NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “MUSIC FOR THE SOUL!!! – BIZZY BALBOA – DISTURBED TRANQUILITY ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Bizzy Balboa

Album: Disturbed Tranquility

Release Date: July 27, 2020

Buy/Stream: All Streaming Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be reviewing Bizzy Balboa’s album, “Disturbed Tranquility”. The album consists of 12 tracks with 37 minute running time. Bizzy takes us on a rollercoaster ride as we are taken on a journey of emotions! You get a glimpse at Bizzy’s life. This is a very personal and introspective project, which is dope. I always love when artists are transparent and you get to know them through their music. This project is very versatile, you get hard hitting bass tracks with lyrical content.

Then you get tracks where you just want to turn up! You also get some soulful vibes like the track, “Tranquility”, the sax on this is smooth! The track is very emotional as well. She has a few mentions about her grandma throughout the project, who played a big part in her life. Which hit home for me cuz my grandma was someone very special to me as well. Very inspirational project go peep it! Show love to your local artists!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “NOSTALGIC VIBES!!! – ALPHA. – SOUVENIR ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Alpha.

Album: Souvenir

Release Date: May 30, 2020

Buy/Stream: All Streaming Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be reviewing Alpha.’s album, “Souvenir”! This album consists of 12 tracks with 43 minutes running time. Alpha. is a San Diego rapper that brings a more poetic feel to his music! The intro track, “Atcq” is very deep and powerfully poetic! Definitely sets the tone for the rest of the project. The track “Ruo” has a beautiful piano instrumental and Alpha. bares his soul in every lyric! There are also dope features from other dope San Diego artists (DP the Unknown and Flxwz) that compliment Alpha.’s style. The stand out track is “Vintage Nike” as Alpha. takes us back on a nostalgic journey! I believe that is also him singing on this track which is very dope! Go check out this project and support your local artists!!!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “SPACEY VOYAGE!!! – DP THE UNKNOWN – SAFE TRAVELS EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: DP the Unknown

Album: Safe Travels

Release Date: July 25, 2020

Buy/Stream: All Streaming Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be reviewing DP the Unknown’s new EP, Safe Travels! DP blesses us with a new project! Hailing from my city of San Diego she brings a unique sound which is why I gravitate towards her music! Last year she dropped one of my favorite EP’s, “Gone Fishing”. Whether she is out taking a break from reality or traveling elsewhere you can count on her to bring dope music! This EP consists of 10 tracks with a running time of 19 minutes. This EP definitely left me feening for more. You can definitely just put it on replay since it is short, but filled with dope songs!

This EP gave me a mix of Syd and The Internet vibes. More of an experimental EP with unique sounds. My favorite stand out track is, “Spark for Free”! The live instrumentation and the hook is amazingly beautiful! I love that DP is experimenting with her sound and is definitely evolving as an artist! Keep doing your thing girl! Go peep this project and support your local dope artists!!! Go follow @dptheunknown

Thank you for reading my EP review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “MUSIC FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!!! – SIR VETERANO – THE GATHERING ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO


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Artist: Sir Veterano (Various Artists Featured)

Album: The Gathering

Release Date: July 17, 2020

Buy/Stream: All Streaming Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be reviewing Sir Veterano’s return album, “The Gathering”. This album consists of lucky 13 tracks with a running time of 42 minutes. This album gathers all the Rap Legends! From San Diego’s OG rapper Mitchy Slick to Planet Asia, MC Eiht, Ras Kass, Bishop Lamont, Murs, Fashawn and more! This album was released under the label Fresh Yard Records! I read an article where Sir Veterano said he felt like he felt like he dug himself out the music grave hence the cover art. As a horror fan the cover art grabbed by attention and I instantly got spooky vibes from some of the snippets on IG! The production on this is filled with hard hitting beats with that grimey/spooky vibe! The emcees also brought their best bars!!!

