05/09/2018 10:00PM to 02:00AM

Playlists

10:01PM Prince Sole “Change Up (feat. Young Gully)” from “Hope All Is Well” on DreemTeemMusic Local
10:02PM Cal-A “We Straight (feat ALLBLACK)” from “We Straight (feat ALLBLACK)” Local
10:05PM ZIGGY “Emotional (prod. Krikit Boi)” from “Khakis” Local
10:09PM Burnin Giraph “4 Free (ft. Waju & Richard Wright)” from “4 Free (ft. Waju & Richard Wright)”
10:14PM Audio Push “pump fake (Prod by Price & VNSN)” from “Pump Fake (Prod by Price & VNSN)”
10:19PM Legendvry “Would You Mind (feat. Beejus)” from “Insurance” on Legendvry Local
10:22PM Xavier “All We Know ft. Trizz” from “All We Know ft. Trizz”
10:26PM ZIGGY “DFW (prod. Cisco)” from “DFW (prod. Cisco)” Local
10:31PM Khary “Wifi (prod. Calev)” from “Wifi (prod. Calev)”
10:34PM Lush One “Say I Won’t (Feat. Chase Moore)” from “Say I Won’t (Feat. Chase Moore)”
10:38PM Ciscero “Function (feat. GoldLink, April George & Cheakaity)” from “Function (feat. GoldLink, April George & Cheakaity) – Single” on Believer Recordings
10:40PM Nave Suave “Hater Blockin” from “Swerve” on Nave Suave Local
10:45PM First Class “Well Deserved” from “Well Deserved – Single” (2018) on Self-Released Local
10:49PM Ymtk “Need (feat. Kezia)” from “Need (feat. Kezia) – Single” on Zapan Music
10:51PM Cam Gnarly “Highdrated” from “Highdrated – Single” on The Order Label
10:54PM SinSerious “The Ave.” from “The Ave.”
10:57PM Rich Iyala “DAMNWELL (prod. Krikit Boi & Mars Today)” from “DAMNWELL (prod. Krikit Boi & Mars Today)” Local
10:59PM AD “Darth Vader” from “Darth Vader – Single” (2018) on 2CC Baby / Swish MGMT / League Of Starz
11:04PM 1-O.A.K. “Give Up the Goods (feat. Shady Nate)” from “Give Up the Goods (feat. Shady Nate) – Single” (2018) on HNRL Music
11:06PM Kool John “Drippin’ (ft. Iamsu!, HBK Skipper & Hefna Guap)” from “Drippin’ (ft. Iamsu!, HBK Skipper & Hefna Guap)” Local
11:11PM Yung Kellz “Blossom” from “Blossom – Single” (2018) on Fire Hazard Records Local
11:13PM Nipsey Hussle “Dedication (feat. Kendrick Lamar)” from “Victory Lap” on Atlantic Records
11:15PM Tre Capital “Witness #HeroSeason (prod. Mathaius Young)” from “Witness #HeroSeason (prod. Mathaius Young)”
11:19PM Matty Slims “Say Nothin (ft. Motive Yaypes & the Barhemian)” from “Say Nothin (ft. Motive Yaypes & the Barhemian)” Local
11:22PM Austin Marc “Back Up Plan (feat. Sophie Meiers & Tyler Coolidge)” from “Back Up Plan (feat. Sophie Meiers & Tyler Coolidge) – Single” on Austin Marc
11:25PM SOBxRBE “Anit Social” from “Anit Social” Local
11:30PM Chris Orrick “Bottom Feeders (feat. Fashawn)” from “Portraits” on Mello Music Group
11:33PM Warm Brew “Same page ft. Niko G4” from “Same Page ft. Niko G4”
11:37PM Flatbush Zombies “Headstones” from “Vacation In Hell” on Glorious Dead Recordings
11:42PM Blimes “Hot Damn (feat. Method Man)” from “Hot Damn (feat. Method Man) – Single” (2013) on Peach House
11:44PM Yates “Right Away (ft. Ziggy & Mac)” from “Right Away (ft. Ziggy & Mac)”
11:49AM Sa-Roc “Forever” from “Forever – Single” on Rhymesayers
11:56AM Lou Phelps “Come Inside (Ft. Jazz Cartier) (Prod. Kaytranada)” from “Come Inside (Ft. Jazz Cartier) (Prod. Kaytranada)”
12:00AM Buddy “Black (feat. A$AP Ferg)” from “Black (feat. A$AP Ferg) – Single” on Cool Lil Company, LLC/RCA Records
