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features Black Milk: Detroit's Double Threat
BLACK MILK: DETROIT'S DOUBLE THREAT
By Ian Thomas and Yussef Milburn
October 22, 2010
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features Grillade: Old Soul, New Flavor
GRILLADE: OLD SOUL, NEW FLAVOR
By Chris Bradley
October 1, 2010
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features Big Boi: ATL to the Bay
BIG BOI: ATL TO THE BAY
By Ninoy Brown
September 22, 2010
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reviews Photo Gallery: Oh Dang!'s 4-Year Anniversary Party! (09.03.10 at 111 Minna, SF)
PHOTO GALLERY: OH DANG!'S 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY! (09.03.10 AT 111 MINNA, SF)
By Lorenzo Escalante
September 15, 2010
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reviews Rewind: 2010 ASR Marketplace
REWIND: 2010 ASR MARKETPLACE
By Ryan Baladad
September 12, 2010
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features DaVinci - Freestyle at SF Giants Flip Night (Video)
DAVINCI - FREESTYLE AT SF GIANTS FLIP NIGHT (VIDEO)
By Zoneil Maharaj
September 6, 2010
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reviews Rewind: Freddie Gibbs' <i>STR8 KILLA</i> EP release w/ Tanya Morgan and DaVinci (08.25.10 at 330 Ritch, SF)
REWIND: FREDDIE GIBBS' STR8 KILLA EP RELEASE W/ TANYA MORGAN AND DAVINCI (08.25.10 AT 330 RITCH, SF)
By Lorenzo Escalante
August 31, 2010
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features Freddie Gibbs: Pardon his Gangsta
FREDDIE GIBBS: PARDON HIS GANGSTA
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Ariel Zambelich
August 23, 2010
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reviews Rewind: Zion I and Black Star (07.31.10 at Fox Theatre, Oakland)
REWIND: ZION I AND BLACK STAR (07.31.10 AT FOX THEATRE, OAKLAND)
By Lauren Fitzgerald Villasana, Photos by John Coyne (www.caughtinthescramble.com)
August 16, 2010
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reviews Rewind: HARD Summer tour w/ Proxy, Crystal Castles and Rusko (08.06.10 at Fox Theatre, Oakland)
REWIND: HARD SUMMER TOUR W/ PROXY, CRYSTAL CASTLES AND RUSKO (08.06.10 AT FOX THEATRE, OAKLAND)
By Erika Langdon, Photos by Eric Lawson
August 12, 2010
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features Rewind: The Farmers Block
REWIND: THE FARMERS BLOCK
By MotionScope Studies
August 11, 2010
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reviews Felonious: <i>Live City</i>
FELONIOUS: LIVE CITY
By Lauren Fitzgerald Villasana
August 3, 2010
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features DLRN: Cali rap's new governors
DLRN: CALI RAP'S NEW GOVERNORS
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Ariel Zambelich
July 29, 2010
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reviews Photo Slideshow: The Return w/ DJ Premier, Amad-Jamal, Prince Po, Melina Jones and more (07/11/10 at Temple, SF)
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: THE RETURN W/ DJ PREMIER, AMAD-JAMAL, PRINCE PO, MELINA JONES AND MORE (07/11/10 AT TEMPLE, SF)
By Lorenzo Escalante
July 29, 2010
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features C Plus: Making the Grade
C PLUS: MAKING THE GRADE
By Phalary Long
July 19, 2010
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reviews Photo Slideshow: Summer Lovin' at 111 Minna
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: SUMMER LOVIN' AT 111 MINNA
By Krisana Horachaikul
July 10, 2010
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reviews Photo Slideshow: Power Struggle's
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: POWER STRUGGLE'S "REMITTANCES" RELEASE PARTY
By Todd Posadas
July 8, 2010
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reviews Curtain Call: Little Brother’s final concert at The Independent, SF
CURTAIN CALL: LITTLE BROTHER’S FINAL CONCERT AT THE INDEPENDENT, SF
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Jayne Liu
June 10, 2010
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features Rappin' Ain't Enough: Power Struggle frontman Nomi makes music for the people
RAPPIN' AIN'T ENOUGH: POWER STRUGGLE FRONTMAN NOMI MAKES MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE
By Zoneil Maharaj
June 4, 2010
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features Kill the Noise: Ludwig turns a deaf ear to the street wear clamor
KILL THE NOISE: LUDWIG TURNS A DEAF EAR TO THE STREET WEAR CLAMOR
By Summer Sewell, Photo by Anna Elledge
April 28, 2010
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reviews On the Scene: Mayer Hawthorne and Passion Pit at The Warfield, SF (4.15.10)
ON THE SCENE: MAYER HAWTHORNE AND PASSION PIT AT THE WARFIELD, SF (4.15.10)
By Michelle Le
April 27, 2010
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features SXSW 2010 Highlights: A really fucking late update
SXSW 2010 HIGHLIGHTS: A REALLY FUCKING LATE UPDATE
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Ariel Zambelich
April 17, 2010
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features On Set: Alexander Spit's
ON SET: ALEXANDER SPIT'S "NO BAKING SODA ALLOWED"
By Lorenzo Escalante
February 22, 2010
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reviews On the Scene: Left Fest 2010
ON THE SCENE: LEFT FEST 2010
By Lorenzo Escalante
February 22, 2010
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features Dessa Darling Sings the Blues
DESSA DARLING SINGS THE BLUES
By Kimberly Turner
February 17, 2010
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features Featured Video: Hopie Spitshard's
FEATURED VIDEO: HOPIE SPITSHARD'S "YUMMY"
By Oh Dang!
February 14, 2010
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features Flickin': Photos from A Special Entree at 111 Minna
FLICKIN': PHOTOS FROM A SPECIAL ENTREE AT 111 MINNA
By Oh Dang!, Photos by Lorenzo Escalante, Krisana Horachaikul and Ekevara Kitpowsong
