NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “LIMITLESS BEING!!! -VERSOUL – SOULRISE ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Versoul

Album: Soulrise

Release Date: December 31, 2018

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Versoul’s album titled, “Soulrise“. Versoul is from the Bay area. She is an energetic, positive and dope emcee! I honestly had not heard of Versoul or her music. I actually had the opportunity to meet Versoul in person when I saw her open for Gavlyn and Reverie’s ‘Heart N Hustle’ Tour. The last stop of the tour took place in my hometown of San Diego at the AC Lounge. It was definitely memorable show! The energy in that room was crazy! Versoul made me a supporter that night. She slayed her performance. Her lyrics are very relatable and have a real message which grabbed by attention.

I introduced myself to Versoul after her performance. She is very humble! I told her I ran this blog/podcast and that I would like to interview her in the near future. She said she would be down! I also told her I would review any music she had out. She mentioned she had an album that released last year. I copped me a physical copy of Soulrise. I finally had a chance to listen to it in its entirety. The album consists of 10 tracks with 37 minutes running time. Versoul can shape shift in her music

Versoul is from the Bay area and you can tell from the production. You get that popular Bay area sound. I love that Versoul incorporates her multi ethnic culture in her music. The whole album is very inspirational! The intro track, “Soulrise” sets the tone. The track is about being happy where she is today and even if she died her soul would rise! She also raps about people who have been fake, but she also met dope people who were supportive. Then the second track “Limitless” has a darker beat which I love! The song is about fighting and not giving up! In this album you get a mixture of lyrical tracks to turn up music! The track “Bang” is an uptempo beat with a hard bass! It is a dope song about loving your hair and self care. Then a storytelling track and one of my favorites from the project, “Remember to Feel“. This track is empowering for women! The new anthem for the ladies!

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This album has a little bit of everything. For Hip Hop fans who enjoy versatility check out Versoul! She is a dope lyricist, storyteller, positive messages in her music and we learn a bit about her and her struggles and how she pulled through! Very motivational project! Definitely recommend putting this album in rotation! Versoul is very talented she also produced some of the beats on this project. Can’t wait to hear what she brings next! Gotta pay the Bay area a visit soon!

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 – “DAY OF THE DEAD – OCTOBER 29, 2019 EVENT – PURE ART ENTERTAINMENT”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Event : Day of the Dead

Organizer: Pure Art Entertainment

Date/Location: Tuesday October 29, 2019 at The Go Lounge

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be sharing a write up about the event I had the opportunity to be a part of thanks to Fade Green and Fino who run Pure Art Entertainment. When they told me they were throwing a Halloween Event and if I wanted to be a part of it, I was honored and hyped! The event took place on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019 at The Go Lounge. The event consisted of beat sets, live performances from dope local emcees, food vendors and even art/clothing vendors. I helped a bit to set up the spooky decorations to give it the Halloween atmosphere. From the beginning of the night to the end I felt the positive energy!

IMG_0178There was an open mic at the beginning the night where any emcee could get on the mic and rap over the producers beat sets. Poser the homie and local emcee rocked the mic a few times. Some of the Producers rocking the beat sets were Rari Komai, Admiral Atlas (played his bass too!), Dayfade, Kendall Carter and Raaw.Xney! For performances we got the no fucks given and energetic emcee who is also the homie Legion X! If you really want to get the crowd riled up and moving he is the dude for that! His stage presence is like no other! He is in full costume from the face paint to his man made strobe light stage box. It is one of those performances that you have to see live and it cannot be explained only felt!

