NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “ARCOIRIS!!! – J BALVIN – COLORES ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: J Balvin

Album: Colores

Release Date: March 19, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads, Latino Gang and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing J Balvin’s album, “Colores” that dropped during this quarantine! I love Balvin’s positivity and glad he dropped this album at a time like this, it is definitely needed! J Balvin has taken the Reggaeton torch and brought the genre to another level! He has done it internationally and broken records for the latino gang! When he wins we all win! This album is another banger! Each song is titled after a color and transmits a different emotion. I really love this concept he did something unique! He has also been dropping visuals for each track which is dope! My favorite tracks are Blanco, Morado, Rojo and Gris. Go check out this album!

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 – “LYRICAL SAFARI!!! – DJ PNUTZ & SCRIBE SAYAR- ZOO BREAK SINGLE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: DJ Pnutz & Scribe Sayar

Single: Zoo Break

Release Date: March 27, 2020

Buy/Stream album: https://djpnutz.bandcamp.com/track/zoo-break 

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing DJ Pnutz & Scribe Sayar’s single titled, “Zoo Break“! DJ Pnutz serenades our speakers with a rockish vibe. It reminded me a bit of Rage Against the Machine with a mix of Run the Jewels. Scribe Sayar lyrically murders the beat. He raps about humans being the main culprits of our own destruction and the animal cruelty on elephants. I loved the elephant sound effects really takes you on a ride into the jungle! It is a dope track check it out below!

Here is also a brief synopsis of the track provided my DJ Pnutz:

“Dj Pnutz features Scribe Sayar in this retaliative response to man’s destructive history and current abuse of the elephant kingdom. In perspective, Scribe authored the lyrics to Zoo Break with the intent to warn those who poach for ivory and game hunt for sport, that there is consequence to all actions.”

Follow them on IG:
@djpnutz – https://www.instagram.com/djpnutz/

@eldersofthebloqk – https://www.instagram.com/eldersofthebloqk/

Thank you for reading our 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” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “SOULFUL RAP!!! – BOXCUTTA MAXX – GREATNESS ALBUM REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Boxcutta Maxx

Album: Greatness

Release Date: February 28, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Boxcutta Maxx dropped his best body of work yet titled, “Greatness”. Very fitting title as he raps over soulful beats with his aggressive flow! I always forget how young Maxx is because he spits like he has been doing it for a long time! This album consists of 11 tracks with a running time of 27 minutes. The first track we get is, “Jerome’s Gold Toof” as Maxx smoothly raps over the soulful beat. The second track is, “Vodka” as he elegantly spits over the angelical beat! The third track is, “John Stockton” which is easily my favorite track of this project. You get a grimey boombap beat with that New York style. Of course Maxx comes with his villainous bars!

The rest of the project continues with dope production and supreme bars! You also get his dope single, “Clemente”. As Maxx raps, “I feel like Clemente, knock shit out the park, fuck how you feel!” It is a complete body of work from top to finish. As I always say Maxx raps from the heart! Go check out this dope project don’t miss out! Spooky!!!

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 VIBES!!! – GOODYxJAMES – ANARCHO BEATS FROM THE COSMOS BEAT TAPE REVIEW”

BY: MIKE MACKEY

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Artist: GoodyxJames

Album: Anarcho Beats From the Cosmos

Release Date: February 2, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be revewing GoodxJames beat tape. It was a cosmic and ethereal experience, GoodyxJames new album “Anarcho Beats From The Cosmos” burns through your atmosphere and crash lands into your delicate psyche. A delightful reminder of your menial existence, only to sonically introduce you to something more…alien?

The titular track “Xrodium” with its chaotic vibrations sets you up nicely for the subsequent track “Footon.” A sonic first contact. With its wavy grooves and penetrating tonality, you’ll be passing one around with this chill alien. Other notable tracks include “Dirty Dishes” (feat. Greaseball) a funky punky little ditty that cakes onto your speakers. “Rover” with its laid back synth pads peppered with wild drums feels like you’re at an underground dance party with the reptilians. Then”Eyegoddit” (feat. Yami) a real smoothed out track perfect for a late night cruise around in your spaceship. Overall GoodyxJames crafts a masterful sonic exploration into the ethos with “Anarcho Beats From The Cosmos”. You’ll want to pack the essentials, this is gonna be a great trip.

Like and follow GoodyxJames on all social media platforms. IG: @goodyxjames – https://www.instagram.com/goodyxjames/

Thank you for reading my beat tape 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 – “TALK YA SHIT K!!! – INDIAN K – HELLO! SINGLE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Artist: Indian K ft. Frankie Fadeless

Single: Hello!

