This; That; and The Third: The Z-Man Interview

In this episode of "This; That; and The Third" Dj Ammbush sits with San Francisco MC/Artist Z-Man. Z-Man breaks down his early influences and gives insight on his transition from being a independent artist to being signed to a major label. The guys talk Bay Area Hip Hop, veganism and Z-Man's first love: Art. Z-Man also exposes his partner in crime "The Gingerbread Man" and explains his introduction to the Hip Hop scene. Tune in for a wild interview with one of the Bay Area's illest. TTT3

This; That; and The Third: The DJ Platurn Interview

In this latest installment of "This; That; and The Third" DJ Ammbush sits with Producer and fellow Oakland Fader DJ Platurn. Platurn breaks down his introduction to Hip Hop as well as his beginnings in the art of DJing. The guys talk Bay Area Hip Hop and how DJ Platurn along with DJ Spair birthed the Oakland Fader crew. Platurn breaks down the origins of his latest project "Breaking the Ice", a mix of rare and never before heard Icelandic Funk and Soul joints. Catch these jewels! (Dickies: give these guys a look) TTT3

Zell-Self Vibe (Video)

Shout out to Drums & Ammo Affiliates The Jealous Guys for the alley oop and passing on this video of Hunters Point MC Zell. Not too much info on Zell but this video is all we need to know about right now. The video has Zell vibing out with introspective bars dealing with friends, family and everything in between. Special cameos from The Jealous Guys, Shot by @studiofive10, stay tuned for more from Zell on Drums & Ammo dot com. @zell_dmr

This; That; and the Third: The Balance Interview

In this episode of This; That; and the Third, DJ Ammbush talks with Bay Area recording artist Balance. The guys talk Organized Konfusion, the "New Bay" movement, Hyphy and of course Bay Area Hip Hop. Balance gives us a run down on his early days on the mic as well as his newest endeavors as a Film maker. Tune in and get inspired by the fire. DNA

Anderson .Paak - Bubblin (Official Video)

Anderson .Paak has released a new single called “Bubblin.'” Produced by Jahlil Beats and AntMan Wonder. .Paak said he had been hard at work on new music with Dr. Dre and claimed to have “65,000 songs in the vault…No features, fam.” Dr. Dre, president of Paak's label Aftermath, will be helping with the new record "from top to bottom," Paak said. "He's in there producing beats. He's in there producing melodies, writing, ideas on sequencing, everything." Peep it out.

Dapper Dan: Forever Fresh | Mass Appeal

Fresh is something that always has to be new,” says Dapper Dan, “and always has to be potent.” He should know. The avatar of hip hop style got his start in Harlem of the 1970s designing custom “knock-ups” (as opposed to knock offs) for a who’s who of big ballers and shot callers, as well as a few rappers. From Eric B & Rakim to Kool G Rap to The Fat Boys—even Mike Tyson—Dapper Dan dressed them all. But then, during the early 1990s certain major fashion brands ran him out of business. “I had to go underground,” says Dan, who has since made a groundbreaking deal with the House of Gucci, opening boutiques in Harlem and more recently in SoHo. “I was built to start all over anyway,” says Dan. “I was NOT going to let this get away from me…. I said ‘They ain’t gonna leave me out of this.’” -Dapper Dan