Author Archives: Sheila Salenga

Hiero Day – Sept. 2nd, 2013 – Oakland, CA.

Hiero Day is an annual block party in Oakland– that commemorates, promotes, and showcases the Bay Area’s unique and diverse music culture. The legendary Hieroglyphics and other special guests will be performing live, at the free and all-ages event. This year Hiero Day will take […]

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge: “12 Reasons to Die”.

  Ghostface Killah’s 10th album: “12 Reasons to Die”, along with a comic book,  released back in April. The album, in it’s entirety, was composed and produced by Adrian Younge. Ghostface, Adrian Younge, along with Masta Killah were on a nationwide tour to promote the […]

“Prisoner of Conscious” – Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli’s 5th Album “Prisoner of Conscious” is scheduled to drop May 13th, 2013. The album features a line-up of R&B & Hip Hop heavy hitters: Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar, Nelly, Miguel, Currensy, Ryan Leslie, Marsha Ambrosius. Check out the single, “Come Here” feat. Miguel, […]

49th Street Alley – Temescal, Oakland

There’s a dope, little alley way in my neighborhood of Oakland. There, you will find a coffee bar, a gourmet doughnut spot, a barber shop, and boutiques filled with jewelry, clothing, and furniture– all made by local designers. If you’re ever in the area want […]

Handsome Oxford Launch Party

  Handsome Oxford is a petite and cozy boutique with a burst of character. The shop has been in existence for the past 5 months, and is tucked along Hyde St. in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. A “Made in America” sign and large […]

Bay Area Beat Swap Meet #2- Oakland, CA

Sunday, September 23rd, the 2nd Bay Area Beat Swap Meet will be held at Club Oasis in Oakland. There will be records for sale and trade, live producers, open cut sessions, local art designers, and much more. It’s all happening from 6pm to Midnight. Record […]

16th Annual, Hip Hop in the Park – 2012

I take my kids, every year, hoping to instill underground Hip Hop, into their lives. “Hip Hop in the Park” is an annual event, in Berkeley, that features various components of the Hip Hop culture. Showcased are Graffiti artists, break dancers/pop lockers, DJ’s, and musicians. […]

Oakland Art Murmur

  Rock Paper Scissors Collective (Retail/Art Gallery): 2278 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA. – RPS (in Uptown Oakland) sells clothing, jewelry, post cards, paintings, et cetera. Unique art pieces adorn this place from head to toe; everything made by local artists. The employees at RPS are […]

Raekwon at 103 Harriet, San Francisco – 3/22/12

 

Hip Hop: According to Hopie.

“The thing is that I seriously love being on stage – I’m usually at gigs impatiently waiting for my intro – And, I hope that that’s what I bring to the stage.  I have a lot of energy, and I love to connect with my […]

noa-‘s Art.

I first discovered and met noa- at Club Milk in San Francisco. He was painting live on stage, barefoot, with his clothes all covered in paint. Beats pulsated throughout the room as this serious, yet always smiling artist drew a distinct image on the massive canvas […]

DEAUPE Sh*t!

  DEAUPE [pronounced: dope] is a photographer and videographer, who hails from the Netherlands. I stumbled across DEAUPE’s “House of Balloons” video mix tape, on YouTube, about a month ago. I was blown away and instantly drawn to the cinematography and aesthetics of his work(s). No […]

Matt Brevner. That is all.

Holy sh*t, Matt Brevner is definitely an artist to watch out for. Have you heard of this guy? This helluva talented gentleman is an Emcee, engineer, producer, AND creative director. :: HELLO?!! :: Two words: “Self sufficient”. Matt is part Japanese, part Trinidadian, born, and […]

New Album!!! The Weekend: Thursday

Canadian Artist, The Weekend, has just released a new album, “Thursday”. You can download the entire album, for free, off their website: http://the-weeknd.com/ This is a big-deal for all fans of The Weekend, such as myself! Some songs such as “The Birds part 1” and “Rolling […]

SF Street Food Festival 2011

“The belly rules the mind.“.  –Spanish Proverb The 3rd annual SF Street Food Festival devoured the Mission District, of San Francisco, like a fat kid on a CrunchBar. [….Pun intended]. It was crackin’  at Folsom St.: from 22nd to 26th, 23rd to 25th, and from […]

Eargasms from The Bay: The Cataracs

  It’s undeniable that The Bay Area has spawned & cultivated, a plethora of unique music producers. Music producers/writers that have been behind many successful hits, out in the music world. Berkeley, CA natives, David “Campa” Benjamin Singer-Vine, (songwriter and vocalist) and Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar (songwriter, […]