Top 10 Hip Hop Albums of 2016

2016...what a year for music, what a year for Hip Hop. Last year writing this blog, I had trouble finiding 10 albums that I really enjoyed. This year I found myself having trouble narrowing it down to just 13 albums (13 albums because they are three ties). If you are a Hip Hop junkie like myself, you were smiling from ear to ear with your headphones in most of the year. This year brought listeners so much variety in Hip Hop. We saw veteran artists eveolve and change up their styles to create … [Continue Reading...]

Sage The Gemini brings the winter to Sacramento

The NorCal hip hop scene is amongst the most passionate in America, and no one knows that better that Dominic Wynn Woods, otherwise known to the public as Sage the Gemini. A native of Fairfield, Sage the Gemini is prepping to bring his "West for the Winter Tour" to Northern California this month, with stops in Petaluma, Arcata and Sacramento. And for Sage, he sees this as a chance to makes this a big house party with him and all the hometown faithful. "It's amazing to be close to home," … [Continue Reading...]

Losing my mind, and possibly my government…

One of the things I've been comforted by, since Trump's election, is the amount of political participation. People are protesting, going to town halls, etc. It has made me think that, if we can sustain it, we may have a chance at stopping (at least) the worst of what's happening in D.C. now. Because it is the only way we have of stopping it. It's only been a month of Trump's presidency, and already you can feel the fatigue. We can't let the fatigue get to us. What is happening is seriously … [Continue Reading...]

A Close-up of “The Sickness”

“The Sickness,” by Rich Beckermeyer is in the Sac State Library’s Gallery right now. Beckermeyer is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer. His work in this exhibition consists of very large photos, in the form of Dibold Metal Prints. This is where the ink is infused into the metal, aluminized metal. This makes the prints durable, water-proof, and shiny. Beckermeyer used his grandfather, and his failing health, as his subject. His goal was to engage with the overall conversation of aging, … [Continue Reading...]

2016-17 FULL NBA PREDICTIONS

The MLB regular season is long over, the NHL just began a few weeks ago, the NFL is in mid-season and college football is about to release the playoff polls. That can only mean the NBA season is back! After one of the most dramatic off-seasons and just four months removed from one of the most eventful NBA Finals in NBA history, the season is finally here. Recently on “Double Coverage”, show host Noah Alvarez invited new KSSU DJ Chris Bullock and myself to his show to do a full season NBA … [Continue Reading...]

Happy Trails to ‘Night Train’~~Javier Lopez

The Giants are saying goodbye to another member from the championship runs in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Javier Lopez recently announced that he is retiring from baseball after 14 seasons in Major League Baseball. Lopez finished his career with an ERA of 3.48 and accumulated 30 wins to go along with 17 losses. He pitched in 839 games which translates into 533 innings pitched (he became a lefty specialist with the Giants, and so did not always pitch a full inning). Javy also recorded 358 strikeouts. … [Continue Reading...]

FEATURED STORY

Kellyanne Conway, the real star of 2016

Let's stop all the partisan fighting for a moment, and recognize how amazing Kellyanne Conway is. Now, I love politics. I was so excited for the final presidential debate, that it made me feel old and boring. And, I am passionate about who I support and why. But, no matter which party you associate with, or which candidate you like, you have to admit how … [Read More...]

REVIEWS

A Close-up of “The Sickness”

“The Sickness,” by Rich Beckermeyer is in the Sac State Library’s Gallery right now. Beckermeyer is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer. His work in this exhibition consists of very large photos, in the form of Dibold Metal Prints. This is where … [Read More...]

The Oscar for Best Picture Goes to…

The Oscar’s have nominated the movie Hidden Figures for Best Picture this year and a lot of people are ecstatic. The 2017 Annual Academy Awards will hit our televisions on February 26th at 5:30pm in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre. Hidden Figures is … [Read More...]

Top 10 Hip Hop Albums of 2016

2016...what a year for music, what a year for Hip Hop. Last year writing this blog, I had trouble finiding 10 albums that I really enjoyed. This year I found myself having trouble narrowing it down to just 13 albums (13 albums because they are three … [Read More...]

Art Round-up

Often, I'm out looking at local art in Sacramento, for inspiration. And, often, I find art pieces that I really want to share with people. Here are a couple of exhibitions I found interesting. Fine Art to Enhance Your Life & Surroundings by … [Read More...]