New Additions to #SCMF May Need Some Work, But VIP Perks Were Worth It

The Santa Cruz Music Festival concludes another year of magic, music, and memories. The music was great, especially if you got there early. The new additions were quite the upgrade from previous years. And the vibes were absolutely perfect despite the usual (and expected) backend chaos.

San Lorenzo Park was one of my favorite new additions to the festival especially considering the gorgeous weather we had. It was home to the Bounce Stage and majority of the House Music over the course of the weekend (fun fact: this was the the SAME Bounce Stage I saw at Serenity Gathering 2018, LOL. WHAT. A. COINCIDENCE.) but seeing how I like House, I hung out here most of the day. As you can see:

As much as I enjoyed the scenery, there were a few things about the park that caught me off guard. For one, the 21 and over wristbands included drink five tickets – not indicating free drinks – but that you only got five drinks in total. I was so confused. The drink tickets, only attached by perforated plastic, fell off my wrist within minutes of walking away from the security table that was checking IDs. The wristband clearly said “void if removed” so I thought, “no problem, I’m not a big drinker anyway.” I didn’t see a trash can so I shoved the voided drink tickets into my pocket. 

Later, someone told me that the drink tickets fell off everyone and so many people complained that security asked people to remove the drink tickets and put them in a pocket so that they wouldn’t fall off (*eye roll*). I asked the woman putting on wristbands AND the security guard next to the bar if this was true and they were both clueless, but, low and behold, I stood in line for a drink and my detached ticket worked! It was unclear is the drink tickets were expected to be used solely at San Lorenzo Park or if it was for the entire festival, and despite asking several workers, that was something I had to find out myself after leaving the park on the first day. Turns out, the other venues had no support of such tickets.

My advice to SCMF: if you want to implement new rules, it’s really important to have all the staff, workers, and grounds people on the same page about logistics like these. Some of us strive to follow the rules and lead by example, but if no one knows them, it’s really hard to do. I realize this new drink ticket thing was an effort to promote safety, but I spent about an hour walking around and asking workers things that I had to figure out myself. 

To make up for this jaunt, VIP wristbands got free drinks at the park so, despite all the wondering and wandering, those who had VIP were seemingly unbothered by the lack of information on the five-drink rule. 

The Civic Auditorium Saturday night

Another new feature the festival added was the afterparties both nights at Paradox. The music was great and the sound quality in the ballroom was impeccable. People seemed to enjoy themselves – I know I did, but locals complained about the headliners performing at the afterparties. I overheard a woman say “I’m from here, why would I pay so much to see an artist from Santa Cruz when they were just performing here for free a few months ago?” That’s something I never thought about but could agree with. I bet more and more people would have purchased the complete VIP package if the names on the afterparty lineup were more “mainstream,” but hey, you can’t please everyone and I personally enjoy the intimacy of local, underground, or independent artists.

Overall, I made some great memories with great people. On the backend of things, the new Media Lounge was cool, quirky, and conveniently located. People who do this often expect (to an extent) to be sent in all directions on the first day just to find where to check in and get wristbands so this was smooth compared to other festivals and previous years. The Desert Hearts lineup on Sunday was enough to convince me to go to City Hearts next month. My friends that performed at various venues on Saturday and Sunday killed it. And, I reached my step count tenfold. 10/10 will return next year.

The Santa Cruz Music Festival Returns Next Weekend

The Santa Cruz Music Festival is back with more venues, which means more stages, and yes – more music! The last few years, the festival was held in the cold, wet months of February and March, but a new Fall date (this weekend: October 19th & 20th) gives hope for sunshine and thus, smiles. 

Besides better weather, the date change has allowed festival organizers to be more deliberate in their planning with several extra months to coordinate talent and logistics. What does that mean for you? Well, generally… a better experience. 

This year has a lot to offer! In addition to the long lineup of hand-selected artists, there are plenty of ticket options for every type of visitor. To start, VIP ticket options come with free drinks from participating bars throughout the festival, free gifts from select sponsors, and access to all the after-parties. If that’s not your style, then there are Full Experience Passes and ParkPlus Passes, as well as one-day passes available too. 

Now that the set times have been released, let’s talk about music. Chances are you already know who Hippie Sabotage and Jai Wolf are so what are you filling your day with leading up to this?

After studying the lineup, here are my recommendations (and where you will be able to find me all weekend).