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My spooky sis Yazi also performed and killed it with her metaphysical rhymes and rapid flow! Her and Legion X also performed a song together and rocked their individual glow in the dark masks! The man of the hour Fade Green also performed a few songs as well! He is one of my favorite performers he has so much versatility! Not only can he rap, but he also has a dope singing voice! Fade is a true performer it is mesmerizing see him perform he also got moves! He is the embodiment of a true artist!
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We were not only celebrating Halloween and Day of the Dead that night, but also Fino’s birthday! Fino’s homie Nomadic (Darian) made him a cookies and cream cannabis infuse ice cream cake! It was dope night with amazing people who happen to be talented artists and creatives! San Diego is full of talent and events like these are needed to showcase their skills. Events like these allow people to escape their daily routines, enjoy a night filled with positivity and just vibe out to dope music! I am glad I was a part of this! I hope more events like this will continue to happen!IMG_0113
This is dope for the community as well since artists get to chill with their supporters that are not necessarily their peers, but just people who love music and can become potential lifetime fans! Thank you Pure Art Entertainment for what you are doing for the Hip Hop scene and for the music scene overall!

Testimonials about the event:

“Pure Art Entertainment is synonymous with a religious experience, where Hip Hop is the medium. – Lalo Keyz

“I was really feeling the vibe, and the energy was super dope! Loved being around such talented people, and the turn out was great!”🖤
– Lynna Batista

“I thought the overall night was really dope! The energy and unity that was shown that night was great for the culture and we need more of that!” – Carinoe

“All the performances had a vibrant vibe where it allowed you to escape from reality and just let your soul sink into the music. It was a great event with a lot of talented artists.”🔥🔥🔥 – Melly Moreno

“It was lit!” – Mariachi G

The show was so dope! I loved the energy that all the artists brought. Legion and Yazi were my fav performers! Always bringing that get up off your ass music” 😆😆👏👏👏🔥🔥🔥- Kristina Sprinkles

 Thank you for reading my event 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 – “YOU’LL LAUGH YOUR BRAINS OFF!!! -ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP MOVIE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Movie: Zombieland: Double Tap

Main Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson.

IMDB synopsis:
“Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.”

New Horror Rule: Having no brains = Survival

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Zombieland: Double Tap starring the original cast from the first one. This movie was hilarious from start to finish. It was a bit too much in some moments, but overall it kept its momentum. I was intrigued with the storyline. I honestly I didn’t think we needed a sequel since I had no idea where they would go, but they did they thing with the plot! They pick up where we left off with the veteran Zombie survivors Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock. They are now staying at The White House! They are trying to live a semi normal life in the Zombie Apocalypse, but things never go as planned. We are introduced to new type of Zombies that have mutated, some stronger and smarter than others.

I loved the “T-800” zombie it definitely was paying homage to The Terminator! We are also introduced to new characters. My two new favorite characters were Madison and Nevada! Madison played by Zoey Deutch definitely stole the show! Her charisma, dumb funny comments and performance was on point! I always love me some comedy mixed with horror! I have a dark sense of humor so this is definitely for those of us who love morbid comedy! If you loved the first film definitely check this movie out! You will laugh, cry and enjoy the action! Plus you see an old friend from the first film that didn’t survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Let’s just say he is a comedic legend!

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Thank you for reading my movie 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 – “GROOVY SD HORROR MUSICAL!!! -THE EVIL DEAD MUSICAL REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Title of Musical: Evil Dead The Musical

Directed By: Carlyn Thometz

Produced by: The Casual Company

Show Dates: Started Oct. 18th and runs thru Oct. 27th

Location: Tenth Avenue Arts Center (930 Tenth Ave. SD, CA 92101)

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will give a short review of Evil Dead The Musical. This was my first musical play and of course it had to be a horror musical play! I had heard about this play last year. It is no secret I am a huge fan of the Evil Dead series from the mythology, the movies, show and Ash Williams being my favorite anti-hero! When I heard the play was coming back to my hometown of San Diego I was hyped! 

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The play was about 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission in between. It took place at the tenth avenue arts center which I have never been to. According to the staff the venue is actually haunted. They even had a haunted tour after the show. I did not get a chance to check it out, but it is on my list now! There is also the blood splatter zone which is the first 3 rows. I was on the fourth row and got splashed a bit towards the end. I guess it isn’t a real Evil Dead show without the blood and gore! The cast did a great job. Nolan Palm played Ash Williams, Harmonie Rose as Linda and Anna Machica as Cheryl. Anna did a killer job as Cheryl!