February 11, 2010
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features FEATURED DOWNLOAD: iLL-Literacy's <i>iB4the1.1</i>
FEATURED DOWNLOAD: ILL-LITERACY'S IB4THE1.1
By Zo
November 17, 2009
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features Flavor for your Ear: BRWN BFLO bring the musical potluck
FLAVOR FOR YOUR EAR: BRWN BFLO BRING THE MUSICAL POTLUCK
By Kimberly Turner, Photo by Matt Mills
November 11, 2009
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features Backstage Confessions: Fashawn talks album sales, sticky strippers and Halloween havoc
BACKSTAGE CONFESSIONS: FASHAWN TALKS ALBUM SALES, STICKY STRIPPERS AND HALLOWEEN HAVOC
By Jessica Barcenilla, Photos and video by Jan C. Ferrer
November 4, 2009
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reviews Shafiq Husayn: <i>Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka</i>
SHAFIQ HUSAYN: SHAFIQ EN' A-FREE-KA
By Kimberly Turner
October 24, 2009
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features Grizzly City Gusto: Fresno emcee Fashawn rises from the minor league
GRIZZLY CITY GUSTO: FRESNO EMCEE FASHAWN RISES FROM THE MINOR LEAGUE
By Jessica Barcenilla
October 19, 2009
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reviews Oh Dang! invades MAGIC...
OH DANG! INVADES MAGIC...
By Oh Dang!
September 5, 2009
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features Oh Dang!'s premier issue has arrived...
OH DANG!'S PREMIER ISSUE HAS ARRIVED...
By Oh Dang!
August 28, 2009
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features Hella Hankering with Reflection Eternal
HELLA HANKERING WITH REFLECTION ETERNAL
By Jessica Barcenilla, Photos by Patrick Kawahara
August 16, 2009
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reviews Lyrics Born: <i>The Lyrics Born Variety Show: Season Pho</i>
LYRICS BORN: THE LYRICS BORN VARIETY SHOW: SEASON PHO
By Taj Simmons
August 12, 2009
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reviews ApSci: <i>Best Crisis Ever</i>
APSCI: BEST CRISIS EVER
By Kimberly Turner
August 7, 2009
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features Top Sidin' with Trackademicks
TOP SIDIN' WITH TRACKADEMICKS
By Lorenzo Escalante
July 31, 2009
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reviews Pac Div: <i>Church League Champions</i>
PAC DIV: CHURCH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
By Taj Simmons
July 22, 2009
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reviews Willie Isz: <i>Georgiavania</i>
WILLIE ISZ: GEORGIAVANIA
By Kimberly Turner
July 21, 2009
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features Exile: The Soul Provider
EXILE: THE SOUL PROVIDER
By Phalary Long
July 12, 2009
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reviews DJ Spinna: <i>Sonic Smash</i>
DJ SPINNA: SONIC SMASH
By Kimberly Turner
July 12, 2009
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reviews Cage: <i>Depart From Me</i>
CAGE: DEPART FROM ME
By Darren Chapel
July 8, 2009
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reviews Unagi: <i>Reinventing the Eel</i>
UNAGI: REINVENTING THE EEL
By Sam Devine
July 8, 2009
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features Jake One: Mmm...Mmm...Beats
JAKE ONE: MMM...MMM...BEATS
By Chasen Paper
June 25, 2009
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features Mayer Hawthorne: An Unsuspecting Soul
MAYER HAWTHORNE: AN UNSUSPECTING SOUL
By Ninoy Brown, Photo by Jayne Liu
June 14, 2009
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features Gettin' Prophetic with Diz Gibran
GETTIN' PROPHETIC WITH DIZ GIBRAN
By Ninoy Brown
June 8, 2009
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features J-Billion:
J-BILLION: "THE ILLEST RAPPER WITH A DAY JOB"
By Chasen Paper, Photos by Patrick Kawahara
May 29, 2009
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features Shinganist: Life & Death in the eyes of Usugrow
SHINGANIST: LIFE & DEATH IN THE EYES OF USUGROW
By Krys Simon, Photos by Patrick Kawahara
May 21, 2009
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features Behind the Scenes with Tanya Morgan:
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH TANYA MORGAN: "SO DAMN DOWN"
By Lorenzo Escalante
May 9, 2009
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features Curt@!ns: Return of Dope Boy C
CURT@!NS: RETURN OF DOPE BOY C
By Chasen the Crate, Photo by Jan C. Ferrer
April 29, 2009
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reviews Hollywood Holt and Million $ Mano at Rickshaw Stop, SF
HOLLYWOOD HOLT AND MILLION $ MANO AT RICKSHAW STOP, SF
By Jan C. Ferrer
April 29, 2009
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reviews When God Gives You Lemons Tour at The Warfield, SF
WHEN GOD GIVES YOU LEMONS TOUR AT THE WARFIELD, SF
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Lorenzo Escalante
April 29, 2009
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reviews Buraka Som Sistema: <i>Black Diamond</i>
BURAKA SOM SISTEMA: BLACK DIAMOND
By Kimberly Turner
April 28, 2009
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reviews K-OS: <i>Yes!</i>
K-OS: YES!
By Aaron Williams
April 27, 2009
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reviews
"DECONSTRUCTING THE FLOATING WORLD" AT LOWER HATER, SF
By Krys Simon
April 27, 2009
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reviews DOOM: <i>Born Like This</i>
DOOM: BORN LIKE THIS
By Aaron Williams
April 14, 2009
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features An Evening with Keelay
AN EVENING WITH KEELAY
By Lorenzo Escalante
April 10, 2009
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reviews Kero One: <i>Early Believers</i>
KERO ONE: EARLY BELIEVERS
By Viberoc
April 10, 2009
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reviews
"MOST FINISHED" AT 1 AM GALLERY, SF
By Krys Simon
April 4, 2009
