Video: Fantastic Negrito "A Boy Named Andrew" (Directed by Freddy Macdonald)

Fantastic Negrito presents new visuals for his Grammy Award winning Best Contemporary Blues Album "Please Don't Be Dead" (his first Grammy for 2016's "The Last Days of Oakland"). "A Boy Named Andrew" takes the viewer through a series of Negrito's tour/concert performances as well as back stage footage, a day in the life of the artist bringing a different angle on contemporary Blues. Oakland represented to the fullest, tune in. 
On the release, Negrito states, “I was ‘A Boy Named Andrew.’ I grew up in foster care feeling like an outsider, and I wanted to write a song about it – about the real stories and real people I met that may not get their stories heard. The video was shot on location in Milan. We love Italy and the energy of the people there. It was directed by a talented 18 year old named Freddy Macdonald. Thanks Freddy for all your time and energy making this happen.”
Director: Freddy Macdonald Producer: Fred Macdonald Cinematographer: Sebastian Klinger Editor: Freddy Macdonald Production Company: Macdonald Entertainment Partners

Video: Lo-Fiction "Nike Check" (Shot by Eric Bui)

Peep "Nike Check' new visuals from the Oakland collective Lo-Fiction. Lo-Fiction brings back that crew vibe that the Bay Area has always been known for, siting Hieroglyphics, Hobo Junction, Mystik Journeymen and many more. The Lo-Fiction crew consists of Nimsins,  Keese Sama, Giahni, Chris, Esosa, Jafari, and SemCity. Words form Lo-Fiction's Nimsins: "Nike Check is an anthem for everybody chasing a bag. Whether it's finances, peace of mind, solutions to a problem, etc. Those are all different bags, and we all chasing at least one of 'em". Shot by filmmaker Eric Bur. Expect more from the Lo-Fiction crew including collabs with Drums & Ammo. Oakland art at its finest, stay tuned. #DNA

Video: Con B X Marciano YR "My Round"

Oakland MC's Con B and Drums & Ammo Affiliate Marciano YR connect for a guitar sample driven ode to love & loyalty with "My Round" (Produced by Marciano YR), directed by Jackboy Filmz, Follow dem on Insta:  @Jackboyfilmz @conb11500 @marcianoyr #DNA

Video: STONEY HAWK (SUNSPOT JONZ & APLUS) JUST LIKE THAT

Bay Area Icons Sunspot Jonz & A-Plus connect for Stoney Hawk!
Outhouse Records: SUPRISE SECRET ALBUM ALERT!! Sunspot Jonz(LIVING LEGENDS) and A-Plus (HIEROGLYPHICS) are STONEY HAWK!!! New collaboration album dropped New Year’s Day! This is the first collab album putting together the Voltron force of Living Legends and Hieroglyphics! Every track is pure slap! Check for it on all streaming sources and start your year off by bumping that underground dopeness!!! Track Produced by A-Plus --Animation by Corey Johnson-- Directed by Catero Colbert & Sunspot Jonz--- Dank Bandito Brothers Productions
Shout out A-Plus reppin DNA lovely with the 1st Generation Drums & Ammo T! 

 

 

This; That; and the Third: The Mogli (Dragon School) Interview

 

In this episode of "This; That; and the Third" DJ Ammbush kicks the year off with Drummer/Photographer/Videographer and all around creative Mogli. Mogli reps Oakland's Dragon School, a non profit that provides "youth and the general public a unique place to experiment, collaborate and develop community ownership via artistic avenues. Dragon School's method re-imagines the neighborhood as a shared culture of art, where unity is strengthened by diversity". Mogli breaks down his beginnings and how his life led to connecting with Dragon School. Inspirational jewels for any creative, tune in!

 

"This; That; and The Third" The Jallal Interview

In this episode of "This; That; and The Third" Ammbush sits down with Los Angeles MC Jallal. Jallal breaks down some of his early influences and his upbringing in the music industry. Jallal speaks on the importance of music translating worldwide, connecting with Hip Hop icons such as Yasiin Bey, and being in tune with his fan base. Too many jewels to mention, shout out Jallal for stopping by Fairfax Studio (Oakland, California) and film Director Joslyn Rose for the connect. TTT3