Posts By Blake Gillespie


Ammbush – Ammbaataa

Ammbush – Ammbaataa SWTBRDS: 2013 Rather than continue building his resume in behind-the-boards work with DaVinci and Main Attrakionz, Oakland producer Ammbush shed the “DJ” from his moniker to join the burgeoning vanguard of the Bay. His debut Ammbaataa is…

Antwon In Dark Denim

Antwon – In Dark Denim

Antwon – In Dark Denim Greedhead: 2013 In 2011 Antwon’s “Helicopter” video earned him heavy notoriety. Oakland friends were buzzing about him, encouraging me to check out his collaborations with SAFE (who possibly linked the San Jose based Nature Boy…


Serengeti – Saal

Serengeti – Saal Graveface Records: 2013 GZA closed his classic solo album Liquid Swords with “B.I.B.L.E.”, translating to basic instructions before leaving earth. In listening to Serengeti’s Saal record, one can find basic instructions on remaining on earth and dealing with age. Serengeti’s Saal is wrought…