Nimsins "It’s Been A Long Time Since I Cried- 6 Track EP

East Oakland's Lo-Fiction representer Nimsins releases the audio portion of "It’s Been A Long Time Since I Cried", describe by Nimsins as "an audio-visual journey into my psyche." Earlier this month the Lo-Fiction crew dropped visuals for "Nike Check" described in an KQED piece by OG Penn as " illustrates the permanent pursuit of the purse.

 

Official release statement:

Inspired By The Hyper-Masculinity and Misogyny instilled in Young Black Boys Primarily. Although it’s just as prominent in all boys of color.
This Ep is an ode to all the people out there who struggle with their emotions, repression, depression, and even being desensitized in your reality.

Each Track (besides the intro) has a visual which directly reflects the mood and energy of the said song. The First Visual Will Be Released March 1st.

The Entire Project Was Produced By; @jesusgt
Recorded /Mixed/Mastered By; Dj Ammbush @ammbush 

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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: 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!

 

Video: DJ MUGGS x ROC MARCIANO - E Train

New visuals from the duo comprised of DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano, "E-Train" pulls you into the NYC DNA strand that compliments the grimey KAOS soundtrack. Listen to "KAOS" in its entirety on all major platforms.