Sep 12

Gift of Gab – Finding Inspiration Somehow

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Spent the weekend absorbing Gift of Gab’s new album, Finding Inspiration Somehow. It is filled with his struggles and so much wisdom and love. Find digitally here, hard copies available for pre-order on Nature Sounds’ site and Bandcamp.

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Aug 15


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We are heartbroken over the sudden passing of Steve “Zumbi” Gaines. Please consider donating to the GoFundMe set up for his young sons.

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Oct 09

Mystic – We Are The People

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After taking a break to educate the youth, Mystic @thatgirlmystic is back with a new single, “We Are the People (All Around The World)”. Listen in here.

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Sep 09

Aesop Rock – The Gates

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Aesop Rock debuted the visuals for “The Gates” this week. It’s the first single from Spirit World Field Guide which drops in November. Pre-orders along with new merch up at

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Sep 07

Hiero Day 2020 Virtual Concert & Film

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World Premiere of “Til Infinity”⁠
The definitive Hieroglyphics documentary ⁠
w/ Special Hiero Day Performance, exclusive never before seen behind the scenes footage & Interview with the Hieroglyphics Crew.⁠

Hiero Day Will Stream Live on Sway’s Universe on YouTube on September 7th ⁠
Starting at ⁠
1:20 PM PT 3:20 PM CT 4:20 PM ET.⁠


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Jun 19

Juneteenth now a state holiday in VA

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Pharrell lobbied Governor Northam of his home state of Virginia to make Juneteenth a paid state holiday.
“This year, Juneteenth will look like no Juneteenth before. People of all ages and races, our advocates and allies as well, will together in solidarity for black people like never before … It’s already happening in the streets,” Williams said of protesters fighting for racial justice. “And we love you for that. I’m grateful for those that are standing with us. By the way those are Americans in the streets, not just people who look like me, those are Americans, of all types.” – Pharrell
Hopefully other states and the federal government will follow. To learn more about Juneteenth, please click here.

Dec 13

The Fog Lovers Club

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Jeremy Fish is showing new work December 14, 2019 – January 4, 2020 at Hashimoto Gallery at 804 Sutter and Spoke Art Gallery at 816 Sutter. 26 new pieces inspired by his love for “the best city on earth”. Opening reception is on December 14th from 6-9pm. Preview the whole collection.

2019 / 11” x 32”
Collab with Professor Paul Schmitt
Acrylic on custom cut skateboard

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Dec 07

Freddie Gibbs x Madlib Tiny Desk Concert

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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib stopped by NPR for a tiny desk concert, and they brought El Michels Affair as their band. (via npr)

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Aug 16

Dream Day 2019

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Celebrating the life and legacy of one of Oakland’s finest.

Michael “Dream” Francisco was one of Oakland’s prolific artists, locally renowned and globally respected, not only for his innovative and original style, but also for his community and social justice outlook.

In 2010, ten years after his death, the City of Oakland proclaimed the day of his death, February 17th, Dream Day, to honor the contributions he made to the City. Dream would have been 50 on August 15th, 2019.

Sat, August 17, 2019
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT
Mosswood Park
3612 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Tickets here.

A piece on TDK from Pendarvis Harshaw:

Aug 09

4th Annual DJ Shadow Storage Sale at Rappcats

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DJ Shadow’s been busy processing an all new, fresh assortment of rare goodies for your record-hunting pleasure.

Saturday & Sunday August 10-11th from Noon to 6PM at Rappcats 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles

The event will include: 

• Thousands of new and used vinyl LPs, 45s, and 12″s culled fromShadow’s private collection of duplicates

• Deleted DJ Shadow web-store product, including limited items and rarities 

• A collector’s smorgasbord of CDs, cassettes, posters, and other oddities 

• Grip-free pricing 

• Unique stock on both days 

There will also be an EXCLUSIVE and limited 7” of “Rocket Fuel”, his new single with De La Soul prepared just for this sale.  You can stream the song here. Shadow recently detailed the beginnings of the song on his site.

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