On Saturday, in order by set times:

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – San Lorenzo Park – Worthy

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – San Lorenzo Park – Christian Martin 

If you’ve ever heard of the Smile High Club, then you have got to check out their takeover upstairs at the Catalyst! It will be a mix of House, Soul, Funk, Bass Music, and who knows, you might even get a mix of some Hip-Hop if you’re lucky!

7:15 PM – 8:30 PM – Catalyst (Upstairs) – Jarrad Cleofé B2B Stripess

8:15 PM – 9:00 PM – Catalyst (Upstairs) – Olswel 

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Catalyst (Upstairs) – Tokay 

9:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Catalyst (Upstairs) – Thedemiurg3

At 10:00, you are going to have to make a run for it, if you want to catch the following artists who are set to perform within the same hour. Since Surf City Billiards and the Catalyst are about a block from each other, start there. And then make your way to the Civic Auditorium. 

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Surf City Billiards – Smasheltooth

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Catalyst (Atrium) – Sumthin Sumthin

10:00 PM – 11: 00 PM – Civic Auditorium – Louis Futon

Make sure to get a good night’s rest because Sunday is the day we do our HOUSEWORK and that means we will be dancing all day and night! 

On Sunday, in order by set times:

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – San Lorenzo Park – RYBO

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – San Lorenzo Park – Lubelski

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – San Lorenzo Park – Porky

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – San Lorenzo Park – Mikey Lion

Did someone say, “Desert Hearts” because it sounds like we are going to be getting really HOUSEY in the park and under the sun for this 5-hour block! But wait… there’s more.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Surf City Billiards – Oszo

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Surf City Billiards – Anthony Zmoda

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Surf City Billiards – Nico Crespo

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Surf City Billiards – Ryan Lincoln

10: 00 PM – 11:00 PM – Surf City Billiards – Ugly Girls in Miami B2B DJ Yosemite

11:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Surf City Billiards – Miss Dre

Santa Cruz’s own, Spicy Boys Club is taking over the last night at the Billiards and they are sure to bring you every variation of House Music you can think of. Each DJ brings their own flavor, but you can be sure that each flavor is extra spicy. Come close out your night with these metaphoric peppers and find out why hot sauce goes so well with House Music.

Every year, Santa Cruz Music Festival brings together tons of local, independent talent. Take this time to discover a few new artists, producers, or DJs and you’ll be surprised at how quickly your music library develops.

Let’s make sure we all have a great time! Here are some last minute tips to ensure a smooth weekend.

  • Ticketing booths open at 11:00 AM on Elm Street and 12:00 PM at San Lorenzo Park each day.
  • Arrive early because parking will be limited. Bring coins/cash because meters, parking garages, and lots have fees. Even better, take an Uber or Lyft, or public transportation.
  • DON’T FORGET YOUR TICKETS AND ID.
  • Wear walking shoes – it’s about a 10-15 minute walk from San Lorenzo Park to Pacific Ave. where most of the other venues are located and it’s another 10-minute walk from Pacific Ave. to the Civic Auditorium.
  • Lead by example. Pick up after yourself. Watch out for one another.

Make sure to follow @santacruzmusicfestival on Instagram to stay up to date on festival news. See you on the dance floor!

If you still don’t have a ticket, use code SPICYBOYSCLUB for a discount!

Santa Cruz Music Festival 2018

#SnowGlobe 2018 Recap

So now that we’ve all returned to regular life, shaken off any remains of cold weather, and started (or failed to start) our New Years’ Resolutions, let’s recap #SnowGlobe 2018.

What Worked:

The music was simply phenomenal.

The after-parties hosted plenty late-night dance scenarios for music lovers of all the sorts.

The vibes, of course.

 

Free stuff courtesy of MTV. Lanyards, koozies, and light up toys. Everyone loves no-cost souvenirs.

The collab with Lyft. Last year, there were horror stories of post-festival Uber shortages and $200 cab rides to Stateline. Glad SnowGlobe figured this one out. They even had hot chocolate for anyone waiting on their ride. Nice!

Above & Beyond is worth a mention for the glacial countdown to 2019.

