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

The Family of Innocent 14 year old Hit By Bullet in East Oakland in August, Still Needs Our Help

By JR Valrey  I have read social media post after post, about how terrible 2020 has been for the average residents of the U.S.; people who are used to living relatively comfortable lives. It has become trendy to complain about the pandemic, the Shelter in … Continue readingThe Family of Innocent 14 year old Hit By Bullet in East Oakland in August, Still Needs Our Help

Mekanix Producer 4-rAx Talks Debut Album F.E.A.R., Creative Process, and Working Through the Pandemic part 2

By The People’s Minister of Information JR 4 rAx, the legendary Oakland producer, known for being one half of the legendary Mobb Musik Hip Hop production squad, the Mekanix, has recently dropped his debut album “F.E.A.R.”, and in part 2 of this interview, we explore … Continue readingMekanix Producer 4-rAx Talks Debut Album F.E.A.R., Creative Process, and Working Through the Pandemic part 2

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

Brownie Blendz Brings East Oakland Back to Its Political Hip Hop roots with “Times Up remix” featuring V-White, Mr. Ill, and Ant Diddley Dogg

By JR Valrey Known mostly for being a celebrity barber, the East Oakland raised Brownie Blendz has began to make noise in the streets, during Corona, with his music-making hobby, in particular with his political songs “Times Up” and the “Times Up remix” featuring Oakland … Continue readingBrownie Blendz Brings East Oakland Back to Its Political Hip Hop roots with “Times Up remix” featuring V-White, Mr. Ill, and Ant Diddley Dogg

Black muralist Kufu attacks the walls of East Oakland to show us our fighting heart and soul

Kufu’s unfinished mural at 87th off of International in East Oakland depicts Marcus Garvey, Huey P. Newton, Malcolm X aka El Hajj Malik Shabazz and Angela Davis, alongside many other community heroes. by JR Valrey, Black New World Media Driving down International and 87th Ave, like I … Continue readingBlack muralist Kufu attacks the walls of East Oakland to show us our fighting heart and soul