Listen: 60 East-My Hometown Album Stream

60 East My Hometown Album cover

Rapper 60 East’s My Hometown album is out. The Ontario, California native with the East Coast-inspired flow has been toiling on the hip-hop underground for over a decade. He is also the founder of the Happiness Of Pursuit Festival of hip-hop which is now in its fifth year. At the end of  2023, he released the Krate Killers EP. On My Hometown, he reveals his journey as an independent artist, fatherhood, and a love of his birthplace. Khrysis, Eric G., and Sndtrak, all from 9th Wonder’s Style Council production crew supply MH with boom-bap beats that are cinematic and soulful.  Sa-Roc, Blu, and DJ Rhettmatic are a few of the guests who show up on the album. 60 East’s ’90s hip-hop influence is heard in his Notorious B.I.G.-type cadences most evident on songs like “Freeway” and “What’s My Name.” The emulation ends there and 60 East chucks the misogyny, guns, and streetlife tropes. “Soul Fly” featuring Blu, Sa-Roc, and Stephanie Soul has the patina of Sylvia Striplin’s woozy ’80s R&B. The strings and neat tom-toms make good on creating a cozy posse cut. “Out The Inland” featuring Oktane, Trizz, and Sly has a similar undisturbed vibe led by a Flamenco guitar strum and harp that holds their verses together. 60  East’s My Hometown represents some of the best elements of the Golden Era with a stellar crew. 

My Hometown by 60 East

New Visuals from Sa-Roc: Watch Talk To Me Nice Video Prior to Tour Kickoff

Sa-Roc releases the video for “Talk To Me Nice” ahead of her August tour. The emcee’s longtime partner Sol Messiah produced the unexpected single which is the first from her forthcoming album. She relentlessly delivers verse after verse explaining her fierce individualism in the face of a conformist music industry.  The track is a personal manifesto and an etiquette warning for other rappers who may want to engage with her. She flows with her usual lyrical savvy over Messiah’s soundscape of moody bass and radio static. David Maxwell directed the clip that has appearances from dancer Storyboard P and members of the Art Comes First collective. The Talk To Me Nice tour kicks off on August 4th in Washington, D.C. Sa-Roc has also launched her Talk To Me Nice merchandise. Tickets for the tour are available now.



Sa-Roc To Headline Talk To Me Nice Tour

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Sa-Roc has announced her Talk To Me Nice Tour that starts in August. She’s touring with Rah Digga before the shows in August and their first gig takes place at Black Cat in Washington, DC. Sa-Roc’s dates will start in Texas and finish at the Dry Diggins Festival in California. The combined tours celebrate hip-hop’s 50th birthday with a rare opportunity to see both of the seriously underrated lyricists in a live setting. Tickets are on sale now.


Sa-Roc & Rah Digga Co-Headlining Tour

Sa-Roc and Rah Digga are going on tour together as co-headliners. The tour takes place later in the summer and tickets will go on sale this Friday. Sa-Roc released the deluxe version of her critically acclaimed Sharecropper’s Daughter album in 2021. The album was recognized for her lyricism and she also had a duet with late hip-hop enigma MF Doom. Her presence continues to grow and she did a Tiny Desk concert not long after the release of the album. Digga’s been busy these days as one of the hosts of rapper Lord Jamar’s Yanadameen Godcast.