Dec 20

Aesop Rock + Tobacco are Malibu Ken. New album out on RSE on January 18, 2019. The first two singles (with videos by Rob Shaw):

Pre-order “Malibu Ken” now:
Bundle your pre-order with limited/exclusive Malibu Ken merch:

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Dec 06

Rob Sonic’s long awaited Defriender is out now.  Cuts & scratches by Mr. Dibbs. Background vocals by Milk Gold. Dave Correia absolutely killed it with the artwork.

Stream it now:


Apple Music


Google Play


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Dec 06

It was recently the 25th anniversary of Del’s No Need for Alarm, and he chopped it up with David Ma and Nate LeBlanc for Wax Poetics’ inaugural podcast to recall the recording of the album.

Ambrosia For Heads also sat down with Del, Domino & Dante Ross for an interview about the making of the record and the formation of the Hieroglyphics sound.

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Nov 19

Here are our recommended dates for placing your order for arrival by December 21, 2018.  This is the last regular business day for delivery before the Christmas holiday.

For International Orders: Place orders by December 4, 2018.  
Please factor in transit time and Customs delays.

For U.S. Orders: Place orders by December 14, 2018.
Please factor in transit time and weather delays.

These dates are for reference purposes only and are NOT a guarantee of arrival times.

Package theft occurs in every neighborhood.  Please ship your package to a secure location where someone will be able to receive and/or sign for it.

Oct 12


This Saturday, the Life is Living Festival returns for a FREE celebration of Oakland. This is a people-powered, community-coordinated effort to model a more sustainable, compassionate, creative and just world for all. It is reflective of the beauty, struggle and spirit of our communities. Come dream, dance, create and play! Learn more about what to expect:


Cal Shakes and Youth Speaks are teaming up to curate a theater stage celebrating FUTURISM: AFROS & BEYOND. With a pulsing through-line spun by DJ Slum B & MC’d by Lisa Evans, we’re featuring a mixtape of local artists conjuring liberatory futures through word, music, and movement.

12:00 pm | DJ Slum B & MC Lisa Evans | Theater Stage Opening
12:30 pm | Cal Shakes | black odyssey
12:50 pm | LAVEAU project | Laveau
1:10 pm | RYSE | Lead With Love
1:30 pm | Lower Bottom Playaz | Protection Shields
1:50 pm | TeAda Productions| Master of the Currents
2:10 pm | Dimensions Extensions | See Something, Do Something!
2:30 pm | Afro Urban Society | What Had Happened Was – Bakanal de Afrique
2:50 pm | Claudia Alick | The Revolution Will Be Accessible
3:10 pm | La Mezcla | Pachuquismo
3:30 pm | The Global Street Dance Masquerade| #AFRQM8 Dontuntrah

Be sure to check out The Crucible for a chance to win these dope wheels! In addition, The Crucible will be hosting *free* hands-on activities like copper stamping and leather cuff making AND a kids’ bike raffle. You don’t want to miss this interactive, all ages experience.
With holiday season around the corner, we got you covered with a Marketplace filled with local vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, artisanal soaps, essential oils, apparel, textiles and much more. Support your local Oakland entrepreneurs, creatives and makers!  

They also have an IndieGoGo campaign to help to pay for the expenses associated with putting on the festival.  Please donate here.

11th Annual Life Is Living Festival
Saturday, October 13th
De Fremery Park | 1651 Adeline Street 
West Oakland

See you there!

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Sep 28

Til Infinity:The Souls Of Mischief Official Trailer from Til Infinity Doc on Vimeo.

It’s been 25th years(!) since 93 ’til Infinity came out, and the documentary,”Til Infinity” is releasing a special  25th Anniversary Limited Edition cassette-shaped USB.  It is packed with the film, extended & deleted scenes, promos, shorts & production stills.  Scoop on their site:

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Sep 19

Lyrics Born just released his 10th album featuring collaborations with Aloe Blacc, Del, Galactic & Kelly Finnigan, Gift of Gab,  Chali 2na and Joyo Velarde.  LB and his band are currently out on the road in support of the release. You can find the new album on his PledgeMusic site , which also has a lot of rarities and fun opportunities.

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Aug 29

Hiero Day is this Monday.  Tickets are $19.93 now (but go up on Monday).  The festival returns to its 3rd Street location (entrance on 3rd & MLK) in Oakland near Jack London Square.  In addition to music, there will also be a variety of food, vendors and a Kids’ Zone with reading every hour presented by Akira’s Book Club.

And it don’t stop…RSVP now for a free ticket to the after party presented by Wax Poetic x Beat Culture and hosted by Pep Love.

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Jul 06

The first feature film from Boots Riley is out today in limited release!  Check showtimes in your area here.

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Jun 29

This week Soul Assassins & Rappcats have been previewing songs from the new DJ MUGGS & MF DOOM project MUGGS X DOOM.  The first single is “Death Wish” (vid above) which also features Freddie Gibbs.

“Assassination Day” features Kool G. Rap.  Packages available at Soul Assassins.

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