12:05AM RonnyJ “Snakes ft. Wifisfuneral” from “Snakes ft. Wifisfuneral”
12:10AM Larry June “Too Live Crew (feat. Chuck Inglish)” from “You’re Doing Good” on Warner Bros. Local
12:14AM Tobi Lou “Troop (feat. Smino)” from “Troop (feat. Smino) – Single” on Artclub / EMPIRE
12:17AM Smoke DZA “The Mood (feat. Joey Bada$$)” from “The Mood (feat. Joey Bada$$)”
12:20AM Phonte “Change Of Mind (ft. Freddie Gibbs)” from “No News Is Good News” on The Foreign Exchange Music
12:22AM Dirtbag Dan x AllDayDirt x Reverse Live “Ghost Blicky” from “DBD Show EP” (2018) on Self-Released
12:25AM Russ “Flip” from “Flip”
12:27AM Chuuwee & Khalisol “Tiger Woods” from “Passover” on Below System Records
12:30AM Cousin Stizz “500 Horses (prod. by Lil Rich)” from “Monda” on 2016
12:34AM Young Gully & DJ Fresh “Let Me Live (feat. Tay Off The Top)” from “Let Me Live (feat. Tay Off The Top)” Local
12:38AM Mistah Fab “6 Shots (prod. The Mekanix)” from “6 Shots (prod. The Mekanix)”
12:40AM Beejus & O.O.P.S “No Time but to Mob” from “No Time But to Mob” (2016) on FreeSpirit Local
12:43AM The Team “Can’t Lose (feat. Marc E. Bassy)” from “Hell of a Night 2” on Moe Doe Entertainment Local
12:48AM Fudge “In My Shoes (ft. Alex Mali)” from “Lady Parts” on Lex Records
12:50AM Mejon “Hatin On Me (feat. The Barhemian)” from “Hatin On Me (feat. The Barhemian)” on 665 Music Local
12:53AM Kembe X “Boomin (prod. by J-Louis)” from “Boomin (prod. by J-Louis)” (2016)
12:57AM Stro “Tell Me When to Go” from “Tell Me When to Go – Single” on GRADE A TRIBE RECORDS
01:00AM J.Lately “Smoke Less” from “The Good Panda” on The Unusual Suspects Company Local
01:04AM Finding Noyvon & J.Kelr “Whole Fade (ft. Chuck Inglish)” from “Whole Fade (ft. Chuck Inglish)” (2016) on RELLEK RECORDS/SO COLD RECORDS
01:06AM Sahtyre “Grammy (prod. Chase Moore)” from “Cassidy Howell” on Liquid Sound Design
01:10AM Constant Deviants “Reign Storms” from “Omerta” on SIX2SIX Records
01:15AM Warm Brew “No Time (feat. Sir and Hugh Augustine)” from “Diagnosis – EP” on Red Bull Records
01:21AM Termanology “Were Both Wrong” from “Were Both wrong”
01:24AM Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose “Wyd” from “WYD”
01:26AM Mega Ran “The East Coast” from “The East Coast – Single” on Leedz Edutainment
01:28AM Marty Grimes “Animal (feat. Rexx Life Raj & Ymtk)” from “Animal (feat. Rexx Life Raj & Ymtk) – Single” on Grimes Records Local
01:32AM Bas “Housewives” from “Too High To Riot” (2016) on J. Cole/DreamVille
01:35AM Fashawn “Mother Amerikkka” from “Mother Amerikkka – Single” on Mass Appeal Records
01:39AM GrandBankss “Onwership (ft. Elujay)” from “Onwership (ft. Elujay)” Local
01:42AM Pac Div “Stoked” from “Stoked”
01:45AM Bari “Right Or Wrong (feat Benny & Lavish)” from “Right Or Wrong (feat Benny & Lavish)” on HomeTeam / Mo Betta / EMPIRE
01:49AM ALLBLACK “Road Run (ft. Shoreline Mafia)” from “Road Run (ft. Shoreline Mafia)”
01:51AM Odie “Night Terrific! (ft. Yaqob)” from “Night Terrific! (ft. Yaqob)” Local
01:53AM Nu (Basi x Mvck) “If Mama Knew Love” from “If Mama Knew Love”
01:56AM Dirtbag Dan “Sheet of Cid (feat. Fredo & Reverse Live)” from “Sheet of Cid (feat. Fredo & Reverse Live)”
01:58AM Sango “Khlorine (feat. Smino)” from “In the Comfort Of” on Last Gang

