THE JAM (Podcast)

Welcome back to The Jam!

On Episode #2 we have the dynamic duo Jaq and Alex, better known as Nola Darling. They are a singing/rapping combo who have been doing their thing for some years now. They met at NYU and created a serious buzz with their Pretty Gritty Mini Mixtape. They’ve consistently been recording, traveling, and even topped the charts in Australia on a track with the EDM duo Yolanda Be Cool.
In this episode we talk with Nola D about how they got into music, how they met, and how they go about making their own jams. Then, we chatted about a jam that Chris picked to discuss. Jaq and Alex painstakingly went through a lot of songs to pick their jam, so we had to be sure to have a good discussion on their choice. We definitely took it back to some childhood memories with both song selections.
Other topics include: sex with Oprah, Hatian relatives, ordering music videos off The Box, The Source Magazine, Babyface, Al B Sure, and cool older cousins.

LA EVENTS: Labor Day Weekend

LA Babies, if you aren’t heading out of town there are a myriad of events taking place in our city this weekend, and these are just a few that caught our eye. Grab your family, good friends, or your snuggle buddy and hit the streets to check these out!

The Black Music & Art Festival

We dedicated and entire post to this three-day event in Rancho Park. Check it out. 

LA County Fair

The 2012 Annual County Fair is back for it’s 90th year and opens its gates, starting Friday, August 31st. Prices and hours of operation vary by day. There are various attractions, including a traveling circus, a farm, and a concert series that includes Chaka Khan, George Benson, Babyface, Boyz II Men and Earth, Wind, and Fire.

The Taste

For all the foodies, the Los Angeles Times presents The Taste, a five-event experience spanning over the three-day weekend, showcasing some of LA’s best culinary delights. Daytime and evening events hosted by special guest celebrity chefs are $65 each, although the price will rise to $75 on September 1st.

Jim Kelly

This is only for the grown and sexy. BI buddy Garth Trinidad and Mateo Senolia are back with one of our favorite body rock events known as Jim Kelly this Sunday, September 2nd at The Virgil in Hollywood. What we love most about this event (aside from Garth on the ones and twos) is that no top 40 music is played – only the best in house, NYC garage, funk, disco, hip-hop and world music will be played. With no school on Monday, the BI crew will be shutting this event down.

FYF Festival

In Downtown Los Angeles in the L.A. State Historic Park, the FYF Festival Рa combination of music and comedy acts, will take place September 1st and 2nd of this weekend. Some of the acts scheduled to appear are Beirut, Aesop Rock, James Black, and BI fav DaM-FunK! This events runs from 12 noon Рmidnight and weekend passes will cost you $89.

Enjoy the last bit of summer sunshine this weekend! See you on the streets of LA!