I wrote the song "Oakland's Tight" to highlight the positive aspects of living in this diverse and vibrant city. Oakland often gets a bad rap, but it's one of the great cities of the world with a raw authenticity that I miss when I travel.
A San Francisco native, my family moved to Oakland when I was about six years old. When I go to The City now I rarely meet people who are from SF, rather people from all over who have recently moved there. Moreover, many of them seem to view Oakland as a distant, forbidden place that they shy away from. I wrote the song "Oakland's Tight" to counteract this trend and to express why I love Oakland - it's hella tight!