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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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Andrew Schulz

As a hip-hop worshiping nerd that I am, I’ve been a fan of Charlemagne Tha God for quite some time. In fact, it has been my daily morning ritual to listen to the latest episode of The Breakfast Club (a nationally syndicated radio show based in New York City hosted by Charlamagne, Dj Envy and Angela Yee) as I sit behind my desk, sip on a strong cup of coffee and begin my work for the day. Some days after ...
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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 ...
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Moia Bri

Moia, it’s a pleasure to have you on the blog. I really enjoyed your performance alongside Speaker Child, opening for Andre Nickatina at The Music Box in San Diego. Please introduce yourself.  [M] Hey! My name’s Moia Bri. I am 20 years old, and I am a singer, songwriter and a musician. I currently reside in the suburbs of Redmond, WA, which is where I’ve been raised from the age of four. I was actually born in Cavite, Philippines, and ...
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BK-One (of Rhymesayers)

So thrilled to have BK-One of Rhymesayers [[Brother Ali’s former DJ + Producer of more than a decade]] on the blog this week. I really don’t think BK needs much of an intro, especially if you’re a loyal Rhymesayers fan. However, if you are unfamiliar with BK, you can look him up on Rhymesayers website and his Facebook music page to learn a little more about him and his work by following all the links in this entry. So without ...