This; That; and The Third: The Bijan Kazemi Interview

In this episode of "This; That; and The Third", DJ Ammbush sits with Oakland native Bijan Kazemi. Known for his photography of 90’s Hip Hop artists to turning into a friend to few, he shares his perspective of the culture, time and progression. Bijan shares his story of capturing early images of some of the Bay Area's soon to be luminaries and his progression to seeing more than behind the camera. Presenting a few points of the transition of the culture, consumption of content, the industry and the changes from then until now. As time progressed his roles evolved, he shares the transition from photographer to lifestyle brand manager, while sharing insights to the world of multicultural marketing. 
Lastly providing his prospective on the importance of chronicling and preserving Hip Hop and any culture from an authentic perspective. 
Tap in for some jewels and inspiration. *Recorded pre Covid-19 virus #stayhome #TTT3

VIDEO: San Quinn - Go Rude (Produced by Monk HTS)

San Francisco Hip Hop staple San Quinn drops new visuals for "Go Rude" (directed by Kolepa) Off the upcoming "Smell My Roses Volume 1" album coming soon. Quinn, responsible for the most Hip Hop features bar coded in 2006 (350 records by the time he was 21) has steadliy grew his fanbase since the early ninties and is regarded as one of the most consistent Lyricist/artist to represent SF culture. "Smell My Roses Volume 1" is Quinn's 16th solo effort, the lead single/video "Go Rude" follows Quinn through a cinematic heist which leads to a meeting with the Bosslady played by La Dona. Keep your eyes open for some cameo's, a couple being San Francisco MC Rich Rocka (formerly Ya Boy) and the producer of "Go Rude" Monk HTS (Equipto, Professa Gabel). Check this and more releases from Audio Vandals at https://audiovandals.bandcamp.com follow them on IG: @audio_vandals @sanquinn415 @monk_hts @Kolepa

VIDEO: Evidence - Unlearning

New visuals from 1/3 Dilated Peoples Evidence, aka Mr.Slow Flow, The Weatherman. "Unlearning" Produced By Graymatter/ mixed by frequent collaborator Eddie Sancho (Gangstarr, Jay-Z, Blackmoon), gives the viewer a peak into Ev's personal surroundings and his recording process. "Unlearning" is his first solo release since his critically acclaimed 2018 album, Weather Or Not. Watching Evidence grow since Dilated's early breakout single "Work the Angles" has been a inspiration and a lesson in artist evolution. One of illest to control the Microphone & production, Evidence seems to get more comfortable in his skin with each new offering. There's no sign of "Unlearning" being part of a more grand scheme i.e. album, so vibe to this until further notice, CA all Day.

Shabazz Palaces - Chocolate Souffle [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

 
“Chocolate Souffle” is a scorching, electrofunk standout and the second official video from Shabazz Palaces‘ The Don of Diamond Dreams, directed by David Shields and James Nugent (Marshawn Lynch: A History). The performative visual stars Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler amid a dizzying array of images set to match the songs rapid-fire lyrics, and was compiled by Shields, Nugent, and Butler (who acts as the video’s director of photography). Shabazz Palaces The Don of Diamond Dreams will be available April 17th, 2020 worldwide on Sub Pop. The album is now available for preorder from Sub Pop over here