The Last Conscious Rapper Alive: Queen Deelah Speaks on Vaccines, Inspiration, and More

by JR Valrey, The Minister of Information JR Queen Deelah remains a lyrically conscious Hip Hop powerhouse 13 years after she left what Otis Redding called “the dock of the bay”, and relocated to the sleepy town, which is turning into the nation’s next tech … Continue readingThe Last Conscious Rapper Alive: Queen Deelah Speaks on Vaccines, Inspiration, and More

Songstress Keidra’s Single “Body” Gives the Bay Area a New Sound

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Beyond the revolution, prostitution, the drug scene, tech, and independent Hip Hop, Oakland is known for its production of talented female vocalists that either were developed in the Town, or that passed through to hone their craft. … Continue readingSongstress Keidra’s Single “Body” Gives the Bay Area a New Sound

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