Caleborate Interview & Concert Review

Wassup radio family, Last week I caught up with Berkeley rapper, Caleborate for a hefty interview before his headlining show in the Atrium. Rizal Aliga aka Mr. Hella Hyphy himself was also in attendance and wrote a solid concert review which is also below. Peep it! -Elbo SHOW REVIEW The Bay Area’s hip-hop scene has seen […]

Wiki Wiki Wednesday, Grateful for Artful Waves of Generosity

The Santa Cruz and Hawai’i surf connection was solidified again, recently. Fletch and JD, of the aSanta Cruz Board Builders Guild and Jeffery Devine Rockets, who work out of Doug Haut’s surf shop on the Westside of Santa Cruz, conspired with Wiki Wiki Wednesday music program founder MB for a tremendous surprise—an original art surf board!

WARM BREW! Tracing their Footsteps…

     Warm Brew is quintessentially West Coast – the two are synonymous. Their lyrics, though, are anonymous. (you’ll never hear ‘em copy! Top Notch Baby! Never coming less, sky’s the limit, you gots to believe up in… the Brew!) Their songs are riddled with personal experiences, never boasting of falsified encounters, and mainly speaking […]

Why We Should Be Listening to the Female Voices of Hip Hop

Hip hop is uniquely powerful because it sits comfortably at the borderline between poetry and song. It bridges the gap between the two, and in turn contains the qualities of both song and spoken word.  Unlike poems (or any other word based message), music has the upper hand of getting caught in your head for […]

LOUD ROCK NOVEMBER CHARTS

    So much beautiful metal is released this time of year…must be the weather, I suppose! Here’s some of my top picks for the brutal-est and grooviest metal out now. Urfaust – Empty Space Meditation (Black Metal) Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis (Death Metal) Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Sludge Metal) Khemmis – Hunted (Doom Metal) Gatecreeper […]