#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 …

The Music Man: DJ Inform Owner of Beat Box Records Discusses DJing, Origins Of The Shop & The Importance Of Community

Special Guest Post from StepOffMagazine.com. I have been keeping an eye on Step Off! Magazine since its public inception on October 14, 2016. Its founder, Rob Camacho, and I, have connected in the world of social media, giving digital nods to the other’s work and purpose; we decided to take it one step further to let our readers know that …

Last of a Dying Breed | Access Hip Hop

I came upon this post I wrote in May of 2011. With Access hip hop closing its doors for good just a week and a half ago, I felt it appropriate to share: The digital age of music is upon us and it seems that CDs are becoming obsolete, with the demand for vinyl dwindling even more so to just …

Just a Thought | Purpose

My wife and I heard this last night and I couldn’t help but connect these sentiments with artists seeking to make music that matters. One of the most important elements in the music I enjoy, and consequently write about, is the “why?”. If asked why you make music, or why your music matters, do you have an answer? If not, …