#WestCoastWednesdays presents Lazy Astronauts

Purity beats perfection. Every time. Gabonano and Ralph Quasar (fka 18Sense) have found a pure place that lies somewhere between procrastination and productivity. There, the duo lackadaisically built a launch pad, from which the Lazy Astronauts took to space, and they show no sign of coming back down. The recently released, self-titled album, Lazy Astronauts, feels akin to a laid back, …

#WestCoastWednesdays presents Sam Gouthro

Image courtesy of Lenny Villegas (@villegasmedia) If J Dilla’s “So Far To Go“, featuring Common and D’Angelo, somehow took on the flesh of an unassuming twenty-something living in San Diego, California, the song would undoubtedly bear uncanny resemblance to Sam Gouthro. The humility and laid-back nature of the SD native might make an allusion to Dilla, Com’ Sense, and D’Angelo …

#HipHopWeds Provides San Diego with Quality Hip Hop, Every Wednesday at AC Lounge

Kahlee, San Diego transplant by way of Gardena, California, has paid dues in the hip hop scene in America’s Finest City for the past decade plus, earning him the respect and footing to begin creating platforms to showcase what our city has to offer. #HipHopWeds‘ flagship event at Normal Heights’ Air Conditioned Lounge, Hip Hop House SD (an extension of …

#WestCoastWednesday presents Ms. Lauryn Hill | Mystery of Iniquity

I took a week off from posting “#WestCoastWednesdays presents…” in the wake of Charlottesville as I engaged in conversations, both online and, more importantly, in person, to gain some understanding of where people are at; and to allow myself to process a bit as well. In turn, I have run the emotional gamut from hopelessness as “statistics” and “blacks kill …