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MC Olympics Photo Round Up

On June 2nd and 3rd, some of the Bay Area's best young emcees brought their freshest bars as they competed to be the next MC Olympics Champion. This year's champ, Mai'saan, will advance to the national MC Olympics, representing the Bay Area at the 20th Annual Brave New Voices Festival this July 19-22, 2017. Check out our photo round up of the two-day event below. All photos by Selena Davant. Day 1, Qualifiers - Oaklandish Day 2, Finals – The New Parish MC Olympics Champ 2017, Mai’saan

March Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Alive!

March Nonprofit of the Month: Youth Alive!

Oaklandish is proud to announce Youth ALIVE! as our Nonprofit of the Month for March! Youth ALIVE! is also a 2016 Oaklandish Innovators Award winner, receiving a financial grant in addition to year-round partnership and continued support. Based in Oakland, California, Youth ALIVE! trains teens to lead violence prevention workshops with younger students, hiring young […]

To Do: November 20-22nd

Hey Oakland! It’s that time again, the weekend! After last night’s Warriors win over the Clippers, what more could we ask for? How about another W tonight from the champs, eh? Tonight, the Warriors play the Bulls at 7:30pm in Oakland. Go Dubs!   Looking for other events on a Friday? Check these out: The […]

To Do: November 13-15th, 2015

Hey Oakland and the greater Bay Area! Happy Friday the 13th! To ensure that you’ll have a good day, here’s a story about Riley Curry’s first modeling gig! Now that we’ve got the adorable stuff out the way, here is a list of events to ensure that you will have a good weekend! Friday: The […]

Oaklandish & Dion Decibels Present First Friday: The Official OMF Pre-Party

Oaklandish & Dion Decibels Present First Friday: The Official OMF Pre-Party

Come through next Friday to our Downtown shop (located at 1444 Broadway) for the official OMF pre-party with live performance by Bang Data! Oakland Music Festival is coming up with the quickness and we’re excited to be bringing in festival performer, Bang Data for a special preview set. We’ll also have a sneak peek of the 2015 […]

#Fairyland4Grownups Photo Round-Up!

#Fairyland4Grownups Photo Round-Up!

It was another successful year at #Fairyland4Grownups! The 5th annual event proved to be the best yet, with delicious Town eats and good beats aplenty. It was impossible not to smile! Don’t take it from us, check out our photo round-up — those are some happy freaking faces! Until next year…stay playful, Oakland!

AC Transit’s Double Decker Buses

AC Transit’s Double Decker Buses

Earlier this week, the AC Transit board gave the green light to go ahead and purchase new double decker buses that will be used to transport people back and forth across the Bay Bridge. The buses will be a rendition of something AC Transit used to do back in the 70’s, when Transbay buses ran […]

20 Years Ago, Luniz Dropped “I Got 5 On It”

20 Years Ago, Luniz Dropped “I Got 5 On It”

20 years ago(!), Luniz dropped the album Operation Stackola, which featured the classic song “I Got 5 On it”. The track was Luniz’s biggest hit. At one point it was number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The remix featured a number of popular Bay Area rap artists at the time, like Spice 1 […]

20 Years Ago, Luniz Dropped "I Got 5 On It"

20 Years Ago, Luniz Dropped "I Got 5 On It"

20 years ago(!), Luniz dropped the album Operation Stackola, which featured the classic song “I Got 5 On It.” The track was Luniz’s biggest hit. At one point it was number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The remix featured a number of popular Bay Area rap artists at the time, like Spice 1 and E-40. And it even gave the duo the chance to do shows with Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, and the Bad Boy Records family. Definitely a face on the Mount Rushmore of songs that put Oakland on the map, “I Got 5 On It” would be somewhere between “Too Legit To...

OakZINEish PREVIEW: “Or Whatever Do Whatever,” A Conversation with Kool A.D.

OakZINEish PREVIEW: “Or Whatever Do Whatever,” A Conversation with Kool A.D.

Our second OakZINEish feature interview is from Kool A.D., a Bay Area musician, author, and artist. Penned by Will Bundy of Wine & Bowties, Kool A.D. talks about his views on life, his career, and society: “…Depending on how you’re counting, Victor’s (Kool A.D.) on his second, or third, or fourth act. Or whatever. Back […]

OakZINEish PREVIEW: Days in the Dojo, A Conversation with Tia Nomore

OakZINEish PREVIEW: Days in the Dojo, A Conversation with Tia Nomore

OakZINEish hit the stands last Friday and is filled to the brim with art and music news from around the Town. Here’s a short preview of a conversation with young talent Tia Nomore, written by Max Gibson of Wine & Bowties: “It’s her energy that catches you first: a precociousness grounded by an old soul, […]

Oaklandish x Wine & Bowties Zine Launch Party at June First Friday!

Oaklandish x Wine & Bowties Zine Launch Party at June First Friday!

Artistic movements from across The Town are coming together this First Friday for a very special edition of First Friday at Oaklandish Downtown. In addition to having live performances from Main Attrakionz, the Youthful Kinfolk Collective, and beats from Dion Decibels, we’re celebrating the launch of OakZINEish: Vol. 3 – our annual zine. This year we […]
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