Less Rap, Let’s Rave – The Santa Cruz Music Festival 2018

Festivals

Every post-festival Monday always has me in my feelings about the worthiness of #FestivalLife, but here it is, Wednesday, convinced I was delusional because, YES, I am still very much all about it. That being said, the 2018 Santa Cruz Music Festival was a huge success, and having been to the festival last year, I can confidently say, each year is getting better and better.

Despite the light rain, the #SCMF brought together a versatile group of people. Everything from seasoned yogis to hipster millennials, to families, street faire enthusiasts, students, rave babies, foodies, hip-hoppers, and indie rockers. Downtown Santa Cruz was quite literally host to every type of festival-goer. It’s easy to bring together all the same kind of people, so by way of festival code, a huge virtual round of applause goes out to the organizers behind the #SantaCruzMusicFestival for entertaining such a diverse crowd.

If you only went for the Hip-Hop, you’re probably disappointed. Big name headliners like Ghostface Killah, Scarab (of Living Legends), and Smoke DZA took up less than two hours of the two-day show. And while practically every Electronic artist incorporated some Hip-Hop into their sets, most of the “real” Hip-Hop fans wanted less rave stuff and more rap stuff.

Author’s Note: the sarcastic use of “real” when referring to Hip-Hop simply refers the older Gen Y crowd who doesn’t support the evolution of Hip-Hop; and who seem to think the music created during their prime is ultimately the best thing to have ever happened. Also, they hate rappers with the prefixes “Lil” or “Yung” and preach about “hype”.

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Scarub of Living Legends

For many, the true gems are hidden in the earliest sets at the smaller venues. The lesser-known acts and up-and-coming artists are the ones really driving the crowd.  Speaking of, I had the pleasure of meeting with The Rellies, a Hip-Hop duo from Santa Cruz and Maui who performed inside Streetlight Records on Sunday. They brought out Dave Steezy (of HBK) and went level-10 hyphy on us.

I’ve picked out some of my favorite tracks from The Rellies for you to get on:

If you like them, give ’em a follow!

If you listened to A Vibe Called West last week, you’d know that Pure Powers’ killed his set on Saturday (yes—we predicted it). Last year’s headlining acts were all squeezed into the big, but small Catalyst so the festival’s transition to the Civic Auditorium was much needed. It allowed us all to enjoy the show without being too close to the people dancing beside us, while also leaving plenty of space for people with a larger personal bubble in the back.

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Pure Powers

There’s a video out now for my current favorite Pure Powers song,  which is phenomenal live BTW, check it out:

Other Santa Cruz Music Festival Highlights include:

  • Bigger festivals charge $12-16 bucks a beer, but the venues participating in this year’s #SCMF sold regularly priced (and often, locally brewed) beer which made my pockets (and taste buds) smile.
  • I lost my phone in the VIP area (because I saw pizza and was immediately distracted) and thanks to the wonderful ladies at the CloutKing table, I got it back along with a dope CloutKing t-shirt. You should get yourself one too!
  • Icing on the cake for me: adding more really cool people to my network of  #FestivalFamily ❤ Thank you!
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The Grand Finale – Mr. Carmack

 

03/07/2018 10:00PM to 02:00AM – #SCMF Pure Powers Interview

Playlists

10:03PM SOBxRBE “Paramedic! ft. Kendrick Lamar” from “Paramedic! ft. Kendrick Lamar”
10:05PM Jay Rock “King’s Dead (ft. Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake)” from “Black Panther, The Album” (2018)
10:08PM ALLBLACK “Allwhite ft. DTB” from “Allwhite ft. DTB” Local
10:11PM Kodak Black “Roll In Peace (Ft. Xxxtentacion)” from “Project Baby 2” on Atlantic Records
10:16PM KO “Dream$” from “Dream$” Local
10:20PM Drakeo The Ruler “Out the Slums (feat. 03 Greedo)” from “Out the Slums (feat. 03 Greedo)”
10:22PM Retch “Pop Me a Pint” from “Still Up” on Fast Money distributed by TSR
10:25PM Rocky Banks “Don’t Talk Nice To Me Now” from “Don’t Talk Nice To Me Now”
10:30PM Franco$ & Clyde Shankle “The Rockies (prod. Ian Mckee)” from “The Rockies (prod. Ian Mckee)” Local
10:35PM Julia Lewis “Potential (ft. Rexx Life Raj, Ciscero & Mikos Da Gawd)” from “Potential (ft. Rexx Life Raj & Ciscero)” Local

@PurePowersMusic Interview

10:37PM Pure Powers “Love Somebody” from “Love Somebody – Single” on Pure Entertainment
10:45PM Pure Powers “Don’t Wanna Go” from “Don’t Wanna Go – Single” on Pimp Hop Records
10:57PM Pure Powers “I Can” from “I Can”
11:13PM EXCLUSIVE Pure Powers “Wouldn’t Change (feat. Nina Porter)” from “Wouldn’t Change (feat. Nina Grae) – Single” on Pure Entertainment
11:15PM Pure Powers “It’s Happenin'” from “It’s Happenin'”

