MASHAMA THOMPSON

“What I don’t like about what I currently see happening in Oakland is this push of gentrification that is sort of sucking the life, the culture, the arts, the history out of neighborhoods. That shit hurts because it’s something you love changing or being erased, not growing. If it was growth, I’d be all about […]

KEV CHOICE

“We don’t bring this up a lot, you could say anywhere outside of the world. Oakland is a suburb of San Francisco. San Francisco is the bigger city, population wise, notoriety wise. But having that sense of our own identity, usually any other suburbs is always gonna associate with the bigger city. We’ve always had […]

TONY VIC

“Truthfully, I want people to know that Oakland’s always been dope. You moving over here and going into a food truck or a pop up or art crawl, you’re not making our city cooler than what it was.Your just adding to it. Oaklands been cool, it’s been a dope spot. It’s been safe. It’s had […]

DAGHE

“So at some point people realized that Oakland is lit. They told a friend, who told a friend who told a friend who told her friend and yeah, now it’s fucking weird as fuck.”   Your name and age. I would just say DAGHE, people that know me know my real name, but I’m 34. […]

SHAYLA BANG

“It’s just one of the best places to be from. We’re just so carefree. Our vibe is like nothing else. I’m just super proud to be from this place because it has really made me who I am today. I have learned the game from Oakland, my ways, and it has helped me survive in […]