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Jul 11, 2023

‘LVLZ’ Captures mint.beats at their Freshest

Aquarius season was in full swing when beat maker mint.beats returned home from work exhausted on the eve of their 27th birthday. Attempting to battle...
Rico2Smoove Any Given Bars J.Wells Young Monc
May 17, 2023

‘Any Given Bars’ Highlights the Flow of San Jo’

Cold morning air fills Studio X Recording in southwest Oakland, as the film crew begins their setup. Over the next hour, the bustle fills...
Pinky Yun
Apr 26, 2023

San Jose Tattoo Legend Pinky Yun Inspires New Book

Vehicles blaze down San Carlos Street in both directions near San Jose’s midtown. The commotion easily overpowers the whisper of footsteps from the occasional...
Nappy Nina
Mar 13, 2023

Nappy Nina Comes to Collect on ‘Mourning Due’

Lying alone atop a white pillow in a vast expanse of desert is the head of Nappy Nina.  Surprisingly not photoshopped, the image captures the...
Dad Bod Rap Pod
Nov 16, 2022

Five Years of Dad Bod Rap Pod

Demone Carter looks into his laptop’s built-in webcam as the conference call begins. It’s difficult to tell where his white shirt ends as it...
Lacey Bryant
Aug 17, 2022

Lacey Bryant Presents Her New 9,450-Square-foot Mural

While walking north on 1st or 2nd Street from downtown San Jose, it’s hard to miss the city’s newest—and likely longest—street mural spanning the...
Gatsby and Mint.Beats
Aug 3, 2022

Mint.Beats and Gatsby Collaborate on New Album

It all started with a question musician and beat maker mint.beats put on his Instagram story: “Who should I be listening to in the...
Jul 13, 2022

Weezmatic Headlines Slap Box Following New Album

It was late winter 2021 and cool air rushed past Aaron Aquino as he cruised Milpitas on his vintage 1986 Mongoose bicycle. The parking...

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