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Highlights…

What Didn’t Work:

The Igloo or the House Tent – this stage was at maximum capacity throughout all three days. It will need to expand in the coming years if they’re serious about this whole festival thing…

Despite heading over to the Igloo early to find a good spot for Phantoms, dancing room became a competitive personal bubble battle. Some people had to go – and I willingly left. Despite my commitment to House music, it was Just a Feeling… wish it could be more…

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The Igloo by Deanna Boutte @c4lif0rni4gr0wn

Lastly, an almost unbearable, 9-degree NYE countdown – BUT – we signed up for this, we knew we were coming to Lake Tahoe. We certainly saw the weather in advance.  It’s not something worth complaining about. It just feels a lot colder than it really is.

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1/3 SOBxRBE by Deanna Boutte @c4lif0rni4gr0wn

Overall, I’d go back in a heartbeat. Until next year, #SnowGlobe…

In case you missed the #SnowGlobeSpotlightSet on @avibecalledwest, here is a playlist you can listen to anytime. Enjoy.

Outside Lands 2018

I would have traded seeing “Low Life” performed twice to see even half of GoldLink’s set. And although The Weekend and Future, respectively, were amazing performances, many of us Hip-Hop heads still have a sour taste in our mouth from last year’s Outside Lands when A Tribe Called Quest got cancelled – not just once, but twice in one weekend.

Sure, Berner filled in, but does Burner really compare to GoldLink? I wouldn’t say so. GoldLink’s last album, “At What Cost” contains several of my all-time favorite songs, not to mention the track, “Crew” which was released in 2016 and is still spinning on mainstream radio.  Rolling Stone even called it one of the 40 Best Rap Albums of 2017.

The weather was great. Typical San Francisco weather – warm in the sun, cold in the shade, foggy at times, and cold enough for fur at night. The grounds were well maintained (no porta-potty issues), minimal trash, and very polite volunteers and vendors. I spent most of my time at the Twin Peaks and Lands End stage with a few stops at Panhandle, but each day, I averaged 30,000 steps and 10 miles of walking during festival hours. The new clear bag policy made entry less stressful – I bought a $9 bag off Amazon that broke at the start of day two. Not recommended.

Some of my favorite sets:

N.E.R.D. – they played the track “Lemon” (yes – the one with Riri) like four times back to back. Sounds cheesy, but I was dancing just as hard to the fourth time around as I was the first.

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Odesza – not going to lie, all my friends went to Outside Lands for this set. Well, mid-hype, I ran away from the group to use the restroom, heard this song, stopped, and danced with strangers until I almost broke down and cried.

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Saba – I have seen “West Side Bound 3” live so many times and still, and I get level 100 hype every time I get the chance to see him again. Proof is here.

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Smokepurpp – the mosh pit went crazy. He performed one of XXXTENTACION’s songs, “Look At Me” as a tribute. Being signed to Travis Scott’s label, Cactus Jack, everyone went wild (including me) when he did, “Fingers Blue”.

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SOBxRBE – this has to be one of the best sets of the weekend. SOB brought out Nef the Pharaoh for “Bling Blaow” and shortly after the festival, their single, “Anti” went certified gold. Since the trio was also featured on the Black Panther Soundtrack, they ended their set with the heavy hitter, “Paramedic”.

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Future – I mean, do I really need to say more?

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Whethan – I saw this guy on accident walking from one stage to another, but he caught my attention when he mixed Childish Gambino’s “This is America” with some EDM. From then on, I’ve been hooked.

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Caleborate – an intimate, daytime performance was delivered by a long-time featured artist over at KSJS. “Soul” is one of the best tracks to come out of 2017. And I got a chance to thank Caleborate later in the day when we crossed paths in the VIP area. Definitely one of my Top 5 Festival Moments.

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DJ Snake – real trappy electronic music closed out the weekend. The casual mix of mainstream Hip-Hop with dirty house music was extremely lit. I enjoyed myself. My EDM friends, however, were not impressed.

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Overall, the weekend was more than I think anyone could ask for. I enjoyed yelling out “you heard it first on KSJS” at the top of my lungs for several songs. I met up with all my friends (if you are a seasoned festival goer, you know how difficult this is). I made a bunch of new friends. I stayed out too late, I drank a little too much, but I have some of the best festie memories to date. Until next year Outside Lands. Peace.

All Photography courtesy of Outside Lands by FilmMagic.com

5 Reasons @NNMFestival Tops All Other Nor-Cal Festivals

For some people, a festival is just another festival is just another festival. But in anticipation for Northern Nights, many of my close friends boasted about how “Northern Nights is the best festival” and for some, even their “favorite” festival. I was skeptical – I go to a lot of festivals – how could this one be so great?

