I long been a big fan of Seattle-based group Canary Sing.. Made up of Madeleine “Lioness” Clifford and Hollis “Ispire” Wong-I first met the pair several years back when they were rocking hard on the spoken word scene. Later when they put beats to their rhymes and started making noise culminating in the release of their ep The Beautiful Baby back in 2010.
The group had a funky retro sound and a fun vibe which is best personified in one of my favorite songs Freak Show…
It wasn’t to long after the Beautiful Baby dropped that Madeleines came down to the Bay Area and blessed us with her talent as she pursued her Masters degree at Oakland’s Mills College. She’s been rocking the mic as well as the books and recently dropped a gem of a song and fun video called ‘I Need a Moment’. Look out for this sister to keep making noise. The best has yet to come..
Comedian Katt Williams is obviously in need of help. Last week he came to Oakland, got arrested after fighting someone at a nightclub.. The next day when he did his show, he had a major meltdown, resulting in him challenging audience members to fights. Suge Knight, Too Short and Richie Rich had to come to his aid..Short and Richie Rich said someone had slipped him some bad drugs.. Maybe but Katt’s been tripping out for a minute
The Coup which features Boots Riley has a new album out called Sorry to Bother You. So far its been getting a lot of buzz.. Below is the video to one of the singles off the album called ‘Your Parent’s Cocaine’. Boots describes the song as a billionaire kids coming out party..