The Births & Goals of Yo! That Slaps!Thinking about music 24/7.
Hi! I’m Mo
The Founder and Curator of Yo! That Slaps
My name is Mo and I am a 26-year-old who grew up in sunny Orange County, California with Filipino-Nigerian roots. I graduated from California State University Fullerton with a double Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and African American Studies in Summer 2018.
Since July 2019, Yo! That Slaps transitioned from a college side hustle into passion project with the mission of connecting with music lovers from all over the world through independent artists and concerts. As of May 2021, I have transitioned into User Experience design. My design work can be found here.
Yo! That Slaps
An Assignment Turned Passion Project
During Fall 2014, I was assigned to curate a blog of interest in a Communications class for the semester. I decided to make it about independent music and concerts because I read music sites religiously. However, I also felt artists deserved detailed reviews of their work because pre-existing coverage was lackluster or a lazy copy+paste of a coincidental press release.
On September 5th, 2014, Yo! That Slaps was founded with the purpose of acquainting readers with new artists while recounting my concert and festival experiences through an insightful lens. Since then, Yo! That Slaps has attracted readers from around the world in every continent. I am always looking for new music through the “Submit your music” section of the site.
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