By Jack Barnes Last night, Global Green hosted its Annual Pre-Oscar Gala at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills honoring Diane Meyer-Simon (Founder Award), Chief Oren Lyons (Icon Award), Beneficial State Bank(Resilience Partner Award), Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (Youth Leadership Award), The Solutions Project (People Award), Julia Jackson (Places Awards), and Creative Visions (Planet Award). Guests included Amy Smart, Beau Mirchoff, Billy Zane, Carter […]

By Jack Barnes Rexx Life Raj has cemented himself as the Bay Area’s most critically acclaimed and fastest developing rapper vocalists. His talent has seen him collaborate with artists such as G-Eazy, Russ, Lecrae, Mozzy, Goapele, Murs and more, as well as garner cosigns from Kehlani, Lecrae, and Pharrell. “Long Way” is the first single from his forthcoming ‘California Poppy‘ EP […]

Rexx Life Raj By Jack Barnes Gliding over innovative electronic instrumentals with an unshakeable sense of melody and a cerebral introspection, Rexx Life Raj uses his art to probe life’s deepest questions. Sometimes, though, he just likes to let loose. Cleverly boasting about his rhyming and earning prowess, Raj takes a break from introspection […]

Rexx Life Raj By Jack Barnes A favorite of tastemakers and artists alike, including Pharrell Williams, who enthusiastically co-signed him onstage at last weekend’s ComplexCon, Berkeley’s Rexx Life Raj is one of the most profound and talented artists in Hip-Hop. Floating over a halting, soulful, sample-heavy instrumental, Raj shines on “Where I Belong,” his latest video. Effortlessly […]

Goapele By Jack Barnes Premiering exclusively on Essence, Goapele releases a video for the romantic single, “Stay” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. Produced by Cornelio Austin and directed by Sean Alexander, the abstract video follows a lonely Goapele as she picks up the pieces of a broken mirror, singing “right here’s where you belong with me.” “Stay” is a stand-out […]

Goapele By Jack Barnes Fresh off the heels of her new EP, Dreamseeker, Goapele gifts us with a seductive new video for the standout track, “$ecret.” Adorned in fashions from the Bad Butterfly Collection, a new womenswear collaboration by Project Runway finalist, Candice Cuoco, and Growing Up Hip Hop’s Vanessa […]

Goapele By Jack Barnes Premiering exclusively on BET.com, Goapele teams up with BJ The Chicago Kid for the romantic single, “Stay.” The two crooners glide effortlessly through shared harmonies, singing “right here’s where you belong with me.” Produced by Cornelio Austin, “Stay” serves as the the fourth single and a […]

Goapele By Jack Barnes In a seemingly endless field of vibrant yellow wildflowers, Goapele delivers euphoric vocals over exceptionally smooth production in her breathtaking video for “Dreamseeker.” Directed by Sean Alexander and premiering exclusively with Rap-Up, the video follows the sun-kissed singer basking in California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument, embracing […]