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 …

#WestCoastWednesdays presents Tyson Amir

Being one of a few white faces in a sea of beautiful, powerful, and passionate black men and women, sitting under the weight of Tyson Amir’s words shared from his poignant, socio-political, freedom fighter’s memoir, his magnum opus (at least to date), Black Boy Poems, was uncomfortable. And that’s good. Those moments have made me who I am, they make …

In Case You Missed It | Recent Releases From the West

The picture at the end of the video is classic. Don’t rush to get there, but just know you’ve got a gem awaiting you. San Diego’s socially aware, renaissance revolutionary, and peace-loving warrior, Odessa Kane, let us know that he is willing to take to the streets if all that is left as an option is to bear arms. Left …

Boogie | Won’t Be The Same feat. Ayo [2017 Video]

Favorite is a funny word. Life is too nuanced for favorites. But I will say this, I have enjoyed listening to, getting to “know” (if I can even say that), and watching the growth of Compton’s torch-bearing emcee/rapper, Boogie, more than any other artist over the past couple of years. He has a rich catalogue of mixtapes: Thirst 48, The Reach, and Thirst …