2nd Floor Samurai’s Are Bay Area HipHoppas Kensho Kuma & MC Orukusaki

2nd Floor Samurai’s are Bay Area HipHoppas Kensho Kuma & MC Orukusaki By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Kensho Kuma and MC Orukusaki make up the multi-talented duo, 2nd Floor Samurai’s whose new album, “Shogun Stories” is set to be released spring ’16. Kensho and Oruk have known each other for over 16 years, running in different music circles but performing at the same shows, more … Continue reading 2nd Floor Samurai’s Are Bay Area HipHoppas Kensho Kuma & MC Orukusaki

Feel the Power of the Smooth Beast

Feel The Power of the Smooth Beast By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Most Recent Album: Smooth Beast Release Date: Winter 2016 Oakland, CA Smooth Beast, a traditional boom-bap style HipHop foursome with blues and Latin pizazz came together through “Return of the Cypher,” [R.O.T.C.] in ’14 at one of the few hip-hop venues/events left in San Francisco, CA at The Boom Boom Room. Smooth Beast … Continue reading Feel the Power of the Smooth Beast

Kensho Kuma; Album: Projekt Life Force

Kensho Kuma Album: Projekt Life Force Released: 2010   By Aaris A. Schroeder Kensho Kuma has had an interesting life, being born in Yokohama, Japan and moving to the United States in ’85. The Bay Area became his home and you can hear, in his album, “Projekt Life Force,” released May ’10, the massive Bay Area underground hip-hop influence while he spits in both English … Continue reading Kensho Kuma; Album: Projekt Life Force