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Hiero Day 2017 EXCLUSIVE —  Lineup Announced!!

Hiero Day 2017 EXCLUSIVE — Lineup Announced!!

It’s here! Hiero Day 2017 lineup is here, and no lie, it’s slightweight fire ——— What began six years ago on Sept 3rd (a subtle reference to 93 til Infinity) as a way for the community to come together, listen to, and appreciate the music of the

Olivia Monahan

August 24th, 2017

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Do you want to be free? — Forest Hills Dr 2014: Revisited

Do you want to be free? — Forest Hills Dr 2014: Revisited

What is it about certain music that connects with us more? Is it because it happened to resonate with us during a time of hardship, gaining it automatic top ranking in your mental rolodex? Or maybe that’s a rhetorical question… ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ by J. ...

Antoine Hopkins

August 17th, 2017

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Hiii(gh) Power – The Climax – Kung Fu Kenny Edition

Hiii(gh) Power – The Climax – Kung Fu Kenny Edition

Welp. Here it is – the climax. You came back to hear about the actual show and I hope that in some small way, I am able to explain it. ———– So I know that DRAM has gotten pretty popular lately, but he hasn’t really been my cup of tea. Like, he isn’t ...

Olivia Monahan

August 17th, 2017

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SZA — Love Galore

SZA — Love Galore

Lo0OOOOoOOOvee- as long as we got. SZA’s new hit, “Love Galore” has taken the streets in a storm. Now with over 12 million views on Youtube, SZA’s sky rocketing as not only an artist, but an artist of color, an artist as a woman, and an artist as a ...

Aika Eden

August 15th, 2017

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Oh Flog Gnaw!! — Tyler, the Creator drops the dopeness with festival lineup

Oh Flog Gnaw!! — Tyler, the Creator drops the dopeness with festival lineup

Sweet Christmas. As if it wasn’t enough that Tyler, the Creator AKA Mr. Odd Future AKA Felicia the Goat decided to drop ‘Flowerboyz’, which is at the top of my list for releases to beat in 2017 — but today he announced the pure FIRE that is the lineup

Olivia Monahan

August 14th, 2017

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#StylerSoundtracks — Joey Purp Edition

#StylerSoundtracks — Joey Purp Edition

“Who you choose to surround yourself by, is who you choose to become in the end.” Such a fucking important statement — and so real. We can often be affected by the company we keep, to the point where we start to absorb their mannerisms, their tastes, their ...

Olivia Monahan

August 14th, 2017

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An Ode to Hip Hop — 44 Years Later

An Ode to Hip Hop — 44 Years Later

I’m not here to tell you about the history of hip hop. That information is in no short supply, and if you look anywhere online today you will find a horde of articles honoring the birth of one of America’s most amazing contributions to the make up of our society.

Olivia Monahan

August 11th, 2017

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J.Cole just added to #ImagineJustice lineup!

J.Cole just added to #ImagineJustice lineup!

Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooo. As if I was not already excited enough about this Common concert, last night he dropped a bomb on me that I was not anticipating. It’s like kismet, or fate sometimes the way things can seem to work out in my life … I almost feel like ...

Olivia Monahan

August 10th, 2017

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Hiii(gh) Power — Dispatch from a Road Trip  — Kung Fu Kenny

Hiii(gh) Power — Dispatch from a Road Trip — Kung Fu Kenny

I almost got fired because of Kendrick Lamar. ————- Alright guys I’m back and this time I’m talking bout the man, the myth, the Gawd – King Kendrick. This is a two parter though, and part one is the build up. I know the build up to a

Olivia Monahan

August 10th, 2017

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The XX – Sacramento Tour

The XX – Sacramento Tour

The xx are an English indie band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London and currently consists of Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. They are best known for their distinct and unique ...

Aika Eden

August 9th, 2017

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SZA — Preview I

SZA — Preview I

There’s an unapologetically divine and feminine quality to Ctrl, Solána Rowe’s, a.k.a. SZA’s, debut album, like she’s thinking out loud about growing up in a dreamy singsong. Some musical influences she has includes Billie Holiday, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bjork, and/or ...

Aika Eden

August 9th, 2017

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The Autobiography of Vic Mensa – An Album in Review

The Autobiography of Vic Mensa – An Album in Review

“She mean mugging like Frida Kahlo”. It’s lines like this that show the cleverness and uniqueness of the man known as Vic Mensa. An artist from the tough inner city streets of Chicago, whose vision far surpasses the everyday musings of the average rapper ...

Antoine Hopkins

July 28th, 2017

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All that Glitters is GOLDEN — That New New — The Nanna.B Edition

All that Glitters is GOLDEN — That New New — The Nanna.B Edition

I used to pride myself on always being on top of music. Whether it was new releases, new artists, or the next “big thing” on someone’s radar, I used to devour music as though it was my life force. Then I had kids. Then I got older. Then I had to adult and ...

Olivia Monahan

July 25th, 2017

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SZA — CTRL tour preview

SZA — CTRL tour preview

Sacramento is in for a real treat. Formally know as SZA, birth name Solana Imani Rowe, will be performing at the Ace of Spades this September. SZA is an American singer and songwriter who plays with elements of soul, hip-hop, minimalist R&B, Cloud rap, witch house, and ...

Aika Eden

July 24th, 2017

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Northern Nights 2017 RECAP

Northern Nights 2017 RECAP

YOOO OKAY w o w @ Northern Nights 2017. Northern Nights was so balistic last year… and THIS YEAR was a WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE that certainly had a major kung-pow kick added into the mix. Despite being a relatively new, independent festival, Northern Nights has managed to draw ...

Aika Eden

July 21st, 2017

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