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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    Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records has been on a roll, stockpiling tunes on tunes from their roster of artists, including Mikos Da Gawd, Julia Lewis, Drew Banga, Tia Nomore and countless [...]

By |August 6, 2018|Comments Off on Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”
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    YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

The Bay Area needs more YMTK appearances. Always some new music up his sleeve, including a recent two-track Summer Pan Playlist drop, the Oakland-born, Los Angeles-based artist hits all [...]

By |August 2, 2018|Comments Off on YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

Azure searches for peace on new album, ‘Godspeed’

Down 2 Earth's Azure dug deep for his latest project, "Godspeed," out now.

As one-third of the standout Oakland trio hearkening back to the Town's conscious hip-hop heyday, an introspective [...]

By |August 1, 2018|Comments Off on Azure searches for peace on new album, ‘Godspeed’
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    Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’

Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’

Following its inaugural show, "Prince Pre-Fame" with famed photographer Robert Whitman, the Family Affair gallery in Lower Haight debuts its newest exhibit, "Eric B & Rakim Follow the Leader." [...]

By |July 25, 2018|Comments Off on Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’
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    Dumbfoundead headlines ‘Uncaged Nights’ finalist showcase

Dumbfoundead headlines ‘Uncaged Nights’ finalist showcase

Get familiar with these names quick: Le Vice, Tin and Momoko. Each act — two from New York and one local band — are finalists for Tiger Beer and [...]

By |July 12, 2018|Comments Off on Dumbfoundead headlines ‘Uncaged Nights’ finalist showcase
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    The multi-talented Cehryl is Throwin’ Bo’s’ June centerpiece

The multi-talented Cehryl is Throwin’ Bo’s’ June centerpiece

Poetic on paper and in the studio, singer-songwriter Cehryl (pronounced 'Cheryl') is superbly talented within many facets of music and mood-making. A well-traveled individual (born in Hong Kong, currently [...]

By |June 5, 2018|Comments Off on The multi-talented Cehryl is Throwin’ Bo’s’ June centerpiece
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    Robert Whitman brings rare ‘Prince Pre-Fame’ photos to Lower Haight gallery

Robert Whitman brings rare ‘Prince Pre-Fame’ photos to Lower Haight gallery

The High Priest of Pop, His Royal Badness, The Purple One, Skipper, Alexander Nevermind, The Artist Formerly Known As...however you choose to refer to Prince Rogers Nelson, a new [...]

By |June 1, 2018|1 Comment
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    Talking heritage and honesty with Lyrics Born and Ruby Ibarra

Talking heritage and honesty with Lyrics Born and Ruby Ibarra

Celebrating heritage is the combatant of such turbulent times — when the authorities are called on an ordinary, everyday barbecue, the community comes together. The world today, in this [...]

By |May 16, 2018|Comments Off on Talking heritage and honesty with Lyrics Born and Ruby Ibarra
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    Bay Area newcomer Odie comes of age with debut album, ‘Analogue’

Bay Area newcomer Odie comes of age with debut album, ‘Analogue’

2018 is Odie's time. The multitalented Toronto-by-way-of-Tracy artist has been cooking his debut "Analogue" for the past three years and it's finally simmered long enough for its big reveal. [...]

By |April 9, 2018|Comments Off on Bay Area newcomer Odie comes of age with debut album, ‘Analogue’

New Sound, New Me: A quick Q&A with Berel

Singer-songwriter Berel has been doing this music thing for a while. But recently, he dropped the second half of his name (formerly going by Berel Alexander), got a haircut, [...]

By |April 6, 2018|Comments Off on New Sound, New Me: A quick Q&A with Berel

Lord Morgan dials in with a fresh number, “New Phone”

The grind never stops for Lord Morgan. Recently featured on Text Me Records' February "Bang My Line" mixtape, the rapper-and-producer combo of Lord Morgan and EyyELL drop a fresh [...]

By |April 6, 2018|Comments Off on Lord Morgan dials in with a fresh number, “New Phone”
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    Duckwrth affiliate BayBoogy spends it all on new single, “LOTTO”

Duckwrth affiliate BayBoogy spends it all on new single, “LOTTO”

Fans of Duckwrth, 1-O.A.K., IAMSU!, andRayana Jay already know BayBoogy. The 24-year-old San Francisco native has acted as the backing guitarist for several local hip-hop and R&B acts, but [...]

By |April 6, 2018|Comments Off on Duckwrth affiliate BayBoogy spends it all on new single, “LOTTO”
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