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

Pasadena Gospel Musician Magic Mike Z post-performance Interview @ Old Oak Cellars

Mistah Wilson and ThaWilsonBlock Magazine recently caught up with gospel musician Magic Mike Z after a performance at Old Oak Cellars Open Mic in Pasadena, California on 1/13/17 for an exclusive interview to catch up since his last feature on the local music scene.  In this brief interview, Magic Mike Z talks about recently getting married, performing for homeless people in the park during community meals provided by local churches, and shoe shining at King King‘s (Rest in Peace) barbershop back in the day. He also brings us up to speed on his latest efforts getting back on the open … Continue reading Pasadena Gospel Musician Magic Mike Z post-performance Interview @ Old Oak Cellars

"New Balance" by Jhene Aiko (Song Review by Dominic Poole)

The Los Angeles native songbird, Jhene Aiko is back with some new sounds and a new song ready to make the fourth quarter of 2016 her very own reenactment of a Kobe Bryant (The Closer) statement. Aiko is very competitive for a female vocalist quoting her statement in 2014 saying she will kill off J. Cole with her lyrics, well there’s only a few rules that apply for defeating a great lyricist, one is just make it look pretty, she has the looks alright, and she can back it up with her pen game. Better known for her smash breakout … Continue reading "New Balance" by Jhene Aiko (Song Review by Dominic Poole)

Teena Marie’s Legacy Lingers in Pasadena’s San Rafael Neighborhood

Mistah Wilson locates R&B Legend Teena Marie’s Pasadena,CA Residence Update: The original article claimed Teena Marie’s Pasadena home was located in Linda Vista. Correction: Teena Marie’s Pasadena, CA residence was located in the San Rafael area @ 1000 Laguna Road. Pasadena, CA 91105 Although the Ivory Queen of Soul and Rick James protege wasn’t born in Pasadena, California, the fact that she lived off Laguna Road right here in Pasadena’s San Rafael neighborhood means a lot for the local music scene. As you think about what Pasadena has been to the County of Los Angeles, you can only imagine the type … Continue reading Teena Marie’s Legacy Lingers in Pasadena’s San Rafael Neighborhood

Mariah Carey’s Best Hip Hop Features

Hip-hop has always shown love for Mariah Carey. One of the biggest artists on the planet, the singer has had multiple No. 1 albums, multiple platinum-selling singles, a voice that comes once in a lifetime and a strong connection to the genre. The pop icon has been in the music industry for over 20 years and has had over 40 songs land on the Billboard Hot 100, including those with some of the game’s biggest rappers. To say that Carey is a megastar is an understatement. Around the late 1990s, she made a bold move by tapping Ol’ Dirty Bastard … Continue reading Mariah Carey’s Best Hip Hop Features

President of NAACP-Pasadena & Musician GL Moody sits down with Mistah Wilson as they discuss Pasadena Music heritage, Civil Rights, and Education

President of NAACP-Pasadena & Musician GL Moody sits down with Mistah Wilson as they discuss Pasadena Music heritage, Civil Rights, and Education Continue reading President of NAACP-Pasadena & Musician GL Moody sits down with Mistah Wilson as they discuss Pasadena Music heritage, Civil Rights, and Education

Exclusive Interview w/ Singer/Songwriter Reina Mora about Inspiration, Influences, and her new single "Brighter Sky"

Mistah Wilson: Hey, Reina Mora! Honored to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock. How have you been?Reina Mora: I’ve been busy but good. Thank you for asking we’ve been hard at work on the music video for “Brighter Sky” which is currently in production and should be out in June.  Mistah Wilson: So our audience can have a clear understanding of who you are, can you tell us a little about yourself?Reina Mora: I am a Singer/Songwriter- I love performing, traveling, vintage shopping which influences my sound. I love mixing the old with the new and making it … Continue reading Exclusive Interview w/ Singer/Songwriter Reina Mora about Inspiration, Influences, and her new single "Brighter Sky"

Mistah Wilson interviews Singer/Performer Hummingbird on Music, Inspiration, and Influences

Mistah Wilson interviews Singer/Performer Hummingbird on Music, Inspiration, and Influences Mistah Wilson: Hummingbird! Glad to have you here with us for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock. How have you been?Hummingbird: Hi!! Thank you for having me! I’ve been good thanks for asking! 🙂 Mistah Wilson: Just so our readers know who we’re talking to, can you give us a quick background of yourself?Hummingbird: Well, my name is Hummingbird aka Holly K. I started singing at the age of two, recording my own material at the age of 14 and I currently have a single out on Itunes called “It’s Me”. Mistah Wilson: We … Continue reading Mistah Wilson interviews Singer/Performer Hummingbird on Music, Inspiration, and Influences