Pittsburgh Rapper ‘Heartless’ talks Independent Music, Profanity-Free Lyrics, and Upcoming Projects

Mistah Wilson: What’s good wit’ it! Thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. How ya’ been?Heartless: I’ve been good trying to stay focused. Thank you guys for having me! So our audience can gain a clear understanding of you as an artist, could you give us a quick background on yourself? Heartless: I’ve been doing music seriously since 2009. I had a song called “Sit Back” feat G.Breeze on music choice. In 2010 I decided to switch my music to profanity free, after my pops listened to my underground album, and said it was too hardcore with … Continue reading Pittsburgh Rapper ‘Heartless’ talks Independent Music, Profanity-Free Lyrics, and Upcoming Projects

Should Altadena & South Pasadena merge with Pasadena? Cast Your Vote Today!

As the industrial age comes to a close and year 2000 babies become adults, a new generation of thinkers arise from our communities. Since the late 1880’s, Altadena, Pasadena, and South Pasadena have developed their own sense of character and esteemed heritage. We’ve recently asked the Pasadena community if they’d be open to such a change. And a lot of more than half of them said “No”. After the initial response we received, we believe that Altadenans, Pasadenans, and South Pasadenans more or less agree on each city keeping their own identity. But, the young minds of today challenge that … Continue reading Should Altadena & South Pasadena merge with Pasadena? Cast Your Vote Today!

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

3 Pasadena-based Clothing Brands that Represent the City’s True Essence

Ask around. Pasadena, California is the place ‘you want to live’ if you’re in Los Angeles County or Southern California. It’s location sets it apart from any other city. Even Altadena and South Pasadena feel different. As the generations came and went, traditions were born and leaders were made. Today, the pride & culture surrounding the Pasadena / Altadena area is very strong and tight-knit. It’s like Compton. Everybody knows everybody. And for those who don’t, they still know somebody who knows somebody who knows everybody. There are a lot of things that make people fall in love with Pasadena. … Continue reading 3 Pasadena-based Clothing Brands that Represent the City’s True Essence

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

Why Bungalow Heaven stands as Pasadena’s most significant neighborhood

Pasadena, California. A nation leader in historic preservation. Lets forget tha fact that Bungalow Heaven is home of ThaWilsonBlock, today’s source for the city’s local music scene. According to the City of Pasadena and a federal registry, Bungalow Heaven stands as arguably tha most significant neighborhood in Pasadena, CA as far as architectural preservation is concerned. Dating back between 1888 – 1929, tha 16-block neighborhood was developed with one and two-story residential homes. Fast forward to the late 1980’s, Bungalow Heaven has impressively managed to sustain and uphold it’s intrinsic value. Most bungalows built in Bungalow Heaven were during the … Continue reading Why Bungalow Heaven stands as Pasadena’s most significant neighborhood

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue46

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine’s 46th Issue features #BringingItTogether November 2016 Free Artist Photo Shoot (Official Photo Album) + 734 Coffee + Exploring the Intersection of Hip Hop & Social Justice + Dave Chappelle + Snoop Dogg + Colin Kaepernick + A Tribe Called Quest + Mos Def + Mark Whalberg + Taffey Champion Exclusive Interview + A Father & Son Explore Latino Culture Through Photography + An Asian Student Society Responds to Racism with a Riveting Photo Series + so much more… //e.issuu.com/embed.html#4408251/41770531 Continue reading ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue46

Street Photography Of 1980s New York By Jamel Shabazz

At this point, who doesn’t want to go back to the older days? Well today Jamel Shabazz, a Brooklyn-born photographer does that with his latest collection of photographs. Today we get a look at some Street Photography Of 1980s New York By Jamel Shabazz. This brilliant and eye-catching collection features the style, the camaraderie, and culture of the era, which found the emergence of hip hop taking root. The images showcase the style, the attitude and more of the city while providing an eye-catching look at the process. Speaking about his images, he shared with Vogue that “During the era … Continue reading Street Photography Of 1980s New York By Jamel Shabazz

A Father And Son Explore LA’s Latino Culture Through Photography

Estevan Oriol discovered a love for photography after the gift of a camera and a no-frills explainer from his father. “My dad said, ‘Here’s a camera. This is the speed of the shutter and this is your depth of field,’” he explains, in a steady tone. “Here I am with my Ph.D. in photography… and Ph.D. means ‘push here dummy.’” Estevan’s journey as an artist was undoubtedly shaped by that first lesson. His father had already made his name behind the lens, and the old man’s intuition that Estevan had something to add to the cultural conversation was spot on. … Continue reading A Father And Son Explore LA’s Latino Culture Through Photography