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Nate Whitsell – creator of « #SDLovesHipHop »

Nate and I continue our discussion of hip-hop culture. I also learn that, Nate is actually an aspiring emcee himself with a body of work to back it. Our conversation takes yet another turn when I remind him of the time when we had first met and we spoke about something that I found especially intriguing that combines both of his passions – teaching & hip-hop and the repercussions of it on his students. We also discuss various free educational ...
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Savon Slater – creator of « The Need to Know Podcast ...

Savon talks about his come up in the broadcasting industry, the creation of The Need to Know Podcast, meeting his cohosts, the dynamics of conducting business with friends, marketing on social media, analytics pressure and much more. He also shares a few inspiring personal life anecdotes that lead into a solid advice for aspiring creators. « » Savon shares a story about how his tweet @ Joe Budden lead him to an opportunity to work behind the scenes of The Joe Budden ...
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Legends Never Die

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. How’s everybody doing tonight? Last Saturday was one of the most festive nights in San Diego as people congregated in every boozy establishment to pay their respect to Saint Patrick. Some raggers paid so much homage to Pat, even the cops pulled up. Which made me wonder, why do people drop so much cash on admission fees to San Diego Zoo when there’s so much wildlife to observe for free in downtown. There’s just something ...
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Ric Scales vs Knox Overstreet Rap Battle, May 21st, 2017

The more time I spend stopping around downtown San Diego the more I realize how much talent our community truly breeds, especially in the hip-hop scene. Just last Saturday I attended Biggie & Tupac Tribute Exhibit + Rap Battle at Just Another Gallery – a high end art gallery and glass art exhibition. The battle was hosted by Ramel J. Wallace, and was by far one of the most unique hip-hop events I have had the pleasure to be a part ...
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“Go” by Real J. Wallace, produced by Dayfade

A few weeks back I’ve had the pleasure to attend Black Xpression Night at ThChrch in Barrio Logan where I’ve witnessed a number of performers get on the mic and spit some of the most beautiful and heartfelt poetry and bars. One of the performers that was in attendance that night was Ramal J. Wallace, otherwise known as Real J; who is in fact a co-owner of ThChrch and a highly regarded emcee and philanthropist in San Diego community. The second ...
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Black Xpression ft. Apollo Lason

If you are a fan of poetry, hip-hop and music, Black Xpression – open mic night in Barrio Logan, San Diego is probably one of the coolest things to do in San Diego on a Friday night. Curated by Xpress, an organization that promotes open dialogue and platform for the community, and held at ThChrch on 2185 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113, Black Xpression is lit with positive vibes and great energy. The hosts are welcoming, attendees are friendly and above all, the talent is fire! Don’t ...
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Kosha Dillz Drops a New Video Before Kicking Off His ...

Last weekend Kosha Dillz dropped his new video for his track “No You Can’t” which can be found on his debut album What I Do All Day & Pickle. The song, as well as the video content, is a witty and tongue-in-cheek message dedicated to those who shamelessly ask you for things and favors and to them Dillz says “No You Can’t”. I’ve actually had the pleasure watching him perform this joint live and it’s hilariously true. It’s definitely the type ...
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Kosha Dillz + Glen Parks + Flavia + Ehiorobo

Kosha Dillz + Glen Pars + Flavia + Ehiorobo at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles
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Speaker Child

It’s a pleasure to have you on the blog Speaker Child. I really enjoyed your performance alongside Moia Bri, opening for Andre Nickatina at The Music Box in San Diego. Please introduce yourself. [CV] Where are you from? [SP] I was born and raised in Lake Tahoe Kings Beach, CA and moved to Seattle, WA in 2009 [CV] Your full name? [SP] Legal Name: Brian Augustine [CV] What was your upbringing like? [SP] I grew up in a trailer park ...