MISTAH F.A.B. RECOVERS STOLEN MASERATI IN OAKLAND USING INSTAGRAM

OAKLAND, CA – Bay Area Hip Hop staple Mistah F.A.B. is presumably feeling vindicated after he managed to track down his stolen Maserati — using Instagram. Fans of Mistah F.A.B. got to go on the wild ride with him in a series of posts — from the initial theft of the vehicle to its recovery. The first post arrived on Saturday (May 23) in which he explained he’d left the keys in the car and someone immediately seized the opportunity to drive off with the roughly $80,000 automobile. “I left my keys in…

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SONGSTRESS KEIDRA’S SINGLE “BODY” GIVES THE BAY AREA A NEW SOUND

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Beyond the revolution, prostitution, the drug scene, tech, and independent Hip Hop, Oakland is known for its production of talented female vocalists that either were developed in the Town, or that passed through to hone their craft. Former Oakland residents like Kehlani, Ledisi, and Keyshia Cole have lived and breathed the Oakland experience growing up, while Beyonce’s Destiny’s Child, India.Arie, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., and many others came, actively studied while here, and recorded with the legendary D’Wayne Wiggins of the Oakland R&B…

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THE ULTIMATE GAMING LEAGUE HAS MADE SHELTER IN PLACE MORE TOLERABLE

By JR Valrey The Information Age has made the world that we live in, a very fast moving and different place than it was 35 years ago, when we saw the invention of the first home gaming systems: Atari and Colecovision. Competitive gaming used to be about Frogger and Pacman, then it moved up to Tecmo Bowl and Double Dribble, then Madden and NBA 2K came out, and that is where we are in gaming history. What was once a fun pastime in the neighborhood, has turned into a full…

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OAKLAND MAN REPATRIATES TO GHANA AND GETS A SECOND WIND AT LIFE

By JR Valrey Africa has always been a distant dream for Black people, in the Americas, that have thought about escaping this horrid, social, white supremacists imperial kingdom that the colonizers have created. The late Kwame Ture aka Stokley Carmichael, was one of the biggest advocates for the descendants of enslaved Africans to return to the Motherland, to assist in the creation of the United States of Africa. With the modern political creation of super-nations like the European Union, it is in Africa’s interest to tear down colonial borders on…

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MARIJUANA MASTER CHEF SHAWN “LIONFACE” BREWER SPEAKS ON HIS CAREER PATH

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information  Reggae musicians have long and rightfully claimed that marijuana was for the healing of the nation; and as we are in the grips of a supposed pandemic, academic researchers have disclosed that they are researching the anti-inflammatory properties of the terpenes in the herb, to see if it could play a bigger role in the fight against Covid. Elijah Muhammad taught us, when he taught the Nation of Islam, that we need to “eat to live” and not just live to eat.…

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USING PLANTS FOR HEALTH PURPOSES: AN INTERVIEW WITH HERBALIST LEA NICOLE

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information Plants have been on the front line of keeping humans anatomically, as well as mentally, and spiritually healthy, since the dawn of humanity. Plants create oxygen, as well as create energy, that we call food, for our cells to function out of sunlight, water, and minerals from soil. In turn, humanity and other animals have a symbiotic relationship with plants. The carbon dioxide that we exhale, is inhaled and needed for plants to function. The urine and feces we produce, can be used…

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EAST OAKLAND’S NO VULTURES PODCAST DOCUMENTS THE HISTORY OF BAY AREA HIP HOP AND MORE

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information No Vultures Podcast, is where Oakland specifically, and people from the Bay, go to get valid Bay Area history. Much like his older cousin, Sway in the Morning, Lord Rab, the host of No Vultures and founder, is to the slums and the ghetto what Sway is to mainstream and white listeners; a Hip Hop elder statesmen. No Vultures is popular because Lord Rab isn’t scared to ask the hard questions of his subjects. I have seen everybody from Keak Da Sneak,…

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AND THE WINNER IS…..(TooShort Vs E40)

On Saturday December 19th the Hip Hop world was witness to something that has never been done. Timberland and Swizz Beats gave us E-40 V Too Short. Anyone familiar with the bay area is aware of the Battle of the Bay (the Oakland A’s v the San Francisco Giants). Well this was legendary. Now before I go into the significance of this…..let me first say that I reminisced over some dope flashbacks of nostalgia, remembering how old I was when I first heard that song, or what girl was dancing…

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THE FAMILY OF INNOCENT 14 YEAR OLD HIT BY BULLET IN EAST OAKLAND IN AUGUST, STILL NEEDS OUR HELP

By JR Valrey  I have read social media post after post, about how terrible 2020 has been for the average residents of the U.S.; people who are used to living relatively comfortable lives. It has become trendy to complain about the pandemic, the Shelter in Place orders, the closing down of businesses, the lack of employment, distance learning, the new guidelines on travel and dining, and much more. While we constantly have fun complaining about how miserable our lives have become, a minute few have to deal with life as…

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MADE OF STONE: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE OAKLAND HIP HOP AND CANNABIS MOGUL SEAN “STONE” RAMSEY

By The Minister of Information JR Sean “Stone” Ramsey since landing back home, from a trek behind enemy lines, has turned into an entrepreneurial beast: having authored 3 street lit books and a children’s book, completed the Blunk Funk 2 Compilation, became the COO of All Bay Music Magazine, started the Blunt Funk merchandise line, and created a cannabis strain. Stone has been able to accomplish, in a few years what most independent Hip Hop entrepreneurs have not accomplished in a career. While people compare themselves to moguls from other…

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