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This musical was in the same vein as the movies and tv show you get a mix of horror and comedy. The make up, effects and set were pretty spot on. They could have been a bit better, but having it be a fast paced play they did what they could with the time they had. The storyline was a bit different from the movies. They tried to incorporate all the mythology from all 3 films and the tv show. I enjoyed it since it made it less predictable. Definitely recommend checking out this musical you will have a hell of a time!!!(pun intended). My mom and I had a bloody good time! You will laugh, be entertained walk out a bit bloody, but you will enjoy the show!

Thank you for reading my 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 – “CREATIVE HORROR QUEEN!!! – NATASHA PASCETTA INTERVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO
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Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be sharing an interview I did with my favorite horror journalist Natasha Pascetta! She is not only a journalist she is a true renaissance women! She is a Producer, Director, Writer, Podcaster, etc. She is definitely a true creative! She works for FANGORIA as well and hosts two of their Podcasts, “CLASS OF” and now she also hosts, “The Creepshow Show”. I was fortunate enough to have sent her over a few interview questions. Natasha is very humble and was open to answering my interview questions. The power of social media has its advantages, in this case it has allowed me to connect to people I am inspired by. Natasha was also kind enough to have sent me a link to screen her short film,”Road Trash“, which I have reviewed. You can click this link to read if you are interested: https://7octoberz.com/2019/10/14/nightmare-on-sedgwick-avenue-a-grimm-fairy-tale-road-trash-movie-review/ . Without further a do please read below to get to know more about Natasha!

1.Please introduce yourself for those who might not know who you are.

Hi! My name is Natasha and I’m a filmmaker from Dallas, TX. I love all things spooky and creature features are my favorite!

2. Please tell us about your journey in the entertainment/media industry. How did you get involved with FANGORIA?

I got my start in the entertainment industry working as an intern for The Glenn Beck radio program. I interned on the show for two years while attending Fordham University. After I graduated, I was hired as a producer and spent almost a decade working on the show. I have always had a passion for horror and decided it was time to pursue a career in that arena. Fortuitously, FANGORIA  was resurrected in Dallas, TX and I was lucky enough to join the new team. Now, I get to talk about horror movies all day and create digital content for horror lovers around the world — it’s amazing!

3. You are multi-talented! You are a Writer, Actress, Producer and Director. How did you get involved in those arenas? Which do you enjoy doing the most and why?

Thank you! I wouldn’t say I’m talented at anything, actually! I just try stuff and see what works and what doesn’t! I got involved with these roles because I knew no one was going to hire me for these positions. I had no prior experience directing, writing, acting or producing in the horror realm, but I knew I deeply wanted to experience those roles. So instead of waiting around for an invitation that would never present itself, I decided to hire myself in these roles that’s why I dreamt up Road Trash.

4. You wrote, produced and directed your short film Road Trash. It is a very unique concept . How did that movie come about and what or who inspired the film? How did you begin writing it, did you already have a concept in mind?

I started thinking about a simple, original story that I knew I could technically, logistically, and financially (for the most part!) accomplish. I am a huge Tim Burton fan and I was heavily inspired by his personal story. He started out making short films. His first short films VINCENT and FRANKENWEENIE are very dear to me and I sort of dreamed up Road Trash as a spiritual tribute to these shorts with the hope that my short could one day be as endearing to people.

5. Heather Langenkamp from Nightmare on Elm Street narrates Road Trash which is really amazing! I know you spoke about this in a previous interview with Morbidly Beautiful, but for those who have not read that interview how did she become involved in the project?


I made a clear choice to have Road Trash narrated because 1) I didn’t have the money for an on-set audio engineer 2) I didn’t have the confidence that I, as an actress, could pull off believable dialogue so that’s why the short is narrated! I made a list of my top dream picks for the narrator and Heather was #1. I didn’t have any horror connections at this point in the career and I simply reached out to her agent and miraculously she liked the script! It was truly an amazing experience to work with Heather and have her involved in the short! What a dream come true!

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6. Road Trash was your first film, can we expect more future films or tv shows in the works from you?

Yes! Creating Road Trash was truly one of the highlights of my life. It has brought me so much joy that I couldn’t imagine now trying to do many more!

