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

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

The New Director of the SF Black Film Festival Speaks on this Year’s Festivities and Her Father’s Passing

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information The San Francisco Black Film Festival is one of the most anticipated, social, and cultural events that happens annually, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every year, hundreds of movie-goers, filmmakers, actors, actresses, and industry professionals gather at … Continue readingThe New Director of the SF Black Film Festival Speaks on this Year’s Festivities and Her Father’s Passing

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”

Mekanix Producer Talks About Debut Album “F.E.A.R.”, His Struggles, and Hip Hop Not Being 4 Elements Part 1

By The Minister of Information JR Valrey  By far, the most dominant production duo in Mobb Musik is the Mekanix; made up of 4 rAx and Tweed the Great. 4 rAx, known also for his legendary hooks on the music of rappers like Keak Da … Continue readingMekanix Producer Talks About Debut Album “F.E.A.R.”, His Struggles, and Hip Hop Not Being 4 Elements Part 1