“The Teacha” Brings Hip-Hop 101 to the Observatory OC

It might have still been Winter break for most, but there was no escaping this lesson KRS-One, brought along a little more than just a rap performance to Orange County’s hottest venue this past Wednesday. The undisputed Hip-Hop forefather once again brought fans a magnificent show to the Observatory venue in Santa Ana,CA that would […]

The Roots Set Off The New Year at The Observatory OC

2015- Out with the old, in with the new. But we took it back to the roots with this one. The Roots kicked off the first night of the new year with a phenomenal live performance at The Observatory in Santa Ana (CA). This Grammy award winning band should not need introduction, so we will […]

ScHoolboy Q Makes Tuesday a “Hell Of A Night” For Orange County

Shit’s real and it just begun… If you are oblivious to the name and sounds of ScHoolboy Q, then it is safe to say you’re living under a rock. Within a little under a year of his Oxymoron studio and major label release, TDE‘s Quincy Hanley has become one of Top Dawg’s most famed member, […]

Young Jeezy Brings SEEN IT ALL Tour to Orange County

The “Snowman” came through to the Observatory OC last Tuesday night, with an outstanding show in support of his recently released album, Seen It All. Atlanta rapper, Young Jeezy had been absent from the game, sticking strictly to limited amount of features withe other artists, but all that changed as earlier this year he announced […]

Lauryn Hill Reigns the Stage in Orange County Performance

It was an epic night at the Observatory, as it welcomed the greatest female in hip hop to the city of Santa Ana (CA) for the first time. Let’s take it back to 1994 when a beautiful, wise, and lyrically gifted young woman, who called herself “L-Boogie”, took the rap game by storm along with […]

The Game Reminds Us Why He Still Is the Latest Representation Of the West Coast

In 2005 the most prominent figure in gangster rap since Dre and Snoop, stepped foot out the Compton streets into the music industry. Being fortunate enough to catch the attention of Dr. Dre, he was signed under the Aftermath/Interscope imprint and brought forth a classic debut album titled The Documentary. And although the Compton rapper […]

KID INK at the Observatory OC

It’s been a little over a year since the first time up-and-coming artist Kid Ink performed at the Observatory OC, and although his last appearance at the venue was successful it was nothing compared to what was witnessed this Sunday night. The L.A. rapper, who has found a quick rise to greater fame in 2014 […]

BLU & M.E.D. at the Constellation Room

All the “real” hip hop heads in OC came out on a Tuesday night to see two of the westcoast’s most lyrically thriving underground emcees, Blu & M.E.D. (Medaphoar). And if you’re asking Blu who? M.E.D. who? Then you just ain’t up to proper knowledgeable par on this multifaceted hip hop shit. But hold up… […]

3rd Annual Back to Basics Festival: Day 2

After wrapping up a successful first day at our third annual Back To Basics hip hop festival, Sunday afternoon quickly crept up and it was time to do it all over again on day 2 (6/22). The sold out Back To Basics 3 day 2 line-up presented an eclectic set of artists. In the main […]

3rd Annual Back To Basics Hip Hop Festival : Day 1

June 16, 2012 The Observatory in Santa Ana & Out Da House Productions unexpectedly brought one of the livest and most successful hip hop events to ever hit Orange County, Back To Basics. The venue filled with loyal hip hop fans, fascinated by raw lines, dope beats, and culture. The line-up consisting of Souls of […]