7. What made you fall in love with the horror genre?

As I mentioned earlier, I’m a huge Tim Burton fan. The first movie I can remember falling in love with was THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS when I was six years old. I just felt like I understood Jack and that we had a connection. I love Burton’s blend of innocence and macabre!

8. What has been your greatest accomplishment so far as a creative?

I would definitely have to say Road Trash. It is an incredible experience to have a dream in your head and then will it into reality!

9. You also do two FANGORIA podcasts (CLASS OF and The Creepshow Show) and do an amazing job. I love your interviews on the Class Of Podcast. How has that experience been? You have the opportunity to interview actors, directors, crew members etc., any favorite interview so far? If so why?

Thank you for listening! I come from a radio background so it has been really cool to use my audio producing skills again and this time, I get to be the host, too! I love doing the FANGORIA shows and I hope that they are useful and provide value to all the horror fans out there. I would have to say my two favorite CLASS OF episodes where with Jocelyn Jones (Molly from TOURIST TRAP) because it was her first podcast interview ever and Don Coscarelli (director of PHANTASM) because I love his work so much.

10. What are your top 5 favorite horror films and why?

Wow, this is a tough one! Ok here it goes: PHANTASM, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, GREMLINS, ARMY OF DARKNESS AND THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

I think I love these movies because there is that thread of goodness and laughter that balances between the darker imagery found in these movies. I also love a good villain and/or creature juxtaposed with heroes (or an anti-hero — I’m looking at you Ash!).

11. Who is your favorite horror villain? If you could be any horror villain who would you be and why?

My favorite horror villain is The Tall Man from PHANTASM! Angues Scrimm was just so wonderful in that role. I wish I could have met him. If  I could be any villain, I’d want to be Sammi Curr from TRICK OR TREAT. No one is more badass than Sammi Curr!

12. Who is your favorite scream queen or final girl and why?

I really love Angela Baker from SLEEPAWAY CAMP! Such a heartbreaking and complicated character played by the amazingly kind and wonderful Felissa Rose!

13. Do you believe in the supernatural if so have you had any supernatural experiences you can share?

I definitely believe in the supernatural! I watch Ghost Adventures religiously haha. I believe my parent’s home is haunted and that something lives in my childhood bedroom — I actually was so scared of my room that I slept on the floor in my parent’s room most nights!

14. Any legends or stories you grew up being told that scared you as a kid if you can share?

I grew up in NJ and my favorite magazine growing up was Weird NJ which reported all the local urban legends and happenings. I don’t recall a specific story, but I read about them all in Weird NJ!

15. What advice would you give to someone who might be thinking of entering the entertainment/media industry?

Do it! If it’s something you’re passionate about, do it. Don’t wait for someone to invite you to do something, start making things happen for yourself! You possess the power to do anything you set your mind to!

16. As a female in the horror community have you had to face struggles to be where you are now? Do you feel the horror community has embraced you?

I have always felt embraced and encouraged in the horror community! My greatest friends, mentors, role models, collaborators have mostly been men and they have all been so wonderful.

17. Also what advice or tips would you give women who are entering the horror community that allowed you to thrive?

Be confident in your abilities and your vision. And if you’re not confident, fake it till you make it girl! If you pretend you’re confident enough, you’ll actually get there.

18. What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind either creatively or on a personal level?

Wow, that’s a deep question! I just didn’t want to look back and say “what if..” We all only have one life. We have a finite amount of time. Don’t spend one second of this precious gift being unhappy. I truly believe happiness is a choice. Choose it.

19. Where do you see yourself in the next five years and what is your ultimate dream or goal?

I would love to continue making horror stories come to life, whether that be more independent shorts or bigger things. I’m open to as many opportunities as I can create for myself!

20. Any platforms or people you would like to shout out.

Thank you for this opportunity, Gaby!

Yes, If you love podcasts, listen to the FANGORIA Podcast Network! We have exciting content in store for the future. Just search “fangoria” in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audioboom, etc!

And you can watch Road Trash for free no ALTER starting October 30th!

