Afeni Shakur Blessed Oakland’s New Roses in Concrete School, Founding Member Karega Bailey Releases Video for “Hope Dealer”

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In 1991, Tupac Shakur released the heart grappling track, “Brenda’s Got A Baby.” It told the story of a young girl who’s environment got the best of her and left her for dead. Through Shakur’s eloquent descriptions of hopelessness in his community, he painted a powerful picture that desperately required hope. Twenty-five years later, the […]

On The Rise: Oakland Rap Queen Kamaiyah Releases “How You Want It”


West Coast rap queen Kamaiyah has the streets of Oakland buzzin’ off her smash hit “How Does It Feel.” After releasing her debut project, A Good Night In The Ghetto, the 24-year-old fearless soul is carving out her own lane, inspired by “’90s feminist futurists” like Missy Elliot, TLC and Aaliyah, who made being a tomboy “cool and confident.” This […]

Video: Marshawn Lynch Walks Off With A Fan’s Hat After Being Asked For An Autograph

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was in his hometown of Oakland, CA last night to attend the Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera bout with some famous friends including Golden State Warriors players Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore, actor Michael B. Jordan and fellow Oak town native Sway. Happy Easter pic.twitter.com/rgRZlgKUZK — Vic […]

Prince Shouts Out Steph Curry During Concert In Oakland, CA

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This past Sunday night, music icon Prince graced the stage at a “Piano and Microphone” show at Oakland, CA’s Paramount Theatre. During his set, he took a moment to acknowledge hometown favorite Steph Curry, who hit a 32-foot buzzer beater the night before to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder. Prince shared: What can you truly […]

Prince Announces Two Solo Shows In Oakland


Prince has announced that the first North American date of his “Piano and a Microphone” tour will be Sunday, February 28 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The iconic singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist is set to play back-to-back shows at 7 and 10 p.m., revisiting some of his familiar and some unfamiliar classic hits as well as tracks […]

Protesters Shut Down San Francisco’s Bay Bridge on MLK Day

Yesterday (January 18) all lanes of the Bay Bridge going into San Francisco were blocked by #BlackLivesMatter protesters just east of Treasure Island, according to California State Troopers. At 4pm, California activism group Black Seed, a Black and Queer liberation group, announced they’d taken the Bay Bridge and claimed responsibility for the protest. The group took […]

Listen To Lil Debbie’s Latest EP Titled “Home Grown”


After releasing the visual for her single “Let’s Get High” about a week ago, Oakland, CA native Lil Debbie finally unveils her “Home Grown EP.” The 8 track project features contributions from Wiz Khalifa, Paul Wall and fellow Cali native Bricc Baby. The project is currently available for purchase on iTunes. Stream the project HERE […]

Four Suspects Arrested In Homicide Case Of Victim Of Oakland Gang Shootout


Oakland police have arrested four suspects for the murder of Chyemil Pierce, mother killed in March 9 gang shootout Oakland police arrested three 29-year-olds last week during the investigation in the death of 30-year-old Chyemil Pierce. Suspects are Shelton McDaniels, Jerry Harbin arrested on suspicion of murder, and Kiechelle Wilright. Wilright was arrested on suspicion […]

Rest in Peace: The Jacka Shot & Killed in Oakland Last Night

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Rest in peace, homie.   Bay Area rapper The Jacka, real name Dominic Newton, was gunned down in East Oakland sometime last night.  The rapper, whose music was influential in the West Coast rap scene spanning more than two decades, was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head at 94th Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. […]

Lebron James Attends Sunday’s Browns vs Raiders Game


LBJ Looking relaxed as he attends NFL Game yesterday   With the NBA season underway, Lebron James took some time off to go catch some NFL football on a sunday. He attended the showdown between the Cleveland Browns and the Oakland Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium, while he sported a hat with his hometown colors on […]

Listen To Kidd Upstairs’ Track “Wiggins (Remix)” Featuring Demrick

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The hype is real for Andrew Wiggins. Just ask Kidd Upstairs and listen to his track “Wiggins (Remix)” dedicated to Kansas freshman, Andrew Wiggins. Kidd brings on Demrick to help him out on the remix. Kidd has also been working on Demrick’s upcoming solo project, Losing Focus, which will be released later this year. The Los Angeles rapper compares Wiggins […]

17-Year-Old Oakland Teen Shot And Killed By 13-Year-Old Brother

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Oakland teen, Justice Toliver, killed by younger brother  17-year-old Justice Toliver was shot and killed by her 13-year-old brother at their apartment complex in Oakland’s Chinatown on Thursday. According to officials, Toliver was shot by her 13-year-old brother, Mario Toliver, shortly after noon in their apartment complex on the 800 block of Franklin Street. Advertisement […]