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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.

Spiritual Peace Walk: A Vigil for Our Ancestors and a Eulogy for Violence

In the midst of rising violence against youth, the Black Berets held a spiritual peace walk through the streets of San Jose.

Listen to My View, Real Talk

This week is special in Hip Hop because we gonna touch some souls today. Whether your in a good mood or a bad mood, you can just vibe with the artist. I also bring to you a legend from the San Francisco scene in an up to date interview with what is going on with him. you can click on their names and go check them out on soundcloud also if you would like to listen to more of the artist's music.

Remembering Donae James Johnican

As we remember the loss of Donae James Johnican, we invite friends, family and community to celebrate the life of Donae this Friday.

From The Block To Your Classroom

San Jose poet Yosimar Reyes tell us how it is to be raised on the San Jose block on the East Side, traveling and teaching in classrooms around the country and still coming home to the "Hood".

Art Show: FORCE129 / Just My Imagination

"Just My Imagination" is a collection of new mixed media artworks from FORCE129 that is being shown at the Arsenal art store in San José.

Photos: Vigil for Donae James Johnican, The Song That Changed the World

On March 21st, hundreds gathered at the park across from De-Bug to celebrate the remarkable spirit, talent, and life of Donae. Family, friends, and community shared stories of the talented musician and beloved young man with the beautiful smile, and consoled one another in this time of unbearable loss. As his Uncle told the enormous crowd, "Donae gave his love easily and to everyone."

The little house that could…

The contributions of immigrants in the Valley is undeniable. In Mountain View, efforts are underway to preserve the "Immigrant House" as a way to honor the immigrant story, but the campaign needs community support.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: Knock Knock It Ain't Hard to Tell

This week in Hip Hop is special because I finally get to chill after all these weeks of bouncing around cities. So I come to you with some of my favorite music that have recently been dropped locally, for a kick back chill weekend I desperately needed lol.

Stories of the Uninsured in Riverside

The following video shares the experiences of attendees of the We Connect health fair held in Riverside, California on March 2, 2013. Interviews feature a young woman who just found out she qualified for health care, a resident who can now get medical services for his diabetes and dental needs ...
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