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reviews Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe
DIRTY HANDS: THE ART & CRIMES OF DAVID CHOE
By Krys Simon
March 26, 2009
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reviews Keelay & Zaire: <i>Ridin' High</i>
KEELAY & ZAIRE: RIDIN' HIGH
By Enoch
March 24, 2009
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features SXSW Debriefing Pt. 2
SXSW DEBRIEFING PT. 2
By Zoneil Maharaj (Words) and Ariel Zambelich (Photos)
March 22, 2009
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features SXSW Day 1 Debriefing
SXSW DAY 1 DEBRIEFING
By Zoneil Maharaj (Words) and Ariel Zambelich (Photos)
March 19, 2009
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reviews K'naan: <i>Troubadour</i>
K'NAAN: TROUBADOUR
By Aaron Morrison
March 17, 2009
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reviews The Tones: <i>Dreamtalk</i>
THE TONES: DREAMTALK
By Kimberly Turner
March 17, 2009
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reviews The RISE Project at Roe, SF
THE RISE PROJECT AT ROE, SF
By Suzy Salazar (Photos) and Jason Woodley (Video)
March 16, 2009
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reviews Zion-I: <i>The Takeover</i>
ZION-I: THE TAKEOVER
By Darren Chapel
March 14, 2009
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reviews Deep Rooted: </em>D.E.E.P.R.O.O.T.E.D</em>
DEEP ROOTED: D.E.E.P.R.O.O.T.E.D
By Kimberly Turner
March 8, 2009
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reviews P.O.S.: <em>Never Better</em>
P.O.S.: NEVER BETTER
By Sam Devine
March 1, 2009
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columns Oh Dang! I Broke My Glasses
OH DANG! I BROKE MY GLASSES
By Joshua Weitz
February 22, 2009
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reviews Photos from It's Official: Medium Rare grand opening party
PHOTOS FROM IT'S OFFICIAL: MEDIUM RARE GRAND OPENING PARTY
By Oh Dang!, Photos by Jan C. Ferrer and Krishna Horachaikul
February 3, 2009
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reviews Exile: <em>Radio</em>
EXILE: RADIO
By Zoneil Maharaj
January 20, 2009
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features Photos from the peaceful protest against the murder of Oscar Grant
PHOTOS FROM THE PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST THE MURDER OF OSCAR GRANT
By Kirstina Sangsahachart
January 10, 2009
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columns Will we see justice for Oscar Grant?
WILL WE SEE JUSTICE FOR OSCAR GRANT?
By Zoneil Maharaj
January 7, 2009
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features New School Principle: Mic Terror is setting the new standard for rap
NEW SCHOOL PRINCIPLE: MIC TERROR IS SETTING THE NEW STANDARD FOR RAP
By Joshua Weitz, Photos by Suzy Salazar
December 30, 2008
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features It's a bird...it's a plane...it's...The Mighty Underdogs
IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S...THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS
By Kimberly Turner, Photos by Steven Simonetti
December 29, 2008
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reviews Show Flicks: Imeem presents
SHOW FLICKS: IMEEM PRESENTS "KEYS 2 THE CITY"
By Joshua Weitz, Photos by Tony Decline
December 18, 2008
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reviews Illa J: <em>Yancey Boys</em>
ILLA J: YANCEY BOYS
By Kimberly Turner
December 3, 2008
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features Pussy Prevails: Weekend Warriors bring unfiltered femininity to street wear
PUSSY PREVAILS: WEEKEND WARRIORS BRING UNFILTERED FEMININITY TO STREET WEAR
By Phalary Long, Photos by Tim Mar
November 26, 2008
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reviews People Under the Stairs: <em>Fun DMC</em>
PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS: FUN DMC
By Jamilah King
November 26, 2008
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reviews Curumin: <em>JapanPopShow</em>
CURUMIN: JAPANPOPSHOW
By Kimberly Turner
November 12, 2008
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columns YM Blog-A-Thon: A Hope-fuelled Diligence
YM BLOG-A-THON: A HOPE-FUELLED DILIGENCE
By La Toya Tooles
November 11, 2008
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reviews Bambu: Exact Change
BAMBU: EXACT CHANGE
By Zoneil Maharaj
November 11, 2008
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features Untouchable: Ruby Veridiano-Ching takes the crown with her new book, <em>Miss Universe</em>
UNTOUCHABLE: RUBY VERIDIANO-CHING TAKES THE CROWN WITH HER NEW BOOK, MISS UNIVERSE
By Phalary Long, Photos by Suzy Salazar
November 10, 2008
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reviews In Case You Missed It: The Natural Electricity Tour in San Francisco
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: THE NATURAL ELECTRICITY TOUR IN SAN FRANCISCO
By Oh Dang!, Photos by Suzy Salazar
November 10, 2008
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features Detroit Dangerfield: Veteran emcee Elzhi gets his due respect
DETROIT DANGERFIELD: VETERAN EMCEE ELZHI GETS HIS DUE RESPECT
By Austin Walsh
November 6, 2008
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reviews 2008 Red Bull Soapbox Race, San Francisco
2008 RED BULL SOAPBOX RACE, SAN FRANCISCO
By Gretchen Robinette
November 3, 2008
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reviews Now On: Tomorrow Already
NOW ON: TOMORROW ALREADY
By Kimberly Turner
November 2, 2008
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features Free Reign: DJ and producer Million Dollar Mano breaks free of the hip-hop norm
FREE REIGN: DJ AND PRODUCER MILLION DOLLAR MANO BREAKS FREE OF THE HIP-HOP NORM
By Joshua Weitz, Photos by Suzy Salazar
October 30, 2008
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features Getting the Skinny on Do D.A.T.: Talking music and politics with the Oakland emcee