Well. Okay – now I see…

The Location – there is a weird geographic anomaly about Piercy, CA.  Locals say there are some places where water runs upstream, gravity is “stronger,” and supposedly, a compass will flutter heavily at true North due to an overwhelming magnetic force surrounding this area.  Not sure if any of this is true, but once you arrive at Cook’s Valley Campground at the Mendocino – Humboldt County line, you can certainly feel a sense of belonging. The grounds are beautiful. The trees are so majestic that if you look up at the tallest branches, you can basically travel through time.  The overall sense of welcoming was incandescent.

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The River – the river was probably my favorite aspect of the entire weekend – partly because it was almost 100 degrees and it kept most of us from dying of heat – but also partly because it was a fun-festival-sea-of-floaties. I saw everything from swans, peacocks, and flamingos to donuts and popsicles. As a matter of fact, an entire group of friends each had a single slice of pizza to form one large pepperoni pizza (squad goals AF). Huge unicorn islands dominated the river, while rafts with built-in canopies and coolers floated by too. A river dragon made its way through smaller floats which made way for the gigantic rubber ducky. An incredible sight for sure. The river stage was strategically placed right along the riverbed so you could hear the music while you lay there chillin’… What other festivals even offer that?

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The People – there were soooooo maaaaaaany peopleeeee. Organizers say this was the largest crowd EVER. It was insane the number of festivalers who attended this thing. And to be honest, I recognized a lot of faces (and totems) from previous festivals this summer, but everyone’s squad seemed to be bigger than before – including mine. The whole weekend, everyone I met was so extremely kind. Neighbors peaked into our camp to say “hi” and introduce themselves. People passing by stopped to compliment our setup. Some of my crew came all the way from Tahoe and attracted other Tahomies. Someone let me take over our camp’s aux so while I was blasting Mac Dre, pretty girls stopped to get a little hyphy. Even people working the festival made a lasting impression. From the guy who guided us to our camping spot (and then was so patient and flexible when we asked to move a few spaces over) to the lovely lady who took her smoke break at our camp in the shade after picking up trash all day in the scorching heat.  Yes – the people. You will NOT find these genuine people at any other festival.

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The Vibes – needless to say, with the environment and the people on level 100, the vibes were beyond outstanding. Obviously, the music speaks for itself (no need to include how great it was – you saw the lineup!) There was yoga, a forest full of hammocks (perfect for mid-day naps), a cannabis area, a silent disco, art galleries, and tons of things to spend money on: vendors, plenty of food options, and a general store stocked with everything you forgot. I’m not sure what consumes one’s soul when going to Northern Nights, but even the shyest people seem to have the courage to come up and tell you how beautiful you are.  Sometimes you just need that kind of energy and Northern Nights was just that. The vibes at the Bunker Stage were the strongest. I saw the sun set and rise from various spots at the Bunker. Weird-5am-shenanigans took place there, but during that time in space, it was anything but weird.

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A New Family – so many crews linked up for this. I had my crew (who started festival season off at Serenity Gathering and kept screaming “Serenity Day 91” all weekend), my crew had their LIB and Buku crews, those crews had their friends. My friends ended up knowing their friends. My SnowGlobe squad reassembled… Never in my entire festival-going experience had I ever been in one place with so many loving people. Like it was impossible to get lost when everyone knew where to return you. I went with about 25 friends, I left with about 25 more, and I gained about a million new memories.

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All music aside – now I see why everyone claims this to be the “best” festival ever. And while some of us are still not unpacked, still a little sunburnt, our voices barely returning – we so anxiously await next summer when we return to do it all over again at the 7th Annual Northern Nights Music Festival in 2019. See you all on the river (or at Bunker). Peace out, festie fam.

All photography by Kristina Baky @kristinabaky.

Why Hip-Hop Needs Festivals Like @NNMFestival

If there was one thing I wish more people talked about more when rendering their favorite festival experiences – is how peaceful the Hip-Hop environment was.

I realize a small (or perhaps, non-existent) number of people actually go to Electronic-based festivals to hear Hip-Hop so let’s take a moment to acknowledge Northern Nights Music Festival for always including some degree of Hip-Hop. This year: Sage The Gemini. In previous years: Living Legends, Adam Vida, Black Star, GoldLink, Amp Live, Zion I, and many others.