Right from the start the first track, “Funeral Music” ft. Ras Kass and Bishop Lamont leaves you mentally scarred! Then we get Fashawn with his melodic flow on the track, “All Hail The King”. Then the single that I first heard from this project was, “Reputable” ft. Mitchy Slick, Planet Asia and MC Eiht is dope, you can just vibe to it! The instrumental goes crazy too! Also the visuals for this track was amazing! One of the stand out tracks for me was also “Verbal Assault” with the alien spaceship type instrumental and Phat Kat went on a lyrical rampage! Go check this project don’t sleep!!!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “SUPERNOVA BOOMBAP!!! – THE NOVA EFFECT – EXPLOSION ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: The Nova Effect

Album: Explosion

Release Date: July 7, 2020

Buy/Stream: SoundCloud

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be reviewing The Nova Effect’s new album, “Explosion”. The Nova Effect consist of Rapper and Producer duo 3D and Fraktal. The album consists of 10 tracks over boom bap spacey production, beat boxin with witty and hard bars!!! The beginning of the track “Back 2 The Future” was a bit reminiscent of Prince of Bel Air. It had the old school beat boxin with the boom bap flow with humorous bars. You also get some versatility with the track, “The Town” featuring the rap goddess Verde. This track has a reggae vibe with a strong message! Fuck ICE! Then you get the track, “Alien” with Spanglish rapping! The project is filled with dope lyricism and powerful message like the track, “For the Dreamers”! Go peep this project. This duo is one you gotta be on the look out for! Support your local artists!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “MASTER MIND RHYMES!!! – ENELS – FORGOTTEN 2 ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

Artist: Enels

Album: Forgotten 2

Release Date: March 19, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be reviewing Enels album, Forgotten 2! I just came across him and the whole Grimewav camp! Glad I did they are dope and filled with a roster of dope Emcees! From Hanzo Bladez, Lace Fueg, Mo Rukuz to Enels himself. This project shows Enels versatility and witty wordplay! He has a mellow and melodic track “Fuck Love” that is catchy and more of a mainstream track. Then you get a grimey track like “Ima Monster” with an opera grimey type beat that goes hard! Then you get boombap vibes with the track “Donnie Darkflow”. The whole project from top to bottom has dope bars and ill beats!!! Go peep this project don’t sleep! This that real Hip Hop you can just bop your head to!

Thank you for reading my album review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE MURDEROUS RHYMES!!! – KILLA TEAM (CRISTO X JAY FEHRMAN) – CAMP BLOOD EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Killa Team (Cristo & Jay Fehrman)

Album: Camp Blood

Release Date: March 13, 2020

Buy/Stream: SoundCloud

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be reviewing the Killa duo known as Killa Team AKA Emcee Cristo and Producer Jay Fehrman! They released their Camp Blood EP back in March on Friday the 13th. For those horror fans like myself you get murderous bars! As Jay samples instrumentals from Friday the 13th and even Nirvana! The whole project takes you on a horrifying journey! You feel like you are at Camp Crystal Lake trying to escape Jason’s vengeance! Cristo also goes in on every track, he is a lyrical monster! I really loved the use of Friday the 13th samples and the Nirvana “In Bloom” sample was crazy! Go peep this project! Cristo will be droppin some new heat soon as well! So keep your eyes open!

Thank you for reading my EP review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “SANTA MUERTE VS DEMONESS!!!” – PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS TV SHOW REVIEW (MINOR SPOILERS)

BY: GABY MORENO

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Movie: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Main Cast: Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Adriana Barraza, Adam Rodriguez and more

Release Date: April 26, 2020

IMDB synopsis: “When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the troubled history of the city.”

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing the tv show Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. It is a spinoff of the Showtime Penny Dreadful series. I was a huge fan of the series and was very upset when it got cancelled after the 3rd season. Eva Green and the whole cast was amazing. The writing and storyline was captivating! Anyways I just found out this show was a spinoff don’t know how I missed that. I honestly think this should have not been connected to the 1st series since it gave fans higher expectations and probably gave the wrong impression. I have been reading negative reviews for that reason. I believe this would have been more successful if it had been set apart as its own stand alone series. With that being said I loved this show!

