#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 …

#WestCoastWednesdays presents JTreel

JTreel is like Lauryn Hill – a mad scientist who experiments on himself first, to make sure that his science works. He has found the right formula, and is moving forward, bearing wisdom to share with those ready to go to the next level. JTreel has been on multiple national tours as one half of the San Diego-based, SDMA nominated and awarded, loved and respected duo, Day-Go …

#WestCoastWednesdays presents Kahlee

Photo Credit: @KILLcREY Kahlee is the perfect representative of the independent entre-artist of 2017 and beyond. One who learns. Turns and teaches. Pursues sustainability. And remains fueled by his family, blood or otherwise. Kahlee has embraced the multiple-streams-of-income model as an independent hip hop artist and is more that willing to share his blueprint with others. The #FRESHstate rep is …

SOUP | Don’t Shoot the Messenger [2016 Video]

Jeff Daniels’ monologue from “The Newsroom” regarding the “greatness” of America provides the context for San Diego transplant SOUP’s Don’t Shoot the Messenger. The dark guitar loop that supplies the emcee with the haunting tone, carries the eeriness the entire length of the song. SOUP taps into the weightiness of both and delivers machine gun-like cadences full of socio-political commentary for …

Ryan Anthony | Barely See the Beach [2016 EP]

“…puttin’ on for everything // but we gotta stop murderin’ each other though // still f—in’ over colors with each other though? // let’s go and get this money with each other though // worried about the Babbies (Babylon), but it’s brothers killin’ brothers though?…” Right out of the gates with the title track Barely See the Beach, San Diego triple-threat, …

Real J Wallace | God Mourns feat. Caresa Lynnett (prod by The ILL Rendition) [2016 Song]

Existential emcee, emerging entrepreneur and the face of Barrio Logan’s Artist Incubator ThChrch, Real J Wallace, alongside Caresa Lynnett and The ILL Rendition, drops the first single off of his forthcoming album, slated to drop some time this summer. God Mourns has a stream of consciousness feel as Real J shares the growth mindset in the context of a hip hop artist …