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Black Milk Discusses New Album, C2SV Festival Appearance

Black Milk Discusses New Album, C2SV Festival Appearance

Since the unfortunate passing of legendary beatsmith J Dilla, Curtis Cross—better known as producer and rapper Black Milk—has been one of the largest sonic forces keeping the gritty, soulful textures of Detroit hip-hop alive and well.

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Review: Jessie Ware Left her Heart in San Francisco

Review: Jessie Ware Left her Heart in San Francisco

It took less than a full song for Jessie Ware to feel the crowd’s overpowering support at her San Francisco debut at the sold-out Rickshaw Stop last night.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Advocate Gay Rights, Thrift Stores

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Advocate Gay Rights, Thrift Stores

Hip-hop isn’t often a genre that advocates thrift shopping and gay marriage, that’s changing quickly. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, an emcee and producer duo from Seattle, are working to change that notion. They’re sticking to a formula that’s now taking them around the world: be…

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Zumbi of Zion I Discusses Fatherhood and 'Shadowboxing'

Zumbi of Zion I Discusses Fatherhood and 'Shadowboxing'

Zion I have long been a staple of the Bay Area hip hop scene. Ever since the release of 2000′s critically acclaimed debut Mind Over Matter, the duo’s adventurous sound has the Bay Area hip hop tradition of exploring new musical territory.

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