Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area — and the entire nation — to its very core.
Directed by Joslyn Rose Lyons
Too $hort featuring Richie Rich “Hog Ridin'” from Too $hort’s upcoming album, No Trespassing, dropping 2/28.
Dir: Joslyn Rose Lyons
Check out the latest video from Too $hort “I Got Caught” (featuring Martin Luther) from Too $hort’s upcoming album, No Trespassing, dropping 2/28.
Dir: Joslyn Rose Lyons
1. What The Fuck
2. Got Her Like
3. Playa Fo Life
4. Trying To Come Up Ft. C.O.
5. Crush Cologne Ft. Rico Tha Kidd x DJ Upgrade
6. The Magazine Ft. Chase Hattan
7. I Got Caught Ft. Martin Luther
8. I’m A Stop Ft. 50 Cent
9. Hog Ridin’ Ft. Richie Rich
10. Porno Bitch
11. Shut Up Nancy Ft. Kokane
12. Boss Ft. Silk-E
13. Hey Ft. Silk-E
14. Money On The Floor Ft. E-40
15. Double Header Ft. Wallpaper
16. Respect The Pimpin’ Ft. Snoop Dogg
17. Ba Boom Cha
Gucci Mane & V-Nasty put in work and discuss their upcoming joint album, “BAYTL” which is scheduled to drop on December 13th.
Today marks the anniversary of a sad occasion for Bay Area rap fans. On this date, November 1st, back in 2004, Vallejo rapper and bay area legend Mac Dre was shot and killed in Kansas City, Missouri after a car pulled alongside the van he was in and fired several shots, killing the rapper born Andre Hicks on the spot.
Mac Dre had performed at a concert in Kansas City that weekend and was on his way out of town on Highway 71 when the car pulled up alongside the vehicle in which Mac Dre was a passenger and opened fire. The driver of the van crossed over into the southbound lanes of the highway before crashing into a ravine. By the time medical help arrived on the scene Mac Dre was dead from a single bullet wound. Mac Dre would’ve been 41 years old today. Mac Dre is credited with starting the Thizz movement in early 2000s.
Thizz in Peace!