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, …

Odessa Kane | As One (prod Digital Martyrs) [2015 Song]

One of San Diego’s most respected and beloved emcees, Odessa Kane, with the help of the Digital Martyrs on the beat, has created the anthem for the Reclaiming The Community movement with As One. The album is a powerful piece of contemporary literature, a story of change, of growth, and this record perfectly summarizes the RTC LP. This is the song …

Locksmith | Lofty Goals [2015 Album]

Locksmith shows his hand right away with Lessons as his album opener. The listener is instantly confronted with the fact that Locksmith has quite a story, both as an artist and as a man. “Such a beautiful setting//life’s good, my music’s finally spreading//looking back on a time when I wasn’t getting, the recognition deserved//but I’m hanging on by a threading//I’m letting go of …

Just A Thought | Stories Connect You to Your Audience

Have you ever wondered why dope emcees, phenomenal spitters, authentic hip hop heads, have trouble garnering a following, while there are some somewhat less technically skilled artists (though the two categories are not mutually exclusive) building tremendous and extremely loyal fanbases? I’m talking, real, good hip hop too. I know that the immediate reaction is probably to point to pop …