GETTING THE SKINNY ON DO D.A.T.: TALKING MUSIC AND POLITICS WITH THE OAKLAND EMCEE
By Brittany Stewart, Photos by Suzy Salazar
October 25, 2008
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columns Youth Media Blog-A-Thon: Why I'm Voting for Obama
YOUTH MEDIA BLOG-A-THON: WHY I'M VOTING FOR OBAMA
By Darren Chapel
October 24, 2008
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reviews Common Market: Tobacco Road
COMMON MARKET: TOBACCO ROAD
By Kimberly Turner
October 15, 2008
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features God's Son: An interview with New Jersey emcee Hasan Salaam
GOD'S SON: AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW JERSEY EMCEE HASAN SALAAM
By Ahmad Majid
October 9, 2008
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reviews In Case You Missed It: Treasure Island Festival 2008
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: TREASURE ISLAND FESTIVAL 2008
By Eric Lawson and Molly Stetson
October 8, 2008
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reviews In Case You Missed It: The Hip Hop Live Tour at the Grand Ballroom
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: THE HIP HOP LIVE TOUR AT THE GRAND BALLROOM
By Ian Thomas, Photos by Stephen Morrison
October 5, 2008
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features Creative Recreation: The Bay Area celebrates Independent Artist Week
CREATIVE RECREATION: THE BAY AREA CELEBRATES INDEPENDENT ARTIST WEEK
By Craig Young
October 1, 2008
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reviews Johnson&Jonson: Johnson&Jonson
JOHNSON&JONSON: JOHNSON&JONSON
By Kimberly Turner
September 23, 2008
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features 48 Laws of Obama: An Interview with Strategy Expert Robert Greene
48 LAWS OF OBAMA: AN INTERVIEW WITH STRATEGY EXPERT ROBERT GREENE
By Adisa Banjoko
September 21, 2008
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reviews In case you missed it: Digable Planets, Blu and Kev Choice at DNA Lounge
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: DIGABLE PLANETS, BLU AND KEV CHOICE AT DNA LOUNGE
By Oh Dang!, Photos by Gretchen Robinette
September 16, 2008
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reviews Doomtree: DOOMTREE
DOOMTREE: DOOMTREE
By Kimberly Turner
September 7, 2008
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features Rhyming is a Girl’s Best Friend: Hopie Spitshard rips through the repetitive rap repertoire and hip-hop’s stereotypes
RHYMING IS A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND: HOPIE SPITSHARD RIPS THROUGH THE REPETITIVE RAP REPERTOIRE AND HIP-HOP’S STEREOTYPES
By Jessica Barcenilla, Photos by Kirstina Sangsahachart
September 3, 2008
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reviews (Various) Como Now: The Voices of Panola Co., Mississippi
(VARIOUS) COMO NOW: THE VOICES OF PANOLA CO., MISSISSIPPI
By Kimberly Turner
August 30, 2008
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features Talking Shop with Nina Parks: Anthony Marshall
TALKING SHOP WITH NINA PARKS: ANTHONY MARSHALL
By Nina Parks
August 25, 2008
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reviews In case you missed it: Pacific Division concert photos!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: PACIFIC DIVISION CONCERT PHOTOS!
By Oh Dang!, Photos by John Coyne (www.caughtinthescramble.com), Jan C. Ferrer, and Alex Welsh (lightstalkers.org/alex_welsh)
August 25, 2008
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features Pacific Division: F.A.T. and hungry for more
PACIFIC DIVISION: F.A.T. AND HUNGRY FOR MORE
By Jamaal Johnson
August 19, 2008
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reviews Buff1: There's Only One
BUFF1: THERE'S ONLY ONE
By Kimberly Turner
August 12, 2008
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reviews Construct Existence Crew: Epic Knowledge
CONSTRUCT EXISTENCE CREW: EPIC KNOWLEDGE
By Kimberly Turner
August 6, 2008
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reviews Delicious Vinyl All-Stars: RMXXOLOGY
DELICIOUS VINYL ALL-STARS: RMXXOLOGY
By Sam Devine
July 18, 2008
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reviews Doin' It After Dark Photos!
DOIN' IT AFTER DARK PHOTOS!
By Oh Dang!, Photos by Wensi (www.jinwensi.com)
July 16, 2008
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reviews Opio: Vulture's Wisdom Vol, 1
OPIO: VULTURE'S WISDOM VOL, 1
By Kimberly Turner
July 16, 2008
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reviews Shawn Jackson: First of All...
SHAWN JACKSON: FIRST OF ALL...
By Kimberly Turner
July 14, 2008
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reviews Streets of Gold Photos!
STREETS OF GOLD PHOTOS!
By Oh Dang!, Photos by Gretchen Robinette
July 14, 2008
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reviews Tanya Morgan: The Bridge EP
TANYA MORGAN: THE BRIDGE EP
By Austin Walsh
July 13, 2008
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reviews K'Naan: The Dusty Foot Philosopher
K'NAAN: THE DUSTY FOOT PHILOSOPHER
By Kimberly Turner
June 29, 2008
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columns YM Blog-a-Thon: Don't end up in the 'hoe box'
YM BLOG-A-THON: DON'T END UP IN THE 'HOE BOX'
By Gabby Wooden
June 13, 2008
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reviews Time Machine: Life Is Expensive
TIME MACHINE: LIFE IS EXPENSIVE
By Kimberly Turner
June 9, 2008
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reviews Qwel and Kip Killagain: The New Wine
QWEL AND KIP KILLAGAIN: THE NEW WINE
By Austin Walsh
June 8, 2008
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columns YM Blog-a-Thon: I now pronounce you Man and Man
YM BLOG-A-THON: I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU MAN AND MAN
By Donna Tam
June 4, 2008
