2 months ago | Hip-Hop
The first thing you hear on Crimewave 5150’s debut album is the sound of an open hand slap across the face stopping someone from singing more than the first couple words of the Star Spangled Banner. Then the eerie detuned piano line comes in the m...
3 months ago | Music Festivals
As anyone with a knowledge our Orange County and Long Beach knows, this region was once the epicenter of ska music, the precursor to Jamaican reggae music, or at least a Southern California, suburban, version of it in the country in the 1990s. Ban...
4 months ago | Hip-Hop
Hip-hop producer Ahwlee’s music is the sonic personification of that unique Long Beach feeling of strolling through your neighborhood with headphones on, the sun on your shoulders and a cool breeze hitting your back. His sound was born from the co...
7 months ago | Hip-Hop
The picture attached to one of Ugly God’s most popular songs on Soundcloud is a tranquil scene of a large, pristine, white mansion with a relaxing tangerine colored stucco roof, surrounded by palm trees, and a deep ocean blue sky. It could be a ph...
8 months ago | Hip-Hop
If you are what old people insist we call people 35 years old and younger, a millennial [shudders], then you likely can remember the reign of B.o.B. [pronounced Bob, for the uninitiated]. From 2010’s “Nothin on You,” to, arguably, his guest verse ...
11 months ago | Hip-Hop
It’s going to be a big summer for music in Long Beach. Two music festivals, Summer and Music, which unfolds over multiple events in the city throughout the summer starting on June 25th and going until September, and the recently announced Music Ta...