Hidden Gems, Press Releases

Rob Woods New Album The Black Tape Will Be Released on Juneteenth

BAY AREA, CA--  Sacramento artist Rob Woods will release his highly anticipated project, The Black Tape on June 19, 2020. The Black Tape is a collective of feeling, love, anger, happiness, pain, and a complete stand up for our people which Woods represents. This is an Us tape. The motivation behind the project was the… Continue reading Rob Woods New Album The Black Tape Will Be Released on Juneteenth

Hidden Gems, interviews

Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

A year ago on February 9th, 2019, I took a road trip to Santa Barbara to see an art show put together by Emily Mata, an art student at Westmont college. A photo I had shared with her was painted portraying the bond I share with an American citizen, despite our different heritage and race.… Continue reading Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

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Nipsey Hussle: LA’s Self Made Legend

On Sunday March 31st, community leader, entrepreneur and rapper Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside of his Marathon Clothing Store in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. Nipsey was LA’s self-made legend who crafted his own space into the music industry, business and philanthropy by living by the “G Code”, or honoring the code of… Continue reading Nipsey Hussle: LA’s Self Made Legend

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Honey Gold Jasmine: The Intergalactic Soul Queen

Honey Gold Jasmine is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, ARTivist, music therapist, actress, event coordinator, model, and Mills College alumnae from Vallejo, CA. She is known for her eccentric and experimental sounds of hip hop, jazz, r&b, and soul mixed with her poetic and sultry vocals. The vibe of her music and performances take you on… Continue reading Honey Gold Jasmine: The Intergalactic Soul Queen

Hidden Gems, interviews

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: T. Carriér

T. Carriér is a talented and respected artist in the Bay Area. His final album, Extreme Sacrifices, will be released November 30th, 2018. Check out my exclusive interview with the man himself below and make sure you support this amazing body of work. Also, check out my review of the album here!   Being a… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: T. Carriér

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Boys Will Be Boys: Jules Tatham

By Palmira Muniz (@vivalapalma) Jules Tatham is a trans non binary person of Black, Indigenous, and white descent from South Carolina. A talented artist and photographer who studied graphic design and fine art at the Art Institute of Charleston, Tatham is able to bring their vision to life with their new exhibit, showcased in Los… Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Jules Tatham

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Tayla Parx

Taylor Monet Parks (Tayla Parx) is an American singer-songwriter, and actress who has racked up three Grammy nominations by the age of 22. I was first introduced to her while listening to the song Island by Eric Bellinger. Honestly, I was shook that I never heard of her before! Her voice is so melodic and her song… Continue reading Tayla Parx

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Rap Queens Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Need to do Better

Earlier this week, everybody was tuned in to new developments in the beef between female rappers Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Nicki Minaj went on her radio show Queen Radio to address numerous allegations made my Cardi and her sister Hennessy throughout the week. In response to Nicki's show, Cardi B. went on Instagram and posted… Continue reading Rap Queens Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Need to do Better

Go Awf!, Reviews

Lil’ Wayne Proves He Still Got it with Tha Carter 5

Last month, Lil' Wayne released his highly anticipated album, Tha Carter 5. This album is a follow up to the Tha Carter 4, which was released in 2011. The 23 track album is proof that Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is still the G.O.A.T. Tha Carter 5 features artists like Travis Scott, Nivea, Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj… Continue reading Lil’ Wayne Proves He Still Got it with Tha Carter 5

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Ella Mai Delivers on Her Debut Album

Earlier this month, singer/songwriter Ella Mai released her self titled debut album. I can undeniably report that this is her best body of work to date. I have been listening to Ella Mai since the release of her three EPs, Time (2016), Change (2016) and Ready (2017). A year later, I can wholeheartedly say that Ella was… Continue reading Ella Mai Delivers on Her Debut Album