Double Down EP 2: Ransom

Double Down EP 2: Ransom

The new interview series ‘Double Down’ where Hip Hop artists come to play some blackjack for charity while answering some burning questions. Saigon plays the role dealer and interviewer with all our guests. This episode features Ransom. Ransom talks about his journey, his two new projects out now, how he feels about this new generation music, and why he decided […]

Zaki Ibrahim Faced Down Tragedy and Found Joy Making 'The Secret Life of Planets'

Zaki Ibrahim Faced Down Tragedy and Found Joy Making 'The Secret Life of Planets'

At its zenith, music is an emotional statement. For Zaki Ibrahim, the creation her new album, The Secret Life Planets, is neurochemistry in motion.   Having experienced the death her father and the birth her son within a four-month span, emotional reflections on time and purposeful existence became paramount for the album, the West coast-born vocalist and songwriter’s first since […]

Hip-Hop Pioneer Lovebug Starski Passes Away

Hip-Hop Pioneer Lovebug Starski Passes Away

Hip-hop legend Lovebug Starski has passed away at the age 57. The DJ and MC who was among the first wave music-makers in the New York hip-hop scene alongside DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash died while in Las Vegas just a week after performing alongside fellow hip-hop legend KRS-One. While Lovebug never got the same recognition as some his […]

Marlon Williams Leads Emerging New Zealand Scene with Breakup Album 'Make Way For Love'

Marlon Williams Leads Emerging New Zealand Scene with Breakup Album 'Make Way For Love'

There is nothing like some personal trauma to fuel the muse a songwriter. Acclaimed New Zealand troubadour Marlon Williams can attest to that, and the results are etched deeply into the grooves his new album, Make Way For Love.   The catalyst for the new record was the end Williams’ relationship with Aldous Harding, another Kiwi singer/songwriter starting to make […]