Tag: California

October 4, 2019 /

A small, good thing today? Discovering Jay Som.

I’m captivated by Anak Ko, the latest record by California indie artist Melina Duterte, AKA Jay Som, who has been making waves since 2016 for her dreamy mix of pop, rock, and R&B.

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August 30, 2019 /

In 2019 the longtime Los Angeles hip-hop group People Under The Stairs released Sincerely, The P, their final record, bowing out after two decades of rapping.

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February 14, 2019 /

Tupac Shakur is a monolithic figure, and one of the most well-known rappers ever. A dude revered for not just for his music, but his intelligence, charisma, and outspoken personality.

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December 20, 2018 /
September 28, 2018 /

DJ Shadow‘s debut Endtroducing… is a masterpiece, one of the greatest instrumental records ever made.

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January 6, 2017 /
December 29, 2016 /

So, we made it to the end of 2016.

Just barely.

Much like you (probably), I’m firmly in the camp that this year has been an utter garbage heap of insane politics, caustic hot-takes, and the steady, Final Destination-style torrent of random celebrity deaths, and my cynicism knows no bounds for the next year.

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October 28, 2016 /

Cali rapper Fashawn‘s 2009 debut, Boy Meets World, forever occupies a special place in my heart.

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January 15, 2016 /

“All I need… is a ride or die…”

Lately I’ve been putting quite bit of play on Devoted, the second album from the Cali indie group Rituals of Mine (formerly known as Sister Crayon).  

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January 17, 2013 /


Death Grips is great headache music. I mean that in the best possible way.  

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