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

ʻEND FR8 Project Film Premiere Boasted To Be The Next West-Coast ʻStyle Warsʻ

ʻEND FR8 Project Film Premiere Boasted To Be The Next West-Coast ʻStyle Warsʻ

Sacramento, CA, Feb 15, 2018 — Independent Graffiti-Art Film, “END FR8 Project” Will Premiere March 10, For The First Time at The Historical Colonial Theatre in Oak Park; a Sub-Division of Downtown Sacramento, Showcasing Many of The Great And Late Graffiti Writers Since The ʻ90s to The Modern Era. Continue reading ʻEND FR8 Project Film Premiere Boasted To Be The Next West-Coast ʻStyle Warsʻ

Jamaican Jerk Stew: Chicken and Veggie Where The Spice Is Right!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Veggie Stew

By Aaris A. Schroeder

If you are looking for a tasty island-inspired dinner from Jamaica, I have just the recipe for you, just in time for the One Love One Heart Reggae Festival in Sacramento and the Cali Reggae On The River Festival on the Mateel River in South Humboldt amongst so many other events coming up this summer.

So I decided to make this recipe because I keep passing by this Jamaican Jerk spice that my grandma has in the cupboard. I looked up a recipe for the rub and decided to improvise and see what I can come up with.

Now, remember that this is a spicy dish, so if you want to remove the spice all together, you can nix the hot peppers and use different colored bell pepper. If you want to lower the heat a bit, use serrano peppers as the spice is lower and the pepper is sweeter but I enjoy spice and so this is full of it!

Ingredients

1 cup of Pickled Hot Peppers (or 6 fresh habaneros)
2 tbsp Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
2 tbsp Fresh Thyme
1 bunch of Green Onions
2 tbsp Allspice
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Nutmeg
1 tbsp Black pepper
Whole Chicken Chopped or 1 pnd Wings, Legs, Breast pieces
4 Carrots Chopped
1 Onion Chopped in Half and then Quartered
1 ½ cup of Chopped Celery
3 Garlic Cloves
4 tbsp Ginger
½ cup Flour
1.2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup Beer (Red Stripe Lager for a Sweeter, Citrusy Punch or try Jamaican Red Ale for a Rich, Brown Suga Favor)
1 cup Water
2 large Sweet Potatoes
3 cups Cauliflower

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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, the video was super simple, recording artist Teyana Taylor dancing … 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 you are really old school, credit for those famous words … Continue reading DJ Khaled and Nas Get It Right With, “Nas Album Done”

Exclusive: Sacramento’s Queen “Marvaless” Talks New Albums, & More!

By Siccness Dot Net Contributing Publication Sacramento’s Queen, also known to the world as Marvaless aka Marva Jean. The Central Valley femcee first pierced the West Coast rap scene in 1993, a year after finishing high school, and connecting with the Gangsta Rap Mobfather C-Bo to record her debut album, Ghetto Blues, through AWOL Records. She went on to release several more successive solo releases … Continue reading Exclusive: Sacramento’s Queen “Marvaless” Talks New Albums, & More!

Memorial Day Weekend Summertime Peace 4 Yo’ Blueberries

Memorial Day Weekend Summertime Peace 4 Yo’ Blueberries By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Yo, this recipe is for everyone who is planning on having the best Memorial Day Weekend ever! If you ever wanted to make a healthful dessert or snack for the masses that tasted like perfection and no overheating your house with an oven then check this simple dessert. Ingredients Vanilla Bean Greek … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend Summertime Peace 4 Yo’ Blueberries