Blu and Exile | Constellations (feat. Lyric Jones) [2018 Video]

If this doesn’t make you smile, then I’m not sure what will. The fun, playful side of the culture should never be neglected and your boys Blu and Ex don’t disappoint with “Constellations”! The track is part of the amazing collection of tracks from the archive created during the original sessions that are responsible for Below the Heavens. The visuals imagine …

Imperial feat. Sareem Poems & Sojourn [2018 Audio]

Illect Recordings isn’t playin’ in 2018. They’ve hit ground runnin’ and, naturally, the first project to get SDLHH hip to their building momentum this year is Imperial’s “Know the Call” featuring Sareem Poems (fka Sharlock Poems of LA Symphony), and North County San Diego drummer, producer, spitter, Sojourn. No frills. No bells and whistles. Just raw hip hop. The trio …

#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 …