#WestCoastWednesdays presents No1MC

North County San Diego hip hop’s own, No1MC, bares his soul, and says, “if [it doesn’t come from the soul], then there’s no need to even do it.” As NoOne shares with SDLovesHipHop, it becomes increasingly apparent that his love and dedication to hip hop culture comes directly from the soul of this emcee, producer, engineer, father, co-founder of Mad …

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 …

Boogie’s Tour Extends ‘The Reach’ of His Music | The Reach Tour – Orange County’s Constellation Room

  Boogie is different. No, really; he is. I recently reviewed his mixtape, The Reach, and struggled to find the words to do justice the complexity of this young emcee and the thrust of his music. “I ain’t here to glorify anything; I’m just sharing my story.” –Boogie at OC’s Constellation Room. How many times have we heard that from rapper “x,” …

Can I Kick It? Yes You Kane! | Beatrock Music’s 5th Year Anniversary Left Coast Tour

San Diego hometown hero Odessa Kane was recently signed to the Beatrock Music roster, joining the five-year movement of revolutionary-minded artists, figure-headed by LA’s Bambu De Pistola. The band of brothers (and sisters) celebrated the label’s 5th-year anniversary on their San Diego leg of the Left Coast Tour Saturday, July 25th. The show was scheduled to take place at The Irenic in …