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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    Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

OK look, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being single. But the most annoying part? When the wrong somebody can't take a hint.

Turning that ditty into a bop called "Lonely," [...]

By |March 2, 2020|0 Comments

Theaux Elliot drops new single, “Big Finesse

After sharing singles “CANTKEEPUP” and “Boomin’” (the latter which we didn’t cover but is worth the listen), Theaux Elliot is on our watchlist for 2020. And he’s back again [...]

By |February 28, 2020|Comments Off on Theaux Elliot drops new single, “Big Finesse
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    Siri Seiko, Wade08, Trey Coastal on Sounds from Elsewhere showcase

Siri Seiko, Wade08, Trey Coastal on Sounds from Elsewhere showcase

This Saturday, February 29 marks the return of Sounds from Elsewhere, a quarterly showcase shining a light on the alternative hip-hop and R&B artists emerging from the soil. Hosted [...]

By |February 26, 2020|Comments Off on Siri Seiko, Wade08, Trey Coastal on Sounds from Elsewhere showcase
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    Noise Pop 2020: Tim Atlas turns insecurities and anxieties into dreamy indie pop

Noise Pop 2020: Tim Atlas turns insecurities and anxieties into dreamy indie pop

Ever since his elimination from season nine of NBC’s The Voice, Tim Atlas refused to let a short stint on reality TV dictate the rest of his career. He [...]

By |February 26, 2020|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2020: Tim Atlas turns insecurities and anxieties into dreamy indie pop
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    Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”

Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”

Spending most of 2019 as a feature fixture (and getting his first placement on Showtime's The L Word), Ricky Lake is now ready to claim some shine of his [...]

By |February 21, 2020|Comments Off on Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”
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    Producer Ian McKee emerges from behind the boards with ‘Amina’ EP

Producer Ian McKee emerges from behind the boards with ‘Amina’ EP

Since 2016, Ian McKee has been the mind behind some of our favorite local artists, namely Rexx Life Raj, Caleborate and our very own Beejus. But the Pacifica producer [...]

By |December 6, 2019|Comments Off on Producer Ian McKee emerges from behind the boards with ‘Amina’ EP

Amen arrives with debut project, ‘Real’

Amen is finally ready to speak her truth. A voice formerly heard on Text Me Records' Group Chat Vol. 2 and Mikos Da Gawd's "Hell Yeah Brother!" makes her [...]

By |November 22, 2019|Comments Off on Amen arrives with debut project, ‘Real’
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    Premiere: Theaux Elliot, “CANTKEEPUP” feat. Jayem + Mayila

Premiere: Theaux Elliot, “CANTKEEPUP” feat. Jayem + Mayila

Elliot Slamet refuses to be boxed in. We’ve covered Slamet’s work on this blog before as EyyELL, one-half of Lord Morgan, but now the San Jose producer is starting [...]

By |November 15, 2019|Comments Off on Premiere: Theaux Elliot, “CANTKEEPUP” feat. Jayem + Mayila
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    Rexx Life Raj’s ‘Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There’ is finally here

Rexx Life Raj’s ‘Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There’ is finally here

One of the most highly-anticipated albums of the fall, Rexx Life Raj's Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There is out now on all streaming platforms and he already has [...]

By |November 8, 2019|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj’s ‘Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There’ is finally here

The Bay Bridged Q&A: A Not-So-Awkward Convo with Beejus

There was a point in time where Beejus, host of the DIY podcast Awkward Convos with Beejus, didn't think he could carry a conversation. A bit of a surprising [...]

By |October 30, 2019|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged Q&A: A Not-So-Awkward Convo with Beejus

Tia Nomore brings “Nu Chain” to OTR Sessions

Tia Nomore is about to reach a higher altitude when her upcoming album Level arrives later this fall. And if the rest of her new, upgraded sound is anything [...]

By |October 29, 2019|Comments Off on Tia Nomore brings “Nu Chain” to OTR Sessions
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    Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today

Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today

We won't go down the list of our favorites off of Text Me Records' newest tape, Group Chat Vol. 2, because we've done plenty of that already. But gang's [...]

By |October 18, 2019|Comments Off on Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today
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