From Behind the Scenes Work With Planet Asia, Zion I, and Mystic to Music Supervisor of “All The Queens Men” at Tyler Perry Studios: Meet Walt Liquor

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information When I was in the 7th grade, my mother moved our family to Fremont, California, which is 30 mins away from the areas that I was most familiar with at the time, Oakland and Alameda. I enrolled at … Continue readingFrom Behind the Scenes Work With Planet Asia, Zion I, and Mystic to Music Supervisor of “All The Queens Men” at Tyler Perry Studios: Meet Walt Liquor

Visual Artist Shomari Smith’s “Thank You” Exhibit Immortalizes Oakland Legends

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information  With Hiero Day 2021 having just passed, and Black Panther History Month coming up in October, it is a perfect time to talk to visual artist Shomari Smith about his new art/street exhibit, “Thank you”, dedicated to the … Continue readingVisual Artist Shomari Smith’s “Thank You” Exhibit Immortalizes Oakland Legends

Vaccination Assassination? Time Is Ticking on the Murder Investigation of Zumbi of Zion I at Alta Bates Hospital

By JR Valrey, the People’s Minister of Information After performing at a show in Nevada City on July 24, Steve “Zumbi” Gaines of the internationally known Hip Hop group Zion I, was recovering from Covid 19, that he contracted along with 30 other people that … Continue readingVaccination Assassination? Time Is Ticking on the Murder Investigation of Zumbi of Zion I at Alta Bates Hospital

Music Executive Atron Gregory Talks About Signing, and Working With the Late Shock G of Digital Underground

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information Atron Gregory is a very talented music executive from northern California, who is responsible for signing Digital Underground and Tupac Shakur, and getting their careers started as major recording artists. On Saturday August 21, he is one of … Continue readingMusic Executive Atron Gregory Talks About Signing, and Working With the Late Shock G of Digital Underground

Hunter’s Point Wordslanger Footz the Beast Collaborates with West Oakland’s J.Stalin to Create “COVID41510”

By The Minister of Information JR Valrey For those not aware, the Bay Area is going through a Hip Hop renaissance right now, and Frisco in particular is on fire, like never before. Rhyme slangers like Lil’ Kayla, Larry June, Young Quinn, Prezi, Stunna, and … Continue readingHunter’s Point Wordslanger Footz the Beast Collaborates with West Oakland’s J.Stalin to Create “COVID41510”

Oakland’s Beast on a Beat Champ Green Talks About Droppin’ New Album and His Lyrical Hustle Through the Pandemic

By The Minister of Information JR If anybody won musically this year, out of the Bay, it is the poetics of Champ Green, who just dropped his “Agape Elephant in the Room” project yesterday. The heavy metaphor-laden wordsmith is also one of the frontmen for … Continue readingOakland’s Beast on a Beat Champ Green Talks About Droppin’ New Album and His Lyrical Hustle Through the Pandemic

East Oakland’s No Vultures Podcast Documents the History of Bay Area Hip Hop and More

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information No Vultures Podcast, is where Oakland specifically, and people from the Bay, go to get valid Bay Area history. Much like his older cousin, Sway in the Morning, Lord Rab, the host of No Vultures and founder, … Continue readingEast Oakland’s No Vultures Podcast Documents the History of Bay Area Hip Hop and More