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Articles Published in April, 2013

Dark Nirvana: Music Video Series

Darknirvana is the soulful beats of God Supreme, peppered with samples of Marvin Gaye, the deep socio-political rhymes of his son Malcolm Tilique. The group hails from West San Jose and originally Hollis Queens. The music evokes the golden era of conscious Hip Hop, the well crafted rhymes dissect popular culture through a lens of the spirit. Check them out, they are meeting with national labels and shopping their first full length LP, as well as producing an album with Sunz of Man/Wutang luminary Hellrazah.

Images of Donae Johnican Passing Party

On March 29th, 2013 the family, friends and community of the beloved Donae Johnican gathered at the Rose Garden to hold a "Passing Party." The event was a celebration of Donae, done in the way he would want -- with music, love and unity. Images by Charisse Domingo.

Why Does “Cleaning Up” SF Mean Painting Over Art?

Arbor Day is an annual tradition in San Francisco where civic leaders join the public in cleaning up the city and planting trees. But De-Bug commentator Andrew Bigelow wonders why painting over graffiti murals is viewed as part of city officials plan to beautify San Francisco.

Packet Schools – My One Hour a Week Classroom

Seventh grade student Semaj recently got transferred to a new school for the rest of the school year. He didn't expect that "school" would mean going just once a week, picking up a packet and returning the following week.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: Music On Another Plane

This week in Hip Hop was special because it's "Music" with "No Brakes". Literally a "Twisted Fantasy" on "Another Plane" helping you soar over a bad day and into a good weekend. So check it out and vibe with some of the local talent.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: The Underdog Is Back: Profile of San Jose Hip Hop Artist Cola

San Jose's own Cola just released his second project from the Underdog series. Commentator Baylingual spent the day with Cola the day before his music dropped, gaining insight on the man behind the clever lyrics rhyme scheme.

"7-Trees" A Photography Show By Daniel Valencia

Daniel Valencia at Metro gallery exhibits "7-Trees", a solo photography show that covers life in the neighborhood.

"Technically" - An Animation Short on a Technological Adventure

"Technically", is a short animation created by Courtney Coffman. It depicts a teen who turns to the internet to try to learn how to play a guitar. Find out what happens when he does.

Getting Legal Status At 28, A Whole World Opens

Adrian Avila is a 28 year old immigrant who recently recieved legal status, he writes about the"the power of transformation of undocumented to documented." This piece originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News.

Raul y Mexia Bring a Menudito of Musical Flavors

Local Latin Pop Duo Raul Y Mexia celebrated the release of their CD titled "Arriba y Lejos" at the Pagoda Restaurant & Lounge inside the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown San José with family, friends, and local media. -Photos By: Mewael Tekleab
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