.Mosi Reeves

May 11, 2021

Same Song

Famed music journalist Mosi Reeves meditates on the criminally overlooked contributions of Oakland's Gregory "Shock G" Jacobs after his untimely death this April.
Jun 14, 2017

Adrian Marcel’s Eastside Story

Adrian Marcel. Credits: Hayden Britton If you listened to urban radio stations like KMEL in 2014, you would have heard Adrian Marcel’s “2 AM.” The R&Bass...
Dec 6, 2016

If Oakland Cracks Down On Underground Warehouses, It Will Snuff Out The City’s DIY...

As we mourn the deaths of so many young people and talented artists from the tragic fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse and begin...
Jul 12, 2016

Three Days in July: On Why Racial Justice in America Shouldn’t Require Debate.

Over the span of three days last week, Americans were once again reminded that senseless violence and mass murder is a seemingly intractable reality...
Dec 10, 2014

Meet Oakland’s Hottest R&Bass Artists

In years past, success for contemporary R&B artists meant landing a major label deal. They signed to a Svengali-like management company, sang background vocals...
Mar 5, 2014

The Rise and Fall of SWTBRDS

Since its founding in 2009, SWTBRDS Creative Collective became one of the Bay Area's most forward-thinking rap labels. Started by rapper John "DaVinci" DeVore...
Nov 27, 2013

Mosi Reeves’ Top Five Albums of 2013

Kanye West, Yeezus The last piece Lou Reed published before his death was a rave review of Kanye West's Yeezus. He praised its audacity, but...
Sep 11, 2013

Hip-Hop’s Graduating Class

On a breezy afternoon in downtown Oakland, Matt Werner sat in a cubicle-sized office as he managed his music website, the fancifully titled Thizzler...