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It’s hard to explain the scenery of a strictly Hip-Hop show or festival but imagine this – last year at Rolling Loud Bay Area, I saw a girl actively participate in a mosh pit and then immediately get upset when she got knocked down multiple times – while getting pushed around (as expected in a mosh pit) she threatened to pepper-spray everyone within reach. Wild right? At the same festival – Lil B got jumped backstage – of all people – Lil B?The Based God – who literally loves every single soul on this Earth including insects and trees.

Also, consider – numerous SOBxRBE shows in the Bay where chains get snatched and in turn, fights break out. At their most recent back-to-back, sold-out show in Santa Cruz, the second show didn’t even happen because someone brought their gun out. I’ve seen fights turn into brawls, rude girls throw drinks on one another, and aggressive attitudes from virtually everybody.

Not to mention – extensive searches, metal detectors, and pat downs upon entry. And don’t you dare try smoking a joint while you’re in there. Some will say it’s ego, others say pride, but what it really is – is the very content of the genre itself. Which is something that’s probably not going to change much in time. When you rap about drugs, violence, and bad bitches, that’s what you can expect when the energy is reciprocated in a live setting. But switch environments for just a second and watch how the scene changes.

HIP-HOP NEEDS FESTIVALS LIKE NORTHERN NIGHTS because the atmosphere is so welcoming and abundant in vibes. If you’ve ever tried, you know you can’t talk a Hip-Hop head out of Hip-Hop, so don’t try. It’s not about the music – but try enticing real Hip-Hop fans with friendly people, pretty girls, not-so-douchey men, caring neighbors, activities like cannabis and yoga – c’mon, have you ever seen anyone smoke weed or leave yoga mad or wanting to fight? No, you have not. This year, Northern Nights has also incorporated an Experimental Cannabis Activation where organizers simply wish to implement a re-imagination of how festivals incorporate cannabis. Plus, of course, yoga, live art, a silent disco, a river, workshops, and plenty more.

So much of Hip-Hop is resistance. Especially resistance to change. But a festival like Northern Nights will change your life, and maybe even your perspective on music in general. Genuinely coming from someone who sgoes hyphy to Mac Dre in between EDM songs at the most unexpected DJ sets at any given festival, I highly recommend this one over your typical festival.

Tickets are selling fast, and the set times have been released. Visit https://www.northernnights.org/ now for everything you need to know.  #MakeTheJourney and see you all there!

Photos courtesy of Northern Nights Music Festival

Enchanted Forest Gathering 2018

Enchanted Forest Gathering took place last weekend at this little campground in Northern California called Black Oak Ranch about 3 hours away from the Bay Area. Enchanted Forest featured three music stages, a spa, fire dancers, a mobile art gallery, a kid’s play area, belly dancers, plenty of vendors, boutique camping (and of course, regular camping), ample drinking water, delicious food options, workshops, and hardly any cell service.

Many people, like those who pay thousands of dollars to attend EDC or Coachella, will see a lineup like Enchanted’s, where they don’t recognize most of names, and look right past it.

Here’s a suggestion: go to the shows, concerts, and festivals where you don’t already know half the lineup, even better – go early, catch the openers, and support the local, independent, and underground talent. This is the best remedy for anyone who has self-proclaimed Music-ADHD, like all of us over at KSJS.

At Enchanted Forest, there were certain things that you’d expect – long lines to check in, somewhat unknowledgeable staff on the first day, wooks everywhere, dust (lots of dust), less than ideal restroom situations, you know – the norm for camping festivals, however, there were certain things about Enchanted that stood out.

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The Grounds: The camping area was goddamn beautiful. There were tall, sultry, droopy trees. We got a good spot next to one. Ample drinking was available throughout the entire festival and camping areas (YAAAS). There was river access – I would call it a creek, but all technicalities aside, it was the perfect amount of chill for my feet after setting up camp. On Saturday – much to everyone’s surprise – it rained all day. It never really got cold, and the rain cleared up before sundown so, overall, I would call it a successful little storm. Each row of campsites had a name making it easy to tell friends how to find you – we stayed between Oak and Maple. Little things like this make all the difference. Overall, nature was good to us and I would go back to Black Oak Ranch anytime.

