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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    Wax Roof finally tells his story in new EP, ‘re(P)layer’

Wax Roof finally tells his story in new EP, ‘re(P)layer’

When he's not crafting songs for artists like Rexx Life Raj, Caleborate, or Seattle MC Dave B., Wax Roof has been spending time crafting the music that will finally [...]

By |July 15, 2020|Comments Off on Wax Roof finally tells his story in new EP, ‘re(P)layer’
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    Pandemic Ricky: Text Me Records artist Ricky Lake drops new project, “Wobbles”

Pandemic Ricky: Text Me Records artist Ricky Lake drops new project, “Wobbles”

When you're quarantining in one of San Francisco's historic studios, I guess the only thing you can do is make music. Following the release of his last album, Last [...]

By |May 29, 2020|Comments Off on Pandemic Ricky: Text Me Records artist Ricky Lake drops new project, “Wobbles”

East Bay singer-songer Ian Santillano is “Cooped Up”

We're on day... what now, of quarantine? By Ian Santillano's count, it's around 23,102 and just like his new song, it's getting harder to shake this feeling he frames [...]

By |May 29, 2020|Comments Off on East Bay singer-songer Ian Santillano is “Cooped Up”

Producer Thomas Jordan debuts new EP, ‘My Ex Stacy’

The producer for one of our recent favorite rejection songs is stepping out out on his own with a new EP called My Ex Stacy.

Thomas Jordan, a Bay Area-based [...]

By |May 15, 2020|Comments Off on Producer Thomas Jordan debuts new EP, ‘My Ex Stacy’

Mikos Da Gawd releases new vocal EP, ‘Awakening’

In the last few years, Mikos da Gawd has taken big steps into becoming a full-fledged artist. His album, Hell Yeah, Brother!, was jam-packed with some of his best [...]

By |May 5, 2020|Comments Off on Mikos Da Gawd releases new vocal EP, ‘Awakening’
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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|Comments Off on Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

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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