play FM), I dug in the crates a little and … [Read More...]

Lyrics Born Rocks the New Parrish

Lyrics Born is one of the tightest emcees in the Bay Area.  Formerly known as Asia Born, Lyrics Born is a key member of the Quannum Crew which includes stellar acts like; Blackalicious, DJ Shadow,  wife Joyo Velarde and Lateef the Truth Speaker who Lyrics Born … [Read More...]

Singer Joyo Velarde Represents Alongside Lyrics Born

Oct 12 2015 We recently got a chance to see Bay Area singer Joyo Velarde as she threw down some fierce vocals alongside her husband Lyrics Born during his recent show at the New Parrish. She’s definite showstopper and a powerhouse in her own right.. For those … [Read More...]

Nas Rocks West Oakland

Sept 28 2015 Oakland was treated to Nas coming to Shoreline Park in West Oakland and reppin’ to the fullest. Each song he performed was done with conviction and left the crowd yearning for more. The Bay Area Vibez Festival will hopefully be bigger and better … [Read More...]

Oakland Music Festival was Bangin’ Here are some photos I took

The City of Oakland was on tilt yesterday with two major music festivals.. The first was OMF.. Oakland Music Festival which had more than 30 acts did not disappoint.  From Anderson Paak to Afrolicious to Caleborate to Los Rakas to J Boogie Dubtronics to name a … [Read More...]

Oakland’s Blackalicious is What Hip Hop Has Been Missing

It's been a long time, they shouldn't have left you, with a strong rhyme to step to...It was 10 years ago that Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel aka Blackalicious put out their last album, The Craft. It was a dope album and left many of their fans wanting more.  That … [Read More...]

Straight Outta Mexico- Oakland’s Raw G Catches Wreck

Gina Madrid aka Raw G is a fixture in the Bay Area's current Hip Hop scene who earned her stripes and position by doing what so many successful Bay artist have done before her, by grinding. In addition to being a dope emcee who has opened for everyone from … [Read More...]

Oakland’s Boogaloo Reunion BBQ : A History Lesson in West Coast Street Dance

  The 5th annual Oakland Boogaloo Reunion BBQ  which took place in West Oakland's Shoreline Park was an incredible and inspiring intergenerational gathering that provided much needed living history. There's a popper's picnic that takes place annually … [Read More...]