Release Date: March 26, 2020

Buy/Stream album: https://skyhighkrew.bandcamp.com/track/hello-feat-frankie-fadeless 

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Indian K’s latest single of his upcoming album Duality 2 titled, “Hello!”. The track features fellow emcee Frankie Fadeless. Both lyricists go in on this track! No1MC killed the beat with that gritty boombap vibe! Also the scratches by DJ Tango give you this nostalgic sound and the Big L sample is crazy! Indian K spits his soul into his verse, he definitely murdered the mic! K is a true poetic wordsmith! Then Frankie Fadeless making his ancestors proud with his ill lyrics! It is a dope track to get hyped for the day. Put this track on your playlist definitely worth the listen to all you Hip Hop heads!

Thank you for reading our 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” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – "AMOR DE TEMPORADA!!! – PRIMO DIRTY- PRIMAVERA SINGLE REVIEW"

BY: GABY MORENO

Artist: Primo Dirty

Single: Primavera (PRMVRA)

Release Date: March 19, 2020

Buy/Stream album: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be reviewing Primo Dirty’s latest single, “Prmvra”. Right of the bat the instrumental has a mariachi sound feel to it! I love the sound of the horns/trumpets! It is a poetic love song that uses the different seasons to describe the ambiance and love story! Definitely go check it out! Support the homie who also organizes Hope 4 Homeless!

Thank you for reading our 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” .

NIGHTMARE ON SEDGWICK AVENUE – “ABUSIVE HOLLOW MAN!!! – THE INVISIBLE MAN MOVIE REVIEW”

BY: GABY MORENO

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Movie: The Invisible Man

Main Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer and more

Release Date: Feb 28, 2020 (Now on VOD)

IMDB synopsis: “When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.”

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

I went to see The Invisible Man opening weekend because as a horror fan I had to go support the very few horror movies that are on the big screen. After many disappointments I was a bit skeptical about going to see this film since there have been no good horror movies in 2020 besides VFW. I admit when I saw the trailer I laughed a little. I was like an Invisible Man who abuses his wife interesting take. I honestly just gave it a shot because Elisabeth Moss always delivers in every performance. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this film.

The main premise as we all know from the trailer is a woman who is in a domestic abuse relationship with her husband. He then commits suicide and she believes he is still alive and found how to make himself invisible to torture her beyond the grave! I won’t give to much away, but it did have a cool twist. I sort of saw coming as it got close to the climax of the film. You are rooting for the main character at least I was. You even get frustrated that no one believes she is telling the truth. Very well done film I highly recommend checking it out. At this time you can now stream it on VOD.

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 – “NIGHTMARE AT PHANTASY – MARCH 8, 2020 – HIP HOP & HORROR EVENT”

BY: MELLY MORENO & GABY MORENO

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Event : Nightmare At Phantasy

Organizers: Phantasy Lounge & Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue

Date/Location: Sunday March 8, 2020 at the AC Lounge

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

I wanted to share the experience and Spooky night that went down on March 8th at the AC lounge. It marked a unique experience for Hip-Hop and Horror lovers! The emcees and producers brought horror to life that night! The crowd vibed off the performances and got lost in the “spooky energy.” Honestly, you had to be there to feel it and embrace every lyric and beat inside your mind. This event allowed people with different tastes to come together and see these two genres collide! There were 7 emcees and 7 producers who teamed up to sample a horror themed song and do their own unique spin on it.

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Doble Philo collaborated with Carinoe, and rocked the floor with a Spanish flow of murderous words that went perfect with the spooky Friday the 13th beat. Then, Yazi went up next and spread her high energy vibes. She casted a spell with her lyrics that got the crowd going. The spookiness was definitely felt as the Candyman beat of Speak Ez played throughout the venue. Legion X came up on stage and put on a show with his dope costume along with PottieMouth’s eerie Exorcist beat to add more fuel to the performance. Smalls Uno aka Sire Spooky joined forces with Mike Mackey to conjure up an eerie remix of the Phantasm beat! Mike Mackey wore a mask of an old man to symbolize the Tall Man from the movie, very dope! Then Boxcutta Maxx performed along side Shrmpboy and killed their own creepy version of Halloween.

Master Villain shocked us all with a detailed killer story. As Verde went all in with the Suspiria beat that bewitched us all in, and made us feel as if we were in a scary movie! Fade Green used his creative mind by getting the audience involved in his performance. He had the crowd participate in providing him random words to use for his epic freestyle . DJ Root’s Nightmare on Elm street beat allowed every word that Fade said to flow smoothly, and it made you feel as if you had to watch your surroundings as if something was coming out to get you!

