Bar1ne The Aux Cord Lord

Posted on May 17th, 2018

There’s not a hungrier DJ alive than New York-raised and SD-trained Bar1one, bar none. Five short years ago the San Diego transplant began learning the basics and dipping a toe in the waters of DJ culture, not knowing exactly where it would lead. He cut his teeth under the tutelage of the founder of San Diego Best DJ’s, DJ Artistic. Artistic, along with two of Bar1ne’s other mentors, Mr. Hek and DJ Fingaz, showed Bar1ne the breaks and gave him opportunities to apply all that they had passed down, and Bar1ne employed his tremendous focus and drive and came out the other end of these last 5 years as one SD’s most respected up and coming DJs. Randy “Bar1ne” Dunbar has recently become Lemon Grove (1207) rapper Rob $tone’s official DJ, and has spent the better part of the last couple of years getting large crowds ready for some of hip hop’s greatest, new and classic, at the now iconic North Park Observatory. This weekend, Bar1ne is taking all that he has learned over an intense last two years to create the dopest party of 2018, “Bar1ne and Friends” at the Music Box. Bar1ne took a break from planning this weekend’s bash to catch up with GoodVibeSD and with you. Read up. See you Saturday night!

Get to know Don Elway

Posted on May 14th, 2018

Some choose this life. Some are chosen. Don Elway falls into the latter camp. At just 9 years old he penned his first rap before meeting now best friend and fellow San Diego hip hop artist, Adonis Da Hottest. That friendship became the catalyst that took “Way Way” from a 9 year old dabbling with a pen, to the recording artist he is today. Don Elway approaches the music game like a quarterback, hence the moniker, as well as the title of his recently released album, Audible. Don shows his versatility here and passes the mic to highlight those he respects as well, featuring Mitchy Slick, Adonis Da Hottest, Oso Ocean, Shawn Rude, and more. Don Elway took a moment to give the play by play of where he’s from, where he’s at, and where he’s going in 2017 and beyond. Enjoy.

GVSD: Who is Don Elway?

Don Elway: Don Elway is a still a work in process, always evolving as I gain more understanding – whether it’s music or life in general. At the core, with my music I hope to teach, motivate and learn as I take listeners into my thoughts and experiences, and see how they react and share feedback to it. As I said, I plan evolve, so it may be a totally different answer if you were to ask me that a year from now.

DK & Denzel Curry “No Wave”

Posted on April 17th, 2018

Ms. Lauryn Hill Announces Miseducation Anniversary Tour

Posted on April 17th, 2018


Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced a full tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her seminal album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She’ll performing the album in full on the road. The tour kicks off July 5 with a show at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and includes performances in Miami, Toronto, Portland, New Orleans, Atlanta, and more. Check out her full itinerary below.

TDE Presents The Championship Tour 2018

Posted on April 17th, 2018

Blu & Exile – Back To Basics

Posted on October 4th, 2017

Wu-Tang Clan – People Say ft. Redman

Posted on October 4th, 2017

Get to know Von Dreaam

Posted on August 7th, 2017

San Diego transplant, emcee, and community-based activist, Von Dreaam, is anything other than “Emotionless” as he navigates the highs and lows inherent in life and, maybe even moreso, in music. With music in his veins, experiences that have undoubtedly shaped his trajectory, and a relentless hustle, Von Dreaam hopes to be the voice of marginalized, the hurting, and those outside the well-worn paths many have walked in hip hop. Von has created BOP, Benefits Over Pleasure, as a tool to help him navigate the road less travelled as he makes decisions along the way, displaying a tremendous amount of discipline and focus. I am convinced that Von Dreaam’s story is your story, so read up on his journey, your journey, our journey, and if it resonates with you, share it. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to share with us here at, Von Dreaam.


GVSD: Who is Von Dreaam?

Von Dreaam: Von Dreaam is a metaphor in human form. Von Dreaam is a symbol of growth that most people skip right over to get to that same ol’ same ol’. Von Dreaam is different though, he’s not gonna rap about drugs or clubs or bottles or violence because none of those things are part of his message to the world. I’m a lot deeper than most artists, age not even being a factor, but I’m younger than most of them too. Von Dreaam is the youngest face of his community with a drive & ambition that can be vouched for.

Yo Gotti, Mike WiLL Made-It – Rake It Up (Audio) ft. Nicki Minaj

Posted on June 22nd, 2017