Store Posts

August Nonprofit of the Month: West Coast Children’s Clinic

August Nonprofit of the Month: West Coast Children’s Clinic

We are excited to announce that the Oaklandish Nonprofit for the month of August is the WestCoast Children's Clinic. The WestCoast Children's Clinic provides psychological services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families in the East Bay. The Clinic, based in Oakland, is committed to supporting these children and their families regardless of their ability to pay, and to expanding accessibility to mental health services in our community. To do this, WestCoast trains the next generatio.....
Exclusive YMTK Listening Party @ DTO

Exclusive YMTK Listening Party @ DTO

If you haven't had a chance to check out East Oakland native and hip-hop artist YMTK, you're in luck. Oaklandish is hosting an in-store listening party at our downtown Oakland store on Sunday, July 14th. Stop by 1444 Broadway from 7 to 9 pm to get an exclusive listen of YMTK's new, unreleased project "9 Song Wav." This event will be the first time YMTK performs tracks from "9 Song Wav" for the public. YMTK, also known as Young Murph the Kidd, has a hip-hop flow uniquely his own. YMTK got his .....
‘OG Beat Meet’ @ DTO

‘OG Beat Meet’ @ DTO

Oaklandish and Lo-Fiction proudly present the 'OG Beat Meet,' a live beat-making session hosted at our downtown Oakland store. Join us on Friday, July 7th from 7 to 9 pm at the downtown shop (1444 Broadway) for two hours of beats and raps created by local crew of artists and creatives, Lo-Fiction Collective, or Listener Opposed Fiction. Stop by to see them in action as they create beats on the spot. The event is open to all ages and FREE to attend! Until then, here's a sample of Lo-Fiction.....

MC Olympics Photo Round Up

On June 2nd and 3rd, some of the Bay Area's best young emcees brought their freshest bars as they competed to be the next MC Olympics Champion. This year's champ, Mai'saan, will advance to the national MC Olympics, representing the Bay Area at the 20th Annual Brave New Voices Festival this July 19-22, 2017. Check out our photo round up of the two-day event below. All photos by Selena Davant. Day 1, Qualifiers - Oaklandish Day 2, Finals - The New Parish MC Ol.....
June Nonprofit of the Month: Camp Reel Stories

June Nonprofit of the Month: Camp Reel Stories

Did you know that only thirteen percent of writers and seven percent of directors in the media are female? Local nonprofit Camp Reel Stories hopes to change that by offering women and girls the opportunity to tell their own stories through media and film. For this reason, Oaklandish is excited to announce that Camp Reel Stories is our June Nonprofit of the Month! Camp Reel Stories is an Oakland-based nonprofit organization that invests in representation in media. They believe that when women .....