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@Kaytranada & @VicMensa Hit #1 on Urban Charts with “Drive Me Crazy”


This past week Canadian producer Kaytranada and Chi-town emcee Vic Mensa hit #1 on our charts with “Drive Me Crazy”, a track that is a good indication of how creative Hip-Hop has become as of late. Vic skillfully laces the beat with dope verses and bridges and makes perfect use of both energetic raps and […]

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@Caleborate Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Anna’s Lament”


Bay Area based emcee, Caleborate is originally from South Sacramento but currently resides in Berkley, CA. I will admit I was unaware of his movement until about 6 months ago. Thanks to our friends over at Thizzler, I found out about his movement and he was voted as part of the last #BAF (Bay Area […]

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@Sahtyre Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Forgive Me”


1. Los Angeles based emcee, Sahtyre who has been a frequent on our top 40 since 2010, has topped the charts once again with his latest offering. “Forgive Me” , like “Base” and “Prince Thunder” is produced by unknown producers. Much like his work with Hippie Sabotage on his previous LP, Sahtyre has a great […]

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@Cinequest Movie Review by @StrongArm408: Gonzalez


  Gonzalez is one of those films that sticks with you. Featuring some very convincing performances from Harold Torres & Carlos Bardem. The writing was subtle yet convincing, and combined with the stellar cinematography and director’s knack for unfolding the story seemlessly, this film provides an overall great payoff. At times it may feel like […]

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@Cinequest Movie Review by @Strongarm408: Eightseven (ochentaisiete)


The first film I saw this year was Anahi Hoeneisen & Daniel Andrade’s film set in 1987 centered around the friendship of 3 boys (Pablo, Andres & Juan) and a girl whom they befriend, Carolina. 1987 is a time filled with political and economic turmoil and proves as a nice setting for the drama. ┬áCarolina […]