Here are the links to watch on ALTER. They will be live October 30th 8pm PT.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/qewsTD3M4x4 
Facebook: https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=1294175427430914 

Thank you for your time Natasha it is really appreciated! You are killing it out there in the horror community. I am truly inspired and admire all you do! Keep representing for the ghouls out there! Thank you to those reading this interview. 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 – “BLACK AND GIFTED!!! -REAL J WALLACE – MYN EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Real J Wallace

Album: MYN

Release Date: Oct 4, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Real J Wallace’s MYN EP.  The EP consists of only 5 songs with a 10 minute running and one of the tracks being a short intro track. This is a dope project from the production to the lyrical content. There are various Producers from Truelove, Aaron, DJ Inform and more! Real J mentioned on IG that this EP is a series of realizations of what makes him a Man! The intro track “Juice” sets the tone with a girl telling Real J why he knows everything and that is because he is black and blacks are the gifted ones! This is a powerful message, reason being is we normally hear society and media portray blacks and browns in a negative light. To hear this in the intro track was inspiring and uplifting! The second track titled “My Hair” is also a deep song about self love and living life to the fullest at least that is how I interpreted it. Real J raps, “my hair grows toward the sun, yo just have fun!”. Amazing word play and bars on this track. My favorite bars from this track were the lines where he raps “I don’t believe that death is infinite” and the “Cosby” line!

Then the next track is “Pray” which is my favorite track off this project. I love the jazzy boombap beat and the lyrics are relatable. In this track Real J created an ode to all the Gods! My favorite line is “I’m not religious but I’m spiritual/ star children, crystal, Indigo/the past is gone and now’s the ever given miracle”. This track is relatable because I’m not religious anymore. I grew up Catholic, but as I’ve gotten older and decided to seek knowledge I realized I’m more spiritual. I don’t necessarily believe in a God, but believe in the Universe, Yin and Yang and my Abuelita may she rest in peace. There is definitely some sort of higher power, but self belief is also very powerful!

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The next track is “Monicas” which has a funk type beat is a very impactful track. Real J raps, “they want all my n****s dead”. He raps about all the Black excellence (Martin L. King, Huey, Tookie) and innocent black men/women who have been murdered in cold blood by police officers, gentrification to drugs being placed in black/brown neighborhoods. The final track is titled, “Peace” which talks about wanting to have peace and hope. Overall it is a short project, but filled with a real message (pun intended)!!! Definitely go check out this project it is very inspiring!

Thank you for reading my movie 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 – “A GRIMM FAIRY TALE! – ROAD TRASH MOVIE REVIEW”

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Movie: Road Trash

Main Cast: Natasha Pascetta, Narrated by: Heather Langenkamp

IMDB synopsis:
“Road Trash is a short horror film about a girl who is addicted to burying road kill. One day, she unknowingly buries a werewolf. The burial incites the beast and he escapes his grave to stalk the girl around the town she lives in.”

New Horror Rule: No good deed goes unpunished!

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Natasha Pascetta’s 5 minute short film titled “Road Trash”. Natasha was kind enough to send me the link to screen the film. This is Natasha’s first film that was written, produced and directed by her. She also plays the lead role of Alice who is obsessed with burying road kill and her strange addiction gets her into a hairy situation with a werewolf! The saying no good deed goes unpunished is definitely the moral of the story! I won’t give away too much, but it is definitely a unique concept and this film gives us a new original horror storyline! This film is a breath of fresh air in the era of remakes that are being constantly made. There is also a twist at the end I did not see coming!

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Even though the film is only approximately 5 minutes long it is a dope film and grabs your attention from beginning to end! It is a short Grimm fairy tale! Also Heather Langenkamp who plays Nancy on Nightmare on Elm Street narrates the entire film. The films pays homage to Nightmare on Elm Street by having the cemetery called Elmwood and the background music sounds similar to NoES. The film has been chosen to screen at different movie festival and even received some awards! Congrats Natasha! I definitely recommend this short film I enjoyed watching it! I hope the film will release to the public soon!

