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!
Mistah Wilson, publisher of ThaWilsonBlock Magazine, briefly met with Councilman Victor Gordo of Pasadena’s District 5. Percy Johnson saw Mr. Gordo walking the neighborhood campaigning for re-election on March 7th, 2017. Johnson introduced Mistah Wilson to Gordo as they spoke about local landmark districts, Rose Bowl renovations, and the upcoming music & arts festival coming to Brookside Park. Continue reading Gallery: Mistah Wilson meets with Pasadena Councilman Victor Gordo in District 5
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
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, 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
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
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
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