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 is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is a rapping space cadet in his new video, "Moonwalk" sent on an expedition to save Kenny Beats. The producer has been missing since the 1980s [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Mr. Hong returns home with new project, ‘Vacation’

Artwork by Günseli Sepici

Mr. Hong, a 24-year-old San Francisco beat producer, has a real talent for taking all sensory input and turning it into music. Take, for example, his [...]

By |August 30, 2019|Comments Off on Mr. Hong returns home with new project, ‘Vacation’
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    Legendary Filipino Latin jazz rock group Dakila to perform at Undiscovered SF

Legendary Filipino Latin jazz rock group Dakila to perform at Undiscovered SF

“Dakila was pretty much ahead of its time back in 1971,” David Bustamante says. He might have a bias, but he isn’t totally wrong either — Over 40 years [...]

By |August 15, 2019|Comments Off on Legendary Filipino Latin jazz rock group Dakila to perform at Undiscovered SF
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    Local, regional and global acts to grace San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019

Local, regional and global acts to grace San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019

Photo by Jerome Burnet

In or out of San Francisco, there's a slew of fantastic performances to witness this weekend. Just a few miles south, the San Jose Jazz Summer [...]

By |August 9, 2019|Comments Off on Local, regional and global acts to grace San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019

Review + Photos: Undiscovered SF

Jocelyn Enriquez (photo: Regidor Biala)

Hyped by a studio pics challenge on Instagram and a beloved freestyle great hits mix, Undiscovered SF's third season opener delivered on its promise and [...]

By |July 25, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Undiscovered SF
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    Queen of freestyle Jocelyn Enriquez returns home for UNDSCVRD season opener

Queen of freestyle Jocelyn Enriquez returns home for UNDSCVRD season opener

Photo courtesy of Juan L. Ortiz

It's been almost 20 years since Jocelyn Enriquez was a staple on radio airwaves and dance floors throughout the Bay Area and eventually across [...]

By |July 18, 2019|2 Comments
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    Wax Roof’s “Poseidon” is an oceanic love jam featuring Rexx Life Raj, Jay Prince and Manasseh

Wax Roof’s “Poseidon” is an oceanic love jam featuring Rexx Life Raj, Jay Prince and Manasseh

Wax Roof is an Oakland multi-instrumentalist that has blessed some of the Bay Area's most treasured records with his simplified, yet soulful vibe. Turning hip-hop and jazz concepts into [...]

By |July 12, 2019|Comments Off on Wax Roof’s “Poseidon” is an oceanic love jam featuring Rexx Life Raj, Jay Prince and Manasseh
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    Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

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Jay Casio has tried to forge a new identity since going solo from his initial outfit, one-half of Oakland party rappers RnB Millionaires. In 2014, the autotuned [...]

By |July 12, 2019|Comments Off on Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”
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    Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape

Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape

Fabby Davis Jr., Mr. Dope Era -- When he's not sitting court side at Golden State Warriors games or running his merch shop in downtown Oakland, Mistah FAB stays [...]

By |July 5, 2019|Comments Off on Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape
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    Summer Fridays at Bandcamp: Upcoming Abelton workshop, Umber release party and of course, performances

Summer Fridays at Bandcamp: Upcoming Abelton workshop, Umber release party and of course, performances

Bandcamp Oakland has quickly become a gem of a record-store-slash-performance-space for curious music junkies, local artists, and creators in the area. Peruse its selection of stellar independent records or [...]

By |July 5, 2019|Comments Off on Summer Fridays at Bandcamp: Upcoming Abelton workshop, Umber release party and of course, performances
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    Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

As the Bay Area continues to grow as an R&B hotspot, singer-songwriter Samaria seems to have aligned her silent trajectory right alongside it. The 22-year-old has been quietly dropping [...]

By |July 3, 2019|Comments Off on Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

Caleborate returns with “Hear Me Out”

"Everybody conversate the same now anyways, so don't mind me, I'm just trying to tell my story a different way," -- Caleborate continues to speak his truth and authenticity [...]

By |June 28, 2019|Comments Off on Caleborate returns with “Hear Me Out”
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