Keeping the art and culture of graffiti alive and firmly rooted, TDK/TMC Family does it again… With one of a kind artwork from local graffiti artists and worldwide, DJs on the 1s and 2s, flows in the cypher, Bboys, Bgirls and live drums, this type of all ages event only
Last Friday I witnessed more than 20 local MCs recreate the hip hop catalog of 1993 backed on two different stages by two of the Bay Area’s foremost young composers: JooWan Kim performing with his chamber orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj and Oakland’s own Kev Choice (Lauryn Hill’s former musical director)
The first ever Hello Kitty Con happened this weekend. I was there. I couldn’t NOT be. It was what every Hello Kitty enthusiast’s dreams are made of. Kid-size imagination in life-size reality. And I was there. I couldn’t NOT be. Happy 40th birthday Hello Kitty… and happy 40th to me.
Something about celebrating another trip around the sun that makes you appreciate all of life’s blessings. This year I spent it enjoying all of my little things. Because little things are what make up big things. #lifeisbeautiful Stingray catch! No worries…he threw it back. #pupusas Long life noodles! #tradition Cheers
That time of the year when it’s summertime in the Bay and baseball is best of the best. #OrangeOctober My Godboo is born and raised #orangeandblack. 18 innings later… Yes! Yes! Yes! Because champagne rain never gets old. On to the final four. #NLCS Let’s go Giants!
Oakland Music Festival with the homeskillets. You know how we do. Town biz. Umami Burger The Especiale Truffle Fries & Caesar Truffle Burger The Original Belly Steak + Eggs & Belly Tacos Cali Tacos Belly Cali Fries …and my fave month.
…Sunday morning. Cuz after more than a month of being a busy bee, it’s nice having a weekend that’s low key. Lunch in Marin. Coconut latte Pollo Al Horno Camarones Criollos Got my Cosmo groomed. Watched a concert in my living room. #OnTheRun Then followed it with Netflix.Easy. And… happening
Since dropping end-August, that new mixtape Cloud 19 by Oakland’s own Kehlani, been stuck on repeat. And if you like that vibe reminiscent of them good ol’ days of 90’s queens of hip hop soul – that blunted, cruise-good, “I deserve better” music – then this is a must. You too…will