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Ganz Q&A: Forward-Thinking Hip-Hop

Ganz Q&A: Forward-Thinking Hip-Hop

Ganz has been making electronic music in some form or another for years now, but has seen major success most recently as he dove into the future bass/trap scene. He gained attention in the dance blog sphere with his “flips” or unofficial remixes, really taking…

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Ice-T, Bone Thugs, Afrika Bambaataa Headline The Art of Rap Festival

Ice-T, Bone Thugs, Afrika Bambaataa Headline The Art of Rap Festival

Rap artists Ice-T, hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and electro-funk ensemble Afrika Bambaataa and The Soulsonic Force will headline the inaugural Art of Rap Music Festival, July 19 in Mountain View at The Shoreline Amphitheatre. In addition to the headliners, the festival bill is loaded with…

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Q&A: Ryan Hemsworth Finishes Just Rap Tour, Teases Upcoming EP

Q&A: Ryan Hemsworth Finishes Just Rap Tour, Teases Upcoming EP

Canadian DJ and electronic producer Ryan Hemsworth has spent the past month throwing parties across North America with Montreal’s Tommy Kruise for their Just Rap Tour, and they bring their second-to-last show to 1015 Folsom on June 26. Specializing in sampling, the prolific Nova Scotian…

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Photos: Joey Bada$$ at the Regency Ballroom

Photos: Joey Bada$$ at the Regency Ballroom

Wednesday June 17th, 2015. Photos by Abe Coloma.

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Photos: Oysterfest Stays Warm with Good Eats & Beats

Photos: Oysterfest Stays Warm with Good Eats & Beats

Saturday, May 9th at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Featuring Grand Master Flash, Warren G, Thievery Corporation. Photos by Ally Panda. See entire gallery

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DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Add Second Bay Area Show for Renegades of Rhythm Tour

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Add Second Bay Area Show for Renegades of Rhythm Tour

Due to popular demand, Northern California producer DJ Shadow and Jurassic 5 turntablist Cut Chemist have announced they will return to the Bay Area for the final performance of their Renegades of Rhythm tour. The co-headlining, vinyl-only performance, will stop in Oakland at Fox Theater…

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Cut Chemist Discusses Jurassic Five Reunion, New DJ Tricks

Cut Chemist Discusses Jurassic Five Reunion, New DJ Tricks

Six-member Los Angeles hip-hop collective Jurassic 5 has a string of summer shows as part of their “Word Of Mouth Reunion Tour,” stopping at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on Friday July 11. Rooted in the 1990s alternative hip-hop movement centered around the open-mic scene in the…

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Confirmed: Outkast to Headline Coachella 2014

Confirmed: Outkast to Headline Coachella 2014

A long-awaited Outkast reunion could finally arrive starting with Coachella 2014, according to reports.

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Live Review: Flosstradamus Fires Up the Warfield with Bass and Trap

Live Review: Flosstradamus Fires Up the Warfield with Bass and Trap

Friday night’s scene of debauchery at the Warfield delivered the ideal kick-off to the holiday season. J2K (Josh Young) spit fresh flows atop booty-shaking rhythms while DJ Autobot (Curt Cameruci) blasted deep kicks and snare rolls to maintain high octane mayhem. Given their success wielding…

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Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

British singer-songwriter and guitarist King Krule is the musical alias of 19 year old Archy Marshall, who delivers a raw, resonant style by harnessing his unexpected yet unmistakable deep voice.

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Forbes Releases Richest Names in Hip Hop

Forbes Releases Richest Names in Hip Hop

In a genre defined by Benjamin’s and bank roll, the annual Forbes list of hip-hop millionaires is the equivalent of making the pro bowl for many of the rappers on the list.

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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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