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reviews Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk In 1970's Nigeria
NIGERIA ROCK SPECIAL: PSYCHEDELIC AFRO-ROCK & FUZZ FUNK IN 1970'S NIGERIA
By Kimberly Turner
June 2, 2008
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features Higher Learning: New Design High School uses its scenic rooftop to help save arts programs
HIGHER LEARNING: NEW DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL USES ITS SCENIC ROOFTOP TO HELP SAVE ARTS PROGRAMS
By Gabrielle Wooden
May 28, 2008
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reviews Life In A Capella: Raashan Ahmad's new album on life, love and loss
LIFE IN A CAPELLA: RAASHAN AHMAD'S NEW ALBUM ON LIFE, LOVE AND LOSS
By Jamilah King
May 19, 2008
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reviews Rock the Rabbit: Playboy and The Heavy at The Mezzanine
ROCK THE RABBIT: PLAYBOY AND THE HEAVY AT THE MEZZANINE
By Craig Young
May 17, 2008
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features Planet B-Boy: Headspinning to make your head spin
PLANET B-BOY: HEADSPINNING TO MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN
By James Woodard
May 14, 2008
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reviews C.R.A.C. Knuckles: The Piece Talks
C.R.A.C. KNUCKLES: THE PIECE TALKS
By Kimberly Turner
May 8, 2008
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features Touring for the People: Kiwi raises awareness about politically-motivated killings in the Philippines
TOURING FOR THE PEOPLE: KIWI RAISES AWARENESS ABOUT POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED KILLINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES
By Donna Tam
April 30, 2008
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columns YM Blog-a-Thon: On the corner
YM BLOG-A-THON: ON THE CORNER
By Vickie Ly
April 28, 2008
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columns YM Blog-a-Thon: Being a broke-ass journalist
YM BLOG-A-THON: BEING A BROKE-ASS JOURNALIST
By Donna Tam
April 24, 2008
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reviews Power Struggle: Hearts and Minds
POWER STRUGGLE: HEARTS AND MINDS
By Sam Devine
April 22, 2008
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reviews The Grouch: Show You The World
THE GROUCH: SHOW YOU THE WORLD
By Darren Chapel
April 21, 2008
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columns Some honest-ass, piss-you-off shit about the Olympic torch
SOME HONEST-ASS, PISS-YOU-OFF SHIT ABOUT THE OLYMPIC TORCH
By Sam Devine
April 16, 2008
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features Snoop's Survival: An interview with The Wire's Felicia Pearson
SNOOP'S SURVIVAL: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE WIRE'S FELICIA PEARSON
By Suemedha Sood, for Wiretapmag.org
April 14, 2008
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reviews Lyrics Born: Everywhere At Once
LYRICS BORN: EVERYWHERE AT ONCE
By Kimberly Turner
April 13, 2008
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reviews Mike Relm: Clown Alley
MIKE RELM: CLOWN ALLEY
By Dylan Silver
April 10, 2008
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features Character Development: Saul Williams gives life to Niggy Tardust
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: SAUL WILLIAMS GIVES LIFE TO NIGGY TARDUST
By Asiana Ponciano, Photos courtesy of Evan Cohen
April 2, 2008
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reviews (Various Artists) Truth and Soul: Fallin' Off the Reel Vol. 2
(VARIOUS ARTISTS) TRUTH AND SOUL: FALLIN' OFF THE REEL VOL. 2
By Dylan Silver
March 28, 2008
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reviews Bisc1: When Electric Night Falls
BISC1: WHEN ELECTRIC NIGHT FALLS
By Kimberly Turner
March 26, 2008
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features Youth Media Blog-a-Thon: L.A. Emcee Bambu Speaks on Violence
YOUTH MEDIA BLOG-A-THON: L.A. EMCEE BAMBU SPEAKS ON VIOLENCE
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Kirstina Sangsahachart
March 18, 2008
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reviews Nicolay & Kay: <em>TIME:LINE</em>
NICOLAY & KAY: TIME:LINE
By Kimberly Turner
February 27, 2008
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reviews One Be Lo: The R.E.B.I.R.T.H
ONE BE LO: THE R.E.B.I.R.T.H
By Aaron Williams
February 22, 2008
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columns Youth Media Blog-A-Thon: Discovering my inner-racist through the 2008 presidential election, or the Ignorant Man’s Voting Guide
YOUTH MEDIA BLOG-A-THON: DISCOVERING MY INNER-RACIST THROUGH THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, OR THE IGNORANT MAN’S VOTING GUIDE
By Zoneil Maharaj
February 20, 2008
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features In My B-Boy Stance
IN MY B-BOY STANCE
By Craig Young
February 16, 2008
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reviews Akrobatik: Absolute Value
AKROBATIK: ABSOLUTE VALUE
By Kimberly Turner
February 11, 2008
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features Delicious Drips: A Toy Story
DELICIOUS DRIPS: A TOY STORY
By Oh Dang!, Photos by Craig Young
February 1, 2008
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features The Duality of Dahlak Brathwaite
THE DUALITY OF DAHLAK BRATHWAITE
By Jamilah King
January 25, 2008
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features Born Into It: Young women struggle to break free from street life and incarceration
BORN INTO IT: YOUNG WOMEN STRUGGLE TO BREAK FREE FROM STREET LIFE AND INCARCERATION
By Craig Young
January 8, 2008
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features In God We Trust: Chief Holyfire Strives to Bring Faith to the Masses
IN GOD WE TRUST: CHIEF HOLYFIRE STRIVES TO BRING FAITH TO THE MASSES
By Len Vinas, Photos by John Coyne
December 13, 2007
editor


