NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “FIGHT THE POWER!!! AC BRAXTON – THE RISE AND DEMISE OF ANTHONY BRAXTON EP REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: AC Braxton

Album: The Rise and Demise of Anthony Braxton

Release Date: August 25, 2020

Buy/Stream: Bandcamp (LINK BELOW)

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing AC Braxton’s EP, “The Rise and Demise of Anthony Braxton”. If you are part of the San Diego Hip Hop scene you know AC is part of the Spookygang Collective and he brings his own style to the crew! AC reminds me of a mix of Common and Nas, because of his powerful messages mixed with poetic delivery! This EP delivers and it is the project we needed for 2020! As we all have continued to witness systemic racism and the murders of Black and Brown people, this projects touches on those topics and more! The stand out track for me is the single, “When They See Us” featuring Opoetik and Anaya! They all go in on this track and speak about racism and the murder committed against black men by corrupt cops. The union of Black and Brown people to fight against these injustices! Very powerful and emotional track.

AC shows you his versatility in this project as well. For example on the track, “A Gangsta & A Gentlemen” featuring Spookygang’s members Smalls Uno and Sick Rick. This track talks about not taking his kindness for weakness and having to confront people if push comes to shove! Smalls and Rick bring their murderous bars! Then you get the conscious track, “A Message to the Blackman” another dope inspirational track! The last track I’ll mention is, “Queen & Slim” another one of my favorite tracks from this project. Gives me that 90s rap and R&B vibe! A dope love song that you can vibe to and dedicate to your ride or die! This features Mandi Jo who kills it on the vocals and lyrical Queen emcee Miki Vale who blesses the track! The production on this project is amazing as well from Spookygang’s very own Speak Ez, Ralph Quasar, Evolve and more! Don’t sleep and check this project out! Support the fam!

Follow @acbraxton

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 – “BLACK PANTHER VIBES!!! MIKEY MO THE MC – THE BLAKE ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Mikey Mo The MC

Album: The Blake Album

Release Date: August 18, 2020

Buy/Stream: Bandcamp (LINK BELOW)

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Mikey Mo the MC’s new album, “The Blake Album”! Mikey was born in Queens, NY, but raised in the Bay area. You can see that East and West influenced his sound. His sounds is a unique hybrid of both coasts! This album consists of 16 tracks with an approximate running time of 50 minutes. This project is very empowering! It spreads knowledge, awareness of our society and positivity! It’s an album thats speaks on police brutality, black empowerment and more! This project is very inspirational. One of my favorite tracks is “Consistency Makes History”. Also proceeds for this project will go towards a non-profit Mikey is starting to feed children across the country! Go support this dope project and a great cause!

FOLLOW @MIKEYMOTHEMC

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 – “TRAP PAINTINGS!!! – LIL DUDE DAVINCI – THE CANVAS – THE FIRST INSERT ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Lil Dude Davinci

Album: The Canvas – The First Insert

Release Date: August 21, 2020

Buy/Stream: All Streaming Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Lil Dude Davinci’s new album, “The Canvas – The First Insert”! I love how he keeps the painting aesthetic as his brand. This project consists of 10 tracks with only 33 minutes running time. Davinci is a producer and artist so he is definitely multi-talented. The production on this project is hard! I love the trap beats mixed with deep messages in each track! The bass knocks you can definitely just put this project in your car and bump it while you go for a cruise! The tracks are very melodic, but also have dope lyrical content. One of my favorite tracks is, “Goin With the Flow” catchy hook and amazing beat! Definitely go check this project!

FOLLOW @LILDUDEDAVINCI

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 – “SPACE DRAMA!!! – SPUTNIK MOVIE REVIEW” (SPOILERS)

BY: GABY MORENO

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Movie: Sputnik

Main Cast: Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov and more

Release Date: August 14, 2020 (Now on VOD)

IMDB synopsis: “The lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn’t returned back home alone-hiding inside his body is a dangerous creature.”

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I am reviewing Russian Sci-Fi horror film, “Sputnik”. I had seen the trailer and some reviews went as far as to call it this generations “Alien”. Needless to say I had high expectations when I decided to watch this movie. I shouldn’t have, but I did lol. I was expecting a Space horror with gore and action! From the trailer I got a mix of Alien and Species vibes! This film is in Russian so FYI for those that don’t like reading subtitles lol. I am a fan of foreign films so that was okay with me. The film starts right off the bat with a group of astronauts out in a spaceship when they see a shadow of what appears to be a creature. Next thing you know they move to an empty grass field with a lot of fog as a man is on horseback sees a parachute and goes towards the site. It is the spacecraft that the astronauts were in that crashed and only one survivor is left.

It is a gory scene as the man on horseback sees one of the astronauts dead and helmet is broken with blood as if something exploded in his brain. Then the lone surviving astronaut walks towards the man and screams as you see his eyes are pitch black, like demon eyes! Then the scene moves to a new setting were Russian Psychologist Tatyana is being reviewed with the board for using risky methods to save a patient. A Soviet officer offers her a job to come with him to assist him with the lone survivor of the spacecraft and says she will find it interesting and needs her help.

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This film is a bit of a slow burn, more of a drama than a horror movie. There is a few horror elements. To get straight to the point (spoilers ahead), the lone survivor is pretty much the host to this alien that is living inside him and only leaves his body at night. The alien injects his host with some chemical that puts him in sleep. The alien feeds on criminals that the Soviet officer feed him to keep it alive. The Soviet officers are trying to figure out how to detach the alien from the astronaut, because they want the alien as a weapon. The psychologist becomes friends with the astronaut and tries to help him escape and is willing to find a solution to remove the alien. I won’t give out the ending. I’ll just give you a hint it reminded me a bit of The Fly ending. It was an okay film, I was expecting action and gore. Instead it was more of a semi-depressing Sci-fi drama. If you’re into that then check it out!

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 – “DEVILISH RHYMES!!! – RANSOM & NICHOLAS CRAVEN – DIRECTORS CUT SCENE 3 ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Ransom (Prod. Nicholas Craven)

Album: Directors Cut Scene 3

Release Date: August 14, 2020

Buy/Stream: All Streaming Platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I am reviewing Ransom’s album, “Directors Cut Scene 3”! This is the 3rd installment to his Directors Cut Scene album series! Ransom is easily my top 5 emcee who is currently killing the rap game (no pun intended)! I love the combo of him on the mic and Nicholas Craven on the instrumentals! When they come together they create a rap masterpiece! I also love the fact that this project combines horror and street poetic rap together. Some of the tracks are not horror movies, I can see Ransom is just a cinemafile like myself! No one is doing this and that is why I fuck with this project!

Go check out this project! Ransom brings the bars with a full clip of quotables! He also brings dope features like the talented and another dope emcee RJ Payne, The Musalini and more! Also the cover art to this project is dope! If you love lyrical rap with a mix of street poetic rap and movie references you will dig this project! Support Hip Hop, this project definitely has inspired me as a lyricist myself!

Go follow:
@therealransom
@nicholascraven819

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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 – “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”.

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