Thank you for reading my movie 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 – “FIRST TIME AT THOP FEST 2019!!! -THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT HIP HOP FESTIVAL”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be writing about my experience at this years THOP Hip Hop Festival. First of all I want to start off by saying I had a blast at the The Happiness of Pursuit Festival 2019!!! I had the opportunity to attend thanks to Platform Collection and be staff. I worked the red carpet and made sure the artists were photographed once they were done performing. I then guiding them to the media tent to be interviewed. Met a lot of dope photographers. Special shout out to Dahflow and Nah’Shon for helping out! Also shout out to I Above for teaming up to get the artist from the stage to the red carpet! Also since I was working the event it allowed me backstage access which I was very hyped about!

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It was an unforgettable experience and I felt like I was destined to be there as corny as that might sound. As a kid who grew up listening to Rap music to be able to see Hip Hop legends like Havoc from Mobb Deep, Crooked I and R.A. the Rugged Man bless the stage, get to see them perform both from the audience perspective and backstage was an amazing feeling! As a music lover this was a dream come true! I always knew that I would end up working in the music industry either as an artist myself, songwriter or on the business/media side. To have worked this event was a huge milestone for me and makes me realize I am on the right path. I am going to continue to grind and better myself in my craft!

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Being at the THOP festival was a surreal and dope experience I observed and soaked in a lot of game. Thank you to the Founder of THOP Fest 60 East for the opportunity to help with the event. Also to KillcRey who I see as my mentor for bringing me on board, trusting in me and my work ethic!!! It was dope that my Spooky sis Yazi also joined me on this journey she was running the THOP fest twitter account for the day and did a hell of a job covering the event!

The event took place at the Firewater Bar in Ontario, CA. The venue/bar is at the entrance and behind the bar is a huge empty lot. As you enter there are food vendors, clothing vendors, art vendors, music vendors etc. The main stage is on your right as you enter the lot. On the left hand side of the main stage is where I was most of the time. Which is where media and performers are coming in and out. They also had a VIP tent set up for Murs and Havoc from Mobb Deep.

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The Platform Collection stage was situated on the far left hand side corner of the lot. Platform Collection provided the opportunity for San Diego artists to perform at this years festival. I got to see my friends Nemy, Indian K, The Difference and Billy NoJokes rock the stage! They each have been grinding hard this whole year and earned their spot on that stage! I was happy and proud they got to perform in front of a whole new audience to build their following! Also DJ Root had the opportunity to DJ for R.A. the Rugged Man!

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I loved the diversity of the lineup you got a mixture of Hip Hop lyrical legends, street rap, soulful rap, underground rap, and melodic rap. It was perfect because as we all know there are so many sub-genres of Rap nowadays and the audience gravitates to different types of artists. The energy from every performer was amazing. They each brought their own style and vibe.

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The people who attended the event fed off the energy of the artist and it was a dope crowd! Met some dope people that night! Also got to chat a bit with Big Noyd who was droppin some gems on how rap has created a new language and no other genre has really done that. I was able to meet one of my favorite underground emcee’s Crimeapple who was super nice and signed my vinyl copy of Wet Dirt, took a picture with me and gave me a Sweet Dreams (Freddy Krueger) hat! Crimeapple murdered his performance. I love that he raps in Spanglish! I also got to meet Crooked I and R.A the Rugged Man. Both were very humble and they each killed their set! I was very fortunate to have met other artists as well from Vel the Wonder to Nash Boogie.

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Overall this event was well put together. Can’t wait to attend the next one and I am down to work this event again if given the opportunity. The event ran smoothly some things had to be improvised, but everyone on 60 East’s team and Platform Collection handled it well! I never had the chance to attend Paid Dues or Rock the Bells, but I feel 60 East is keeping the spirit alive and is contributing a lot to the Hip Hop community. I hope this event continues for many more years to come. I can’t wait what next years lineup will be! If you have never attended THOP fest I definitely recommend going it is worth every penny and you will have a once in a lifetime experience!