reviews Little Brother: Get Back
LITTLE BROTHER: GET BACK
By Len Vinas
December 12, 2007
editor


features Time To Get Ill
TIME TO GET ILL
By Zoneil Maharaj
December 4, 2007
editor


reviews Nothing But Air: Icer Air 2007
NOTHING BUT AIR: ICER AIR 2007
By Jamie Roca, Photos by Gretchen Robinette
November 25, 2007
editor


features The Truth Is Here: Brother Ali Takes an Honest Approach to Hip Hop
THE TRUTH IS HERE: BROTHER ALI TAKES AN HONEST APPROACH TO HIP HOP
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Gretchen Robinette
November 14, 2007
editor


reviews In yo' face: Pie fight flash mob cream each other
IN YO' FACE: PIE FIGHT FLASH MOB CREAM EACH OTHER
By Oh Dang! photographers Gretchen Robinette, Kirstina Sangsahachart and Alex Shonkoff
November 14, 2007
editor


reviews The Two Gallants bring their charms back home
THE TWO GALLANTS BRING THEIR CHARMS BACK HOME
By Josh Lehman, Photos by Michelle Tri Hai Le
November 1, 2007
editor


features Check Yourself: The Hip Hop Chess Federation Makes History with their First Annual Chess Kings Invitational
CHECK YOURSELF: THE HIP HOP CHESS FEDERATION MAKES HISTORY WITH THEIR FIRST ANNUAL CHESS KINGS INVITATIONAL
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by John Coyne
October 24, 2007
editor


reviews Junk Science: Gran’dad’s Nerve Tonic
JUNK SCIENCE: GRAN’DAD’S NERVE TONIC
By Kimberly Turner
October 21, 2007
editor


reviews Bayonics: Self-Titled
BAYONICS: SELF-TITLED
By Sam Devine
October 19, 2007
editor


reviews Yo Majesty Live at the Mezzanine
YO MAJESTY LIVE AT THE MEZZANINE
By Gretchen Robinette
October 15, 2007
editor


reviews Sneak Attack Party Photos!
SNEAK ATTACK PARTY PHOTOS!
By Photos by Gretchen Robinette & May Suen
October 15, 2007
May Suen


features 5 Questions With Nicacelly
5 QUESTIONS WITH NICACELLY
By Summer Sewell, Photo by Nathan Weyland
October 11, 2007
editor


reviews Treasure Island Music Festival 2007: Concert Review
TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2007: CONCERT REVIEW
By Marisa Torres, Photos by Gretchen Robinette
September 25, 2007
editor


reviews Yung Mars: Self-Titled
YUNG MARS: SELF-TITLED
By Sam Devine
September 17, 2007
editor


reviews Kanye West: Graduation
KANYE WEST: GRADUATION
By Len Vinas
September 14, 2007
editor


