Pasadena Artist DOMINANCE is actively moving between music scenes throughout the southland promoting his new project Thanks 4 Tha Support EP. Look out for his performance at tha first I'm A Local Artist Showcase event on January 10th in Pasadena.
ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Catches up with Pasadena artist Gangsta Ric as he tells us about his Life Struggles and Passion for MusicMistah Wilson: Yo, Gangsta Ric thanks for coming through for this exclusive
interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! What’s goin’ on, man!Gangsta Ric: What up thanks for having me, been a fan ever since I first seen your magazine since I am in the music scene and a born and raised Pasadena native. Business as usual working hard and pushing my music projects. Mistah Wilson: It’s an honor having you here with us today! Before we go any further, can you give us a quick background of yourself?Gangsta Ric: A quick background on myself, Born and raised in Pasadena, grew up in Altadena on corner of Woodbury and Lincoln. Raised by a single mom with 4 kids on public assistance. My father was in and out of jail my whole life and an illegal immigrant from Mexico so also always getting deported (Music was the only father I ever had; it let me know what was going on out …
S.O.K! SOKG is a group resigned in Milwaukee WI. spread all out through the bay area! Music plays a very important role in our lives. It's important that we make it!
Our dream is to shoot for the stars, watching out for all roadblocks and speed bumps on our road to success.
SOKG Entertainment and Production Company Milwaukee,Bay Area music group with dreams of pursuing dreams. Our goal is to impress the people and accumulate funds for our group and any sponsor or investor who believes. SOKG is broken down into many subgroups representing the acronym SOKG
Later in success we plan to introduce the world to more talents like comedy, which will bring us ShowOutKomedians
SOKG plans to be beneficial all over the world. As far as our community we plan to show lots of corporate social responsibility.
When we formed SOKG oursenior year in high school, attending Antioch high School in Antioch Ca. we basically just fed off …
#Feed50KThe Famine No One Is Talking About On July 9, 2011, South Sudan officially gained its independence from Sudan. The young nation’s brief history has been a tumultuous one. Since December of 2013, South Sudan has been embroiled in a bitter civil war between the Dinka and Nuer ethnic groups. Thousands have already perished, and the violence persists despite an official cease-fire. In addition to loss of life, approximately 1.1 million South Sudanese have been forced to flee from their homes to refugee camps, such as those in the Gambella region of western Ethiopia. These refugees have also been cut off from food and other vital resources. Livestock has been lost, and farmers have been unable to plant and harvest crops due to the ongoing fighting. In fact, The United Nations considers South Sudan’s current situation the “worst in the world” when it comes to food. By the end of the year, it is estimated that 235,000 child refugees could be facing malnourishment, and 50,000 of…
Mistah Wilson:Thanks for coming through for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock. We are truly honored to have you. How have you been, Brooke? Brooke Jean:Thank you for having me I love the support you provide and inspiration you provide to the community. I am well blessed and excited for this continuous journey of self expression and connection with humanity.
Mistah Wilson:Before we go any further, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Brooke Jean:I am an individual who tells stories in poetic form. A writer, poet and spoken word artist. I was born and raised in Los Angeles County and writing has always been my self therapy and meditation. I did not foresee me choosing this career path back in high school but God works in mysterious ways. Positive vibes and good energy are the basis of my performances and my stories are meant to inspire from my learned life lessons.
Mistah Wilson:We first recognized you as the winner for the MyRisingTide competition and the luncheon you h…
The last week of June 2014, Sudanese refugee Manyang Reath Kher visited Pasadena to spread awareness of his cause. He did interviews, spoke, and even donated a few gifts for some of the youth at Hathaway-Sycamores Transitional Living Program. Manyang was embraced at Pasadena City Hall and and has made a lasting impression on foster youth and local artists in the community.
It's when people hear his story. The part where all odds are against him. He gets bitten by a King Cobra snake. No hospitals nearby. Gets electrocuted. Survives. And makes it. What he has to say has become highly valued to ears young & old.
For those who may not know, Manyang Reath Kher was brought to Pasadena by local artist Bing Bing in attempt to spread awareness of the cause of the Sudanese people.The two individuals were connected by way of J. Allison, a PR and marketing agent in the Southeastern United States. Initially, the plan was for Mistah Wilson to produce an article interview for Manyang and publ…
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The Best of the Champions mixtape hosted by DJ Supreme by the Supreme General is just
that! One of the first tracks "Steve Jobs" really brings back the East Coast rap style. Not only is he hosting this project but he is also rapping on it. The Best of the Champions mixtape was an interesting listen for me. Here is my review...
There is a track called "Simply the Best" where Supreme General goes in on a trap-rap style beat. He's making elites around him want to step their game up. I was really feeling "Vice Versa". It has a 2pac-style beat and the General's flow sticks to it like molasses on a tree. In this song, he's talking about what could have been if certain things in the industry and the world didn't happen the way they did. Then there is "Rolling Through My City" with my window down. This is a track with a low pitch, chopped & screwed sounding ambience. This is one of those tracks you listen to when you moving slow and…
Artists, musicians, and everyone in between are constantly looking for loop holes and ways to get
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It's not required that you create an account on every social network out there, but it's not a bad idea, either. And with the way social media has become an integrated part of our lives, you can sign up for other…