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!

Pasadena Hip Hop Pioneer ‘Paco Swartz’ talks Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity…

Today’s local music scene in Pasadena, California is alive and well. Mistah Wilson caught up with Download This Interview Pasadena Hip Hop pioneer Paco Swartz for an exclusive interview about Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity. In this interview, Paco touches on how his spot was the ‘dojo’ for a lot of the Pasadena artists from his generation. Giving Glory to God for still being here, Swartz also speaks on growing up in Pasadena and attending Washington Middle School. Paco mentions the adverse conditions of students who attended Washington Middle School, or the … Continue reading Pasadena Hip Hop Pioneer ‘Paco Swartz’ talks Music, His Detroit Roots, and How He’s Managed to Stay focused through Adversity…

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

BringingItTogether Gold Carpet Photo Shoot sets stage for Artist Development

If you know anything about Pasadena, know this: the local music scene has been striving to unite and nourish a sense of stability for artists native to the region. Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen great local shows and events cease due in part to the decline of local, native culture. Many people from Pasadena live elsewhere today. It’s an interesting statistic as we fight to build a scene that’s constantly changing. Don’t get it twisted, the pride & culture surrounding DENA, Pasadena, Altadena cannot be hacked. People who grew up here love this place. But, for those who … Continue reading BringingItTogether Gold Carpet Photo Shoot sets stage for Artist Development

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)

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue45

Click to Download ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue45 covers Seattle rapper Scribes One is an exclusive interview about his hometown and music career. PLUS: Khriz-Z + windchILL + #BringingItTogether October 2016 Photo Shoot results + Beginner’s Guide to Buying Camera Equipment + National Geographic’s 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year announced + Phife Dawg + John Leguizamo + Archie Green + Prince Ea + DMX + Papoose + DJ Quik + Eminem + Murs + so much much more… //e.issuu.com/embed.html#4408251/40624635 Continue reading ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue45

Free Artist Photo Shoot @ McDonald Park in Pasadena, CA 10/28

If you’re an artist in or around Los Angeles/Southern California and are looking for a movement to join that will expand your network and presence, Tha DENA Music Scene, formerly known as the Pasadena Music Scene, is hosting an informal, free photo shoot for local, native, independent artists at McDonald Park in Pasadena, CA on Friday October 28th, 2016 from 12p-2p.  This shoot is tha first of many to come each month as Bing Bing is working vigorously to unite tha local music scene in tha Pasadena / Altadena region. It is called the #BringingItTogether Free Artist Photo Shoot where … Continue reading Free Artist Photo Shoot @ McDonald Park in Pasadena, CA 10/28