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It was a very dope event and something new for the San Diego Hip Hop scene! Nothing like this has been done before where Horror meets Hip Hop, definitely a night to remember! Clips of horror movies were playing on the different screens in the background. There were cardboard cut outs of Freddy Krueger and Pennywise the Clown surrounding the venue. There were also prizes given out to the top 3 best duo’s and for the audience there was a raffle for some horror icon Funko’s, horror socks and Ouija!!! There was also some live art painting by the talented Daniel Peters. Also some art vendors and some video games available for people to play and mingle with friends and strangers. If you didn’t attend you missed out! Below is some footage of the event.

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Testimonials about the Event:

“I thought the video games were a nice touch. I had the chance to interact with people I knew and didn’t know. The costumes were dope too. I really enjoyed the old school scary movies playing too. I wanted to go home and watch a few. I think the artists that performed with different producers was a great idea. I’ve never seen anything like that and that was the highlight of the night for me!” – Anthony Braxton

“The event was really unique. I was inspired by everyone in costume and the horror movies playing on the screen. It was a real interactive event with the games and art for sale. I loved the element of the raffle and contest for the talent. Matching up producers with different artists really set this event apart. It was dope to see how the pairs worked together to create horror themed performances. The vibe was fun, and to be honest different from other hip hop events. I felt the people who came all came from different walks of life and brought a genuine energy to the event.” – Kristina

“7 Octoberz (Gaby’s) events never disappoint! This last Horror n Hip Hop theme party she brought 7 producers and 7 emcees together and everyone gave a hell of a show! The detail and creativeness that 7 Octoberz brought to this event was amazing! Keep up the amazing work, can’t wait for more!” – Emeriam

“It was a horror meets hip hop event. With both attendees and performers in costume, it gave it a Halloween feel. It was different, but definitely dope! A nice change of scenery.– Sick Rick

“If you didn’t get a chance to go to the AC Lounge on March 8th. U should be a lil Mad at yourself. 7 Octoberz had a super dope show that day. Some of the most cool Hip Hop artists of San Diego were there. U had Fade Green, Legion X, Boxcutta Maxx, Smalls Uno and Yazi. I could go on & on & producers as well with a good ear for dope music. In my opinion it was Genius of her. I’ve been to many shows at the AC lounge, but 7 Octoberz had Street Fighter, Super Smash bros etc. & raffles prices. It made it that much more exciting to be there! I had no idea what I was going to get into when I went because it’s 7 Octoberz & if u follow her page you’ll know what I’m talking about. I was lucky enough to win a pair of Gremlin socks that day. I just hope more shows could be more exciting. I felt like it was Halloween in March & I’m an October baby. It made it that much more fun for me to attend! It was an experience! – Halo the Kid

“As an artist getting into character is an important factor. Creativity wasn’t an issue 7 Octoberz hosted Halloween in March 8th 2020. Full moon was out the vibe was bloody! A random selection between rapper and beat producers was selected to murder a live performance within Halloween topics. Gory classics on tv screens and Bloody Marys at the bar. Rappers Producers and DJs were all wearing costumes it was Spooky! The show was fire🔥. One Hell of a night. 😈 -Johnny Rayos
Thank you for reading my event write up. 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 – "IT'S ALIVE!!! – SMALLS UNO – FRANKENSTEIN EP REVIEW"

BY: MIKE MACKEY

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Artist: Smalls Uno

Album: Frankenstein

Release Date: March 4, 2020

Buy/Stream: All streaming platforms

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

“I’m Gotham’s reckoning. Here to end the borrowed time you’ve all been living on!”

“Bane out of the Asylum” (the titular track from Smalls Uno’s newly coveted release”Frankenstein”) couldn’t be more aptly named. A ferocious onslaught right out of the gate, with verboding and ominous production by Pxncho Beats,”Smalls Bane has left the Asylum!” it breaks your bones and crushes your spirit.

“I was wondering what would break first?” the whole album is methodical, and picks you apart one by one, notable tracks like “Bane Raps” and “Bars on Demand” (produced by fellow A Tribe Called Poltergeist aka Spooky Gang compatriot, SpeakEZ) really showcases Smalls Uno’s lyrical prowess. Verbal intricacies that intertwine all your preconceived notions and desires, and then piledrives them right on your head, there is no escape. Especially on a track like “Shootouts in Hong Kong”

Smalls Uno is complimented by fellow collaborator (and brother Sick Rick) and is a crowning achievement on this release, a verbal tag team ignoring the bell and throwing the ref right over the top rope. There is no 10 count, no mercy, just powerbombs through a flaming table.

The album ends with sinister precision, “Bane Raps Remix” (produced by the legendary Milky Wayne) and features guest appearances by Sick Rick, Boxcutta Maxx, and Indian K is an unrelenting conclusion to an already phenomenal album, it’s a monster of our own creation. “Frankenstein” couldn’t be more of a deserving title. The modern Prometheus, even Mary Shelly would tremble at the sight. Spooky!!

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Thank you for reading our 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” .

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