— You were born and raised in Oakland. What was the music scene in the city like when you first started getting into music and how has it changed now? Can you recommend a couple under-the-radar artists from Oakland to our readers?
— I love the Bay Area music scene, i think it's a really important cultural hub of creativity. the Bay is known for the hyphy movement and it's very distinct Bay Area rap, but I think we're also getting a lot of cool new sounds that expand across so many genres. There's a dope punk scene and electronic scene here that definitely has an impact on the culture. Some of my favorite artists from Oakland right now are Stari
, Stoney Creation
, Hello Yello