The People: A wide spectrum of people were in attendance. Everything from families with children to hipster millennials, middle-aged couples to college grads, rave kids, yogis, people with disabilities, and every race imaginable. I never saw a fight. I never saw security ruffle feathers. I never saw anyone unhappy. Not to say that Enchanted Forest didn’t have to deal any issues, however, they were minimal and respectfully handled. The good vibes were strong and people were so kind. Some standard festival guidelines to follow in case you didn’t know:

  1. Help your neighbor
  2. Return all things that are lost
  3. If you get a gift, give a gift

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And lastly, the music: highlights curated by KSJS Music Directors David @demiurg3 from the Smile High Club, live every Thursday 2-5pm on 90.5 FM KSJS, and DEBO @c4lif0rni4gr0wn

 

Butterscotch

Keys N Krates 

Ill-Esha

Dirtwire

The Pirate & Smasheltooth’s Anniversary Sets

DEBO also highly recommends this mixtape from Smasheltooth for your hyphy needs:

Truth

Del & Amp Live

 

05/30/2018 10:00PM to 12:00AM – Brother Ali Interview from California Roots Festival

10:05PM 03 Greedo “Fortnite” from “Fortnite”
10:08PM Bas “Pinball II ft. Correy C” from “Pinball II”
10:12PM Pac Div “Gorgeous” from “Gorgeous”
10:16PM DJ Fresh x Jay Worthy x Mitchy Slick “Fantastic Four ft. Iamsu!” from “Fantastic Four ft. Iamsu!” Local
10:20PM Royce Da 5’9 “Dumb ft. Boogie” from “Dumb ft. Boogie”

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10:28PM Brother Ali “Own Light (What Hearts Are For)” from “All the Beauty in This Whole Life” on Rhymesayers
10:43PM Kendrick Lamar “XXX (feat. U2)” from “DAMN.” (2017) on Top Dawg Entertainment
10:50PM E40 “Sideways ft. B-Legit” from “In a Major Way” Local

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10:58PM ALLBLACK “Ball Out ft. GUAPDAD4000 & P-Lo” from “Ball Out ft. GUAPDAD4000 & P-Lo” Local
11:00PM City Shawn “2AM” from “2AM” Local
11:05PM Shuko & Chuuwee “Blessings” from “Blessings”
11:06PM Denzel Curry “Sumo” from “Sumo”
11:10PM Yates “Pull Up On Me ft. Ziggy prod. Traxamillion” from “Pull Up On Me ft. Ziggy” Local
11:14PM EARTHGANG “Red Light (prod. Anonxmous)” from “Red Light (prod. Anonxmous)”
11:17PM DJ Fresh & Zion I “CBDA” from “The Tonite Show with Zion I” Local
11:19PM Del & Amp Live “Gravy Train” from “Gate 13” Local
11:23PM Big Krit “Subenstein (My Sub IV)” from “4eva Is a Mighty Long Time – EP”
11:27PM The Cool Kids “9:15PM (feat. Jeremih)” from “Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe” on Propelr Music / Cake
11:32PM Skipper “Man on the Moon (feat. Ymtk)” from “Prezidential” on HBK Gang / Skipper / EMPIRE Local
11:36PM Nipsey Hussle “Dedication (feat. Kendrick Lamar)” from “Victory Lap” on Atlantic Records
11:43PM Tre Capital “Witness #HeroSeason (prod. Mathaius Young)” from “Witness #HeroSeason (prod. Mathaius Young)”
11:46PM Matty Slims “Say Nothin (ft. Motive Yaypes & the Barhemian)” from “Say Nothin (ft. Motive Yaypes & the Barhemian)” Local
11:48PM Austin Marc “Back Up Plan (feat. Sophie Meiers & Tyler Coolidge)” from “Back Up Plan (feat. Sophie Meiers & Tyler Coolidge) – Single” on Austin Marc
11:50PM SOBxRBE “Anit Social” from “Anit Social” Local
11:53PM Chris Orrick “Bottom Feeders (feat. Fashawn)” from “Portraits” on Mello Music Group
11:55PM Warm Brew “Same page ft. Niko G4” from “Same Page ft. Niko G4”
11:59PM Flatbush Zombies “Headstones” from “Vacation In Hell” on Glorious Dead Recordings
12:04AM Blimes “Hot Damn (feat. Method Man)” from “Hot Damn (feat. Method Man) – Single” (2013) on Peach House Local