What Does “Faded” Mean, Mr. West?

What Does “Faded” Mean, Mr. West? By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Kanye West suprisingly released, “Faded” (The Life of Pablo) recently and I had the chance to watch it during the VMA’s (Video Music Awards) on August 28. This super strange song and video features emcees Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone. To my amazement,… Continue reading What Does “Faded” Mean, Mr. West?

DJ Khaled and Nas Get It Right With, “Nas Album Done”

DJ Khaled and Nas Get It Right With, “Nas Album Done” By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief The video, “Nas Album Done” produced by “L.A.” Reid (EPIC Records) and released by DJ Khaled for his album, “Major Key” featuring Nas is beyond awesome, sampling Lauren Hill of The Fugee’s, “Fu-Gee-La” (’96) in the background (or if… Continue reading DJ Khaled and Nas Get It Right With, “Nas Album Done”

Kosha Dillz Gives TEDx Talk, ‘Freestyle Rap Saved My Life’

Kosha Dillz Gives TEDx Talk, ‘Freestyle Rap Saved My Life’ By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief East-Coast emcee, now Los Angeles living music hustler, Kosha Dillz knows how to make his dreams come true. Recently, Kosha had the chance to talk with guests in Poland about how freestyle rap continues to be in his life and… Continue reading Kosha Dillz Gives TEDx Talk, ‘Freestyle Rap Saved My Life’

N.U.S.A.M. Member, Brian Rogers Works With Youth In Nicaragua & ‘Felt The Bern’ in Sacramento

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief As a two-time SAMMIE (that is the Sacramento Music Awards, for all of you out there) inductee (’07 and ’12)and recently adding another SAMMIE to his repertoire, Brian Rogers is well deserving and so is his band, Groovincible that performs all over Northern CA at events like Sierra High and… Continue reading N.U.S.A.M. Member, Brian Rogers Works With Youth In Nicaragua & ‘Felt The Bern’ in Sacramento

New Black Metal: Zeal And Ardor Showcase African-American Spirituals with a Bluesy Tip

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief If you thought you knew what Black Metal was, think again. Listening to Zeal and Ardor’s freshman album, “Devil Is Fine,” you will be thrown into the depths of African-American history with gospel music pierced with the pain that goes along with that history. More like a score, “Devil Is… Continue reading New Black Metal: Zeal And Ardor Showcase African-American Spirituals with a Bluesy Tip

Zion Roots, “Oh Mama” Album Sacramento Classic Reggae

Zion Roots “Oh Mama” By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Zion Roots’ lead vocalist, Nicholas Gregoire executes classically Roots-Reggae album, “Oh Mama” released in ’13 who not only sings but also wrote each song. Joining Gregoire are John Joseph (guitarist, backup vocals), Beddot TeTe (keyboardist, backup vocals and musical arrangement), Queen Natty (backup vocals), Akhil Mustafa… Continue reading Zion Roots, “Oh Mama” Album Sacramento Classic Reggae

The Beatknocks, “Konnection Established” To Be Last Album Together

The Beatknocks, “Konnection Established” To Be Last Album Together By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Sol and Hennessy, Sacramento, CA-based Hip-Hop artists have released their second and final album together as the duo, The Beatknocks with their album, “Konnection Established” October 2015, still in rotation. Both emcees have released music on their own and in collaborations… Continue reading The Beatknocks, “Konnection Established” To Be Last Album Together