Jul 28, 2016
Featuring the homie John Sinclair who just turned 21 so if you see him you know what to do. - Josh
Most likely the greatest collab in history minus Wiz. Jojo at Bumbershoot will be glorious. - Josh
Jul 27, 2016
Check out “Me, Myself & I”, the most recent offering from Seattle-based artist Solar Sam off his upcoming ‘Solar Sam X Anvil’ EP - Marco
Jul 26, 2016
Larry links up with fellow Bay Area rapper for this new one off the ‘Orange Season’ project. - Josh
Off of the new album dropping August 19th. Get your tickets for Watsky’s “X Infinity Tour” at The Showbox on November 11th. - Josh
New one from Black Umbrella’s own Romaro Fraceswa featuring Ariana Deboo! - Josh
Jul 20, 2016
Right now, everyone should be scared. If you’re not scared, then you simply aren’t paying attention. Or maybe, you’re just ignoring it because paying more attention might make you sad, or worried, and you don’t have time for that. If you’re unable to say how you feel for fear of the people in the room around you, you are a part of a problem. It’s the same problem that causes an officer to stay silent while his colleague violates another human being’s rights. The “I won’t tell if you won’t tell” mentality that provides a path of least resistance to avoid consequence. Not all cops are bad, not all citizens are good, but silence always makes you an accomplice.
If you’re reading this as a “rant”, or choose to ignore this post and not think about this ever again, this was written for you. Written for someone so far removed from the realities of racism and abuse, you refuse to see it as a real. You believe speaking up and correcting someone’s prejudiced behavior might vilify you, so you sit back, you wait, until something is REALLY expected of you, and maybe then you’ll step up. BLACK LIVES MATTER. If you interpret that statement as “Black lives matter more than other races or lives,” you clearly have not seen the police kill the same pattern of people in cold blood. Or maybe it’s impossible for you to empathize because YOU and the people YOU care about have never been oppressed, and your conscience allows you to remain in that bubble guarded from the world around you. Do all lives matter? They should; it’s a statement we all want to agree with, but not all lives are systematically targeted and are at risk of being lost on a daily basis.
So before you continue with the rest of your day, just keep this in mind: you have power, YOU accomplished what you have in this world because of your actions. You transformed the way your life used to be into the way it is now because of your actions. Your words and your voice changed your life, and they can change the world too.
Say something. - Ryan Caraveo
New Porter Ray! Personally I’m stoked and you should be too. - Josh
Jul 19, 2016
Oakland/Portland producer TOPE and Miami artist Swa Playmaker hook up again for “Only One”, the third single off of their collaborative EP ‘NO TITLE’ dropping soon.
Jul 15, 2016
Dave B and Sango recently premiered their much-anticipated collaborative album, ‘Tomorrow’, on NPR. Spearheaded by singles “Help Me Find A Way”, “Got It From”, and “Parallel”, the project combines Sango’s upbeat sample-based production, with Dave B’s melodic flows to create a cohesive album that’s sure to help send both artists further into the spotlight. - Marco