The MisFreducation of Flossalini

While Lauren Hill may have produced a well-rounded HipHop album during the end of the Golden Era of HipHop, Sacramento native Fred Harris, also known as Flossalini and longtime emcee brings Sactoe street anthem style beats and rhymes in his newest album, “The MisFreducation of Flossalini.” Continue reading The MisFreducation of Flossalini

Sac: Get Ready To ʻRAWKʻ with Mahtie Bush X DJ ETHIK

August 24 marks the release date of the album, “RAWK” for emcee Mahtie Bush; a staple in the Sacramento Hip-Hop community. He began the notorious “Backpackramento” movement in ʻ07 and has been in the lime light and behind the scenes for over two decades as a second-generation HipHop head, emceeing, breaking and organizing. Continue reading Sac: Get Ready To ʻRAWKʻ with Mahtie Bush X DJ ETHIK

“The Effort” & “Analog in a Digital World” By Runt Rock & J*Rock It of Live Manikins

“The Effort” & “Analog in a Digital World” By Runt Rock & J*Rock It Part of the Pangea Project & Live Manikins Crew By Aaris A. Schroeder Two parts of a whole, Runt Rock and J-Rock of Live Manikins show progressive hip-hop a one-two punch in their double EP special release, “The Effort,” featuring Runt Rock and “Analog in a Digital World” by J-Rock, released … Continue reading “The Effort” & “Analog in a Digital World” By Runt Rock & J*Rock It of Live Manikins

UBO-HAMMER NEWSLETTER: SEPT. 23-29

Ubo-Hammer Makin’ the News!    SACRAMENTO, CA – SEPT. 11, 2010 – SECOND SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER showed how the public and the police treat local entertainment and how both react to it. Unfortunately, in the literal cross fires of it all, Victor Hugo Perez Zavala, 24, was shot along with three other victims.  The police want to call this “gang crossfire” according to Sacbee.com but … Continue reading UBO-HAMMER NEWSLETTER: SEPT. 23-29

80 West: Go West Sacramento!

KBMB Is The Bomb Local Music, Local Feedback! By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief KBMB 103.5, local Sacramento hip-hop and R&B radio station, owned and operated by Clear Channel is going back to basics by starting a two hour segment every Sunday from 8-10 pm called 80 West, dedicated to all local urban sounds. DJed by radio personalities Nikia and Famous, already pertinent factors and voices … Continue reading 80 West: Go West Sacramento!

2Ugli Prepares for War With New Music Through Baby Grande Records

By Aaris A. Schroeder Been making and creating sounds and rhymes since the tender age of 12 and infatuated with hip-hop such as Wu-Tang Clan, EPMD and Cypress Hill, 2ugli; San Diego-based emcee, a former member of Apes in English and now unofficially signed to Baby Grande Records [no comment from Baby Grande] will be releasing, “Back on Broadway,” November ’09 as well as two … Continue reading 2Ugli Prepares for War With New Music Through Baby Grande Records

Leakin’ It; Rap on Rep: Mahtie Bush’s New Release “BACKPACKRAMENTO”

Mahtie Bush “BACKPACKRAMENTO” By Annie Jay The beat in “BACKPACRAMENTO” takes me back to the bus stop with my green Jansport, a transfer slip in my pocket, enough money to get home and of course my headphones.  Puff coat on in Downtown Berkeley trying to get to Oakland, tagging along memories of back in the day when I was 16-years-old, just listening and dreaming; a … Continue reading Leakin’ It; Rap on Rep: Mahtie Bush’s New Release “BACKPACKRAMENTO”

Mic Jordan is Analytical and Persuasive in Hip-Hop

Album: Leviathan By: Mic Jordan of Tribe of Levi Produced: Independent By Aaris A. Schroeder Tribe of Levi has always been about their emceeing skills and word play, bringing the attention to local and universal politics and life’s daily dealings, so it is no wonder that Mic Jordan’s mind aimed in the same direction with his second solo album represents the same appeal. With songs … Continue reading Mic Jordan is Analytical and Persuasive in Hip-Hop