It is finally great to see a show where part of my Mexican culture is represented! The main premise of this show is about Los Angeles in the 1930s and the racial tension between Chicanos and White Americans. Ironically it sounds like the world we are living in today! It takes place in the era of Pachucos, roads being built and tearing down Chicano neighborhoods, Nazi and more! The story revolves around Tiago who is one of the 1st Chicano Detectives in LA. As a kid he saw and was touched by La Santa Muerte. Who ironically is worshipped by his Mexican mother. Santa Muerte plays a very important character in the story even though she is barely seen in the show.

There is a war between Santa Muerte and her sister Magda who is a Demon or in some reviews say she is la Santisima Negra. Magda plays multiple characters in the show as she can shapeshift. She does this to stir chaos and violence and to show her sister humans are not worth saving because they will destroy each other in the end! I really loved this show because it takes a bit of History and mixes it with Mexican lore. The characters are given depth and you can relate to them. I do hope this show gets renewed for a 2nd Season, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t with all that is currently going on in the world.

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The only downside was the actors who are playing Mexicans or Chicanos are not Mexican. We definitely still need more Brown representation in Hollywood. I mean the actors were latinos like Daniel Zovatto who plays the main character Tiago who is supposed to be Chicano, is Costa Rican in real life. So that was a bit disappointing, but other than that the cast was great! The writing was beautifully done and the cinematography was amazing! Def recommend checking out this show!

Thank you for reading my tv show review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz and Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “WEST COAST WAVES!!! – SHAM BLAK – IN THE MEANTIME EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Sham Blak

Album: In The Mean Time

Release Date: July 17, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I’ll be reviewing Sham Blak’s EP, “In The Mean Time”. Sham is a local SD rapper who is part of the Spookygang collective! He brings his own style to his raps that are more of a westcoast vibe with lyrical content and sense of humor. He blessed us with a 4 track EP with a running time of 12 minutes. This is one of those projects you just bump in your ride and cruise to! This project brings witty bars with a mix of inspirational lines! You also get party anthems like “Birthday”! Go peep this project and support your dope local artists!

Thank you for reading my EP review! Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz, Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “KILLING IN THE NAME OF GOD!!!” – WARRIOR NUN TV SHOW REVIEW (MINOR SPOILERS)

BY: GABY MORENO

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TV Show: Warrior Nun

Main Cast: Alba Baptista, Lorena Andrea, Kristina Tonteri, Toya Turner and more

Release Date: July 2, 2020 (Netflix)

IMDB synopsis: “After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns.”

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing the Netflix series, “Warrior Nun”, which has new faces I have never seen on the screen. The leading actress is Alba Baptista who plays Ava. This is a very dope series! I kept seeing people post about it on IG and comparing to Buffy the Vampire Slayer so I decided to give it a watch. I was pleasantly surprised. The way they shot the show from the cinematography, beautiful filming locations in Spain, the cast, and the story was great! The main premise of the show is these warrior nuns have been trained to protect people from demons. There is the main Halo Bearer who leads the group. This nun has a Halo literally inside her back. It was a Halo passed down from the Angel Adriel that has been passed down for years. They are gifted with superpowers and self-healing due to having this Halo.

The show starts with the current Halo Bearer Shannon who has been shot with Divinium, apparently it’s sort of the Nun’s kryptonite that can kill them even when bearing the Halo. So she ends up dying and they have to take the Halo out and put it on the new chosen Nun. In this case it was supposed to be Lilith, but there is an explosion and the Halo is taken out of Shannon by a Nun who runs since there are demons trying to get it. The nun runs into a room where Ava’s lifeless body lays. I forgot to mention they are in the back part of an Orphanage/Church. Ava was an orphan that has just died. The nun puts the Halo inside her body and she resurrects. This sets everything in motion.

We find out Ava was bed ridden after a car accident that left her completely paralyzed and a nun who was just drugging her to keep her from recovering. Ava gets a second chance in life with a purpose to fight demons and stop the end of the world! You are taken into a crazy journey with warrior nuns and demons! I enjoyed every second of it. Def recommend it! The ending of Season 1 leaves you hanging, so I hope there is a season 2!

Thank you for reading my tv show review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz on Instagram and Facebook! Also follow me on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor.fm/7octoberz and Google Play Music to listen to my audio content under: “Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue”.

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