Best of 2014: What the other lists missed from Russell Jelinek

It's officially 2015, and all the 2014 lists are in. I honestly enjoy them, but how many times do you need to read about Run the Jewels and War on Drugs? We get it, they're good. Locally, everyone loved Cocktails, Sun Kil Moon, and tUnE-YaRdS, but what did just about every list miss? THE ANSWER IS BELOW: Odawas - Reflection of a Pink Laser: A triumphant comeback for the Indiana natives. The expansive instrumentals on the 19-minute "What If Our World is Their Heaven" leading into "Flow My Tears" makes for the best moment on any album I've heard for [...]

DaVinci & Sweet Valley drop ‘Ghetto Cuisine’

Fillmore rapper DaVinci teamed up with Sweet Valley, (Wavves frontman Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan) for their Ghetto Cuisine album, available now as a free download from Fools Gold Records. I'm not sure how DaVinci and the Williams got together, but oh man am I glad they did. Sweet Valley's beats are experimental enough to be more interesting than your typical mixtape, but they give plenty of space for DaVinci's hard rhymes to shine through. And just watch this video: Does it get any cooler than that? No. Go download Ghetto Cuisine now, and recognize that Bay Area hip [...]

DaVinci drops new track "Cheeba" featuring Main Attrakionz, The Jacka, & Ammbush; new LP 'The MOEna Lisa' due 11/6/12

Photo by Ken Taylor San Francisco rapper DaVinci, a native of the City's Fillmore District, is set to release his new record The MOEna Lisa on Election Day (that's next Tuesday, November 6th, in case you've been living in a hole), and he's now sharing another track off that album, an ode to the Bay Area's most well-known cash crop entitled "Cheeba". The song was produced by Keyes and is an all-star collaboration with fellow Bay Area natives Main Attrakionz, The Jacka, and Ammbush (who produced two tracks on The MOEna Lisa). Listen to "Cheeba" below, courtesy of [...]

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