reviews Pieces of Peace: A Chicago soul band makes a comeback
PIECES OF PEACE: A CHICAGO SOUL BAND MAKES A COMEBACK
By Gary Moskowitz
August 30, 2007
editor


columns The Ghetto Food Critics: Roadside BBQ
THE GHETTO FOOD CRITICS: ROADSIDE BBQ
By Eric Jordan and J. Alcantara (of the Ghetto Food Critics)
August 22, 2007
editor


features
"THE SMARTEST BLACK RAPPER I KNOW": A CONVERSATION WITH HIP-HOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE MURS
By James Monroe Adams IV, Photos by Gretchen Robinette
August 16, 2007
editor


features Love For the Bay: Ivy Leegue’s Niko Villamor talks about his new singles and his Bay Area beginnings
LOVE FOR THE BAY: IVY LEEGUE’S NIKO VILLAMOR TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW SINGLES AND HIS BAY AREA BEGINNINGS
By Troy Espera, Photos by Kyle Monk
August 12, 2007
editor


reviews Mixological Maelstrom:  Z-Trip and co. rip the DJ show
MIXOLOGICAL MAELSTROM: Z-TRIP AND CO. RIP THE DJ SHOW
By Sam Devine, Photos by Nathan Weyland
July 29, 2007
editor


features Dissecting the Incipient American Apocalypse: A conversation with El-P
DISSECTING THE INCIPIENT AMERICAN APOCALYPSE: A CONVERSATION WITH EL-P
By James Monroe Adams IV, Photos by Gretchen Robinette
July 26, 2007
editor


features A dream deferred?
A DREAM DEFERRED?
By Zoneil Maharaj, Photos by Angelica Flores and Steve Wake
July 16, 2007
editor


columns The Ghetto Food Critics: Betelnut Review
THE GHETTO FOOD CRITICS: BETELNUT REVIEW
By Eric Jordan, Photos by Mathew Santos
July 15, 2007
editor


features Sisterz of the Underground
SISTERZ OF THE UNDERGROUND
By Dylan Silver | Photos by Steven Simonetti
May 10, 2007
editor


features Heroes in Razorblade City
HEROES IN RAZORBLADE CITY
By Zoneil Maharaj
May 10, 2007
editor


columns N-Bomb Please!
N-BOMB PLEASE!
By Jamaal Johnson
May 10, 2007
editor


reviews A Plus: My Last Good Deed
A PLUS: MY LAST GOOD DEED
By Mike Gadd
May 10, 2007
editor


features Cleaning blood, brains and bird shit: Somebody's gotta do it...
CLEANING BLOOD, BRAINS AND BIRD SHIT: SOMEBODY'S GOTTA DO IT...
By Anna Elledge & Photos by James Monroe Adams IV
March 13, 2007
editor


features KEEP IT ALIVE: An Interview with Kero One
KEEP IT ALIVE: AN INTERVIEW WITH KERO ONE
By Len Vinas & Photos by John Coyne
March 10, 2007
luis


reviews The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - GREATEST HITS
By Len Vinas
March 9, 2007
editor


features The Mystery of Chess-Hoppin'
THE MYSTERY OF CHESS-HOPPIN'
By Zoneil Maharaj
March 9, 2007
editor


columns The Ghetto Food Critics: Ramblas Review
THE GHETTO FOOD CRITICS: RAMBLAS REVIEW
By Eric Jordan (of the Ghetto Food Critics) & Photos by Matthew Santos (of the Ghetto Food Critics)
February 27, 2007
editor


features Boac: Still Banging Out the Classics
BOAC: STILL BANGING OUT THE CLASSICS
By Donna Tam & Photos by Constance Cavallas
February 13, 2007
editor


features Hip hop gets a symphonic mash-up
HIP HOP GETS A SYMPHONIC MASH-UP
By Gary Moskowitz & Photos by Colleen Cummins
February 7, 2007
editor


features Destroying submission, one band at a time
DESTROYING SUBMISSION, ONE BAND AT A TIME
By Gary Moskowitz & Photos by Nathan Weyland
February 7, 2007
editor


reviews A-Ron: Know Your History
A-RON: KNOW YOUR HISTORY
By Zoneil Maharaj
January 30, 2007
editor


reviews Deep Rooted: The Second Coming
DEEP ROOTED: THE SECOND COMING
By Zoneil Maharaj
January 30, 2007
editor


reviews Visionaries - We Are the Ones (We've Been Waiting For...)
VISIONARIES - WE ARE THE ONES (WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR...)
By Marisa Torres
January 30, 2007
editor


reviews The Teaches of Peaches
THE TEACHES OF PEACHES
By Marisa Torres & Photos by Nathan Weyland
January 26, 2007
editor


features A Palestinian State of Mind
A PALESTINIAN STATE OF MIND
By Kimberly Castillo and Erika Estrada & Photos by Alan Fackler and Joanne Toth
December 20, 2006
editor


reviews Teeko: My Soundstation
TEEKO: MY SOUNDSTATION
By Gary Moskowitz
December 20, 2006
editor


reviews The Decemberists: The Crane Wife
THE DECEMBERISTS: THE CRANE WIFE
By Katherine Sue Ambellan
December 20, 2006
editor


