There’s some big doings going down this week at Club Mighty in San Francisco.. Legendary Bay Area deejay Ren the Vinyl Archeologist who heads up True Skoolis celebrating 13 years of putting it down and giving us some dope parties to stimulate our soul and mind.. We caught up w/ Ren to ask him about this Friday’s impressive line up and his thoughts on the current state of deejaying.. We also got a chance to peep Ren in the mix…Enjoy the convo and mix below
A while back we sat down and chopped it up with one of the Bay Area’s finest emcees.. We’re talking about Ms Rocky Rivera..For a long time she was known around the town as a skilled journalist and activist who hailed from SF State…She got so good at her craft that she wound being featured in an MTV Reality series called I’m From Rolling Stone‘ . Here, she won a position as a contributing editor. She is also one of the few if not only journalist to interview all members of the Wu-Tang Clan at the same time.. Her keen knowledge of Hip Hop and her ability to flip the script lead to her winning.
This is important to note, because Rocky decided that she wanted to do more than write, hence she picked up a mic and brought that same scrappy attitude along with her.. The end result has been critical acclaim. In this interview we cover everything from Rocky’s transition from journalist to emcee, what went into making her latest album, Pop Killer Mixtape, Her outlook on Bay Area Hip Hop and a whole lot more.. Enjoy
Press the link below to listen to our HKR intv w/ Rocky Rivera
As I mentioned earlier there are quite a few artist from the Bay Area who have been stepping up and speaking truth to power. I like to refer to them as the New Messengers.. One of the cats falling into that category is Metro P.. He comes out of San Francisco and is definitely knocking down doors in a major way… His new song ‘Slave to the World‘ is on point and straight butta..