About Nina Tabios

If I'm rapping along, you've caught me on a good night. San Francisco-based writer covering hip-hop/R&B for The Bay Bridged, San Francisco Chronicle and Rehab Online Magazine.
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    Rexx Life Raj wraps 2017 with second album debut, “Father Figure 2: Flourish”

Rexx Life Raj wraps 2017 with second album debut, “Father Figure 2: Flourish”

Faraji Wright is living his best Rexx Life on his new record, "Father Figure 2: Flourish". Better known as Rexx Life Raj, the Berkeley rapper has spent 2017 doing [...]

By |November 17, 2017|0 Comments
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    Review + Photos: Rolling Loud 2017 with Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, ScHoolBoy Q

Review + Photos: Rolling Loud 2017 with Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, ScHoolBoy Q

Lil Wayne (photo: Regidor Biala)

Rap festival Rolling Loud 2017 brought the ruckus to Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheater over the weekend, featuring some of the genre's biggest names (Travis Scott, [...]

By |October 26, 2017|0 Comments
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    Kelela’s ‘Take Me Apart’ tour will set the mood at the Independent

Kelela’s ‘Take Me Apart’ tour will set the mood at the Independent

Kelela is everything and nothing all at once. The DC-born, LA-based R&B singer has acted as a sublime ghost of sorts in the alt-R&B movement. Her projects Cut 4 [...]

By |October 19, 2017|0 Comments
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    Fête Records Day Party shines a light on roster gems Reva DeVito, Mac Ayres and psalm

Fête Records Day Party shines a light on roster gems Reva DeVito, Mac Ayres and psalm

The word fête is defined as a celebration or festival, so it's somewhat fitting at the Washington, D.C.-based label Fête Records is celebrating the latest gems in their roster [...]

By |October 18, 2017|Comments Off on Fête Records Day Party shines a light on roster gems Reva DeVito, Mac Ayres and psalm
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    Greek Theatre hosts triple-threat bill: Solange, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt

Greek Theatre hosts triple-threat bill: Solange, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt

It goes without saying: Solange headlining a major venue doesn't need too much hyping up. Adding Flying Lotus and Earl Sweatshirt does send it over the top, however, turning [...]

By |October 17, 2017|Comments Off on Greek Theatre hosts triple-threat bill: Solange, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt
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    Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

San Francisco label Text Me Records has done a good job thus far of pushing a vast selection of new artists through its New Phone, Who Dis? monthly showcase. [...]

By |October 11, 2017|Comments Off on Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord
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    Lunice breaks hiatus with debut album “CCCLX,” hits 1015 Folsom this week

Lunice breaks hiatus with debut album “CCCLX,” hits 1015 Folsom this week

It has been almost five years since TNGHT — duo-producers Lunice and Hudson Mohawke — declared their hiatus from their otherworldly trap beats that shook down clubs and venues. [...]

By |October 10, 2017|Comments Off on Lunice breaks hiatus with debut album “CCCLX,” hits 1015 Folsom this week

Open Mike Eagle brings daydreams to the Independent

Open Mike Eagle is always the man with a story: His successful 2014 project Dark Comedy embraced and wrestled amongst the trials, tribulations, and musings of a premature midlife [...]

By |October 9, 2017|Comments Off on Open Mike Eagle brings daydreams to the Independent
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    Just Rese’s “Groov” isn’t just for dance floors in video premiere

Just Rese’s “Groov” isn’t just for dance floors in video premiere

The tension is high at the start of Just Rese's music video for his latest single, "Groov," but the air soon turns funky as the rhythm (and whatever blurred-out [...]

By |September 27, 2017|Comments Off on Just Rese’s “Groov” isn’t just for dance floors in video premiere

Julia Lewis teams up with Elujay for “On the Regular”

Even though Julia Lewis has been permeating from Bay Area speakers for the better part of these last few years — think Rexx Life Raj’s “Handheld GPS” and a [...]

By |September 8, 2017|Comments Off on Julia Lewis teams up with Elujay for “On the Regular”
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    Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017

Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017

Hiero Day is once again upon us, and the holiday’s sixth annual celebration continues to bridge the gaps among the Bay Area’s avenues of hip-hop, art, and culture right [...]

By |August 30, 2017|Comments Off on Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017
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    Grieves shows off all sides of himself on new “Running Wild” record

Grieves shows off all sides of himself on new “Running Wild” record

The question I want to ask Grieves the most is the one he’s most tired of.

Let’s think for a second what the search keywords would be for the Rhymesayers [...]

By |August 25, 2017|Comments Off on Grieves shows off all sides of himself on new “Running Wild” record
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