End Interview

11:21PM Flammy Marciano “Run it Up” from “Run It Up”
11:23PM Mathius Young “Stylist” from “Stylist”
11:27PM Dirtbag Dan x AllDayDirt x Trizz x L8NITE “What I’ve Done” from “DBD Show EP” Local
11:32PM Rich The Kid “Plug Walk” from “Plug Walk – Single” on Rich The Kid / (TDE/ISR PS)
11:33PM Nef The Pharaoh “Mobbin (prod. DJ Fresh)” from “Mobbin (prod. DJ Fresh)” Local
11:35PM Audio Push “Pump Fake (Prod by Price & VNSN)” from “pump fake (Prod by Price & VNSN)”
11:40PM Hugh Augustine “Blank Check (feat. Ray Wright)” from “Dubious” on The Order Label
11:47PM Khalisol “Lemonade ft. Jasper” from “Lemonade ft. Jasper”
11:48PM Matt McGhee “Travail” from “Travail – Single” on dtla records
11:55PM Caleborate “Soul (Remix) [feat. Big K.R.I.T.]” from “Soul (Remix) [feat. Big K.R.I.T.] – Single” on TBKTR Local
11:59PM Khary “Wifi (prod. Calev)” from “Wifi (prod. Calev)”
12:06AM Kasey Jones “@ Me (feat. Matt McGhee)” from “Get Well Soon” on dtla records
12:11AM T. Carriér “Schedule (feat. Beejus) prod. Cal-A” from “Twenty” on Black Money Music Group Local
12:16AM J.I.D. “Never” from “The Never Story”
12:23AM Drakeo The Ruler “Fuck being Humble (feat. Yatta)” from “Fuck being Humble (feat. Yatta)”
12:25AM Majik “Never Change” from “Never Change”
12:29AM The Cool Kids “T.D.A. (feat. A-Trak, Reese LAFLARE & Larry June)” from “Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe” on Propelr Music / Cake
12:33AM Rob $tone “Chill Bill (Remix) [feat. D.R.A.M., Denzel Curry & Cousin Stizz]” from “The RCA-List” on RCA Records Label
12:38AM Jay Rock “Vice City (feat. Black Hippy)” from “90059+” on Top Dawg Entertainment
12:44AM ScHoolboy Q “THat Part (feat. Kanye West)” from “Blank Face LP” on UMGRI Interscope
12:50AM Duckwrth “Bernal Heights” from “Bernal Heights – Single” on Them Hellas
12:55AM BROCKHAMPTON “Boys” from “SATURATION I”
01:00AM Chuuwee “Grand Master (feat. Casual D)” from “Sabbath” on Below System Records
01:02AM SOBxRBE (Slimmy B) “Don’t Lie to Me” from “Don’t Lie To Me” Local
01:05AM ALLBLACK “Collarbone (feat. Lulbearrubberband)” from “KimSon” on Play Runners Association Local
01:11AM Rexx Life Raj “2Free (Prod. Mikos Da Gawd)” from “Father Figure 2: Flourish” (2017) on Rexx Life / EMPIRE Local
01:13AM Johnny Clouds “Oh Wow (prod. Engelwood)” from “Oh Wow (prod. Engelwood)”
01:16AM Leaf “Gone” from “Gone” (2017)
01:18AM Vanjess “Through Enough (feat. GoldLink)” from “Through Enough (feat. GoldLink) – Single” on Keep Going
01:22AM Soriano “Boss Moves” from “Boss Moves”
01:26AM Mondre M.A.N. “Helen Keller” from “Helen Keller – Single”
01:32AM EARTHGANG “Red Light (prod. Anonxmous)” from “Red Light (prod. Anonxmous)”
01:35AM Angelo Mota “Internet” from “Internet – Single” on Crystal Avenue
01:38AM Tiron & Ayomari “Wzup! (feat. Jack Davey)” from “WET: The Wonderful Ego Trip” on The Cafeteria Line
01:43AM Supa Bwe “Down Comes the Spaceman (feat. Saba)” from “Finally Dead” on Freddy Got Magic / EMPIRE
01:48AM Deante Hitchcock “Wide Open (ft. Goldlink)” from “Eyes Wide Open (ft. Goldlink)”
01:49AM Alex Wiley x Mick Jenkins x Azizi Gibson “Like MacGuyver” from “Like MacGuyver”
01:55AM Half-A-Mil “Eric Wright (ft. Jay305)” from “Eric Wright (ft. Jay305)”