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Thank you for reading my write up on this dope event! 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 – “El TIGRE Y EL CONEJO!!! -J BALVIN & BAD BUNNY – OASIS ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: J Balvin & Bad Bunny

Album: Oasis

Release Date: June 28, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s highly anticipated collaborative album “Oasis“. I’ve been patiently waiting for this album to drop since it was announced last year. I gotta admit I had high expectations for this album given that it is two of the mega Reggaeton/Latin trap/Latin superstars. Also they always deliver dope music individually and collaborating together to make a project I knew it was gonna be lit! I was not wrong! These two talented musicians created a beautiful body of work! This is more of an EP there are only 8 tracks, but the themes and sound go well together.

The album consists of 31 minute running time which is perfect for this era of having to consume a high volume of music daily! I literally put this album on rotation in my car and at work and played it over like 4 times. Todas las canciones estan duras! In this EP you get a mixture of Reggaeton, ballads, pop y latin trap! Musica Urbana at its finest! The title of the album Oasis is fitting, you get a Caribbean and vacation vibe to it! You can cruise to the beach or bump it at a party or club! You have your party/dancing tracks, your heartbreak/ballad songs and just songs you can bump in your car!

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One of the tracks, “Yo Le Llego” has a dope bass and the exotic trap beat is just fire! J Balvin and Bad Bunny both go in! Then you get their hit single, “Que Pretendes” which has a catchy hook, I learned it after hearing it twice lol. It is a song about an ex tryna come back and knowing exactly what to do to try to get back together, but they are smart and not falling into her game this time! Then you get a slowed down ballad track called, “La Cancion” which is one of my favorites! The trumpet adds something else to this track! Also the lyrics are very deep and shows J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s versatility. The song is about hearing that one song when they’ve been drinking that reminds them about that ex they never really got over. They rap how they thought they had forgotten them, but the song still brings back memories. But they are happy their ex is happy with their significant other. You also get an island feel with the song, “Un Peso“. This song is about not caring about an ex who left them for someone else and now they want them back. I really loved that they featured lead singer of Los Enanitos Verdes, Marciano Cantero. His voice is unique and adds a nice touch to the track. The last track I will mention is, “Odio“, which in English translates “Hate”. The track is pretty self explanatory lol. I love this track too! It’s catchy and I love the dark sense of humor. The song is about them hating their ex and wishing they are not happy.

This EP/album is dope! I definitely recommend buying a copy or just streaming it! I always say this, latin trap/ Reggaeton/Musica Urbana is so similar to the Hip Hop culture it is Spanish rap with other elements and that is why I love this genre so much as well! So if you like Hip Hop and love some feel good music then give this EP a listen! You don’t even gotta understand the language to enjoy the music!

Thank you for reading my 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! LATINO GANG!!!

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “EERIE RAP TALE -PARKER EDISON (PRODUCED/VOCALS BY: DJ PNUTZ)!!! – GASLIT SINGLE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Parker Edison and Prod. DJ Pnutz

Single: Gaslit

Release Date: Oct. 5, 2019

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Parker Edison’s Halloween track titled, “Gaslit“. Parker reached out to me and told me he was dropping a horror themed single and I was sold! I did not need convincing in reviewing this. This is my first single review so hope I can capture the message I took from this song. I will keep it brief and to the point. The song kicks off right away and grabs your attention. Producer DJ Pnutz did her thing on the production! As soon as the beat drops you get this eerie vibe that something scary or sinister is gonna go down. I say it is like Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend”, but with a dark twist.

This single is very creative. I felt like I was listening to a short film. It was a mixture of a lifetime movie and Slim Shady’s song “Kim” and “Kill You“. This is a dark tale of how obsession can consume you to the point where you become a psycho or someone vindictive!!! This is a spooky song about a man who is not corresponded the way he would like to be and is simply friend zoned. He has created this false reality or perception that him and this person belong together. To the point that it is a toxic obsession versus actual love.

He then becomes angered when he finds out she likes someone else and burns her house down. Definitely check out this song, worth a couple listens to grasp the whole story! This is a perfect creepy storytelling rap song to start of the best month of the year!!! October here we go!!! Parker you literally killed this!

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Thank you for reading my brief single 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” .

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