reviews The Evens: Get Evens
THE EVENS: GET EVENS
By Katherine Sue Ambellan
December 17, 2006
editor


reviews Rhyme, Rock and Riottt!
RHYME, ROCK AND RIOTTT!
By Summer Sewell
December 9, 2006
editor


features Another Sound Mission
ANOTHER SOUND MISSION
By Asiana Ponciano
December 9, 2006
editor


features Superhero to save Oakland...and mankind
SUPERHERO TO SAVE OAKLAND...AND MANKIND
By Gary Moskowitz
November 30, 2006
ohdang


reviews YOU BETTER ASK SOMEBODY WHAT TUNE IT IS
YOU BETTER ASK SOMEBODY WHAT TUNE IT IS
By Sam Devine
November 17, 2006
luis


features King Dork
KING DORK
By Gary Moskowitz, Photos by Nathan Weyland
November 11, 2006
editor


features Sky's The Limit
SKY'S THE LIMIT
By Summer Sewell
October 10, 2006
ohdang


features Revolutionary Rap
REVOLUTIONARY RAP
By Zoneil Maharaj
October 8, 2006
editor


features Reinventing the Steel
REINVENTING THE STEEL
By Zoneil Maharaj
September 30, 2006
editor


reviews Hip Hop Woodstock: Rock the Bells Festival IV unites thousands
HIP HOP WOODSTOCK: ROCK THE BELLS FESTIVAL IV UNITES THOUSANDS
By Zoneil Maharaj and Donna Tam
September 23, 2006
luis


reviews ZION I AND THE GROUCH
ZION I AND THE GROUCH
By Marisa Torres
August 28, 2006
ohdang


reviews Boot Camp Clik - The Last Stand
BOOT CAMP CLIK - THE LAST STAND
By Marisa Torres
August 28, 2006
ohdang


columns Londonstani: Where Cultures Collide
LONDONSTANI: WHERE CULTURES COLLIDE
By Zoneil Maharaj
August 22, 2006
ohdang


features Shootin' the shit with P.O.S.
SHOOTIN' THE SHIT WITH P.O.S.
By Sam Devine
August 21, 2006
editor


features Civil Service: An interview with the Typical Cats
CIVIL SERVICE: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE TYPICAL CATS
By Zoneil Maharaj
August 21, 2006
editor


columns Confessions of...a sneaker fiend
CONFESSIONS OF...A SNEAKER FIEND
By Jamaal Johnson
August 20, 2006
editor


features Bunnies and skulls and skateboards, oh my! A Q&A with Jeremy Fish
BUNNIES AND SKULLS AND SKATEBOARDS, OH MY! A Q&A WITH JEREMY FISH
By Zoneil Maharaj
August 20, 2006
editor


reviews CAN'T STOP THE PROPHET
CAN'T STOP THE PROPHET
By Marisa Torres
August 18, 2006
ohdang

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NEWS & UPDATES

Dec. 17: Frequency w/ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Sa-Ra, and more, hosted by 40 Love
(12/16/10 - 10:00 AM)


In case you hadn't heard, it's going down again tomorrow at Club Mighty for another one of VTech Phones' Frequency jump-offs...
Nov. 20: Frequency presents Sean Price, Moe Green, Danny Brown, Quelle + more
(11/14/10 - 2:30 AM)


Frequency comes through with another certified dope event, featuring the legendary Sean Price, Bay Area rookie of the year Moe Green, and Detroit newcomers Danny Brown and Quelle Life...
Nov. 5: Oh Dang! and Hometown Heroes present Black and Orange at 111 Minna
(11/04/10 - 8:55 PM)


History was made this week. Years from now, people will ask: Where the fuck were you when the Giants fucked shit up in the 2010 World Series? And: How did you celebrate?
Oct. 23: Frequency: The Beat Junkie Takeover Starring J.Rocc, Babu, Rhettmatic and Shortkut at Mighty, SF
(10/22/10 - 2:06 AM)


Consider the Beat Junkies something like alchemists, who make magic out of the archaic craft of scratching vinyl and beat juggling. Since the early 90s, they've continued to rock radio shows, dominate DJ battles, drop mixtapes, produce and DJ for various hip-hop crews and keep the art of turntablism alive...
Oct. 15: SOCIETY at Mist w/ Big Von and DJ Amen
(10/10/10 - 4:57 PM)


We're honored to be a part of the event, and even more honored that the promoters are offering our readers a special deal. If you show the folks at the door the invitation flyer (below) on your phone, you can get in for $10 all night...

FREE SHIT

The Burnerz (Zumbi of Zion I + The Are) ft. Kev Choice and Bambu - "No Justice" (Oscar Grant verdict response)
Infinity Funk Project - Four Infinity (mixtape)
Z-Man - Show Up, Shut Up, and Rap EP
Power Struggle - "Blood of My Heart" (ft. Denizen Kane and Big Drew)
iLL-Literacy's iB4the1.1
iLL-Literacy ft. Passion - "The HereNow"
Dre Biggity ft. Fashawn and Diz Gibran - "C.R.E.A.M. (Cops Ruin Everything Around Me)"
D. Black - "Yesterday" (Remix) ft. Fatal Lucciauno, Spaceman, SK and Marissa
Duck Down presents Download the Right Thing
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