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Naomi Zeichner

Naomi Zeichner

Naomi Zeichner is from Georgia and used to teach little kids about art. She is associate editor of The FADER.



HBK Gang: Kind Buds

HBK Gang Protect and Promote the Bay’s Melting Pot Culture From the magazine: ISSUE 90, Feb/March 2014 Couples sip wine on the balcony of Oakland’s The New Parish as Iamsu! lumbers in. Standing six-foot three, … read more »

POSTED February 11, 2014 9:56AM IN FEATURES Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Yay Area: What Is It?

Northern Cali, grinding from the start, wants the rest of America to listen February 2014: Back in 2005, when the rising stars of HBK Gang were fresh out of middle school, Turf Talk, E-40, The … read more »

POSTED February 9, 2014 10:59AM IN FEATURES Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

GEN F: Wet

Emotional pop with no B.S. From the magazine: ISSUE 90, Feb/March 2014 On New York three-piece Wet’s self-titled debut EP, released last fall, the arrangements are spare and intimate, the better to feature frontwoman Kelly … read more »

POSTED February 6, 2014 11:35AM IN GEN F Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Video: Sid Sriram, “SAGETRON”

FADER PREMIERE Sid Sriram, the Bay Area singer best known for his covers of Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Drake, has announced a new album of originals titled Insomniac Season: West Coast Nightfall Pt. II. … read more »

POSTED February 5, 2014 12:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: ,

Video: Jerome LOL, “Deleted”

We’re offline/ No course of action/ Deleted, deleted. Featuring singer Sara Z., Jerome LOL’s “Deleted” is an alternately agonizing/affirming ballad for the times you’re looking through old files, realizing they’re all gone, wondering if what … read more »

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Video: Kap G, “Eddie Guerrero”

FADER PREMIERE Kap G is a teenage rapper with great highlights, who was born and raised in Atlanta’s College Park neighborhood—he recently graduated from Tri Cities High School, the place where OutKast met. He’s made … read more »

POSTED February 4, 2014 12:13PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Live: A Marathon, Not a Sprint for Drake and Diddy

The Most Fun I Ever Had at an Industry Party “I know y’all think this is like some corporate shit,” Drake called out on Saturday night, on stage at the pop-up Time Warner Cable Studios … read more »

POSTED February 3, 2014 5:39PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

Stream: Boogie, “Bitter Raps”

FADER PREMIERE Boogie is a single dad based in Long Beach who’s been rapping for just a year; sharp and sarcastic, think of him as Chance The Rapper’s older West Coast cousin. This spring, he’ll … read more »

POSTED February 3, 2014 2:31PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Cyril Hahn and Javeon, “Breaking”

FADER PREMIERE London Label to Watch PMR has shared plans for their first-ever compilation. Called 20 Square Feet in Acton and with a release date TBD, the comp will collect hip-hop, R&B and dance tracks … read more »

POSTED February 3, 2014 10:45AM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , ,

Drake Is Rooting for the Seahawks

The Seahawks will win tonight’s Super Bowl XLVIII, according to Drake. “Tomorrow, it’s the Seahawks baby!” he predicted after performing with Diddy and French Montana at a party presented by REVOLT and Time Warner Cable … read more »

POSTED February 2, 2014 10:52AM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (7) TAGS: , , , ,