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 chaos, needs balance. For nearly 40 years, CAAMFest has been a stalwart in shining light on narratives and documentaries from across the Asian diaspora, from Manila to Hong Kong to New York City, inner cities to the country, high-end restaurants to grocery stores. Naturally, CAAMFest offers the megaphone to many voices and to lead up to the festival's premier Directions in Sound showcase. We hand the mic to Lyrics Born and [...]

P-Lo announces ‘More Than Anything’ album, releases single “Always”

For the last few years, a bulk of Pinole rapper P-Lo’s portfolio rests on playing behind the boards for HBK Gang and the occasional out-of-towner (think YG, Yo Gotti). His bouncy, high-energy slappers earned him the rep as the go-to guy for hyphy preservation, but for his upcoming solo project, More Than Anything, he aims to show the world he’s more than capable of breaking out of that mold. On “Always,” the first single off of the album, Lo and Berkeley artist Rexx Life Raj vent their relationship frustrations. Constant fighting, playing games, and trust issues run the boo-thang [...]

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