Why the Grammy’s wanted Macklemore to compete for Pop Awards instead of Hip Hop

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the mainstream rap duo that swept the rap Grammys in 2014 and received backlash after besting Kendrick Lamar, didn’t submit their latest album for contention at the 2017 Grammy Awards. A person close to the nomination process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said Macklemore & Lewis didn’t submit “This Unruly Mess I Made” when submissions were due last September. The album, the group’s second, was released last February. Like Macklemore & Lewis, Frank Ocean also didn’t submit his two latest albums for … Continue reading Why the Grammy’s wanted Macklemore to compete for Pop Awards instead of Hip Hop

Mistah Wilson announces "WilsonBlock Wednesdays" Weekly Radio Show (2017 Schedule)

Starting Wednesday February 22nd, 2017, Mistah Wilson will be rejuvenating WilsonBlock100 Radio with a new radio show every week! Yes, you read right! Every Wednesday at 10:00a (Pacific Standard Time), Mistah Wilson will be publishing a new radio show to WilsonBlock100 Radio. You can hear the latest shows by visiting ThaWilsonBlock Magazine homepage (desktop view to listen), Spreaker, YouTube, & iTunes.  Mistah Wilson has been a force for the local, native music scene in the Greater DENA region. Since 2014, he’s compiled an extensive list of artist interviews and radio shows. With ThaWilsonBlock Magazine making major strides on it’s own, … Continue reading Mistah Wilson announces "WilsonBlock Wednesdays" Weekly Radio Show (2017 Schedule)

DJ Kay Slay Takes Action on Ignorance in Hip Hop

Hip-Hop veteran DJ Kay Slay is fed up with the ignorance of a younger generation of rappers, and he’s doing something about it. ​ The “Drama King” behind the magazine Straight Stuntin, is launching a new business venture to educate younger rappers. ​ According to Kay, he’s launching a brand new radio show called “What’s the Science,” that will focus on educating whoever wants to learn about the essence of Hip-Hop. ​ “Due to the lack of Knowledge in the Hip-Hop culture I’m starting a new show titled ‘What’s the Science’ dedicated to educating whoever would like to seek the … Continue reading DJ Kay Slay Takes Action on Ignorance in Hip Hop

Percy Johnson interviews artists on the Gold Carpet

Percy Johnson, a native of Pasadena, California, interviewed local artists who attended and performed at the BringingItTogether Gold Carpet Open Mic Photo Shoot & Drum Circle on Friday December 30th, 2016.  Continue reading Percy Johnson interviews artists on the Gold Carpet

Moniquea talks Pasadena artists she’s worked with, her musical influences, and positive words for aspiring singers

*Note: This is a throwback exclusive interview with singer Moniquea featured in ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue9. The full length interview is no longer available due to forfeiture of thawilsonblock.net)   Mistah Wilson: Who are some of the artists both in the city and beyond that you’ve worked with?Moniquea: From Dena, to name a few, I have worked with: Ted D. Bear, Broadway, Quaz, Ekim, Kloudnyne, Dulo, SD, Mike Towns, XL Middleton, Reality Jonez, Philthy Phactor, Priceless, Paco Swartz, Faith, Evri, Rebecca J, The Hundred, Noy, etc. Beyond Dena, to name a few: Ric hard, A.J. from tha K, Dis Most, Hunnid … Continue reading Moniquea talks Pasadena artists she’s worked with, her musical influences, and positive words for aspiring singers

DENA Artists send shout outs @ BringingItTogether November 2016 Free Artist Photo Shoot

Artists and members of the community who attended the #BringingItTogether November 2016 Free “Never Understand” ft. Imani Akil off of his latest project Beautiful Struggle mixtape,Artist Photo Shoot sends shout outs on video. Like Bing Bing said in “Now, we bringin’ it together, and can’t nothin stop us, take pictures in any weatherWhether, tha weather is wetter or better than ever…” Continue reading DENA Artists send shout outs @ BringingItTogether November 2016 Free Artist Photo Shoot

Rain Couldn’t Stop DENA Artists from #BringingItTogether in the November 2016 Free Artist Photo Shoot

After the success of the #BringingItTogether October 2016 Free Artist Photo Shoot, Mistah Wilson & Percy Johnson were excited for next month’s event. This time, they put a little more love into it. With only a couple of weeks to make it happen, they went out to get a photo backdrop with the logos of ThaWilsonBlock Magazine, Percy’s Portrait Photography, and a hashtag of #DENA to represent where the movement is taking place. Before the October 2016 shoot, the news was forecasting rain on the day of the event. That would be tragic since everyone is meeting up outside in … Continue reading Rain Couldn’t Stop DENA Artists from #BringingItTogether in the November 2016 Free Artist Photo Shoot

All Artists & Musicians Encouraged to Attend #BringingItTogether Free Artist Photo Shoot (November 2016)

RSVP This is a peaceful event where artists come together to network, build their presence, and win prizes!!! ThaWilsonBlock Magazine & DENA Music Scene are hosting the #BringingItTogether November 2016 Photo Shoot for artists & musicians who are interested in networking while building their portfolio and brand presence. The purpose of the #BringingItTogether Photo Shoot is to grant artists an opportunity to be recognized by their local scene and to provide them with a platform that enables them to grow. RAFFLE RAFFLE RAFFLE!!! YOU COULD WIN THESE PRIZES: $50 Prepaid Visa Debit Card $25 Target Gift Card $10 Starbucks Gift … Continue reading All Artists & Musicians Encouraged to Attend #BringingItTogether Free Artist Photo Shoot (November 2016)

Lord Jamar: "People Who Like Lil Yachty are Actually Stupid"

NY Rapper/Actor Lord Jamar recently went on DJ Vlad and said that Lil Yachty is trash and anyone who likes his music is stupid. While Yachty fans may strongly disagree, many independent underground Hip Hop fans feel the same way. “When I heard Yachty on a Sprite commercial with LeBron James, I knew it was real that they were putting these culture vultures in position to potentially take over Hip Hop,” says an anonymous rapper. Hear what Lord Jamar has to say in full about rappers like Lil Yachty and Young Dolph… Continue reading Lord Jamar: "People Who Like Lil Yachty are Actually Stupid"